Utah Symphony performs the music of John Williams at Deer Valley Music Festival

Photo courtesy of Deer Valley Music Festival
Photo courtesy of Deer Valley Music Festival

As part of the Deer Valley Musical Festival, the Utah Symphony, along with conductor Rei Hotoda and the Utah Symphony Orchestra, will be presenting the music of composer John Williams on August 6. Concert goers that evening will be entertained by the wonderful sights and sounds that only the Utah Symphony and the picturesque mountain backdrop of the Deer Valley Amphitheater can provide; it’s sure to be a mesmerizing experience.

Conductor Rei Hotoda became the Associate Conductor for the Utah Symphony in September 2015. With years of experience working with some of the great ensembles of our time, Hotoda is the first female to hold this position in the 75 years the organization has been in existence. Ms. Hotoda studied conducting in Baltimore, at the Peabody Institute under the direction of Gustav Meier. She also holds both a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Bachelor of Music in piano performance. Along with her work on the podium, Hotoda is active in the orchestra’s education department. 

John Williams is considered one of the most popular film composers with a career that has extended six decades. He is the winner of  five Academy Awards, 17 Grammys, three Golden Globes, two Emmys and five BAFTA Awards from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In addition, he has been awarded many gold and platinum records throughout the years, and his score for the film Schindler’s List won him both an Oscar and a Grammy. Williams has created musical scores for eighty films which include the Star Wars trilogy, Jaws, the Indian Jones series and E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.

The program for the August 6 performance includes:
John Williams Overture from The Cowboys
John Williams Liberty Fanfare
John Williams “Hymn to the Fallen” from Saving Private Ryan
John Williams “The Flight to Neverland” from Hook
Klaus Badelt Pirates of the Caribbean
John Williams Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
John Williams “Sayuri’s Theme” from Memoirs of a Geisha
John Williams Superman March
John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark
John Williams Jurassic Park
John Williams “Devil’s Dance” from The Witches of Eastwick
John Williams Theme from Schindler’s List
John Williams “Adventures on Earth” from E. T.
John Williams Suite from Star War: The Force Awakens

The Deer Valley® Music Festival in Park City, Utah is part of the Utah Symphony’s annual summer series. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Abravanel Hall, is one of the nation’s only year-round orchestras. Together with Utah Opera, which performs at the Capitol Theatre, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) reaches 450,000 citizens in Utah and the Intermountain region with educational outreach programs serving more than 200,000 students annually. The organization employs 57 staff and 85 full-time musicians, presenting four full operas, more than 70 symphony performances in each regular season, and over 200 education performances each year. USUO connects Utah communities through great live music, serving as the premier local provider of orchestral and operatic art forms.

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