Utah Symphony to Present MYSTERIOSO: MUSIC, MAGIC and MAYHEM This Halloween

Guest Conductor Jack Everly will lead the Utah Symphony in the highly-anticipated and visually-arresting "Mysterioso: Music, Magic, and Mayhem" concert on October 30 and 31 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel Hall. Tickets, priced from $18 to $84, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787.

"Mysterioso blends the worlds of symphonic music and magic to form something altogether unique and highly entertaining," says Conductor Jack Everly, an accomplished pops conductor and music arranger who has previously led the Utah Symphony on several occasions, including the "Sci-Fi Spectacular!" earlier this fall. "The audience is in for a special treat with a show that will delight you musically and surprise you in countless ways. I'm looking forward to presenting this program to the Utah audience."

"The Pittsburgh 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 will conduct over 90 performances in more than 20 North American cities this season alone.

"Mysterioso: Music, Magic, and Mayhem" is a concert of spellbinding music from the Utah Symphony, accompanied by an array of performing artists. Quick-change artists David & Dania, vocalist Christina Bianco, magician & illusionist Joseph Gabriel, and comedy magicians Les Arnold & Dazzle will be featured during the show. "Indianapolis Performing Arts Examiner" acclaims, "Mysterioso is magical madcap entertainment at its best. Prepare your eyes and ears to be transfixed during this unique and mind-blowing event.

Vocalist and actress Christina Bianco made her West End Debut in The Menier Chocolate Factory's production of "Forbidden Broadway" at the Vaudeville Theatre in London, and performed in "Newsical the Musical," "Raffi on Broadway," and "It Must Be Him". After becoming a YouTube sensation, Ms. Bianco landed performances on major television programs such as "The Ellen Degeneres Show" and "The Queen Latifa Show."

Dubbed "the classiest magic act you're going to see," by Johnny Carson, Joseph Gabriel has appeared on virtually every major television variety show, including his televised "Command Performance for President Reagan." Mr. Gabriel has starred in shows in Las Vegas and in his own full-evening show, "Magic on Broadway," in New York City.

Related Events: Ogden Symphony Ballet Association will present "Mysterioso: Music, Magic, and Mayhem" on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 7:30 PM. For more information, visit www.symphonyballet.org/concerts/entertainment-series/mysterioso-music-magic-mayhem-mirth.

PROGRAM:

Utah Symphony presents
"Mysterioso: Music, Magic, and Mayhem"

Abravanel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah
October 30-31, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Jack Everly, Conductor

Various; Arr. BARTON Mysterioso Overture
Various; Arr. STEPHENSON Joseph Gabriel
ROZSA Spellbound Concerto
ANDERSON Forgotten Dreams
Orch. BARKER Les Arnold and Dazzle!
Various; Arr. EVERLY Mysterioso Entr'acte
STYNE/CAHN; RODGERS/HART; (Arr. BARTON) It's Magic/Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered
KHACHATURIAN Waltz from Masquerade Suite
STYNE/COMDEN/GREEN; SCHWARTZ; (Arr BARTON) Neverland/Defying Gravity
ROSSINI; Arr. RUNYAN William "Tear" Overture
Orch. RUNYAN DAVID and DIANIA Magical Transformations

Tickets, priced from $18 to $84, are available for purchase through www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 355-2787. Tickets increase $5 on the day of the performance.

Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony performs more than 175 concerts each season and offers all Utahns easy access to world class live musical performances of the world's greatest music in the state's top venues. Since being named the orchestra's seventh music director in 2009, Thierry Fischer has attracted leading musicians and top soloists, refreshed programming, drawn increased audiences, and galvanized community support. In addition to numerous regional and domestic tours, including the Mighty 5 Tour of Utah's National Parks, the Utah Symphony has embarked on seven international tours and will perform at Carnegie Hall in Spring 2016 coinciding with the orchestra's 75th anniversary celebrations. The Utah Symphony has released more than 100 recordings, including the new release of Mahler Symphony No. 1 in Fall 2015. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra's parent organization, reaches 450,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 155,000 students annually. In addition to performances in its home in Salt Lake City, Abravanel Hall, and concerts throughout the state of Utah, the Utah Symphony participates in Utah Opera's four annual productions at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre and presents the six-week Deer Valley Music Festival each summer in Park City, Utah. With its many subscription, education, and outreach concerts and tours, the Utah Symphony is one of the most engaged orchestras in the nation. For more information visit www.utahsymphony.org.



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