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CONRAD TAO ARTIST IN ASSOCIATION

BERNSTEIN AT 100 The iconic music of one of America’s greatest composers is highlighted at two concerts in celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday.

“An explosive force… Tao possesses startling HILARY HAHN RETURNS FOR technical élan and an ability to communicate DVOŘÁK’S VIOLIN CONCERTO clearly, no matter how “Ingenious thorny a score may and exquisite.” become.” — THE BALTIMORE SUN

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THE SAINT-SAËNS PROJECT

SANTA, SEUSS & SCHEHERAZADE

Feel the passion, love, and majesty of French Romanticism as Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony introduce you to some unexpected gems from master French composer Saint-Saëns.

Introduce young ones to the symphony with fun, captivating Saturday morning Family Series concerts.

BLOCKBUSTER FILMS WITH LIVE MUSIC The Films in Concert Series launches with scores by John Williams, Danny Elfman, and Dimitri Tiomkin.


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BROADWAY STARS ENTERTAIN! A star-studded Entertainment Series lineup featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Audra McDonald, and more!

A Season of Music That Will Thrill and Inspire. Whether you love the beauty and passion of Beethoven or the excitement of John Williams’ film scores, there’s something for every music lover in our 2017–18 Season.

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AN EVENING WITH RENÉE FLEMING Celebrate Utah Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season with international opera sensation Renée Fleming and the Utah Symphony.

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AUGUSTIN HADELICH PERFORMS BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO SEPTEMBER 15 & 16, 2017

FISCHER CONDUCTS SAINT-SAËNS & DVOŘÁK SEPTEMBER 22 & 23, 2017

MOZART’S GREAT MASS WITH BRAHMS’ SONGS NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 2017

FISCHER CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH OCTOBER 20 & 21, 2017

RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONIC DANCES NOVEMBER 3 & 4, 2017

HILARY HAHN PLAYS DVOŘÁK’S VIOLIN CONCERTO JANUARY 5 & 6, 2018

RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI FEATURING JON KIMURA PARKER NOVEMBER 17 & 18, 2017 LOUIS LORTIE PERFORMS SAINTSAËNS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 DECEMBER 8 & 9, 2017 BERNSTEIN AT 100: SYMPHONY NO. 2 WITH CONRAD TAO FEBRUARY 23 & 24, 2018 GRIEG’S PIANO CONCERTO WITH ALEXANDRA DARIESCU APRIL 20 & 21, 2018

SAINT-SAËNS’ “ORGAN” SYMPHONY DECEMBER 1 & 2, 2017 FISCHER CONDUCTS RACHMANINOFF & STRAVINSKY JANUARY 12 & 13, 2018

BERNSTEIN AT 100: CHICHESTER PSALMS & DIVERTIMENTO MARCH 2 & 3, 2018

TCHAIKOVSKY’S “LITTLE RUSSIAN” & PROKOFIEV WITH CONRAD TAO APRIL 6 & 7, 2018

FISCHER CONDUCTS SHOSTAKOVICH APRIL 27 & 28, 2018

RICHARD STRAUSS’ DON QUIXOTE & ZARATHUSTRA MAY 4 & 5, 2018

SEASON FINALE: RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONY NO. 2 MAY 25 & 26, 2018

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AUGUSTIN HADELICH PERFORMS BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO SEPTEMBER 15 &16, 2017

FISCHER CONDUCTS SAINT-SAËNS & DVOŘÁK SEPTEMBER 22 & 23, 2017

FISCHER CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH OCTOBER 20 & 21, 2017

RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONIC DANCES NOVEMBER 3 & 4, 2017

RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI FEATURING JON KIMURA PARKER NOVEMBER 17 & 18, 2017

