Rhapsody in Blue

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Rhapsody in Blue
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Re-introduce yourself to one of America’s greatest and most unique musical voices and remember why you love just about everything he ever said with it.

Concert highlights include:

Marvel at pianist Kevin Cole as he tackles not 1 but 3 of Gershwin’s masterworks, including the incomparable Rhapsody in Blue.
Watch the orchestra get its turn to shine with the uncontainable energy of Gershwin’s Cuban Overture.
Connect with a fresh American voice and hear Andrew Norman’s Sacred Geometry, a programmatic journey from one end of France’s Chartres Cathedral to the other.



Season Sponsor George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Masterworks Series Sponsor O.C
Concert Sponsor George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Guest Artist Sponsor Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation


GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture
ANDREW NORMAN: Sacred Geometry
GERSHWIN: Second Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra
GERSHWIN: “I Got Rhythm” Variations for Piano and Orchestra
GERSHWIN: Promenade-Walking the Dog
GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue



Conner Gray Covington, conductor
Kevin Cole, piano

Due to a recent back injury and on the advice of his doctor, Music Director Thierry Fischer has withdrawn from conducting this week’s Masterworks concerts, “Rhapsody in Blue.” Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington will lead the Utah Symphony and guest pianist Kevin Cole in a program featuring Gershwin and composer in association Andrew Norman’s “Sacred Geometry” on Thursday, Nov. 14 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Friday, Nov. 15 at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City, and the all-Gershwin UNWOUND on Saturday, Nov. 16 at Abravanel Hall.

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.


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