SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 24, 2017) – Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham and Board Chair Dave Petersen today announced an extension of Thierry Fischer’s contract as Utah Symphony Music Director through the 2021-22 season. The agreement extends the current contract, set to expire at the end of the 2018-19 season, for an additional three years. Maestro Fischer was named Music Director in September 2009, and his first full season in this role was the Utah Symphony’s 2011-12 season.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 15, 2017) – On May 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM, Maestro Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony and guest violinist Simone Porter in the final Masterworks performance of the 2016-17 season featuring Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” Also on the concert repertoire are works by Tchaikovsky and Varèse. Tickets are priced from $21-$82 and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 10, 2017) – On May 23 at 7 PM, Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda leads the Utah Symphony, 16-year-old guest violinist Karen Ferry,and musicians selected from ten area youth orchestras who will play side by side with Utah Symphony musicians in the annual “All-Star Evening” concert. The night will include Smetana’s Overture to “The Bartered Bride,” Dvořák’s “Violin Concerto,” Robert Haas’ arrangement of the Scherzo from Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 7,” Martin Schmeling’s arrangement of Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances No. 5,” and Sibelius’ “Finlandia.” Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 28, 2017) -- Utah Opera and Salt Lake magazine partner for the 3rd annual Libretti & Libations, where art influences life – for at least a drink (or two). Talented mixologists from choice Salt Lake City and Park City restaurants curate artisanal cocktails inspired by the season’s opera productions. Until May 21, 2017, eight participating restaurants will offer expertly-crafted libations inspired by Utah Opera’s production of “Don Giovanni” as a way of infusing food and beverage with the experience of opera. Visit www.utahopera.org/libations for more information.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 27, 2017) – In May 2017, Utah Opera will present Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” a tale of love, seduction, and murder as seen through the stylized lens of a 1950s “film noir” cinematic approach. This production will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on May 13, 15, 17, 19 at 7:30 PM and May 21 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $21-$92, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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Experience the blockbuster film “La La Land” like never before with composer Justin Hurwitz’ Oscar®-winning score performed live by the Utah Symphony while the entire film plays on the big screen.

Tickets available starting April 28 at 10 a.m. at www.smithtix.comand through Smith’s Tix outlets.

Performance will take place on June 24, 2017 at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 26, 2017) – The Utah Symphony and United Concerts today announced that the world tour of “La La Land” in Concert will come to Utah at West Valley City’s USANA Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Erik Ochsner will conduct composer Justin Hurwitz’ Oscar®-winning score and Oscar®-winning song “City of Stars” (with lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul) performed live-to-film by the Utah Symphony, accompanying the film's original vocal recordings.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April April 18, 2017) – On May 5 and 6 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Kazuki Yamada leads the Utah Symphony and guest pianist Benyamin Nuss in vivid works by Gershwin, Copland, and Rimsky-Koraskov.”  Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 25, 2017) – Led by Music Director Thierry Fischer, the Utah Symphony embarks upon a 1,200-mile tour of Utah from August 29 to September 2, 2017, connecting with rural communities through free outdoor performances and educational activities that pay homage to the state’s landscape and the country’s Native American heritage.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 13, 2017) – On April 28 and 29 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Jun Märkl leads the Utah Symphony and guest violinist Karen Gomyo in Barber’s Violin Concerto. The orchestra will also perform Barber’s “Adagio for Strings” and Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 12, 2017) – On April 21 and 22 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Randall Craig Fleischer conducts the Utah Symphony and guest vocalist Rachel York in an evening of music from some of the world’s most beloved and well-known spy movies. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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