Utah Symphony 2018 Performances

For the summer:

The outdoor performances are always more fun! Bring chairs OR blankets for seating, feel free to bring snacks/dinner and drinks, and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors with the music!
June 27-28, 7pm    Pirates of the Caribbean will be shown on the big screen @Abravanel Hall with the orchestra providing the music. Always a crowd favorite way to see/hear the orchestra! I'm playing!
July 3, 8:30pm        Time for Three with the Utah Symphony outdoors at Thanksgiving Point 
July 6, 7:30pm        Disney in Concert at Deer Valley
July 7, 7:30pm        Broadway Hits like Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story at Deer Valley
July 11, 8pm           See Katherine Eberle, Utah Symphony's Associate Concertmaster, perform Mozart Concerto 5 at St. Mary's Church in Park City
July 13, 7:30pm      Abba Tribute band. Sing along to your favorites! At Deer Valley
July 28, 7:30pm      The Music of John Williams, composer for Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Star Wars and lots more. Deer Valley
August 1, 7:30pm   Jenny Oaks Baker performs with the Utah Symphony at Deer Valley

Hi Students,

I want to let you know about some wonderful concerts with the Utah Symphony this upcoming season.
Attending live performances is very important in your musical journey. I know it is sometimes one of the only things that motivates me to start practicing!
And now that you have worked a while to learn how to play violin, there will be a new appreciation and more details noticed, when viewing professionals.

The Utah Symphony Youth Guild is a great way to become more involved with the Utah Symphony. Their annual family membership of $25 includes service projects, invitations to see "behind the scenes" and meet performing artists, and more. They also have a 4-concert ticket voucher for only $24 for students and $48 for parents. Their application is online at: https://www.utahsymphonyguild.org/youth-guild

The Utah Symphony also offers a Student All-Access Season Pass, $59 for a student or $99 for student and guest (can be parent). This enables students to go to any concert during the regular 2018-2019 season as long as there is availability. Once you purchase your pass, you call in after 3pm the day of the performance to make sure there are seats (from my experience playing with the Utah Symphony they rarely sell out) and reserve your spot. Pass holder must be present at concert to pick up tickets.

October 26-27, Corigliano (red) violin concerto
December 6-8, Sibelius violin concerto, one of my favorites
January 4-5, Szymanowski violin concerto, performed by concertmaster Madeleine Adkins.
February 22-23, Brahms violin concerto
May 17-18, Bruch violin concerto by James Ehnes.

The Symphony also has a family series to encourage audiences of ALL ages (including babies and tots) to see the symphony. 

December 22, 11am & 12:30pm,   Here Comes Santa Claus! Sing-Along, your favorite Christmas songs with the orchestra 
March 16, 11am & 12:30pm,         Peter and the Wolf with Ballet West II dancers
April 20, 11am                               Story of Pirates!

Films in Concert

The Utah Symphony has been exploring new concert ideas. One that I really enjoy (and sells out fast!) are films, full-length features put on the big screen while the orchestra provides the soundtrack.
November 2-3,                   Ghostbusters
November 28-29, Dec 1,    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
March 1-2,                         Casablanca
May 9,11,13                       Star Wars: A New Hope
June 20-22,                        Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire