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Barber's Violin Concerto
Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series
Artists: Jun Märkl, conductor | Karen Gomyo, violin
Program: Barber: Adagio for Strings | Barber: Violin Concerto | Brahms (arr. Schoenberg): Piano Quartet No. 1
Technical Fireworks
Join the Utah Symphony and internationally acclaimed violinist Karen Gomyo for Samuel Barber’s exquisite Violin Concerto, a piece revered as one of the finest compositions of the last century.
Fri 4/28/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 4/29/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


<i>Rhapsody in Blue</i>
Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series
Artists: Kazuki Yamada, conductor | Benyamin Nuss, piano
Program: Copland: El Salón México | Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue | Rimsky-Korsakov: Scherherazade
Fri 5/5/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 5/6/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Mozart's <i>Don Giovanni</i>
Utah Opera performance
Description: Whether it’s an act of lust or an act of violence, Don Giovanni does whatever he wants, to whomever he pleases. You might be surprised by how much his angst and unrest resonate with you in this hypnotic tale of a man who refuses to change, damn the consequences.
Sat 5/13/17 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Mon 5/15/17 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Wed 5/17/17 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Fri 5/19/17 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Sun 5/21/17 2:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre


All-Star Evening: Dvo&#345;ák’s Violin Concerto
Utah Symphony Special Event
Artists: Rei Hotoda, conductor | Karen Ferry, violin | Musicians selected from Area Youth Orchestras
Description: Witness the talent of Utah’s young musicians! The state’s best high school instrumentalists perform side-by-side with the Utah Symphony and one very special young musician performs as soloist in this annual tradition.
Tue 5/23/17 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Finishing Touches: <i>The Rite of Spring</i>
Utah Symphony Finishing Touches Open Rehearsal
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Simone Porter, violin
Rehearsal Selected From: Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un lieu cher | Varèse: Amériques | Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Description: Experience a behind-the-scenes look at our orchestra during four Masterworks Series rehearsals. Includes light refreshments in the lobby prior to the rehearsal. Please note that these events are working rehearsals and programming is chosen from that weekend's selections at the discretion of the conductor.
Fri 5/26/17 10:00AM Abravanel Hall


<i>The Rite of Spring</i>
Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Simone Porter, violin
Program: Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d’un lieu cher | Varèse: Amériques | Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Fri 5/26/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 5/27/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Patriotic Celebration featuring Lisa Vroman
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Jerry Steichen, conductor | Lisa Vroman, vocalist | Utah Symphony
Description: Escape into the purple mountain majesties with Broadway star Lisa Vroman, who thrilled audiences as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera, as she joins the Utah Symphony for a special red, white, and blue celebration.
Sat 7/1/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Vivaldi’s <i>Four Seasons</i>
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Sorenson Legacy Foundation Chamber Series
Artists: Madeline Adkins, leader and violin soloist | Utah Symphony
Program: Respighi: Selections from Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite III | Mozart: Symphony No. 29 | Vivaldi: The Four Seasons
Wed 7/5/17 8:00PM St. Mary of the Assumption


Ella at 100: Patti Austin sings Ella Fitzgerald with the Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor | Patti Austin, vocalist | Utah Symphony
Description: Celebrate the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald with a remarkable tribute to the “First Lady of Song.” GRAMMY Award-winner Patti Austin and the Utah Symphony will showcase glorious symphonic renditions of Ella’s favorites, including The Man I Love, Miss Otis Regrets, How High the Moon, and more.
Fri 7/7/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


The Beach Boys with the Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor | Mike Love, lead vocals | Bruce Johnston, keyboards/vocals | Jeffrey Foskett, guitar/vocals | Brian Eichenberger, bass/vocals | Tim Bonhomme, keyboards/vocals | John Cowsill, percussion /vocals | Scott Totten, guitar/vocals | Utah Symphony
Description: Have Fun, Fun, Fun while listening to one of Utah’s favorite bands perform with the Utah Symphony! Experience the close vocal harmonies and Good Vibrations of The Beach Boys as they conjure timeless memories of surf, sun, and endless summers.
Signature Performance: No subscriber or group discounts available.
Sat 7/8/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


