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A Broadway Christmas with Brian Stokes Mitchell
Utah Symphony Zions Bank Entertainment Series
Artists: Brian Stokes Mitchell, guest artist
Descripton: Broadway legend and Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Utah Symphony for a special night of holiday cheer, featuring classic carols and iconic Christmas songs such as “White Christmas” and “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch!”

Fri 12/15/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/16/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Here Comes Santa Claus!
Utah Symphony LDS Church Foundation Family Series
Artists:
Description: Nothing sets the holiday scene like hearing your wintry favorites performed live by the Utah Symphony. Kids from one to ninety-two will enjoy the musical gifts on stage, with a joyful sing-along closing out the concert. There may even be a special appearance by the jolly man, himself.
Sat 12/16/17 11:00AM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/16/17 12:30PM Abravanel Hall


LeAnn Rimes: Today is Christmas with the Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony Special Event
Artists: LeAnn Rimes, vocalist
Description:This holiday, join LeAnn Rimes for an intimate and soulful Christmas performance featuring her holiday classics, greatest hits, and songs from her new critically acclaimed album Remnants. The LeAnn Rimes: Today is Christmas Tour 2017 comes to Abravanel Hall for a special performance featuring the Utah Symphony.
Signature Performance: No subscriber or group discounts available.
Tue 12/19/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Utah Symphony - Films In Concert Series
Music by John Williams
Artists: Justin Freer, conductor | Utah Symphony
Descripton: Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious house-elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Harry, Ron and Hermione will require all their magical abilities and courage to save Hogwarts! Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Utah Symphony perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.
HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)
Signature Performance: No subscriber or group discounts available.
Thu 12/21/17 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Fri 12/22/17 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/23/17 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Hilary Hahn plays Dvorák’s Violin Concerto

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Hilary Hahn, violin

Program:  Haydn: Symphony No. 8 “Le soir” | Dvorák: Selections from Slavonic Dances | Dvorák: Violin Concerto

Thu 1/4/18 7:30PM de Jong Concert Hall


Hilary Hahn plays Dvorák’s Violin Concerto

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Hilary Hahn, violin

Program:  Haydn: Symphony No. 8 “Le soir” | Dvorák: Selections from Slavonic Dances | Dvorák: Violin Concerto

Fri 1/5/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 1/6/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Fischer conducts Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Stephen Hough, piano

Program:  Stravinsky: Funeral Song | Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1 | Stravinsky: The Firebird

Fri 1/12/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 1/13/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Jake Heggie & Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick
Utah Opera Series
Artists: Music by Jake Heggie | Libretto by Gene Scheer | Commissioned by The Dallas Opera Company | Kristine McIntyre, director | Joseph Mechavich, conductor | Erhard Rom, Set Designer | Jessica Jahn, Costume Designer | Joshua Dennis, Greenhorn | Roger Honeywell, Captain Ahab | David Adam Moore, Starbuck | Musa Ngqungwana, Queequeg | Jasmine Habersham, Pip | Craig Irvin, Stubb | Jesus Murillo, Captain Gardiner | Anthony Buck, Nantucket Sailor | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony

Description: Obsession has never run deeper. Since its debut in 2010, Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s opera adaptation of Melville’s classic novel has enraptured audiences with its innovative storytelling. Now, come experience this entirely new production created by and for Utah Opera. Don’t miss this incredible combination of astounding visuals and spellbinding music as Utah Opera sweeps you out to sea on a quest fueled by one man’s willingness to risk everything for revenge.
Sat 1/20/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Mon 1/22/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Wed 1/24/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Fri 1/26/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Sun 1/28/18 2:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre


Mozart & Haydn

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor | Ronald Brautigam, piano

Program:  Mozart: Overture to Così fan tutte| Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 “Jeunehomme” | Mozart: Eine kleine nachtmusik | Haydn: Symphony No. 99

Fri 2/2/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 2/3/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Dancing & Romancing
Utah Symphony Zions Bank Entertainment Series
Artists: Andy Einhorn, conductor | Joan Hess, guest artist | Kirby Ward, guest artist

Descripton: The timeless elegance and romance of the golden age of Hollywood musicals will sweep you off your feet with song and dance standards inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and “the queen of tap dancing” herself, Eleanor Powell. You’ll be dancing cheek to cheek by the time the concert is over!

