Stage Star Audra McDonald to Join the Utah Symphony in Concert

Stage Star Audra McDonald to Join the Utah Symphony in Concert

Beloved vocalist Audra McDonald joins the Utah Symphony on March 23 and 24 for an unforgettable performance at Abravanel Hall. Tickets are priced from $23-$103, and can be purchased online at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

The Utah Symphony welcomes Ms. McDonald to her Abravanel Hall stage debut on March 23 and 24 at 7:30 PM under the direction of Eric Stern. With a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two GRAMMY Awards, and a long list of other accolades to her name, Ms. McDonald is known for her off-the-charts vocal talent and artistry to match. Known for her roles on Broadway in "Carousel," "Master Class," "Ragtime", "A Raisin in the Sun," and "Porgy and Bess," Ms. McDonald also won TV fame for her role in "Private Practice."

Unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of artistry, Audra McDonald has been named one of "Time" magazine's 100 most influential people of 2015, and received a 2015 National Medal of Arts-America's highest honor for achievement in the arts-from President Barack Obama. Ms. McDonald's accomplishments in film, opera, TV, and theater are endless, a true master of performance. As an advocate for the needy, Ms. McDonald also helps oversee programs for homeless youth in 27 cities throughout the world as a member of the Covenant House International Board of Directors.

GRAMMY, Emmy, and Gramophone Award-winning conductor Eric Stern has conducted 19 Broadway musicals, and performed in concert with such artists as Barbara Cook, Dianne Reeves, and Jerry Hadley, among others. Mr. Stern has conducted many of the world's top orchestras, including the London Symphony and the Chicago Symphony.

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Ms. McDonald will be performing at the Austad Auditorium, 638 East 26th Street, Ogden, Utah on March 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Tickets range from $15-$55, and can be purchased online at symphonyballet.org.

PROGRAM
The Utah Symphony presents
Audra McDonald with the Utah Symphony
March 23 & 24, 2018 | 7:30 PM | Abravanel Hall

Eric Stern, conductor
Audra McDonald, vocalist

SPONSORS
Concert Sponsor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Foundation
Guest Artist Sponsor: George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation
Entertainment Series Sponsor: Zions Bank

Tickets are priced from $23-$103, and can be purchased online at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

About the Utah Symphony

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 performed at Carnegie Hall in Spring 2016 coinciding with the orchestra's 75th anniversary celebrations. The Utah Symphony has released more than 100 recordings, including Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Fall 2017, Mahler's Symphony No. 1 (2015) and Dawn to Dust (2016), which features three Utah Symphony-commissioned works by Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman, and Augusta Read Thomas. Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, the orchestra's parent organization, reaches 450,000 residents in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving around 75,000 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

Photo Credit: Walter McBride / WM Photos

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