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Ludovic Morlot conducts Stravinsky & Rachmaninoff

Ludovic Morlot conducts Stravinsky & Rachmaninoff
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Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions

OVERVIEW

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Join conductor Ludovic Morlot, making his Utah Symphony debut, and pianist George Li for an evening of stunning musical tributes.

Concert Highlights Include:

The Fairy’s Kiss, Stravinsky’s homage to Tchaikovsky, is based on The Ice Maiden and draws a parallel between the main character and the legendary composer, both blessed at birth and then taken far too young.

Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice was inspired by Goethe’s poem by the same name, but today might evoke memories of Mickey Mouse and the enchanted brooms from Disney’s Fantasia.

Pianist George Li, praised for his “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression” (Washington Post), returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s masterpiece that builds on a legendary tune by Paganini.

Ludovic Morlot replaces Music Director Thierry Fischer as conductor for these concerts. Fischer—following hospitalization in August for treatment of a non-Covid related infection—remains focused on his recovery and, at the advice of his doctor, is unable to travel to conduct this month’s Utah Symphony performances. He looks forward to a return to full health and is eagerly anticipating his return to Utah in January.

Pianist Andrei Korobeinikov, who was previously scheduled to appear on this concert, is unable to travel to Utah due to a pandemic-related delay in visa processing but looks forward to joining the Utah Symphony next season. With the artist change, Lutoslawski’s Paganini variations has been replaced with Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on the program.

PROGRAM

STRAVINSKY: The Fairy’s Kiss (Le baiser de la fée)
DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

PREVIEW

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ACCESSIBILITY

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is committed to making all of our programs accessible to people with disabilities. It is our goal to integrate accessibility in all we do, including our programming, community engagement, and overall audience experience.

For information regarding accessibility features and recommendations for your visit at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera performances, please see below or contact our Access Services Administrator, Melissa Robison at mrobison@usuo.org or 801-869-9067.

ACCESS TO MUSIC CONCERT

  • House Lights remain on
  • Doors remain open
  • Patrons are not asked to remain quiet or leave auditorium for noises
  • Lobby monitors and sound are on for those who may be more comfortable out in lobby
  • Free concert

BLIND OR LOW VISION

Seat requests to sit near the stage are available upon request.

Digital programs and information are available online and compatible for screen readers.

Visually Impaired Night at the Opera

  • Wednesday night dress rehearsal of May opera
  • Braille Script(s) available
  • Large-print synopsis available (at all operas)
  • Pre-concert insight into the opera’s story and production presented by our Artistic Director and Director of Community Outreach & Education
    • Included in this is an interactive tactile demonstration of costume fabrics, wigs, and props
  • Audio Descriptive Services available– we always ask if they’ll need this while registering for this opportunity just so we ensure enough headsets.
  • Free

BRAILLE

Braille programs are available by advance request only. To request a Braille program, contact us at least one week in advance of the concert date.

Digital programs and information are available online and compatible for screen readers.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Assisted hearing devices are available by request at coat check. FM radio system (30 units)

All of our films are closed captioned.

Any choral aspects of our music will have supertitles or text in the playbill.

Our operas will also have supertitles available for all patrons above the stage.

To request additional ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters or reserve an assistive listening device, please contact mrobison@usuo.org no later than 7 days prior to your ticketed event date.

ELEVATORS & ESCALATORS

The elevator located in the south west corner of Abravanel Hall’s lobby brings patrons to all levels of Symphony Hall.

Escalators are available from the Ticket Office to the Plaza level on the west end of Abravanel Hall.

ENTRANCES

Automatic Door: Accessible main entrance at the plaza level, drop off area down the alley, and ticket office north entrance.

NEURODIVERSE INFORMATION

Upon entering Abravanel Hall you will hear lobby music (possibly live piano or string instruments) at a medium level with sporadic announcements from the overhead speaker starting with a bell indicating that seating has begun and that the concert will begin soon. The lobby will be full of quite a few people so if you need space or quiet, it may be good to wait until just before the concert starts to come into the hall or enter when the lobby opens.

Special performances are available during our Access to Music concerts.

Weighted lap pads are available upon request at coat check.

Earplugs are available upon request at coat check.

PARKING

Accessible parking is available during non-event hours along the south side of South Temple on the north side of Abravanel Hall. There are (4) permanent accessible spaces at the Trading Post for Trading Post visitors.

Drop off/Loading Zone – Located ¾ down the alley on the west side of the Hall (entrance to alley off of South Temple).  Curb is cut to accommodate wheelchair access and painted blue & white.

NOTE: this door will open ½ hour prior to an event, and close ½ hour after the event has started.  No patron parking available in alley, drop off only!

PHONE

Phone: Accessible phone with a TTY machine in the front arcade of the theatre.

PURCHASING TICKETS

If you need assistance purchasing tickets, please call 801-533-6683 or email us at info@usuo.org.

RESTROOMS, MERCHANDISE AND CONCESSIONS

Accessible restrooms are located near the ticket office. Two accessible unisex /family restrooms located on the lobby level.

Merchandise and concessions are located on the main floor and have wheelchair accessible counters. If you need additional service seeing the products, the staff and volunteers will be happy to assist.

Drinking Fountains in the lobby are at an accessible height.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are permitted in the hall. Emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy dogs are not permitted. Each service animal must remain with its owner and be restrained. If a service animal interferes with other guests, corrective action may include re-arranging seating or removal of the service animal from the hall.

WHEELCHAIR, LIMITED MOBILITY & BARIATRIC SEATING

Patrons requiring accessible seating accommodations must request them at their point of purchase. Patrons may purchase (1) accessible seat and up to (3) companion seats adjacent to their accessible seat pending availability for a total of (4) tickets. If you would like additional friends or family to sit near you, let us know and we will do our absolute best based on availability! Abravanel Hall wheelchair seating is available on the sides of the Orchestra level and on the ends of the First Tier Center section.

Seats that have removable arm rests and bariatric seats are also available upon request.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All programs are subject to change given the ongoing uncertainty around the COVID-19 health crisis. Should USUO need to cancel or change elements of the season, ticket holders will be notified about their ticket options. USUO continues to prioritize the health and well-being of the entire community.

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:

  • Enjoy performances by members of our Youth Guild in the lobby before the performance begins.
  • Listen to a pre-concert lecture from staff and artists about the night’s program in the First Tier Room starting 45 minutes before the concert begins. Conductor Lodovic Morlot will join VP of Symphonic Artistic Planning Toby Tolokan for the first 15 minutes of this concert’s lecture.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.

SPONSORS

SPONSORS

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