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Utah Symphony | Utah Opera to present free summer concert series

Published June 13, 2012 10:08 am

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Utah Symphony | Utah Opera will once again present a free summer concert series to thank Salt Lake communities for supporting government-funding programs that benefit USUO. Three performances, conducted by Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic, will be offered at various Salt Lake area venues from June 28 to July 12. Two Utah Symphony performances will take place at Taylorsville Valley Regional Park (5100 S. 2700 W.) on June 28 at 8 p.m. as part of the annual Taylorsville Dayzz festival and at Abravanel Hall (123 W. South Temple) on July 2 at 7:30 p.m.

The Abravanel Hall performance will also serve as a benefit event for The Road Home. Both concert programs will include favorite symphonic tunes such as Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," Leonard Bernstein's Overture to "Candide" and various excerpts from popular John Williams movie scores. A concert presented by USUO will take place in the Gallivan Plaza (239 S. Main Street) on July 12 at 7:30 p.m., and will feature various opera hits performed by the Utah Symphony and several guest vocalists, including Utah native Celena Shafer. Admission is free to each of these events, but tickets are required for the July 2 performance at Abravanel Hall and can be obtained by calling (801)533-NOTE or by visiting the Abravanel Hall Ticket Office.