Utah Symphony to present Oct. 3 Mozart and Tchaikovsky concert in its first UVU appearance
Sept. 27, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts will present a rare opportunity to enjoy the Utah Symphony in Utah County when it performs Mozart and Tchaikovsky during a special “Utah Symphony at UVU” concert Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sorensen Student Center’s Grande Ballroom.
Led by current music director Thierry Fischer, the Utah Symphony is one of the most celebrated full-time orchestras in the U.S. that in 2002 merged with the Utah Opera. Fischer, a native of Switzerland, was previously principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and will conduct with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in 2014. He is a recipient of the International Classical Music Award in the opera category.
At the Oct. 3 UVU concert, the Utah Symphony will perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter,” and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor, op. 64.
“The Utah Symphony is one of finest orchestras in the United States, if not the world. Its performers have been selected from among the best, and it is led by an inspirational and world-renowned conductor who is in great demand,” said Newell Dayley, dean of UVU’s School of the Arts. “UVU is fortunate to enjoy a season performance on its campus for the very first time. It is an event that should not be missed.”
For tickets, visit the UVU School of the Arts box office in the Noorda Theatre, Campus Connection at the Sorensen Student Center or order tickets by phone at 801-863-PLAY.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.