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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 | Timothy Myers, 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


Dvorák’s Serenade for Strings

Dvorák’s Serenade for Strings

March 16, 2018 / 7:30 PM / St. Mary’s Church (Park City, Utah)

Madeline Adkins, concertmaster and leader
String Players of the Utah Symphony

Purcell             Suite from The Fairy Queen
Mendelssohn    String Sinfonia No. 10
Warlock           Capriol Suite
Dvorák            Serenade for Strings

Escape to the mountains and take in the breathtaking views and exceptional acoustics of Park City’s St. Mary’s church as the Utah Symphony performs Dvorák’s “Serenade for Strings.” Blessed with the gift of melody, a young Dvorák poured his soul into the piece, finishing it in just 12 days. The song captivates throughout its five movements, moving from lyrical to high spirited to reflective to an exuberant finale. Don’t miss this night highlighting the strings of the Utah Symphony.

Fri 3/16/18 7:30PM St. Mary of the Assumption


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


Disney in Concert: <em>Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl</em> in Concert

Utah Symphony - Zions Bank Films in Concert Series

Disney in Concert: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl in Concert

June 27 & 28, 2018 / 7 PM / Abravanel Hall

Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Utah Symphony

Music by Klaus Badelt
Music Themes and Production by Hans Zimmer
© 2003 Walt Disney Music Company
Concert Produced by Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Come along for a swashbuckling adventure with Captain Jack Sparrow, his motley crew, and the entire Utah Symphony! Starring Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, and Keira Knightley, the action-packed Curse of the Black Pearl sets mystery, intrigue, swords, and treasure to a live performance of Klaus Badelt’s thrilling musical score based on themes of Hans Zimmer.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. © All rights reserved.

Signature Performance: No discounts available for this performance.

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.

Wed 6/27/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Thu 6/28/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall



Tue 9/11/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Bernstein on Broadway

Utah Symphony Entertainment Series
Artists: Teddy Abrams, conductor | Morgan James, guest artist

Descripton: From the giddiness of On the Town to the heartbreak of West Side Story, Leonard Bernstein's genius is as much alive on the Broadway stage as it is in the concert hall. Conductor Teddy Abrams and Broadway star Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) join in the Utah Symphony's homage to this quintessentially American composer. Don’t miss this concert featuring Bernstein’s greatest hits from Broadway in celebration of his 100th birthday.

Fri 9/14/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 9/15/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Jason Hardink, piano | Joélle Harvey, soprano | Kirstin Chávez, mezzo-soprano | Issachah Savage, tenor | Patrick Carfizzi, bass-baritone | Utah Symphony Chorus | University of Utah Choirs | Barlow Bradford, chorus director

Program: Andrew Norman: Suspend a fantasy for piano and orchestra | Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 “Choral”

Signature Performance: No discounts available.

Fri 9/21/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 9/22/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


An American in Paris

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Alexandre Tharaud, piano

Program: Gershwin: An American in Paris | Ravel: Piano Concerto in G | Schubert: Symphony No. 9 “The Great C Major”

Fri 9/28/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 9/29/18 5:30PM Abravanel Hall


Gounod’s Romeo & Juliet
Utah Opera Series
Artists: Robert Tweten, conductor | Vera Lúcia Calábria, director | Anya Matanovič, Juliet | Joshua Dennis, Romeo | Adam Lau, Friar Laurence | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony
Description: Shakespeare’s tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet has been tugging at the heartstrings of theater-goers for more than four centuries. Anya Matanovic (The Magic Flute, Hansel and Gretel) and Joshua Dennis (Moby-Dick) return to Utah Opera as the two star-cross’d lovers in Romantic-era composer Charles Gounod’s musical take on this story. The pair shares no fewer than four irresistible duets throughout the show, with the final heart-wrenching harmonies occurring in the tomb just as Juliet awakes and Romeo breathes his last breath. Whether on Team Capulet or Team Montague, this performance will unite all who see it in vigorous applause.
Sat 10/13/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Mon 10/15/18 7:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Wed 10/17/18 7:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Fri 10/19/18 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Sun 10/21/18 2:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre


Litton/Quint Finishing Touches Open Rehearsal

Utah Symphony Finishinig Touches Series
Artists: Andrew Litton, conductor | Philippe Quint, violin

Selections for the rehearsal will be chosen from repertoire for this week’s concerts at the discretion of the conductor.

