PRESS RELEASE: Utah Chamber Artists 2017-2018 Concert Season

For immediate release
August 15, 2017
Contact: Becky Durham
available upon request
                                                            UTAH CHAMBER ARTISTS
                                                                        announces our
                                        2017-2018 Concert Season
                                                      1st concert September 19 &20 2017 7:30 PM
                                                               Cathedral of the Madeleine - Free
Utah Chamber Artists is proud to announce this year’s concert series entitled BRIDGES. Over the course of the season Dr. Bradford and our musicians will explore the impact of music; how it bridges the past and future, individuals and cultures, and can serve as a bridge to understanding.
Our first program is at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City and will be offered free to the public on Monday September 19th and Tuesday September 20th at 8:00 PM. Called “In Memoriam”, these concerts will feature music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Vaughan Williams and others. The concerts are dedicated to Dorothy Weston Bradford who passed away last year. Her grandson Christopher Bradford will premiere one of his new compositions which features crystal Tibetan singing bowls. As always these Collage Concerts are performed without applause, boast special lighting by Christopher Dance, and implement creative placement of ensembles and soloists throughout the evening. Soloists include Gabriele Terrone, David Porter and Brant Bayless.
The remaining concerts of the 2017-2018 season are as follow:
Christmas Concert
December 4, 2017
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Music helps us celebrate the richness of our lives. Holidays and other important occasions would not be the same without the music that heightens and intensifies their meaning. Over the ages, the festive sounds of the season have bridged the revels of those celebrating Winter Solstice and the reverent reflection of those memorializing the birth of Jesus Christ.
“When Icicles Hang” – John Rutter
Carols by Barlow Bradford, Christopher Bradford, John Hayward
Audience sing-along
Winter Concert
March 12, 2018
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Music can reflect our sadness and despair during troubled times. UCA will present a variety of works to which people have turned for emotional refuge. You will also hear music created by those in the midst of war, pain, and despondency. The concert will culminate with Dona Nobis Pacem, “give us peace” illustrating music’s capacity to serve as a bridge from suffering to healing.
Music of Dinerstein, Paul Simon, Peteris Vasks, Messiaen, and more
Guest soloist: Raymond Tymas-Jones
Spring Concert
May 7, 2018
Libby Gardner Concert Hall
Life is a dance we all share. In this concert, we will perform music that brings us joy and lifts us up. Music began as an ancient form of expression that will continue to serve as a bridge to the future.
Music of Piazzolla, Rodgers and Hammerstein,  Bradford, and more
This season's visual artist partner is Jacqui Larson
Commissioned poetry for the season - Lance Larson, former Utah Poet Laureate
Tickets may be purchased online at
or by calling Utah Chamber Artists at 801.572.2010
$15 Adult | $10 Student (in advance)
$17.50 | $12 (day of)

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