Danny Elfman’s Percussion Concerto

Danny Elfman’s Percussion Concerto
Abravanel Hall
123 W South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Danny Elfman’s Percussion Concerto—written for acclaimed British percussionist Colin Currie—showcases the vast range of moods percussion instruments can create. But when it comes to the finale: “It’s fast, it’s exciting, it’s fireworks, and it’s a roof-raiser,” says Elfman, best known for his colorful film scores. Opening the program is a work for solo marimba by Bryce Dessner of alternative rock band The National. The pairing with Brahms’ Romantic-era masterpiece—a symphony 14 years in the making—places this program as one of our season favorites.


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.


B. DESSNER: Tromp Miniature
D. ELFMAN: Percussion Concerto
BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1


David Danzmayr
David Danzmayr conductor
Colin Currie
Colin Currie percussion
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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