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Monday, July 15, 2013

NEWS: tah Symphony to Perform “Bond and Beyond” and with Mandy Patinkin in Park City

tah Symphony to Perform “Bond and Beyond” and with Mandy Patinkin in Park City

Sixth week of Deer Valley® Music Festival begins with Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony at St. Mary’s Church on July 31.

Broadway belter Debbie Gravitte performs hits from James Bond movies
with the Utah Symphony on August 2 at Deer Valley Resort

Tony Award-winning tenor Mandy Patinkin performs
with the Utah Symphony on August 3 at Deer Valley Resort

SALT LAKE CITY—The tenth anniversary of the Deer Valley® Music Festival continues into its sixth week with three performances featuring the Utah Symphony in Park City. On Wednesday, July 31, the Utah Symphony performs music by Mozart, Mahler, Barber and Joan Tower at St. Mary’s Church. Then on Friday, August 2, the Utah Symphony celebrates fifty years of 007 with “Bond and Beyond,” featuring Broadway singer Debbie Gravitte. On Saturday, August 3, tenor Mandy Patinkin performs the Utah Symphony.

The Utah Symphony performance of Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony, which Mozart named after his devotees in Prague, takes place at St. Mary’s Church, Wednesday, July 31, at 8 p.m. The performance also includes Mahler's “Adagietto” from Symphony No. 5, Barber's “Adagio for Strings” and Joan Tower's “In Memory.”

Bond and Beyond” celebrates 50 years of Agent 007 with music made famous in James Bond films and themes from other spy movies such as “Dick Tracy” and “The Pink Panther.” This concert, on Friday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. at Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater features Broadway star Debbie Gravitte singing the themes of the greatest Bond films including “From Russia with Love” and “Skyfall.” Michael Krajewski will conduct the Utah Symphony.

Critically acclaimed actor and Broadway tenor Mandy Patinkin performs with the Utah Symphony on Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Patinkin performs his own interpretations of popular standards and musical theater favorites with the Utah Symphony and pianist Paul Ford under the direction of conductor Eric Stern.

Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic maintains a guest conducting schedule that includes collaborations with acclaimed soloists Leon Fleisher, Mischa Masky, Akiko Suwanai, Augustin Hadelich and orchestras worldwide. As a conductor, Kulenovic has been awarded the Sir Georg Solti Award, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Scholarship, Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship, Charles Schiff Conducting Prize, and Alfred B. Whitney Prize. As a pianist, Mr. Kulenovic won the 2nd Prize at the Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Paris.

Guest Conductor Michael Krajewski is the principal pops conductor of the Houston Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has performed both nationally and internationally as a guest conductor with the Boston Pops, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Ulster Orchestra in concerts in Belfast and Dublin. Krajewski has also collaborated with influential artists such as James Galway, Marilyn Horne, Alicia de Larrocha, Judy Collins, Art Garfunkel, Kenny Loggins, Ben Folds, Doc Severinsen, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pink Martini, Rockapella, Cirque de la Symphonie, Classical Mystery Tour and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

Esteemed Broadway actress, Debbie Gravitte has found herself in demand from Broadway to the concert stage and beyond. She won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, along with a Drama Desk Award Nomination and a New York Showstopper Award. After making her Broadway debut in the original cast of “They’re Playing Our Song,” she went on to appear in musicals such as “The Boys from Syracuse,” “Chicago,” and “Les Misérables” among others. A favorite with Symphony audiences, Gravitte has sung with over 100 Orchestras around the world such as the London, Aalborg, and Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, Stockholm Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Symphonica of Brazil.

Maestro Jerry Steichen has established himself as one of America’s most versatile conductors. He currently holds the positions of Principal Pops Conductor of the Utah Symphony and Music Director of the Ridgefield Symphony (Connecticut). He also completed sixteen seasons as Principal Pops Conductor of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Steichen is the only conductor who has conducted each of the ten seasons of the Deer Valley® Music Festival.

One of Broadway’s busiest conductor/arrangers, Eric Stern has 19 Broadway shows and 36 CDs to his credit. His Broadway productions include “Shrek,” “Xanadu,” “Follies,” “Candide,” “Rags,” “The Will Rogers Follies,” “Sunday in the Park with George,” “Show Boat” and “Gypsy.” Stern is a frequent guest conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, and is noted for his interpretations of Bernstein, Copland and Gershwin. He also recorded three reconstructions of Gershwin musicals: “Lady Be Good,” “Pardon My English” and “Oh, Kay!,” as well as the popular Leonard Bernstein’s “New York.” Stern has won an Emmy and several Gramophone Awards. He is currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music in Boston.

