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August 2018

Far-Flung Pianos: Distant Steinways Tell Diverse Stories

Piano Care on a Rugged Trail: At the Moab Music Festival, located at the gateway to Utah’s Arches and Canyonlands national parks, three chamber music concerts are held each summer in a red-rock grotto on the banks of the Colorado River. Before each performance, a Steinway Model B is transported to the secret location by jet boat. Operations Director Dave Montgomery says that the move starts before dawn, when a team of six to nine workers load the tightly-wrapped instrument onto the boat from a launch site forty-five minutes upstream. 

August 2018

The Moab Music Festival is a Feast for the Senses

I turn down a dirt road off Highway 128, the serpentine Scenic Byway along the Colorado River that ends in Moab, Utah. Eroded red sandstone cliffs jut out of the landscape; a rock formation known as the Priest and Nuns looms on the right. It’s the kind of road I’ve traveled for years here on my way to mountain-biking trails. Fifteen minutes later, I’m standing on a shaded patio, sipping a glass of rosé and chatting with virtuoso jazz pianist Marcus Roberts, the evening’s performer, and Jamie Bernstein (daughter of Leonard)...

July 2018

No mountain-town summer is complete without live music. While concert series abound in Park City, you need to venture just a short distance to partake in Utah’s summer festival scene. Here are a few nearby music festivals to add to your summertime calendar. 

May 2014

It's tough to beat the scenery at the Moab Music Festival...Where else can you hear chamber music in a red rock grotto amid immaculate wilderness or take a four-day, three-night musical rafting trip down the Colorado River?

August 2013

According to The New York Times "In Transit" blog, "You’ll need to set up a calendar alert system to take in all the concerts at the Moab Music Festival."

July 2013

Utah's Sandstone Canyons Set the Stage For Moab Music Festival
 

June 2013

Hit the Road and Hear Some Summer Music Festivals
Set in the sublime red rock spaces around Moab, Utah - here you can sit in a natural rock amphitheater or hike to a secret wilderness location to hear a concert

NPR

June 2013

Moab Festival news: in his “Deceptive Cadence” blog, Tom Huizenga of NRPMusic.org calls the Moab Music Festival “a can’t-miss classical music festival.”

June 2013

Stunning scenery surrounds the remarkable venues of the Moab Music Festival...[with its] signature concerts in a red rock grotto, free open rehearsals and chamber programs, and Music Hikes to hidden natural concert halls..." 

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