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Utah Symphony at Bryce Canyon



Utah Symphony at Bryce Canyon

 

Event Dates

  • Thu 8:00 PM Aug 12, 2021
Venue
Ruby’s Bryce Canyon Rim at Ruby’s Inn

26 South Main Street Bryce Canyon City, Utah 84764

Stand by tickets: If you weren’t able to get a ticket to this performance, you can join the stand by line starting at 7 PM. At 7:30 PM, based on attendance, we will admit additional patrons. The line will begin at the entrance location.

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OVERVIEW

Bryce Canyon National Park—the other-worldly park of red rock hoodoos and stunning sunsets—serves as the perfect backdrop for a Utah Symphony concert, as well as the perfect arena for hiking and enjoying the beautiful outdoors.

Concert Highlights Include:

  • Violinist Aubree Oliverson, a 22-year-old Utah native with an international solo career, performs music by Tchaikovsky, John Williams, and Vivaldi.
  • Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer leads the orchestra in “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations in memory of the lives lost to the pandemic.
  • We honor the 125th anniversary of Utah, the Beehive State, with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumblebee.
  • Listen to “Jupiter” from Holst’s The Planets and John William’s Main Theme from Star Wars as you stare up into Utah’s vast night skies.

 

PROGRAM

SMITH/KEY: Star Spangled Banner
SUPPÉ: Light Cavalry Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY: “Mélodie” and “Scherzo” from Souvenir d’un lieu cher (Memory of a dear place)
ELGAR: “Nimrod” from Enigma Variations
RACHMANINOFF: “Allegro vivace” from Symphony No. 2
R. STRAUSS: Introduction from Also sprach Zarathustra
HOLST: “Jupiter” from The Planets
JOHN WILLIAMS: Main Theme from Star Wars
GARDEL (arr. John Williams): Tango “Por una Cabeza”
VIVALDI: “Summer” from The Four Seasons
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumblebee
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture

 

 

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to Forever Mighty® Tour events are FREE and available beginning May 28th at 12 PM Mountain Time. You can access mobile tickets from the USUO app 72 hours before the performance begins. Download the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera app to view your tickets and concert program. Click here to view our step-by-step tutorial and FAQ.

Before you leave home, please be aware that many of our various tour locations will have limited internet access. We recommend you take a screen shot of your tickets or email confirmation on your mobile device to present at the concert for admission.

If you are unable to retrieve your tickets for any reason, or you’re unable to download the USUO mobile app, our Patron Services team will have a tracking list of all reservations. Please check in at the gate when you arrive.

Tickets must be reserved by Monday, August 9 at 4 PM Mountain Time. A standby line will be open at each venue for day-of admission. All tickets subject to availability.

Ticket reservations can only be guaranteed up to 30 minutes prior to showtime, at which point patrons waiting in the standby line will be admitted.

Tickets will not be printed in advance. Will Call will not be available onsite.

There is a limit of 8 tickets per household.

If you reserve tickets for any event and you are unable to use them for any reason, please let us know so that your tickets may be returned and used by other patrons.

Questions? Please contact us at 801-533-NOTE (6683).

 

One spectacular evening of music ringing through the hoodoos

BRYCE CANYON CITY, Utah (July X, 2021) — The Utah Symphony will be performing at
Ruby’s Inn for their 2021 tour. Come experience the sounds of the symphony on Thursday,
August 12, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. located at the Ruby’s Bryce Canyon at Ruby’s Inn venue. Tickets
are free and can be reserved online. Reserved tickets will be available for download 72 hours
before the performance begins. Download the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera app to view your
tickets and concert program.

Ruby’s Inn is ecstatic about hosting the Utah Symphony for part of their 2021 tour. The concert
will be backdropped by the intricate hoodoos blanketed by bursting yellows and oranges of the
gorgeous evening sunset. Come to enjoy a relaxing and ambient evening!

“It’s truly remarkable that we have the opportunity to host the Utah Symphony,” said Lance
Syrett, Ruby’s Inn hotel manager. “It really showcases the beautiful location that Ruby’s Inn
resides and provides an exceptional evening for our guests.”

While visiting, take advantage of the remarkable location of the concert by participating in
Ruby’s Inn’s activities like biking, hiking, ATV-ing, horseback riding and listening to country
classics at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill during your stay.

