Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture
- Fri 7:30 PM Feb 26, 2021
- Sat 7:30 PM Feb 27, 2021
Please note: all programs are subject to change given the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 health crisis. Though USUO is planning for a revised season of performances and hopes to proceed without interruption, the organization is prepared to respond to recommendations from the state of Utah, health officials, and Salt Lake County. Should USUO need to cancel or change elements of the season, ticket holders would be notified about options for ticket donations or exchanges into alternate programs. USUO continues to prioritize the health and well-being of its audience, musicians, staff, guest artists, and the entire community.
Learn more about our health and safety plan here.
The 1812 Overture was originally written to commemorate Russia’s victory over Napoleon, but has now become a celebratory tradition in countries all over the world, except maybe for France.
There won’t be any cannons in Abravanel Hall, but this performance of the 1812 Overture will include the rarely heard chorus component.
The evening begins with Fauré’s gorgeous and moving Requiem, featuring the Utah Symphony Chorus.
Experience a day in the life of an Argentinian gaucho in Ginastera’s evocative one-act ballet Estancia.
Hear Mexican-American composer Mario Lavista’s Clepsidra, premiered in 1990 to commemorate the discovery of the San Antonio River.
Estimated concert length: 2 hours (including a 20 minute intermission)
MARIO LAVISTA: Clepsidra
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture
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. No refunds.