Program: Bernstein: Three Dances from Fancy Free | John Corigliano: Violin Concerto “The Red Violin” | Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Fri 10/26/18 10:00AM Abravanel Hall


Tchaikovsky’s 4<sup>th</sup> & The Red Violin

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Andrew Litton, conductor | Philippe Quint, violin

Program: Bernstein: Three Dances from Fancy Free | John Corigliano: Violin Concerto “The Red Violin” | Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4

Fri 10/26/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 10/27/18 5:30PM Abravanel Hall


Ghostbusters in Concert

Utah Symphony Films In Concert Series
Artists: Peter Bernstein, conductor | Utah Symphony

Descripton: After the members of a team of scientists lose their cushy positions at Columbia University, they decide to become "ghostbusters" to wage a high-tech battle with the supernatural and stumble upon a gateway to another dimension—a doorway that releases evil upon the city. The Ghostbusters are now New York’s only hope to save it from complete destruction. Join the Utah Symphony as they perform Elmer Bernstein’s iconic score live while you watch the full-length feature film of Ghostbusters on the big screen.

Ghostbusters©1984 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Fri 11/2/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 11/3/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Bernstein’s Candide with the Utah Symphony

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Garnett Bruce, director | James Sale, lighting designer | TBD, costume designer | Brenton Ryan, Candide | Lauren Snouffer, Cunegonde | Hugh Russell, Dr. Pangloss | Victoria Livengood, Old Lady | Aleks Romano, Paquette | Mark Diamond, Maximillian | Utah Opera Chorus

Description: What better way to round off the celebrations of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary year than with his satirical, hilarious, and touching comic operetta, Candide! Produced In collaboration with Utah Opera, an impressive cast of vocalists joined by the Utah Opera Chorus tells the story of a young man’s journey from innocence to worldliness, from Europe to South America, in love and in death, and finally to a life of contentment and peace. Bernstein’s brilliant score includes such musical favorites as “Glitter and be gay” and “Make our garden grow.” You won’t want to miss this event of the season!

Signature Performance: No discounts available.

Fri 11/9/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 11/10/18 5:30PM Abravanel Hall


Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos 1 & 2

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor

Program: J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 | Boulez: Dérive 1 | J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 | Copland: Symphony No. 3

Fri 11/16/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 11/17/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Messiah Sing-In

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Conner Gray Covington, conductor | TBD, guest artist | TBD, chorus

Description: Kick off your holiday season with the Messiah Sing-In. This cherished tradition invites all to share in singing Handel’s masterpiece with the Utah Symphony. Bring your family, and your score, and join in on the majesty of Handel’s Messiah.

Sat 11/24/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sun 11/25/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

Utah Symphony Films In Concert Series
Artists: Justin Freer, conductor | Utah Symphony

Descripton: From the moment Harry uses the Marauder’s Map to when the Patronus Charm bursts from his wand, you’ll be transported back into the world you love.

Relive the magic of your favorite wizard in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by John Williams’ score performed live by the Utah Symphony as Harry soars across the big screen.

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. (s18)

Thu 11/29/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Fri 11/30/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/1/18 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos 3 & 4

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Baiba Skride, violin

Program: J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 | Boulez: Mémoriale | J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 | Sibelius: Violin Concerto | Grieg: Selections from Peer Gynt

Fri 12/7/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/8/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


An Evening in Spain with Boléro & Carmen

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Jun Märkl, conductor | Ingrid Fliter, piano

Program: Chabrier: España | Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain | Bizet: Selections from Carmen | Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol | Ravel: Boléro

Fri 12/14/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/15/18 5:30PM Abravanel Hall


Pink Martini’s Joy to the World: A Holiday Spectacular with the Utah Symphony

Utah Symphony Entertainment Series
Artists: Conner Gray Covington, conductor | Pink Martini, guest artist

Descripton: Portland’s favorite “little orchestra” joins the Utah Symphony in Abravanel Hall for a holiday celebration that features multi-cultural holiday songs from the band’s best-selling album Joy To The World alongside classic Pink Martini favorites.

