Red Earth:
Mid-Century Modern America

Red Earth:
Mid-Century Modern America


Sep 05 2024


6:30 pm



$95 (includes fees)

Red Earth


Red Earth
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  • Artists & Program
  • Important Details

This event is sold out. If you would like to be added to our waitlist, please call the box office.

America in the middle of the 20th Century was buzzing with change. The post-WW II promise of peace and prosperity ushered in an age of new technology, led by advances in science, design, architecture, fashion, and entertainment. As America entered the Space Age, formica, linoleum, aluminum foil, Tupperware, and television came into middle class homes. Clean, structural lines replaced decoration in a style today referred to as Mid-Century Modern. 

The musical expressions of mid-century American composers captured the streamlined taste as well as the industrial, smoky bustle of new modern life, while occasionally looking back with fondness at the gentler, slower-paced simplicity of previous generations. Hear some of that Mid-Century sparkle and charm with works by a diverse array of 20th century luminaries, from Charles Mingus to Giancarlo Menotti.

Your ticket includes hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and an optional shuttle from downtown Moab. 

Venue Description: Red Earth is surrounded by red rock cliffs, native desert vegetation, and big views. With its glass-walled structure and open-air platform, this indoor-outdoor venue has the feel of a private national park. 

Artists & Program



  • Jonathan Larson: Hosing the Furniture
  • Menotti: Suite for 2 Cellos and Piano
  • Aaron Jay Kernis: The Four Seasons of Futurist Cuisine
  • John Cage: Living Room Music
  • Bernstein: Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
  • Paul Bowles arr. Barrett: “I Have a Heart Problem” from A Picnic Cantata
  • Charles Mingus: Myself When I Am Real 
  • Bernstein: La Bonne Cuisine

Important Details

Concert location: The Red Earth Venue, 545W SR 313, Moab, UT 84532

Optional Free Concert Shuttle location: Aarchway Inn (1551 N Riverview Dr)—parking is located on the north side of the building.

Shuttle Check-in: 6:00 pm

Shuttle departure promptly at: 6:15 pm

Doors open: 6:30 pm

Concert begins: 7:00 pm

Ages 16+
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hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, and beverages
Non-refundable ticket: $95 ($90 ticket + $5 third-party processing and credit card fee)



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