SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (January 4, 2018) -- Utah Opera’s 40th anniversary season continues this January with an all-new production of American composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s innovative opera adaption of Melville’s classic novel, “Moby-Dick.” Featuring new sets and costumes constructed by Utah Opera, “Moby-Dick” will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on January 20, 22, 24, 26 at 7:30 PM, and January 28at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $15-$100, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 23, 2017)—On January 5, 6, 12, and 13, join the Utah Symphony as they continue their 2017-18 Masterworks series with Dvořák’s Violin Concerto featuring world-famous violinist Hilary Hahn,and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the spectacular pianist Stephen Hough, both conducted by Music Director Thierry Fischer. Tickets are priced from $15-$83, and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 22, 2017) – Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President & CEO Paul Meecham and Music Director Thierry Fischer announced an extension of Assistant Conductor Conner Gray Covington’s contract through the 2019-20 season, and a new title as Associate Conductor beginning in September 2018. The agreement extends the current contract, set to expire at the end of the 2017-18 season, for an additional two years. Mr. Covington assumed the role of Assistant Conductor in September 2017.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 21, 2017) – Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) announced today it would begin selling a $30 Family Pass and launch a new Kid’s Club as it expands its efforts to increase the accessibility and affordability of Utah Symphony and Utah Opera performances for youth in the community.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 21, 2017) – The Utah Symphony announced the addition of a fifth movie presentation to its popular, new “Zions Bank Films in Concert” series. On June 27 and 28, 2018, the full-length feature presentation of Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” will be screened at Abravanel Hall while the Utah Symphony performs the soundtrack live to picture. Tickets are priced from $30-$79 and can be purchased at http://www.utahsymphony.orgor by calling (801) 533-6683 starting January 5, 2018 at 10 AM.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 27, 2017) - Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) is delighted to announce the establishment of the “Elizabeth Brown Dee Fund for Music in the Schools,” a $1 million gift that will continue to build and showcase our education outreach programs throughout the entire state.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Nov. 20, 2017) – This December The Utah Symphony will present a jam-packed program that could make even the Grinch crack a grin. Between sixties-style crooning, modern holiday classics, and international pop-stars, there is something for everyone this Christmas season, guaranteed. Come one, come all, and take part in the magic of the holiday season. Rumor has it the Big Man himself might even make an appearance! Tickets range from $8 to $125, and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
Performances recorded live for later release on European label Hyperion Records
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 17, 2017) – The first two weekends in December, concertgoers attending Utah Symphony performances under the baton of Music Director Thierry Fischer will witness history in the making as the orchestra continues its ambitious homage to Camille Saint-Saëns, one of the late 19th century's most significant and diverse French composers. Tickets are priced from $15-$66 and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (August 30, 2017) – On September 7 and8 at 7 PM, the Utah Symphony Films in Concert series opens in Abravanel Hall with the film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones. Relive the ultimate great adventure “Raiders of the Lost Ark” in Concert featuring John Williams’ epic score, which received an Oscar nomination for best original score, performed live to picture by the Utah Symphony with guest conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos. Tickets are priced from $32-$77 and can be purchased at http://www.utahsymphony.orgor by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 8, 2017) – On November 25 and 26 at 7:30 PM, The Utah Symphony, Members of the Utah Symphony Chorus, Westminster Community Choir, soloists Abigail Rethwisch, Melanie Ashkar, Christopher Oglesby, Jesús Vicente Murillo, and the Salt Lake community join together to share in the singing of Handel’s iconic masterpiece under the direction of Utah Symphony Assistant Conductor Conner Gray Covington. Bring your family, and your score, and join in the 2,000 voice Abravanel Hall audience singing the majesty of Handel’s “Messiah.” Tickets are priced from $14-$39 and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.