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The Utah Symphony orchestra is like a family—so naturally, we want to know everything we can when we get a new addition. Conner Gray Covington is our new Assistant Conductor, and it’s his first season with us. He took the time to answer a flurry of questions—here’s what he had to tell us: What instrument […]
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If you come to our upcoming concerts of Louis Lortie performs Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2, you won’t be able to deny that our soloist has a flurry of flair on the piano. His nimble-fingered finesse will leave you awestruck—and if you don’t believe us, take a look at this video of him playing Chopin […]
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The Christian Review published a list of “Eight Recordings for Christmas” in which they give our Mahler Symphony No. 8 a glowing review: “Mahler 8th Symphony, conducted by Thierry Fischer, Utah Symphony, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and soloists, is exceptional, among the best 8ths I’ve ever heard, and I’ve heard most of them. The soloists are first […]
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What is Saint-Saëns’ “Organ” Symphony? It’s a symphony written by French composer Saint-Saëns cast in two movements. It has been a crowd favorite ever since its premiere in London’s St. James’s Hall in 1886 when Saint-Saëns himself lead the orchestra of the Royal Philharmonic Society. Although the whole symphony is well-loved, the final movement is […]
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Our long-awaited recording of Mahler Symphony No. 8 comes out this Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. We teamed up with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Madeline Choir School,  and some incredible vocalists (including Celena Shafer) to do this monumental recording. See what the Deseret News has to say about it: SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Symphony […]
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What could possibly be better than listening to the Utah Symphony? Singing with us of course! For those of you who can’t sit still in your seats when you come to one of our concerts, the Messiah Sing-in is the concert for you. While the orchestra plays, you can sing-along to the inspired score by […]
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If you know any piece by 19th– and 20th-century Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, chances are it’s his hit concerto-like work for piano and orchestra, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. The work takes its inspiration from arguably the most famous of Niccolò Paganini’s caprices for violin, Caprice No. 24. Of all of Paganini’s caprices for […]
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Celena Shafer is a Utah-born soprano who has wowed audiences with her countless roles with Utah Opera—and most recently with us—on our recording of Mahler No. 8. She will be performing in our upcoming concert Mozart’s Great Mass You have a long history with the Utah Symphony—what was it like singing with the Utah Symphony […]
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It sounds like the punchline to a joke but Utah Symphony’s three new violins really do hail from vastly different places. Director of Communications Renée Huang (who herself comes from Toronto, Canada) sat down with the newest members of the violin section to learn about the journeys that brought them to Salt Lake City. Evgenia […]
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Utah Symphony Artist Logistics Coordinator Erin Lunsford takes care of the many guest artists and guest conductors that perform with the orchestra. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance from the University of North Carolina, and still enjoys playing bassoon and studying music history in her spare time.   LEGACY OF A CARNIVAL […]
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