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Music
Utah Chamber Artists' Voices

Utah Chamber Artists’ Voices

by Jannifer Hemingway Wood The Cathedral of the Madeleine opened its doors Monday evening to members in the community to come and enjoy not only the inspiring beauty of its structure, but as well, the stunning and moving talent of the Utah Chamber Artists and other musical guests under the direction of Dr. Barlow Bradford....

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Time to Move the Music Indoors

Time to Move the Music Indoors

As summer begins to simmer, so does outdoor concert season. We’ve had our fun in the sun, but performers are moving back indoors as are audiences. The temps may be cooling down, but the regular concert season is just warming up. Here are some big concerts sneaking up sooner than you think in Salt Lake...

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Eric Rich Collective Wednesday Night

Eric Rich Collective Wednesday Night

If you’ve been in Salt Lake City at all this summer you’ve seen them — the hordes of bearded and ironically mustachioed hipster kids riding their bikes around town. But one of their number stands out: Eric Rich, who hauls an upright piano with him on his way to the Farmer’s Market or other outdoor...

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Erykah Badu at Twilight Concert Series

Erykah Badu at Twilight Concert Series

by Robert Swift-Rodriguez photos by Zoë and Robert Rodriguez.   Thursday night’s crowd was much smaller than for many of the other acts of this summer’s Twilight Concert Series, and many of Erykah Badu’s fans were older than previous audiences. Lots of white wine drinkers, if you know what I mean. Still, they were just...

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Charlotte Bell: Artist Profile

Charlotte Bell: Artist Profile

Charlotte Bell’s striking silver hair hangs to the middle of her back, her voice is quiet, and she walks with anticipation: pointing to the towering trees, florets of allium, and the neighborhood’s 100-year-old roses. Walking with her feels oddly like stepping out of Salt Lake—the noise and rush—into reflective space. Camille Pack talks with the...

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Twilight: Belle and Sebastian and Blitzen Trapper

Twilight: Belle and Sebastian and Blitzen Trapper

Nothing quite says “Hot town, summer in the city” in Salt Lake City like the Twilight Concert Series, which launched its 2013 season on Thursday with Glasgow indie-pop band, Belle and Sebastian, and Portland’s Blitzen Trapper.  An estimated 14,000 fans happily braved the near 100 degree heat, turning Pioneer Park into an urban music festival...

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15 Bytes reveals "Utah's 15"

15 Bytes reveals “Utah’s 15″

If you missed our awards reception at Finch Lane Friday night you were not privy to the winners of our new program “Utah’s 15 Most Influential Artists”. These past couple months we asked our readership to nominate the artists they felt have changed the cultural landscape of our fine state. You responded in a big...

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Mendelssohn's Long Weekend

Mendelssohn’s Long Weekend

You may not have realized it, but this has been a season of Mendelssohn for the Utah Symphony. Music Director Thierry Fischer programmed Felix Mendelssohn’s five symphonies for the 2012-2013 season and this weekend the Symphony will conclude the performance cycle with a concert featuring the first and last symphonies by the composer. One of...

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Making Music: Morris Rosenzweig

Making Music: Morris Rosenzweig

“Writing music has to do with your version of what you think music is — and it’s hard to have it taken at just that,” explains Salt Lake City composer Morris Rosenzweig. “People often think you’re trying to make some kind of point, but I don’t think that’s what it’s about at all; it’s about...

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Say "Si" to Mexican Opera

Say “Si” to Mexican Opera

This Saturday, The Utah Opera is presenting Florencia en el Amazonas — their first ever opera sung in Spanish. Mexico’s Daniel Catán was first performed in 1996 as a commission for Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera and Seattle Opera and was the first Spanish-language opera to be commissioned by major United States opera houses. The two-act story tells...

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DIDO AND AENEAS, next on ET

DIDO AND AENEAS, next on ET

by Laura Durham, 15 Bytes Music Editor This Friday and Saturday Westminster will showcase its first fully-staged opera. Written by Henry Purcell in 17th Century England, the opera is 400 years old, but you wouldn’t know it watching this particular production. Those familiar with the story know Dido as the queen of Carthage in ancient...

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Better Off With the Blues

Better Off With the Blues

Its small size can seem like one of our art community’s drawbacks, but it can also be one of its advantages. Small size means a tight community, and here it doesn’t take long to feel like you know everyone. Or if you don’t actually know them, you get the sense you are only one or...

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