Maestro Thierry Fischer will conduct the Mendelssohn symphony cycle, commission his econd world premiere and welcome back popular guest artists in his third full season as Music Director, the Utah Symphony announed today.
Excerpt from US | UO press release:
MAESTRO FISCHER’S SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Each of Mendelssohn’s five symphonies, including his Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” and Symphony No. 4 “Italian,” the Ravel orchestration of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2, Ravel’s “Boléro,” Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter,” Berlioz’s “Symphonie Fantastique,” a return collaboration with violinist Hilary Hahn, a new orchestral commission by Simon Holt, a Valentine’s weekend program featuring “Romeo & Juliet” inspired works by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky, a continuation of Fischer’s multi-season survey of Stravinsky, and a special Tchaikovsky Celebration with two weekends of his most famous works, including Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique,” and Piano Concertos 1-3 featuring pianist Louis Lortie.
OTHER MASTERWORKS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEASON
Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini,” an evening of Debussy and Ravel, selections from Handel’s “Water Music,” Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris”
Guest Artists Include: Hilary Hahn, Baiba Skride, Augustin Hadelich, Ingrid Fliter, Fumiaki Miura, Alina Ibragimova and Louis Lortie
Guest Conductors Include: Gerard Schwarz, Jun Märkl, Nicholas McGegan, Gilbert Varga, Andrew Grams and Christian Arming
Utah Symphony Soloists: Ralph Matson, David Yavornitzky and Jason Hardink (Entertainment Series)
ENTERTAINMENT SERIES WITH PRINCIPAL POPS CONDUCTOR JERRY STEICHEN
Michael Cavanaugh in Concert: The Music of Billy Joel & More
“Rhapsody in Blue”: An Evening of Jazz Favorites
Holiday Celebration with Bravo Broadway
Do You Hear the People Sing: From “Les Mis” to “Miss Saigon”
The Music of John Williams
Lang Lang in Recital (Utah Symphony not featured on this performance)
Ballroom with a Twist: featuring “Dancing with the Stars” Pros
Romeo & Juliet on Valentine’s Day
Season ticket packages are now on sale. Information on becoming a Utah Symphony season ticket holder is available by calling 801-533-NOTE (6683) or visiting www.usuo.org. Tickets to individual concerts will go on sale to the general public in August 2012.