The Mighty 5 TourPosted: September 18, 2014
I am still completing work from my visit to Utah last month. One aspect I have yet to write about is the Utah Symphony’s Mighty Five Tour — four free outdoor concerts set against the backdrop of the spectacular red rock arches and canyons of Utah’s National Parks. Of course my sketchbook came along for the ride and although it became difficult to see my paper as the sun went down, I was able to sketch the events — the full symphony concerts as well as this concert with the Aspen Winds Quintet. Looking at the symphony’s website today brings back wonderful memories of this intensely rich experience, both visual and auditory. There are some great short videos on the site including many testimonials from musicians and citizens of the communities where the concerts were held. You’ll get a good sense of just how beautiful this red rock country is and how lucky I was to be able to witness this tour.