Brian Stokes Mitchell to Sing the Classics with Utah Symphony, 11/1-2
Brian Stokes Mitchell, Utah Symphony
Symphony, as well as the symphonies of Naples, Florida; Portland, Oregon; the Florida Orchestra in Tampa; Columbus, Oklahoma City, Hartford and the New York Pops. International appearances include the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo City Symphony, the NDR Philharmonie Hannover at the Braunschweig Festival, and numerous appearances with the Norwegian Radio Symphony.
During ten seasons with the New York City Opera, Steichen led performances including "La Bohème", "L'Elisir 'Amore", Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking", Rachel Portman's "The Little Prince", Jonathan Miller's production of "The Mikado", "The Pirates of Penzance", and Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella". In 2007, he led the New York City Opera Orchestra and soloists in a live WQXR broadcast of Wall to Wall Opera from New York's Symphony Space. A gifted pianist, he performed on stage for the New York City Opera's acclaimed productions of "Porgy and Bess" and "Carmina Burana". He has also conducted Utah Opera, Anchorage Opera, New Jersey Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown, NY, and Opera East Texas.
Steichen toured nationally as the associate conductor with "The Phantom of the Opera", "The Secret Garden", and "Peter Pan", and he conducted "CATS" in New York for two years. He has also appeared on Broadway, portraying Manny the Accompanist in the Tony Award-winning "Master Class". In pursuit of his passion for education, Steichen spent eighteen years with the "Meet the Artist" series at Lincoln Center as conductor, clinician and pianist. Originally from Tonkawa, Oklahoma, Maestro Steichen holds degrees from Northern Oklahoma College, Oklahoma City University and the University of Southern California. He currently resides in New York City.
**Song selections will be announced from the stage on concert night but may include:
Cole Porter Kiss Me, Kate (Selection)
Rodgers & Hammerstein "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific
Jule Styne "Don't Rain On My Parade" from Funny Girl
Claude-Michel Schonberg "Stars" from LES MISERABLES
George Gershwin Gershwin Medley
- I Got Rhythm
- Fascinatin' Rhythm
- Our Love is Here to Stay
Stephen Flaherty Selections from "Ragtime"
Antonio Carlos Jobim Waters of March
Stephen Ward, Samuel Augustus and Flaherty "America the Beautiful/ Wheels of a Dream"
Mitch Leigh "The Impossible Dream" from Man of La Mancha
About the Utah Symphony: Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony is dedicated to providing Utah residents and visitors with great performances which engage, educate and enrich lives. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra's parent organization, reaches 450,000 citizens in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 200,000 students annually. The orchestra presents more than 70 performances each season in Abravanel Hall, participates in the Utah Opera's four annual productions at the Capitol Theatre, in addition to numerous community concerts throughout Utah and the annual outdoor summer series - the Deer Valley Music Festival -in Park City, Utah. With its many subscription, education and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged full-time orchestras in the nation. For more information visit www.utahsymphony.org.