PRESS RELEASE: Thierry Fischer to conduct groundbreaking MOTUS After Dark PerfoRmance (SEPT. 6)

Contact: Christie Marcy
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September 6, 2017



There's nothing better than putting on a tuxedo or your best dress and heading to Abravanel Hall to hear Salt Lake's own world-class Utah Symphony play a little Bach, Beethoven or even one of John Williams' epic film scores. But sometimes, even putting on heels seems like too much work. For days like that, savvy Salt Lakers know that Musicians of the Utah Symphony (MOTUS) and their After Dark series has got them covered.

And anyway, everything sounds better with a drink in-hand.

On October 18, in partnership with Salt Lake-based creativity support group 3 Irons, Thierry Fischer will conduct in his MOTUS debut, joined by world renowned violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja playing Ravel Tzigane and performing as vocal soloist in Schoenberg's haunting expressionist masterpiece Pierrot Lunaire. Joel Biggs, violist with the Utah Symphony and with MOTUS, says "Patricia Kopatchinskaja is a fearless, electrifying artist. Her MOTUS performance at Sky, with Thierry and some of our most charismatic musicians, will be unforgettable."

Now in its fourth year, MOTUS After Dark events have built a reputation as providers of approachable classical music. From the modest cover charge of $10 to pop-up performances happening within the already-intimate space of SKY—this evening promises to be the best MOTUS event to-date.

MOTUS After Dark

October 18, 8:30pm

SKY, 149 Pierpont Ave., SLC, UT—Specialty cocktails available

$10 cover

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About MOTUS: MOTUS After Dark is an initiative created by the Musicians of the Utah Symphony to bring great classical music to underexposed audiences. We accomplish this by scheduling concerts in alternative, less formal, and more intimate venues, and in doing so hope to tear down the “fourth wall” separating the performers onstage from their audience. 

About 3 Irons: 3 Irons, a "two person creativity support group," was started by two friends, Joy Haynes and Steven Labrum, who were seeking to exercise their creative muscles by doing small tasks such as writing, visual art or consuming live art performance. The idea for the name 3 Irons came from the concept of always having 'irons in the fire'. Three at a time seemed like a reasonable amount to be working on. As the successive projects continued to grow in scope, and the enjoyment also escalated, a crazy idea was hatched: The 50 Irons Project—a one year, and 50 project-long adventure.

About SKYSKY is Salt Lake City's premier venue for live and electronic music. With the rooftop patio, glass retractable roof, 18 VIP suites, and state of the art sound and lighting applications, it hosts the largest and most exciting events in Salt Lake City.

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