Rei Hotoda Conducts the Utah Symphony and Violin Soloist Hana Chang at Deer Valley® Music Festival's Chamber Concert Series Featured

PARK CITY, Utah (July 5, 2017) – On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Rei Hotoda conducts the music of Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, and more in a captivating program of intriguing moods and textures. Featured guest artist is the 2016 Stradivarius International Violin Competition Winner, Hana Chang, will appear with the Utah Symphony as part of the Deer Valley® Music Festival’s Chamber Concert series at St. Mary’s Church in Park City. Tickets are $36 for general admission and $15 for youth (ages 8-18) and can be purchased at


Featured in the program are selections from “The Creatures of Prometheus” Op. 43, by Beethoven. According to musicologist Lewis Lockwood, “It shows Beethoven exploiting instruments and coloristic orchestral effects that would never appear in his symphonies or serious dramatic overtures.” The orchestra will also perform Haydn’s Symphony No. 94, popularly known as the Surprise Symphony. It includes a sudden fortissimo chord at the end of the otherwise piano opening theme in the variation-form second movement. The music then returns to its original quiet dynamic, as if nothing had happened, and the ensuing variations do not repeat the joke. Also to be performed: the overture to “The Impresario” by Mozart. Mozart described the opera that this overture introduces as "comedy with music," regarding it as "a parody on the vanity of singers," who argue over status and pay and the overture captures that comedic spirit.
Rei Hotoda, the newly appointed Music Director of the Fresno Philharmonic, is widely considered one of America’s most sought after and dynamic artists. She has appeared as a guest conductor with many of today’s leading ensembles. Her repertoire spans the masterful staples of the classical canon to works by the leading composers of today, and she is equally at home leading the orchestra from the piano as well as from the podium. Ms. Hotoda is the proud recipient of several prestigious awards, including the 2006 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship, created by Marin Alsop to mentor women conductors.
Hana Chang began playing violin at age 4 and gave her first solo performance at age 7 with the NEC Baroque Chamber Orchestra. Since then Ms. Chang has won numerous competitions and continued to perform as a soloist while she furthered her studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM). As an avid chamber musician, she has played in groups at CIM, New England Conservatory Preparatory School and at the Lexington Chamber Music Center. Notable competitions she has won include Young Promise International Festival and Competition (2010) and the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra’s Young Soloist Competition (2014).
This will be the penultimate performance of the Deer Valley® Music Festival Chamber Concert series at St. Mary’s Church. The final Chamber Concert performance will be “Calcara Plays Copland” an evening highlighted by Utah Symphony Principal Clarinetist, Tad Calcara, performing Copland’s Clarinet Concerto on July 26 at 8:00 PM.
The Deer Valley® Music Festival Presents
Hotoda Conducts Beethoven, Haydn & More
Wednesday, July 19 at 8:00 PM 
St. Mary's Church, 1505 White Pine Canyon Rd, Park City Utah
Rei Hotoda, conductor
Hana Chang, violin
Utah Symphony
Mozart                  Overture to The Impresario
Beethoven            Violin Romance No.1
Haydn                   Symphony No.94 “Surprise”
Fauré                    Pavane
Sarasate               Zigeunerweisen
Beethoven            Selections from The Creatures of Prometheus
Concert Sponsors: Patricia A. Richards and William K. Nichols 
Chamber Series Sponsor (Wednesdays @ St. Mary’s): Sorenson Legacy Foundation
Utah Symphony Orchestra Sponsor: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation 
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 8 years of age and younger are not admitted to the performance. No babes in arms. Programming and guest artists are subject to change. Performance tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at  
Food and drink are not permitted in the church. Concessions are for sale at intermission. House opens approximately 30-45 minutes before the concert begins. Arrive early for best seating options, as the venue fills up quickly and is general admission. Approximate performance time is 2 hours with one 20-minute intermission. Free parking is available at the venue, and wraps around the Church. Carpooling is strongly recommended to help alleviate traffic congestion. Do not park in the surrounding neighborhood, you will be ticketed.
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  
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.