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Monday, July 8, 2013

Wicked Divas and Arturo Sandoval @ Utah Symphony and Opera


The tenth anniversary Deer Valley® Music Festival continues into its third week with a combination of two show-stopping productions. Broadway stars will steal the show in “Bravo Broadway: The Wicked Divas” on Friday, July 12, and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval will blow the audience away when he performs Latin, jazz and classical music alongside the Utah Symphony on Saturday, July 13.

Being wicked isn’t always a bad thing, especially when it comes to these divas. In “Bravo Broadway: The Wicked Divas,” Broadway hits will be sung by Broadway divas Emily Rozek and Nicole Parker, both of whom starred in the Broadway production of “Wicked” as the main characters. The performance will also include classics from musicals such as  “Phantom of the Opera,” “My Fair Lady” and “Chicago.”

The next night will provide a sharp contrast when Arturo Sandoval, one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, takes the stage to perform unmatched Cuban rhythms with the Utah Symphony. Sandoval is a Grammy-winning trumpeter who can play Latin, jazz and classical music with unparalleled talent. This program will include tributes to his mentor, jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, as well as selections of Sandoval’s own music.

Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen will lead the Utah Symphony and guest artists in these memorable performances in Park City at the Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. “Bravo Broadway: The Wicked Divas” will be performed on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., and Arturo Sandoval will perform with the Utah Symphony on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.  

The Tony Award-winning show “Wicked” is one of the most well-known musicals of our time, and it continues to climb in popularity. It has won over 42 awards, including Grammy and Tony awards, over the years. The feud and friendship between the main characters, Glinda and Elphaba, is illustrated in the latter half of the program, which ends with a touching duet, “For Good.” This song will be featured in the July 12 concert “Bravo Broadway: The Wicked Divas” along with other selections from the musical including “Popular” and “Defying Gravity.” The concert will also feature other popular hits from musical theatre including favorites from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Funny Girl,” “My Fair Lady,” “Chicago,” “Ragtime” and “Spamalot” as well as several symphonic selections from George Bizet’s opera “Carmen” and the overture to “Gypsy.” 

The July 13 Utah Symphony performance with Arturo Sandoval will include several tributes to Dizzy Gillespie, legendary jazz master and pioneer, including “Groovin’ High,” “A Night in Tunisia” and “Burks Works.” The second half of the program will feature Arturo Sandoval’s own work including, “Surena,” “Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You)” and “A Mis Abuelos.”
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VIP Dinners will take place at 5:30 p.m. prior to the July 12 and July 13 performances. For information on participating in the Deer Valley® Music Festival VIP program call 801-869-9010 or visit http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org/.

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. Steichen is the only conductor to have conducted each of the ten seasons of the Deer Valley® Music Festival.

The versatile actress Nicole Parker is probably best known for the role of the “wicked” witch Elphaba in the hit Broadway production of “Wicked.” She has also performed other musical theatre roles including Rosemary in “How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying” and Juliet in “The Second City's Romeo and Juliet Musical.” She is currently reprising her role as Elphaba in the touring version of “Wicked.” In addition to her impressive resume on Broadway, she is also a comedienne as well as being a stage actress. For six years, Parker was a cast member and contributing writer on Fox's “MADtv.”

After her graduation from the Boston Conservatory, seasoned musical theatre veteran Emily Rozek made her professional debut as the principle role of Winnie Tate in “Annie Get Your Gun” starring Bernadette Peters. She has performed in various other musicals including as the understudy of Millie Dillmount and Miss Dorothy Brown in Broadway’s “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Bloody Mary in “South Pacific” and Maggie in “A Chorus Line.” Most recently, Rozek appeared as Glinda in the Broadway production of “Wicked.”

Arturo Sandoval got his start when he began to play in the band in his village as a child. After his classical trumpet training at the Cuban National School of Arts he went on to be one of the founding members of Irakere, a band specializing in Cuban music. His masterful talent and incredible performance quality have allowed him to perform and record with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Justin Timberlake, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra and Alicia Keys. He also enjoys a prolific solo career for which he has been awarded nine Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and one Emmy Award.

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 visitingwww.deervalleymusicfestival.org/das.

Bravo Broadway: Wicked Divas
Friday, July 12:
$42 general admission lawn tickets, $95 reserved seating tickets.

Arturo Sandoval
Friday, July 13:
$32 general admission lawn tickets, $60-85 reserved seating tickets.
$15 youth tickets are available for youth 18 years 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
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
Bravo Broadway: The Wicked Divas
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Friday, July 12, 2013, 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.

Jerry Steichen, Conductor
Nicole Parker, Vocalist
Emily Rozek, Vocalist

Styne: Overture to "Gypsy"
Bizet: Suite No. 1 from “Carmen” - Sequedille
Bizet: Suite No. 2 from “Carmen” - Habañera
Bizet: Suite No. 1 from “Carmen” - Les Toréadors
John & Ebb, Kander: "All That Jazz" from “Chicago”
Lerner/Loewe: "I Could Have Danced All Night" from “My Fair Lady”
Styne: "Don't Rain On My Parade" from “Funny Girl”
Flaherty: "Ragtime" from “Ragtime”
Webber: "Think of Me" from “Phantom of the Opera”
John & Ebb, Kander: Ring Them Bells
Garcia: Conga

Various: I Hear a Symphony: Symphonic Sounds of Diana Ross
Paul & Roberts, Jabara: No More Tears (Enough is Enough)
Horner: "My Heart Will Go On" from “Titanic”
John & Idle, Du Pruz: Diva's Lament from “Spamalot”
Arlen: Over the Rainbow from "The Wizard Of Oz"
Schwartz: "Popular" from “Wicked”
Schwartz: "Defying Gravity" from “Wicked”
Schwartz:- "For Good" from “Wicked”

The Deer Valley® Music Festival presents
Arturo Sandoval with the Utah Symphony
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Saturday July, 13, 2013 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.

Jerry Steichen, Conductor
Arturo Sandoval, Trumpet

Program will include:

Dizzy Gillespie: “Groovin' High,” “A Night in Tunisia” and “Burks Works”
Arturo Sandoval: “Surena,” “Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You)” and “A mis Abuelos”

Additional selection to be announced from the stage.

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