Keeping up with Utah Symphony’s Great American Road Trip

Posted on: September 14, 2017

“A crowd estimated at more than 1,500 people enjoyed a dramatic outdoor concert by the Utah Symphony on August 31 just outside of Bluff,” Utah, reads an unsigned Tuesday (9/12) article in the San Juan Record (Pocatello, UT). “The concert was part of the Utah Symphony Great American Road Trip, which brings performances of the Salt Lake City-based orchestra to spectacular areas off of the Wasatch Front…. The performance … was presented from a temporary stage set up at Camp Sticki-Ta-Tudy, about two miles west of Bluff…. [Music Director] Thierry Fischer [led] two works of renowned Native American composer Brent Michael Davids, including Spirit Woman Song and Fluting Around. The composer himself, a Mohican, performed during the second work. The program included rousing performances of Fanfare for the Common Man, A Night on Bald Mountain, Clair de Lune, and the William Tell Overture…. In addition to the spectacular concert, there were musical outreach programs in several of the local schools. The tour … included performances of the full orchestra in Bluff, Springdale and Dinosaur National Monument. Chamber concerts were presented at Cedar Breaks National Monument, Goblin Valley State Park, and in Vernal.”

Posted September 14, 2017