Utah Symphony to Visit Hurricane, Utah on “Forever Mighty® Tour”
August 14 concert relocated from the O.C. Tanner Amphitheater in Springdale due to damage caused to the venue during a July 2021 flash flood.
“We are grateful to the city of Hurricane’s Mayor John Bramall, the city council and citizens for welcoming the Utah Symphony to their community,” said Steven Brosvik, President & CEO of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera. “Each performance on our tour provides a unique opportunity for Utahns to gather and experience the intersection of live music, culture, landscape and nature. As we looked at locations for this performance, we gravitated quickly towards Hurricane Valley as a beautiful place to visit and experience the Utah Symphony.”
All tickets previously reserved for the August 14 performance in Springdale are valid at the relocated venue in Hurricane, Utah. Forever Mighty® Tour events are free, but advance reservations are requested. Additional tickets to this event will be made available exclusively for local residents beginning Thursday, July 29 at noon by visiting https://utahsymphony.org/forever-mighty-tour/ or by calling 801-533-NOTE (6683) during regular business hours. Details will be sent separately.
Located 25 miles outside of Zion National Park, Hurricane offers unique opportunities for recreational and cultural experiences and is surrounded by unique geology with the Colorado Plateau to the east and Great Basin to the west. In addition to the national park, visitors can explore 15,000 acres of perfectly sculpted sand dunes at Sand Hollow State Park, camp and fish at Quail Creek State Park or hike and mountain bike in the nearby Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. The Hurricane Valley Heritage Park Museum gives visitors a glimpse into the lives of the city’s pioneers and the Bradshaw House museum is significant as the first permanent house built in the town.
This performance marks the first time the Utah Symphony has performed in Hurricane. Joining the orchestra for this performance is violinist Aubree Oliverson, a 22-year-old Utah native with an international career who made her solo debut with the Utah Symphony at the age of eleven. Oliverson performs selections from Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir d’un lieu cher,” John Williams’ arrangement of “Tango” from “Por una Cabeza” by Carlos Gardel and “Summer, III. Presto” from Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons.” Fischer conducts “Nimrod” from Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” in memory of the lives lost to the pandemic and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Flight of the Bumblebee” to honor the 125th Anniversary of Utah, the Beehive State. “Jupiter” from Holst’s “The Planets” and John William’s Main Theme from “Star Wars” as a nod to Utah’s vast catalog of International Dark Sky Parks and Communities.
The August 14 concert relocation is needed due to a July 2021 flash flood which caused damage to the structure and surrounding area of the O.C. Tanner Amphitheater. The amphitheater will be closed for repairs for an estimated six to eight months.