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Travel notes: Art, music and cruises

Some concerts at the Moab Music Festival are staged inside a wilderness grotto on the Colorado River.
Some concerts at the Moab Music Festival are staged inside a wilderness grotto on the Colorado River. Moab Music Festival

MUSIC

The annual Moab Music Festival, coming up on its 23rd year, will feature 17 concerts — chamber music, traditional, jazz, Latin and music of living composers — Sept. 3-14. The festival, also called Music in Concert with the Landscape, will stage concerts in private homes, at ranches, various red rock venues, and its signature events, the Grotto Concerts, in a pristine wilderness grotto 30 miles down the Colorado River, reached by jet boat. The festival will be followed by a three-night musical raft trip through Cataract Canyon. Details: www.moabmusicfest.org.

ART

The Museum of Modern Art in New York will put on an exhibition of about 140 sculptures by Pablo Picasso, the largest museum exhibition of Picasso’s sculptures in the United States in nearly half a century. Picasso Sculpture brings together works from public and private collections around the world — many on view in the U.S. for the first time — and includes 50 sculptures on loan from the Musée national Picasso-Paris. The exhibition, which will open Sept. 14 and run through Feb. 7, will take up all of MoMA’s fourth floor galleries. Details: www.moma.org.

CRUISES

▪ Crystal Esprit, a yacht being outfitted for luxury cruises, will embark on its maiden voyage, a 10-day Indian Ocean cruise, from Dubai on Dec. 23. It will stay in the Indian Ocean until early March, then switch to the Mediterranean for most of the rest of 2016. The yacht is part of the expansion of Crystal Cruises, a two-ship oceangoing cruise line, which is adding river cruises, yacht cruises and air travel to its portfolio. Only Crystal Society members can book yacht cruises now until Sept. 1, when booking will open to the public at www.crystalcruises.com.

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