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Utah Symphony Postpones World Premiere of Andrew Norman's Percussion Concierto

Utah Symphony Postpones World Premiere of Andrew Norman's Percussion Concierto

The Utah Symphony has announced a change to the program scheduled for April 18-19 at Abravanel Hall. The world premiere of Andrew Norman's percussion concerto has been postponed to November 6-7, 2015.

"After careful consideration, Andrew Norman feels that his percussion concerto is not yet ready for a public premiere," said Norman Ryan, vice president of Schott Music, Andrew Norman's publisher. "While he regrets postponing the scheduled first performance of his new concerto with soloist Colin Currie and the Utah Symphony, he believes that artistic excellence must take precedence over timeliness in the creative process. Andrew very much looks forward to sharing the piece, in its full and final form, with Utah audiences in the fall of 2015."

In its place, Maestro Thierry Fischer will lead the Utah Symphony in Austrian composer Joseph Haydn's The Representation of Chaos from "The Creation" and percussionist Colin Currie will perform two pieces by Elliott Carter - Figment V, a piece for solo marimba, and Two Controversies and a Conversation, a work for percussion, piano, and orchestra that will be performed with Principal Keyboardist Jason Hardink and the Utah Symphony led by Maestro Fischer.

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