The Utah Symphony Presents Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 5 Featuring Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 21, 2018) – The Utah Symphony is excited to perform Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. with violinist Kathryn Eberle and conductor Conner Gray Covington. Come bask in the beautiful and exotic Turkish melodies in the intimate venue of St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday July 11th at 8 PM. Tickets are $40 for general admission seating, and student tickets are available for $15. All tickets can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.

Kathryn Eberle is no stranger to the role of featured soloist with the Utah Symphony, where she serves as the Associate Concertmaster. Ms. Eberle made her solo subscription series debut with the Utah Symphony in April 2014 performing Leonard Bernstein’s “Serenade”. The Salt Lake Tribune described her performance as “marrying unimpeachable technical skill with a persuasive and perceptive voice.” Ms. Eberle received a master’s degree from The Juilliard School and extensively served as Concertmaster of the Juilliard Orchestra. Her solo performances have taken her across the country and the world.

Conner Gray Covingtonis the Assistant Conductor of the Utah Symphony and recently extended his contract through the 2019-2020 season with a promotion to Associate Conductor. He is an accomplished violinist and has conducted symphonies across the nation and overseas. In 2017, he completed his tenure at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where he made his Carnegie Hall debut with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Covington holds a degree in violin performance and a Master of Music in orchestral conducting, and is a recipient of the Walter Hagen Conducting Prize award.

The Violin Concerto No. 5, nicknamed “The Turkish,” was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in 1775 and premiered in Salzburg, Austria that year. In this work, the soloist serves as the protagonist as she tackles the task of conveying musicality through the physical demands and virtuosity of the piece. The concerto includes a unique percussive section where the cellos and basses slap the wooden side of their bows on the strings to create an astounding rhythmic sound. Come experience this thrilling composition at St. Mary’s Church on Wednesday July 11th at 8:00 pm.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s 15th season of the Deer Valley® Music Festival comprises 17 performances over 6 weeks with performances in a variety of venues. The 15th anniversary of the festival will focus on celebrating the local community, donors, and supporters through a variety of pop-up ensemble performances at existing summer events and venues throughout the community. These pop-up community performances will feature a wide array of music styles, including bluegrass, musical theater, folk, country, and more.

The Utah Symphony will perform ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA with the Utah Symphony on Friday, July 13th at 7:30 PM at Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

The Utah Symphony Presents
Mozart’s Violin Concert No. 5
July 11, 2018 | 8 PM | St. Mary’s Church

Kathryn Eberle, violinist
Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Utah Symphony

MENDELSSOHN          The Hebrides (“Fingal’s Cave”)
MOZART                      Violin Concerto No. 5 “Turkish”
WAGNER                     Siegfried Idyll
DVOŘÁK                     Czech Suite



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 subject to change. Performance tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at 

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 2018 festival marks the 15th 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, St. Regis Deer Valley is the VIP Program Sponsor, and B.M.W. of Murray | B.M.W. of Pleasant Grove is the Official Vehicle of the 2018 Utah Symphony Summer Festival. 

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