Featured artists include conductor Thierry Fischer and solo violinist Aubree Oliverson. Fischer
will lead the orchestra in “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations in memory of the lives lost
to the pandemic. Oliverson will perform music by Tchaikovsky, John Williams and Vivaldi.
Book your stay at Ruby’s Inn and be enthralled by the Utah Symphony’s powerful yet peaceful
music ringing through Bryce Canyon National Park. Tickets are available to download on
Monday, August 9, 2021.

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2021 Bryce Canyon Astronomy Festival



This year’s festival will feature events modified for public health and safety

 

Bryce, UT – There’s no place quite like Bryce Canyon by day, and no time like a new moon in June to enjoy it by night. The park is pleased to announce that its annual Astronomy Festival will resume this year and is scheduled from Wednesday, June 9th through Saturday, June 12th. As always, the festival is free with park admission, though those familiar with past festivals should anticipate numerous modifications in the interest of public health and safety.

 

This year’s festival will feature family-friendly daytime activities and ranger-led evening programs and constellation tours. Daytime activities will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Visitor Center Plaza and are open to the public. Evening programs will be held each night at 9 p.m. on a variety of astronomy-focused topics, while constellation tours will be held at 9:45, 10:15, and 10:45 p.m. Evening programs and constellation tours will have limited capacity and require same-day reservations to attend. Reservations will be made by visiting the outdoor Information Tent in the Visitor Center Plaza beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the program or tour.

 

While traditional activities such as telescope viewing, model rockets, and a keynote speaker at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill will not be offered this year, the park plans to resume these in the future.

 

Additional information about this year’s festival can be found at go.nps.gov/bryceastrofest. Visit www.nps.gov/brca or call the park’s information line at (435) 834-5322 for more information on the park, including visitation tips and how to Recreate Responsibly.

 

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Ruby’s Inn Activities for Spring Break



Ruby’s Inn, Bryce Canyon’s most adventurous place to stay

BRYCE CANYON CITY, Utah (February X, 2021) — Say goodbye to coats, gloves, beanies and snow. Spring is on its way, which means a fresh set of outdoor adventures awaits you at Ruby’s Inn. Beginning around March 24, many of their attractions that close for winter begin reopening. Be the first to soak up rays of spring’s sunshine at Ruby’s Inn for your spring break.

 

With its western charm and a Ruby’s Inn favorite, Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill will open its doors for spring travelers a few weeks after March 24. At Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill come prepared for a night of old-fashioned small town fun and traditional country music.

 

“My family and I came down for a show and absolutely loved it!” says Justin Clark about Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill. “The staff was kind, and the food was great. I’ve seen a lot of shows like this, and the entertainment at Ebenezer’s is by far the best around.” Clark goes on to say, “The musicians are top quality, and the show moves at a great pace. A few of my family members who aren’t huge country fans ended up loving the show. Definitely the highlight of Bryce Canyon for our family. We will definitely be back!”

 

Snow melting off the tips of the hoodoos and the muddy trails drying up, means it’s time to explore the lesser-known parts of The Dixie National Forest by ATV. Ruby’s Inn offers guided tours through Ponderosa pine forests to the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. Guided ATV tours give you a chance to take in the mountain air and experience some pristine areas of The Dixie National Forest.

 

Come enjoy Ruby’s Inn during spring break so you can experience the change of seasons and beat the crowds before summer. Spring means more hiking through the hoodoos or biking through several paved trails by the Ponderosa pines. Hiking and biking trails for all ages and skill levels are available. See Ruby’s Inn’s website for more information about hiking trails and bike rentals. 

 

To learn more about how you can have the most adventurous spring break visit rubysinn.com.

 

For more Spring Break tips, jump over to the Visit Bryce Canyon City website: https://www.visitbrycecanyoncity.com/2017/03/13/things-bryce-canyon-spring/

 

About Ruby’s Inn:
Since 1916, Ruby’s Inn has been making it easy for visitors from around the world to experience the epic scenery of Bryce Canyon National Park. Ruby’s Inn is located at the entrance to the park and offers the closest lodging with everything from luxury hotel rooms to RV parks and campgrounds. Ruby’s Inn is open year-round and has exclusive access to canyon overlooks for horseback riding, ATV riding, horse-drawn sleigh rides and snowshoeing. The Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill entertains crowds nightly from April through October with a western dinner show and cowboy grub. The General Store provides fuel, groceries, camping gear, clothing and souvenirs. To plan your vacation, visit rubysinn.com or call 1-866-866-6616.

