With a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two GRAMMY Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, Audra McDonald has off-the-charts vocal talent and artistry to match. Known for her roles on Broadway in Carousel, Master Class, Ragtime, A Raisin in the Sun, and Porgy and Bess, McDonald also won TV fame for Private Practice.
March 23-24, 2018 | 7:30 PM
PAGLIACCI / GIANNI SCHICCHI
March 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 2018
WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN’
Don’t miss this incredible evening filled with chart-topping hits from golden age of swing and early days of rock ‘n’ roll. You’ll escape back in time as clarinetist-guitarist-pianist Dave Bennett performs fully orchestrated favorites with the Utah Symphony—from “I Got Rhythm” and “Sing, Sing, Sing” to your favorites from Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Whole Lotta Shakin’, April 13 & 14 at Abravanel Hall.
April 13 & 14
GRIEG’S PIANO CONCERTO WITH ALEXANDRA DARIESCU
April 20 & 21
RICHARD STRAUSS’ DON QUIXOTE & ZARATHUSTRA
The incredible talent of the Utah Symphony musicians is on display with this program featuring two of Richard Strauss’ most popular tone poems and his Serenade for Winds. Experience the evocative music of Don Quixote with Utah Symphony’s principal cello Rainer Eudeikis and principal viola Brant Bayless featured as Don Quixiote and his companion Sancho Panza. The performance concludes with Also sprach Zarathustra, featuring the famous “Sunrise” fanfare you’ll immediately recognize from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
May 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 2018
RACHMANINOFF’S SYMPHONY NO. 2
May 25, 26 2018
Our Masterworks season concludes with the decadent melodic reveries of Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Join the Utah Symphony as we complete this final program of the 2017-18 Season with performances of Korngold’s Violin Concerto, featuring concertmaster Madeline Adkins, and a newly commissioned work by acclaimed French composer Tristan Murail.