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A New Year’s Celebration

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A New Year’s Celebration
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Ring in the New Year with guest conductor Xian Zhang, whose “incisive gestures elicit vivid performances” (The New York Times), as she leads the orchestra in six dazzling pieces, including well-known melodies from The Sleeping Beauty, Joan Tower’s Fanfare, and lively Viennese waltzes. The celebratory music is a clever juxtaposition to Szymanowski’s lush and mysterious Violin Concerto No. 1, performed by concertmaster Madeline Adkins. Let Utah Symphony launch you into 2019 with verve and vitality!

Celebrate the New Year!
Join us for sparkling drinks and desserts, at the base of the stairs in Abravanel Hall’s main lobby, before the concert or during intermission.



Joan Tower: Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1
Tchaikovsky: Suite from Sleeping Beauty
Szymanowski: Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 35
J. Strauss Jr.: Overture to The Gypsy Baron
J. Strauss Jr.: Bitte schön!, Polka française, Op. 372
R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier



Xian Zhang, conductor
Madeline Adkins, violin

Additional Info


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will take place after Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman No. 1 and again after Suite from Sleeping Beauty. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.



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