Utah Symphony Announces Performances Of Celtic Woman And The 5 Browns

The Utah Symphony announced today the return of Celtic fiddling sensation, Celtic Woman, on December 19 at 7:30 PM and a solo presentation of Billboard-chart topping Utah piano quintet, The 5 Browns, on January 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM as part of its 2018-19 season. Tickets can be purchased by the general public starting June 19 at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

Multi-platinum Irish music sensation, Celtic Woman, returns to North America for its annual holiday Symphony Tour to perform with the Utah Symphony on December 19 at 7:30 PM at Abravanel Hall. Celtic Woman was named Billboard magazine's World Albums Artist of the Year six times, and has scored two Top 10 debuts on Billboard's main album chart and five Top Five DVDs on Billboard's Top Video chart, as well as achieving platinum-level sales in nine different countries.

Presenting a one of a kind concert experience showcasing four gifted Irish women- three stunning vocalists and a brilliant Celtic violinist, Celtic Woman will perform their timeless Christmas songs accompanied by the stirring instruments of a full symphony orchestra. The "Best of Christmas, the Symphony Tour" features music from the all-female music ensemble's holiday releases; the platinum-selling "A Christmas Celebration" and "Home For Christmas CD" and live concert DVD, "Home for Christmas: Live from Dublin."

In the new year, the Utah Symphony will present The 5 Browns in a performance without orchestra on the Abravanel Hall stage on January 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM. The Billboard-topping siblings The 5 Browns share their fresh perspective on classical favorites featuring five pianos and a dynamic, energetic sound. With three #1 albums, these five Julliard trained siblings inspire audiences with their astounding caliber and genuine warmth. The Utah Symphony does not perform on this special presentation.

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

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Season Sponsor for Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.

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