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2017/18 UTAH SYMPHONY SEASON

Salute to Youth

Salute to Youth

September 26, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Abravanel Hall
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Fischer conducts Beethoven’s 5th

Fischer conducts Beethoven’s Fifth

October 20, 2017 | 10 AM (Finishing Touches)
October 20-21, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

Brahms Selections from Hungarian Dances
Schoenberg Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

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Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 24, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Abravanel Hall
 

FEATURE FILM: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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Broadway Divas

Broadway Divas

October 27-28, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Jack Everly, conductor
Christina Bianco, vocalist
Christina DeCicco, vocalist
N’Kenge, vocalist
Kristen Plumley, vocalist

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Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances

Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances

November 3-4, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Matthias Pintscher, conductor
William Hagen, violin

Ravel Ma Mère l’Oye (Mother Goose)
Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo capriccioso
Ravel Tzigane
Rachmaninoff Symphonic Dances

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Mozart’s Great Mass with Brahms’Songs

Mozart’s Great Mass with Brahms’ Songs

November 10-11, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Markus Stenz, conductor
Barlow Bradford, chorus director
Celena Shafer, soprano
Sarah Shafer, soprano
Thomas Cooley, tenor
Patrick Carfizzi, bass-baritone
University of Utah Choirs
Utah Symphony Chorus

Brahms Four Preludes and Serious Songs
Mozart Mass in C Minor, “The Great”

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Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini featuring Jon Kimura Parker

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini featuring Jon Kimura Parker

November 17-18, 2017 | 7:30 PM
November 17, 2017 | 10 AM(Finishing Touches Open Rehearsal)

Abravanel Hall

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Rossini Overture to The Barber of Seville
Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Elgar Symphony No. 1

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Messiah Sing-in

Messiah Sing-in

November 25-26, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Messiah Chorus

Handel Messiah

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Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony

Saint-Saëns’ Symphony

December 1-2, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor

Saint-Saëns “Bacchanale” from Samson and Delilah
Saint-Saëns Trois tableaux symphoniques d'après La Foi
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

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Louis Lortie performs Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2

Louis Lortie performs Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2

December 8-9, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Louis Lortie, piano

Saint-Saëns Symphony in F Major “Urbs Roma”
Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2
Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

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Holiday Hits with Midtown Men and the Utah Symphony

Holiday Hits with Midtown Men and the Utah Symphony

December 12, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Christian Hoff, vocalist
Travis Cloer, vocalist
J Robert Spencer, vocalist
Quinn VanAntwerp, vocalist

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A Broadway Christmas with Brian Stokes Mitchell

A Broadway Christmas with Brian Stokes Mitchell

December 15-16, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Brian Stokes Mitchell, guest artist

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Here Comes Santa Claus!

Here Comes Santa Claus!

December 16, 2017 | 11 AM & 12:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Conner Gray Covington, conductor

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LeAnn Rimes: Today is Christmas with the Utah Symphony

Leann Rimes

December 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

LeAnn Rimes, vocalist

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ in Concert

December 21, 22 & 23, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Abravanel Hall
 

FEATURE FILM: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™

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Hilary Hahn plays Dvořák’s Violin Concerto

Hilary Hahn plays Dvořák’s Violin Concerto

January 4, 2018 | 7:30 PM

de Jong Concert Hall (Provo, Utah)

January 5-6, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin

Haydn Symphony No. 8 “Le soir”
Dvořák Selections from Slavonic Dances
Dvořák Violin Concerto

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Fischer conducts Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky

Fischer conducts Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky

January 11, 2018 | 7:30 PM

de Jong Concert Hall (Provo, Utah)

January 12-13, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Stephen Hough, piano

Stravinsky Funeral Song
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 1
Stravinsky The Firebird

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Mozart & Haydn

Mozart and Haydn

February 2-3, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor
Ronald Brautigam, piano

MOZART Overture to Così fan tutte
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 9 “Jeunehomme”
Mozart Eine kleine nachtmusik
Haydn Symphony No. 99

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Dancing & Romancing

Dancing and Romancing

February 9-10, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Andy Einhorn, conductor
Joan Hess, guest artist
Kirby Ward, guest artist

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High Noon in Concert

High Noon in Concert

February 17, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Abravanel Hall
 

FEATURE FILM: High Noon

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Bernstein at 100: Symphony No. 2 with Conrad Tao

Bernstein at 100: Symphony No. 2 with Conrad Tao

February 23-24, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

Saint-Saëns Danse macabre
Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 1
Bernstein Symphony No. 2 “Age of Anxiety”

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Bernstein at 100: Chichester Psalms & Divertimento

Bernstein at 100: Chichester Psalms and Divertimento

March 2-3, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Barlow Bradford, chorus director
Madeleine Choir School
University of Utah Choirs
Utah Symphony Chorus

Saint-Saëns Symphony in A Major
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms
Bernstein Divertimento for Orchestra

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Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham

Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham

March 17, 2018 | 11 AM

Abravanel Hall

Kimberly Schroeder,actor and soprano
Sara Valentine, actor

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Audra McDonald with the Utah Symphony

Audra McDonald with the Utah Symphony

March 23-24, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Andy Einhorn, conductor
Audra McDonald, guest artist

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Tchaikovsky’s “Little Russian” & Prokofiev with Conrad Tao

Tchaikovsky’s Little Russian and Prokofiev with Conrad Tao

April 6-7, 2018 | 7:30 PM
April 6, 2018 | 10 AM (Finishing Touches)

Abravanel Hall

Karina Canellakis, conductor
Conrad Tao, piano

Franck Le chasseur maudit (The Accursed Huntsman)
Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 2 “Little Russian”

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Elvis: The King’s Songbook with the Utah Symphony

Elvis: The King’s Songbook with the Utah Symphony

April 13-14, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Michael Krajewski, conductor
Dave Bennett, guest artist

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Enchantment Theatre Company presents Scheherazade

Enchantment Theatre Company presents Scheherazade

April 14, 2018 | 11 AM

Abravanel Hall

Conner Gray Covington, conductor

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Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Alexandra Dariescu

Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Alexandra Dariescu

April 20-21, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Kazuki Yamada, conductor
Alexandra Dariescu, piano

Nielsen Helios Overture
Grieg Piano Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No 2

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Fischer conducts Shostakovich

Fischer conducts Shostakovich

April 27-28, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano
Travis Peterson, trumpet

Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich Symphony No. 10

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Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote & Zarathustra

Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote amp Zarathustra

May 4-5, 2018 | 7:30 PM

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Rainer Eudeikis, cello
Brant Bayless, viola

R. Strauss Serenade for Winds
R. Strauss Don Quixote
R. Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra

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All Star Evening

All Star Evening

May 22, 2018 | 7:00 PM

Abravanel Hall
 

Hear teen instrumentalists chosen at the annual Salute to Youth audition perform side-by-side with the Utah Symphony in this annual tradition.

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Season Finale: Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

Season Finale: Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

May 25-26, 2018 | 7:30 PM
May 25, 2018 | 10 AM (Finishing Touches Open Rehearsal)

Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor
Madeline Adkins, violin

Tristan Murail Reflections / Reflets III (U.S. Premiere, Utah Symphony Commission)
Korngold Violin Concerto
Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 2

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