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Utah Music articles published in 15 Bytes, Utah’s art magazine, including classical, chamber, jazz, world, experimental.

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Composers: Wanted Dead or Alive

NOVA Chamber Music Series & Utah Symphony  | Andrew Norman Premieres | Concert review by Gregory Walz In three days, two of Utah’s premiere classical music organizations collaborated in Salt Lake City in a way that will continue on four additional weekends for the 2015-2016 concert season. Both entities premiered compositions by a living composer – […]

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Desert Music: Hal Cannon and 3hattrio

Everyone’s favorite musician and folklorist, Hal Cannon is performing with his group 3hattrio at a free in-store concert and Dark Desert Night CD release at Ken Sanders’ Rare Books in Salt Lake City (Thursday, Nov. 5th), followed by two performances at the Moab Folk Festival (Nov. 6-7). Modern dance patrons can sample five of 3hattrio’s pieces in tandem with RDT at “Revel” (November 19 – 21, 2015) at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City.

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Brevity Begets Beauty

Westminster Concert Series | An Evening of Gabriel Fauré | Vieve Gore Concert Hall | Monday, October 26, 2015 | Concert review by Gregory Walz Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) was a masterful French composer, and is best known for his languidly vigorous and consoling choral Requiem — likely his most performed composition.  His chamber music […]

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The Utah Symphony and Thierry Fischer slide into the Shadow of Mahler

Utah Symphony Recording, Mahler’s Symphony No.1 | Reference Recordings | Release Date: September 11, 2015 The Utah Symphony has a Mahler performance tradition, one that began when Maurice Abravanel became its third and most influential music director in 1947. This tradition helped to place the orchestra on the national and international map of major […]

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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 Salt Lake Acting Company performed these readings. They were Olivia Custodio, Robert Scott Smith, and Alexis Baigue.