SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (January 27, 2016) – Enjoy an evening of the best music from midtown Manhattan in the comfort of Salt Lake City’s Abravanel Hall. The 75 Years of Bravo Broadway concert series celebrates of the greatest Broadway hits over the last 75 years. The show will feature performances from Broadway classics “West Side Story,” “Chicago,” “Mamma Mia,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and many more. Tickets range from $18 to $85 and available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (January 26, 2016) – Music Director Thierry Fischer and Interim President and CEO Patricia A. Richards today announced the Utah Symphony’s 2016-17 masterworks season programs and events for its 76th season. Highlights include three full composer cycles featuring all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos and all four symphonies composed by Brahms and Ives; live recording of works by Prokofiev with the Utah Symphony Chorus and University of Utah choirs to be released in 2017; the Utah Symphony debuts of conductors Juraj Valcuha and Richard Egarr, pianists Alexander Gavrylyuk and Francesco Piemontesi, violinist Noah Bendix-Balgley (1st concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic), and oboist François Leleux; internationally-renowned piano soloists Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Jonathan Biss and Jeffrey Kahane; and the return by popular demand of guest conductors Hans Graf, Mark Wigglesworth, Jun Märkl, and Kazuki Yamada, who made his U.S. conducting debut with Utah Symphony in May 2015.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (January 25, 2016) – Violinist Stefan Jackiw will join the Utah Symphony in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor led by guest conductor Jun Märkl, a returning favorite of the Utah Symphony. The performances take place on February 5 and 6 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel Hall, and also include Weber’s Overture to Der Freischütz, Stravinsky’s Pétrouchka, and Falla’s “Ritual Fire Dance” from El amor brujo. Tickets, priced from $18 to $80, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (January 19, 2016) — Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera’s 2016-17 season. The company’s 39th season from October 2016 to May 2017 will feature four main stage productions and a chamber opera that encompass some of opera’s greatest tales of the human condition and matters of the heart.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (January 12, 2016) – Flautist Emmauel Pahud returns to the Utah Symphony for a colorful evening performance of various flute concertos. Pahud will be featured highlighting Francois Borne’s 19th century arrangement of Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy on January 28 at 7:30 PM at the Val A. Browning Center and January 29 & 30 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel Hall. Tickets, priced from $10 to $64, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Jan. 6, 2016) – Escape into the intimate setting of St. Mary’s Church in Park City as members of the Utah Symphony perform a chamber concert of renowned classics by 20th century Romantic-style composers. Tickets are $35 and available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Jan. 5, 2016) -- Utah Opera presents Franz Lehár’s whimsical operetta “The Merry Widow”, a blend of lighthearted comedy and beautiful Viennese melodies, featuring stunning sets and costumes produced by local Utah Opera crafts people and artisans. Five performances, held at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, are January 16, 18, 20, 22 at 7:30 p.m. and January 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced from $18-$89, are available for purchase throughwww.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Dec. 23, 2015) – Maestro Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony during a performance featuring the music of Austrian composers Mozart and Mahler on January 8-9 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel Hall. The concert will not only feature famous masterpieces from two great composers, but also shine a light on the modern violin talent Augustin Hadelich. Tickets, priced from $18 to $79, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Dec. 17, 2015) – Music Director Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony in the New Year’s Celebration concert on Saturday, January 2 at 7 PM in Abravanel Hall. Kick-off 2016 right with traditional Strauss waltzes, polkas and other old world dance hall favorites as the Orchestra pays homage to the Vienna Philharmonic’s classical New Year’s Day concert. Tickets, priced from $18-$80, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (Dec. 17, 2015) -- Utah Opera is continuing the Salt Lake Magazine partnership for the annual Libretti & Libations where art influences life – or at least a drink. Talented mixologists from favored Salt Lake City and Park City restaurants curate unique cocktails inspired by the season’s opera productions. From Dec. 18 to Jan. 24, six locations will offer refined libations inspired by Utah Opera’s The Merry Widow as a way of infusing food and beverage with the experience of opera. Visit www.utahopera.org/libations for more information.