Fri 12/21/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/22/18 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Here Comes Santa Claus!

Utah Symphony Family Series
Artists: Conner Gray Covington, conductor | Utah Symphony

Descripton: 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 12/22/18 11:00AM Abravanel Hall
Sat 12/22/18 12:30PM Abravanel Hall


A New Year’s Celebration

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Xian Zhang, conductor | Madeline Adkins, violin

Program: Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1 | Tchaikovsky: Suite from Sleeping Beauty | Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No. 1 | J. Strauss Jr.: Overture to The Gypsy Baron | J. Strauss Jr.: Bitte schön! | R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier

Fri 1/4/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 1/5/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Oundjian/Lisiecki Finishing Touches Open Rehearsal

Utah Symphony Finishing Touches Series
Artists: Peter Oundjian, conductor | Jan Lisiecki, piano

Selections for the rehearsal will be chosen from repertoire for this week’s concerts at the discretion of the conductor.

Program: Vivian Fung: Dust Devils | Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 | Dvorák: Symphony No. 7

Fri 1/11/19 10:00AM Abravanel Hall


Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Peter Oundjian, conductor | Jan Lisiecki, piano

Program: Vivian Fung: Dust Devils | Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 | Dvorák: Symphony No. 7

Fri 1/11/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 1/12/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Rachel Portman & Nicholas Wright’s The Little Prince
Utah Opera Series
Artists: James Lowe, conductor | Tara Faircloth, director | Jacob A. Climer, set and costume designer | Chorister of The Madeleine Choir School, The Little Prince | Stars and Birds | Jared Bybee, The Pilot | Utah Symphony
Description: Academy Award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright took Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved story, The Little Prince, and turned it into a magical opera. The Little Prince follows a story narrated by a stranded pilot, performed by baritone Jared Bybee, who meets a young prince that has fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. As The Little Prince explores the Earth, he meets a number of colorful, and often puzzling, characters. Experience a night of magic and wonder the entire family will enjoy when Utah Opera unveils imaginative designer Jacob A. Climer’s new production of The Little Prince.
Sat 1/19/19 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Mon 1/21/19 7:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Wed 1/23/19 7:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Fri 1/25/19 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Sun 1/27/19 2:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre


Symphonie fantastique

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor

Program: J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 | Boulez: Initiale | J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 | Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique

Fri 2/1/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 2/2/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique”

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Barlow Bradford, chorus director | Philippe Quint, violin | Utah Symphony Chorus | University of Utah Choirs

Program: Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser | Berlioz: Sara la baigneuse | Berlioz: La Mort d’Ophélie | Berlioz: Rêverie et caprice | Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

Fri 2/8/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 2/9/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady with the Utah Symphony

Utah Symphony Entertainment Series
Artists: Conner Gray Covington, conductor | TBD, vocalists

Descripton: I could have danced all night! Bring your valentine and enjoy the elegance and enchantment of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Experience the classic Broadway hit with Broadway singers in period costumes and the Utah Symphony performing the breathtaking score.

Fri 2/15/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 2/16/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Brahms’ Violin Concerto

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Mario Venzago, conductor | Stefan Jackiw, violin

Program: Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2 | Brahms: Violin Concerto | Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 | Sibelius: “Valse triste” from Kuolema | Verdi: “Ballet for the Queen” from Don Carlos

Fri 2/22/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 2/23/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Casablanca in Concert

Utah Symphony Films In Concert Series
Artists: Conner Gray Covington, conductor | Utah Symphony

Widely regarded as a landmark in American cinema, don't miss your chance to experience Casablanca in a whole new way. Watch all the drama unfold as the Utah Symphony performs Max Steiner's moving score live while the entire film plays on the big screen. Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Picture and lauded as one of the greatest movies of all times by the American Film Institute, Casablanca sweeps you up in the action as Rick (Humphrey Bogart) struggles to do what is right for himself, and for his long-lost love, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman).

