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Kurt Bestor–Music In High Places

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Kurt Bestor–Music In High Places

“Music In High Places” celebrates humanity’s best with Bestor

This September, internationally acclaimed musician Kurt Bestor will perform his “Music In High Places” concert in view of the majestic Red Rock mountain range surrounding the outdoor plaza. In his third concert at CFAK, the renowned keyboardist, accompanied by his band of musicians, will perform a collection of original songs inspired by nature and creative minds like John Wesley Powell and Leonardo da Vinci. Some are new, unreleased pieces and others are from his recent albums: Sketches, Seasons, Innovators and Outside the Lines. Kurt loves playing in intimate settings like Kayenta. “I get to connect with the audience in ways I can’t in larger concert halls and venues”.

Throughout the concert, Kurt weaves in the stories behind each song and why and how he wrote them in his warm, humorous style. “You can’t help but feel his own journey through his music,” says Elise West, a lifelong friend/ fellow musician/ devoted fan, “and it touches everyone in a different way. It’s the reason people go to his concerts. Everyone comes to their own interpretation of what the music means for them personally.” Bestor’s unique style has earned him legions of loyal fans around the world. His sound is powerful and, he hopes, “elevating,” having the capacity to evoke joy, serenity and ecstasy. His composing and performing talents has garnered Emmy awards and Grammy nominations. He’s best known for his Christmas music, but he’s also written over forty film scores for national television and commercials. and he’s played live concerts to more than half a million people in the past 28 years. Bestor was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, but Utah claims him as their own.

Tickets are $35 ($10 for children and students), and will sell out fast. Chef Alfredo’s Ristorante Italiano will provide a delicious Italian pre-show dinner in the outdoor theater for an additional $25. Select the “Dinner and a Show” option for $5 off the price for both.

    First Course:

  • Signore Salad Spring mix, prosciutto, candied walnuts, strawberries, pears, and bleu cheese, with a mustard seed champagne vinaigrette.
    Second Course:

  • Pollo Marsala Sauteed chicken breast topped with fresh mushrooms, shallots, and marsala wine sauce.
  • Ravioli Tre Formaggi Homemade raviolis filled with a blend of three cheeses, served in a marinara sauce.
  • Fettuccine Primavera Fresh vegetables, garlic, and herbs. Tossed in aioli sauce and parmesan cheese.



September 7
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Center for the Arts at Kayenta
881 Coyote Gulch Court
Ivins, UT 84738
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