MOZART’S GREAT MASS WITH BRAHMS’ SONGS NOVEMBER 10 & 11, 2017

LOUIS LORTIE PERFORMS SAINTSAËNS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 DECEMBER 8 & 9, 2017 HILARY HAHN PLAYS DVOŘÁK’S VIOLIN CONCERTO JANUARY 5 & 6, 2018 BERNSTEIN AT 100: SYMPHONY NO. 2 WITH CONRAD TAO FEBRUARY 23 & 24, 2018 BERNSTEIN AT 100: CHICHESTER PSALMS & DIVERTIMENTO MARCH 2 & 3, 2018 GRIEG’S PIANO CONCERTO WITH ALEXANDRA DARIESCU APRIL 20 & 21, 2018 SEASON FINALE: RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONY NO. 2 MAY 25 & 26, 2018

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MASTERWORKS SERIES AUGUSTIN HADELICH

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AUGUSTIN HADELICH PERFORMS FISCHER CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S VIOLIN CONCERTO SAINT-SAËNS & DVOŘÁK SEPTEMBER 15–16

SEPTEMBER 22–23

PAT R I C I A K O PATC H I N S K A J A

FISCHER CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH OCTOBER 20–21

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

Experience the extraordinary talent of Grammy-winning violinist Augustin Hadelich, “an intimate performer whose self-effacing quality allows the music to soar” (Los Angeles Times), as he performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto. The program also features two of Richard Strauss’ orchestral showpieces, Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks.

26-year-old Dutch cellist Harriet Krijgh, “a shooting star on the classical music scene” (Westdeutsche Zeitung), makes her Utah Symphony debut with Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, considered the pinnacle of the instrument’s repertoire. Combine that with a contrasting first half of glittering French music, and you have the makings of a beautiful evening.

Can four notes change the world? Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 is one of the most recognizable pieces of music, and yet its most incredible accomplishment is that it still has the power to surprise. On the first half of the concert, Moldavian-Austrian violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, “one of classical music’s greatest risk takers” (Bachtrack), performs Schoenberg’s imaginative Violin Concerto.

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MOZART OVERTURE TO DON GIOVANNI BEETHOVEN VIOLIN CONCERTO R. STRAUSS DON JUAN R. STRAUSS TILL EULENSPIEGEL’S MERRY PRANKS

BERLIOZ ROMAN CARNIVAL OVERTURE SAINT-SAËNS SYMPHONY NO. 2 DVOŘÁK CELLO CONCERTO

BRAHMS SELECTIONS FROM HUNGARIAN DANCES SCHOENBERG VIOLIN CONCERTO BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 5

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“ Thierry Fischer… is the real thing: clear, direct, unfussy, totally into the music, and able to take you there with him.” — ZEALNYC

MASTERWORKS SERIES WILLIAM HAGEN

MARKUS STENZ

RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONIC DANCES

MOZART’S GREAT MASS WITH BRAHMS’ SONGS

NOVEMBER 3–4

7:30PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

Don’t miss Utah’s own rising international star, William Hagen, a “brilliant virtuoso…a standout” (Dallas Morning News), performing popular showpieces by Saint-Saëns and Ravel with the Utah Symphony. Together, they’ll prepare you for the exhilarating majesty of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, his only work fully composed in the US, yet imbued with the rhythmic energy and melancholy of his native Russia.

With its magnificent and mighty choruses, sensuous and ornate solos, and large orchestral and solo instrumental segments, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor stands supreme as a dramatic, powerful expression of faith. Brahms’ secular and contemplative preludes and songs on the first half of the program are a perfect vehicle for the special vocal talents of bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi. Join us for an evening that is an authentic celebration of the voice!

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RAVEL MA MÈRE L’OYE (MOTHER GOOSE) SAINT-SAËNS INTRODUCTION AND RONDO CAPRICCIOSO RAVEL TZIGANE RACHMANINOFF SYMPHONIC DANCES

BRAHMS (ARR. GLANERT) FOUR PRELUDES AND SERIOUS SONGS MOZART MASS IN C MINOR, “THE GREAT”

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MATTHIAS PINTSCHER CONDUCTOR WILLIAM HAGEN VIOLIN

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SaintSaëns Project Explore the expressive music of French Romantic composer Camille Saint-Saëns with performances featuring eleven of his compositions. � As part of this project, the Utah Symphony will become the first American orchestra to record all his five symphonies. Don’t miss what is certain to be a moving and memorable spotlight on this remarkable composer’s music.

RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI FEATURING JON KIMURA PARKER NOVEMBER 17–18

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

Touch the sublime with a little help from the fingers of pianist Jon Kimura Parker, “an insightful energetic soloist” (The New York Times), as he joins the Utah Symphony to bring you the irresistible melody and variations of Rachmaninoff’s beloved Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Conductor Mark Wigglesworth makes a welcome return to conduct Elgar’s Symphony No. 1—described as representing “great charity and a massive hope in the future.” REPERTOIRE

ROSSINI OVERTURE TO THE BARBER OF SEVILLE RACHMANINOFF RHAPSODY ON A THEME OF PAGANINI ELGAR SYMPHONY NO. 1 ARTISTS

MARK WIGGLESWORTH CONDUCTOR JON KIMURA PARKER PIANO

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LOUIS LORTIE

SAINT-SAËNS’ “ORGAN” SYMPHONY

LOUIS LORTIE PERFORMS SAINT- HILARY HAHN PLAYS SAËNS’ PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 DVOŘÁK’S VIOLIN CONCERTO

DECEMBER 1–2

DECEMBER 8–9

HILARY HAHN

JANUARY 5–6

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

From the exoticism and sensuality of the Bacchanale from his hit opera, Samson and Delilah, to the glorious splendor of the “Organ” Symphony with its grand C-major apotheosis, you’ll hear the full range of Saint-Saëns’ captivating musical voice. This is a performance not to be missed!

The continued exploration of “Impetuous and authoritative, Saint-Saëns embraces two of brilliant and beautiful” (The New his most popular works. FrenchYork Times), Grammy AwardCanadian pianist Louis Lortie winning violinist Hilary Hahn demonstrates his virtuosity and returns to perform Dvořák’s flair in the Second Piano Conhighly dramatic Violin Concerto. certo, and musicians of the Utah The program also continues Symphony join the spotlight as Utah Symphony’s multi-season soloists for the inspired depictions study of the early Haydn symof creatures from kangaroos and phonies and includes selections donkeys to tortoises and birds, from Dvořák’s irresistible Slavonic culminating in the most famous Dances, which made him an musical character of all, The Swan. international star back in 1878.

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7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

REPERTOIRE

SAINT-SAËNS BACCHANALE FROM SAMSON & DELILAH SAINT-SAËNS TROIS TABLEAUX SYMPHONIQUES D’APRÈS LA FOI SAINT-SAËNS SYMPHONY NO. 3 “ORGAN”

SAINT-SAËNS SYMPHONY IN F MAJOR “URBS ROMA” SAINT-SAËNS PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 SAINT-SAËNS CARNIVAL OF THE ANIMALS ARTISTS

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THIERRY FISCHER CONDUCTOR LOUIS LORTIE PIANO

THIERRY FISCHER CONDUCTOR HILARY HAHN VIOLIN

THIERRY FISCHER CONDUCTOR

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MASTERWORKS SERIES

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STEPHEN HOUGH

RONALD BRAUTIGAM

C O N R A D TA O

FISCHER CONDUCTS RACHMANINOFF & STRAVINSKY

MOZART & HAYDN

BERNSTEIN AT 100: SYMPHONY NO. 2 WITH CONRAD TAO

JANUARY 12–13

FEBRUARY 2–3

( A R T I S T I N A S S O C I AT I O N )

FEBRUARY 23–24

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

Stephen Hough, “one of the finest pianists of the age” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s boldly romantic Piano Concerto No. 1. Preceding it is a newly discovered gem by the young Stravinsky, Funeral Song, composed and performed only once before becoming lost for over a century. It was written just before his first big success, the colorful, hugely imaginative score for the ballet The Firebird.

Try not to smile at the unparalleled genius of Mozart and Haydn on this program of Classical-era masterpieces. Haydn’s charming and unpredictable Symphony No. 99 shares the stage with two important works by Mozart, the surprisingly mature “Jeunehomme” concerto and Eine kleine Nachtmusik, a piece as popular as any in the repertoire.

