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THE MUSICIAN'S LOUNGE
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Principal Flutist Mercedes Smith strives to empower youth through the natural structure and leadership opportunities an orchestra provides. “I’ve been here for five and a half years,” Smith said. “It’s such a beautiful place to live, it’s so wonderful waking up and seeing the mountains every morning.” Prior to living in Utah, Smith lived in […]
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If show tunes and spectacles are your thing, you’ll be thrilled for our new 2018-19 Entertainment Series! From West Side Story to My Fair Lady, the Utah Symphony strives to bring you some of the most incredible voices and pops music. For being 100-years old, Leonard Bernstein sounds as great as ever! In honor of […]
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Gershwin, Berlin, and Bernstein, oh my! Prepare to be swept off your feet this Valentine’s season with Utah Symphony’s “Dancing and Romancing” program February 9th and 10th at 7:30 PM. You’ll be swinging all evening to Hollywood golden-age classics, right alongside famed singers and dancers. Not a dancer? Even better! Join us at 6:30 for […]
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In the year 1918, American composer, conductor, pianist, and music educator Leonard Bernstein was born. Over the course of a storied career that spanned the globe (he was one of the first musicians born and educated in the United States to receive worldwide acclaim), he became nothing short of a legend. In the year of […]
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Professional musicians often spend much of their lives on the road performing in concert venues around the globe. Amid the hectic travel schedules, rehearsals, practice time and adjustments to a different time zone, culture and climate, regular routine is sacrificed. We ask our guest artists to share what pre-concert rituals help keep them grounded. Pianist, polymath, and Renaissance […]
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When you think of family fun, what do you think of? For us, we think about our family nights at the symphony and opera! If you’ve never taken your kids to the symphony, it might seem a little daunting, but it’s absolutely worth it. A Utah family, Darrell and Marissa along with their children, had […]
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Professional musicians often spend much of their lives on the road performing in concert venues around the globe. Amid the hectic travel schedules, rehearsals, practice time and adjustments to a different time zone, culture and climate, regular routine is sacrificed. We ask our guest artists to share what pre-concert rituals help keep them grounded. Pianist […]
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There’s no better feeling than being your kid’s hero—and you can cement your coolness for years to come by taking them to the symphony! Live, classical music can be a wonderful and moving way to bond with your children, and it will give them a memorable experience. Feeling uncertain about taking your family to the […]
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Who knew classical music could get so wild? Camille Saint-Saëns had a gift for telling narratives through music, and if you went to Louis Lortie performs Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, you probably noticed the jungle of sounds from Carnival of the Animals. We slithered into the rehearsal of this lush work to capture some […]
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We don’t expect this weekend to be boring. In addition to performing (and recording!) Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony, we have an incredible guest appearance by Paul Jacobs, the only organ player to date to ever receive a Grammy Award for his work. Prepare for this weekend by listening to this Classical 89 broadcast: You can also […]
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