Folk Rock Sensation Ben Folds to Perform With the Utah Symphony at the Deer Valley® Music Festival Featured

PARK CITY, Utah (July 13, 2017) – On Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM, after a sell-out performance in 2014, top Billboard and folk rock sensation Ben Folds is back by popular demand performing his greatest hits with the Utah Symphony at the Deer Valley® Music Festival. Leading Broadway music director and conductor Andy Einhorn will lead the orchestra at this performance. Don’t miss this incredible evening featuring one of the major music influencers of our generation. Admission starts at $42 for regular tickets and can be purchased at http://my.usuo.org/single/eventDetail.aspx?p=18585 
 

 

Andy Einhorn will conduct concerts with the Utah Symphony and many other orchestras across the country in the 17/18 season. His tour work includes “Sweeney Todd,” “The Light in the Piazza,” “Mamma Mia!,” and “The Lion King.” Currently, Mr. Einhorn’s work can be heard on the touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music.”  Mr. Einhorn’s Broadway credits include “Holiday Inn,” Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway,” Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” “Evita,” and more. He recently served as music director and conductor for the Châtelet Theatre’s production of Sondheim’s “Passion” in Paris. In April 2016 Mr. Einhorn made his New York Philharmonic debut with world-renowned trumpeter Chris Botti.
 
For over ten years Ben Folds has shared the stage with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, performing his pop hits and critically acclaimed “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra.” Mr. Folds continues to perform with symphonies and also cross-country solo touring reminiscent of his earliest years, where he delivers a high energy rock performance using the intimacy of just a piano. Throughout his career, Mr. Folds has created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and collaborative records with artists from Sara Bareilles and Regina Spektor, to William Shatner. His most recent album is a blend of pop and classical original works that soared to #1 on both the Billboard Classical and Classical Crossover charts.
 
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. The following week will be the conclusion of the festival. Performances include “Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture & Piano Concerto No.1” on Friday, August 4, and “Classical Mystery Tour with the Utah Symphony—A Tribute to the Beatles” on Saturday, August 5.
 
PROGRAM
The Deer Valley® Music Festival Presents
Ben Folds
with the Utah Symphony
 
Saturday, July 29 at 7:30 PM 
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, 2250 Deer Valley Drive, Park City, Utah
 
Andy Einhorn, conductor
Ben Folds, vocalist
Utah Symphony
 
Program to be announced.
 
SPONSORS
Production Sponsor: OC Tanner  
Guest Artist Sponsor: Vivint
Orchestra Sponsor: Chevron
VIP Dinner Sponsor: Victory Ranch & Conservancy
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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