The iconic film music of John Williams takes center stage at the Deer Valley® Music Festival

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (July 10, 2018) –The Utah Symphony is thrilled to present a night of iconic film music by composer John Williams conducted by Edwin Outwater on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 PM. Come experience a thrilling night under the stars featuring music from John Williams’ greatest film scores, including “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Jurassic Park,” “Harry Potter,” and “Star Wars.” Tickets are $39 for general admission seating, and student tickets are available for $15. All tickets can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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.

John Williams is an American composer who has scored over one hundred films. Mr. Williams has received a variety of prestigious awards, including the National Medal of Arts, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Olympic Order, and numerous Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards. Mr. Williams has also written music for concert performances and many important cultural and commemorative events including several Olympic Games. Movie fans won’t want to miss the Utah Symphony’s performance of music written by one of the greatest film composers of all time on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30 PM.

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.

As part of the 15th anniversary celebrations of the Deer Valley Music Festival, a duo 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.

Amos Lee will make his Deer Valley Music Festival debut on Friday, July 27 at 7:30 PM

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

The Deer Valley® Music Festival Presents

The Music of John Williams
July 28 | 7:30 PM | Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

Edwin Outwater, conductor
Utah Symphony


Theme from Superman
“Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter
Suite from Far and Away
Theme from Schindler’s List
March from Midway
Theme from Jurassic Park


Selections from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
“Princess Leia’s Theme” from Star Wars
“Parade of the Ewoks” from Star Wars
“Rey’s Theme” from Star Wars
“Raiders March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark
“The Imperial March” from Star Wars
“Main Title” from Star Wars


Production Sponsor: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Conductor Sponsor: Jim and Zibby Tozer
Summer Donor Party Sponsor: Raymond James®
Official Vehicle:  BMW of Murray | BMW of Pleasant Grove


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 



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.


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.