Gov. Herbert and other prominent Utahns in attendance to support orchestra’s 75th anniversary season
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 21, 2016) – As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, the Utah Symphony will return to New York City on April 29 to perform at Carnegie Hall, marking its first performance in the esteemed concert venue in more than 40 years. Tickets are available starting at $25 directly for purchase through Carnegie Hall at www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/4/29/0800/PM/Utah-Symphony-Orchestra/
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 22, 2016) – Join the Utah Symphony for a performance through space of Holst’s The Planets featuring NASA HD video footage. Led by world renowned conductor Hans Graf, this performance also features the women of the Utah Symphony Chorus. Tickets, priced from $18-$79, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.orgor by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (March 9, 2016) – Join the Utah Symphony for a contemporary rendition of the timeless children’s story “Mary Had a Little Lamb” led by Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda and narrated by Micah Levy, the composer of “Mary.” Families are invited to enjoy Micah Levy’s entertaining version of the children’s story, entitled “The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (Who) Had a Little Lamb” on March 19 at 11 AM or 12:30 PM in Abravanel Hall. Tickets, priced from $6-$18, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.orgor by calling (801) 355-2787.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (February 25, 2016) – In March 2016, Giuseppe Verdi’s grand opera spectacle, “Aïda,” returns to Salt Lake City with a production new to Utah audiences, after more than a decade since the last Utah Opera production in October 2004. Five performances, held at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, are March 12, 14, 16, 18 at 7:30 p.m. and March 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced from $18-$107, are available for purchase throughwww.utahopera.orgor by calling (801) 355-2787.
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/