PANGUITCH — Utah residents will now have a better chance of experiencing a rare outdoor performance by the Utah Symphony at Bryce Canyon National Park with the release of an additional 700 tickets for an upcoming concert.
“We are delighted to welcome the Utah Symphony to Bryce Canyon,” said Falyn Owens, executive director of the Garfield County Tourism Office. “The singular beauty of this region serves as the perfect backdrop for the classical music.”
The entire 75-piece orchestra will perform during the open-air concert on August 15 as part of the symphony’s weeklong “Mighty 5 Tour” of Utah’s five national parks—collectively known as the “Mighty 5.”
“The Mighty 5 Tour is a great opportunity to combine the beauty of nature and the transcendent energy of sound,” said Thierry Fischer, music director for the Utah Symphony, “and I am excited to celebrate both by performing a program of illustrious works for park visitors and members of the local communities.”
The free concert will take place at sunset at an exclusive overlook of Bryce Canyon that’s part of Ruby’s Inn. Organizers selected the location because of its stunning views of the rock formations and its capacity to accommodate 2,000 guests.
“Iconic music deserves an iconic location,” said Lance Syrett, general manager of Ruby’s Inn. “It will definitely be a cultural experience to hear the music while watching the sun set on Powell Point and the Escalante Mountains.”
Free tickets for the Bryce Canyon concert can be reserved by visiting Utah Symphony website or by calling 801-533-6683. Any remaining tickets will be distributed at the gate on the evening of the performance.
In addition to the main concert, visitors can experience mini performances and educational activities throughout the day at the Bryce Canyon Visitor Center and Lodge. Performances will be held on the hour starting at 10 a.m. and will culminate with a half-hour performance by the Aspen Winds Quintet at 3 p.m.
About Garfield County:
Garfield County is located in Southern Utah and provides access to nearly a dozen national/state park and forest areas including Bryce Canyon, Canyon Lands and Capitol Reef national parks. Scenic Byway 12 has been rated as one of the world’s most beautiful highways. The area is only an hour drive to a commercial airport and four hours from either Las Vegas or Salt Lake City. To plan your own world-class vacation, visit the Bryce Canyon Country website or call the Garfield County Tourism Office at 800-444-6689.
About the Mighty 5 Tour:
Join the Utah Symphony from August 11-17 as it embarks upon a tour of mighty proportions to Utah’s red rock country, home to the state’s five iconic national parks – Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion. Four free concerts featuring the full symphony orchestra will take place in outdoor venues against the natural backdrops of brilliant red rocks set afire by the setting summer sun. Joined by guest vocalist Celena Shafer, the symphonic works will complement the beauty of the surrounding landscape. For more information, visit the Utah Symphony website.
- Where: Ruby’s Bryce Canyon Rim at Ruby’s Inn
- When: Friday, August 15
- 8 p.m. | Concert
- Reserve free tickets here: Utah Symphony Mighty 5 Tour – Bryce Canyon
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