Grand Canyon Country

Music

GROFÉ
Grand Canyon Suite — 20 min. arrangement

Available recordings | via SoundCloud

Description |

Stunning vistas, desert waterfalls, ancient cliffside ruins, wind-carved slot canyons, painted deserts, and surprising islands of life in a rugged, unforgettable land—this is Grand Canyon Country. Attracting nearly 5 million visitors each year, the Grand Canyon is one of the most celebrated natural wonders on the planet. Audiences will experience Grofé’s most famous musical work in an entirely new way, both hearing and seeing what makes the canyon so legendary, as told through hundreds of panoramic photographs made from seldom-seen locations.

“The glories and the beauties of form, color, and sound unite in the Grand Canyon—forms unrivaled even by the mountains, colors that vie with sunsets, and sounds that span the diapason from tempest to tinkling raindrop, from cataract to bubbling fountain.” —John Wesley Powell, early western explorer

Format |
Live music + multiple digital projectors + 440-square-foot screen + 100s of images choreographed by our artist
Premiere |
Tucson Symphony and The Phoenix Symphony (commissioning orchestras)
Pairs well with |
Pacifica, Reflections of the Spirit, Sagaland, Vanishing Forest, Yellowstone

Grand Canyon Country