Fri 3/1/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 3/2/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Mozart’s The Magic Flute
Utah Opera Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Paul Peers, director | Andrew Stenson, Tamino | Joo Won Kang, Papageno | Zulimar López-Hernández, Pamina | Celena Shafer, Queen of the Night | Matt Boehler, Sarastro | Joseph Gaines, Monostatos | Choristers from The Madeleine Choir School, Three child-spirits | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony
Description: A distressed queen, a kidnapped princess, a handsome prince and, of course, his trusty sidekick combine to create a colorful fantasy in The Magic Flute. Mozart’s unique opera blends myth, magic, and music to deliver its life-affirming message that love conquers all. Tasked with rescuing the princess, the prince Tamino and his sidekick Papageno set out on their quest with nothing more than enchanted musical instruments. They undergo trials of virtue, discretion, and charity and soon realize that all may not be as it seems in this magical land. Come be a part of one of Mozart’s most fantastical journeys, conducted by Utah Symphony’s Music Director Thierry Fischer.
Sat 3/9/19 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Mon 3/11/19 7:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Wed 3/13/19 7:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Fri 3/15/19 7:30PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre
Sun 3/17/19 2:00PM J Q Lawson Capitol Theatre


Peter & the Wolf with Ballet West II

Utah Symphony Family Series
Artists: Conner Gray Covington, conductor | Choreographed by Christopher Sellars | Dancers from Ballet West II

Descripton: Watch as the Utah Symphony and dancers from Ballet West II bring Prokofiev’s timeless musical tale of a boy and his forest friends’ bravery is brought to life. Listen as the young hero struts to the melody of the strings, the bird flits to the flute, the cat slinks with the clarinet, and all the characters find their voice in the different sections of the orchestra. Bring your entire family to experience this musical fable for the child in all of us.

Sat 3/16/19 11:00AM Abravanel Hall
Sat 3/16/19 12:30PM Abravanel Hall


Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

Program: Rachmaninoff : Piano Concerto No. 2 | Andrew Norman: Play | Rachmaninoff: Vocalise

Note: The Saturday evening (March 23) performance of this program is part of UNWOUND, the Utah Symphony's new casual concert experience. The abbreviated program includes selections from Play and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2.

Signature Performance: No discounts available.

Fri 3/22/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 3/23/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Dvorák’s “New World” Symphony

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Alban Gerhardt, cello

Program: Rossini: Overture to William Tell | Dutilleux: Tout un monde lointain (A Whole Distant World) for Cello and Orchestra | Dvorák: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World”

Fri 3/29/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 3/30/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Sinaisky/Trp&#269;eski Finishing Touches Open Rehearsal

Utah Symphony Finishing Touches Series
Artists: Vassily Sinaisky, conductor | Simon Trpčeski, piano

Selections for the rehearsal will be chosen from repertoire for this week’s concerts at the discretion of the conductor.

Program: Kodály: Dances of Galánta | Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 | Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 “The Year 1917”

Fri 4/12/19 10:00AM Abravanel Hall


Rachmaninoff & Shostakovich

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Vassily Sinaisky, conductor | Simon Trpčeski, piano

Program: Kodály: Dances of Galánta | Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 | Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 “The Year 1917”

Fri 4/12/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 4/13/19 5:30PM Abravanel Hall


Cirque Dances with Troupe Vertigo & the Utah Symphony

Utah Symphony Entertainment Series
Artists: Conner Gray Covington, conductor

Description: Fusing together elements of cirque acrobatics and classical dance, Troupe Vertigo will take you on a jaw-dropping journey through the world of artistic movement—all choreographed to thrilling live music. Brace yourself for a surprising and delightful night of entertainment as the Utah Symphony performs orchestral favorites including Ravel’s Boléro, Bernstein’s “Symphonic Dances” from West Side Story, and Gershwin’s Cuban Overture.

Fri 4/19/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 4/20/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Story Pirates: Symphony Extravaganza!

