Utah Symphony announces 2011-12 season

Posted on: March 15, 2011

In Sunday’s (3/13) Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), Stephanie Moreton writes, “Music director Thierry Fischer announced Utah Symphony’s season, his second full year as conductor, at an Abravanel Hall reception last week. ‘The new season is full of challenges, full of new desires, full of hopes and dreams. What could be more symbolic to achieve these dreams than to perform these pieces?’ he said. Fischer was referring to the orchestra’s ‘Beethoven countdown’ in which Beethoven’s nine symphonies will be performed in reverse order. … The Ninth Symphony will be performed first and paired with John Adams’ ‘On the Transmigration of Souls.’ The September performances will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11. … The symphony has also commissioned a cello concerto by Michael Jarrel, which will be performed in February with guest artist Jean-Guihen Queyras. Fischer plans a new commission each year. … Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, also announced the symphony’s new assistant conductor, Vladimir Kulenovic, who will begin in September. The Utah Symphony will be Kulenovic’s first post as an associate conductor with a major symphony. Current assistant conductor David Cho will be leaving his post this summer.”

Posted March 15, 2011