Sometimes even Utahns forget that the spectacularly wild backdrop to so many films and ads is actually our state. Fusing the best of our landscape and culture, the Utah Symphony will celebrate its 75th anniversary and the first century of the state’s five national parks with The Mighty 5 Tour in August. The full orchestra will play twilight concerts with the parks’ wild beauty in the background. Chamber ensembles will take the music inside Capitol Reef and Arches. Swiss-born conductor Thierry Fischer was awestruck when he first visited Southern Utah. “One could almost imagine an accompaniment of classical music echoing off the red rocks and canyons. The Mighty 5 Tour is a great opportunity to combine the beauty of nature and transcendent energy of sound.” To complement the experience, the parks will host educational activities throughout the tour. utahsymphony.org/mighty5 

Tuesday, August 12:

8 p.m. at Teasdale Community Park, Teasdale (Near Capitol Reef National Park)

Thursday, August 14:

8 p.m. at Red Cliffs Lodge, Moab (Near Arches and Canyonlands National Park)

Friday, August 15:

8 p.m. at Ruby's Bryce Canyon Rim at Ruby's Inn, Bryce Canyons (Near Bryce Canyon National Park)

Saturday, August 16:

8 p.m. at O.C. Tanner Ampitheatre, Springdale (Near Zion National Park)

 

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