Utah Symphony 75th-anniversary season: collaborations, premieres, recordings

Posted on: February 10, 2015

“The Utah Symphony has big plans for its 75th-anniversary season, including collaborations with five of the state’s leading arts organizations, a pair of world premieres, a trip to Carnegie Hall and two recordings,” reports Catherine Reese Newton in Thursday’s (2/5) Salt Lake Tribune. “The orchestra will kick off the season with performances of eight Beethoven symphonies on consecutive weekends.… Music director Thierry Fischer noted that one of his first major undertakings with the Utah Symphony was a season-long cycle of the Beethoven symphonies. ‘To show how far we have come, we will do all the Beethoven symphonies in two weeks,’ he said. ‘This is what I call action.’ … Fischer and the orchestra also will complete their two-season Mahler symphony cycle in 2015-16. The Eighth Symphony, popularly known as the ‘Symphony of a Thousand,’ will be performed in the Tabernacle with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.… It will be recorded, as will three pieces the orchestra has commissioned from American composers Augusta Read Thomas, Andrew Norman, and Nico Muhly. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera CEO Melia Tourangeau noted that collaborations … are a crucial part of the milestone season, which is ‘about not only celebrating the orchestra’s legacy, but celebrating Utah.’ ”

Posted February 10, 2015