Fri 2/9/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 2/10/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


High Noon in Concert
Utah Symphony - Zions Bank Films In Concert Series
Artists: TBD, conductor | Utah Symphony
Descripton: Saddle up for the greatest showdown in the history of cinema! In his Oscar-winning role for best actor, Gary Cooper stars as a lawman who stands alone to defend his town against a gang of revenge-seeking outlaws. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as High Noon plays on the big screen while the Utah Symphony performs the intense music of Dimitri Tiomkin’s award-winning score live.
Sat 2/17/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Bernstein at 100: Symphony No. 2 with Conrad Tao

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Conrad Tao, piano

Program: Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre | Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 1 | Bernstein: Symphony No. 2 “Age of Anxiety”

Fri 2/23/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 2/24/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Bernstein at 100: Chichester Psalms & Divertimento

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Barlow Bradford, chorus director | Boy Soprano from The Madeleine Choir School | University of Utah Choirs | Utah Symphony Chorus

Program:  Saint-Saëns: Symphony in A Major | Bernstein: Chichester Psalms | Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms | Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra

Fri 3/2/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 3/3/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi
Utah Opera Series
Artists: Tara Faircloth, director | Joseph Colaneri, conductor | Laura Hawkes, set designer Wayne Tigges, Tonio / Gianni Schicchi Scott Piper, Canio | Marina Costa Jackson, Nedda / Lauretta | Aaron Blake, Beppe/ Rinucchio | Michael Adams, Silvio/Betto | Melissa Parks, Zita | Patrick Blackwell, Simone | Abigail Rethwisch, Nella Christopher Oglesby, Gherardo | TBD, Marco | Melanie Ashkar, La Ciesca | Jesús Vicente Murillo, Ser Amantio di Nicolao | TBD, Maestro Spinelloccio | TBD, Pinellino | TBD, Guccio | Chorister from The Madeleine Choir School, Gherardino | Choristers from The Madeleine Choir School | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony

Description: Playing the Clown & Clowning Around. Enjoy a sensational double-bill performance featuring some of the most beloved music in all of opera. The performance begins with Pagliacci, Leoncavallo’s emotionally intense masterpiece of passion, infidelity and murder with the famous aria “Vesti la giubba,” sung by the clown Canio, a signature role of Utah Opera’s founder Glade Peterson. Next, heartbreak turns into laughter as Utah Opera explores the lighter side of Puccini with Gianni Schicchi. See what unfolds when a man of great wealth dies and leaves behind a secret will, a gang of scheming heirs, and a hilarious mess. Watch, listen, and laugh, where you’ll find comedy in the chaos.
Sat 3/10/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Mon 3/12/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Wed 3/14/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Fri 3/16/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Sun 3/18/18 2:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre


Dr. Seuss's Green Eggs and Ham
Utah Symphony LDS Church Foundation Family Series
Artists: Kimberly Schroeder, actor and soprano | Sara Valentine, actor
Description:“Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?” Spend your Saturday with Sam-I-Am in this orchestral celebration of Dr. Seuss classic culinary curiosity. The Utah Symphony, partnering with the vaudeville-inspired troupe Really Inventive Stuff, presents Rob Kapilow's delightful composition a musical feast for the whole family.
Sat 3/17/18 11:00AM Abravanel Hall


Audra McDonald with the Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony Zions Bank Entertainment Series
Artists: Audra McDonald, guest artist

Descripton: With a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two GRAMMY Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, Audra McDonald has off-the-charts vocal talent and artistry to match. Known for her roles on Broadway in Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and Porgy and Bess, McDonald also won TV fame for Private Practice. Welcome one of the most honored performers of her generation to Abravanel Hall for an unforgettable performance with the Utah Symphony.

