UTAH SYMPHONY AND UTAH OPERA

UPCOMING SHOWS:

STING WITH THE UTAH SYMPHONY

AUG 31 | 2019
Sting and the Utah Symphony team up at USANA Amphitheatre for a very special, one-night-only appearance, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Zion National Park. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Zion Forever Project to benefit Zion National Park as part of the Park’s centennial celebration.

 

STAR WARS: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

SEPT 06 – 07 | 2019
After the destruction of the Death Star, the Empire has regrouped—with Darth Vader leading the hunt for Luke Skywalker. The Utah Symphony joins forces with the Rebel Alliance to bring you Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back in Concert, featuring the iconic movie played on the big screen with John Williams’ legendary score performed live to picture. No need to travel to the ice planet Hoth for your next adventure, head to Abravanel Hall to live out your wildest Jedi fantasies!

 

THE PLANETS

SEP 13 – 14 | 2019
Join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the opening of Abravanel Hall with Beethoven’s overture The Consecration of the House. Re-visit every planet in our solar system with Holst’s beloved tour guide, The Planets.

 

¡CELEBRACIÓN SINFÓNICA!

SEP 16 | 2019
Join us in celebrating Hispanic Heritage month! If there’s one thing to be learned about classical music from Latin America, it’s that there’s much more than many of us have had the chance to hear. Explore some of its greatest composers in a program with highlights such as Moncayo’s Huapango and Eugenio Toussaint’s Suite de Mambos de Perez Prado. We dare you to leave without a smile.

 

THE MUSIC OF JOHN WILLIAMS AT THE NOORDA

SEP 18 – 21 | 2019
Jack Everly, conductor John Williams. Legend. Icon. The composer who scored our lives and gifted us some of the most popular movie scores of all time receives due recognition at this celebration of his music. Relive your favorite movie soundtracks played live by the Utah Symphony! With highlights from Jurassic Park, E.T., Superman, and other John Williams scores, this evening of greats is sure to be a hit.

 

60TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO YOUTH

SEP 24 | 2019
Enjoy the best of classical music played by Utah’s most up-and-coming musicians. Don’t miss the chance to see these break-out performers. You’ll be bragging to all your friends that you “saw them when they were young!”

 

RESPIGHI’S PINES OF ROME FINISHING TOUCHES REHEARSAL

SEP 27 – 28 | 2019
MOZART: Overture from Idomeneo | MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola | RESPIGHI: The Birds | MESSIAEN: “The Orioles” from Des canyons aux étoiles | RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome.

 

VERDI’S LA TRAVIATA

OCT 12 – 20 | 2019
The beautiful, but ill, courtesan Violetta Valéry falls in love with the upper-class gentleman Alfredo and leaves her life as a kept woman for an idyllic life in the country with him. When pressured to leave Alfredo by his father, she flees to her former life leaving only a note. But Alfredo’s love will not be denied, and he isn’t going to stand aside as he sees her on the arm of another man.

 

RACHMANINOFF’S RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI AT THE NOORDA

OCT 23 – 26 | 2019
Luxuriate in some of Rachmaninoff’s most enduring melodies with the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
Give yourself a proper musical scare with Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, just in time for Halloween!
Hear the full emotional range of your Utah Symphony as they perform Prokofiev’s tribute to the “noble spirit” of humanity during times of war.

 

DISNEY AND PIXAR’S COCO IN CONCERT, FILM WITH THE UTAH SYMPHONY

NOV 01 – 02 | 2019
Disney in Concert: Coco is a family-friendly, live-to-picture concert event featuring Michael Giacchino’s beautiful musical score and the 2017 two-time Academy Award winning film for Best Original Song as well as Best Animated Feature Film.

 

RACHMANINOFF’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3

NOV 07 – 09 | 2019
Watch as pianist Boris Giltburg, winner of the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition, puts his skills to the test on Rachmaninoff’s incredibly challenging and rewarding Concerto No. 3.

 

RHAPSODY IN BLUE

NOV 15 – 16 | 2019
Re-introduce yourself to one of America’s greatest and most unique musical voices and remember why you love just about everything he ever said with it.

 

AMERICA’S WONDERS IN 3D WITH THE UTAH SYMPHONY

NOV 19 | 2019
For the first time ever in cutting-edge LED 3D, experience America’s most breathtaking natural wonders and bustling cities, accompanied live by classical and contemporary compositions with the Utah Symphony.

 

THE RITE OF SPRING FINISHING TOUCHES REHEARSAL

NOV 22 – 23 | 2019
Watch as the talents of your Utah Symphony are stretched to the limit on Stravinsky’s staggeringly colorful and challenging masterpiece The Rite of Spring.

 

MESSIAH SING-IN

NOV 30 | 2019
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 the majesty of Handel’s Messiah. Ranked as one of the top 100 Things to do in Salt Lake Before You Die (Jeremy Pugh), this holiday spectacular will be a staple to kick off your holiday traditions.

 

A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WITH ASHLEY BROWN AT THE NOORDA

DEC 04 – 07 | 2019
Broadway star Ashley Brown, of Mary Poppins fame, and choristers from The Madeleine Choir School brighten Abravanel Hall’s stage this holiday season. Enjoy an evening of holiday cheer with all your favorite Yuletide carols like you’ve never heard them before. Indulge in Ashley Brown’s masterful performance as she takes you to warm firesides and snowy delights.

 

HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS!

DEC 07 | 2019
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.

 

CELTIC WOMAN: THE BEST OF CHRISTMAS WITH THE UTAH SYMPHONY

DEC 10 | 2019
Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman celebrates the holiday season with its eighth annual “Symphony Tour.” Experience an unparalleled live musical experience, with Celtic Woman performing timeless holiday songs accompanied by the Utah Symphony. The evening features music from the all-female ensemble’s much loved holiday releases, such as the platinum-selling A Christmas Celebration and Deck the Halls. Celtic Woman promises an enchanting and festive evening filled with lots of holiday favorites and a few Celtic twists here and there, all with the accompaniment of one of America’s premiere orchestras.

 

A CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS

DEC 13 – 14 | 2019
ROSSINI: Overture to The Thieving Magpie | BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story | BARBER: Die Natali (Christmastide), Chorale Preludes for Christmas | arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “Sing We Now of Christmas” | CHRISTOPHER BRADFORD: “Carol of the Bells” | arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “The First Noel” | arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “Ding Dong! Merrily on High” | CHRISTOPHER BRADFORD: “A Christmas Lullaby” | arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “Pat-a-pan” | BARLOW BRADFORD: “Let Us All Be Merry”

 

HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX™ IN CONCERT

DEC 20 – 21 | 2019
Get ready to join Dumbledore’s Army™! When Professor Umbridge™ takes over Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, what else can Harry do to resist her terrible rule? Find out in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert, accompanied by the Utah Symphony.

 

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