NEWS: UTAH SYMPHONY PRESENTS SUMMER COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES (JUNE SLC)

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

UTAH SYMPHONY PRESENTS SUMMER COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES 
Six outdoor performances take the Utah Symphony to communities around the Wasatch Front

 

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (June 2, 2017) – The Utah Symphony today announced the lineup for its 2017 summer community concert series in Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas. The schedule includes The Beatles cover band, Imagine, with the Utah Symphony at Taylorsville Dayzz on June 22, “La La Land in Concert” at USANA Amphitheatre on June 24, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 at Gallivan Center on June 26, GENTRI with the Utah Symphony at Thanksgiving Point on June 28, and the Patriotic Celebration featuring Lisa Vroman at Snowbasin Resort on June 30. The orchestra will perform the iconic film music of John Williams at Red Butte Garden on August 2. No tickets are required for the Gallivan Center and Taylorsville Dayzz performances, which are free to the public. Tickets for the other performances are on sale now with ticketing information available at www.utahsymphony.org.

 

 

Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda will lead the orchestra in performances at Taylorsville Dayzz and Gallivan Center. Guest conductor Emil de Cou will lead the Utah Symphony for “La La Land,” while Jerry Steichen will conduct guest artist GENTRI and Utah Symphony at Thanksgiving Point, and the concert with Broadway vocalist Lisa Vroman at Snowbasin Resort. Frequent guest conductor Randall Craig Fleischer will lead the orchestra at Red Butte Garden.

Admission to the concerts at Taylorsville Dayzz and Gallivan Center is free to the public thanks to partnerships with local government programs. The Taylorsville Dayzz free concert on June 22 is to thank the community for its support of Salt Lake County’s Zoo, Arts and Parks (ZAP) Program. ZAP receives one penny for every $10 in sales tax, and benefits the community by providing grants to over 160 arts and cultural organizations, as well as 30+ park and recreational facilities. To date, 3.8 million people have received free admission to an arts or cultural event that has been funded by ZAP.

 

The Gallivan Center concert on June 26 is offered in thanks to the Utah Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Salt Lake City. The RDA strives to improve blighted areas of Salt Lake City, encourage economic development, and support housing for low- and moderate-income households in compliance with the city’s master plan.

 

These six concerts are presented in addition to the five-week Deer Valley® Music Festival, the summer home of the Utah Symphony, which runs July 1 to August 5 in Park City, Utah. This year, the orchestra will perform 16 concerts during the festival’s 14th season: 12 main stage performances at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater and four classical chamber concerts at St. Mary’s Church.

 

For these outdoor performances, patrons should remember that, even in the summer, the weather can be chilly after the sun goes down over the mountains of Utah, and are therefore reminded to bring a sweater and a blanket.

 

Approximate performance lengths run two hours with one 20-minute intermission. Performances will take place rain or shine.

 

RELATED EVENTS 
Road Home Fundraising and Clothing Drive 
Utah Symphony and The Road Home are holding a fundraising and clothing drive at the June 26 Gallivan Center concert. The Road Home will collect cash donations prior to the performance and welcomes donations of summer clothes, hats, sunscreen, bug repellant, chapstick, water bottles and towels. The Road Home is a private non-profit social services agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. For more information, visit www.theroadhome.org

 

2017 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

 

Imagine with the Utah Symphony at Taylorsville Dayzz 
June 22, 2017 | 7 PM 
Taylorsville Regional Park (5100 S 2700 W, Salt Lake City) 

 

Rei Hotoda, conductor
Imagine, guest artist
Cannoneers of the Wasatch
Utah Symphony

Tchaikovsky “1812 Overture!”

 

Program will include favorite songs by The Beatles as well as Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture!” featuring live cannon fire provided by the Cannoneers of the Wasatch.

 

This performance is free to the public. No tickets are required. Outside food and drink are permitted. We recommend arriving early to picnic on the lawn prior to the concert. Vendor booths will be open during the concert for food and gifts. Gates open at 5:30 PM to the public. Arrive early for best seating options as the venue fills up quickly. Chairs of any size and blankets are welcome. Please be considerate of others. All areas are ADA accessible. There is free parking available at the venue. Enter from 2700 West at about 5000 South. Carpooling is strongly recommended to help alleviate traffic congestion.

 

“La La Land” in Concert with the Utah Symphony
June 24, 2017 | 9 PM
USANA Amphitheatre (5150 Upper Ridge Road, West Valley City)

 

Emil de Cou, conductor
Utah Symphony

Tickets are $30-$70 and can be found at: http://smithstix.com/music/event/20183/la-la-land-utah-symphony

 

Experience 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 six 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.

 

© 2017 Summit Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

Beethoven Symphony No. 8 at Gallivan Center
June 26, 2017 | 8 PM
Gallivan Center (239 S. Main Street, Salt Lake City)

 

Rei Hotoda, conductor
Utah Symphony

Rossini               Overture to La Scala di Seta
Debussy             Petite Suite           
Falla                   “Ritual Fire Dance” from El Amor Brujo
Handel                Water Music Suite No. 2
Delius                 Two Pieces for Small Orchestra
Beethoven          Symphony No. 8

 

This performance is free to the public. No tickets are required. Outside food and drink are permitted. We recommend arriving early to picnic on the lawn prior to the concert. Vendor booths will be open during the concert for food and gifts. Gates open at 5:30 PM to the public. Arrive early for best seating options as the venue fills up quickly. Low chairs and blankets are welcome. Please be considerate of others. All areas are wheelchair accessible. The Gallivan Center has its own underground paid parking lot accessed from 30 East 200 South. There are lots of other parking garages and metered street spaces in the area. Recommended garages include the Walker Center at 175 S. Main St. and the Wells Fargo building at 70 East 300 South. The venue is also within a short walking distance of the Gallivan Center TRAX stop.

Utah Symphony and The Road Home are holding a fundraising and clothing drive at the June 26 Gallivan Center concert. The Road Home will collect cash donations prior to the performance and welcomes donations of summer clothes, hats, sunscreen, bug repellant, chapstick, water bottles and towels. The Road Home is a private non-profit social services agency that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. For more information, visit www.theroadhome.org.

 

GENTRI with the Utah Symphony at Thanksgiving Point
June 28, 2017 | 8:30 PM
Thanksgiving Point Waterfall Amphitheater (3003 Thanksgiving Way, Lehi)

 

Jerry Steichen, conductor
GENTRI, guest artist
Utah Symphony

 

Program to be announced from the stage.

 

Tickets:

$20/Advance General Admission
$25/Day-of General Admission
$55/Reserved Seating (with low-back chair, bottle of water, and small snack)
Guests of all ages require a ticket
http://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/events/utahsymphony 

 

Outside food and drink are permitted. We recommend arriving early to picnic on the lawn prior to the concert. Concessions are available at the venue. Thanksgiving Point Gardens will close to the public at 5:30 PM. Gates to the performance open at 6:30 PM to the public. Arrive early for best seating options, as the venue fills up quickly for most performances. Blankets and low beach chairs are permitted. Please be courteous of others. There are designated areas for wheelchair seating. Free parking is available at the venue. Carpooling is strongly recommended to help alleviate traffic congestion. Driving directions: Take I-15 North or I-15 South. Take exit 284 (Alpine/Highland). Proceed west on Clubhouse Drive to the light at Ashton Blvd. Proceed straight through the light at Ashton Blvd and cross the bridge. At the four-way stop, take an immediate right onto Garden Drive.

 

Patriotic Celebration featuring Lisa Vroman at Snowbasin Resort
June 30, 2017 | 8 PM
Snowbasin Resort (2925 Snow Basin Rd, Huntsville)

Jerry Steichen, conductor
Utah Symphony

 

Program TBD

 

Tickets are $15 for general admission lawn seating and $30 for preferred seating. Preferred seating includes passed hors d'oeuvres for 15 minutes before the performance, as well as seating up front closest to the stage. Children three and under are free with no ticket required. Please call 801-620-1000 or visit Snowbasin.com.

 

General Admission is lawn seating. Low chairs and blankets are allowed in general admission areas. No other chairs or umbrellas are permitted. Areas for wheelchair patrons are available. No outside food or alcohol is permitted in the venue. Earl’s Lodge will have food and drinks available starting at 5:30 PM. The venue opens at 5:30 PM to the public. Complimentary parking is available in five locations: Earl’s Lot, Maples Lot, Canyon Rim Lot, Wildcat Lot and Green Pond Lot. Handicap parking is available in Earl’s Lot. Arrive early for best seating options as the venue fills up quickly. No animals, other than service animals, are permitted. Temperatures drop significantly when the sun goes down. A blanket or jacket is highly recommended.

 

John Williams’ Film Music featuring the Utah Symphony
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 | 8 PM (Gates open at 7 PM)
Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre (2280 East Red Butte Canyon Road, Salt Lake City)

 

Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor
Utah Symphony

 

Williams               Superman March
Williams               Olympic Fanfare and Theme
Williams               “Jurassic Park”
Williams               “Sayuri’s Theme” from “Memoirs of a Geisha”
Williams               “Shark Theme” from “Jaws”
Williams               Close Encounters of the Third Kind
Williams               “Adventures on Earth” from “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”
Williams               “Raiders March” from “Raiders of the Lost Ark
Williams               Theme from “Schindler’s List”
Williams               “Hymn to the Fallen” from “Saving Private Ryan”
Williams               Mission Theme from “NBC News”
Williams               Suite from “Star Wars”
                                           Main Title                
                                           Princess Leia’s Theme
                                           The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
                                           Yoda’s Theme
                                           Throne Room & End Title

Whether it’s the powerful marches from “Star Wars,” the awe-inspiring score from “Jurassic Park,” or the adventure of the music from “E.T.”, John Williams’ film music has provided the soundscape for many of the world’s most popular movies for decades. Experience the music from your favorite movies in this concert filled with fantasy and fun.

General admission tickets are $39 and child/youth tickets are $16. Tickets are available at 801-585-0556 and online at redbuttegarden.ticketfly.com.

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 2016 coinciding with the orchestra’s 75th anniversary celebrations. The Utah Symphony has released more than 100 recordings, including, most recently, two albums for Reference Recordings: Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 and Dawn to Dust, which features three Utah Symphony-commissioned works by Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, and Augusta Read Thomas. 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 www.utahsymphony.org.

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