Sep 17 - 19 2020
Utah Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for String...

Utah Symphony: Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for String...

Presented by Utah Symphony at Abravanel Hall

Thierry Fischer, conductor

SOWANDE: “Joyful Day” from African Suite
BARBER Adagio for Strings
TCHAIKOVSKY Serenade for Strings

Music will once again fill Abravanel Hall as the Utah Symphony returns to perform some of the most beloved string orchestra music in the repertoire.

“Joyful Day” is the first of a five-movement suite, premiered in 1955, by Nigerian composer Fela Sowande. Inspired by West African melodies and bursting with joy and optimism, it is a fitting opening to a new season after being away from the stage for so long.
Barber’s pathos-filled Adagio for Strings has become an anthem of loving remembrance for those who we have lost and serves as an opportunity for us all to pause and reflect.
Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings pays homage to music of the Classical era, with a decidedly modern twist. It captures a range of emotions from a sacred chorale to open the work, to a stately waltz and melancholy elegy in the inner movements, to a rollicking finale based on Russian folk music.

Admission Info

Phone: 801-533-6683

Dates & Times

2020/09/17 - 2020/09/19

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Location Info

Abravanel Hall

123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101