SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 9, 2017) – On February 17 and 18 at 7:30 PM, Music Director Thierry Fischer conducts the Utah Symphony and guest artists Joélle Harvey, Sarah Coit, Benjamin Butterfield, Derrick Parker, Utah Symphony Chorus, and the University of Utah Chamber Choir with Mozart’s iconic Requiem and a continuation of the Ives symphony cycle with his Symphony No. 4. Tickets start at $42 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (January 30, 2017) – On February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM, conductor Randall Craig Fleischer leads guest vocalists Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Ron Raines, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter, and John Boswell in a performance of “Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert”. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah Utah (January 24, 2017) – On February 3 and 4 at 7:30 PM, Maestro Fischer will conduct Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 and Brahms’ “Academic Festival Overture”, in a concert that features guest artist Narek Hakhnazaryandebuting in Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1. Maestro Fischer will return to the stage two weeks later to lead Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 on February 24 and 25, concluding Brahms’ symphony cycle in the Utah Symphony 2016-17 season. The February 24/25 concert will also include the U.S. premiere of Michael Jarrell’s composition “Aquateinte” performed by guest oboist François Leleux, for whom the piece was written. These performances are both part of the O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (January 9, 2017) – In January 2017, Utah Opera will present one of the most beloved musical masterpieces of all time, Mitch Leigh’s “Man of La Mancha,” a tale of the knight errant Don Quixote and his obsessive quest for the impossible dream made famous in Broadway production and on film. As one of the first popular “concept musicals,” the work has earned enormous success with both audiences and critics, appearing on Broadway and winning five Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical.”
Five performances will be held at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on January 21, 23, 25, 27 at 7:30 p.m. and January 29 at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced from $21-$110, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 27, 2016) – On January 13 and 14 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Mark Wigglesworth returns to the Abravanel Hall stage to lead the Utah Symphony in a repertoire of classical favorites. Internationally-acclaimed guest pianist Francesco Piemontesi makes his Utah Symphony debut performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27. Maestro Wigglesworth will also conduct a symphonic suite from Henk de Vlieger's orchestral compilation of music from Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde. These performances are part of the O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 20, 2016) – On January 6 and 7 at 7:30 PM, Music Director Thierry Fischer conducts the first Utah Symphony performance of 2017 with Tchaikovsky, Ives, and Webern. Tchaikovsky’s famous violin concerto will be performed by guest artist Noah Bendix-Balgley in his Utah Symphony debut. Utah Symphony’s performance cycle of Charles Ives’ symphonies continues with Symphony No.2, joining Brahms and Beethoven as three complete composer cycles programmed on the O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series this season. Webern’s Variations for Orchestra rounds out the program with a later work inspired by nature. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at utahsymphony.orgor by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (December 7, 2016) – The Utah Symphony today announced that its acclaimed string musicians, led by Concertmaster Madeline Adkins, will perform a chamber music concert at St. Mary’s Church in Park City on January 18, 2017. The “Serenade for Strings” performance features Mozart, Biber, Holst and Tchaikovsky in a chamber repertoire that reflects the overarching theme of folk song throughout the centuries. Tickets are $35 ($15 for students) and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.orgor by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 30, 2016) – Fourteen Utah Symphony musicians along with Music Director Thierry Fischer will head to Haiti in March 2017 on a service mission to bring classical music training to 100 young Haitian-born musicians from across the island nation.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (October 27, 2016) – The Utah Symphony announced today that it has added a third performance of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as part of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The additional performance will take place at 6:30 PM on January 3, 2017 at Abravanel Hall. The December 23 and 24, 2016 performances announced last month are sold out. Tickets for the added performance go on sale October 28 at 10 AM via www.utahsymphony.org and (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 15, 2016) – On December 2 and 3 at 7:30 PM guest conductor Hans Graf returns to conduct a dramatic and emotional repertoire of classical favorites on the stage of Abravanel Hall. Beethoven’s soulful Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed with internationally acclaimed guest pianist Jeffrey Kahane. Concerto No. 2 is the second of five concertos in the Beethoven composer cycle being performed this season as part of the O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series. Mr. Graf will also conduct Rachmaninoff’s powerful Symphony No. 3 as well as Mozart’s melodic Symphony No. 19.Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.