PARK CITY, Utah (June 13, 2017) – On Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 7:30 PM, the 14th annual Deer Valley® Music Festival opens with guest conductor Jerry Steichen leading Broadway star Lisa Vroman and the Utah Symphony for a special red, white, and blue celebration at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Tickets start at $36 for general admission and $15 for youth (ages 8-18), and can be purchased at http://my.usuo.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=18574
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 2, 2017) – The Utah Symphony today announced the lineup for its 2017 summer community concert series in Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas. The schedule includes The Beatles cover band, Imagine, with the Utah Symphony at Taylorsville Dayzz on June 22, “La La Land in Concert” at USANA Amphitheatre on June 24, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 at Gallivan Center on June 26, GENTRI with the Utah Symphony at Thanksgiving Point on June 28, and the Patriotic Celebration featuring Lisa Vroman at Snowbasin Resort on June 30. The orchestra will perform the iconic film music of John Williams at Red Butte Garden on August 2. No tickets are required for the Gallivan Center and Taylorsville Dayzz performances, which are free to the public. Tickets for the other performances are on sale now with ticketing information available at www.utahsymphony.org.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 24, 2017) – Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham and Board Chair Dave Petersen today announced an extension of Thierry Fischer’s contract as Utah Symphony Music Director through the 2021-22 season. The agreement extends the current contract, set to expire at the end of the 2018-19 season, for an additional three years. Maestro Fischer was named Music Director in September 2009, and his first full season in this role was the Utah Symphony’s 2011-12 season.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 15, 2017) – On May 26 and 27 at 7:30 PM, Maestro Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony and guest violinist Simone Porter in the final Masterworks performance of the 2016-17 season featuring Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.” Also on the concert repertoire are works by Tchaikovsky and Varèse. Tickets are priced from $21-$82 and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 10, 2017) – On May 23 at 7 PM, Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda leads the Utah Symphony, 16-year-old guest violinist Karen Ferry,and musicians selected from ten area youth orchestras who will play side by side with Utah Symphony musicians in the annual “All-Star Evening” concert. The night will include Smetana’s Overture to “The Bartered Bride,” Dvořák’s “Violin Concerto,” Robert Haas’ arrangement of the Scherzo from Bruckner’s “Symphony No. 7,” Martin Schmeling’s arrangement of Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances No. 5,” and Sibelius’ “Finlandia.” Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 28, 2017) -- Utah Opera and Salt Lake magazine partner for the 3rd annual Libretti & Libations, where art influences life – for at least a drink (or two). Talented mixologists from choice Salt Lake City and Park City restaurants curate artisanal cocktails inspired by the season’s opera productions. Until May 21, 2017, eight participating restaurants will offer expertly-crafted libations inspired by Utah Opera’s production of “Don Giovanni” as a way of infusing food and beverage with the experience of opera. Visit www.utahopera.org/libations for more information.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 27, 2017) – In May 2017, Utah Opera will present Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” a tale of love, seduction, and murder as seen through the stylized lens of a 1950s “film noir” cinematic approach. This production will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on May 13, 15, 17, 19 at 7:30 PM and May 21 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $21-$92, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.