The National Academy of Recording Arts and Science's Rocky Mountain Chapter recently gave the Red Rock Rondo music special two Emmy Awards: Best Arts Entertainment Program and Best Musical Composition.
Made by the Western Folklife Center in cooperation with KUED-TV and produced by Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis, the hour-long film was shot in and around majestic Zion National Park.
The award-winning music was composed by Phillip Bimstein with arrangements by Red Rock Rondo.
Bimstein originally wrote his Zion Canyon Song Cycle on a grant from the nationwide Continental Harmony commissioning program of the American Composers Forum. The music is performed by an all-star ensemble on a lively assortment of guitars, violins, oboe, English horn, mandolin, banjo, mandocello, harmonica, button accordion, jaw harp, upright bass and vocals.
A CD is now available.
Starkland has released two Bimstein CDs: Garland Hirschi's Cows and Larkin Gifford's Harmonica.
Read more about Bimstein.