Join the Enchantment Theatre Company and Conner Gray Covington for "Scheherazade," a Program of Magic for Families of All Ages

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 2, 2018) – Sail to uncharted territory with the Utah Symphony, Assistant Conductor Conner Gray Covington and Enchantment Theatre Company as they present “Scheherazade,” a coming-of-age story for family members of all ages about the triumph of good over evil. Tickets are priced from $8-$20 and can be purchased online at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

Abravanel Hall transforms into exotic lands with the help stunning costumes, spellbinding magic and spectacular puppets on April 14 at 11 AM. Join Scheherazade, our storyteller heroine as she battles dragons and discovers Aladdin’s lamp. This program is guaranteed to put a spell on the entire family with its clever weaving of classical pieces into a fascinating storyline.

Enchantment Theatre Companythrills audiences with its innovative and visually dramatic family theater productions. Founded in 1979 by Jennifer Blatchley Smith and Landis Smith, the ensemble quickly established itself with the distinctive artistry of masked actors, puppets, and magic.

Conner Gray Covingtonbegan his position as Assistant Conductor of the Utah Symphony, this season after appearing as a guest conductor on the 2017 Deer Valley® Music Festival Chamber Concert Series. In June of 2017, he completed his tenure as the Rita E. Hauser Conducting Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where he worked closely with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra and the Curtis Opera Theater, while also being mentored by Philadelphia Orchestra Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. He recently made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra sharing the podium with Ludovic Morlot. Covington began his career as Assistant Conductor of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program. A two-time recipient (2014, 2017) of a Career Assistance Award from the Solti Foundation U.S., he recently worked with the Nashville Symphony as a featured conductor in the 2016 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview presented by the League of American Orchestras.

PROGRAM
The Utah Symphony Presents
Enchantment Theatre Company presents Scheherazade
April 14, 2018 | 11 AM | Abravanel Hall

Program to be announced from stage.

Conner Gray Covington, conductor

SPONSORS
Concert Sponsor
: Zions Bank
Conductor Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Power

Tickets are priced from $8-$20 and can be purchased online at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

About the Utah Symphony

Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony performs more than 175 concerts each season and offers all Utahns easy access to world-class live musical performances of the world’s greatest music in the state’s top venues. Since being named the orchestra’s seventh music director in 2009, Thierry Fischer has attracted leading musicians and top soloists, refreshed programming, drawn increased audiences, and galvanized community support. In addition to numerous regional and domestic tours, including the Mighty 5® Tour of Utah’s national parks, the Utah Symphony has embarked on seven international tours and performed at Carnegie Hall in Sspring 2016 coinciding with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary celebrations. The Utah Symphony has released more than 100 recordings, including Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 in Fall 2017, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (2015) and Dawn to Dust (2016), which features three Utah Symphony-commissioned works by Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, and Augusta Read Thomas. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra’s parent organization, reaches 450,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving around 75,000 students annually. In addition to performances in its home in Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall, and concerts throughout the state of Utah, the Utah Symphony participates in Utah Opera's four annual productions at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre and presents the six-week Deer Valley® Music Festival each summer in Park City, Utah. With its many subscription, education, and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. For more information visit www.utahsymphony.org

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Season Sponsor for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

2017-18 Family Series Sponsor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation

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