Look Ahead: Local events and things to do this week, Jan. 22-28

Chinese New Year begins, Larkin Poe performs, and Utah Symphony plays ‘Carmina Burana.’

(Jason Stoltzfus | Tricki-Woo Records) Rock/blues duo Larkin Poe is scheduled to perform Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, at The Commonwealth Room in South Salt Lake.

Jan. 22

Year of the Rabbit

Sunday is the start of the Chinese New Year. In the Chinese zodiac, this is the year of the rabbit. People born under the sign of the rabbit, according to the website ChineseNewYear.net, “are steadily moving toward their goal, no matter the negativity that others give them.”

Jan. 27

Larkin Poe on tour

Sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell, who perform together under the name Larkin Poe, are known for their mix of blues and Southern-style rock — and for playing multiple musical instruments. They’re touring to support their most recent album, “Blood Harmony,” and will play The Commonwealth Room, 195 W. 2100 South, South Salt Lake, on Friday night, starting at 9 p.m. Goodnight, Texas is the opening act. Go to thestateroompresents.com for tickets.

Jan. 27-28

‘Carmina Burana’ at Abravanel

Even if you know next to nothing about classical music, you’ve heard Carl Orff’s 1937 work “Carmina Burana” — or at least the epic and loud final movement, “O Fortuna.” It’s been used in countless movies, including “Excalibur,” “The Omen” and “Jackass: The Movie,” as well as the WWE and Sean Hannity’s radio show. The Utah Symphony will perform “Carmina Burana” as the centerpiece of a program, Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m., at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Fawn Haimor is guest conductor; soprano Liv Redpath, tenor Brian Stucki and baritone Christopher Clayton will sing solo parts. The program will also feature Joshua Cerdenia’s “Fire-Drunk” and Igor Stravinsky’s “Firebird Suite.” Tickets are available at utahsymphony.org.