Attend a Free Art Piano for All Concert

In a Press Release email received from the Arts Council of Park City & Summit County, they announced that there will be an Art Piano for All Pop-Up Community Concert featuring artists from Utah Symphony | Utah Opera on Saturday, July 31st from 4-4:30pm at Trailside Park, 5715 Trailside Dr. Park City, UT. The performance will be free and open to the public. To find out more, you can read the full press release here:

The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board and the Deer Valley Music Festival are excited to present an Art Piano for All Pop-Up Community Concert featuring artists from Utah Symphony | Utah Opera on Saturday, July 31st from 4-4:30pm at Trailside Park, 5715 Trailside Dr. Park City, UT. The performance will be free and open to the public featuring Summit County’s newest Art Piano for All, Abloom, by local artist Anna Leigh Moore. The goal of this concert series is to bring accessible, high caliber music to our community using the Art Pianos for All program as the vehicle. 

Paula Fowler, the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Education and Community Outreach Director says, "We are delighted to partner with the Arts Council, the Summit County Public Art Advisory Board and Art Pianos for All program to present two of our opera artists in performance this summer. Art Pianos has given our artists the opportunity to perform in a variety of surprising venues over the past few years, including last year safely from the back of a truck bed in various locations throughout the community. Our artists look forward to performing with the newest art piano at Trailside Park on July 31st." The goal of this free concert along with other community pop-ups in collaboration with different local partners is to give a heartfelt thank you to Park City and Summit County residents for welcoming the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera for its summer residency in Park City at the Deer Valley Music Festival this summer. This “pop-up” concert provides access for community members to professional musicians and music-making – and is a rewarding way for Utah Symphony musicians to be highlighted as soloists and smaller ensembles.

Art Pianos for All is a program managed by the Summit County Public Art Board, which seeks to bring back the piano as a centerpiece of music, community, art and fun in Summit County, UT. Artist decorated pianos are placed in public areas to be played and enjoyed by all. This year’s concert will be on our newest Art Piano for All at Trailside Park, designed by Anna Leigh Moore. As a lover of local Utah plants, Anna’s design incorporates an assortment of plants native to the Utah area including sego lily, wasatch penstemon, avalanche lily, balsamroot, wild mint, globemallow, indian paintbrush, prickly pear, sage, rabbitbrush, sunflower, lupine and fireweed against a backdrop of vivid blue. She wanted her design to highlight this action of zooming in on the wildlife that surrounds us to focus on the beauty in our community. The piano’s Trailside location is integral to the design, encouraging community members to notice the biodiversity in their backyard. 

On Saturday July 31st from 4-4:30pm, Utah Opera Artists, Tenor Addison Marlor and Pianist Taylor Burkhardt will perform on Abloom, the newest Art Piano for All located at Trailside Park. The pop-up performance is made possible by the support of the Park City Sunrise Rotary Club."This is an especially exciting performance for the Summit County public art board as it activates a brand new art piano that has been added to the collection, and it's one of our first in-person performances after more than a year of social distancing." explains Executive Director of the Arts Council, Jocelyn Scudder. 

More about the musicians:

Addison Marlor, dubbed a “sweet-toned tenor” by SF Gate, hails from Salt Lake City, Utah. He is two-time participant in the Merola Opera Program, and was praised by the San Francisco Classical Voice as having a “wonderfully warm and engaging voice and presence.” Addison holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Utah Valley University and a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Utah, where he represented the School of Music in the Graduate Vocal Quartet. Roles he performed before joining Utah Opera’s Resident Artist program include Sellem in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, the title role in Bernstein’s Candide, Ruggero in Puccini’s La Rondine, and Parîs in Saint-Saëns’ Hélène.  In fall 2018, Addison debuted with the Utah Symphony in the roles of the Archbishop and Slave Driver in Bernstein’s Candide and also with Washington Concert Opera, singing Phaon in Gounod’s Sapho. With Utah Opera as a Resident Artist from 2018-2021, Addison was featured in The Little Prince, The Magic Flute, Norma, La Traviata and Silent Night as well as in Bernstein at 100 and Women of Notes concerts in communities around the state.

Pianist Taylor Burkhardt collaborates with a number of musicians as a duo partner, chamber musician, répétiteur, and coach. In the 2018-2019 season, she was involved with productions at Kentucky Opera, Virginia Opera, and Atlanta Opera, and also did song recital work in Louisville, KY and Minneapolis, MN. During summer 2019, she was a faculty member at the Utah Vocal Arts Academy Summer Opera Festival, where she coached privately and accompanied the masterclasses of Darrell Babidge and Peter Randsman. She is a graduate of the doctoral program at the University of Minnesota, where she studied with Timothy Lovelace, and is an alumna of the Music Academy of the West, where she primarily studied with Warren Jones.  She was Utah Opera’s Resident Artist pianist for the 2019-20 season and 2020-21 season. 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 31st from 4-4:30pm for this free, public performance and hear Utah Opera Artists share their talents on Art Pianos for All. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience how live music connects communities! For a calendar of pop-up community concerts this summer, visit the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley Music Festival at www.deervalleymusicfestival.org. Learn more about the Summit County Public Art Board and Art Pianos for All program here.

Ernesto Balderas

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