Beginning April 1, Utah Symphony will no longer require proof of vaccination, negative Covid-19 tests, or face coverings at our performances.

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Messiaen & Ravel

Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, Messiaen & Ravel
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


It might be common today, but Beethoven’s daring and “unplayable” concerto was written about 50 years too early for the violinists of his time.


– Ravel’s breathtaking ballet score Daphnis et Chloé was considered by Stravinsky to be not only his finest work, “but also one of the most beautiful products of all French music.”

– Beethoven’s masterpiece might have languished even longer if not for the efforts of a 14-year-old virtuoso named Joseph Joachim, who performed it in 1844 under the baton of Felix Mendelssohn.

– We move with Messiaen from earthbound glories to the mysteries of the sky above, as seen from the red rock cathedrals of Southern Utah.

Travel with us to southern Utah this June to experience the full work of Messiaen’s “Des canyons aux étoiles…” in the landscape that inspired it.


BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
MESSIAEN: “The Resurrected and the Song of the Star Aldebaran” from Des canyons aux étoiles
MESSIAEN: “Zion Park and the Celestial City” from Des canyons aux étoiles
RAVEL: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2


Join us for a pre-concert chat about the evening’s program with Vice President of Artistic Planning Bob Neu and Principal Keyboardist Jason Hardink starting 45 minutes before the concert begins.


Beginning April 1, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera will no longer require proof of vaccination, negative Covid-19 tests, or face coverings at our performances. Face coverings continue to be highly recommended as an effective way to prevent the spread of illness at indoor gatherings, and we encourage performance attendees to get vaccinated and boosted to protect our community from Covid-19.


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ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

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 take place during remarks at the beginning of the concert and again at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.


  • Enjoy performances by members of our Youth Guild in the lobby before the performance begins.

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