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Utah Symphony announces 2019 Deer Valley Music Festival

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) today announced the lineup for the Utah Symphony’s 2019 Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah. The seven-week, 19-concert music festival begins on Friday, June 28, 2019 and runs through Saturday, August 10, 2019. Subscriptions, group and VIP tickets are on sale now. Single-concert tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 10 AM at deervalleymusicfestival.org, 801-533-NOTE (801-533-6683) and through ArtTix outlets.

The 16th annual festival continues the tradition of pairing well-known, popular artists with the Utah Symphony in the beautiful outdoor setting at Park City’s Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. This summer includes Utah Symphony performances with Utah-native Marie Osmond, Broadway-sensation Kristin Chenoweth, folk rock duo Indigo Girls, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, and Broadway singer Renée Elise Goldsberry from the original cast of “Hamilton.”

The schedule at Deer Valley Resort also features the Utah Symphony with the annual Patriotic Celebration; Bravo Broadway: Life is a Cabaret featuring a tribute to songwriters Kander and Ebb; America in Space, a cinematic presentation honoring the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing; tributes to Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones; Disney in Concert “A Magical Celebration” with music from recent Disney films including “Moana,” “Coco” and “Frozen”; a live-to-picture performance of Steven Spielberg’s cinematic masterpiece “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial;” and the perennial festival favorite, “1812 Overture” with live cannon fire on the hillside provided by Cannoneers of the Wasatch and Ukrainian pianist Anna Fedorova performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Wednesdays at St. Mary’s Church feature the Utah Symphony in an intimate venue with gentle breezes and views of the Wasatch Mountains during five classical concerts. The 2019 Chamber Series includes Russian violinist Maria Ioudenitch performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Utah Symphony’s Principal Cello Rainer Eudeikis performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto, Utah Symphony’s Associate Principal Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle performing Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra and Dvořák’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra, 2018 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition silver medalist Aristo Sham performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and classical guitarist Bokyung Byun performing Rodrigo’s “Fantasia para un gentilhombre.” Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington, David Danzmayr and Christian Reif conduct the performances.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera continues to focus on community involvement and engagement with a series of “Pop-up” Performances featuring smaller Utah Symphony and Utah Opera ensembles. The short performances occur around Park City and Summit County at existing events and in collaboration with other local festivals, including the Park Silly Sunday Market and Mountain Town Music, as a way of extending thanks to the community for hosting the Utah Symphony in its summer home.

This summer the festival expands its new Gallery Series with small ensembles of Utah Symphony musicians performing at the Susan Swartz Studios and Gallery MAR on Main Street in Park City. Ticket buyers are invited to come early for light refreshments and view the art on display. Musicians performing at these events will be announced at a later date.

“There’s no better venue than the Deer Valley® Music Festival for experiencing some of the world’s greatest musical artists performing with our very own Utah Symphony under the stars,” said Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham. “In our 16th festival, we are thrilled to be able to increase the number of concerts presented at Snow Park Amphitheater and St. Mary’s to 19, and to continue the community pop-up performances begun last year. Thank you to all the many supporters who help to make the festival possible in this unique location. We are deeply grateful.”

In- and out-of-state visitors to the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley® Music Festival boost the Summit County tourism economy through activities surrounding their concert attendance. A 2018 post-festival survey of visitors from outside Summit County found 86 percent of respondents indicated that they had eaten at a local restaurant in conjunction with a Deer Valley® Music Festival concert, 54 percent went shopping, 45 percent visited Park City’s historic Main Street and 54 percent participated in a recreational outdoor activity such as hiking or biking. An overwhelming 70 percent of respondents said that the Deer Valley® Music Festival influenced their decision to visit Summit County. The festival has grown to an annual attendance of more than 45,000.

Ticket Information

Subscription, group and VIP tickets for the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley® Music Festival are on sale now. The Park City Locals Sale for Summit and Wasatch County residents takes place on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at a time and location to be announced at a later date. Single-concert tickets for the general public will go on sale on April 9, 2019 at 10 a.m. Lodging packages, which can include tickets to performances, are available through lodging partners starting in May. Programming and guest artists are subject to change. Performance tickets and lodging information are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at deervalleymusicfestival.org.

VIP Packages

VIP packages for the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley® Music Festival can include premium reserved seating, VIP parking, pre-concert gourmet dinners at Deer Valley Resort, playbill recognition and intermission receptions. VIPs have first access to Salon events featuring intimate performances in luxurious private residences by festival artists. VIP packages are available at varying levels and all include a charitable contribution.  For more information, please call (801) 869-9011, email vipevents@usuo.org, or visit https://deervalleymusicfestival.org/tickets/vip-packages/.

Volunteer Information

Volunteers for the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley® Music Festival are needed in multiple positions: ushers, ticket takers, backstage, etc. Benefits include a complimentary ticket voucher, T-shirt and the opportunity to work closely with guest artists. Visit https://usuo.org/support-live-music/volunteer/ for more information.