Tony Award-Winner Leslie Odom, Jr. to Perform with the Utah Symphony at the Deer Valley® Music Festival Featured

PARK CITY, Utah (June 28, 2017) – On Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr., winner of the 2016 Best Actor Tony Award for his performance in “Hamilton,” joins the Utah Symphony for an unforgettable performance that combines old standards—including a tribute to Nat King Cole—with Broadway and jazz hits that have his solo albums topping the charts. Admission starts at $42 for regular tickets and can be purchased at http://my.usuo.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=18557 
 

 

Leslie Odom, Jr. won the Tony Award as a principal soloist on the original Broadway cast recording of “Hamilton,” winner of the 2015 award for Best Musical Theater Album. Mr. Odom, Jr. originated the role of ‘Burr’ in a sold-out run of “Hamilton” at The Public Theatre in 2015, earning a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and a Lucille Lortel Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical. Mr. Odom, Jr. made his Broadway debut at the age of 17 in “Rent” before heading to Carnegie Mellon University’s prestigious School of Drama, where he graduated with honors. He is the recipient of a 2002 Princess Grace Award for Acting, which is dedicated to identifying emerging talent in theater, dance and film.
 
The 2016/2017 season marks John Morris Russell’s sixth as Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, one of Cincinnati’s most treasured assets and one of the world’s most respected pops orchestras. Consistently winning international praise for his extraordinary music-making and visionary leadership. He also serves as director of several other orchestras across the country. As a guest conductor, Mr. Russell has worked with many of North America’s most distinguished ensembles, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. Abroad, he conducted at the famed Musikverein in Vienna in a concert that featured the Harlem Boychoir, the Vienna Choir Boys and the actor Gregory Peck. The performance continues to be televised throughout Europe, Japan and in the USA on PBS.
 
This performance is a part of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s 14th Season of the Deer Valley® Music Festival. The Festival is comprised of 16 performances over six weeks. Next week’s performances include “Hotoda Conducts Beethoven, Hayden & More,” “The Music of Prince with the Utah Symphony” and guest artist Diana Krall. Future concerts will feature popular music such as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert,” and “Disney in Concert - A Dream is a Wish” and guest artist Ben Folds.
 
PROGRAM
The Deer Valley® Music Festival Presents
Leslie Odom, Jr.
with the Utah Symphony
 
Saturday, July 15 at 7:30 PM 
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City, Utah
 
John Morris Russell, conductor
Leslie Odom, Jr., vocalist
Utah Symphony
 
Program to be announced from stage.
 
SPONSORS
Production Sponsor: The Marlon Family Foundation 
Guest Artist Sponsor: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Conductor Sponsor (John Morris Russell): Ted and Lori Samuels
Summer Entertainment Sponsor (Saturdays): Zions Bank
Official Vehicle:  BMW of Murray | BMW of Pleasant Grove
 
TICKET INFORMATION
Subscription, group, and VIP tickets for the Deer Valley® Music Festival are on sale now. Prices are subject to change and increase $5 on the day of the performance. Children 3 years of age and under are free in the General Admission section. No ticket is required. Programming and guest artists are subject to change. Performance tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at www.deervalleymusicfestival.org  
 
VENUE INFORMATION
Outside food and drink are permitted. We recommend arriving early to picnic on the lawn prior to the concert. Concessions, including options from the grill and beverages, are for sale at the venue. Gourmet picnic baskets may be ordered in advance through Deer Valley. Gates open at approximately 5:30 PM to the public. Arrive early for best seating and parking options as the venue fills up quickly for most performances. 
 
The venue is a ski hill with a base altitude of 6,570 feet and may be difficult for some patrons to walk up. There are a few sections with limited views due to grading. Volunteers can point out the best seating locations available. Chairs are provided in the reserved and ADA seating sections. Outside chairs can be brought in and used on the west side of the General Admission section, but must be low chairs that are no higher than 9” from the ground. A limited number of chairs are available to rent at the venue. These will sell out early for popular performances. Approximate performance time is two hours with one 20-minute intermission. 
 
Free parking is available at the venue. Carpooling is strongly recommended to help alleviate traffic congestion. You may need to walk up to 0.5 mile from the parking lot to the venue, but you may utilize the drop off zone in front of the ticket office if you have large items like coolers. Temperatures drop significantly when the sun goes down. A blanket or jacket is highly recommended. Temperature projection: Check back on the week of the performance.
 
About Deer Valley Music Festival
The Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. The 2017 festival marks the 14th season of providing chamber music, classical, and pops concerts in several venues: the Deer Valley® Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church, and salon events in private homes in the Park City area. The goal of the Deer Valley® Music Festival is to consistently deliver a high quality and musically diverse experience in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty. For more information, visit www.deervalleymusicfestival.org
 
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The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation is the Summer Symphony Sponsor, Zions Bank is the Summer Entertainment Sponsor, and Sorenson Legacy Foundation is the Chamber Series Sponsor for the 2017 Deer Valley® Music Festival.
 
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