by Laura Durham, 15 Bytes Music Editor [portfolio_slideshow] 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 […]
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 […]
‘Tis the Season for Singing Have you decked your halls? Do you have frosted windowpanes? Is it cold outside, Baby? Well then. In the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas. As tempting as it is to stay inside, roasting chestnuts on an open fire with your cocoa and […]
by Camille Pack “Oh, yes. It was one of my favorite of the year,” said the woman boarding a shuttle outside Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake’s first major snow storm. She was referring to the performances of Thierry Fisher, the Utah Symphony, and a celebrated Argentinian pianist. With […]
Cindy Grigg takes us inside the Violin Making School of America to talk with luthier and composer Peter Prier.
Cathedrals are magnificent structures; they are grandiose, full of symbolism and offer a sense of sanctuary. Stepping inside a cathedral is a humbling and reverence-inducing experience — you’re surrounded by stained glass, sculpture, paintings, and, if you visit at the right time, music. On Monday, September 17 at […]
You gotta love summer evenings outside: warm temps, fresh air, listening to music while lying on a blanket with a drink in hand instead of trapped in an uncomfortable seat. And for some reason you can talk to the person next to you without suffering a disapproving glare […]
Gerald Elias, winner of last year’s Utah Book Award for his musical mystery novel Danse Macabre, is back with the fourth novel in his series featuring amateur sleuth and cantankerous violin teacher, Danile Jacobs. Death and Transfiguration was released by Minotaur Books last week and the local launch […]
Camille Pack describes her experience at the Utah Symphony’s World Premiere of Michael Jarrell’s Emergences (Nachlese VI).
A profile of violinist Frances Darger, who has been performing with the Utah Symphony for 68 years.
by Laura Durham Starlight on the Rails: And Other Songs is an expanded version of U. Utah Phillips’ earlier songbook published in1973. This new version (released in November 2011) contains 84 songs, complete with chords, lyrics, and background stories written by Utah himself. Bruce Duncan “Utah” Phillips (1935-2008) […]
Russian composers are among some of the most beloved musicians in history. Their music has a romantic and intense quality that can simultaneously touch and break your heart. On Monday February 27, Utah Chamber Artists will present their “Psalms & Symphonies” concert. On the program is Igor Stravinsky’s […]