Steve Martin, Mandy Patinkin, Indigo Girls and More Set for 2013 Deer Valley Music Festival, 6/29-8/10


Utah Symphony | Utah Opera Vice President of Symphony Artistic Planning Toby Tolokan yesterday announced the concert lineup for the organization's Tenth Anniversary Deer Valley Music Festival, featuring Utah Symphony performances with high-profile artists such as actor and banjo player Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers and vocalist Edie Brickell, screen actor and Broadway star Mandy Patinkin, folk rock music duo Indigo Girls and jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

Tolokan announced the summer Festival, which will return to Park City June 29 through August 10, before the opening downbeat of a Park City Winter Series concert by the Utah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer at the Eccles Center last night.

This year, the Deer Valley Music Festival, summer home of Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, will celebrate its tenth official summer of bringing live symphonic performances to the picturesque mountains of Park City, including the best in bluegrass, folk rock, classic rock, show tunes, pop, classical, opera and chamber music.

Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater Programs
The upcoming Festival's main stage highlights include Utah Symphony performances with screen actor and Broadway star Mandy Patinkin of "The Princess Bride," "Evita" and "Homeland" fame, renowned jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, folk rock music duo Indigo Girls and Grammy-winning bluegrass band Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring vocalist Edie Brickell, all appearing at the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

Other Festival performances at the amphitheater include a program of diva show tunes showstoppers featuring lead performers and music from the hit musical "Wicked," a concert celebrating 50 years of 007 with memorable tunes from the James Bond franchise films and Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte, and special concert tributes to John Denver and the Rolling Stones.

Those who have enjoyed the Deer Valley Music Festival's traditions will appreciate the season-opener and annual outdoor favorite, "1812 Overture," complete with a cannon fire finale from the Cannoneers of the Wasatch. Also returning to the Festival is another evening of opera hits in the open air with Utah Opera and an instrument petting zoo on the plaza prior to the John Denver tribute concert July 6, at which audience members can test play various musical instruments provided by Summerhays Music.

Chamber Programs
Three chamber orchestra concerts at St. Mary's Church will feature Utah Symphony performances of the Schubert Symphony No. 5 conducted by Keith Lockhart, Mozart's "Prague" Symphony and a program featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 and Utah Symphony Principal Cello, Ryan Selberg, on Dohnányi's "Concert Piece for Cello."

Three Chamber Ensemble performances will feature an evening of string chamber music with The Muir Quartet, the Festival's resident string quartet; a program of varied solo and chamber works by Utah Symphony musicians including Jason Hardink (piano), Mercedes Smith (flute), Matt Johnson (cello), Ralph Matson (violin) and Jerry Steichen (piano); and a program with the Skyros String Quartet and Battery String Quartet performing world-premiere works by Utah composers Haruhito-Jace Miyagi and Devin Maxwell as part of the Festival's Emerging Quartets and Composers program.

Discounted Design-A-Series packages and group tickets for all Deer Valley Music Festival concerts are on sale now, and can be purchased at the Abravanel Hall Ticket Office by calling (801) 533-NOTE (6683). A single-ticket local sale for Summit County residents will take place on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Park City Visitors Center. Single tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, March 25. At that time, ticket-buyers can also purchase online at and through ArtTix outlets by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787). Youth discounts will be available for select performances. Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased the day of the performance.

VIP packages for both Friday and Saturday performances will continue at this year's Festival and include VIP parking, pre-concert gourmet dinner at the resort, premium reserved seating and access to the intermission reception. VIP package pricing includes a charitable contribution built into the various package options. Salon Events will also continue, featuring intimate performances in luxurious private residences by Festival artists. Cost will be $125 per person. For more information regarding VIP packages and our Salon Events schedule, call (801) 869-9010 or email .

10th Anniversary Gala Celebration
Utah Symphony | Utah Opera will also present a special Tenth Anniversary Gala this season at the Montage Deer Valley, July 5 at 7 p.m. The gala will feature performances by several Festival veteran artists including Broadway star Lisa Vroman, contemporary string trio Time for Three, Utah Symphony Principal Clarinet Tad Calcara and the New Deal Swing band, plus other musicians from the Utah Symphony and Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen. Alternative, blues and psychedelic rock band Blues Traveler will perform at the gala after-party, to which tickets will be sold separately. Information about this special event and the after-party can be found at

Volunteers for the Festival are needed in multiple positions: ushers, ticket takers, backstage, etc. Benefits include a complimentary ticket voucher. Contact Melissa Singleton at or (801) 869-9067 for more information.