The Utah Symphony Performs Mozart's "Jupiter" Symphony at the Second Chamber Concert of the Deer Valley® Music Festival

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (July 3, 2018) – The Utah Symphony will perform Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony, in a concert that also features Mercedes Smith on flute and Matthew Tutsky on harp in Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp, on Wednesday, July 18th at 8:00 PM at St. Mary’s Church, under the baton of conductor Jane Glover. Delight in the awe-inspiring mountain views of Park City paired with stunning works by Haydn and Mozart, including the latter’s final and challenging masterpiece, Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter.” Tickets are $40 for general admission seating, and student tickets are available for $15. All tickets can be purchased at deervalleymusicfestival.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

Conductor Jane Glover has been Music of the Baroque’s music director since 2002. She has conducted all the major symphony and chamber orchestras in Britain, as well as orchestras in Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia. She holds a personal professorship at the University of London, is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music, an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, and was appointed Commander of the British Empire in 2003. Critics have called her "...one of the finest Mozartians of our day."

Mercedes Smith is Principal Flute of the Utah Symphony. She previously served as Principal Flute of the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet Orchestras for nearly a decade. She was awarded First Prize in the National Flute Association’s 2010 Young Artist Competition. Ms. Smith was also the Second Prize-winner of the 2007 Haynes International Flute Competition and top prizewinner of the Manhattan School of Music Concerto Competition.

Matthew Tutsky served as Principal Harp for the Utah Symphony during the 2013-14 season. He is currently Principal Harp with Boise Philharmonic, Opera Idaho, and Ballet Idaho. Mr. Tutsky is a permanent substitute harpist for many symphony orchestras across the nation, including the Utah Symphony. He has performed at top venues with well-known artists, including Kristin Chenoweth and James Taylor. Along with being a sought-after performer, he is also a therapeutic harp practitioner.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” in 1788. This masterpiece is Mozart’s final and longest symphony, and many consider it to be one of the greatest ever written. Mozart wrote this symphony during a challenging time in his life. It seems that he used life’s twists and turns as an inspiration for this piece that features five melodies simultaneously working together, evoking complex, introspective, and exuberant emotions in this phenomenal masterpiece. Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp was composed in 1778 for the Duke of Guînes, who played the flute, and his daughter  who played the harp. The piece represents a dialogue between the two solo instruments, and is full of whimsical interplay and sweet melodies. The Utah Symphony’s performance of these magnificent works on Wednesday July 18that 8:00 PMis sure to captivate and enthrall the audience.

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 featuring a wide array of music styles, including bluegrass, musical theater, folk, country, and more. This performance is one of four Wednesday evening chamber concerts at St. Mary’s Church featuring principal players. 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.

 

RELATED EVENTS

After the concert, conductor Jane Glover will be available for a Q&A with audience members. The intended audience for the Q&A is female conductors and those interested in a career in the conducting field.

Rick Springfield will be joining the Utah Symphony on stage for an evening of ‘80s rock on Friday, July 20 at 7:30 PM in the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

Sutton Foster will take the Deer Valley®Music Festival stage on July 21 at 7:30 PM in a night of world-class talent.

 A Utah Symphony ensemble featuring Percussionist/Timpanist Eric Hopkins and Trumpet Gabe Slesinger will perform in a free pop-up concert at the Park Silly Sunday Market at 1:00 PM on July 22, located on Park City’s historic Main Street. For more information on other pop up concerts, visit deervalleymusicfestival.org/education-events/.


PROGRAM
The Utah Symphony Presents

Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony
July 18 | 8:00 PM | St. Mary’s Church

 

Jane Glover, conductor
Mercedes Smith, flute
Matthew Tutsky, harp
Utah Symphony

 

HAYDN                        Symphony No. 9
MOZART          Concerto for Flute & Harp
MOZART          Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter”

 

SPONSORS

Symphony Season Sponsor: The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Summer Entertainment Sponsor: Zions Bank


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

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 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 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, 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.

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