Immerse yourself in Bernstein’s startling and still timely portrait of modern uncertainty, Symphony No. 2 “Age of Anxiety,” when pianist Conrad Tao, “a thoughtful artist and dynamic performer” (The New York Times), returns to Utah for a celebration of Bernstein’s 100th birthday. The program begins with Saint-Saëns’ bone-rattling Danse macabre and his precocious Symphony No. 1.

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STRAVINSKY FUNERAL SONG RACHMANINOFF PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 STRAVINSKY THE FIREBIRD ARTISTS

THIERRY FISCHER CONDUCTOR STEPHEN HOUGH PIANO

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KRAUS OVERTURE TO OLYMPIE MOZART PIANO CONCERTO NO. 9 “JEUNEHOMME” MOZART EINE KLEINE NACHTMUSIK HAYDN SYMPHONY NO. 99 ARTISTS

BERNARD LABADIE CONDUCTOR RONALD BRAUTIGAM PIANO

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SAINT-SAËNS DANSE MACABRE SAINT-SAËNS SYMPHONY NO. 1 BERNSTEIN SYMPHONY NO. 2 “AGE OF ANXIETY” ARTISTS

THIERRY FISCHER CONDUCTOR CONRAD TAO PIANO

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Leonard Bernstein at 100 BERNSTEIN AT 100: CHICHESTER PSALMS & DIVERTIMENTO MARCH 2–3

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

Bernstein’s 100th birthday celebration continues with the jazzy “old-fashioned sweetness” of his Chichester Psalms and the wildly eclectic reminiscences of his Divertimento. The program also features Saint-Saëns’ Symphony in A Major, written when the composer was just 15 years old, and Stravinsky’s most religious utterance, the Symphony of Psalms.

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SAINT-SAËNS SYMPHONY IN A MAJOR BERNSTEIN CHICHESTER PSALMS STRAVINSKY SYMPHONY OF PSALMS BERNSTEIN DIVERTIMENTO FOR ORCHESTRA ARTISTS

THIERRY FISCHER CONDUCTOR BARLOW BRADFORD CHORUS DIRECTOR CHORISTER FROM THE MADELEINE CHOIR SCHOOL UTAH SYMPHONY CHORUS UNIVERSITY OF UTAH CHOIRS

Composer, conductor, educator, and humanitarian Leonard Bernstein captured the sound of mid-century urban America and became one of the undeniable giants of 20th-century music. � Be part of the world-wide celebration of his centennial birthday as we highlight Bernstein’s iconic music and legacy.


MASTERWORKS SERIES KARINA CANELLAKIS

TCHAIKOVSKY’S “LITTLE RUSSIAN” & PROKOFIEV WITH CONRAD TAO APRIL 6–7

12 ALEXANDRA DARIESCU

BORIS GILTBURG

GRIEG’S PIANO CONCERTO WITH ALEXANDRA DARIESCU

FISCHER CONDUCTS SHOSTAKOVICH

APRIL 20–21

APRIL 27–28

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

Join the Utah Symphony for a night of Russian highlights when pianist Conrad Tao returns to tackle Prokofiev’s incredibly athletic Piano Concerto No. 2 on a program that also features the Ukrainian-influenced 2nd Symphony of Tchaikovsky. No less dramatic, Franck’s darkly atmospheric Le chasseur maudit begins the concert with the tale of a count who defies the Sabbath to go hunting.

Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu makes her US orchestral debut with Grieg’s mighty Piano Concerto. The all-Scandinavian program opens with Nielsen’s tribute to the Greek sun-god Helios and concludes with Sibelius’ uplifting Symphony No. 2. The majestic last notes of this piece will ring well beyond the end of the concert.

Experience the fascinating juxtaposition of Shostakovich’s two Piano Concertos with Russian pianist Boris Giltburg, an artist whose “athletic, passionate playing [is] often balanced by tenderness [and] suppleness” (Concerto.net). The all-Shostakovich program concludes with the earth-shattering human and political pathos of his Symphony No. 10.

