Online magazine Smile Politely highlights the upcoming Utah Symphony tour on their way to next week’s Carnegie Hall Performance!
“The Utah Symphony will perform a concert of varied works at the Foellinger Great Hall of Urbana’s Krannert Center on April 27. This is an orchestra from a seemingly small market that has earned a world-class pedigree through a legacy of fine recordings and superb playing. Current Music Director, Thierry Fischer, is touring his superb ensemble with concert offerings from Haydn, Prokofiev, Bartok, Mahler and a new work commissioned for the 75th anniversary of the orchestra. … Since 2009, Swiss national Thierry Fischer has been Music Director of the Utah Symphony and will conduct the April 27 concert. He continues the tradition of Maestro Abravanel of championing American composers and recording the symphonies of Gustav Mahler. He is on track for a second Mahler cycle and his April 27 concert includes a new American work written for the 75th anniversary of the Utah Symphony, Andrew Norman’s Switch. Great Hall patrons will also get to hear Haydn’s Symphony #96, excerpts from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet and Bartok’s suite from the Miraculous Mandarin.” —Jeff Nelson, Smile Politely
Mahler: Symphony No. 1