Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music to overcome stereotypes while encouraging people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join to break down cultural barriers. In the past 12 months, the band has performed for over 100,000 students in the US and Europe and has partnered with Yamaha and NAMM (National Association of Music Manufactures) to continue supporting music education.
Black Violin, alongside artists such as Yo-Yo Ma and Elton John, recently joined with Turnaround Arts to bring arts education to struggling schools in underserved communities. Turnaround Arts is a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts founded by President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in 2012. In addition, Black Violin has composed for a major FOX Television original Pitch and has been featured by ESPN as the official artist of the 2017 US Open (tennis) and 2016 & 2017 Heisman Trophy Award ceremonies. They have been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen, The Wendy William’s Show, NPR, and more. The group has collaborated creatively with artists such as Kanye West, Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean and Alicia Keys.
Black Violin’s latest studio album Take the Stairs was released on November 1, 2019, and includes singles “Showoff”, “One Step”, and “Impossible is Possible”. The record debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Chart, #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart, #7 on Billboard’s Top New Artists Chart, and #9 on the
Billboard Hip Hop and R&B Chart. Their last album, Stereotypes, hit #1 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart and #4 on Billboard’s R&B Chart.
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Recommended for ages 8 and up. No babes-in-arms. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.
Wil B., Kev Marcus, DJ SPS, Nat Stokes
Brilliant artists from Utah Valley will perform, leaving audiences wanting more. Music selections from Dvorak, Saint-Saens, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, and more. This is a concert you do not want to miss!
2018 Bachauer Gold Medalist Changyong Shin returns to Utah with a program of classical elegance and romantic drama, venturing from Mozart and Schubert to Liszt’s virtuosic take on Mozart’s opera Don Juan, including the famous Là ci darem la mano. Changyong Shin "He alternates between extreme fire and melting sensitivity, each of which gains by contrast to the other." - New York Concert Review Passionate, inspired performances and brilliant technique are the hallmark of pianist CHANGYONG SHIN, First Prize Winner of the Gina Bachauer International Artists Competition, Seoul International Music Competition, and the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Mr. Shin is also a recording artist, where his debut CD was listed as one of the “Best New Recordings of 2018” by WQXR. His second album of Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt which was released on Steinway & Sons Label, received rave reviews from ClassicToday. His latest album Gaspard de la Nuit was released on Stomp Music label in Korea, received high praise from Classical Music Journal Pizzicato. A native of South Korea, Changyong Shin earned his Master of Music and Artist Diploma program at The Juilliard School as a full-scholarship candidate and studied with Robert McDonald.
This originally choreographed production is about what you can accomplish when you believe in yourself. However, a little help from a Fairy Godmother and some magic shoes doesn't hurt. We look forward to seeing you there!
Grammy winning composer/keyboardist Jeff Lorber brings his “Jeff Lorber Fusion” to Salt Lake City, featuring Grammy winning bassist Jimmy Haslip, and Grammy winning drummer, Gary Novak. Joining Jeff Lorber Fusion is award winning saxophonist Randal Clark. Jeff Lorber Fusion has been one of the biggest names in contemprary and fusion jazz for over 40 years. Run time: 90 minutes, no intermission. Age policy: Recommended for ages 8 and up. All patrons require a ticket (no babes-in-arms).
“Synergy” is a collaborative performance with four unique and innovative companies in Utah; Chrysalis Ballet, Junction, SALT and SHIFT. Each company will present dance in creative and innovative works from ballet, contemporary, hip hop modern and theatre multi-media dances. Run time: 105 minutes, includes 15 minute intermission. Age policy: Recommended for all ages. Children 13 months and under (babes-in-arms) do not require a ticket.
We are honored to perform this beautiful soul-stirring musical panorama of the life and mission of Jesus Christ portrayed by a full orchestra, choir, and soloists in costume. We are thrilled to be taking this concert on tour to the people of Europe in June 2023. If you love the music and message that this concert evokes and would like to donate to our European mission/tour, please visit our website at DraperPhilharmonic.org or Venmo @Draper-Philharmonic. Thank you for your patronage.
