The concerts will begin with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." Tchaikovsky's commemorative overture celebrating the Russian defeat of Napoleon is a rare treat in Abravanel Hall and promises to fill the venue with the triumphant sounds of victory. Also on the program are the masterful Suite from Richard Strauss' "Der Rosenkavalier" and Pahud's arrangement of "Lenski's Aria" from "Eugene Onegin."
The Swiss-and-French flutist Emmanuel Pahud is one of today's most exciting and adventurous musicians. Born in Geneva, he began studying music at the age of six. He graduated in 1990 with the Premier Prix from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He continued his studies with Aurele Nicolet. At the age of 22 Emmanuel joined the Berliner Philharmoniker as Principal Flute under Claudio Abbado, a position that he still holds today. In addition to his engagements with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Pahud enjoys an extensive international career as soloist and chamber musician.
Pahud appears regularly at leading festivals throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East. He has appeared as soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Mariinski, Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Cincinnati Symphony, Washington National Symphony, NHK Symphony and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has collaborated with conductors such as Abbado, Rattle, Zinman, Maazel, Boulez, Gergiev, Gardiner, Harding, Järvi, Nezet-Séguin, Rostropovich and Perlman.
In the 2013-14 season, Pahud performs with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Utah Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre de Chambres du Paris, Potsdam Kammerorchester, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker. Real OrquestaSinfonica de Sevilla, and Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra.
In 1996 Pahud signed an exclusive contract with EMI Classics, a collaboration which has proven to be one of the most significant contributions to recorded flute music. His latest release is dedicated to the complete works for Flute by Frank Martin and has been just released by Musiques Suisses, it was immediately awarded the March 2013 "Diapason d'Or," France.
Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony is dedicated to providing Utah residents and visitors with great performances which engage, educate and enrich lives. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra's parent organization, reaches 450,000 citizens in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 200,000 students annually. The orchestra presents more than 70 performances each season in Abravanel Hall, participates in the Utah Opera's four annual productions at the Capitol Theater, in addition to numerous community concerts throughout Utah and the annual outdoor summer series the Deer Valley Music Festival in Park City, Utah. With its many subscription, education and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged full-time orchestras in the nation.
Single tickets for the upcoming performancse range from $18 to $69 and can be purchased by phone at (801) 355-2787 , in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or online by visiting www.utahsymphony.org . $10 tickets are available to anyone 30 or younger through the USUO Upbeat and Youth Ticket programs. For subscriptions and group discounts, call (801) 533-6683 . Ticket prices are subject to change and availability and will increase $5 the day of the performance. For more information visit www.utahsymphony.org .