Brahms’ Symphony No. 2

Brahms’ Symphony No. 2
Abravanel Hall
123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Bubbly and vivacious, Brahms’ cheery Symphony No. 2 is the music you’ll want to try and capture in a bottle for a rainy day! Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration is a powerful tone poem exploring the ultimate mystery of what lies beyond earthly existence, elegantly moving from the trials of mortality to the lightness and peace of heavenly immortality. Mathilde Wantenaar’s Prélude à une nuit américaine (“Prelude to an American night”) was envisioned as “an unabashed grand romantic gesture” with jazzy harmonies and dancing rhythms that create its “American touch.”


Join us for a pre-concert chat about the evening’s program with Assistant Conductor Matthew Straw joined by guest artists and symphony musicians, held 45 minutes prior to the performance start time in the First Tier Room.

Complete a Behind the Music card found at the tables and bring it to the gift shop for a discount and to enter a drawing for free tickets.


MATHILDE WANTENAAR: Prélude à une nuit américaine
STRAUSS: Death and Transfiguration
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2




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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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