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Thierry Fischer Takes Utah Symphony to Carnegie Hall

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Feb 14, 2016 10:35 PM EST

The Utah Symphony and its music director, Thierry Fischer, are slated to celebrate the orchestra's 75th anniversary with a performance at Carnegie Hall in April 2016 in a concert.

The program features the New York premiere of American composer Andrew Norman's Percussion Concerto, Switch, with soloist Colin Currie, commissioned by the Utah Symphony and Mr. Fischer, and includes Haydn's Symphony No. 96 in D major, "Miracle," Bartók's Suite from the Miraculous Mandarin, and selections from the ballet score Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev.

In a press release touting their upcoming anniversary concert at Carnegie Hall, Fischer remarked that their performance in New York will leave little doubt that there is nothing that his little orchestra is not capable of playing with confidence:

"This program showcases the great flexibility of the Utah Symphony and our commitment to a wide range of repertoire in our concerts.

"We are especially proud of our collaboration with Andrew Norman and Colin Currie on Switch. It was an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience for the orchestra to work with these two amazing artists and the result was one of the highlights of the 75th anniversary season.

"I believe this new concerto will have a long life indeed."

The April concert also marks the 50th anniversary of the Utah Orchestra's debut at Carnegie Hall in 1966, during the tenure of the orchestra's visionary music director Maurice Abravanel.

Tickets priced between $25 are $90 are available online at Carnegie Hall's official website, by phone at (212) 247-7800 or in person at the box office.

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TagsThierry Fischer, Utah Symphony, Carnegie Hall, 75th Anniversary

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