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Fischer/Ehnes Finishing Touches Rehearsal

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Fischer/Ehnes Finishing Touches Rehearsal
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Finishing Touches Rehearsal

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Utah Symphony during our Finishing Touches Rehearsal. Selections will be chosen from repertoire for this week’s concerts at the discretion of the conductor. Complimentary baked goods and coffee are available in the lobby prior to the rehearsal. Seating is General Admission on the orchestra level of Abravanel Hall.

No composer has achieved a distinctive musical characterization of American themes in an expressive modern style better than Aaron Copland. Lose yourself in two of his most popular pieces—the suite from the ballet Billy the Kid and Pulitzer Prize-winning Appalachian Spring. The night also features a newly commissioned work from Chinese-American Zhou Tian in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike as well as violinist James Ehnes, one of the most dynamic and exciting performers in classical music, performing Bruch’s beautiful Violin Concerto.

Do you normally take TRAX to the Eccles Theater, Abravanel Hall, or the Rose?  Please be aware that TRAX trains will NOT run on Main Street between the Courthouse and City Center stops from May 4 – June 2.  UTA is working on a rail replacement construction project during that time

UTA will provide shuttle bus service on Main between the Courthouse and City Center stops.  All Red, Green, and Blue line trains will be affected. UTA warns that there will be delays and they recommend using this map and schedule to plan your trips downtown from May 4 – June 2. 



Selections for the rehearsal will be chosen from repertoire for this week’s concerts at the discretion of the conductor.

  • Copland: Appalachian Spring
  • Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1
  • Zhou Tian: New Work (commissioned to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike)
  • Copland: Suite from Billy the Kid


  • Thierry Fischer, conductor
  • James Ehnes, 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 be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

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