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Catherine Reese Newton

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  • Actor Okieriete Onaodowan, left, actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, and actor Christopher Jackson perform the song ’Alexander Hamilton’ from the Broadway play ’Hamilton’ in the East Room of the White House, in Washington, Monday, March 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ‘Hamilton’ star Christopher Jackson to sing with Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    One of the Founding Fathers of Broadway’s “Hamilton” is the guest on the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s annual Pioneer Day concerts. Christopher Jackson, w...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 10:06 pm   |     |   Share

  • Gina Bachauer tunes up its format again for this year’s piano fest
    The Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation never has been overly tethered to the status quo. Paul Pollei, who founded the organization in 1976 a...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 11:00 am   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf  |  Tribune file photo)            Gerald ’Skip’ Daynes, with an accordian that was brought to Utah by the pioneers in the late 1800’s. Daynes is a fourth-generation owner of Daynes Music Company in Midvale, Monday, October 1, 2012. The store was celebrating its 150th anniversary. Steinway honors Skip Daynes, a key player on Utah’s music scene
    As the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation kicks off this summer’s festival, one of the organization’s most dedicated backers is being honore...
    Updated Jun 16 2017 03:49 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Kimball console is part of The Church History Museum’s new exhibit marking the 150th anniversary of the Tabernacle Organ. This console was used in the Tabernacle from 1901-1915. New exhibit celebrates the Mormon Tabernacle Organ’s 150th birthday
    One of Mormonism’s most famous figures turns 150 this year. The Salt Lake Tabernacle Organ — arguably overshadowed only by the neighboring Salt Lake T...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 04:48 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)   Thierry Fischer leads members of the Utah Symphony in rehearsal for a 2016 NOVA Chamber Music Series concert. Fischer, who was hired as the orchestra’s music director in 2009, has agreed to continue in that position through the 2021-22 season. Utah Symphony brings the ‘Rite’ touch to season finale
    “The Rite of Spring” doesn’t shock contemporary audiences as much as it did when Igor Stravinsky unleashed it on the Parisian public 104 years ago. Bu...
    Updated May 27 2017 09:02 am   |     |   Share

  • Salt Lake-born violinist returns to close Utah Symphony season
    It’s fitting that Simone Porter will play Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir d’un lieu cher,” or “Memory of a dear place,” with the Utah Symphony on...
    Updated May 20 2017 01:05 am   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Caitlin Lynch (Donna Elvira), with Joshua Hopkins (Don Giovanni), in Utah Opera’s film-noir-inspired production of Mozart’s ’Don Giovanni.’ Utah Opera ends its season with stylish ‘opera noir’
    Utah Opera has gone to the movies for its season closer, a production of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” reimagined as a 1950s film noir. Director Kristine Mc...
    Updated May 15 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share

  • Mormon Tabernacle Choir celebrates collaborations on new album
    The Mormon Tabernacle Choir has made some famous friends over the years. A dozen appear on the choir’s new album, “Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Friends,”...
    Updated May 13 2017 09:26 am   |     |   Share

  • Sinfonia Salt Lake closes season with music of the most interesting composer you’ve never heard of
    Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, was full of surprises. Perhaps most surprising, say Gerald Elias and Robert Baldwin, is the fact that the ...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:38 pm   |     |   Share

  • Highland High School’s ’Pippin’ was a Best Musical finalist in the 2016 Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards. The 2017 awards competition show is Saturday at the Eccles Theater in downtown Salt Lake City.  Courtesy Intrigue Photography Competition and celebration, all part of Utah High School Musical Theatre Awards
    Michael Ballam said he wasn’t sure what to expect when his Logan-based Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre played host to the first Utah High School...
    Updated May 12 2017 11:19 am   |     |   Share

  • (Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Caitlin Lynch (Donna Elvira), with Joshua Hopkins (Don Giovanni), in Utah Opera’s film-noir-inspired production of Mozart’s ’Don Giovanni.’ Utah Opera’s ‘Don Giovanni’ goes noir in season-ender
    Whether you’ve seen “Don Giovanni” half a dozen times or not at all, director Kristine McIntyre is betting that her staging for Utah Opera will have a...
    Updated May 15 2017 09:21 am   |     |   Share

  • Symphony gives a fresh spin to favorites
    A full house turned out to hear the Utah Symphony play familiar favorites in Abravanel Hall on Friday. What the crowd got was far from routine as pian...
    Updated May 05 2017 10:21 pm   |     |   Share

  •   Utah Symphony horn player Steve Proser works with students in Jacmel, Haiti, during a weeklong teaching trip. Jules Youdley  |  Courtesy Utah Symphony players orchestrate musical mission to Haiti
    Almost a year after playing New York’s fabled Carnegie Hall, several members of the Utah Symphony performed at a venue their music director, Thierry F...
    Updated May 22 2017 02:55 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Courtesy photo)    Conductor Jun Markl will lead the Utah Symphony in his orchestral suite from WagnerÃs œRing” Cycle and BeethovenÃs Piano Concerto No. 2. Ingrid Fliter is the soloist. Review: Elegance and glorious madness from the Utah Symphony
    The Utah Symphony played an evening of chamber music Friday night … in a manner of speaking. Two of the three pieces on the program began life as cham...
    Updated Apr 28 2017 10:48 pm   |     |   Share

  • (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