RDT Link Series Presents: “MATRIARCH” MATRIARCH is a display of embodied research exploring the topic of maternity in dance. Our experiences probe how pregnant and postpartum bodies break the mold of what a dancer should look like, while simultaneously celebrating the art form as the vehicle through which we find solace. Audience members of all ages are invited to attend, including children. Featured Dancers: Marisa Augustine-Crowder, LayCee Barnett, Jess MacDonald, Lacie Scott, and Alicia Trump. Choreography by Jaclyn Brown Note: This Evening-Length concert is sponsored through Repertory Dance Theatre’s LINK Series, the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Department of Dance. Run time: 40 minutes. All ages welcome. Infants 0-13 months do not require a ticket.
Our season comes to a transcendent close with Gustav Mahler’s song-symphony The Song of the Earth, conducted in a farewell performance by Utah Symphony Music Director Thierry Fischer. the music Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) (arr. Arnold Schoenberg) Anna Larsson mezzo-soprano | Barry Banks tenor Thierry Fischer conductor Mercedes Smith flute/piccolo | Zachary Hammond oboe/English horn Erin Svoboda-Scott clarinet/bass clarinet | Leon Chodos bassoon Jessica Danz horn | Keith Carrick, Eric Hopkins percussion Mitchell Giambalvo piano Madeline Adkins, Claude Halter violin Brant Bayless viola | Walter Haman cello | Jens Tenbroek bass Join us at 2:30pm in the hall for a pre-concert discussion of the music
Explore music inspired by the culture and natural beauty of the American West — some of it composed right here in Utah. the music Libby Larsen (b. 1950) Songs From Letters Jin-Xiang Yu soprano | Kimi Kawashima piano Nicolas Benavides World Premiere Fry Street Quartet | Mike Cottle electronics Raven Chacon (b. 1977) (Bury Me) Where the Lightning [Will] Never Find Me Laura Ha violin | Katie Porter clarinet Noriko Kishi cello | Keith Carrick percussion Roy Harris (1898-1979) Piano Quintet Laura Ha, Alex Martin violin Yuan Qi viola | Noriko Kishi cello Jason Hardink piano Join us at 2:30pm in the hall for a pre-concert discussion of the music.
Experience haunting music that explores the intersection between community and spirituality. the music Gabriela Lena Frank (b. 1972) Las Sombras de los Apus (The Shadows of the Apus) Andrew Larson, Walter Haman, John Eckstein, Lauren Posey cello Béla Bartók (1881-1945) Violin Sonata No. 2, Sz. 76 Rebecca McFaul violin | Mayumi Matzen piano Miguel Chuaqui World Premiere Zachary Hammond oboe | Erin Svoboda-Scott clarinet Lori Wike bassoon | James Michael Sammons percussion Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Piano Trio in D major, op. 70 no. 1 “Ghost” Alex Woods violin | Andrew Larson cello Viktor Valkov piano Join us at 2:30pm in the hall for a pre-concert discussion of the music.
Music can be a tremendous comfort in moments of mourning. It has the ability to give voice to grief while offering visions of hope. the music Maja Ratkje (b. 1973) Tale of Lead and Light Karen Wyatt, Evgenia Zharzhavskaa violin Whittney Sjogren viola | Pegsoon Whang cello Ellen Reid (b. 1983) Fear | Release Keith Carrick, James Michael Sammons, Eric Hopkins, Michael Pape percussion Sidney Boquiren (b. 1970) Book of Mourning, Quarto III: Tala Mitchell Giambalvo, Kimi Kawashima piano Keith Carrick, Eric Hopkins percussion Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) String Quartet in F major, op. 59 no. 1 Fremont String Quartet Madeline Adkins, Claude Halter violin Brant Bayless viola | Matthew Johnson cello Join us at 2:30pm in the hall for a pre-concert discussion of the music.
Shall we dance? Your ticket to this must-see performance includes the thrills and delights of the City of Light, Gershwin’s timeless melodies, and Oscar-winning performances as the Utah Symphony performs the full score to the film An American in Paris live while the entire movie plays on the big screen. Follow struggling painter Jerry Mulligan (played by Gene Kelly) in a delightful story of love, friendship, and of course … Paris! Who could ask for anything more? CLOSED CAPTIONED Film Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc. THE WORLDWIDE COPYRIGHTS IN THE MUSIC OF GEORGE GERSHWIN AND IRA GERSHWIN FOR THIS PRESENTATION ARE LICENSED BY THE GERSHWIN® FAMILY