A Night at Bach’s Coffeehouse
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Sorenson Legacy Foundation Chamber Series
Artists: Jeannette Sorrell, conductor and harpsichord | Utah Symphony
Program: Telemann: Don Quixote | J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 | Telemann: Grillen-Symphonie | J. S. Bach: Suite No. 1 | Vivaldi (arr. Sorrell): La Folia (Madness)
Wed 7/12/17 8:00PM St. Mary of the Assumption


Gershwin’s Greatest Hits featuring Rhapsody in Blue
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: John Morris Russell, conductor | Kevin Cole, pianist | Utah Symphony
Description: Join the Utah Symphony and pianist Kevin Cole—who’s been called “the best Gershwin pianist in America today” by the Chicago Tribune—as they perform George Gershwin’s greatest hits under the stars. Program includes a medley featuring Swanee, The Man I Love, and Strike up the Band; variations on I Got Rhythm; Promenade (Walking the Dog); Rhapsody in Blue; Cuban Overture; “Symphonic Picture” from Porgy and Bess; and An American in Paris
Fri 7/14/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: John Morris Russell, conductor | Leslie Odom, Jr., vocalist | Utah Symphony
Description: Winner of the 2016 Best Actor Tony Award for his performance in Hamilton, Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. joins the Utah Symphony for an unforgettable performance that combines old standards—including a tribute to Nat King Cole—with Broadway and Jazz hits that have his solo albums topping the charts.
Sat 7/15/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Hotoda conducts Beethoven, Haydn & More
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Sorenson Legacy Foundation Chamber Series
Artists: Rei Hotoda, conductor | Hana Chang, violin | Utah Symphony
Program: Mozart: Overture to The Impresario | Beethoven: Violin Romance No. 1 | Haydn: Symphony No. 94 “Surprise” | Fauré: Pavane | Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen | Beethoven: Selections from The Creatures of Prometheus
Wed 7/19/17 8:00PM St. Mary of the Assumption


The Music of Prince with the Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Brent Havens, conductor | Marshall Charloff, lead singer & guitar | Utah Symphony
Description: One of the most prolific artists of our time, Prince solidified his place in music history with an astounding range of eclectic styles both vocally and instrumentally, including funk, rock, R&B, pop and many others. Join the Utah Symphony and Windborne Music for a spectacular tribute to The Music of Prince.
Thu 7/20/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Diana Krall
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Diana Krall, vocalist | Note: The Utah Symphony does not perform on this program
Description: Experience Diana Krall’s unique artistry, which transcends any single musical style and has made her one of the most acclaimed artists of our time, as the GRAMMY-winning singer returns to the festival for a performance with her band as part of her 2017 world tour. Tickets to this performance include a copy* of her highly anticipated new album Turn Up The Quiet.
Signature Performance: No group or subscription discounts available
* One album copy for every two tickets purchased.
Fri 7/21/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert with the Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Justin Freer, conductor | Utah Symphony
Description: The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert features the Utah Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Relive the magic of the film on the big screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.
Brought to you by Cineconcerts. More info at HarryPotterinConcert.com. 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)
Sat 7/22/17 7:00PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Calcara plays Copland
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Sorenson Legacy Foundation Chamber Series
Artists: Conner Gray Covington, conductor | Tad Calcara, clarinet | Utah Symphony
Program: Debussy (arr. Büsser): Petite Suite | Copland: Clarinet Concerto | Rossini: Overture to The Italian Girl in Algiers | Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”
Wed 7/26/17 8:00PM St. Mary of the Assumption


