Thierry and the Utah Symphony Orchestra will be touring the famous “Mighty Five” National Parks of Southern Utah from August 11-17, 2014. The planned Parks Tour is an immense cultural project, combining the free, open-air concerts in the midst of Utah’s red rock country with chamber music, opera performances and educational activities. The tour is the first in a series of events leading up to Utah Symphony’s 75th anniversary in 2015-16.
There will be four concerts taking place in Teasdale, near Capitol Reef National Park; at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, near Arches and Canyonlands; at Ruby’s Inn, just outside Bryce Canyon; and in Springdale, at the entrance of Zion.
Thierry will conduct the free concerts in a programme combining works by Shostakovich, Puccini, Gershwin, Strauss, Bizet and Dvorak. To view the full programme, click here.
Speaking about the open-air concerts, Thierry, an outdoor enthusiast, says they are a way to “combine the different energies we are surrounded by. Nature creates sound, and sounds are nature.”
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