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Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo!



FIRST RODEO OF THE SEASON WILL BE MAY 29, 2021!!

 

Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo happens around these parts every Wednesday through Saturday from Memorial Day until  Labor Day!!

Bryce Canyon Rodeo Bull Riding

A whole summer full of rodeo goodness! Visit us at Ruby’s Inn to grab tickets to this Western Tradition.

Bryce Canyon Rodeo

Cowboys gather to demonstrate their athleticism in bronc riding, bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, and barrel racing.

 

rodeo near bryce canyon

 

In one of the toughest sports in the world, cowboys sit atop a bull striving to stay seated for 8 seconds.

 

Bryce Canyon Rodeo

Barrel racers run their horse around 3 barrels to get the fastest time in the competition.

 

Young woman barrel racing at Bryce Canyon Rodeo

See these cowboys and cowgirls in action at the Bryce Canyon Country Rodeo!

 

 

 

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Spring Break



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Stay two nights or more and get 20% off per night between April 4th and April 29th, 2021.  Not available for all room types and some black out dates apply. Click here to check your dates you want to travel.  (Max 5 nights)

 

 

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Bryce Canyon Winter Festival



CLICK HERE to visit the Winter Festival Webpage

The Bryce Canyon Winter Festival has something for everyone. There will be Free clinics, demos and tours. Events may be subject to change due to snow and weather conditions, but the Bryce Canyon Winter Festival will be held regardless of snow conditions.

Activities Include:

    • Cross Country Ski Tours
    • Kayaking Demos
    • Ski Clinics (Classical & Skate)
    • Geology Talk in BCNP
    • BCNP Kids Program
    • Archery Clinic
    • Family Search Clinic
    • Snowshoe Tours
    • Fat Bikes
    • Basic Morning Yoga
    • Crafts for Kids
    • Cookie Decorating
    • Digital Photo Workshop
    • Photography Clinics
    • Kids Snow Boot Races
    • Watercolor Painting
    • Making Leather Journals
    • Pottery Making
    • Archery Biathlon
    • Photo Contest
    • Basic Dance Instruction
    • Free Saturday Night Family Dance
    • World Renowned Guest Speaker
    • And so much more!!!

 

 

“Photography Workshop”

Saturday 1:00PM

Surefire tips to improve your photography an introduction to valuable tips to significantly improve you landscape photography by professional photographer, Lloyd Eldredge.

 

 

Yoga

Mary Ann Wright-Certified Yoga Instructor, long time practice, Has been teaching yoga in Central Utah, mainly to seniors, for over 2 years.

Open to Everyone-From beginning to experienced yoga. Hatha Yoga builds physical and mental strength using postures and breath.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ski archery competition takes place on Sunday and the Cross Country ski races on Monday. If you would like to participate with us this year or would like more information, Call: (435) 834-5341 or 1-866-866-6616.

For a detailed schedule visit www.rubysinn.com

 

 

Guest Speaker

 

 

 

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Fee Free Days 2021



For 2021, six entrance fee-free dates for Bryce Canyon National Park have been announced:

Bear in mind that the waiver applies to admission fees only, and won’t cover charges for other amenities like campsites, boat launches, transportation, parking, special tours or other activities (many of which are operated by private vendors).

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New Years Drive In Movie



Thursday, December 31, 2020

Movie starts at 9:30PM

Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill Parking Lot

 

Bryce Canyon City is excited to announce their first ever New Year’s Eve Drive In movie celebration. This event is 100% free. Guests will arrive at Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill and will be given instructions on how to access movie sound. The movie will play through your radio! Following the movie around 11:30PM, participants will be able to hear a countdown to midnight on the same radio station.

 

At midnight, Bryce Canyon City has sponsored a small firework show that will take place by the Bryce Canyon City Public Safety building.

 

So much excitement in one evening.

