This summer marks the 12th year the Deer Valley Music Festival has brought live symphonic performances by the Utah Symphony to the picturesque mountains of Park City, along with the best in classic rock, show tunes, pop, classical, opera and chamber music concerts.

76bWe love being in residence in the beautiful mountain community of Park City, the summer home of Utah Symphony,” said President and CEO Melia Tourangeau. “We are committed to expanding upon the Deer Valley Music Festival, making each year bigger and better than the last, and are excited to spend the summer connecting to the Park City community with new and old friends alike.”

Friday and Saturday evenings from July 4 to August 14, 2015, as the summer sun dips down behind the mountains, the hillside at the base of Deer Valley’s Snow Park Lodge comes alive with the sounds of the Utah Symphony and a whole host of big name acts including Frank Sinatra Jr, Kristin Chenoweth, Smokey Robinson and Diana Krall.

The six-week festival features twelve open-air weekend performances with the Utah Symphony at Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.
Families and friends gather to picnic under the stars. Seating options run the gamut from blankets and folding chairs on the sprawling lawn to reserved VIP seats close to the main stage.

Performances appeal to a wide range of musical tastes: the Patriotic Pops concert celebrates Independence Day with a medley of American classics; Disney’s Fantasia features animated movie clips from both the 1940 and 2000 film versions; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy entertains audiences with their big band swing music; Classical Mystery Tour keeps Beatles fans happy; Latin-fusion band Ozomatli promises to have the entire audience dancing to their rhythmic beats; Hollywood Under the Stars brings to life the music of Old Hollywood’s silver screen classics.

For classical music purists, St. Mary’s Catholic Church is the site for five midweek chamber music concerts featuring Utah Symphony orchestra ensembles and guest artists. This year’s concerts include violinist Aisslin Nosky leading Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Bachauer Competition Medalist Chi Ho Han playing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2.

Utah Symphony’s new Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda, who begins her role in September 2015, will make her Utah Symphony debut as a conductor and pianist performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 12 in A Major, K. 414 at the first chamber concert of the 2015 Deer Valley Music Festival season at St. Mary’s Church on July 8, 2015.

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