World premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank’s A Psalm of Disquiet by Fry Street Quartet set for Utah State University’s music school, NOVA Chamber Music Series

This week’s world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank new string quartet A Psalm of Disquiet at Utah State University and then on Nov. 5 at NOVA Chamber Music Series in Salt Lake City, is yet another milestone in the flourishing relationship which the composer and Fry Street Quartet have developed over many years. “I have … Read more

Plan-B Theatre, in partnership with KUER-FM’s RadioWest, to present Radio Hour Episode 17: Sherlock Holmes and The Final Problem, in live broadcast with live audience for first time since 2014

EDITOR’S NOTE: On Friday, Oct. 27, at 11 a.m., from the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, The Utah Review will live blog the world premiere of Radio Hour Episode 17: Sherlock Holmes and The Final Problem, produced by Plan-B Theatre and KUER-FM’s RadioWest program. Tune into KUER-FM 90.1 and follow The Utah Review during the … Read more

Marking its 20th anniversary, the Utah Film Center’s Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival set for Oct. 12-15

EDITOR’S NOTE: This three-article package highlights the Utah Film Center’s Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival, which marks its 20th anniversary this year. The second feature is a detailed description of the festival’s slate and the third feature highlights two film workshops that are part of the festival. When the Utah Film Center decided 20 … Read more

A detailed rundown of the slate of films for the 2023 Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival of the Utah Film Center

From the Utah Film Center, the 2023 offerings at the Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival represent five local filmmakers, 17 female directors, 10 directors identifying as a person of color, and 14 countries represented. A large majority of the films are receiving Utah premieres and at least one is being screened for the first time … Read more

Workshops for independent, do-it-yourself filmmakers set for Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival, courtesy of Utah Film Center’s Artist Foundry

The 20th anniversary of the Utah Film Center’s Damn These Heels Queer Film Festival also marks the return of the center’s Artist Foundry program through two workshops for independent, do-it-yourself filmmakers and a conversation about queering the filmmaking process.  Festivals such as Damn These Heels often inspire aspiring filmmakers to make their debuts with their … Read more

Finding close community in and out of the studio: Repertory Dance Theatre set to open 58th season with world premiere of Natosha Washington’s I AM…

Just as essential as a choreographer’s skills in setting the most impactful movement upon a dance company in the studio is their capacity to trust the dancers as collaborators in rendering themes they envision, particularly when the work is steeped in the choreographer’s autobiographical experiences.  In an interview with The Utah Review, choreographer Natosha Washington … Read more

World premiere of Sarah Shippobotham’s solo play Can I Say Yes to That Dress? will open Salt Lake Acting Company’s 52nd season

Within the last year, a spate of celebrities have publicly announced themselves as gender fluid. One might be tempted to assess this as a new phenomenon about new experiences, especially as there are now available a wide-ranging set of vocabulary terms for one to express their identity. But, for those individuals who came of age … Read more

With 2018 silver medalist Aristo Sham, Darkness Descends concert set to open 2023-24 season for Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation

At 21, in 2017, Aristo Sham was thinking about ways he could do multiple things. A decade earlier, just as he was entering his adolescent years, he already had won first prize in the Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany in 2006, and then the top prize in Salt Lake City at the Gina Bachauer … Read more

Cimarrón to share its groundbreaking path in Colombian Joropo music with Salt Lake City in Sept. 27 Utah Presents concert

In South America, a good-sized portion of the Orinoco River basin is in Colombia that is identified by expanses of llanos and the east facing slope of the Eastern Cordillera in the country, which is part of the great Andean range. The region is marked by a diverse spectrum of Indigenous families and languages, including the … Read more

Pioneer Theatre Company’s 62nd season filled with twists on canonical stories, plenty of music, some of most widely sought after contemporary dramas and comedies

Coming off a previous season that produced several momentous takeaways highlighting Salt Lake City’s enviable status as an important and discerning cultural destination, Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) is offering seven productions for its 62nd season which not only celebrate canonical contemporary classics but also inflect them with just enough twists to stimulate fresh perspectives for … Read more