Deer Valley Music Festival concludes this week
The final week of the tenth anniversary Deer Valley Music Festival includes three performances with the Utah Symphony in Park City, Utah. The Utah Symphony performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 on Aug. 7. Then, on Aug. 9 opera stars and the Utah Opera chorus serenade audiences under the night sky. The Festival ends with its seventeenth concert of the summer: a rock ‘n’ roll tribute to the Music of the Rolling Stones with the Utah Symphony on Aug. 10.
The concluding chamber orchestra concert of the Festival features three pieces by Beethoven as well as a pair of suites composed by French composers Gabriel Fauré and Claude Debussy. Vladimir Kulenovic conducts this program on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at St. Mary’s Church in Park City, 1505 White Pine Canyon Rd., at 8 p.m. This performance originally included Utah Symphony Principal Cello Ryan Selberg’s performance of Dohnányi’s Konzertstück for cello and orchestra. Mr. Selberg passed away on July 14.
On Friday, Aug. 9 at 7:30 p.m. opera artists Celena Shafer, Daniel Belcher, Leah Wool and Ryan MacPherson and the Utah Opera Chorus join the stage with the Utah Symphony for Utah Opera in the Open Air. The program will include selections from opera favorites such as "Carmen," "La Bohème" and "La Traviata." Jerry Steichen conducts this program at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Chad Shelton was originally announced as performing on this program. He has been replaced by Ryan MacPherson.
The tenth anniversary festival will conclude with a tribute concert featuring the Utah Symphony performing The Music of the Rolling Stones. Brent Havens will conduct the Utah Symphony with vocalist Brody Dolyniuk in this memorable concert of the Rolling Stones greatest hits. The concert is on Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 at Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.
For more information and tickets, visit http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org.
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