In August 2017, Utah Symphony and Utah Opera will embark upon a “Great American Road Trip” to perform free outdoor classical music concerts in rural populations of our state, forging connections with communities through great live music and celebrating Utah’s natural resources and rich cultural heritage.
This exciting collaboration with the Utah Office of Tourism and the Natural History Museum of Utah will take music outside of the four walls of the concert hall into the breathtaking landscapes of our state. The tour will highlight the natural elements through song, classical repertoire and storytelling and exciting outreach opportunities and events.
Three free outdoor concerts featuring the full Utah Symphony, opera singers and music by Native American composer/musician Brent Michael Davids.
There will be two free chamber music concerts against the stunning red rock of southern Utah in one magical week:
10 PM – Ivins Star party at Unity Park(SP)
8 PM – Utah Symphony concert in Springdale, Utah (FO)
10 PM – Sprinddale Star Party at Springdale Community Center (SP)
6:30 PM – Chamber Music concert in Cedar Breaks National Monument (CO)
10 PM – Cedar Breaks Star Party at Point Supreme (SP)
8 PM – Utah Symphony concert in Bluff, Utah (FO)
10 PM – Bluff Star Party at Bluff Community Center (SP)
2 PM – Chamber Music concert in Goblin Valley State Park (CO)
7:30 PM – Chamber Music concert in Vernal (CO)
10 PM – Goblin Valley Star Party at Observation Point Parking Lot (SP)
9:30 PM – Steinaker Star Party at Steinaker State Park (SP)
8 PM – Utah Symphony concert in Vernal, Utah (FO)
Star parties hosted by local astronomy groups offered as post-concert activities in partnership with the Consortium for Dark Sky Studies at University of Utah and the Colorado Plateau Dark Sky Cooperative.