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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thierry Fischer Conducts Shostakovich No. 6 @ Utah Symphony (SLC: Oct 29 - 30)

Contact: Jana Cunningham, (801) 869-9027

October 7, 2010

The Utah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer Present Beethoven’s Piano Concerto

The concerts also includes Shostakovich’s Sixth Symphony and Haydn’s First Symphony

SALT LAKE CITY – After thrilling audiences with Stravinsky’s The Firebird, new Music Director Thierry Fischer returns to Abravanel Hall to lead the Utah Symphony and guest pianist Ingrid Fliter in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major. The program also includes Haydn’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor. The performances will be held at Abravanel Hall on Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m.

The program opens with Haydn’s First symphony, which features energy, brilliance and elegance. Then, Ms. Fliter joins the orchestra for Beethoven’s passionate First Piano Concerto, which includes a theme with a simple, but beautiful hymn-like melody. The evening concludes with Shostakovich’s contemplative and lyrical Sixth Symphony.

Born in Buenos Aires in 1973, Ingrid Fliter began her piano studies in Argentina with Elizabeth Westerkamp. In 1992 she moved to Europe where she continued her studies at the Freiburg Musikhochschule fur Musik with Vitaly Margulis, in Rome with Carlos Bruno and with Franco Scala and Boris Petrushansky at the Academy "Incontrui col Maestro" in Imola, Italy.

Ingrid Fliter made her American orchestra debut with the Atlanta Symphony in January 2006, just days after the announcement of her Gilmore Award. Since then she has appeared with the Cleveland and Minnesota Orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto, Detroit, National, Cincinnati, Houston and Seattle symphonies, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra among others, as well as at the Mostly Mozart, Grant Park, Aspen, Ravinia and Blossom festivals.

Highlights of her 2010-11 season include debuts with the Baltimore, Utah and Kansas City symphonies and with the Stockholm Philharmonic, Sydney Symphony and London's Philharmonia in Europe; re-engagements with the Dallas, Atlanta and Indianapolis symphonies and the Rotterdam Philharmonic; and recitals in London at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Tokyo, Sydney, Vancouver and at New York's 92nd Street Y.

On Friday, October 29 at 10:00 am, the Utah Symphony will hold a Finishing Touches dress rehearsal which will be open to the public. During this rehearsal, audience members will experience the diligence and dedication that goes into each performance. Tickets for the rehearsal are $15.

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Vivace members (a social and networking group for young professionals) are invited to attend the performance on October 30 and a post-performance party at The New Yorker (60 W. Market St.) for just $35. These tickets may be purchased by calling (801) 533-NOTE (6683) or online by using promo code “Vivace.” For more information, please visit www.usuo.org/vivace.

Tickets for the evening’s performances start at $15 and can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall box office, or by visiting www.usuo.org. Subscribers and those desiring group or student discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Ticket prices will increase $5 day of performance.

Press photos available at http://www.utahsymphony.org/media.php. (Username: usuoimages, password: media).


Franz Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 1 in D Major
I. Presto
II. Andante
III. Presto
Ludvig Van Beethoven Concerto No. 1 for Piano and Orchestra in C Major. op. 15
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro
Ingrid Fliter, Piano


Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, op. 54
I. Largo
II. Allegro
III. Presto


Jana Cunningham
Public Relations Manager
801.869.9027 office
801.244.1892 cell

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