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The Planets

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The Planets
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Don’t worry if you can’t afford a seat on the next SpaceX flight, the Utah Symphony will get you to the stars with music!

Concert highlights include: 

Join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the opening of Abravanel Hall with Beethoven’s overture The Consecration of the House.
Re-visit every planet in our solar system with Holst’s beloved tour guide, The Planets.
Expand into new corners of the universe with contrasting cosmic sounds by Haydn, Messiaen, and Saariaho.
Re-live the drama and anticipation of the greatest space story ever told with the Main Title of John Williams’ Star Wars.



Thierry Fischer, conductor
Barlow Bradford, chorus director
Sopranos & Altos of the Utah Symphony Chorus

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 for this concert will take place between pieces during first half of program as needed. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.


Learn more about this evening’s music at a pre-concert lecture, which begins 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert in Abravanel Hall’s First Tier Room.
Enjoy Lobby Fest performances 30 minutes before the performance in the lobby by members of our Youth Guild.

Artists and programs are subject to change.

Single Tickets On Sale: June 14, 2019



Season Sponsor George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Masterworks Series Sponsor O.C
Concert Sponsor
Guest Artist Sponsor
Conductor Sponsor George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation

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