65DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL This summer, as evening descends upon Park City, the hillside adjacent to Deer Valley’s Snowpark Lodge will again come to life as Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley® Music Festival rocks the stage for the 11th consecutive year kicking off with the Texas Tenors on July 4th and ending on August 9 with The Ben Folds Orchestra Experience.

Featuring an all-star lineup with luminaries including Kenny Rogers, Mary Chapin Carpenter and pop sensation Ben Folds, the seven- week festival is sure to delight concert goers of all ages with its stunning, open air venue and live musical acts, most of which perform with the full weight of Utah Symphony’s 85-member orchestra. Other performances include a special concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the annual 1812 Overture! performance with live cannons, the music of John Williams (famed for movie soundtracks including Indiana Jones, E.T. The Extraterrestrial and the Star Wars trilogy) as well as the music of Disney, featuring a medley from the blockbuster movie Frozen and tributes to U2 and Neil Diamond.

65This year’s Deer Valley® Music Festival also features a chamber music series at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer in his festival debut. Chamber concerts present Mozart’s Overture to “Lucio Silla”, K. 135 and Symphony No. 36 in C, K. 425, “Linz”, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture led by Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic and guest conductor Matthew Halls leading the orchestra in Haydn Symphony No. 96 in D major “Miracle” and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings.

MIGHTY 5 TOUR People who love the Deer Valley® Music Festival’s live, open-air performances won’t want to miss the Utah Symphony touring southern Utah’s red rock country this August 11-17. The Utah Symphony led by Music Director Thierry Fischer will present four free outdoor performances surrounded by the landscape of the state’s five iconic national parks—Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks— collectively known as “The Mighty 5.” Symphonic works, which will complement the beauty of the environment, include Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture,” movements from Dvořák’s “New World Symphony,” Bizet’s Orchestral Suite from Carmen, and Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” as well as vocal selections featuring Utah native, soprano soloist Celena Shafer performing Johann Strauss’s “Frühlingsstimmen,” Puccini’s “Quando me’n vo” from La Bohème and Gershwin’s “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess.


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