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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Deer Valley Music Fesival presents Earth, Wind & Fire, full week of popular past-season encore performances @ Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater: August 4, 2012 (Saturday)

Deer Valley® Music Festival presents earth, wind & fire, full week of popular past-season encore performances

PARK CITY, UTAH – The 2012 Deer Valley® Music Festival will bring Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Earth, Wind & Fire to Park City in its fourth week of concert offerings, as well as anticipated encore performances of sold-out shows from previous seasons: “Disney in Concert” and the “Jewish American Songbook.”

The Utah Symphony will reprise the 2010 DVMF hit, “Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies” with all-new arrangements from “Toy Story” and “Mulan,” Friday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. This family-friendly concert will feature backdrops of film clips, animation cells, and original storyboard art as Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen leads the orchestra with special guest vocalists. Prior to this performance, Summerhays Music and the Utah Symphony Youth Guild will offer an Instrument Petting Zoo, which will provide children the opportunity to play different instruments on the plaza.

Then, the Utah Symphony and guest conductor Charles Floyd will accompany Earth, Wind & Fire as part of their 2012 Guiding Lights Tour, Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating is already sold-out for this highly anticipated performance, featuring many of Earth, Wind & Fire’s popular soulful tunes as well as new hits from their upcoming album.

Both Friday and Saturday concerts will be held at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater (2250 Deer Valley Drive South). Preceding these weekend events, the Festival’s Chamber Ensemble Series will feature return performances of the Muir String Quartet at St. Mary’s Church (1505 White Pine Canyon Road) and beloved showtunes by Jewish composers at Temple Har Shalom (3700 N. Brookside Drive).

Utah Symphony Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen will be at the piano for the program at Temple Har Shalom, an encore of the 2011 DVMF cabaret hit featuring tunes from the Jewish American Songbook, Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2 at 8 p.m. The new program, “Accentuate the Positive,” will feature several guest soloists directed by Shawn Churchman.

Then, the Muir String Quartet, DVMF’s resident chamber ensemble, will return for their annual Festival engagement at St. Mary’s Church with a program of masterpieces by Mozart and Beethoven, Wednesday, August 1 at 8 p.m.

Tickets for Deer Valley® Music Festival events can be purchased by phone at (801) 533-NOTE (6683), in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office, or online by visiting www.utahsymphony.org/tickets. Discounted general admission tickets are available for students with a valid student ID for many performances. Tickets are also available at Deer Valley® Signature stores (please call (435) 649-1000 for store hours). Ticket prices will increase by $5 when purchased on day of performance.

Accentuate the Positive          
Tuesday, July 31 & Thursday, August 2:
$30 general admission tickets, $10 for students
            Muir String Quartet
Wednesday, August 1:
$25 general admission tickets, $10 for students
            Disney in Concert
Friday, August 3:
$22 general admission lawn tickets, $10 for students, $60 for families (max of 2 adults and up to 4 children under the age of 18); $25-$50 reserved seating tickets
            Earth, Wind & Fire Guiding Lights Tour 2012 with the Utah Symphony
Saturday, August 4:
$40 general admission lawn tickets; $80-$100 reserved seating tickets (SOLD OUT)

Maximum chair height at the venue is nine inches from the ground. Please call the USUO ticket office in advance for limited wheelchair or other accessible seating: (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Gates will open to all ticket holders approximately two hours before the performance begins. Patrons must be present to save a spot in line, and unattended items will be removed from their locations. Valid picture ID is required to pick up tickets at will call. No ticket reprinting is available for general admission seating. Outside food and drinks are allowed at the venue, and there are a variety of concession services at the venue offered by Deer Valley Resort.

Press photos available by logging in at: http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org/press-room/itemlist/category/13-media-kit#content (username: usuoimages, password: summerfun).


"Accentuate the Positive" More Favorites from the Jewish American Songbook
July 31 & August 2, 2012 (Tuesday & Thursday) | 8 PM
Temple Har Shalom
Jerry Steichen, Musical Direction and Piano
Shawn Churchman, Director
Mary Driggs, Vocalist
JD Dumas, Vocalist
Ashley Gardner Carlson, Vocalist
Elizabeth Summerhays, Vocalist
Dallyn Vail Bayles, Vocalist

Muir String Quartet
August 1, 2012 (Wednesday) | 8 PM
St. Mary’s Church
Peter Zazofsky, Violin
Lucia Lin, Violin
Steven Ansell, Viola
Mike Reynolds, Cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quartet No. 21 in D Major, K.575
Menuetto: Allegretto Trio
Joan Tower
Quartet No. 4


Ludwig Van Beethoven
Quartet No. 15 in A Major, Op.132
Assai sostenuto – Allegro
Allegro ma non tanto
Molto adagio
Alla marcia, assai vivace
Allegro appassionato

Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies
August 3, 2012 (Friday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Jerry Steichen, Conductor
Candice Nicole, Vocalist
Whitney Claire Kaufman, Vocalist
Aaron Phillips, Vocalist
Andrew Johnson, Vocalist

Disney Classics Overture
Alan Menken
Little Mermaid Orchestral Suite

"Colors of the Wind" from Pocahontas

Beauty and the Beast Orchestral Suite
Richard & Robert Sherman
"I Wanna Be Like You" from The Jungle Book
Randy Newman
"You've Got A Friend In Me" from Toy Story
Richard & Robert Sherman
Mary Poppins Medley


Alan Menken
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Orchestral Suite
Jerry Goldsmith
Suite from Mulan
Alan Menken
Aladdin Orchestral Suite
Klaus Badelt
Suite from Pirates of the Carribean
Elton John
The Lion King Orchestral Song Suite
Richard & Robert Sherman
It's a Small World

Earth, Wind, & Fire Guiding Lights Tour 2012 with the Utah Symphony
August 4, 2012 (Saturday) | 7:30 PM
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Charles Floyd, Conductor

The Deer Valley® Music Festival is the summer home of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera. The 2012 Festival will celebrate its ninth season this summer providing chamber, classical, and pops performances in multiple venues: the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary's Church, Temple Har Shalom, and salons in private homes in the Park City area. The goal of DVMF is to consistently deliver high-quality and musically diverse experiences that engage, educate, and enrich lives in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty. For more information, please visit www.deervalleymusicfestival.org.

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