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Music
Intermezzo Contemplates Words and Music

Intermezzo Contemplates Words and Music

In a novel and effective move, each piece, and each movement in the case of the Brahms, was prefaced by a reading of lines of poetry, or lines from a play, or in the case of the Glinka, a narrative of a brief portion of the composer's life in the composer's words. Three actors/actresses from...

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The right performers for the right repertoire makes for a superb chamber music concert.

The right performers for the right repertoire makes for a superb chamber music concert.

A dash of two rather obscure (mostly) twentieth-century Danish composers, mixed with the still most--prominent one, along with a peak from a young German composer's early romanticism. What makes for a superb chamber music concert? The right performers for the repertoire and compelling performances of course.

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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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Utah Symphony Presents "Peter and the Wolf"

Utah Symphony Presents “Peter and the Wolf”

The Utah Symphony has brilliantly branded what they do as “classically charged.” They want you to see what they do as energetic, exciting, and new. But sometimes symphonic music is charged with being either boring (when it comes to the old, fuddy duddy stuff), or inaccessible (when it comes to new music that has no...

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Municipal Ballet at the State Room

Municipal Ballet at the State Room

by Mary Lyn Graves   Before the final performance of Municipal Ballet Co.’s “Oh Yeah! A Rock ‘n’ Roll Ballet,” Sarah Longoria, the company’s director, ended her curtain speech by sincerely thanking the uncommonly boisterous and large audience for taking a chance on ballet.  The challenge of getting the general public excited about performances is...

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