SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 18, 2016) – Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced its first batch of concerts for the 2016 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. Highlights of the six-week music festival, which begins on July 2, 2016 and runs through August 6, 2016, include Utah Symphony performances with high-energy, new wave rock band, The B-52s; Matthew Morrison, who starred as teacher Will Schuster on TV’s “Glee”; DreamWorks Animation in Concert with scenes from favorite movies including “Home,” “Shrek,” “How to Train Your Dragon,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Madagascar;” a tribute to the music of late rock legend David Bowie, and violinist Robert McDuffie performing Philip Glass’ The American Four Seasons.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 18, 2016) -- Utah Symphony | Utah Opera confirmed a change in piano soloist from Kirill Gerstein to George Li for the March 25 and 26 performances of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at Abravanel Hall. Mr. Li, who will make his Utah Symphony debut, will play with the Utah Symphony under the baton of esteemed guest conductor Robert Spano. Included in the repertoire are works by Wagner and Respighi. Tickets, priced from $18 to $84, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.orgor by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 17, 2016) – Utah Symphony welcomes guest conductor/composer Matthias Pintscher and pianist Teo Gheorghiu in his Utah Symphony debut to Abravanel Hall on March 4 and 5 at 7:30 PM for performances featuring Saint-Saëns “Egyptian” Piano Concerto. This repertoire also includes the Utah Symphony debut of an original work written by Maestro Pintscher, “idyll” for Orchestra, as well as Ravel’s “Alborada del gracioso,” and Debussy’s “La mer.” Tickets, priced from $18 to $79, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Feb. 16, 2016) – Utah Symphony today announced two special concerts have been added to the 2016-17 season, including a gala season opening performance on Tues., September 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Abravanel Hall featuring pianist Mary Anne Huntsman playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto 2 in C Minor under the baton of Music Director Thierry Fischer. The Utah Symphony will also perform a holiday concert with Celtic Woman on Wed., December 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Abravanel Hall. Tickets are available for purchase to subscribers currently by calling (801) 533-6683 and to the general public on June 28, 2016 through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 4, 2016) – Ballet West and the Utah Symphony will share the Abravanel Hall stage on February 26 & 27 at 7:30 PM in celebration of the Orchestra’s 75th anniversary season. The performance features Utah Symphony performing Debussy’s “Jeux” with dancers from world-renowned Ballet West, in choreography co-commissioned by Utah Symphony as well as music by Gottschalk, Gershwin, and Ravel. 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 27, 2016) – In celebration of Valentine’s Day, on Sunday, February 14 Utah Opera will present Bon Appétit!, a charming, one-act opera composed by Lee Hoiby and inspired by American chef Julia Child at 6:30 pm at OP Rockwell on Main Street, Park City. The delicious evening of laughter includes a 10-course catered meal by Culinary Crafts and entertainment in the form of the short opera, as the flamboyant master chef teaches the makings of a classic French chocolate cake – Le Gâteau au Chocolat L’Éminence Brune. Tickets are $175 per person and available at: www.culinarycrafts.com/pop-up-restaurants/
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.