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NIELSEN HELIOS OVERTURE GRIEG PIANO CONCERTO SIBELIUS SYMPHONY NO 2

SHOSTAKOVICH PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 SHOSTAKOVICH PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 SHOSTAKOVICH SYMPHONY NO. 10

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KAZUKI YAMADA CONDUCTOR ALEXANDRA DARIESCU PIANO

THIERRY FISCHER CONDUCTOR BORIS GILTBURG PIANO TRAVIS PETERSON TRUMPET

FRANCK LE CHASSEUR MAUDIT (THE ACCURSED HUNTSMAN) PROKOFIEV PIANO CONCERTO NO. 2 TCHAIKOVSKY SYMPHONY NO. 2 “LITTLE RUSSIAN” ARTISTS

KARINA CANELLAKIS CONDUCTOR CONRAD TAO PIANO

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SEASON FINALE: RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONY NO. 2

MAY 4–5

MAY 25–26

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

The incredible talent of the Utah Symphony musicians is on display with this program featuring two of Richard Strauss’ most popular tone poems and his Serenade for Winds. Experience the evocative music of Don Quixote with Utah Symphony’s principal cello Rainer Eudeikis and principal viola Brant Bayless featured as Don Quixote and his companion Sancho Panza. The performance concludes with Also sprach Zarathustra.

Our Masterworks Season concludes with the decadent melodic reveries of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Join the Utah Symphony as we complete this final program of the 2017–18 Season with performances of Korngold’s Violin Concerto, featuring concertmaster Madeline Adkins, and a newly commissioned work by acclaimed French composer Tristan Murail.

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R. STRAUSS SERENADE FOR WINDS R. STRAUSS DON QUIXOTE R. STRAUSS ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA

TRISTAN MURAIL REFLETS (REFLECTIONS) III US PREMIERE / UTAH SYMPHONY CO-COMMISSION KORNGOLD VIOLIN CONCERTO RACHMANINOFF SYMPHONY NO. 2

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THIERRY FISCHER CONDUCTOR RAINER EUDEIKIS CELLO BRANT BAYLESS VIOLA

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THIERRY FISCHER CONDUCTOR MADELINE ADKINS VIOLIN

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ENTERTAINMENT SERIES Add some oomph to your weekend with renowned Broadway stars, thrilling singers and dancers, and a rockin’ tribute that is fit for a king.

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BROADWAY DIVAS

OCTOBER 27-28

A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL DECEMBER 15–16

DANCING & ROMANCING

FEBRUARY 9–10

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

Is there room on stage for more than one diva? Find out during this concert as Jack Everly and the Utah Symphony are joined by four larger-than-life Broadway leading ladies! Get ready for some thrilling, showstopping performances—and maybe just a bit of competition—as they pull out all the stops in selections from blockbuster musicals including Les Misérables, Dreamgirls, My Fair Lady, West Side Story and Chicago.

Dubbed “the last leading man” by The New York Times, Tony-Award® winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has enjoyed a spectacular career that spans four decades of Broadway, television, film, and appearances from the Hollywood Bowl to Carnegie Hall and the White House. Come and celebrate the music of the season as he joins the Utah Symphony for a special night of holiday cheer, featuring classic carols and iconic Christmas hits.

The timeless elegance and romance of the golden age of Hollywood musicals will sweep you off your feet with song and dance standards inspired by Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and “the queen of tap dancing” herself, Eleanor Powell. You’ll be dancing cheek to cheek by the time the concert is over— just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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JACK EVERLY CONDUCTOR CHRISTINA BIANCO VOCALIST MANDY GONZALEZ VOCALIST N’KENGE VOCALIST KRISTEN PLUMLEY VOCALIST

BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL VOCALIST

ANDY EINHORN CONDUCTOR KIRBY WARD GUEST ARTIST JOAN HESS GUEST ARTIST

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AUDRA McDONALD WITH THE UTAH SYMPHONY

ELVIS: THE KING’S SONGBOOK WITH THE UTAH SYMPHONY

MARCH 23–24

APRIL 13–14

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

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. Experience one of the most honored performers of her generation at Abravanel Hall for a special performance with the Utah Symphony.

