UTAH SYMPHONY AND UTAH OPERA

UPCOMING SHOWS:

DEBUSSY’S LA MER

JAN 03-04 | 2020
Experience the tides and temperaments of the mighty ocean with Debussy’s nearly literal depiction of moving water in La mer.
Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle returns as featured soloist on Edgar Meyer’s earthy and warm-hearted Violin Concerto.
Listen as Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington makes his Masterworks debut with a program that features the Utah premiere of Arlene Sierra’s nervously energetic Moler.

 

ISABEL LEONARD SINGS MOZART AT THE NOORDA

JAN 09 | 2020
Be in awe of Metropolitan Opera superstar Isabel Leonard as she sings highlights from Mozart’s operatic and concert catalogue.
Be dazzled by the wit and charm of Mozart’s orchestral genius with two of his most athletic overtures.
Imagine Italy in the 19th century through the eyes of Mendelssohn and the stylish interpretation of returning Guest Conductor Bernard Labadie.

 

TCHAIKOVSKY VIOLIN CONCERTO (IN OGDEN)

JAN 09 | 2020
Join us for the quintessentially Russian Romantic violin concerto in a performance by Karen Gomyo.
Imagine the entirety of a harrowing mountain expedition here in Utah from valley to peak and back again with Strauss’ stunningly literal tone poem An Alpine Symphony.

 

TCHAIKOVSKY’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

JAN 31 – FEB 01 | 2020
Join us for the quintessentially Russian Romantic violin concerto in a performance by Karen Gomyo.
Imagine the entirety of a harrowing mountain expedition here in Utah from valley to peak and back again with Strauss’ stunningly literal tone poem An Alpine Symphony.

 

FISCHER CONDUCTS GERSHWIN & DVORÁK

FEB 07-08 | 2020
Hear the piece that the success of Rhapsody in Blue made possible with Gershwin’s jazzy and fully American Concerto in F.
Try to keep your toes from tapping to the intoxicating rhythms of Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On the Town.
Explore the Bohemian countryside of Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8.

 

WOMEN ROCK

FEB 14-15 | 2020
To all the powerful women out there: we want to hear you roar! This Valentine’s Day, show your love to the women who conquered the Rock music world. The Utah Symphony honors legendary ladies with highlights from Carole King, Holly Knight, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Minnie Riperton, Heart, and more. “Women Rock!” honors these powerful female singers and songwriters who changed Pop and Rock & Roll forever. To quote Queen Bey, “Who run the world? GIRLS.”

 

BEETHOVEN 2020: SYMPHONY NO. 7

FEB 21-22 | 2020
Imagine what Utah’s incomparable natural landscapes might ‘sound’ like to a visiting European in Messiaen’s powerful Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks.
Listen as the virtuoso musicians of the Utah Symphony perform the highly spontaneous and emotionally powerful Symphony No. 7, a work Beethoven himself considered one of his best.

 

SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN—FILM IN CONCERT WITH THE UTAH SYMPHONY

FEB 28-29 | 2020
Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the “Greatest Movie Musical of all time” (American Film Institute) with Arthur Freed’s lyrics and Nacio Herb Brown’s music performed live by the Utah Symphony. Enjoy award-winning performances from Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds on the big screen as the orchestra plays the music live to picture. You may find yourself dancing to your car with a smile on your face. Umbrellas optional!

 

SKETCHES OF SPAIN

MAR 06-07 | 2020
Experience fascinating contrasts and impressionistic flights of fancy as four French composers capture the flavor and spirit of the Spanish culture.
Continue to explore the bright and intellectually playful sound world of Utah Symphony Composer-In-Association Andrew Norman with Unstuck.

 

CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS WITH CHILDREN’S DANCE THEATRE (IN OGDEN)

MAR 17 | 2020
Introduce your little ones to the joys of the symphony with Carnival of the Animals, one of the most recognizable and beloved pieces by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns. Go on a journey through the animal kingdom from the graceful swan to the majestic lion. This staple will be the highlight of your children’s symphonic experience and is sure to delight all ages!

 

ALL-STAR YOUTH PRO AM

MAR 19 | 2020
Witness the talent of Utah’s young musicians! Exceptional high school instrumentalists selected from 11 of Utah’s youth orchestras perform side-by-side with Utah Symphony mentors.

 

CARMINA BURANA

MAR 27 | 2020
Don’t miss one of classical music’s greatest concert spectacles, the shocking and thrilling Carmina Burana of Carl Orff.
Experience the world premiere of The Maze violin concerto, which will sonically evoke a different geological, archeological, and landscape features of The Maze district in Canyonlands National Park
Enjoy the return of guest conductor Kazuki Yamada, an annual audience and orchestra favorite.

 

BRAHMS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2

APR 10-11 | 2020
Hear the mighty yet thoughtful second piano concerto of Johannes Brahms, performed by the celebrated former Gina Bachauer first prize winner Nicholas Angelich.

 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON IN CONCERT

APR 14 | 2020
A winner with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks’ How to Train Your Dragon is a captivating and original story that combines humor, fire-breathing action and epic adventure!

 

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