 

Restrooms will be available in Ebenezer’s Barn and Grill. Social distancing and masks are required inside the building. We ask that guests not congregate in the building, and we ask them to remain in their vehicles as much as possible.

 

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Ruby’s Inn Special Holiday Hours



Cowboy Buffet and Steak Room

Christmas Eve

Dining Room (sit-down) hours: 6:30 AM– 6:30 PM

Regular menu items will be available.

Christmas Day

Included grab and go breakfast ONLY 8:00AM-10:00AM

Open Lunch/dinner 12:00PM-7:30PM

Regular lunch and dinner items will be available.

 

New Years Eve

Hours: 6:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Regular Menu Items

 

New Years Day

Hours: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM

Regular Menu Items

Ruby’s Inn General Store

Christmas Eve

HOURS: 7:00 AM- 8:00 PM

Christmas Day

HOURS: 10:00 AM-8:00 PM

 

New Years Eve

Hours: 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM

New Years Day

Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Sinclair Station & Car Care Center

Christmas Eve

Sinclair Station: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM

Car Care Center: 8:00 AM-4:00 PM

Christmas Day

Sinclair Station: Closed-Pay with card only

Car Care Center: Closed

 

New Years Eve

 

New Years Day

 

Canyon Diner

Christmas Eve

CLOSED

Christmas Day

CLOSED

 

New Years Eve:

HOURS: 11:30 AM – 7:00 PM- Dine in and take out options. Full menu

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM- Pizza Take Out ONLY

 

New Years Day

Hours: 11:30 Am – 7:00 PM

Winter Adventure Center

Christmas Eve

CLOSED

Christmas Day

CLOSED

 

New Years Eve

HOURS: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

New Years Day

HOURS: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

*Hours subject to change. Please follow our Facebook page- Ruby’s Inn Winter Adventure Center for more up to date information.

 

Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel has a 24 hour sundry shop for after hours small meals, snacks and drinks.

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Bryce Canyon National Park is Open for the Winter!



Winter Operations at Bryce Canyon National Park

Access, Services, and Events for the 2020-2021 Winter Season

 

Winter has arrived in Bryce Canyon National Park: days are shorter, we received our first snow storm, and freezing temperatures.  With the winter season, park and concessionaire operations make seasonal changes.

 

Visitor Center and Bookstore is open from 8:00 AM-4:30 PM with social distancing measures in place.

They will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, December 25th in observance of the Thanksgiving and Christmas Holiday.

 

Winter Indoor Services include:

  • Bryce Canyon Natural History Association Bookstore
  • Park Museum
  • Restrooms

Ranger Programs Available

  • Daily Geology Talks @ 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
  • Ranger Led snowshoe hikes once snow levels increase

North Campground Loop A is open on a first-come, first-serve camping through the winter.

Sunset Hotel is available until January 3, 2021.

Annual Winter Events

  • 2020 Christmas Bird Count- December 19th at 8:00 AM (Event will be entirely outdoors) Contact Peter Densmore at [email protected]
  • Bryce Canyon Winter Festival- February 13-15th
  • Cross Country Skiing is available above the rim, Fairyland Trail, and Paria View (Skiing, snowboarding or other sliding is not allowed under the rim).

 

Hikers need to prepare for cold temperatures: dress warmly, using snowshoes or shoes with traction devices, and the use of hiking poles. If you plan on hiking below the rim, please visit the Visitor’s Center for weather updates and trail conditions.

Operations Closed for the Winter

  • Sunset Campground
  • North Campground dump station
  • Lodge at Bryce Canyon
  • Western Cabins
  • Sunrise Hotel
  • The General Store
  • Canyon Trail Rides
  • Road Closures will depend on snow fall amount (Fairyland Point and Paria View roads are now closed for vehicle traffic)

 

COVID-19 Guidelines

  • Maintain social distancing between you and other guests
  • Complying with State and Local Mandates- Mandatory Mask Mandates are now in place
  • Leave No Trace principles- If you bring it in, take it ouit
  • For more information visit www.coronavirus.utah.gov

Additional Websites for Bryce Canyon National Park

  • www.nps.gov/brca
  • Lodging for the 2021 season: www.brycecanyonforever.com
  • Canyon Trail Rides for 2021 Season: www.canyonrides.com
  • Additional area information: www.brycecanyoncountry.com

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