Grammy Award-Winner Renée Elise Goldsberry of “Hamilton” to perform at the Deer Valley® Music Festival
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (July 2, 2019) – Grammy and Tony-award winning singer and actress Renée Elise Goldsberry will make her Deer Valley® Music Festival debut to perform music from “Rent,” “The Lion King,” and artists such as Aretha Franklin and Nancy Wilson, alongside guest conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez and the Utah Symphony. The performance will take place on Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 PM at the Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.
Renée Elise Goldsberry has left her mark on the world of musical theatre, stunning audiences in her role as the original Angelica Schuyler in the popular Broadway production of “Hamilton,” for which she won a Grammy and a Tony award. She has also starred in “The Lion King,” “The Color Purple,” and “Rent” on Broadway. She continues to pursue her passion for acting in the Netflix series “Altered Carbon” and has previously starred in the HBO television film adaption of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” in 2017. Ms. Goldsberry wrote and recorded an album titled “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” in 2001 and an EP titled “Beautiful” in 2006. Her Deer Valley Music Festival performance will include music from “Rent” and “The Lion King” and also tributes to some of the strongest ladies to ever grace a stage such as Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, and Sarah Vaughan.
Enrico Lopez-Yañez is the Assistant Conductor and Principal Pops Conductor Designate of the Nashville Symphony. He has previously conducted concerts with well-known artists such as Toby Keith, Jennifer Nettles, and Kenny Loggins. He is set to make appearances with the Detroit Symphony, Sarasota Orchestra and Oklahoma City Philharmonic for the 2018-2019 season. He has served as Assistant Conductor and Chorus Master for the Berkshire Opera Festival, and has won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Global Music Awards, Hollywood Music and Media Awards and more.
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s 16th season of the Deer Valley® Music Festival comprises 19 performances over seven weeks with performances in a variety of venues featuring a wide array of music styles, including musical theater, folk, classic rock, films in concert, and more. The 16th anniversary of the festival will focus on celebrating the local community, donors, and supporters through a variety of pop-up ensemble performances at existing summer events and venues throughout the community.
Throughout the 2019 festival, small Utah Symphony and Utah Opera ensembles will perform close to a dozen “pop up concerts” – many of them free – in collaboration with other community groups. Utah Symphony violinist Lynn Rosen along with pianist Alex Marshall and guitarist Tully Cathey will perform music by Paganini, Prokofiev, Bernstein, and more on Saturday, July 20 at 5:15 PM at Miner’s Plaza in Park City. The following Monday, July 22 at 6:30 PM, a woodwind trio from the Utah Symphony will present a 45-minute concert at Susan Swartz Studios in Park City.