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Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine concludes its 25th concert season

Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine concludes its 25th concert season

Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine @ Cathedral of the Madeleine. Gounod’s Messe solennelle de Sainte-Cecile and Mozart’s te Deum in C Major.  Salt Lake City, Utah, May 10, 2015. Concert review by Gregory Walz.   This past Sunday, May 10, 2015 the Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine, with the Cathedral Chamber Orchestra,...

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NOVA's season ends with a premiere

NOVA’s season ends with a premiere

Concert Preview NOVA Chamber Music Series presents its final concert of the season, appropriately named “Season Finale” on Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m. NOVA always curates a thoughtful and meaningful program that is meant to provide a challenging, yet rewarding experience for the audience. As always, NOVA presents some of Salt Lake City’s finest...

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Utopia Early Music: Local Group Keeps the Brilliant Music of the Renaissance and Medieval Periods Alive and Well

Utopia Early Music: Local Group Keeps the Brilliant Music of the Renaissance and Medieval Periods Alive and Well

Six years ago Emily Nelson and Chris LeCluyse met for coffee. Nelson had heard about LeCluyse from a common friend and knew of his interest in early music. She emailed him and arranged a meeting to see if he might want to collaborate sometime. By the time they finished their coffee, Utopia Early Music was...

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NOVA Chamber Music Series Brings Beethoven and Rihm to Park City

NOVA Chamber Music Series Brings Beethoven and Rihm to Park City

Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle and Principal Symphony Keyboard Jason Hardink have been threading their way through all of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven's ten violin sonatas since the fall of 2013. This is when Utah's NOVA Chamber Music Series began its Gallery Series at Salt Lake City's Art Barn. Now the Series has...

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Ririe Woodbury and Salt Lake Electric Ensemble Celebrate "In C" with "53 Rooms"

Ririe Woodbury and Salt Lake Electric Ensemble Celebrate “In C” with “53 Rooms”

Terry Riley’s minimalist composition “In C” is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Salt Lake Electric Ensemble has performed this piece at the Utah Arts Festival, on KUER’s Radio West, and at BYU. This weekend, they revisit the piece in a collaboration with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. In a new work, choreographed by Daniel Charon,...

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Richter Uzur Duo on BYU Radio's Highway 89

Richter Uzur Duo on BYU Radio’s Highway 89

The 9th Annual Bonneville Chamber Music Festival wrapped up on March 21st. The Richter Uzur Duo kicked it off on March 2. The duo appeared BYU Radio’s Highway 89 earlier this month. The program was kind enough to offer 15 Bytes a video of one of their pieces “Facing East” and an exclusive portion of the...

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Salt Lake Symphony Performs "Fire & Ice"

Salt Lake Symphony Performs “Fire & Ice”

The title promoted for the most recent Salt Lake City Symphony concert was "Fire & Ice!" The program: works by Jean Sibelius, Igor Stravinsky, and Ralph Vaughan Williams -- a Finn, a Russian, and an Englishman. All the works were conducted by Robert Baldwin, an American. In the end, the fire was beholden to...

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Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake Presents the Elias Quartet

Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake Presents the Elias Quartet

The Elias Quartet, a rather young and much admired group from Great Britain, will be performing at Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah Campus as part of the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City on March 26 at 7:30 pm.

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Wachira Waigwa-Stone

Wachira Waigwa-Stone

… Waigwa-Stone maintains constant sensitivity to the movement. Even when offered little direction he’s able to create music that’s deeply responsive to not just the structure of counts but also the qualitative shifts in performance. “I like the job of figuring out how to translate from one language to the other — watching a phrase...

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NOVA Chamber Music Series presents “An Afternoon of Serenades” including a premiere by Morris Rosenzweig.

NOVA Chamber Music Series presents “An Afternoon of Serenades” including a premiere by Morris Rosenzweig.

NOVA Chamber Music Series always curates a thoughtful program for their concerts. The composers they compile always relate to one another when it comes to the works being performed. This Sunday afternoon, their musicians will perform a selection of serenades by Mozart, Brahms and a string trio by Morris Rosenzweig (click here for an artist...

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Utah Symphony premieres new work by Augusta Read Thomas

Utah Symphony premieres new work by Augusta Read Thomas

When a symphony orchestra performs a concert that includes a Beethoven concerto, a Prokofiev symphony, and a world premiere composition by a living American composer, the chances of the premiere being able to withstand any comparisons are remote. But remote does not imply impossible. And EOS: Goddess of the Dawn (A Ballet for Orchestra)...

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Bells in the Belfry: Westminster College's Campanilismo

Bells in the Belfry: Westminster College’s Campanilismo

When Westminster College’s Converse Hall was first completed in 1907, and the bells began chiming, the view from this spot was of a bucolic dirt road, bordered with drainage ditches thick with willows, and surrounded by farmland and orchards. Imagining a future tree-tunnel that would shade the road between 1700 South and Emigration Creek where...

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