Joel Rosenberg and the American West Symphony and Chorus are celebrating the Sandy's orchestra's 25th anniversary with a May Spectacular Concert at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 South 700 East on Friday, May 10 at 8:00 pm. The concert also will be performed at Libby Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus on May 13 & 14 at 7:30 pm.
The heart of the concert will be the mighty and romantic Saint-Saens Symphony No 3, also known as "The Organ Symphony"
It is a work for large orchestra with organ, piano four hands, additional wood wind players including bass clarinet, English horn and piccolo.
It was completed by Camille Saint-Saens in 1886.
The program also will include the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with the winners of the American West Piano Competition.
"The popular Piano Competition is held two times a year and the winner will have the opportunity to perform with the orchestra, an invaluable experience for young talent," said Charlotte Jordan, Chairman of the Board.
The concert will open with the Overture to Verdi's "Nabucco". The opera Nabucco was completed in 1842 and was an overnight hit.
Joel Rosenberg, violist, will play Caccini's Ave Maria for Viola and Orchestra in memory of the late Cliff Millward, former Vice-President and trumpet player of the American West Symphony and the Utah Symphony. Cliff Millward was also the resident composer of the American West Symphony.The American West Symphony Chorus under the direction of Tyler Kofoed will be singing Mozart's Ave Verum Corpus and two Movements of Vivaldi's Gloria at the May 10th concert.
For further information and details about the concert please check our website americanwestsymphony.org.General admission $10, students $8, in Sandy only youth age 7-15 $5. Tickets at the door.
The Symphony's main sponsor is the Sandy Arts Guild. We are also supported by Salt Lake County ZAP funding, Utah Arts and Museums, the George and Dori Eccles Foundation, local
businesses and charities and, most importantly, our dedicated audience members.