PARK CITY, Utah (June 28, 2017) – On Friday, July 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Conductor John Morris Russell leads the Utah Symphony in a concert of Gershwin’s Greatest Hits featuring “Rhapsody in Blue” performed by guest pianist Kevin Cole. Also on the program are other time-honored Gershwin classics including “I Got Rhythm” Variations, “An American in Paris,” and “Symphonic Picture” from “Porgy and Bess.” Admission starts at $36 for regular tickets and $15 for youth (ages 8-18). Tickets can be purchased at https://my.usuo.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=18556 
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (June 28, 2017) – As performed in sold-out concerts at Tanglewood and the BBC Proms (2015), “A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse” featuring music of J.S. Bach and his most admired colleagues is presented by the Utah Symphony with director/harpsichordist Jeannette Sorrell on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 8:00 PM. “A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse” is inspired by the lively coffeehouse concerts led by Bach in 18th-century Leipzig with fiery strings, colorful recorders, and a dizzying harpsichord solo.  Admission is $36 for regular tickets and $15 for youth (ages 8-18) and can be purchased at https://my.usuo.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=18570 
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (June 21, 2017) – On Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM, 5,000 lucky Utahns will have “Fun, Fun, Fun” while listening to one of Utah’s favorite bands perform with the Utah Symphony at the Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City. Tickets to this concert sold out in early June, but those who acted early will get to experience the close vocal harmonies and “Good Vibrations” of The Beach Boys as they conjure timeless memories of surf, sun, and endless summers. Guest conductor Randall Craig Fleischer will lead the Utah Symphony in this program. More information on our website: https://my.usuo.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=18555 
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (June 21, 2017) – On Friday, July 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM, Patti Austin, 2008 GRAMMY® Award-winner for Best Jazz Vocal Album, will perform with the Utah Symphony, conducted by Randall Craig Fleischer. This “Ella at 100” concert celebrates “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald, and her 100th birthday. The program features “The Man I Love,” “Miss Otis Regrets,” “How High the Moon,” and more! Admission starts at $36 for regular tickets and $15 for youth (ages 8-18) and can be purchased at https://my.usuo.org/single/PSDetail.aspx?psn=18553 
 
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PARK CITY, Utah (June 21, 2017) – On Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 8:00 PM, Concertmaster Madeline Adkins will lead the Utah Symphony and perform as soloist as part of the Deer Valley® Music Festival’s Chamber Concert series at St. Mary’s Church in Park City. This program features three early symphonies with some of the most iconic symphonic literature ever written, including selections from “Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite III” by Respighi, “Symphony No. 29” by Mozart, and “The Four Seasons” by Vivaldi. Tickets are $46 for general admission and $15 for youth (ages 8-18) and can be purchased at http://my.usuo.org/single/SelectSeating.aspx?p=18586
 
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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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