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Utah symphony announces free concerts with scenic backdrops

Observation Point (PHOTO: Zion National Park)

(KUTV) The Utah Symphony announced their "Great American Road Trip" Tuesday.

The road trip includes free concerts in some of Utah's National Parks, State Parks and National Monuments, along with educational opportunities and "star parties."

The purpose of the road trip is to connect with rural Utah communities and pay homage to the state's unique landscape and Native American heritage, reads a press release.

The concerts will be lead by music director Terry Fischer. According to a release from Utah Symphony the shows will feature vocals from Native American composer Brent Michael David's.

"What better way to connect great live music with the unparalleled natural beauty and heritage of our state than for the Utah Symphony to perform outdoors in the heart of our dramatic landscape," said Utah Symphony CEO Paul Meecham.

The Natural History Museum of Utah will partner with the symphony to provide educational experiences and concerts for schools near the protected land concerts. The events will feature in-school assemblies provided by local groups and park rangers about the region's natural sciences.

After the concerts, audiences get the chance to attend "star parties," provided by the University of Utah's Consortium for Dark Sky Studies.

Tickets to all performances are free, but you will need to get ticketed by calling 801-533-6683, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on May 31. 2017.

Depending on availability, walk-up tickets may be available for some performances.

For a full list of performances and educational events and locations click here.

PERFORMANCES:

  • Aug. 29- Zion National Park
  • Aug. 30- Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Aug. 31- Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monument
  • Sept. 1- Goblin Valley State Park
  • Sept. 2- Split Mountain in Dinosaur National Monument


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