Ravel, Rachmaninoff & Strauss: Finishing Touches Rehearsal

Ravel, Rachmaninoff & Strauss: Finishing Touches Rehearsal
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Due to a scheduling conflict, this Finishing Touches event—originally planned to feature Florence Price’s Piano Concerto on April 6—has been rescheduled to Friday, April 28, featuring Ravel, Rachmaninoff, & Strauss

Experience a behind-the-scenes look at the process of bringing our concerts to the stage during our Finishing Touches rehearsals. This is a working rehearsal and selections from the weekend’s program will be made at the discretion of the conductor.

Strauss’ Suite from Der Rosenkavalier vividly portrays key moments from the opera’s witty and wise tale of a love triangle; and the symphony’s own Principal Clarinet Tad Calcara and Principal Bassoon Lori Wike shine in the Duet Concertino, for which Strauss imagined a dance between an unlikely couple—a bear and a princess. Ravel’s La valse depicts a more elegant dance, with the waltzers gradually becoming illuminated as the ballroom brightens, while Rachmaninoff’s The Isle of the Dead is dark and chilling, inspired by Arnold Böcklin’s painting of a desolate rocky island. Chief Conductor of the Munich Symphony Orchestra Kevin John Edusei, commanding and elegant on the podium, leads this program featuring three of Europe’s greatest composers.

Come early to mingle and enjoy a special brunch.



RAVEL: La valse
RACHMANINOFF: The Isle of the Dead
R. STRAUSS: Duet Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon
R. STRAUSS: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier


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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 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.

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



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