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  • (Ann Torrence | For The Salt Lake Tribune)    Children swing at Teasdale Community Park as the Utah Symphony opens its Mighty 5 Tour on Tuesday Aug. 12, 2014 in Teasdale, Utah. Utah Symphony plans new road trip to showcase state’s natural and cultural history
    The Utah Symphony is going on another road trip. Three years after the Mighty 5 Tour took them to the state’s five national parks, Thierry Fischer wil...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
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  • String players take a bow at NOVA closer; artistic director announces his departure
    The NOVA Chamber Music Series closed its season Sunday with a celebration of strings. Several of the community’s top violin and viola players were fea...
    Updated Apr 23 2017 08:47 pm   |     |   Share
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  • University of Utah opera students Anthony Buck, Lennika Wright, ShaRee Larson, Whitney Pade and Robyn Van Leigh prepare for their production of Puccini’s ’La Rondine.’ Robert Breault  |  Courtesy ‘La Rondine’ alights in Kingsbury Hall
    When we think of operatic tragedies, we usually think of stabbings, tuberculosis, seppuku or the occasional leap from a tall building. Puccini’s “La R...
    Updated Apr 22 2017 09:03 am   |     |   Share
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  • University of Utah opera students Anthony Buck, Lennika Wright, ShaRee Larson, Whitney Pade and Robyn Van Leigh prepare for their production of Puccini’s ’La Rondine.’ Robert Breault  |  Courtesy Opera: Puccini’s ‘La Rondine’ worth another look, says U. of U. opera director
    “La Rondine” isn’t one of Puccini’s best-known hits. If you’ve thought about it at all, chances are you’ve thought of it as a lower-stakes cousin to “...
    Updated Apr 16 2017 08:44 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Violist Joel Rosenberg practices for an upcoming trio performance at Libby Gardner Hall with pianist Jeffrey Price and violinist Gerald Elias. Music: Paradigm performances will feature two distinct halves
    This week’s Paradigm Chamber Orchestra performances will be like two concerts in one. On the first half, violinist Gerald Elias, violist Joel Rosenber...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 09:29 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Bronfman, orchestra deliver a Beethoven blockbuster
    What could be better than hearing one of the world’s greatest musicians in a Beethoven piano concerto? Hearing him play two Beethoven piano concertos,...
    Updated Apr 15 2017 09:45 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (| Courtesy photo)    Violinist Fumiaki Miura, will perform with the Utah Symphony Nov. 21-22. Utah Symphony, Miura and Litton paint vivid pictures
    The Utah Symphony has an unexpected guest this weekend after the boss, Thierry Fischer, called in sick. Andrew Litton, the highly credentialed music d...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
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  •   Andrew Litton conducting the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, November 6, 2007. Litton will pinch-hit for Thierry Fischer in concerts April 7 and 8. Steve J. Sherman  |  Courtesy Andrew Litton to pinch-hit for Thierry Fischer at Utah Symphony concerts
    Utah Symphony music director Thierry Fischer has withdrawn from this weekend’s concerts due to illness. Veteran conductor Andrew Litton will lead the ...
    Updated Apr 07 2017 09:07 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Megan Marino plays Jessie and Daniel Belcher plays Brian in Utah Opera’s upcoming production ’The Long Walk.’ The story follows Brian Castner, whose memoir ’The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows’ chronicles his  service in the Iraq War and struggles after in dealing with a traumatic brain injury. Utah Opera braves front line
    Utah Opera took a big step outside the proverbial box this weekend with two special performances of “The Long Walk,” Jeremy Howard Beck and Stephanie ...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 01:37 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A famous French tuba acquired by Utah Symphony tuba player Gary Ofenloch in Salt Lake City, Tuesday March 14, 2017. The tuba is the very instrument on which the ’ox-cart’ solo in ’Pictures at an Exhibition’ was first played. Mark Davidson will play the solo on this famous instrument for the Utah Symphony on April 7 and 8. Utah Symphony's century-old 'guest star' has an illustrious history
    Rising star Fumiaki Miura will play the Elgar Violin Concerto with the Utah Symphony next weekend. But the orchestra also will have another, less visi...
    Updated Apr 02 2017 09:37 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Imani Winds, from left, bassoonist Monica Ellis, hornist Jeff Scott, oboist Toyin Spellman-Diaz, clarinetist Mark Dover and flutist Valerie Coleman, will play at Libby Gardner Concert Hall in a Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City presentation on April 3. Matt Murphy  |  Courtesy Imani Winds to spice up Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City closer
    The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City is mixing it up in its season finale, taking a break from the usual lineup of string quartets to present t...
    Updated Apr 02 2017 10:02 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     West Jordan High School vocal music teacher, Kelly DeHaan, conducts the community choir, Utah Voices, at the West Jordan school on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. For Utah music director and educator extraordinaire Kelly DeHaan, ‘Bingo’ just one of his games
    Most people have 24 hours in a day. Kelly DeHaan might be one of the exceptions. “I think Kelly has more hours in his day than the rest of us,” said S...
    Updated Mar 30 2017 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Megan Marino plays Jessie and Daniel Belcher plays Brian in Utah Opera’s upcoming production ’The Long Walk.’ The story follows Brian Castner, whose memoir ’The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows’ chronicles his  service in the Iraq War and struggles after in dealing with a traumatic brain injury. Utah Opera considers the battle after the war in ‘The Long Walk’
    Jon Miles knew as soon as he saw a brief preview of “The Long Walk” that Utah Opera needed to bring the piece to Salt Lake City. The Utah Symphony | U...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 10:07 am   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Symphony concertmaster Madeline Adkins, left, and principal flutist Mercedes Smith will be featured in performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 during Utah Symphony’s upcoming ’An Evening of Bach’ at Abravanel Hall, March 24-25, 2017. Utah Symphony is Bach in business
    Who knew Bach could be this much fun? British conductor-keyboardist Richard Egarr is in town this week to show Utah Symphony audiences that the music ...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 10:36 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Symphony concertmaster Madeline Adkins, left, and principal flutist Mercedes Smith will be featured in performances of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 during Utah Symphony’s upcoming ’An Evening of Bach’ at Abravanel Hall, March 24-25, 2017. Two prominent Utah Symphony players share the spotlight on an all-Bach evening
    Two of the Utah Symphony’s recent high-profile hires will be featured in upcoming concerts. Concertmaster Madeline Adkins, who is in her first full se...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Opera soprano Nicole Haslett, ’Lucia,’ and baritone James Westma, ’Enrico,’ act out a scene from ’Lucia di Lammermoor’ during a rehearsal at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City Wednesday March 1, 2017. Review: Utah Opera delivers an enjoyable Scottish tragedy with ‘Lucia di Lammermoor’
    Chances to see Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” in Salt Lake City come around once a decade, even though it’s one of the most listenable operas in th...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 06:08 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Opera soprano Nicole Haslett, ’Lucia,’ and baritone James Westma, ’Enrico,’ act out a scene from ’Lucia di Lammermoor’ during a rehearsal at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City Wednesday March 1, 2017. Utah Opera takes on the case of the reluctant bride
    And you thought your prospective in-laws were intimidating. In Gaetano Donizetti’s classic opera “Lucia di Lammermoor,” not only must the young Scotti...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 11:56 am   |     |   Share
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