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Utah Symphony Announces 2011 Deer Valley Music Festival (Park City: July 16 - August 13)

February 22, 2011

CONTACT: Hilarie Ashton
Public Relations Manager, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera
(801) 869-9027, hashton@usuo.org


SALT LAKE CITY – Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s eighth annual Deer Valley® Music Festival (DVMF) will return July 16 through August 13, 2011 with performances featuring guest artists Idina Menzel and Chris Botti, the music of the Eagles and Queen and a performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons.

For the past seven years, DVMF has brought the best Pops, Classical, Family, and Chamber music performances to the picturesque mountains of Park City. Multiple performances each week give patrons a wide variety of events to choose from.

Friday Classical concerts and Saturday Pops concerts will be held at the Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater where audience members are invited to picnic under the stars after a day of shopping, hiking or golfing. Chamber concerts will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the more intimate setting of Park City’s St. Mary’s Church or Temple Har Shalom.

Ticket packages and group tickets for all Festival concerts go on sale Tuesday, February 22, 2011. Ticket-buyers can call 801-533-NOTE (6683) or buy online at myusuo.org. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, March, 21, 2011. At that time, ticket buyers can call 801-355-ARTS (2787), by in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office, or visit deervalleymusicfestival.org. Student discounts will be available for select performances. Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased the day of the performances.

Pops and Classical at Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

Saturday Pops concerts at the Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater will include a little bit of everything: rock, pop, jazz and Broadway show tunes.

The series will open with the timeless Music of the Eagles, followed by best-selling jazz artist Chris Botti performing with the Utah Symphony. Broadway powerhouse and “Glee!” favorite Idina Menzel will also perform with the orchestra. Another incredible evening of popular Broadway showtunes with Jerry Steichen and noted stars from Broadway will then return to the Festival, and the series will conclude with the music of Queen.

Friday Classical series concerts, also at the Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, will include performances with Time for Three and the Von Trapp Family Children. The Utah Symphony will also present a performance of Holst’s The Planets, accompanied by projections of stunning NASA images above the stage. Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture will then close the series.

Wednesday and Thursday Chamber Series at St. Mary’s Church

Wednesday Chamber Orchestra concerts at St. Mary’s Church will feature Utah Symphony performances of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, an evening of Eastern European dances and Bottesini’s Gran Duo Passione Amorosa for two basses.

The serene setting of St. Mary’s will also host the Chamber Ensemble Series on Thursdays. Audiences will enjoy performances by Trio Voronezh (folk music band), Anonymous 4 (vocal a cappella quartet) and the always popular Muir String Quartet. Temple Har Shalom will host a performance featuring works from the Jewish American songbook.

Other Events

VIP packages prior to both Friday and Saturday performances will continue at this year’s Festival and include VIP parking, pre-concert gourmet dinner at the resort, premium reserved seating and access to the intermission reception. Our VIP package pricing includes a charitable contribution built into the various package options. Salon Events will also continue, featuring intimate performances in luxurious private residences by Festival artists. Cost will be $125 per person. For, more information regarding VIP packages and our Salon Events schedule please call (801) 869-9010 or email vipevents@usuo.org .

Volunteer Information

Volunteers for the festival are needed in multiple positions: ushers, ticket takers, backstage, etc. Benefits include complimentary tickets for the night the person volunteers, plus optional discounted tickets. Contact Ashley Magnus at volunteers@usuo.org or (801) 869-9050 for more information.

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2011 Summer Calendar

July 16, 2011 (Saturday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre
The Music of The Eagles with the Utah Symphony
Brent Havens, Conductor

July 20, 2011 (Wednesday) | 8 PM
St. Mary’s Church
Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
David Cho, Conductor
Chad Hoopes, Violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Overture from Der Shauspieldirector, K. 486 (“Impresario”)
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 104 In D Major (“London”)
Antonio Vivaldi The Four Seasons

July 21, 2011 (Thursday) | 8 PM
St. Mary’s Church
Trio Voronezh

Trio Voronezh’s astonishing virtuosity and delightful artistic innovation gives the trio the ability to alter the way audiences experience classical, folk and contemporary repertoire.
Don Heckman of the Los Angeles Times beautifully sums up a performance: “The traditional pieces brought the crowd to life, clapping enthusiastically as the rhythms accelerated… Vladimir Volokhin, Valerie Petrukhin, and Sergei Teleshev -- three players, alone on a large open stage, filling every crevice with their rich, imaginatively conceived music."

