Each summer, the mountain community of Park City becomes the summer home of the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley Music Festival, featuring full orchestra concerts under the stars at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre and intimate chamber
events at St. Mary’s Church.
This year’s festival, in its 16th year, is marked by 15 outdoor Utah Symphony performances with guest artists including Utah-native Marie Osmond, Broadway-sensation Kristin Chenoweth, folk rock duo Indigo Girls, jazz trumpeter Chris Botti, and Broadway singer Renée Elise Goldsberry from the original cast of “Hamilton.” Also on the lineup is A Symphonic Space Celebration, a cinematic presentation honoring the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing; tributes to Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones; Disney in Concert “A Magical Celebration” with music from “Moana,” “Coco,” “Frozen” and other fi lms; a live-to-picture performance of Steven Spielberg’s E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial; and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannon fire on the hillside provided by Cannoneers of the Wasatch.
The Utah Symphony performs five classical chamber concerts at St. Marys’ Church with guest artists including Russian violinist Maria Ioudenitch performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, Utah Symphony’s Principal Cello Rainer Eudeikis performing Schumann’s Cello Concerto, and Utah Symphony’s Associate Principal Concertmaster Kathryn Eberle performing Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 for Violin and Orchestra and Dvořák’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra.
For the second year, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera will focus on community engagement with a series of “pop up” performances featuring smaller Utah Symphony and Utah Opera ensembles at existing events and other local festivals, including the Park Silly Sunday Market and Mountain Town Music.