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.


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

Abravanel's Mahler Symphony Scores

Friday, October 24, 2014 | 12 PM- 1 PM    Dumke Recital Hall- Univeristy of Utah College of Fine Arts

Faculty music librarian Lisa Chaufty discusses the Abravanel Studio Digital Collection and the digitization of Maurice Abravanel’s Mahler scores. Chaufty will address accessibility of materials through digitization and the McKay Library's collaboration with the Utah Symphony. For her talk, she will focus on Abravanel's score for Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, which will be performed by the Utah Symphony this November.

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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.

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

November 21 - 22 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Violinist Fumiaki Miura

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Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker

January 9 - 10 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Conductor Mark Wigglesworth

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Strauss’ A Hero’s Life

January 30 - 31 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Violinist Baiba Skride

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Beethoven Violin Concerto

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

Featuring violinist Baiba Skride

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André Watts plays Beethoven 5

March 6 - 7 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring pianist André Watts & Conductor Hugh Wolff

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Beethoven & Wagner

March 27 - 28 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Pianist Ingrid Fliter & Conductor Jun Märkl

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

May 1 - 2 | 8 PM    Abravanel Hall

Featuring Conductor Kazuki Yamada (US Debut)

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