It would be a fun time for the Utahns as the Utah Symphony is going to club hands with the Utah Office of Tourism to organise free concerts and community events at the five national parks here between August 12 and 16.
Utah Symphony’s 75-piece orchestra will organize concerts and community events under the name ‘Utah Symphony Mighty 5 Tour’ free of cost in five national parks including Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks.
This announcement was made during a press conference in Millcreek on April 15.
During the press meet, the members of Utah Symphony played a selection of classic music in order to introduce their idea of combining recreation with live music during the event.
Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of Utah Symphony and Utah Opera, said, “The vision of Utah Symphony and Utah Opera is to connect the community with great live music. We can think of no better way to accomplish this vision than to present this tour celebrating Utah’s iconic red rock landscape with the world-class talent of the Utah Symphony.”
According to the Utah Symphony, the audience can enjoy free full orchestra performances as well as other public events and chamber ensemble performances.
The full orchestral performances will take place 8 pm onwards between August 12 and 16.
Here is the schedule for the complete event:
August 12: Teasdale Community Park, Teasdale, near Capitol Reef National Park at 8 p.m.
August 14: Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab, near Arches and Canyonlands national parks at 8 p.m.
August 15: Ruby’s Inn, near Bryce Canyon National Park at 8 p.m.
August 16: O.C. Tanner Amphitheatre, Springdale, near Zion National Park at 8 p.m.
“These concerts will be free for tourists and our community members, making them as accessible as possible and allowing us to give back the great gift of music to our community,” Tourangeau said.
Terming the association between Utah Symphony and Utah’s national parks as an honoring the state and its diverse offerings, Vicki Varela, managing director of the Utah Office of Tourism, said, “I think by the time you add nature’s art and then the art of the Symphony, there isn’t any more precious way to celebrate being a Utahn.”
Tickets will be made available from May 1 through select partners with booking lodging and recreation packages.
Tickets will be available at Zions Bank locations and online from July 1. And the remaining tickets for the last comers will be distributed at the gate on the evening of the performance.
You can also visit utahsymphony.org/mighty5 for additional information.