The Utah Symphony to Perform SCI-FI SPECTACULAR!, 9/25-26

Guest Pops conductor Jack Everly will lead Utah Symphony in the intergalactic inspired Sci-Fi Spectacular! programming on Sept. 25-26 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel Hall featuring music by great composers, such as John Williams and R.Strauss. Tickets, priced from $18 to $80, are available for purchase through or by calling (801) 355-2787.

Mr. Williams has been influential in the sci-fi genre, and Utah Symphony will perform his music from "E.T.", "Superman", and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Famous for his work writing scores for all six "Star Wars" feature films, Mr. Williams' music will be opening and closing the show with titles from the iconic space trilogy.

Jack Everly, an accomplished pops conductor and music arranger who has previously led the Utah Symphony on several occasions, will conduct Sci-Fi Spectacular! "The Pittsburg Tribune" raves, "Mr. Everly has been the most reliable of Pops guest conductors since his debut here in 1998." Mr. Everly has been the Principal Pops Conductor for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra. Mr. Everly is the Music Director for "Yuletide Celebration," a 24-year tradition that is seen by more than 40,000 people in Indianapolis annually. He has also conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Everly will conduct over 90 performances in more than 20 North American cities this season alone.

Sci-Fi Spectacular! will feature soprano vocalist Kristen Plumley, performing songs from "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "Lost in Syndication," and "Star Trek." Marina Sirtis, known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation," will be the guest narrator for the concert. Ms. Sirtis will also make appearances at Salt Lake ComicCon during the same week of the Sci-Fi Spectacular!


Ogden Symphony Ballet will present the Sci-Fi Spectacular! on September 24, 2015, at 7:30 PM. The concert features music from great sci-fi classics, such as "Star Trek" and "A Space Odyssey." For more information, visit

There will be a Vivace party after the September 26 performance. Unlock Vivace seats online with the promo code vivace. Vivace is a group of patrons who enjoy and divulge in live classical music, and partake in special social benefits with their Utah Symphony | Utah Opera experience. Vivace hosts exclusive after-parties with food, drinks, performances by local artists, and opportunities to meet and mingle with Utah Symphony musicians, and Utah Opera cast and crew. Learn more about Vivace at

Salt Lake ComicCon takes place Sept. 24-26 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. Sci-Fi Spectacular! narrator, Marina Sirtis, will make an appearance at Salt Lake ComicCon on Thurs. Sept. 24 at 2 PM in the Grand Ballroom. Tickets are available at

Jack Everly will also be conducting the Mysterioso: Music, Magic, and Mayhem concert on Oct. 30-31 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel Hall. Enjoy Utah Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by exciting visuals and world-renowned magicians. Tickets, priced from $18-$84, are available for purchase through or by calling (801) 355-2787.

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