FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GRAMMY AWARD-WINNINER LEANN RIMES TO PERFORM HOLIDAY HITS AND NEW ORIGINALS WITH THE UTAH SYMPHONY
Actress, country singer LeAnn Rimes performing this Holiday Season.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (July 27, 2017) – Break out the tinsel and hang your stockings because world renowned Grammy Award® winning vocalist, LeAnn Rimes is performing cherished holiday hits and new originals with the Utah Symphony. The Utah Symphony will perform with Ms. Rimes on December 19, 2017 at Abravanel Hall. Tickets, priced from $45 - $125 go on sale at 10 AM on Friday, July 28 and are available for purchase at http://my.usuo.org/single/EventDetail.aspx?p=19407 or by calling (801) 533-6683.
LeAnn Rimes began singing and dancing in local variety shows at age five. Through her powerful performances, Ms. Rimes quickly built a dedicated following in Texas and garnered the attention of Dallas record promoter and disc jockey Bill Mack. In 1994, the 11-year-old Ms. Rimes recorded her first album, “All That,” with the independent label Nor Va Jak.
In 1996 Ms. Rimes signed with Curb Records and recorded the album “Blue,” which debuted at No. 3 on the pop charts, selling over 123,000 copies within its first week of release. The album's title song "Blue" reached No. 1 on the Billboard country charts and earned Ms. Rimes a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Ms. Rimes also captured the 1996 Best New Artist Grammy, a feat never before achieved by a country musician.
This performance is a part of the Utah Symphony holiday season including other concerts with guest artists Midtown Men and the full length feature film screening of “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” as the orchestra performs the soundtrack live. For more information on these concerts and ticketing information visit http://utahsymphony.org
Utah Symphony presents
Special – LeAnn Rimes with the Utah Symphony
December 19, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
LeAnn Rimes, guest artist
Program to be announced
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 http://www.utahsymphony.org.
Season Sponsor for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation; Masterworks Series Sponsor is O.C. Tanner; Entertainment Series Sponsor is Zions Bank; Family Series Sponsor is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation; and Guest Conductor Sponsor is The Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation.