Water World—Rivers, Bridges, Droughts, and Floods

Water World—Rivers, Bridges, Droughts, and Floods


Sep 03 2023


Optional shuttle departure: 5:45 pm
7:00 pm


Red Cliffs Lodge


Red Cliffs Lodge
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  • Event Description
  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details

The MMF puts its oar in the river for a look at music all about water from the great classical hits of Schubert and Delibes to the folk music of our own parched western states. Instrumental and vocal music help tell the story of where we’ve come from and where we might end up. Composer/percussionist Pius Cheung’s new, MMF-commissioned piece explores the fluid theme. Click the Artists & Program tab above for more information. 

Event Description: The Festival Stage and seating area are on the lawn at scenic Red Cliffs Lodge, overlooking the Colorado River and set against towering red rock walls, which blaze in the distance at sunset. This spectacular location and the surrounding area have appeared in numerous films, and there is a museum on-site honoring that history. You may well recognize the view!

Artists & Program



Pius Cheung: Floods, Droughts, Rain, and Bridges—MMF commission/world premiere

Alice Ho: Water from Evolving Elements

Harry T. Burleigh: I Stood on the River of Jordan

Benjamin Britten: O Wally Wally

Paul Simon: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II: Ol Man River

Franz Schubert trans. Franz Liszt: Auf dem Wasser zu Singen (To Sing Upon the Water)

Leo Delibes: Flower Duet from Lakme

TR Ritchie: Grand Canyon Song; Let this Mighty River Roll

Important Details

Concert location: Red Cliffs Lodge, at milepost 14, Scenic Highway 128, north of Moab, Utah

Link to Red Cliffs Lodge Map

Optional Free Concert Shuttle Location: Margaret L Hopkin (Grand County) Middle School, 439 S 100 E, in Moab, UT

Link to Shuttle Location Map

Shuttle Departure: 5:45 pm

Concert Time: 7:00 pm

Concert is outdoors

All ages welcome. Please monitor children.

No pets allowed

Concert is outdoors.

MMF provides chairs, and you may bring blankets for sitting on the lawn if desired.

Comfortable clothing suitable for the outdoor venue is recommended, including a light sweater or windbreaker as weather can be unpredictable.

Link to Accessibility Page

Food and beverages are available for purchase, including beer and wine. No outside food or drink is allowed at the concert venue. You may bring your own water and bottled water is available for purchase.

Restaurant dining is available pre- and post-concert at the Cowboy Grill, inside Red Cliffs Lodge, starting at 5:30 pm. For restaurant reservations, call Red Cliffs Lodge at 435.259.2002.

Adults: $40

Students : $5 (ages 6 – 18)

Children under age 6 are free, accompanied by their parents.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Program, artists, and location are subject to change without notice.


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