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Preview Concert at Abravanel Hall

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Preview Concert at Abravanel Hall
Venue
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions

OVERVIEW

We’ll kick off our tour festivities at our beloved Abravanel Hall to share a preview of the music we’ll be taking on the road.

Concert Highlights Include:

  • A melody everyone will recognize – “Flight of the Bumble Bee.” Played as an homage to the 125th anniversary of Utah becoming a state.
  • Lively melodies based on folk tunes that would have originally been played on fiddle or fife. “Romanian Folk Dances” is a fitting piece to describe the vivid landscapes and people of Utah.
  • Listen as the virtuoso Utah Symphony performs the highly spontaneous and emotionally powerful Symphony No. 7, a work Beethoven himself considered one of his best.

Per the recommendation of the CDC, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is encouraging all patrons to wear face coverings while indoors at our upcoming events.


Tickets are available starting May 28th at noon Mountain Time. Download the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera app to access your tickets and program.
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ARTISTS

PROGRAM

MENDELSSOHN: The Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
ELGAR: Salut d’amour (Love’s Greeting)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Flight of the Bumblebee
FAURÉ: Pavane
BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets to Forever Mighty® Tour events are FREE and available beginning May 28th at 12 PM Mountain Time. You can access mobile tickets from the USUO app 72 hours before the performance begins. Download the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera app to view your tickets and concert program. Click here to view our step-by-step tutorial and FAQ.

There is a limit of 8 tickets per household.

If you reserve tickets for any event and you are unable to use them for any reason, please let us know so that your tickets may be returned and used by other patrons.

Questions? Please contact us at 801-533-NOTE (6683).

PLAN YOUR EXPERIENCE

PARKING:

City Creek Parking

140 W. South Temple
$8+ a night
85 stalls

Capitol Parking

215 W. South Temple
$5+ a night
281 stalls

City Creek Parking

50 S. West Temple
$20 a night
1000 stalls

ADA Parking: On-street accessible parking space north of Abravanel Hall on South Temple. Additional parking lots located near the theatre as well as metered parking.

DIRECTIONS:

Heading North on I-15

  • Take exit 306 for 600 South
  • Turn left onto 300 West
  • Turn right onto South Temple
  • Abravanel Hall will be on the right

Heading South on I-15

  • Take exit 309 for 600 North
  • Turn right onto 300 West
  • Turn left onto South Temple
  • Abravanel Hall will be on the right

Riding Trax

  • Ride to the Temple Square Station
  • Abravanel Hall is across the street to the south

PLACES TO STAY: Click here for a listing of accommodations.

NEARBY RESTAURANTS: Explore local dining options.

PROGRAM: The program is available on our USUO APP or on our website.

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ACCESSIBILITY

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is committed to making all of our programs accessible to people with disabilities. It is our goal to integrate accessibility in all we do, including our programming, community engagement, and overall audience experience.

For information regarding accessibility features and recommendations for your visit at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera performances, please see below or contact our Access Services Administrator, Melissa Robison at mrobison@usuo.org or 801-869-9067.

ACCESS TO MUSIC CONCERT

  • House Lights remain on
  • Doors remain open
  • Patrons are not asked to remain quiet or leave auditorium for noises
  • Lobby monitors and sound are on for those who may be more comfortable out in lobby
  • Free concert

BLIND OR LOW VISION

Seat requests to sit near the stage are available upon request.

Digital programs and information are available online and compatible for screen readers.

Visually Impaired Night at the Opera

  • Wednesday night dress rehearsal of May opera
  • Braille Script(s) available
  • Large-print synopsis available (at all operas)
  • Pre-concert insight into the opera’s story and production presented by our Artistic Director and Director of Community Outreach & Education
    • Included in this is an interactive tactile demonstration of costume fabrics, wigs, and props
  • Audio Descriptive Services available– we always ask if they’ll need this while registering for this opportunity just so we ensure enough headsets.
  • Free

BRAILLE

Braille programs are available by advance request only. To request a Braille program, contact us at least one week in advance of the concert date.

