Jon Kimura Parker plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Friday, November 17, 2017 7:30PM
Abravanel Hall

Jon Kimura Parker plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
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Utah Symphony's O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series


Touch the sublime with a little help from the fingers of pianist Jon Kimura Parker, “an insightful energetic soloist” (The New York Times), as he joins the Utah Symphony to bring you the irresistible melody and variations of Rachmaninoff’s beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth makes a welcome return to conduct Elgar’s generous and genuine Symphony No. 1, which the composer described as representing “great charity and a massive hope in the future.”

VENUE: Abravanel Hall, 123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 | Get Directions


Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano


Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Elgar: Symphony No. 1


Deseret News: “This Utah violinist studied with Itzhak Perlman and plays a rare violin – now he’s coming home” (Oct. 26, 2017) READ


Salt Lake Tribune: “Will Hagen hits one out of the park in Utah Symphony return” (Nov. 4, 2017) READ

Daily Utah Chronicle: “Utah Symphony Entertains with Rachmaninoff’s ‘Symphonic Dances’” (Nov. 8, 2017) READ


Symphony Season Sponsor & Guest Artist Sponsor

Eccles Foundation

Masterworks Series Sponsor

OC Tanner

Conductor Sponsor


Concert Sponsor

Larry H Miller Family Foundation   ZAP


RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours including intermission.
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.