DISNEY IN CONCERT <i>A Dream Is A Wish</i>
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Andy Einhorn, conductor
Stephanie Gerson, vocalist
Lisa Livesay, vocalist
Andrew Johnson, vocalist
Aaron Phillips, vocalist
Description: DISNEY IN CONCERT A Dream is a Wish will transport you into the musical world of classic and contemporary Disney Animated Feature films to discover that dreams really do come true. Join us as we awaken a little mermaid who longs to be human, a lion cub who struggles to find his place in the circle of life, and two sisters who wish to warm a frozen relationship. The stories of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Aladdin, and more, are told through the talents of four Broadway-caliber singers, original Disney film footage and sweeping orchestral scores performed by the Utah Symphony and conducted by Andy Einhorn. The magic of Disney storytelling comes to life once again and reminds us anew that anything is possible, “…if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true.”
Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts © All rights reserved
Fri 7/28/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Ben Folds with the Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Andy Einhorn, conductor | Ben Folds, vocalist | Utah Symphony
Description: After a sell-out performance in 2014, top Billboard and folk rock sensation Ben Folds is back by popular demand performing his greatest hits with the Utah Symphony. Don’t miss this incredible evening featuring one of the major music influencers of our generation.
Sat 7/29/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Tchaikovsky’s <i>1812 Overture</i> & Piano Concerto No. 1
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Rei Hotoda, conductor | Andrew Staupe, piano | Cannoneers of the Wasatch | Utah Symphony
Description: Experience the grand opening chords and exuberant outbursts of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, followed by his explosive 1812 Overture, an annual tradition and festival favorite. This exhilarating score is accompanied by live cannon blasts.
Program:
Dvorák Carnival Overture, Opus 92
Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1
Sousa The Washington Post
Tchaikovsky Selections from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
Fri 8/4/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles celebrating the 50th anniversary of <i>Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band</i>
Utah Symphony's Deer Valley® Music Festival
Artists: Presented by James Owens | Martin Herman, conductor | Classical Mystery Tour, guest artist | Utah Symphony
Description: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and hear Classical Mystery Tour and the Utah Symphony perform the entire album, including Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds, With a Little Help From My Friends, A Day in the Life, as well as other timeless classics by The Beatles.
Sat 8/5/17 7:30PM Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater


Indiana Jones - Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert
Utah Symphony - Films In Concert Series
Music by John Williams
Artists: Constantine Kitsopoulos, conductor | Utah Symphony
Descripton: The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the ultimate great adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark, with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by the Utah Symphony. The year is 1936, and professor of archeology and “obtainer of rare antiquities” Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S. Army Intelligence to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis. Indy’s quest takes him to Nepal and Egypt, reuniting him with an old friend (John Rhys-Davies), an old foe (Paul Freeman), and an ex-flame (Karen Allen) who falls somewhere in between. Armed with his hat, whip and wits, our intrepid hero must face formidable enemies – and impossible odds – to save the day and the world.
Raiders of the Lost Ark licensed by Lucasfilm Ltd and Paramount Pictures. Motion Picture, Artwork, Photos © 1981 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Thu 9/7/17 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Fri 9/8/17 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


An Evening with Renée Fleming In Celebration of Utah Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season
Utah Opera Special Event
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Renee Fleming, soprano | Utah Opera Chorus
Description:A fundraising gala to support Utah Opera’s education programs.
Kick off our 40th Anniversary season with international opera sensation Renée Fleming. If you’ve already seen this world’s beloved opera singer on television, this is your chance to see her live, in-person on the stage. Experience Ms. Fleming’s trademark lyricism as we celebrate Utah Opera’s past and support its future.
Wed 9/13/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Augustin Hadelich performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Augustin Hadelich, violin

Program: Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni | Beethoven: Violin Concerto | R. Strauss: Don Juan | R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks

Fri 9/15/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 9/16/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Fischer conducts Saint-Saëns & Dvorák

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Harriet Krijgh, cello
Program:  Berlioz:  Roman Carnival Overture | Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 2 | Dvorák: Cello Concerto

Fri 9/22/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 9/23/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Salute to Youth
Utah Symphony Special Event
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Tue 9/26/17 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Puccini’s La bohème
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Utah Opera Series
Artists: Kathleen Clawson, director | Robert Tweten, conductor | Nicole Heaston, Mimi | Scott Quinn, Rodolfo | Celena Shafer, Musetta | Michael Adams, Marcello | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony
Description: Life is short. Love is forever. You’re invited to look inside the soul of an artist, with Puccini’s classic depiction of struggling bohemians navigating love, life and death in turn-of-the-century Paris. Join Utah Opera as it comes full circle to bring you La Bohème, a celebration of Utah Opera’s premier performance in 1978.
Sat 10/7/17 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Mon 10/9/17 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Wed 10/11/17 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Fri 10/13/17 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Sun 10/15/17 2:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre



Fri 10/20/17 10:00AM Abravanel Hall


Fischer conducts Beethoven’s Fifth

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Program:  Brahms: Selections from Hungarian Dances | Schoenberg: Violin Concerto | Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Fri 10/20/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 10/21/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Utah Symphony - Films In Concert Series
Music by Danny Elfman
Artists: TBD, conductor | Utah Symphony
Descripton: A delightfully quirky score from Danny Elfman drives Tim Burton’s fantastical tale of Jack Skellington’s plot for Halloween Town to take over Christmas—and the hilariously haunting results—all while the Utah Symphony plays the score live.
Presentation made under license from Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved.
Signature Performance: No subscriber or group discounts available.
Tue 10/24/17 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Broadway Divas
Utah Symphony Zions Bank Entertainment Series
Artists: Jack Everly, conductor | Christina Bianco, vocalist | Mandy Gonzalez, vocalist | N'Kenge, vocalist | Kristen Plumley, vocalist

Descripton: Is there room on stage for more than one diva? Find out during this concert as Jack Everly and the Utah Symphony are joined by four larger-than-life Broadway leading ladies! Get ready for some thrilling, show stopping performances — and maybe just a bit of competition — as they pull out all the stops in selections from blockbuster musicals including Les Misérables, Dreamgirls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story and Chicago.

Fri 10/27/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 10/28/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Matthias Pintscher, conductor | William Hagen, violin

Program:  Ravel: Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose) | Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo capriccioso | Ravel: Tzigane | Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Fri 11/3/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 11/4/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Mozart’s Great Mass with Brahms’ Songs

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Markus Stenz, conductor | Barlow Bradford, chorus director | Celena Shafer, soprano | Sarah Shafer, soprano | Thomas Cooley, tenor | Patrick Carfizzi, bass-baritone | University of Utah Choirs | Utah Symphony Chorus

Program:  Brahms (arr. Glanert): Four Preludes and Serious Songs | Mozart: Mass in C Minor, “The Great”

Fri 11/10/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 11/11/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall



Fri 11/17/17 10:00AM Abravanel Hall


Jon Kimura Parker plays Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Mark Wigglesworth, conductor | Jon Kimura Parker, piano

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

Fri 11/17/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 11/18/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Messiah Sing-In
Utah Symphony Special Event
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Sat 11/25/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sun 11/26/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor

Program:  Saint-Saëns: “Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah | Saint-Saëns: Trois tableaux symphoniques d'après La Foi | Saint-Saëns: Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

Fri 12/1/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/2/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Louis Lortie performs Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2

Utah Symphony O.C. Tanner Company Masterworks Series

Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Louis Lortie, piano

Program:  Saint-Saëns: Symphony in F Major “Urbs Roma” | Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 | Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals

Fri 12/8/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/9/17 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


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
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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


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert
Utah Symphony - Films In Concert Series
Music by John Williams
Artists: TBD, 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

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
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Utah Opera Series
Artists: 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 | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony
Music by Jake Heggie
Libretto by Gene Scheer
Commissioned by The Dallas Opera Company
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 - 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
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Utah Opera Series
Artists: Tara Faircloth, director | Joseph Colaneri, conductor | Laura Hawkes, set designer | Scott Piper, Canio | Marina Costa Jackson, Nedda / Lauretta | Wayne Tigges, Tonio / Gianni Schicchi | 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.

Fri 3/23/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 3/24/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall



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


Elvis: The King’s Songbook with the Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony Zions Bank Entertainment Series
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Descripton: Elvis Presley single-handedly changed the course of American popular music with a hypnotic mix of blues, southern rock and country sounds. From the mid-fifties into the late seventies, the King topped the charts with infectious rock and soulful ballads. Don’t miss this incredible performance of Elvis’ best—from "Burnin’ Love" and "Jailhouse Rock" to "Suspicious Minds" and "Always on My Mind"—you’ll be All Shook Up!

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
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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 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
The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Utah Opera Series
Artists: Kyle Lang, director | Gary Thor Wedow, conductor | Sara Gartland, Roselinde | Daniel Belcher, Eisenstein | Troy Cook, Dr. Falke | Abigail Rethwisch, Adele | 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
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Tue 5/22/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall



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

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