Elvis Presley single-handedly changed the course of American popular music with a hypnotic mix of blues, southern rock and country sounds. From the mid-fifties into the late seventies, the King topped the charts with infectious rock and soulful ballads. Don’t miss this incredible performance of Elvis’ best—from “Burnin’ Love” and “Jailhouse Rock” to “Suspicious Minds” and “Always on My Mind”—you’ll be All Shook Up!

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ANDY EINHORN CONDUCTOR AUDRA MCDONALD VOCALIST

MICHAEL KRAJEWSKI CONDUCTOR DAVE BENNETT VOCALIST

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FILMS IN CONCERT SERIES Not your typical orchestral experience! Relive cherished Hollywood blockbusters on the big screen as their scores are performed live by the Utah Symphony.

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IN CONCERT SEPTEMBER 7–8

OCTOBER 24

7 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Relive the magic on the big screen with the original great adventure… Raiders of the Lost Ark…as John Williams’ epic score is performed live by the Utah Symphony.

A delightfully quirky score from Danny Elfman drives Tim Burton’s fantastical tale of Jack Skellington’s plot for Halloween Town to take over Christmas—and the hilariously haunting results—all while the Utah Symphony plays the score live.

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7 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious houseelf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of his second year at Hogwarts. Adventure and danger await when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. Harry, Ron and Hermione will require all their magical abilities and courage to save Hogwarts!

Saddle up for the greatest showdown in the history of cinema! In his Oscar-winning role for best actor, Gary Cooper stars as a lawman who stands alone to defend his town against a gang of revenge-seeking outlaws. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as High Noon plays on the big screen while the Utah Symphony performs the intense music of Dimitri Tiomkin’s award-winning score live.

Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the Utah Symphony perform John Williams’ unforgettable score. 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. (s17)

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This world premiere performance is in collaboration with Go West! Art of the American Frontier from the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, December 3, 2017– March 11, 2018, Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA). More information at: umfa.utah.edu

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HERE COMES SANTA CLAUS! DECEMBER 16

DR. SEUSS’ GREEN EGGS AND HAM MARCH 17

ENCHANTMENT THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS SCHEHERAZADE APRIL 14

11 AM & 12:30 PM | ABRAVANEL HALL

11 AM | ABRAVANEL HALL

11 AM | ABRAVANEL HALL

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. There may even be a special appearance by the jolly man, himself.

“Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?” Spend your Saturday with Sam-I-Am in this orchestral celebration of Dr. Seuss and his classic culinary curiosity. The Utah Symphony, partnering with the vaudeville-inspired troupe Really Inventive Stuff, serves up a unique feast for the entire family.

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.

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AN EVENING WITH RENÉE FLEMING IN CELEBRATION OF UTAH OPERA’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON SEPTEMBER 13

MESSIAH SING-IN

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CELTIC WOMAN WITH THE UTAH SYMPHONY

DECEMBER 12

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

7:30 PM / ABRAVANEL HALL

Kick off Utah Opera’s 40th Anniversary Season with international opera sensation Renée Fleming. If you’ve already seen the world’s most beloved opera soprano on television, this is your chance to see her live. Experience Ms. Fleming’s trademark lyricism as we celebrate Utah Opera’s past and support its future. Program features Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs.

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

Back by popular demand! Celebrate this holiday season with the celestial voices of multiplatinum Irish singing sensation Celtic Woman as they perform their cherished Christmas favorites with the Utah Symphony. Enjoy an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, performance, and holiday cheer.

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ALL-STAR EVENING

MAY 22

7:00 PM | ABRAVANEL HALL

7:00 PM | ABRAVANEL HALL

For these teens, it’s not just a stage. Witness the talent and dedication of leading young musicians in the state as they perform classical masterpieces as soloists with the Utah Symphony.

Witness the future of Utah’s music legacy as the state’s very best high school musicians are invited to perform side-by-side with the Utah Symphony, and one special young musician will perform as a soloist.

Photo: Courtesy of the Deseret News

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