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.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Nov. 11, 2016) – The 2016 holiday season with the Utah Symphony will include both annual beloved traditions and rare events with special guest artists to please all ages. Whether it be a visit from Santa and a Rudolph sing-along with the orchestra or “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” in concert; fantastic feats of strength and grace from the Cirque Musica acrobats or the beloved “Messiah” Sing-In when audience members join the Messiah Chorus and Utah Symphony musicians in Handel’s beloved masterpiece, the 2016 holiday season with the Utah Symphony promises excitement and celebration for all audiences. Tickets for all holiday performances are available at www.utahsymphony.orgor by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (November 1, 2016) – Music Director Thierry Fischer leads the Utah Symphony and Utah Symphony Chorus prepared by Dr.Barlow Bradford in Prokofiev’s remarkable cantata, “Alexander Nevsky”with the help of Russian mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosova and the University of Utah Choirs on November 18 and 19 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel Hall. The all-Prokofiev program will also feature the composer’s Symphonic Suite from the film, “Lieutenant Kijé” – both the cantata and suite will be recorded live for later release. Also on the program, Utah Symphony Concertmaster Madeline Adkins will make her Utah Symphony concerto debut in a performance of Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 2 for Violin. Tickets start at $21 and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Oct. 4, 2016) – Swashbucklers and superheroes have reason to celebrate Halloween in style this year with the Utah Symphony’s pair of stupendous entertainment concerts in the month of October. Tickets start at $12 for “Spooktacular on the Seven Seas!” and $21 for “Superheroes!” and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (September 29, 2016) – On October 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., 2014 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition medalist Andrey Gugnin returns to join the Utah Symphony in Abravanel Hall to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 as part of the 2016-17 O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series. The program also includes Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3 and will be led by acclaimed conductor Juraj Valcuha, who makes his Utah Symphony conducting debut. Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Sept. 13, 2016) – On September 27, 2016 at 7 pm, nine exceptional youth musicians from Utah will join the Utah Symphony in Abravanel Hall to perform in the 57th Annual Salute to Youth concert, led by Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda. All seats are $12 and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Sept. 6, 2016) – On September 23 and 24, vocalist and keyboardist Ellis Hall and the Utah Symphony will perform soul music favorites, including classics by Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles, and The Temptations. This energetic concert will be led by innovative pops conductor Jeff Tyzik, and will include hits like “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie, “What’d I Say” by Ray Charles, “Signed Sealed Delivered” by Stevie Wonder, and “Georgia on My Mind” by Hoagy Carmichael. Tickets start at $21 and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (September 27, 2016) – The 2016-17 Utah Opera season opens in October 2016 with Bizet’s "Carmen," which was last performed on the Utah Opera stage in January 2010 and is considered one of the most popular and frequently performed operas in the world. Five performances will be held at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre on October 8, 10, 12, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and October 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced from $21-$110, are available for purchase through www.utahopera.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.