Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony
- Wed 8:00 PM Aug 12, 2020
Mendelssohn evokes the brilliance of Italy’s sunshine and the vibrancy of its wine as the 2020 Deer Valley®? Music Festival closes with the Utah Symphony performing his “Italian” Symphony.
Other program highlights:
Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, commissioned by King George II in 1749 to celebrate the signing of the Treaty of Aachen, is filled with majestic Baroque rhythms and stirring fanfares.
Handel’s triumphant fanfares are contrasted by the moody, melancholy melodies of Puccini’s elegy I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums), written in memory of his friend and former King of Spain, Duke Amadeo I.
The concert concludes with the bright and energetic final movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.
DEBUSSY (arr. Büsser): Petite Suite
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4 “Italian”
HANDEL: Music for the Royal Fireworks
PUCCINI: The Chrysanthemums
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7, IV. Allegro con brio
Conner Gray Covington, conductor
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Food & drink is not permitted in the church. Concessions are for sale at intermission.
House opens approximately 30-45 minutes before the concert begins.
Arrive early for best seating options as the venue fills up quickly and is general admission.
Approximate performance time is 2 hours with one 20-minute intermission.
Prices are subject to change and increase $5 on the day of the performance.
Children younger than five years of age are not admitted to the performance. No babes in arms.
Free parking is available at the venue, and wraps around the Church. Carpooling is strongly recommended to help alleviate traffic congestion. Do not park in the surrounding neighborhood, you will be ticketed.
Artists and programs are subject to change.