Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Host families make a lasting connection with their guest pianist

One significant, indispensable feature of the Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition is the role of host families in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area who open their homes to a quarterfinalist. For ardent fans of classical music who have a spare room and a grand piano available, the opportunity to host a young musician during … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Meet the Quarterfinalists Part 4

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each day this week, The Utah Review will provide short profiles, featuring the 33 quarterfinalists for the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition. Afternoon and evening sessions begin Monday, June 17. For tickets and more information, see the Bachauer website. The Utah Review asked each pianist to answer four questions:  1. In addition … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Meet the Quarterfinalists Part 3

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each day this week, The Utah Review will provide short profiles, featuring the 33 quarterfinalists for the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition. Afternoon and evening sessions begin Monday, June 17. For tickets and more information, see the Bachauer website The Utah Review asked each pianist to answer four questions:  1. In addition … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Meet the Quarterfinalists Part 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each day this week, The Utah Review will provide short profiles, featuring the 33 quarterfinalists for the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition. Afternoon and evening sessions begin Monday, June 17. For tickets and more information, see the Bachauer website. The Utah Review asked each pianist to answer four questions:  1. In addition to … Read more

Backstage at the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition: Meet the Quarterfinalists Part I

EDITOR’S NOTE: Each day this week, The Utah Review will provide short profiles, featuring the 33 quarterfinalists for the 2024 Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition. Afternoon and evening sessions begin Monday, June 17. For tickets and more information, see the Bachauer website. The Utah Review asked each pianist to answer four questions:  1. In addition to … Read more

PFuzz’s musicianship — violin, electronics, teacher, producer, DJ — puts a hefty spark on Salt Lake City’s blossoming local music scene

On a Thursday evening in August 2023, when violinist Alexis Panda commanded the stage in downtown Salt Lake City’s International Artist Lounge, it was yet another impressive sign of the tremendous blossoming of the local electronics and DJ scene that has produced excellent musicians and producers. Alexis, whose performing handle is PFuzz (derived from Panda … Read more

Sundance 2024: Milestone anniversaries for Festival (40th), Utah film and television history (100th), Utah Film Commission (50th)

EDITOR’S NOTE:  Part I is an overview of the Utah film industry in the current moment. Part II (tomorrow) will offer a summary preview of the Sundance 2024 films, which The Utah Review will cover. There is a fortuitous historical confluence to celebrate this year, as the Sundance Film Festival is set to open tomorrow … Read more

Sundance 2024: Marking 100 years of Utah film and television history

NOTE: This feature about 100 years of film and television in Utah is linked to the Part I curtain raiser for the Sundance Film Festival.  When James D’Arc came to Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah as a student, he already knew some of Hollywood’s most famous names such as John Ford and John Wayne … Read more

A 60th anniversary special: Ballet West’s extraordinary history, the legacy of Willam F. Christensen

EDITOR’S NOTE: Ballet West is celebrating its 60th anniversary and the newest production, which opens Nov. 3, is a tribute to Willam F. Christensen, who co-founded the company. Featured are Christensen’s version of The Firebird, the world premiere of Fever Dream by Joshua Whitehead, recently retired and long-term Ballet West artist, and George Balanchine’s Stars … 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