Editorial: Lots of fun for September
September is shaping up to be an exciting month at Grand Canyon, thanks to a number of stimulating events planned for the area. Not only is there the 26th season of the Grand Canyon Music Festival, which is set to begin Sept. 11, but the first annual Grand Canyon Celebration of Art will also get under way beginning Sept. 14. Other events in the area include the Mystic Muse yoga and writing workshop, which will be held for three days at the Canyon beginning Sept. 11.
The Grand Canyon Music Festival, a highlight for both residents and visitors, draws people from throughout the state of Arizona each year, as well as from other locations throughout the United States. The event will feature a number of talented musicians, including the Enso String Quartet, who will perform works by Haydn, Verdi, Sibelius and Beethoven during their two planned concerts. A full schedule of events can be found online at www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org or by calling 1 (800) 997-8285 for more information. Ticket prices for the event are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Season tickets are $85. Everyone is encouraged to get out and enjoy this one of a kind musical feast.
Overlapping the music festival is the Grand Canyon Celebration of Art. Designed to help preserve Grand Canyon art for future generations, the celebration will offer a number of events and art demonstrations during its run. Artists will be visible along the South Rim during the Plein Air on the Rim demonstrations Sept. 14 through Sept. 17, featuring 20 artists working their magic at various locations. A quick draw and auction event is sure to be a highlight of the celebration, as will the public reception scheduled for Sept. 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. The Celebration of Art is sponsored by the Grand Canyon Association. Visit their Web site at www.grandcanyon.org for more information.
Writers, particularly those who enjoy yoga with their letters, or fans of yoga looking for some writing, will get a kick out of the Mystic Muse writing and yoga workshop, slated to begin the same day as the music festival. The workshop will feature renowned poet Judyth Hill and yoga instructor Madhuri Martin, an expert in the Anusara yoga technique. Detailed information, including lodging and registration can be found online at www.muddyoga.com.
There's something for everyone this September at the Grand Canyon. Show your support for these events by attending one or more of them. Whether it be music, writing, art, or all of the above, each of the events needs your support for them to be as successful as they can possibly be.