Following July flash flood, Utah Symphony moves August concert to new venue

Posted on: August 3, 2021

The Utah Symphony has relocated an August 14 performance to Hurricane Community Center Park in Hurricane, Utah, approximately 25 miles outside of Zion National Park, where the concert was originally scheduled to be performed. The change in venue follows a July 2021 flash flood that caused damage to the structure and surrounding area of Zion National Park’s O.C. Tanner Amphitheater. The amphitheater will be closed for repairs for an estimated six to eight months. The performance will mark the first time the Utah Symphony has performed in Hurricane; the program will feature violinist Aubree Oliverson, a Utah native, in selections from Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir d’un lieu cher, John Williams’ arrangement of “Tango” from Por una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel, and “Summer, III. Presto” from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Music Director Thierry Fischer will conduct “Nimrod” from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, in memory of the lives lost to the pandemic, and the program will also feature music by Holst, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Tchaikovsky. The concert is part of the orchestra’s “Forever Mighty Tour” in collaboration with a Utah Office of Tourism initiative encouraging visitors and residents to travel responsibly to help ensure strong communities and preserve parks and outdoor recreation.