Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1

Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1
Abravanel Hall
123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Prokofiev’s dreamlike Violin Concerto No. 1 is performed by Concertmaster Madeline Adkins and Dvorák’s In Nature’s Realm brings the beauty of the countryside to the concert hall. The program is bookended by two Strauss tone poems—a powerful exploration of Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth and a witty depiction of the mischievous exploits of a German trickster in Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. (Strauss said of the piece: “I only wanted to give the people in the concert hall a good laugh for once.”)

This performance is part of our Masterworks Magnified series, designed to invite audiences to experience our music in new ways—with added elements like video projections and special lighting in the concert hall, conversations with the performers, and fun lobby activities on theme with the concert.


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.


R. STRAUSS: Macbeth
PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1
DVORÁK: In Nature’s Realm
R. STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks


Jun Märkl
Jun Märkl conductor
Madeline Adkins
Madeline Adkins violin
Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony



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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.

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