July 22, 2011 (Friday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre
The Von Trapp Children and the Utah Symphony
The von Trapp Children/The Sound of Music (45th anniversary of film release)
Jerry Steichen, Conductor

Meet Sophia, Melanie, Amanda, & Justin (great-grandchildren of Captain von Trapp) when they sing Do-Re-Mi, The Lonely Goatherd, My Favorite Things, Edelweiss, Climb Every Mountain and many other songs with your Utah Symphony.

July 23, 2011 (Saturday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre
Chris Botti and the Utah Symphony

Grammy nominee, best-selling American jazz instrumentalist and versatile trumpeter Chris Botti has appealed to fans of all musical genres for over a decade. He will join the Utah Symphony for an unforgettable performance with his notorious jazz-pop fusion style.

July 27, 2011 (Wednesday) | 8 PM
St. Mary’s Church
Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins
Vladimir Kulenovic, Conductor
Zach de Pue, Nick Kendall, Violin
Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass

Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, BWV 1066
Bottesini Adagio from Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass
Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass
Johann Sebastian Bach Double Violin Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1043
Zach de Pue, Nick Kendall, Guest Artists

July 28, 2011 (Thursday) | 8 PM
St. Mary’s Church
Muir String Quartet
Peter Zazofsky, Violin
Lucia Lin, Violin
Steven Ansell, Viola
Michael Reynolds, Cello

July 29, 2011 (Friday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre
Summer Pops with Keith Lockhart
Keith Lockhart, Conductor
Time for Three, Guest Artists

Keith Lockhart conducts this performance featuring Christ Brubeck’s Travels in Time for Three and an array of pops repertoire with the popular string trio, Time for Three.

July 30, 2011 (Saturday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre
Idina Menzel and the Utah Symphony
Keith Lockhart, Conductor

Broadway powerhouse and “Glee!” favorite Idina Menzel – the Tony Award-winning “Elphaba” from international blockbuster Wicked – performs for one-night only with the Utah Symphony. With a diverse repertoire of classic pop, Broadway favorites (including hits from Wicked and Rent), as well as songs from her album “I Stand,” India Menzel demonstrates why she is one of the great vocal performers of our time.

August 3, 2011 (Wednesday) | 8 PM
St. Mary’s Church
Eastern European Dances
David Lockington, Conductor
Marie Rossano, Violin

Antonin Dvořák Czech Suite in D Major, op. 39
Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, op. 28
Marie Rosssano, Violin
Béla Bartók Rumanian Folk Dances
Maurice Ravel Tzigane
Marie Rosssano, Violin
Zoltán Kodály Dances of Galanta

First Laureate prize winner at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition in July of 2010, gifted young violinist Marie Rossano will join the Utah Symphony for an intimate performance in St. Mary’s Church.

August 4, 2011 (Thursday) | 8 PM
Temple Har Shalom
“Of Thee I Sing – The Jewish American Songbook”

August 5, 2011 (Friday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre
Holst’s The Planets
David Lockington, Conductor

One of Holst’s most recognizable works will come to life on the hill with breathtaking footage from NASA missions projected on screens above the Utah Symphony.

August 6, 2011 (Saturday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre
Broadway Rocks!
Jerry Steichen, Conductor
Mandy Gonzales, Guest Artist
Rob Evan, Guest Artist
Aaron Lazar, Guest Artist

Top-notch Broadway vocalists join the Utah Symphony performing selections of rock and pop songs from the Broadway stage. Favorite Broadway shows are in the spotlight, featuring songs from rock-inspired Broadway hit musicals such as The Wiz, Hairspray, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mamma Mia, Tommy, and Phantom of the Opera.

August 10, 2011 (Wednesday) | 8 PM
St. Mary’s Church
Italian Elegance
David Lockington, Conductor
Corbin Johnston, Bass
David Yavornitsky, Bass

Giovanni Bottesini Symphony No. 4 in A Major, op. 34, G. 518
Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni Adagio in G Minor
Giovanni Bottesini Gran Duo Passione Amorosa
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in D Minor, No. 11, op. 3
Luigi Boccherini La Musica Nottuma di Madrid
Ottorino Respighi The Birds Suite
Gioacchino Rossini Overture to Il Signor Bruchino

August 11, 2011 (Thursday) | 8 PM
Anonymous 4

Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound. Enchanted both by their live performances and by their eighteen recordings of medieval, contemporary, and American music, Anonymous 4's listeners have bought nearly two million copies of the group's albums on the harmonia mundi label.

August 12, 2011 (Friday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre
David Lockington, Conductor
Dmitri Levkovich, Guest Pianist

Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 16
Piotr Ilych Tchaikovsky “1812” Ouverture Solennelle, op. 49
Audience Choice TBA

August 13, 2011 (Saturday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre
The Music of Queen with the Utah Symphony
Brent Havens, Conductor


Hilarie Ashton
Public Relations Manager

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