Symphony of the Canyons is proud to present their annual Spring Concert.

We promise this will be a musical evening unlike anything you have ever attended, either here in Kanab or at a professional venue.

We decided to showcase composers that time has largely forgotten. From the early days of classical music (think Mozart, Beethoven) up through the last century (think Gershwin, Copeland) composers have been primarily white European males. We thought it would be insightful to highlight composers of a different race or gender.

We think you will be surprised at the quality of the music that emanated from these people. Marianne Martinez composed in the 18th century and easily can stand beside her more famous colleagues.

We don’t answer the question as to why these gifted musicians were forgotten by time. It could have been racial or gender bias, or perhaps just good old professional jealousy!

We are happy to feature Tony Schoenfeld, guitarist performing a concerto written by Villa-Lobos. You will be introduced to two of our players in guest conductor roles.

Symphony of the Canyons exists because you support us and have done so for 37 years. Thanks to all of you for your financial contributions.

The concert is on April 23, 2021, at 7 p.m., in the Kanab Center. As always, this concert is free. Please, no small children.