NEWS BULLETIN: Utah Symphony and United Concerts announce "La La Land in Concert" at Usana Amphitheatre (June 24)

Media Contacts:
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
Renée Huang | Public Relations Director
rhuang@usuo.org | (801) 869-9027


United Concerts
Teresa Mooney | Vice President of Marketing
tmooney@uconcerts.com | (801) 478-1562

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

THE UTAH SYMPHONY AND UNITED CONCERTS ANNOUNCE
LA LA LAND IN CONCERT AT USANA AMPHITHEATRE

 

 

Experience the blockbuster film “La La Land” like never before with composer Justin Hurwitz’ Oscar®-winning score performed live by the Utah Symphony while the entire film plays on the big screen.

Tickets available starting April 28 at 10 a.m. at www.smithtix.com and through Smith’s Tix outlets.

Performance will take place on June 24, 2017 at USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah.

 

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (April 26, 2017) – The Utah Symphony and United Concerts today announced that the world tour of “La La Land” in Concert will come to Utah at West Valley City’s USANA Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Erik Ochsner will conduct composer Justin Hurwitz’ Oscar®-winning score and Oscar®-winning song “City of Stars” (with lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul) performed live-to-film by the Utah Symphony, accompanying the film's original vocal recordings.

“Utah Symphony is thrilled to collaborate with United Concerts and USANA to bring this fantastic film with its Oscar-winning score to Utah,” said Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham. “Our audiences have absolutely loved the cinematic experience of watching a blockbuster movie on the big screen while the orchestra plays the soundtrack live to picture. The chance to witness “La La Land” in Concert in an outdoor setting like USANA Amphitheatre is sure to delight Utahns and build further momentum for our upcoming Films in Concert series which launches later this fall.”

Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 28 at 10:00 a.m. via www.smithtix.com, all Smith’s Tix outlets, and by phone 801-467-TIXX, 1-800-888-TIXX. Visit http://www.usana-amp.com/venue-info/ for venue information and frequently asked questions.

Released by Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment label, “La La Land” is the winner of six Academy Awards® including Best Actress Emma Stone, who stars alongside Ryan Gosling (Academy Award® nominee for Best Actor) and John Legend, whose recorded vocal performance will be featured in this event. The film is written and directed by Damien Chazelle, who won the Oscar® for Best Director.

"For me, one of the most thrilling and fulfilling parts of making 'La La Land' was scoring the film to a live orchestra: a hundred phenomenal local musicians playing in real-time to the Technicolor images, bringing Justin's compositions to vivid life," said Oscar®-winning director Damien Chazelle.

The world premiere of “La La Land” in Concert will take place at the Hollywood Bowl over the Memorial Day weekend, and tour the country in cities including Atlanta, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, San Antonio, Dallas, Indianapolis, Nashville, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Denver and Washington.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Utah Symphony and United Concerts present
“La La Land” in Concert with the Utah Symphony 

 

Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Doors at 8:00 p.m., Concert with Film at 9:00 p.m.

 

USANA Amphitheatre (5150 Upper Ridge Road, West Valley City, UT 84118)

Erik Ochsner, conductor
Utah Symphony

 

Experience the blockbuster film “La La Land” like never before with composer Justin Hurwitz’ Oscar®-winning score performed live by the Utah Symphony while the entire film plays on the big screen. Winner of 6 Academy Awards® including Best Original Score and Best Original Song, “La La Land” tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.

 

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About the Utah Symphony
Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony performs more than 175 concerts each season and offers all Utahns easy access to world class live musical performances of the world’s greatest music in the state’s top venues. Since being named the orchestra’s seventh music director in 2009, Thierry Fischer has attracted leading musicians and top soloists, refreshed programming, drawn increased audiences, and galvanized community support. In addition to numerous regional and domestic tours, including the Mighty 5® Tour of Utah’s National Parks, the Utah Symphony has embarked on seven international tours and performed at Carnegie Hall in Spring 2016 coinciding with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary celebrations. The Utah Symphony has released more than 100 recordings, including the new release of Mahler Symphony No. 1 last fall. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra’s parent organization, reaches 450,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving around 137,000 students annually. In addition to performances in its home in Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall, and concerts throughout the state of Utah, the Utah Symphony participates in Utah Opera's four annual productions at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre and presents the six-week Deer Valley® Music Festival each summer in Park City, Utah. With its many subscription, education, and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. For more information visit utahsymphony.org.

About United Concerts, Inc.
United Concerts Inc., owned by James C. McNeil, has been producing concerts and events in Utah and surrounding states for more than forty years. Ownership of venues include: the USANA Amphitheatre (20,000 person capacity venue, located in West Valley City, UT) and The Depot (located in downtown Salt Lake City at The Gateway shopping center).

United Concerts also produces shows at surrounding venues: Maverik Center, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Kingsbury Hall, and Abravanel Hall. 

On average, more than 180 shows are produced each year, ensuring quality entertainment is brought to our community.   

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