In his 1980 Broadway debut, Mandy Patinkin won a Tony Award for his role as Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita” and was nominated in 1984 for his starring role as George Seurat in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical “Sunday in the Park with George.” Patinkin has also been featured in films like “The Adventures of Elmo In Grouchland,” “Yentl,” “Ragtime,” “Dick Tracy” and as the infamous Inigo Montoya in “The Princess Bride.” To add to Patinkin’s career on stage and in film, he won a 1995 Emmy Award for his performance in the CBS series “Chicago Hope” and starred in the CBS series “Criminal Minds” as well as the Showtime Original Series “Dead Like Me.” Patinkin returns to TV in the Emmy and Golden Globe Award winning Showtime Original Series “Homeland” as CIA Division Chief Saul Berenson.

Paul Ford was the original pianist for the Broadway/Off-Broadway productions of Sondheim’s “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Into the Woods.” Ford was the pianist for the acclaimed “Follies” concert at Lincoln Center, the Carnegie Hall concert performances of “A Sondheim Tribute,” “A Little Night Music,” “Gypsy” and episodes of PBS’ “My Favorite Broadway.” In 2008 he played for the televised production of “Camelot” with the NY Philharmonic. Ford has accompanied Patinkin on tour, Broadway and off in “Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual,” “Mamaloshen,” “Celebrating Sondheim” and “An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.” Ford can be heard on all of Patinkin’s CDs, Leonard Bernstein’s “New York,” Jerry Hadley’s crossover CDs and many original cast recordings of the above-mentioned shows.

Tickets for events can be purchased by calling 801-355-2787, in person at any ArtTix outlet or online at www.deervalleymusicfestival.org. Tickets are also available in Park City at Deer Valley® Signature and Etc. stores. Group Rates are available for groups of ten or more by calling 801-869-9046. A discounted Design-A-Series subscription package (four or more concerts) is available by calling 801-533-6683 or visiting www.deervalleymusicfestival.org/das.

Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8 p.m.:
$25 general admission tickets, $10 youth tickets for youth 18 and younger.

Bond and Beyond
Friday, August 2, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.:
$32 general admission tickets. $65-90 Reserved seating available. $15 youth tickets for youth 18 and younger.

Mandy Patinkin with the Utah Symphony
Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.:
$32 general admission tickets. Reserved seating sold out. $15 youth tickets for youth 18 and younger.

Ticket prices are subject to change based on demand and will increase by $5 when purchased on the day of performance.

Venue Information
Parking at St. Mary’s Catholic Church is limited, so carpooling and taking public transportation is strongly encouraged. No food or drink is allowed inside of the Church.

Maximum chair height at Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater is nine inches from the ground. Gates will open to all ticket holders approximately two hours before the performance begins. Patrons must be present to save a spot in line. Unattended items will be removed. 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.

The Deer Valley® Music Festival presents
Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony
St. Mary’s Church, 1505 West White Pine Canyon Road, Park City, Utah
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Vladimir Kulenovic, Conductor

Gustav Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Joan Tower: In Memory (for String Orchestra)
Samuel Barber:  Adagio for Strings
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, "Prague"

The Deer Valley® Music Festival presents
Bond and Beyond
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Friday, August 2, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

VIP dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at Snow Park Lodge. Gates open to the general public at 5:30 p.m.

Michael Krajewski, Conductor
Debbie Gravitte, Vocalist

John Barry: James Bond Theme, Theme from From Russia With Love, Theme from You Only Live Twice, Theme from Diamonds Are Forever, Theme from The World is Not Enough
James Stephenson: Concerto for Cell Phone
David Arnold: Suite from Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace
Paul Adkins, Adele and Paul Epworth: “Skyfall”
John Barry: Theme from Goldfinger
P.F. Sloan/Steve Barri: “Secret Agent Man”
Quincy Jones: Soul Bossa Nova
Stephen Sondheim: “Sooner or Later” from Dick Tracy
Henry Mancini: “Inspector Clouseau Theme” from The Pink Panther, “It Had Better Be Tonight” from The Pink Panther, Theme from The Pink Panther
John Barry: The Best of Bond

The Deer Valley® Music Festival presents
Mandy Patinkin with the Utah Symphony
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Saturday, August 3, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

VIP dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. at Snow Park Lodge. Gates open to the general public at 5:30 p.m.

Eric Stern, Conductor
Mandy Patinkin, Vocalist
Paul Ford, Piano

Andrew Lloyd Webber Arr. Lowden: Selections from Evita
Stephen Sondheim:  “Night Waltz” from A Little Night Music
Meredith Willson Arr. Hayman: Selections from  The Music Man
Selections by Mandy Patinkin to be announced from the stage

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The George S. and Delores Dore Eccles Foundation is the Summer Symphony Sponsor for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Deer Valley ® Music Festival.

Zions Bank is the Summer Entertainment Series Sponsor for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Deer Valley® Music Festival.

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