Symphonic Dances was the only score Rachmaninoff completed in America, and a welcome return to form after quitting composition in frustration after 1936.
Concert Highlights Include:
Honegger’s symphonic “drama” is a highly personal response to World War II and features three symbolic “characters” – misery, happiness, and man.
Jazz and classical composer Nathan Lincoln de Cusatis takes us on a sonic trek through the Canyonlands in a work commissioned and performed by concertmaster Madeline Adkins.
Rachmaninoff’s last major work was a set of “Fantastic Dances” for orchestra that he hoped would be set as a ballet.
Thierry Fischer, Madeline Adkins with Utah Symphony
Jacob Collier is a British musician and producer. His music incorporates elements from many musical genres, and often features extreme use of reharmonisation and close harmony. He is also known for his energetic live performances, in which he often conducts the audience to sing multiple-part harmonies or percussions.
The Marías are an indie pop band from Los Angeles, California, composed of Puerto Rican lead singer María Zardoya and Los Angeles native and drummer Josh Conway. They are known for performing songs in both English and Spanish, as well as infusing their music with elements like jazz percussion, guitar riffs, smoke-velvet vocals, and horn solos. In their live show, with Zardoya on lead vocals and Conway on drums, they are joined by Jesse Perlman on guitar and Edward James on keyboards.
Ananya’s newest production works through four major emotional arcs, traveling through earth, water, fire, and air to interweave fragments of memory, responses to current experiences, and imaginations of a joyful future. Dastak is a meditation on borders, loss, belonging, home, and liberation. Structured through four elemental journeys, Earth, Water, Fire, and Air, the work traces the knockings (dastak, in Farsi) of global injustices on our hearts, and echoes the subtitle created by writer Sharon Bridgforth – I Wish You Me – indicating the cross-generational love that has carried communities through difficult migrations. Dastak invites viewers to imagine what freedom is possible as it expands the realms of intention and trans-dimensional connection through spells that invoke rest, forgiveness, love, and freedom.
Discover the magical world of ballet as Clara’s Uncle Drosselymeyer takes her on an adventure to the whimsical Land of Sweets where she meets the beautiful Sugar Plum Fairy. CBT’s Drosselmeyer’s Dreamland is the perfect performance to introduce young children to the performing arts. Lasting a quick 1 hour and 15 minutes, your little ones are home in time for their own visions of sugar plums to dance through their heads. There is even time for a stop at the ice cream parlor before tucking everyone in!
Join us for a performance of original choreography including The Snow Queen Fairytale returning to our stage. The first Act of the performance will be a collection of various pieces followed by a 10 minute intermission. The second Act will be an encore performance of The Snow Queen Fairytale.
School Recital performed by All Ballet Center Utah, Inc. Students at thw Ballet Center Utah, Inc. Theatre.
The Snow Queen Fairytale performed by Centre Class Students at Ballet Center Utah, Inc. Theatre.
Join us for an original ballet of A Christmas Dream! Our story opens with guests on their way to a Christmas birthday party for a little girl. The party guests enjoy their time with the little girl and her family. Upon the close of the party, the little girl receives a special gift from her parents: a golden wand that glitters in the light. The little girl is overjoyed with the gift and carries it with her to bed that night. As she falls asleep, she dreams she is taken on an incredible adventure where she encounters all kinds of people, friendly creatures and toys.
Dean Kaelin performs Christmas classics with a Jazz twist featuring the exceptional musicians Brian Booth (sax), Rich Dixon (guitar), Wayne Coons (drums), Rich Kaelin (bass) and introducing an amazing young singer Lauren Crockett!
The Intermezzo Chamber Music Series provides an intimate classical music experience during the summer in the heart of Salt Lake City. The Series features superb local, professional performers, bold programming interweaving the familiar, the novel and the obscure, commissioned works by living composers, as well as a surprise here and there.
Odyssey Dance Theatre (ODT) will round out its 28th year with its popular Shut Up & Dance series—four separate programs in repertory–before they head out for their 15th European Tour–at the new Mid-Valley Performing Arts Center in Taylorsville. Odyssey’s Spring Repertory Season, where the dancers stretch their artistic muscle and create new, exciting works is a dance lover’s buffet, with something for everyone. Deseret News said, “Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Shut Up and Dance season only proves that it is a company to be taken seriously. Bravo!” Shut Up and Dance is where the dancers and choreographers get to stretch their artistic muscle and really show off their abilities and different styles in smaller repertoire-style works. Derryl said, “We again stress accessibility but we are not afraid to explore more innovative choreographic styles of movement. The title says it all. Dance is an amazing form of expression that doesn’t require manuals and textbooks to understand. It communicates to all and across all boundaries. Odyssey has produced original, innovative works and, to date, has created over 60 original works, including seven full-length productions. Odyssey will return to its roots and restage its Sledgehammer and Let it Be pieces, ones that put Odyssey on the map and remain audience favorites to this day, as well as Chicago Nights and Romeo+Juliet.
Body Logic Dance Company presents a brand new Nutcracker story choreographed by Artistic Director Serena Webb and company member Karyn Andrasko. Joined by the community, the cast includes children and adults in a new tale inspired by E.T.A Hoffman’s original Nutcracker story. The costumes are steampunk, the music is scrambled, and the only dancer on pointe shoes is the mouse queen. Award to audience member dressed in their BEST Steampunk Costume! Run time: 90 minutes including 15 minute intermission. Age policy: Recommended for all ages. No babes-in-arms. All patrons must have a ticket.