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Thursday, July 26, 2012

NEWS: ST. GEORGE ART MUSEUM : May 26 through September 8, 2012

May 26 through September 8, 2012
Main Gallery         Starry, Starry Night:  The Paintings of Serena Supplee
Mezzanine Gallery Starry, Starry Night, National Parks through the Lens of Wally Pacholka
Legacy Gallery  Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey (Nevada Arts Council-opens June 21st) with Art Conversation on June 21st at 7pm (3rd Thursday Art Conversation Series)

About 150 years ago, the West was known as the last frontier in America.  Once the space race began, space was labeled the final frontier.  In the exhibits on view this summer, you have a chance to explore both, as well as America’s best idea, according to Wallace Stegner, our national parks. 
In the Legacy Gallery beginning June 21st, we feature, The Great Basin from the Nevada Arts Council.  Great Basin Exteriors: A Photographic Survey, an exhibition of 30 photographs by three regional artists – Adam Jahiel, Daniel Cheek and Nolan Preece – which examines loss, change and abandonment in the American West.

In this exhibit, the Great Basin is roughly defined as the area between the Wasatch Mountains along the Idaho and Utah borders and the Sierra Nevada Mountains along the Nevada and California borders. The three photographers featured in the exhibit have, independently, concentrated on the documentation of subjects that are changing in or rapidly disappearing from the Western landscape.

Geologically, the Great Basin is part of the Basin and Range Province that covers most of Nevada and more than half of Utah, as well as parts of California, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming. Jahiel’s photograph of cowboys in Northern Nevada poignantly illustrates both this rugged way of life and its marginalization in contemporary society. Daniel Cheek’s work celebrates the spaciousness of the Great Basin, which is then juxtaposed with small intrusions in the landscapes that are indicative of a changing West. Nolan Preece examines the rustic patina that is diminishing with restoration and development across the Great Basin.

The work of each photographer reflects a distinct style and technique, perfected during careers as highly regarded professional artists. Jahiel uses the platinum print to archive and preserve his images for the future. Cheek works with an 8 x 10 camera to reproduce the rich color of the Great Basin on chromogenic photo paper. Preece combines large format and digital cameras to produce black and white and color images of high quality.

This exhibit was organized by the Nevada Arts Council and is part of the Nevada Touring Initiative – Traveling Exhibition Program and is funded by the National Endowment, Nevada State Legislature and Western States Arts Federation. The Nevada Arts Council is a division of the Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs.

A special thanks to the Darrell Armuth and Donna Hellwinkel Collection for its loan of their Adam Jahiel platinum prints for this exhibition.

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.

Concert in the Park @ Vernon Worthen Park - 300 S 400 E, St. George : Monday July 9th, 7:30 PM

The City of St. George presents…

Concert in the Park 2012 Series – Second Monday of Each Month
 through September – Admission is Free

Chris Proctor
Contemporary Americana-Solo Fingerstyle Guitar For the New World

Monday July 9th, 7:30 PM
Vernon Worthen Park - 300 S 400 E, St. George

Chris Proctor, winner of the U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Championship, and popular Sugarhouse, Rounder, Flying Fish and Windham Hill recording artist will be performing in concert. An internationally recognized 6 and 12-string guitarist, composer, recording artist, performer, and clinician for Taylor Guitars, Proctor has produced several books and videos that teach his techniques and compositions for solo guitar, and writes extensively for the guitar press. He is touring to promote his new release and ninth solo recording, Ladybug Stomp, on Sugarhouse Records, and his new concert/interview DVD for Stefan Grossman’s Vestapol Video Guitar Artistry series, Morning Thunder.

Chris Proctor is known around the western world as one of the modern masters of fingerstyle guitar, and is at the forefront of contemporary steel-string guitar. Since winning the National Fingerstyle Guitar competition, he has toured constantly in North America and Europe, releasing a steady stream of recordings of his compositions and arrangements. His music is rooted in classic Americana- spiced with folk, Celtic, jazz, pop, and classical flavors, all of which are in evidence in the 12 finely-crafted original pieces which comprise Ladybug Stomp. His two recent popular and critical hits, the Chris Proctor Collection, which reprises his first 25 years of writing, and Under the Influence, a stunning set of arrangements of the music that shaped his artistic development, are bestsellers among acoustic guitar enthusiasts. He has appeared on two popular Windham Hill Guitar Samplers and was senior clinician for Taylor Guitars for more than twenty years. To honor him Taylor recently manufactured 100  "Chris Proctor Signature Model" guitars to his unique design specifications.

Chris’s warm stage presence and sense of humor, his 12-string and slide work, his adventurous 6-string techniques and tunings, his stunning original guitar pieces and arrangements, and his pioneering use of the electronic bow have all made him a favorite with guitar fans everywhere.
Sponsored by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the City of St. George, Concert in the Park 2012 Series is free to the public.  Don’t miss the second Monday of each month through September. Park seating is available, bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and the family. For more information call 627-4525.