The Music of Schubert Will Draw the Deer Valley® Music Festival Chamber Concert Series to a Close on August 7
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (July 25, 2019) – The Utah Symphony will make their final Chamber Concert Series performance of the summer led by guest conductor David Danzmayr and featuring guitarist Bokyung Byun, as they perform music from 19th century Austrian composer Schubert, as well as compositions from Mozart, Rodrigo, and Tauský. The Deer Valley® Music Festival Chamber Concert series will come to a close on Wednesday, August 7 at 8 PM at St. Mary’s Church in Park City. Tickets to the concert start at $40 and are on sale now.
David Danzmayr is Chief Conductor of the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, the first to hold this title in seven years. He is Music Director of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra and previously served as Music Director of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra in Chicago. He has been described by critics as “extremely good, concise, clear, incisive and expressive,” and has been applauded for his versatile experience as a conductor.
Korean guitarist Bokyung Byun has been praised as a musician and an educator. Her highly sought-after talent has earned her first place prizes at multiple international competitions, including the prestigious JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, making her the first woman ever to do so at that competition. She has performed as a soloist for orchestras such as the Buffalo Philharmonic, West Los Angeles Symphony, New Juilliard Ensemble, The Little Orchestra Society, the Euro-Asian Philharmonic, and the Aspen Music Festival Orchestra.
Franz Schubert wrote Symphony No. 3 in 1815, just after his 18th birthday. Although not published during his lifetime, this work was written during what many call Schubert’s “miracle year”, and is highly praised as a melodic masterpiece. It is described as encapsulating Schubert’s youthful vitality while producing a sound that is mature and dignified. The symphony consists of four movements, each moving fluidly from one dynamic to the next without disrupting the music’s powerful performance.
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s 16th season of the Deer Valley® Music Festival comprises 19 performances over 7 weeks with performances in a variety of venues featuring a wide array of music styles, including musical theater, folk, rock, jazz, and more. This performance is one of five Wednesday evening chamber concerts at St. Mary of the Assumption Church featuring the Utah Symphony’s principal players. The 16th season of the festival continues to focus on celebrating community involvement and engagement through a series of pop-up ensemble performances at existing summer events and venues throughout the community, including the Park Silly Sunday Market and Mountain Town Music. A new Gallery Series also brings small ensembles to two galleries on Main Street in Park City, a chance to experience live music and evocative contemporary art together.
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. Members of the Utah Symphony Youth Guild will perform music on stage at the Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater on Wednesday, August 7 at 5:30 PM.