Guest Flutist Emmanuel Pahud Performs Mozart and More with Utah Symphony This Weekend

Guest Flutist Emmanuel Pahud Performs Mozart and More with Utah Symphony This Weekend

The Utah Symphony will share the stage with one of the world's preeminent flute virtuosos, Emmanuel Pahud of the Berlin Philharmonic, in the presentation of flute concerti by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Eliott Carter tonight and tomorrow, September 20 and 21 at Abravanel Hall.

The concerts will begin with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Tchaikovsky's commemorative overture celebrating the Russian defeat of Napoleon is a rare treat in Abravanel Hall and promises to fill Abravanel Hall with the triumphant sounds of victory. Also on the program are the masterful Suite from Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and Pahud's arrangement of "Lenski's Aria" from Eugene Onegin.

Single tickets for the performance range from $18 to $69 and can be purchased by phone at (801) 355-2787, in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or online by visiting $10 tickets are available to anyone 30 or younger through the USUO Upbeat and Youth Ticket programs. Season subscribers and those desiring group discounts should call (801) 533-6683. All ticket prices are subject to change and availability. Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.

About Emmanuel Pahud, Flute: The Swiss-and-French flutist Emmanuel Pahud is one of today's most exciting and adventurous musicians. Born in Geneva, he began studying music at the age of six. He graduated in 1990 with the Premier Prix from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, after which he continued his studies with Aurele Nicolet. At the age of 22 Emmanuel joined the Berliner Philharmoniker as Principal Flute under Claudio Abbado, a position which he still holds today. In addition to his engagements with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Emmanuel enjoys an extensive international career as soloist and chamber musician.

Emmanuel appears regularly at leading festivals throughout Europe, the USA and the Far East. He has appeared as soloist with many of the world's leading orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Mariinski, Camerata Salzburg, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Cincinnati Symphony, Washington National Symphony, NHK Symphony and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has collaborated with conductors such as Abbado, Rattle, Zinman, Maazel, Boulez, Gergiev, Gardiner, Harding, Järvi, Nezet-Séguin, Rostropovich and Perlman.

In the 2013-14 season, Emmanuel performs with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Utah Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre de Chambres du Paris, Potsdam Kammerorchester, Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker. Real OrquestaSinfonica de Sevilla, and Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra.