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May 27
May 29

Thierry Fischer conducts Jessie Montgomery, Mozart, Schoenberg & Copland

Thierry Fischer conducts Jessie Montgomery, Mozart, Schoenberg & Copland

Presented by Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall

At the end of a one-of-a-kind season, we offer the “simple gift” of new music paired with some of the most recognizable themes in the orchestral repertoire.

Concert Highlights Include:

· Strum is the culminating result of several versions of a string quintet Jessie Montgomery composed in 2006. Drawing on American folk idioms, the piece has a narrative that begins with fleeting nostalgia and transforms into ecstatic celebration.

· With countless pop culture examples to its credit, Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Night Music) starts with one of the most recognizable themes in orchestral history.

· Schoenberg’s rarely-performed Chamber Symphony No. 2, premiered in 1940, completes the pair with a late-career return to consonance.

· Appalachian Spring, which won the Pulitzer Prize for music in 1945, contains some of Aaron Copland’s most familiar music, particularly his set of variations on the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts.”

Estimated concert length: 75 minutes (no intermission)

Individual Dates & Times *

  • May 27, 2021 at 10:00 am (Thu)
  • May 27, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Thu)
  • May 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Fri)
  • May 29, 2021 at 7:30 pm (Sat)

Location Info

Abravanel Hall
123 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

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