Utah Symphony announces 2012-2013 season
Published: February 7, 2012 04:27PM
Updated: February 7, 2012 12:00AM

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


SPECIAL EVENTS

Lang Lang in Recital (Utah Symphony not featured on this performance)

Messiah Sing-In

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.