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Highlights from this program include:

Antonín Dvořák poured his soul into Serenade for Strings, finishing it in just 12 days. The music captivates throughout its five movements, moving from lyrical to high spirited to reflective to an exuberant finale.

Joan Tower’s Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1 and Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man bookend a group of pieces, featuring the Utah Symphony’s brass and percussion sections, spanning nearly 400 years from Giovanni Gabrieli’s Sonata pian’ e forte (1597) to Tōru Takemitsu’s peaceful Night Signal – Signals from Heaven II (1987).

The Utah Symphony debut of guest conductor David Robertson, who served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and held a transformative 13-year tenure as Music Director of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Since 2018, he has served as Director of Conducting Studies, Distinguished Visiting Faculty, of The Juilliard School.

October 22, 23 & 24, 2020 / 7:30 PM (Doors open at 6:30 PM)
Abravanel Hall

David Robertson, conductor

WALKER: Lyric for Strings

DVOŘÁK: Serenade for Strings

JOAN TOWER: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1

GABRIELI (arr. David Robertson): Sonata pian’ e forte

TOMASI: “Evangile” and “Apocalypse” from Fanfares Liturgiques

GRIEG: Funeral March

TŌRU TAKEMITSU: Night Signal – Signals from Heaven II

COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man


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Programming Updates for September & October Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Performances

In keeping with recommended health and safety guidelines, led by experts and based upon scientific research, we’ve revised our upcoming programs to require fewer performers on stage, removed intermissions to reduce gathering in communal spaces, and added performance dates to accommodate the dramatically reduced seating capacity at each performance.