16/17 UTAH SYMPHONY SEASONSUPERHEROES!
John Morris Russell, conductor
Karen Ferry, violin
Abigail Rethwisch, soprano
Christopher Clayton, baritone
Christian Sanders, tenor
Using their powers for good
Avengers assemble…and mutants, innovators, high flyers, and lovers of epic compositions. Join the Utah Symphony as they team up with superheroes for some high-powered fun. Your spirits will soar with live renditions of blockbuster themes from Dark Knight, Avengers, X-Men, Captain America and more.
Chamber Orchestra Ogden
finds a new Venue at
Peery’s Egyptian Theater
contacts: Dr. Michael Palumbo, COO
Michael Fenton, PET
Chamber Orchestra Ogden will open the first concert of the 2016-2017 season at 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 22, hosted by their new sponsor and venue, Peery’s Egyptian Theater. The concert will open with a performance of Beethoven’s “Egmont Overture, Opus 84.” Joining us for this overture will be the Ogden Youth Orchestra, part of the Weber State University String Project.
Following the Beethoven we will switch gears and perform a short and exciting piece by Humperdinck titled “Witches Ride.” This is taken from Humperdinck’s well-known opera “Hansel and Gretel.” We will follow this up with “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suite No. 1. The combination of these two make a perfect prelude for Halloween.
Our featured soloist will be cellist Viktor Uzur, professor of cello at Weber State University, and internationally known concert artist. Viktor will perform Dvorák’s virtuosic Cello Concerto in b minor, Opus 104. Dvoák wrote the concerto while he was in New York serving as the Director of the National Conservatory. He began the concerto on 8 November 1894 and completed on 9 February 1895. Viktor Uzur has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician and artist in residence in many countries in Europe, Asia, North America and South America.
His performances, interviews and compositions have been broadcast on television and radio stations in the former Yugoslavia, Russia, and United States. Uzur is regularly featured on NPR’s “Performance Today” with the Richter Uzur Duo. His most recent recordings include “Solo Cello”, “String Theory”, “Viktor Uzur in Recital” and “Entertainers”. Uzur is the cello professor at Weber State University where he is also founder and director of the Bonneville Chamber Music Festival.
“…unbelievable pyrotechnics that bring to mind the virtuosity of David Oistrakh’s recordings...effortlessly à la Rostropovich in his prime...synergistic combination of Casals and du Pré-like fire and Fournier’s elegance.” (Fanfare Magazine)
This concert will be our first in our new performing venue, Peery’s Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd in Ogden. The 1924 theater was built in an era of sumptuous movie palaces, and has been returned to its original elegance. Peery’s Egyptian Theater boasts state-of-the-art technology, including the restored atmospheric lighting, which resembles a setting desert sun evolving into a sparkling night cosmos.
Michael Palumbo, the orchestra’s music director, and the members of the orchestra are very excited to be able to perform in such a magnificent setting, and they look forward to seeing the many friends who have faithfully supported previous years’ concerts, as well as many new friends.
As always, active military, veterans, and their families, are admitted without charge, as are music students of public school age.
Well behaved children 8 years and over are welcome to attend.
Chamber Orchestra Ogden is a501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization
The Union Station Foundation and WSU Alumni Jazz present
Jazz at the Station with The WSU Jazz Combo
Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 7:00 pm
Ogden’s Union Station. This is a free, all-ages event.
The WSU Jazz Combo, Directed by Daniel Jonas, will present a free, all-ages concert in the Grand Lobby of Ogden’s Union Station, Wednesday, 12 October, at 7pm. This ensemble will restore jazz lovers’ faith in the young people of today and the continuance of this truly American art form.
A testament to the enthusiasm that Dan Jonas brings to WSU jazz music student is the number of players involved this year. The Combo traditionally has only 4-5 members, This fall's Combo includes
Alto Sax, Graysen Castell
Trumpet, Teagan Davis
Trumpet, Ryan Wheeler
Piano, Austen Fowles
Piano, Nick Halverston
Piano, Mike Russell
Guitar, Matt Child
Guitar, Justin Green
Bass, Max Cox
Drums, Chris Gutierrez
Now in his second year at WSU, Jonas brings out the best of his ensemble members, challenging them to step up to the enthusiasm he shows for this musical style. He is already known to join in with them as a performer on a number of the pieces.
Children are welcome as long as they do not disturb the performers or other audience members. Come early to make sure you have a seat. Jazz at the Station usually performs for standing-room-only audiences.
"Evening with Berlioz"Alan Hovaness: Overture for Trombone and StringsGrieg: Piano Concerto Lydia Duan, pianistBerlioz; Symphonie FantastiqueLibby Gardner Hall at the U of U1375 President Cir. Salt Lake CityMonday October 24 at 7:30 pmGood Shepherd Lutheran Church8575 S. 700 E. SandyFriday October 28 at 7:30 pm
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The Ultimate Harry Potter™ Film Fan Experience!
Friday, December 23, 7:00 PM | Saturday, December 24, 1:00 PM
at Abravanel Hall with the Utah Symphony Orchestra
The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Utah Symphony performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™. Relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a giant screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score.
MUSIC IN THE CITY: Season tickets are now on sale for a series of high class concerts in an intimate setting at the Fine Arts Center in down town Brigham City. The concerts are held the third Friday of the month at 7:30 pm October*, November, and January through May. Check out the stellar lineup of musicians booked for this upcoming concert series: Corey Christiansen and band with his special brand of blues and jazz is the opener on *October 28 (postponed a week due to UEA), followed by the folk rock group Grizzly Goat in November, Anna Wilson and Monty Powell of Nashville presenting song tales in January, Americana songwriter Kate Macleod for February, Singer/songwriter Cherie Call on stage in March, and Ginger Bess performing vintage jazz in April. The season will end with Austin Weyand and his acoustic band in May. More information on performers can be found on Facebook at "Music in the City", Brigham City Fine Arts concert series. Tickets are $12 adult, $8 students, $10 seniors. Season tickets are $70 for all 7 shows and on sale at www.bcfineartscenter.org.
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