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Deer Valley Music Festival tickets still available

Submitted by the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

For the past eight years, the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera’s Deer Valley Music Festival has brought the best pops, classical, opera, family and chamber music performances to the picturesque mountains of Park City, Utah.

The ninth annual Deer Valley Music Festival will return July 14 through August 11. The Festival will open with the Music of Michael Jackson featuring James Delisco and continue with additional Utah Symphony performances featuring Pink Martini, Kansas, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Other highlights include an all-new program based on the popular "Jewish American Songbook" cabaret concert from the 2011 Festival and a reprise of the sold-out "Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies" program from the 2010 Festival. This season will also mark the anticipated return of Utah Opera to the Deer Valley Music Festival with an evening of "Opera Hits!" on the hill.

  • The "Zions Bank Summer Entertainment Series," which will take place Saturdays, will open with a Utah Symphony tribute to the King of Pop Michael Jackson starring James Delisco, winner of the E! Network series "The Entertainer." Other series concerts include the popular "Broadway Rocks!" and Utah Symphony performances with American rock band Kansas and classic R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire. The series will close with anticipated guest artists Pink Martini also performing with the orchestra.
  • On Fridays, the "Summer Symphony Series" concerts will include a return of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with the Utah Symphony and the 2010 Festival’s sold-out hit, "Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies," including all-new arrangements from "Toy Story" and "Mulan." The Festival’s annual performance of 1812 Overture and an evening of "Opera Hits!" presented by Utah Opera with the orchestra will round out the series with a touch of classical music favorites.
  • In addition, the Chamber Series at St. Mary’s Church will be held Wednesdays and will feature Utah Symphony performances of the Mozart Symphony No. 40, an evening of music by French composers and Juilliard Concerto Competition winner Sean Lee performing the Dvořák Romance for Violin and Orchestra and Sarasate’s "Gypsy Airs" all led by Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic. The Muir Quartet, the Festival’s resident quartet, will also return for a featured evening of string chamber music.
  • This year, the Deer Valley Music Festival will include two special performances at Temple Har Shalom.

    After a standing-room-only performance of the "Jewish American Songbook" last summer, the Festival will bring an all-new "Jewish American Songbook" cabaret program to the Temple Har Shalom starring Broadway guest artists with Jerry Steichen at the piano. This performance will be featured on two nights, Tuesday, July 31, and Thursday, August 2.

    Volunteers for the Festival are needed in multiple positions: ushers, ticket takers, backstage, etc. Benefits include complimentary tickets for the night the person volunteers. Contact Melissa Singleton at volunteers@usuo.org or (801) 869-9067 for more information.

    VIP packages prior to both Friday and Saturday performances will continue at this year’s Festival and include VIP parking, pre-concert gourmet dinner at the resort, premium reserved seating and access to the intermission reception.

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    Salon Events will also continue, featuring intimate performances in luxurious private residences by Festival artists. Cost will be $125 per person. For, more information regarding VIP packages and our Salon Events schedule please call (801) 869-9010 or email vipevents@usuo.org.

    Season ticket packages and group tickets for all Deer Valley Music Festival concerts are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Abravanel Hall Ticket Office by calling (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Single tickets are still available ticket-buyers can also purchase online at deervalleymusicfestival.org and through ArtTix outlets by calling (801) 533-ARTS (2787). Student discounts and family passes will be available for select performances. Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased the day of the performance.