Salt Lake City Performing Arts Scene Alive and Kicking with Ballet West, Utah Symphony and Lyric Opera Ensemble
This weekend, the Performing Arts scene in Salt Lake City is offering a little bit of something for everyone. With the myriad of choices, how do you decide which performance(s) to attend? Since I have a hard time choosing just one I’ll be attending three; Le Nozze di Figaro, Ballet West and Utah Symphony! All of the Performing Arts are struggling financially. Help keep these Arts alive and thriving by supporting the artists. Go enjoy a show!
Eberhardt, Mihanovic, Moss, Breault and Lee Share the Magic of Christmas with Free Concert in Salt Lake City
With Christmas just around the corner, some of Salt Lake City’s finest musicians are planning to celebrate Christmas with a song. Mezzo-Sopranos Stina Eberhardt and Ana Mihanovic, Bass-Baritone and Pianist Jed Moss, Tenor Robert Breault and Soprano Clara Hurtado Lee will be performing a wide range of Christmas music that spans a millennium! Whether the music is traditional or a new arrangement, the artists promise some surprises along the way. (Dec. 22, 7pm, Dumke Recital Hall, Salt Lake City)
I love the Boston Pops and I always look forward to seeing Maestro Keith Lockhart at the podium. The Pops Holiday concert was filled with songs for everyone, including a creative and smile inducing 12 Days of Christmas! The Boston Pops has a way of spreading good cheer, whether they are performing 35 concerts for the holidays or performing in front of a half a million revelers during the Independence Day celebrations. The Boston Pops is all about making people feel alive and happy, and when you celebrate with the Pops, there is never a shortage of smiles.
The Maurice Abravanel Distinguished Composer Series was created to pair Canyonlands’ musicians with the music of contemporary composers, bringing new and challenging works to Salt Lake City. I didn’t understand all the compositional intricacies, but my hunger for education and inspiration was well fed!
In October, the Boston Symphony Orchestra presented all nine Beethoven Symphonies, a cycle not performed by the BSO since Serge Koussevitzky programmed it in 1927 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Beethoven’s death. This year, Maestro James Levine presented his first complete Beethoven cycle at Boston’s Symphony Hall. They were amazing!
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