Dwell for one night above the stars with Beethoven’s timeless ode to friendship and happiness.
South Korean conductor Shiyeon Sung makes her Utah Symphony debut in a program that prominently features the Utah Symphony Chorus and choirs from the University of Utah.
Composer in Association Arlene Sierra’s mysterious and evocative orchestral showpiece Aquilo appears as the first of her three U.S. premieres (including one world premiere) with the Utah Symphony this season.
A pair of Mozart’s most important liturgical works complete the program, including his offertory Misericordias domini, which features melodies that foreshadow Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” theme.
The U.S. premiere of Arlene Sierra’s Aquilo is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Estimated concert length: 1 hour, 50 minutes (including a 20 minute intermission)
Shiyeon Sung, conductor
Celena Shafer, soprano
Kirstin Chávez, mezzo-soprano
Arnold Livingston Geis, tenor
Andrew Foster-Williams, bass-baritone
Utah Symphony Chorus
University of Utah Choirs
Barlow Bradford, chorus director
MOZART: Ave verum corpus
ARLENE SIERRA: Aquilo (U.S. Premiere)
MOZART: Misericordias domini
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 “Choral”
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, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.
PRE- CONCERT FESTIVITIES:
Learn more about this evening’s music at a pre-concert lecture, which begins 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert in Abravanel Hall’s First Tier Room.
Enjoy Lobby Fest performances 30 minutes before the performance in the lobby by members of our Youth Guild.
Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds.