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Monday, August 5, 2013

NEWS: Deer Valley Music Festival concludes with Beethoven, Utah Opera, and the Music of the Rolling Stones


Utah Symphony to Perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 on Wednesday, August 7, at St. Mary’s Church in Park City

Utah Opera in the Open Air on Friday, August 9, at Deer Valley Resort

Rolling Stones Tribute Concert with the Utah Symphony
on Saturday, August 10, at Deer Valley Resort

SALT LAKE CITY—The final week of the tenth anniversary Deer Valley® Music Festival includes three performances with the Utah Symphony in Park City, Utah. The Utah Symphony performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 on August 7. Then, on August 9 opera stars and the Utah Opera chorus serenade audiences under the night sky. The Festival ends with its seventeenth concert of the summer: a rock ‘n’ roll tribute to the Music of the Rolling Stones with the Utah Symphony on August 10.

The concluding chamber orchestra concert of the Festival features three pieces by Beethoven as well as a pair of suites composed by French composers Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy. Vladimir Kulenovic conducts this program on Wednesday, August 7 at St. Mary’s Church in Park City at 8 p.m. This performance originally included Utah Symphony Principal Cello Ryan Selberg’s performance of Dohnányi's Konzertstück for cello and orchestra. Mr. Selberg passed away on July 14, 2013.

On Friday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. opera artists Celena Shafer, Daniel Belcher, Leah Wool and Ryan MacPherson and the Utah Opera Chorus join the stage with the Utah Symphony for Utah Opera in the Open Air. The program will include selections from opera favorites such as “Carmen,” “La Bohème” and “La Traviata.” Jerry Steichen conducts this program at Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Chad Shelton was originally announced as performing on this program. He has been replaced by Ryan MacPherson.

The tenth anniversary festival will conclude with a tribute concert featuring the Utah Symphony performing The Music of the Rolling Stones. Brent Havens will conduct the Utah Symphony with vocalist Brody Dolyniuk in this memorable concert of the Rolling Stones greatest hits. The concert is on Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 at Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

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.

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 16 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.

Celena Shafer (Utah), Soprano
Most Recently at Utah Opera: “The Barber of Seville”
Recently: Bach: Mass in B Minor, Atlanta Symphony; “Carmina Burana,” Phoenix Symphony; “Carmina Burana,” Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Upcoming: “The Abduction from the Seraglio,” Utah Opera

Leah Wool (New York), Mezzo-Soprano
Most Recently at Utah Opera, “Hansel and Gretel”
Recently: “La Cenerentola,” Nashville Opera; “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” Sacramento Opera; Kepler, Spoleto Festival USA
Upcoming: “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria,” Boston Baroque; Handel’s “Messiah,” Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Danny Belcher (Missouri), Baritone
Most Recently at Utah Opera, “The Magic Flute”
Recently: “Romèo et Juliette,” Bilbao, Spain; “Le Nozze di Figaro,” Florentine Opera; “Nixon in China,” Opera Colorado
Upcoming: “Die Zauberflöte,” Lyric Opera of Kansas City; “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” Central City Opera; “La Cenerentola,” Opera Omaha; “Turandot,” Utah Opera

Ryan MacPherson (New York), Tenor
Most Recently at Utah Opera, “Of Mice and Men”
Recently: “Rigoletto,” Shreveport Opera; “Fall of the House of Usher,” Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theatre; “La Princesse Jaune,” “La Colombe,” Buxton Festival UK
Upcoming: “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a
Hat,” Nashville Opera; “Brokeback Mountain,” Teatro Real Madrid; “The Pirates of Penzance,” Portland Opera

Berklee-trained arranger/conductor Brent Havens has written music for orchestras, feature films and TV. Havens has also worked with the Doobie Brothers and the Milwaukee Symphony, arranging and conducting the combined group for Harley Davidson’s “100th Anniversary Birthday Party Finale.” He has worked with some of the world’s greatest orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic in London, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the Atlanta, Baltimore , Dallas, San Diego Symphonies and countless others. Havens is Arranger and Guest Conductor for seven symphonic rock programs—The Music of Led Zeppelin, The Music of the Doors, The Music of Pink Floyd, The Music of the Eagles, The Music of Queen, The Music of Michael Jackson and The Music of The Who.

Brody Dolyniuk is a gifted, self-taught musician, capable of playing several instruments, with a particular knack for capturing the voices and mannerisms of characters from music, TV and movies. His first professional gigs were at piano bars in several U.S. cities, where he learned to charm audiences and expand his musical repertoire. Dolyniuk assembled Yellow Brick Road, unquestionably Las Vegas’ most successful classic rock band. Dolyniuk has made numerous radio and TV appearances, and he has even self-produced several large rock production-style shows utilizing multimedia, lasers and special effects. In 2007, Brody lent his vocal talents by singing several tracks on the mega-hit video game “Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock” and has also done several more for the new Konami game “Rock Revolution.”

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.

Beethoven’s Symphony  No. 1
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 8 p.m.:
$25 general admission tickets, $15 youth tickets for youth 18 and younger.

Utah Opera in the Open Air
Friday, August 9, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.:
$25 general admission tickets. $45-65 Reserved seating available.
$10 youth tickets for youth 18 and younger.

The Music of the Rolling Stones
Saturday, August 10, 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
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1
St. Mary’s Church, 1505 West White Pine Canyon Road, Park City, Utah
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 8 p.m.

Vladimir Kulenovic, Conductor


Fauré: Suite from Pelléas and Mélisande
Debussy: Petite Suite
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture to Coriolan, op. 62
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C Major, op. 21
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, op. 43

The Deer Valley® Music Festival presents
Utah Opera in the Open Air
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Friday, August 9, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.


Jerry Steichen, Conductor
Celena Shafer, Soprano
Ryan MacPherson, Tenor
Daniel Belcher, Baritone
Leah Wool, Mezzo Soprano
Utah Opera Chorus
Kathleen Belcher, Stage Director

Emmanuel Chabrier: “Danse Slav” from Le Roi Malgre Lui
Gioachino Rossini: “Come Un’Ape” from La Cenerentola
     Danny Belcher, Chorus
Giuseppe Verdi: “Sempre Libera” from La Traviata
    Celena Shafer, Ryan MacPherson
Umberto Giordano: “Amor ti Vieta” from Fedora
    Ryan MacPherson
Gioachino Rossini: “Nacqui All’Affano” from La Cenerentola
    Leah Wool
Georges Bizet: “Au Fond du Temple Saint” from Les Pecheurs de Perles
    Ryan MacPherson, Danny Belcher
Giacomo Puccini: Selections from La Bohème, Act Two


Richard Strauss: “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salomé
Georges Bizet: “Quant au Douanier” from Carmen, “Seguidilla” from Carmen
     Leah Wool, Ryan MacPherson
Erich Korngold: “Pierrot’s Tanzlied” from Die Tote Stadt
    Danny Belcher
Léo Delibes: “The Flower Duet” from Lakmé
     Celena Shafer, Leah Wool
Pablo Sorozábal: “No Puede Ser” from La Tabernera del Puerto
    Ryan MacPherson
W.S. Gilbert/Arthur Sullivan: “Poor Wandering One” from The Pirates of Penzance, Finale of Act One from HMS Pinafore
    Celena Shafer, Chorus

The Deer Valley® Music Festival presents
The Music of the Rolling Stones with the Utah Symphony
Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater
Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.

Brent Havens, Conductor
Brody Dolyniuk, Vocalist

Selections 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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