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The Deer Valley Music Festival runs July 17 through Aug. 14 at Deer Valley's Snow Park Amphitheater, St. Mary's Church, Temple Har Shalom, and salons in private homes in the Park City area. (Photo courtesy of Utah Symphony / Utah Opera)
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Festival season is in full bloom in Park City through mid-August. Music-wise, the Deer Valley Music Festival and Park City Chamber Music Festival roll into town this week, bringing several weeks of chamber music, classical, opera, and pops offerings at locations around town.

Deer Valley Music Festival

The Deer Valley Music Festival (DVMF) is in its seventh season of featuring the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera with guest artists at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church, Temple Har Shalom, and salons in private homes in the Park City area. The 2010 Festival runs July 17 through Aug. 14.

The DVMF grew out of the Utah Symphony’s summer weekend classical and pops performances, which have been held at Deer Valley Resort for more than 20 years. When the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera merged in 2002, the creation of a summer festival offered opportunities to attract new audiences, add ticket revenue and tap into an expanded donor base.

Highlights of the 2010 Festival include performances with singer-songwriter Ben Folds, country legend Randy Travis, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, a concert featuring the music of Led Zeppelin and a performance of Disney favorites.

Friday Classical concerts and Saturday Pops concerts will be held at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater. Chamber concerts will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the more intimate settings of Park City’s St. Mary’s Church and Temple Har Shalom.

Tickets are available locally at Deer Valley Signature Stores and at the Deer Valley Music Festival ticket booth at the Park Silly Sunday Market. They can also be purchased by calling (801) 533-NOTE or visiting http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org. Day-of tickets are $5 more and will be on sale at the performance venue ticket offices starting at noon. For information regarding group rates, discounts and ticket packages, visit http://www.deervalleymusicfestival.org.

The lineup:

  • Ben Folds with the Utah Symphony Saturday, July 17, 7:30 p.m.

    Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto

    Wednesday, July 21, 8 p.m.

    St. Mary’s Church

  • Imani Winds

    Thursday, July 22, 8 p.m.

    St. Mary’s Church

  • Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies

    Friday, July 23, 7:30 p.m.

    Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Tad Calcara and the New Deal Swing with the Utah Symphony

    Saturday, July 24, 7:30 p.m.

    Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Wednesday, July 28, 8 p.m.

    St. Mary’s Church

  • Muir String Quartet Thursday, July 29, 8 p.m.

    Temple Har Shalom

  • An American Salute with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Friday, July 30, 7:30 p.m.

    Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Bravo Broadway-Broadway Divas Saturday, July 31, 7:30 p.m.

    Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings Wednesday, Aug. 4, 8 p.m.

    St. Mary’s Church

  • So Percussion Thursday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m.

    St. Mary’s Church

  • 1812 Overture

    Friday, Aug. 6, 7:30 p.m.

    Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Randy Travis with the Utah Symphony Saturday, Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.

    Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony Wednesday, Aug. 11, 8 p.m.

    St. Mary’s Church

  • Mark O’Connor with the Utah Symphony Friday, Aug. 13, 7:30 p.m.

    Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

  • Music of Led Zeppelin with the Utah Symphony

    Saturday, Aug. 14, 7:30 p.m.

    Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater

    Park City Music Festival

    The Park City Music Festival, formerly the Deer Valley Chamber Music Festival, started as the brainchild of violist Leslie Harlow, a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City. Harlow had visited Park City during a college break and decided it was the perfect place to manifest her love for chamber music and artist collaboration.

    The Festival launched in the summer of 1984, featuring a number of chamber musicians as well as several artists-in-residence living in Utah. Russell Harlow, a veteran chamber music performer and organizer, joined the Festival as co-director in its third year.

    To date, the Festival has offered more than 575 concerts featuring musicians from around the world. This year’s Festival runs July 12 through Aug. 2 and features violinists Charles Castleman and Monte Belknap; violist Leslie Harlow; cellists Jeffrey Solow and Julie Bevan; pianists Michael Gurt and Doris Stevenson; and clarinetist Russell Harlow.

    Tickets are available at the door 30 minutes prior to each performance. Single tickets are $20/$15 for students and seniors. Punch cards are available. For more information, visit http://www.pcmusicfestival.com.

    Week one:

  • Virtuoso piano showpieces

    Thursday, July 15, 8 p.m.

    Park City Community Church

  • Virtuoso violin showpieces

    Sunday, July 18, 3 p.m.

    Temple Har Shalom

    Week two:

  • Ice Cream Social

    Tuesday, July 20, 6:30 p.m.

    Home of Jann Zinn; RSVP by calling 649-5309

  • Clarinet and strings concert

    Thursday, July 22, 8 p.m.

    Park City Community Church

  • Clarinet and strings concert

    Sunday July 25, 3 p.m.

    Temple Har Shalom

    Week three:

  • Virtuoso violin solos

    Saturday, July 31, 8 p.m.

    Park City Community Church

  • Music movie followed by Violin, clarinet and piano concert

    Sunday, Aug. 1, at 1 p.m.

    Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre in Salt Lake City

    * House concerts are scheduled throughout the Festival. For dates and locations, call 649-5309 or email chmusic@pcmusicfestival.com .

    — Alisha Self


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