Utah Music Festival continues with concerts
Moving into the fourth week of the Utah Music Festival & School, the music of Brahms, Schubert, Rossini, Popper, Debussy, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Piazzolla, and resident composers, Dr. Ken Walicki and Winton Yuichiro White, will be featured in concerts Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Park City Community Church, 4501 N. S.R. 224, Friday, Aug. 3, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 4595 Silver Springs Dr., and Saturday, Aug. 4, at Temple Har Shalom, 3700 Brookside Ct.
All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors citizens. Students and children will be admitted for free.
The musicians featured will include Clayton Haslop, a Los Angeles, Calif.-based violinist whose solos can be heard in soundtracks such as "Titanic," "Ratatouille" and "Up," Arizona State University masters degree candidate Richard Cleverley, Denver Symphony violist Helen McDermott, Annex String Quartet violist Yunior Lopez, Phoenix Symphony cellist Fred Chao, UMF&S Artistic Director and cellist Eric Samuels, ASU doctoral candidate and Musica Nova cellist Ruth Wenger, Scottsdale and South Mountain Faculty bassist Chris Rose, Albany Symphony principal clarinetist Susan Martula, and pianists Füreya Ünal, from Cal State Fullerton and recent ASU doctorate graduate, and Colombian pianist and composer Mauricio Arias.
Other musicians include Williams College clarinetist Ethan Borre, Denver Junior High School violinist and violist Anna Martens and Las Vegas Academy graduating cellist Jovonie Tejero.
The Utah Music Festival & School is in its 19th year of presenting symphony players and conservatory faculty from around the nation in an eight-week educational music program.
Students from Utah and around the nation, ages eight to college graduates, are mentored and perform with the professional faculty in an average of 20 to 30 concerts per summer.
They also develop advanced performing skills through a 35-hour weekly program of intensive ensemble, private lesson, and master-class studies.
The Utah Music Festival & School is still open to enrollment for local Park City and Utah students on a flexible, hourly and daily basis. Classes are being held at the Weilenmann School of Discovery, 4199 Kilby Rd., from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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