Utah Symphony Announces More Details for 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival

Utah Symphony Announces More Details for 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera today announced three additional performances and an additional soloist for its 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival.

Additions include a chamber orchestra performance with music from Mozart, Honegger and Poulenc; The Music of John Williams including the new suite from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens'" Will Hagen performing Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto; and multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein with the Utah Symphony. The addition of these performances brings the summer festival's schedule to 17 performances between July 2, 2016 and August 9, 2016. Tickets for all performances are on sale now.

On Wednesday, August 3, 2016, Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda conducts the Utah Symphony in a program that features music from Mozart, Honegger and Poulenc at St. Mary's Church as part of the Chamber Orchestra Series. The performance will begin with Ms. Hotoda performing as soloist and conductor on Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9, a piece Albert Einstein dubbed as one of Mozart's "monumental works." The program continues with Honegger's Alps-inspired symphonic poem "Pastorale d'été" and concludes with Poulenc's Sinfonietta.

Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture," previously announced for the Saturday, August 6 performance, has been rescheduled for Friday, August 5. In addition to this perennial favorite, Utah native Will Hagen returns to the Festival and performs Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto with the Utah Symphony. Mr. Hagen first performed with the Utah Symphony at age nine on the 2001 Salute to Youth program. He has since performed with major orchestras both nationally and internationally. The program will also feature Shostakovich's "Festive Overture," Borodin's "Polovtsian Dances" from "Prince Igor" and Khachaturian's "Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia."

On Saturday, August 6, 2016 the Festival continues with the ever-popular Music of John Williams led by Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda. The Utah Symphony performs the suite from the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," and music from other cinematic blockbusters including "Harry Potter," "Raiders of the Lost Ark," "Jurassic Park," "Schindler's List," "E.T. the Extraterrestrial" and "Saving Private Ryan."

On Tuesday, August 9, the 2016 Deer Valley Music Festival will close with Michael Feinstein performing an evening of Gershwin standards with the Utah Symphony. Mr. Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. Early in his career he was Ira Gershwin's assistant, which earned him access to numerous unpublished Gershwin songs, many of which he has since performed and recorded.

Previously announced highlights of festival include Utah Symphony performances with high-energy, new wave rock band, The B-52s; Matthew Morrison, who starred as teacher Will Schuester on TV's "Glee"; DreamWorks Animation in Concert with scenes from favorite movies including "Home," "Shrek," "How to Train Your Dragon," "Kung Fu Panda," and "Madagascar;" a tribute to the music of late rock legend David Bowie; and violinist Robert McDuffie performing Philip Glass' "The American Four Seasons."

General public, subscription, group, and VIP tickets for the Deer Valley Music Festival are on sale now. Performance tickets are available by calling (801) 533-6683 or online at deervalleymusicfestival.org.

VIP packages for both Friday and Saturday performances will continue at this year's festival and can 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 for the Salon Events will be $125 per person. For more information regarding VIP packages and our Salon Events schedule, call (801) 869-9011 or email vipevents@usuo.org.

Volunteers for the festival are needed in multiple positions: ushers, ticket takers, security, etc. Benefits include a complimentary ticket voucher. Contact Melissa Robison at volunteers@usuo.org or (801) 869-9067 for more information.


2016 DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL SCHEDULE:

MAIN STAGE - DEER VALLEY SNOW PARK OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER
2250 Deer Valley Dr. S, Park City, UT

Patriotic Celebration with Broadway's Doug LaBrecque and the Utah Symphony
July 2, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor
Doug LaBrecque, vocalist
Utah Symphony Orchestra

Rock On! Hits from the 70s and 80s with the Utah Symphony
July 8, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor
Morgan James, vocalist
LaKisha Jones, vocalist
Rob Evan, vocalist
Utah Symphony Orchestra

The B-52s live with the Utah Symphony
July 9, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Randall Craig Fleischer, conductor
The B-52s, guest artist
Utah Symphony Orchestra

Under the Streetlamp with the Utah Symphony
July 15, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor
Michael Ingersoll, vocalist
Christopher Kale Jones, vocalist
Brandon Wardell, vocalist
Shonn Wiley, vocalist
Utah Symphony Orchestra

Matthew Morrison with the Utah Symphony
July 16, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor
Matthew Morrison, guest artist
Utah Symphony Orchestra

A Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration with the Utah Symphony
July 22, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Jerry Steichen, conductor
Christiane Noll, vocalist
John Cudia, vocalist
William Michals, vocalist
Utah Symphony Orchestra

The Music of David Bowie with the Utah Symphony
July 23, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Brent Havens, conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra

DreamWorks Animation in Concert with the Utah Symphony
July 29, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Justin Freer, conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra

Steep Canyon Rangers with the Utah Symphony
July 30, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, conductor
Steep Canyon Rangers, guest artist
Utah Symphony Orchestra

1812 Overture!
August 5, 2016 (Friday) | 7:30 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, conductor
Will Hagen, violin
Cannoneers of the Wasatch
Utah Symphony Orchestra

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
Will Hagen, violin
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor
KHACHATURIAN Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

The Music of John Williams
August 6, 2016 (Saturday) | 7:30 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra

JOHN WILLIAMS Overture from The Cowboys
JOHN WILLIAMS Liberty Fanfare
JOHN WILLIAMS "Hymn to the Fallen" from Saving Private Ryan
JOHN WILLIAMS "The Flight to Neverland" from Hook
KLAUS BADELT Pirates of the Caribbean
JOHN WILLIAMS Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
JOHN WILLIAMS "Sayuri's Theme" from Memoirs of a Geisha
JOHN WILLIAMS Superman March
JOHN WILLIAMS Raiders of the Lost Ark
JOHN WILLIAMS Jurassic Park
JOHN WILLIAMS "Devil's Dance" from The Witches of Eastwick
JOHN WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler's List
JOHN WILLIAMS "Adventures on Earth" from E. T.
JOHN WILLIAMS Suite from Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Michael Feinstein with the Utah Symphony
August 9, 2016 (Tuesday) | 7:30 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, conductor
Michael Feinstein, guest artist
Utah Symphony Orchestra

Program to include "Love Is Here To Stay," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "Strike Up The Band," "I Got Rhythm," "I've Got A Crush On You" and "Embraceable You."

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SERIES - ST. MARY'S CHURCH
1505 White Pine Canyon Road, Park City UT

Schubert's Symphony No. 5
July 6, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Jayce Ogren, conductor
Simone Osborne, soprano

BARBER Adagio for strings
MOZART Exsultate, jubilate
Simone Osborne, soprano
BARBER Knoxville, Summer of 1915
Simone Osborne, soprano
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 5 in B-flat, D.485

Handel's Water Music
July 13, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Jeannette Sorrell, conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra

HANDEL Water Music, selections from Suites in D, F, and G
HANDEL Selections from Terpsichore
HAYDN Overture to L'Isola disabitata (The Uninhabited Island)
MOZART Ballet Music from Idomeneo

McDuffie plays The American Four Seasons |
July 20, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, conductor
Robert McDuffie, solo violin and conductor
Utah Symphony Orchestra

MUSSORGSKY Dawn over the Moscow River from Khovantchina
TCHAIKOVSKY Orchestral Suite No. 4 in G, Mozartiana
PHILIP GLASS Violin Concerto No. 2 "The American Four Seasons"

Haydn's "Oxford" Symphony
July 27, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Pierre Bleuse, conductor
Kathryn Eberle, Utah Symphony associate concertmaster
Brant Bayless, Utah Symphony principal viola

MOZART Overture to Così fan tutte, K.588
MOZART Sinfonia concertante, for Solo Violin, Solo Viola and Orchestra, K.364
Kathryn Eberle, violin and Brant Bayless, viola
HANDEL/HALVORSEN Passacaglia
Kathryn Eberle, violin and Brant Bayless, viola
HAYDN Symphony No. 92 in G, "Oxford"

Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9
August 3, 2016 (Wednesday) | 8 p.m.
Rei Hotoda, solo piano and conductor

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat, K.271 "Jeunehomme"
Rei Hotoda, piano
HONEGGER Pastorale d'ete (Summer Pastoral)
POULENC Sinfonietta


The Deer Valley Music Festival (DVMF) is Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's (USUO) summer home in the mountain resort town of Park City, Utah. The 2016 festival marks the 13th season of providing chamber music, classical, and pops offerings in several venues: the Deer Valley Resort Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary's Church, and salon events in private homes in the Park City area. The goal of the Deer Valley Music Festival is to be renowned for consistently delivering a high quality and musically diverse experience in casual settings of unparalleled natural beauty. For more information, visit www.deervalleymusicfestival.org.