Ibex is calling the event a “Very Special Music for a Cause” concert because it will benefit the growing BEACON Moab Strings Program.
The strings program is funded primarily by the BEACON Afterschool Program with additional funding from the Moab Music Festival. Now in its third year in the Grand County School District, the Moab Strings Program will also offer a class a the Moab Charter School this year.
Nanci Flesher, director of the Moab Strings Program, said there are 50 strings players enrolled this year, ranging in age from second grade to 11th grade. The students are in three beginning classes, a second-year/advanced class, and a small, 14-person chamber string orchestra. Flesher said students are learning music both in classical and alternative styles, such as folk and bluegrass.
The Aug. 4 event will feature performances by Ibex, members of the Moab Strings Program, the new Moab Strings violinist and sectional teacher, Tamara Freida, Eric Jones, a folk guitarist and mandolin player and pianist and Moab Strings accompanist Neal Stucki.
Admission is free. However, donations are appreciated.