Utah Symphony Family Series
Artists:

Description:

Nationally-recognized education and media organization Story Pirates believes that kids have the best ideas. This Symphony Extravaganza presents symphonic music you know and love filtered through the wild imaginations of kids and performed by Story Pirates’ cast of professional actors and improvisers.

Household cats take flight when they hear On the Beautiful Blue Danube, four ninja sisters battle a monster to the tune of Night on Bald Mountain, kids in the audience decide what sort of character would sound like a tuba, and so much more. By combining timeless music with kids’ creativity, anything can happen in this musical adventure!

Sat 4/20/19 11:00AM Abravanel Hall


Villegas plays Concierto de Aranjuez

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Richard Egarr, conductor | Pablo Sáinz Villegas, guitar

Program: Mozart: Symphony No. 31 “Paris” | Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez | Schumann: Symphony No. 2

Fri 4/26/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 4/27/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Bellini’s Norma
Utah Opera Series
Artists: Stephen Lord, conductor | Crystal Manich, director | Greg Emetaz, projection designer | Bradon McDonald, costume designer | Marjorie Owens, Norma | Chad Shelton, Pollione | Adam Lau, Oroveso | Utah Opera Chorus | Utah Symphony
Description: Honor, love, and friendship collide in Bellini’s spectacle Norma, considered the pinnacle of the Italian bel canto repertory, to create high drama and vocal pyrotechnics! The spiritual leader of her people is secretly involved with an officer in the enemy army that occupies her country, a crime that would surely bring the penalty of death. What she doesn’t know is that her closest friend and confidant is also in a romantic relationship with that same officer. Hear some of opera’s most passionate and technically demanding vocalism as lies and secrets are revealed in this new production with projections from filmmaker Greg Emetaz and costumes by season 12 Project Runway finalist Bradon McDonald.
Sat 5/4/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Mon 5/6/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

Utah Symphony Films In Concert Series
Artists: Conner Gray Covington, conductor | Utah Symphony

Description: Luke Skywalker begins a journey that will change the galaxy as he joins forces with a Jedi Knight, a cocky pilot, a Wookie, and two droids to rescue the princess Leia from the evil Empire and learn the ways of the Force. Don’t miss Star Wars: A New Hope in concert, with the Utah Symphony performing John Williams’s Oscar-winning score live while this epic film plays on the big screen.

Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts. In association with 20th Century Fox, LucasFilm and Warner/Chappell Music. © 2018 & TM LucasFilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved © Disney.

Signature Performance: No discounts available.

Thu 5/9/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 5/11/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Mon 5/13/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Fischer/Ehnes Finishing Touches Open Rehearsal

Utah Symphony Finishing Touches Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | James Ehnes, violin

Selections for the rehearsal will be chosen from repertoire for this week’s concerts at the discretion of the conductor.

Program: Copland: Appalachian Spring | Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 | Zhou Tian: New Work (commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike) | Copland: Suite from Billy the Kid

Fri 5/17/19 10:00AM Abravanel Hall


Copland’s Appalachian Spring & Billy the Kid

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | James Ehnes, violin

Program: Copland: Appalachian Spring | Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 | Zhou Tian: New Work (commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike) | Copland: Suite from Billy the Kid

Fri 5/17/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 5/18/19 5:30PM Abravanel Hall



Tue 5/21/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall


Season Finale: Mahler Symphony No. 1

Utah Symphony Masterworks Series
Artists: Thierry Fischer, conductor | Kathryn Eberle, violin | Claude Halter, violin

Program: Haydn: Symphony No. 9 | Schnittke: Moz-Art à la Haydn | Mahler: Symphony No. 1 “Titan”

Fri 5/24/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 5/25/19 7:30PM Abravanel Hall


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert

Utah Symphony Films In Concert Series
Artists: Utah Symphony

Descripton: Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert with the Utah Symphony. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music as the Utah Symphony performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score live to picture.

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. (s18)

Thu 6/20/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Fri 6/21/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall
Sat 6/22/19 7:00PM Abravanel Hall