Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff & Arlene Sierra
- Fri 7:30 PM Apr 23, 2021
- Sat 7:30 PM Apr 24, 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.
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A challenging time in Tchaikovsky’s life also gave us one of his most beautiful pieces. Once written off as pretentious and unplayable, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto has risen to the highest ranks of the virtuoso repertoire.
The season of premieres from Composer in Association Arlene Sierra concludes with her Bird Symphony, drawing from materials collected in her piano album “Birds and Insects, Book 2”
Rachmaninoff’s last major work was a set of “Fantastic Dances” for orchestra that he hoped would be set as a ballet.
The world premiere of Arlene Sierra’s Bird Symphony is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.
Estimated concert length: 2 hours (including a 20 minute intermission)
ARLENE SIERRA: Bird Symphony (Utah Symphony Commission / World Premiere)
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto
RACHMANINOFF: Symphonic Dances
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.