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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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An Improvised Beat: Jesse Quebbeman Turley Drums His Way to Composition

An Improvised Beat: Jesse Quebbeman Turley Drums His Way to Composition

You could say Jesse Quebbeman-Turley prefers the improvised life, but likes to play with structure. Like a true jazz musician, he goes with the flow and acts on impulse. He lives his life “as an indie band would.” He’s not interested in being the genius; he takes pleasure in collaborative work and thrives in the...

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Contemplations of the Beyond: NOVA Chamber Music Series

Contemplations of the Beyond: NOVA Chamber Music Series

One of our New Year’s resolutions here at 15 Bytes is to re-focus some of our attention on Utah’s music scene. You’ll find a couple of articles in the January edition, out early next week. This weekend NOVA, one of the 15 Bytes underwriters that make our coverage of music in Utah possible, will be...

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NOVA Performs Season's First Gallery Series Concert This Sunday

NOVA Performs Season’s First Gallery Series Concert This Sunday

Last year NOVA Chamber Music Series expanded their programming by adding a Gallery Series. This Sunday, NOVA presents the second season of the Gallery Series at Finch Lane with the final installment of Beethoven’s complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano, paired with newer works by Wolfgang Rihm, performed (again) by Utah Symphony Associate Concertmaster Kathryn...

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Utah Chamber Artists: Crossings

Utah Chamber Artists: Crossings

After spending the summer touring the churches and cathedrals of Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic, the Utah Chamber Artists are ready begin their season at home in Salt Lake City’s cathedral.

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Governor's Artist Awards - Roland Lee and Craig Jessop

Governor’s Artist Awards – Roland Lee and Craig Jessop

This week, Roland Lee and Craig Jessop were honored with a Governor’s Artist Award medal at the Governor’s Mansion in Salt Lake City. The awards are given annually to a visual artist and performing artist who “have made significant contributions to the arts in Utah.” Governor Gary Herbert and First Lady Jeanette Herbert made the presentations...

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