A Celebration of Christmas
A chorus, an orchestra, red and green lights…you know what time of year it is.
Concert highlights include:
Share the holiday spirit with your Utah Symphony as we perform some of the season’s most beloved classics.
Along with Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, you will be treated to several touching and ingenious arrangements of Christmas carols by Barber in his Die Natali.
The very best of our own local singing talent takes center stage on the second half to continue the celebration with carols arranged for orchestra and choir by Barlow Bradford.
ROSSINI: Overture to The Thieving Magpie
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
BARBER: Die Natali (Christmastide), Chorale Preludes for Christmas
arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “Sing We Now of Christmas”
CHRISTOPHER BRADFORD: “Carol of the Bells”
arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “The First Noel”
arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “Ding Dong! Merrily on High”
CHRISTOPHER BRADFORD: “A Christmas Lullaby”
arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “Pat-a-pan”
BARLOW BRADFORD: “Let Us All Be Merry”
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.
PRE- CONCERT FESTIVITIES:
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