O.C. Tanner Gift of Music: Mahler Symphony No. 8

O.C. Tanner Gift of Music: Mahler's Symphony No. 8

“Music is essential. It is universal,” Carolyn Tanner Irish, Chair of the Board at O.C. Tanner Company, writes. “It brings goodness, light and beauty into our lives.” For the seventeenth time, the Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir joined together for the O.C. Tanner Gift of Music series on February 19 and 20, 2016. The … Read more

NOVA Chamber Music Series’ New Paths concert to celebrate imaginative youthful masterpieces of Andrew Norman, Johannes Brahms

For its 2015-2016 season, NOVA Chamber Music Series once again is carving out several new ambitious paths in programming. Each of this year’s six subscription concerts is ingenious in approach and repertoire, with works from the existing chamber music literature that are paired specifically with new compositions and Utah premieres of music by local and … Read more

Superb talent in Utah Opera’s Tosca

Some consider Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca to be overly melodramatic, but like many opera lovers I never tire of the melodrama, because it’s paired with such moving and powerful music. Utah Opera’s current production of Tosca, playing at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre through October 18, is near-perfect, with music and performances that left me breathless. … Read more

Utah Opera’s The Rake’s Progress is bold and creative

Utah Opera's The Rake's Progress

Utah Opera’s production of Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress is new to Salt Lake City, but this 40-year-old production is one of the most iconic in the history of American opera. The Rake’s Progress follows the story of Tom Rakewell, a young man who decides to reject the life his future father-in-law has set up for … Read more

Utah Symphony’s Vivace Group Makes Classical Music Fun

The Utah Symphony takes a bow at Abravanel Hall.

The problem with the symphony is it has a reputation for being a boring, stuffy event designed for the elderly. Luckily, there is an answer to that problem.  And the answer is Vivace. Utah Symphony’s Vivace is an everyone-is-invited group of classical music enthusiasts (including both genre experts and novices) that attend the symphony together … Read more

2014 summer concerts at Deer Valley Resort

Deer Valley Music Festival at dusk

The world-class offerings available at Deer Valley Resort are no doubt outstanding in the wintertime but the resort also features some amazing summertime activities as well. Multiple times a week, the sounds of live music fills the air. From classical to country to rock and roll, the lineup of singers, songwriters and musicians who will … Read more