Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 2

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


Performing the suite from the grandest opera by Rimsky-Korsakov, The Invisible City of Kitezh, is a first for the Utah Symphony. This program includes another first, Émergences-Résurgences by Swiss composer Michael Jarrell—a work inspired by Impressionist art and composed for the world’s most renowned violist, Tabea Zimmermann, who gives its U.S. premiere. Zimmermann also performs Weber’s Andante & Hungarian Rondo, an exciting return for a piece that Weber wrote for his brother. The program culminates with Tchaikovsky’s Second Symphony, distinctive for its use of Ukrainian folk tunes.


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.


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Suite from The Invisible City of Kitezh
M. JARRELL: Émergences-Résurgences (Utah Symphony co-commission)
WEBER: Andante & Hungarian Rondo
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 2


Lidiya Yankovskaya
Lidiya Yankovskaya conductor
Tabea Zimmermann
Tabea Zimmermann viola
Utah Symphony
Utah Symphony



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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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