Digital programs and information are available online and compatible for screen readers.

DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING

Assisted hearing devices are available by request at coat check. FM radio system (30 units)

All of our films are closed captioned.

Any choral aspects of our music will have supertitles or text in the playbill.

Our operas will also have supertitles available for all patrons above the stage.

To request additional ASL (American Sign Language) interpreters or reserve an assistive listening device, please contact mrobison@usuo.org no later than 7 days prior to your ticketed event date.

ELEVATORS & ESCALATORS

The elevator located in the south west corner of Abravanel Hall’s lobby brings patrons to all levels of Symphony Hall.

Escalators are available from the Ticket Office to the Plaza level on the west end of Abravanel Hall.

ENTRANCES

Automatic Door: Accessible main entrance at the plaza level, drop off area down the alley, and ticket office north entrance.

NEURODIVERSE INFORMATION

Upon entering Abravanel Hall you will hear lobby music (possibly live piano or string instruments) at a medium level with sporadic announcements from the overhead speaker starting with a bell indicating that seating has begun and that the concert will begin soon. The lobby will be full of quite a few people so if you need space or quiet, it may be good to wait until just before the concert starts to come into the hall or enter when the lobby opens.

Special performances are available during our Access to Music concerts.

Weighted lap pads are available upon request at coat check.

Earplugs are available upon request at coat check.

PARKING

Accessible parking is available during non-event hours along the south side of South Temple on the north side of Abravanel Hall. There are (4) permanent accessible spaces at the Trading Post for Trading Post visitors.

Drop off/Loading Zone – Located ¾ down the alley on the west side of the Hall (entrance to alley off of South Temple).  Curb is cut to accommodate wheelchair access and painted blue & white.

NOTE: this door will open ½ hour prior to an event, and close ½ hour after the event has started.  No patron parking available in alley, drop off only!

PHONE

Phone: Accessible phone with a TTY machine in the front arcade of the theatre.

PURCHASING TICKETS

If you need assistance purchasing tickets, please call 801-533-6683 or email us at info@usuo.org.

RESTROOMS, MERCHANDISE AND CONCESSIONS

Accessible restrooms are located near the ticket office. Two accessible unisex /family restrooms located on the lobby level.

Merchandise and concessions are located on the main floor and have wheelchair accessible counters. If you need additional service seeing the products, the staff and volunteers will be happy to assist.

Drinking Fountains in the lobby are at an accessible height.

SERVICE ANIMALS

Service animals are permitted in the hall. Emotional support animals, comfort animals and therapy dogs are not permitted. Each service animal must remain with its owner and be restrained. If a service animal interferes with other guests, corrective action may include re-arranging seating or removal of the service animal from the hall.

WHEELCHAIR, LIMITED MOBILITY & BARIATRIC SEATING

Patrons requiring accessible seating accommodations must request them at their point of purchase. Patrons may purchase (1) accessible seat and up to (3) companion seats adjacent to their accessible seat pending availability for a total of (4) tickets. If you would like additional friends or family to sit near you, let us know and we will do our absolute best based on availability! Abravanel Hall wheelchair seating is available on the sides of the Orchestra level and on the ends of the First Tier Center section.

Seats that have removable arm rests and bariatric seats are also available upon request.

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

Natural History Explorer Corps

The Utah Symphony has teamed up with the Natural History Museum of Utah to promote the Natural History Explorer Corps, an educational road trip adventure through Utah’s 29 counties that encourages Utahns and tourists to find and discover a natural history wonder in every Utah county.

Each landmark is identified by a physical marker:

FIND THE SALT LAKE COUNTY MARKER

SPONSORS

SPONSORS

Lead SponsorState of Utah logo
Lead SponsorThrive 125 logo
Presenting SponsorZions Bank logo
Orchestra SponsorDominion Energy logo
Conductor SponsorJKS Legacy Foundation logo
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Season SponsorGeorge S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation