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) complemented the other two works exceedingly well — it is engaging from the first chords to the last.
Two steps up on the east side of the third floor of Westminster College’s flagship Converse Hall is a small sitting area framed by a steep pedimented gable and the large, east-facing window. Four lounge chairs — three covered in a faded maritime-blue fabric made of knotted-thread polyester […]
Jesse Quebbeman-Turley is a drummer — when he enrolled in college and began his jazz studies major, his stated goal was “to play drums professionally.” What he didn’t expect was to become a composer. “Drummers don’t write songs” he laughs. “Composers are serious people, and I’m a drummer.” […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Jason Hardink spent this past summer exploring the music of 20th Century Greek composer Iannis Xenakis — the Artistic Director of NOVA Chamber Music Series tells us he was planning to program their season opener with three Xenakis works: a solo piano piece and two solo percussion pieces. But, […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 2013 Twilight Concert series comes to an end tonight, with performances by MGMT and Kuroma, beginning at 7 pm at Pioneer Park (350 West 300 South) in Salt Lake City. We take a look back at a great summer in these photographs by our 15 Bytes staff […]
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 […]