Moab Music Festival: Music in Nature’s Concert Hall
Hear world-class music in a world-class setting at the Moab Music Festival, where you’ll attend seven performances, explore two national parks and enjoy one not-to-be-missed finale!
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Program No. 21595RJ
8 days
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At a Glance

Every year, the award-winning Moab Music Festival brings world-class musicians to stunning red-rock venues around Moab, Utah for a feast of old and new chamber music, jazz and traditional music from around the globe. Join us for these unique, outdoor concert experiences in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues ranging from ranches to Moab-area parks. On the last day of your program, travel by jetboat to a concert in a sandstone grotto with wonderful acoustics along the awesome canyon walls of the Colorado River.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles on rocky, varied terrain. Standing up to three hours; some stairs. Elevations up to 6,500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend seven ticketed concerts featuring a mixture of outstanding musical talent during the weeklong festival.
  • Experience the ultimate program finale and the highlight of this year’s festival: the magnificent, limited-attendance Grotto Concert on the banks of the Colorado River, accessible only by jetboat.
  • Learn about the history, geology, exploration and settlement of the area on journeys through spectacular Arches and Canyonlands national parks, Dead Horse State Park and more.

General Notes

Complete Concert information is online at www.moabmusicfestival.org.
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William J. Bertschy
Bill Bertschy is president of the Mountains and Plains Institute for Lifelong Learning and Service, founded in July of 2008. The Institute organizes and manages a variety of educational travel and service programs, working with organizations including Rocky Mountain Nature Association, Road Scholar, and others. Bill retired in 2008 after 35 years serving as the director of the Pingree Park Campus of Colorado State University. Bill received a PH.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Higher Education Administration. He also received a M.Ed. and B.S. from Colorado State University. He belongs to several professional organizations and serves on two non-profit Boards of Directors including the Poudre Heritage Alliance. He served 1997-2005 on the Fort Collins City Council, and was Mayor Pro-Tem. Bill has traveled extensively worldwide and has led educational travel groups of students and others to Mexico and East Africa, most recently completing a service project in Tanzania that provided fresh water to a primary school serving 400 students. He has lived in Fort Collins for most of his life and is a native of Colorado.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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