Appalachian Spring at the Noorda

Appalachian Spring at the Noorda
The Noorda at UVU


Trail-blazing pianist Awadagin Pratt brings a delightful mix of old and new with a keyboard concerto by Baroque master Bach and Rounds by Jessie Montgomery—a work both energetic and contemplative, written specifically for Pratt, who improvises the conclusion. Teddy Abrams conducts the overture to his own rap-opera about American boxing legend Muhammad Ali, while Copland’s orchestral suite from his ballet Appalachian Spring tells another story of the American dream—a young frontier couple working together toward a brighter future.


BACH: Keyboard Concerto in A Major
JESSIE MONTGOMERY: Rounds for Piano and String Orchestra
TEDDY ABRAMS: Overture to The Greatest
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring


Teddy Abrams
Teddy Abrams conductor
Awadagin Pratt
Awadagin Pratt piano
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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Season SponsorGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation