THE ROMANTICS

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera's Cultural Festival 2014/15

The artistic movement we call Romanticism swept through Western civilization at the beginning of the 1800s. Its practitioners rebelled against the structure and order cherished by previous generations, and regarded the free expression of individual feelings and experiences as more reliable sources of truth than rational thought.

In the 2014-15 season, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera celebrates the Romantics of the 19th century. We will explore art, dance, food, film, and music created under the Romantic influence.

Events

  • Concert
  • Film
  • Food
  • Dance
  • Lecture
  • Opera
 

Adolphe Adam's Giselle

November 7-16 | 7:30 PM or 2 PM    Capitol Theatre

A ghost story, a love story, an all-time classic—newly conceived by Adam Sklute, complete with a Company of more than 50 dancers and a live 48-piece orchestra. Ballet’s original ghost story, Giselle is the haunting drama about a poor peasant girl and the prince who deceives her. See why Giselle remains one of the most beloved and enduring masterpieces in all ballet.

Tickets starting at $29. More information: www.balletwest.org

Utah Opera Resident Artists: The Romance Concert

Thursday, November 20, 2014 | 7 PM    Gallivan

Utah Opera Resident Artists perform a concert of Romantic Music from 19th century operas.

Free as part of the Gallivan Excellence in the Community Concert Series. More information: www.excellenceconcerts.org

The Pearl Fishers

January 17-25 | 7:30 PM or 2 PM    Capitol Theatre

In exotic India, two men find the strength of their friendship tested when a beautiful woman stirs up their old rivalry.

Tickets starting at $18. For more information: www.utahopera.org

A Schubertiade, featuring Utah Opera's Resident Artists

January 26 | 7 PM    Onstage at Abravanel Hall

Part 1. In the early 19th century, Schubert and his contemporaries provided genesis for art song: music for singers and pianists.

Tickets: $5 for students & $10 for adults. More information coming soon.

Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake

February 6-15 | 7:30 PM or 2 PM    Capitol Theatre

Adam Sklute’s critically acclaimed 2010 production makes it’s triumphant return to the Utah stage. A true test of a ballet company’s artistic depth, Swan Lake is the story of a sad prince, an evil sorcerer, and a beautiful woman turned swan. With heart-wrenching and glorious music by Tchaikovsky, this ballet is a feast for the senses, and a must-see whether you are an aficionado or a newcomer to ballet.

Tickets starting at $29. More information: www.balletwest.org

A Room with a View

February 11 | 2 PM    UMFA 410 Campus Circle Drive

Based on the E .M. Forster novel, the 1985 James Ivory film adaptation sets Classical and Romantic ideals side by side, with geographic counterparts in England and Tuscany.

Free. More information: http://www.slcpl.org/events

Romanticism in Art and Music: A Conversation

February 18 | 5 PM    Salt Lake City Public Library Auditorium 210 E 400 S

A lecture by Dr. Catherine Mayes, Assistant Professor of Musicology, U of U school of Music

Free. More information:

Impromptu

February 25 | 2 PM    Salt Lake City Public Library Auditorium

In 1830s France, pianist/composer Frédéric Chopin is pursued romantically by the determined, individualistic woman who uses the name George Sand. Free.

Free. Part of the Savy Seniors Series. More information:

Read Stendhal's Chartershouse of Parma & Other Great 19th c. novels

March 5 | 6 PM    Jitterbug Coffee 1855 So 700 E

Read a 19th century novel and come talk about Romantic heroes with Dr. Scott Black from the U of U English Department

Free. Food and beverages available for purchase. More information coming soon.

Romantic Cloud Drawings

March 21 | 1-4 PM    Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Drop-in event for individuals and family groups. Nineteenth century Romantic artists loved to show nature at its most fierce, with roiling clouds and wild forests. Learn from the Romantic art on display to create a dramatic cloud drawing. Free Day at UMFA thanks to ZAP Tax

Free. More information: umfa.utah.edu

Wagner and Me

March 24 | 7 PM    Salt Lake City Public Library Auditorium, 210 E 400 S

Actor Stephen Fry explores his passion for the compose Richard Wagner. Stephen is Jewish and lost his family members in the Holocaust, so feels tom about the anti-Semitic Wagner. The film includes behind-the-scenes access to the Bayreuth Festival, the theatre Wagner built to house his operas. Post film discussion led by Utah Opera Director & Wagner fan, Christopher McBeth.

Free. More information: utahfilmcenter.org

Romantic Food Event with Chef Aaron Ballard

March 28 | 5 PM    Harmon's 135 E 100 S Salt Lake City

19th Century German Romanticism translated into dinner. Event will end in time to attend the symphony that night.

Free. More information coming soon.>

Lieder Abend

March 30 | 7 PM    Utah Opera Production Studios

Part 2 of our Artsong series. The full flowering of Romantic Artsong in Lieder by Mendelssoh, Brahms, Schumann, and Wolf

More information coming soon.

Romantic Food Event with Chef Aaron Ballard

May 2 | 5 PM-7:30 PM    Harmon's 135 E 100 S Salt Lake City

19th Century French Romanticism translated into dinner. Event will end in time to attend the symphony that night.

Free. More information coming soon.>

Performances Featuring Romantic Composers

Puccini's Madame Butterfly

October 11-19 | 7:30 PM    Capitol Theatre

Butterfly sits alone, waiting for the beautiful day when a naval ship returns with her beloved. Three years have passed, but her hope has never wavered. The depth of her love is tested and she must choose between love and honor. With opulent costumes and sets and stunning music, Puccini’s masterpiece captures the mysterious and tragic beauty of love itself.
Sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

More information: www.utahopera.org

Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 & Saint-Saëns - Violin Concerto No. 3

November 21 - 22 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Violinist Fumiaki Miura

More information: www.utahsymphony.org

Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

January 9 - 10 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Conductor Mark Wigglesworth

More information: www.utahsymphony.org

Strauss’ A Hero’s Life

January 30 - 31 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Violinist Baiba Skride

More information: www.utahsymphony.org

Beethoven Violin Concerto

Feb 20-21 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall - 123 W South Temple

Featuring violinist Baiba Skride

More information: UtahSymphony.org

André Watts plays Beethoven 5

March 6 - 7 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring pianist André Watts & Conductor Hugh Wolff

More information: www.utahsymphony.org

Beethoven & Wagner

March 27 - 28 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Pianist Ingrid Fliter & Conductor Jun Märkl

More information: www.utahsymphony.org

Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony & Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain

May 1 - 2 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Conductor Kazuki Yamada (US Debut)

More information: www.utahsymphony.org

 

 

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