Utah Arts Review – Utah Symphony members downsize gracefully for chamber program
by Ed Reichel
With all Salt Lake County-operated venues shuttered through March 24, the Utah Symphony has begun recording live performances for its new On Demand series, which can be streamed through the orchestra’s website.
The most recent stream was a chamber music program offering selections from quartets by Mozart and Mendelssohn. Performed by violinists Yuki MacQueen and Alex Martin (alternating in the first-violin position), violist Joel Gibbs and cellist John Eckstein, the concert gave these musicians the opportunity of showcasing their talents outside of their normal symphonic environment. All players were masked and socially distanced from each other on the Abravanel Hall stage.