Utah Symphony Presents Screens GHOSTBUSTERS Accompanied by Live Orchestra

On November 2 and 3 at 7 PM, the Utah Symphony Films in Concert series will haunt Abravanel Hall with "Ghostbusters" in Concert, the 1980s cult classic about a team of Columbia University scientists who wage a high-tech battle against the supernatural, with the musical score performed live to picture by the Utah Symphony. This special event includes one of the state's largest costume contests, with winners scoring access to a plethora of passes and tickets to local Salt Lake City museums and events. Led by Guest Conductor Peter Bernstein, tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.

The much-beloved blockbuster put Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man firmly on the map of popular culture. Peter Bernstein, son of the score's composer Elmer Bernstein, conducts the Utah Symphony as they perform the iconic score live while the full-length feature film "Ghostbusters" plays out on the big screen. "Ghostbusters" was written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis and produced and directed by Ivan Reitman.

Academy Award winning film composer Elmer Bernstein's credits included "The Man With the Golden Arm," "The Ten Commandments," "The Magnificent Seven," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "The Age of Innocence" and about 200 others.

His son, Peter Bernstein, was a touring bass player, band member, session player, arranger and record producer who orchestrated all or part of almost all of his father's scores from 1974-1986. Orchestration credits include "Animal House," "Trading Places" and "Ghostbusters," as well as the scored portions of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video.

The Utah Symphony's 2018-19 Films in Concert series opened with a feature presentation of "Jurassic Park" in Concert at USANA Amphitheatre on September 8. It continues with "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban In Concert," the third Harry Potter film in the series, on November 29, 30 and December 1; Academy Award winner for Best Picture, "Casablanca," will follow on March 1 and 2; the adventures of Luke Skywalker and John Williams' epic score will hit the screen with "Star Wars: A New Hope" on May 9, 11 and 13; and the fourth Harry Potter film in the series, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire In Concert," will conclude the Films in Concert series on June 20, 21 and 22.

"This film series shows our commitment to creating exciting programming that inspires a whole new generation of symphony goers," said Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Paul Meecham.

Tickets are priced from $29-$77 and can be purchased at utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683. Tickets increase $5 on the day of the performance.

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 the new release of Mahler Symphony No. 1 last fall. 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 137,000 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 utahsymphony.org.

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