In 2021, we’re classing it up, combining the magic of Yampa River rafting with the uplifting joy of classical music. Join Holiday and members of the Del Sol String Quartet for five days of sunrise string quartet concerts, endless canyon scenery, and exhilarating whitewater. A “string quartet that thrives outside the concert hall,” Del Sol is all about “music that brings out the endorphins”. The Yampa River is, too. It’s the only major river in the Colorado River system that isn’t regulated by a dam. The Yampa offers an experience unlike any other western river. Endorphins are just the beginning. Experience the power of true wilderness and truly talented musicians.
The Yampa River flows through Dinosaur National Monument (designated an International Dark Sky Park in 2019), through canyon walls so white they reflect the starlight. Every Yampa trip includes spectacular scenery, rich cultural history, and the thrill of fast-moving water. On this trip, we’ll see all that and enjoy fireside rehearsal sessions each evening and short hikes to epic, natural concert venues every morning. This trip is a perfect blend of wilderness and auditory art. Listen to the strings of skilled artists harmonizing with the sounds of nature. Carry the tunes with you throughout the day as you discover all the ways that the Yampa is WILD. And listen, also, to the rhythms of the natural world, slipping farther from our ultra-connected modernity with each passing day.
Read more about the members of the Del Sol String Quartet.
“See if your foot can stay still once you put on this funky disc of rhythmically infectious (if often warped) music played by the adventurous Del Sol String Quartet” (New York Times)
“…robust, finely blended ensemble playing, rhythmic alertness and a fearless willingness to take on a wide range of contemporary repertoire” (San Francisco Chronicle)