The Utah Symphony Presents Two Exhilarating Shostakovich Piano Concertos with Guest Pianist Boris Giltburg

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 2, 2018)  – Join the Utah Symphony as guest artists Boris Giltburg in his Utah Symphony debut and Utah Symphony Principal Trumpet  Travis Peterson perform under the baton of Thierry Fischer on April 27 and 28. Tickets are priced from $15-$83 , and can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.

Experience the fascinating juxtaposition of Shostakovich’s two piano concertos with Russian pianist Boris Giltburg, an artist whose “athletic, passionate playing [is] often balanced by tenderness [and] suppleness” ( The all-Shostakovich program concludes with the Earth-shattering human and political pathos of his Symphony No. 10.

Moscow-born pianist Boris Giltburg is lauded by critics for his “singing line, variety of touch and broad dynamic pallet capable of great surges of energy.” (Washington Post.) This season, Mr. Giltburg is a Resident Artist in Brussels at both Flagey and Bozar, performing in recital with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and the Brussels Philharmonic.  Mr. Giltburg won first place at the Queen Elisabeth competition in 2013, and began recording with Naxos Records in 2015.

Travis Peterson is the Principal Trumpet player of the Utah Symphony. Prior to joining the symphony in 2013, Mr. Peterson has performed with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra, Artosphere Festival Orchestra, and Opera North.


A pre-concert lecture free to all ticketholders will take place at all Masterworks Series performances in Abravanel Hall’s First Tier Room 45 minutes prior to each performance.

The Utah Symphony presents
Fischer conducts Shostakovich

April 27 and 28, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Abravanel hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano
Travis Peterson, trumpet

SHOSTAKOVICH          Piano Concerto “No. 1”
SHOSTAKOVICH          Piano Concerto “No. 2”
SHOSTAKOVICH          Symphony No. 10

Masterworks Series Sponsor
: O.C. Tanner
Conductor Sponsor: Martine
Concert Sponsor: C. Comstock Clayton Foundation

Tickets are priced  from $15-$83 , and can be purchased at 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 Spring 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


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

2017-18 Masterworks Series Sponsor: O.C. Tanner