Mighty 5® Tour
As reported earlier, the Utah Symphony embarked on Aug. 12 for a tour of five national parks in southern Utah. Music Director Thierry Fischer has agreed to jot down his thoughts about the trip along the way. Here is his first installment.
I arrived at Teasdale Community Park (several miles on the outskirts of Capitol Reef National Park) on Aug. 12 shortly before 7 p.m.–just one hour before our first full orchestra concert. Dark thunderclouds gathered, the wind was blowing, and lightning struck in the distance. But there was a double rainbow arced over the red sandstone cliffs of Capitol Reef and I was awestruck by the majestic beauty of it all.
I felt exhilarated by the evening that lay before us.