Signature Performance: No subscriber or group discounts available.
Fri 3/23/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 3/24/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Finishing Touches - Tchaikovsky’s “Little Russian” & Prokofiev with Conrad Tao

Artists: Karina Canellakis, conductor | Conrad Tao, piano

Program: Franck: Le chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman) | Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 | Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2 “Little Russian”

Fri 4/6/18 10:00AM Abravanel Hall


Tchaikovsky’s “Little Russian” & Prokofiev with Conrad Tao

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Karina Canellakis, conductor | Conrad Tao, piano

Program: Franck: Le chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman) | Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2 | Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 2 “Little Russian”

Fri 4/6/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 4/7/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Whole Lotta Shakin’—From Swing to Rock
Utah Symphony Zions Bank Entertainment Series
Artists: Michael Krajewski, conductor | Dave Bennett, guest artist

Descripton:Don’t miss this incredible evening filled with chart-topping hits from golden age of swing and early days of rock ‘n’ roll. You’ll escape back in time as clarinetist-guitarist-pianist Dave Bennett performs fully orchestrated favorites with the Utah Symphony—from “I Got Rhythm” and “Sing, Sing, Sing” to your favorites from Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash.

Fri 4/13/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 4/14/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Enchantment Theatre Company presents Scheherazade
Utah Symphony LDS Church Foundation Family Series
Artists:
Description: Join Scheherazade, our storyteller heroine, and sail on Sinbad’s ship to exotic lands, battle a giant dragon with the Kalandar Prince, and discover Aladdin’s lamp and the surprises hidden inside. Enjoy stunning costumes, spellbinding magic and spectacular puppets all set to the evocative music of Rimsky-Korsakov performed by the Utah Symphony.
Sat 4/14/18 11:00AM Abravanel Hall


Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Alexandra Dariescu

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Kazuki Yamada, conductor | Alexandra Dariescu, piano

Program: Nielsen: Helios Overture | Grieg: Piano Concerto | Sibelius: Symphony No 2

Fri 4/20/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 4/21/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Fischer conducts Shostakovich

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Boris Giltburg, piano | Travis Peterson, trumpet

Program:  Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 1 | Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 | Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

Fri 4/27/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 4/28/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote & Zarathustra

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Rainer Eudeikis, cello | Brant Bayless, viola

Program: R. Strauss: Serenade for Winds | R. Strauss: Don Quixote, Fantastic Variations on a Theme of a Knightly Character | R. Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra

Fri 5/4/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 5/5/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus
Utah Opera Series
Artists: Kyle Lang, director | Gary Thor Wedow, conductor | Sara Gartland, Rosalinde | Daniel Belcher, Eisenstein | Troy Cook, Dr. Falke | Abigail Rethwisch, Adele | Robert Breault, Alfred | Christopher Oglesby, Dr. Blind | Melanie Ashkar, Sally | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony

Description: Revenge in its most ridiculous form. Take a lot of champagne. Combine it with a cast of outrageous characters. Add in a bat costume. Now stir it into a gigantic party, and you have a recipe for something ridiculously fun. Join Utah Opera for a lavish costumed spectacle that celebrates the close of our 40th Anniversary the best way we know how—with an uproarious production of the ultimate party opera.
Sat 5/12/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Mon 5/14/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Wed 5/16/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Fri 5/18/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Sun 5/20/18 2:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre


All-Star Evening
Utah Symphony Special Event
Artists:Conner Gray Covington, conductor | Jarom Martineau, piano
Description: Witness the talent of Utah’s young musicians! Hear teen pianist Jarom Martineau, chosen as the All-Star soloist at the annual Salute to Youth audition, perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Then, talented high school instrumentalists perform side-by-side with the Utah Symphony in this annual tradition.
Tue 5/22/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Finishing Touches - Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Madeline Adkins, violin

Program:  Tristan Murail: Reflections / Reflets III (U.S. Premiere, Utah Symphony Commission) | Korngold: Violin Concerto | Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

Fri 5/25/18 10:00AM Abravanel Hall


Season Finale: Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Madeline Adkins, violin

Program:  Tristan Murail: Reflections / Reflets III (U.S. Premiere, Utah Symphony Commission) | Korngold: Violin Concerto | Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2

Fri 5/25/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 5/26/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall