Blessed with the gift of melody, Antonín Dvorák poured his soul into his Serenade for Strings, finishing it in just 12 days. The music captivates throughout its five movements, moving from lyrical to high spirited to reflective to an exuberant finale.
Also highlighted on this concert:
Hear George Walker’s moving Lyric for Strings. Walker, the first Black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music (1996), originally titled the piece Lament and dedicated it to his grandmother who had died the year prior.
Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1 and Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man bookend a group of pieces, featuring the Utah Symphony’s brass and percussion sections, spanning nearly 400 years from Giovanni Gabrieli’s Sonata pian’ e forte (1597) to Toru Takemitsu’s peaceful Night Signal - Signals from Heaven II (1987).
Conductor David Robertson has served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and held a transformative 13-year tenure as Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Since 2018, he has served as Director of Conducting Studies, Distinguished Visiting Faculty, of The Juilliard School.
Tickets for Friday and Saturday are limited. Please contact Patron Services at 801-533-NOTE (6683) for seating availability.
Estimated concert length: 70 minutes (with no intermission).
The programming on this performance has been modified to abide by local, state, and national health and safety recommendations.
Single Tickets On Sale: October 12 at 12 pm.
This project is funded in part by the CARES Act and the Utah State Legislature through Arts & Museums.
Learn more about our health and safety plan here.
David Robertson, conductor
WALKER: Lyric for Strings
DVORÁK: Serenade for Strings
JOAN TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1
GABRIELI (arr. David Robertson): Sonata pian’ e forte
TOMASI: “Evangile” and “Apocalypse” from Fanfares Liturgiques
GRIEG: Funeral March
TORU TAKEMITSU: Night Signal - Signals from Heaven II
COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man
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.
LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.
Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.