“The partnership between the National Park Service and the Symphony worked out great for an initial performance in 2013, and we are pleased to once again host the Symphony this year. The partnership and performance supports the Park Service initiative of providing arts in the parks experiences and helps build community relations. We look forward to a wonderful early evening performance in a historic setting, and, hopefully, with a beautiful sunset as a backdrop. The National Park Service extends its thanks to Symphony Executive Director Betty Colston and founder and Conductor Kortney Stirland for making this concert at Pipe Spring a reality”
Included in the evening’s program will be the following selections:
- American Frontier – a medley of popular 19th century folk music;
- El Capitan – John Philip Sousa;
- A String of Pearls, American Patrol, and Moonlight Serenade – orchestral arrangements from the Big Band Era;
- Buglers Holiday (trumpets and orchestra) – Leroy Anderson
- Napoli – featuring D. J. Barraclough on trumpet; and,
- Georgia on my Mind – featuring Moccasin resident Jack Allen on trombone.
The concert will take place on Saturday, September 6th at 6:00 PM – Mountain Standard Time, or Arizona time (that is 7:00 PM Mountain Daylight Time, or Utah time). The public is encouraged to arrive at approximately 5:30 PM and bring camp chairs for seating. No fees will be charged for this performance, and entrance to the Monument, for those arriving after 5:00 PM (MST).
Pipe Spring National Monument is approximately 21 miles from Kanab, Utah, and 60 miles from St. George, Utah – just off of Arizona Hwy. 389 between the two.