Conductor Edwin Outwater is Artistic Director of the Eastern Sierra Symphony, Artistic Director of “The Line-Up”, a concert series at The Park at Wrigley in Chicago, and Music Director Laureate of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Outwater is an ardent champion of new music and cross-cultural and interdisciplinary collaboration, and is equally adept at interpreting canonical masterworks, premiering new commissions, and connecting audiences with repertoire beyond the mainstream. He holds a master’s degree in conducting from the University of California-Santa Barbara.
Over the course of more than a dozen years and six studio albums, Amos Lee has continued to evolve, develop, and challenge himself as a musician. With his newest studio album “Spirit,” he makes his biggest creative leap yet. Most notably, Lee acted as his own producer for the first time. For Amos Lee, “Spirit” is the fulfillment of dreams and aspirations—musical, personal, and professional—that he’s had for a long time. “All you can ask for as an artist is the chance to create what you hear and feel inside of yourself,” he says. Mr. Lee is an accomplished arranger, composer, and touring and recording artist.
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s 15th season of the Deer Valley® Music Festival comprises 17 performances over six weeks with performances in a variety of venues featuring a wide array of music styles, including bluegrass, musical theater, folk, country, and more. 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.
The Utah Symphony will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 conducted by Conner Gray Covington in a concert that will also feature soprano Sarah Shafer performing musical selections from Bach and Canteloube for the third chamber concert of the Deer Valley® Music Festival on Wednesday, July 25 at 8:00 PM at St. Mary’s Church.
The Utah Symphony will be performing the music of John Williams on July 28 at 7:30 PM at the Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.
As part of the 15th anniversary celebrations of the Deer Valley® Music Festival, a duo consisting of Utah Symphony violinist Lynn Rosen and pianist Jed Moss will perform a free pop up concert at Susan Swartz Gallery from 5:30 PM to 6 PM on Friday, July 27 as part of the Park City Gallery Association Friday Gallery Stroll. Then on Monday, July 30, a Utah Symphony woodwind trio will perform a concert at Gallery MAR from 5:30 PM to 6 PM. Cost is $20 and includes small bites and beverages. For more information on other pop up concerts, visit http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org/education-events/
The Utah Symphony presents
Amos Lee with the Utah Symphony
July 27, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Amos Lee, guest artist
Program to be announced
Production Sponsor: The Marlon Family Foundation
Concert Sponsor: Montage Deer Valley
Guest Artist Sponsor: Summit County Restaurant Tax
Conductor Sponsor: LOVE Communications
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 three 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 http://deervalleymusicfestival.org.
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 Resort. Gates open approximately at 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. Check where?
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 http://deervalleymusicfestival.org
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.