SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 22, 2017) – On March 24 and 25 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Richard Egarr takes to the podium, leading the Utah Symphony in an evening of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Also featured on the program are Utah Symphony Principal Flutist Mercedes Smith and Concertmaster Madeline Adkins. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 20, 2017) – On March 31 and April 1 at7:30 PM “The Long Walk” will make its Western U.S. premiere at the Jeanné Wagner Theater in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. It is the story of one man’s experience and based on the book “The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows” by Brian Castner. Commissionedby American Lyric Theater and premiered in 2015 by Utah Opera’s co-producer Opera Saratoga, this work is timely and moving. Tickets, priced at $45, and $20 for students, are available for purchase through or by calling (801) 533-6683. 

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 13, 2017) — Utah Opera will give local elementary school students a chance to take the spotlight to perform original operas in a professional theatre. The 16th annual Children’s Opera Showcase will take place Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 6:30 PM in the Jeanné Wagner Theatre located in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center.  

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 8, 2017) – On March 21 at 7:30 PM, world-famous musical group Pink Martini joins the Utah Symphony for a blend of music. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 6, 2017) – On March 18 at 11 AM, Utah Symphony's David Yavornitzky conducts the Utah Symphony and Magic Circle Mime Company through the story of a mischievous street musician who finds herself thrust into the role of Mozart. On April 22 at 11 AM Rei Hotoda accompanies Classical Kids Live! as it captivates audiences with a fully-staged play and period costumes woven together with more than 23 musical excerpts from Gershwin’s best-known classics. Tickets start at $8 for both performances and can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February, 23 2017) – In March 2017, Utah Opera will present a perennial favorite, Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor,” the tale of two doomed lovers struggling against forces beyond their control, for the first time since 2007. This production will be performed five times at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on March 11, 13, 15, 17 at 7:30 PM and March 19 at 2 PM. Tickets, priced from $21-$103, are available for purchase through or by calling (801) 533-6683

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 21, 2017) – On March 4 at 7:30 PM, guest conductor Chad Seiter leads the Utah Symphony in a performance of “Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions”. Tickets start at $48 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 17, 2017) – Building upon the audience excitement for film screenings coupled with live orchestra playing the soundtrack, the Utah Symphony proudly announced the creation of a Films in Concert series on its 2017-18 season featuring four orchestra presentations paired with motion pictures on the big screen at Abravanel Hall. Tickets for the Films in Concert series go on sale February 17, 2017 at 10 AM via and (801) 355-2787.

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Utah Symphony Announces 2017-18 Season

Saint-Saëns symphony cycle recorded live on the Hyperion label making the Utah Symphony the first American orchestra to ever record the full cycle of Saint-Saëns’ symphonies

Season opening gala performance featuring acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming
in celebration of Utah Opera’s 40th Anniversary

March 2018 Bernstein at 100 festival in celebration of his 100th birthday

Guest pianist Conrad Tao returns as Artist in Association, performing Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 “Age of Anxiety” and Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on two separate programs

Famed violin soloist Hilary Hahn returns to Salt Lake City to perform Dvořák’s Violin Concerto

Utah Symphony musicians Concertmaster Madeline Adkins, Principal Viola Brant Bayless,
Principal Cellist Rainer Eudeikis, and Principal Trumpet Travis Peterson, featured as
soloists on Masterworks programs

Utah Symphony debuts of guest conductors Karina Canellakis and Markus Stenz, and guest artists Russian pianist Boris Giltburg, Moldovian-Austrian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh; and U.S. debut of Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu

U.S. premiere of French composer Tristan Murail’s “Reflections / Reflets III,”
a Utah Symphony co-commission

Beloved classical favorites include Beethoven’s Violin Concerto with soloist Augustin Hadelich, Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Mozart’s Mass in C with Utah soprano Celena Shafer and Utah Symphony Chorus, Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals,” and Stravinsky’s “Firebird”

Launch of the new Films in Concert series with four blockbuster movies shown on the big screen
while the orchestra plays the soundtrack live

Return of Tony-Award winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell, Celtic Woman, and six-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award winning actress/singer Audra McDonald on the Entertainment Series

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 16, 2017) -- Building upon the energy, excitement and momentum of its  April 2016 Carnegie Hall performance, which was included by New York Magazine’s critic Justin Davidson on his list of the top ten classical-music concerts of 2016, Music Director Thierry Fischer and President & CEO Paul Meecham today announced the Utah Symphony’s 2017-18 season. Highlights include a landmark Saint-Saëns symphony cycle, with all five of the French composer’s symphonies recorded and released on the Hyperion label; the return of multi-GRAMMY award winning violinist Hilary Hahn to perform Dvořák’s Violin Concerto; a Leonard Bernstein festival in honor of his 100th birthday; the return of guest pianist Conrad Tao as Artist in Association; and a gala concert featuring world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming in celebration of Utah Opera’s 40th anniversary season.

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Upcoming season includes:

Gala fundraiser with international opera soprano Renée Fleming

Reprise of “La bohème,” the first opera produced by Utah Opera, double-bill of “Pagliacci” and “Gianni Schicchi,” and grand finale celebration with “Die Fledermaus”

The Utah debut of American contemporary opera "Moby-Dick"

New productions constructed in house at the Utah Opera Production Studios for “Moby-Dick” and double-bill of “Pagliacci” and “Gianni Schicchi”

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 15, 2017) — Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera’s 2017-18 season in recognition of the company’s 40th anniversary. From September 2017 to May 2018, Utah Opera will present four main-stage productions, a gala featuring soprano Renée Fleming, and numerous community collaborations that celebrate the role of the company in cultivating opera audiences in Utah, a tradition established by founder Glade Peterson.


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