Category: Music Reviews

Reviews of Musical Performances in Utah

Utah Symphony’s Scheherazade Enchants in Salt Lake City

By Eldon B. Randall Many, many years ago, I was in the musical Scheherazade at Bountiful High School. My sister was in the show as a senior and I just happened to be one of the children. Ah, the memories. Because of that experience, I was excited to see this […]

Shake, Rattle, and Roll with the Utah Symphony at Whole Lotta Shakin’–From Swing to Rock

By Amanda Berg Whittle Tomorrow (Saturday, 4/14) only, be sure to stop by Abravanel Hall for one of the most fun performances you’ll ever attend. Whole Lotta Shakin’–From Swing to Rock is a collaboration between the incredible Dave Bennett (along with his band) and the always amazing Utah Symphony. Jack […]

The Utah Symphony presents: Tchaikovsky’s “Little Russian” and Prokofiev with Conrad Tao at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City

By Ana Keele Abravanel Hall had its full house in Salt Lake City on their feet last night after the Utah Symphony’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s “Little Russian” and Prokofiev “Concerto No. 2” with special guest Conrad Tao. I had the opportunity to see Tao in  February for the Bernstein at […]

UVU’s VoiceLine: Live in Concert in Orem Gave the A Cappella Treatment to Hits for Every Generation

By Whitney Sorensen When the Ragan Theater at UVU hosted the on-campus male a cappella group VoiceLine on April 3, 2018, the nine-guy ensemble demonstrated that the only instrument you need to make music is your voice. They brought all the high energy (and high notes) their fans have come […]

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Chick Corea in Provo, Utah, Is the Essence of Music

By McKenna Johnson The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s performance with Chick Corea at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, was the essence of music. From the first note, I was entranced with their sound, and the entire performance was an event to journal about. Led by Chair Robert J. […]

Oh, the Places You Will Go … Why Not Journey with the Utah Symphony?

By Jason Hagey and Alisha Hagey Utah Symphony presents Dr. Seuss’s Green Eggs and Ham with Really Inventive Stuff theater company at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City. There are few things as magical as the laughter of children. The giggles were galore throughout Abravanel Hall as Kimberly Schroeder and Sara […]

Utah Opera Offers a Rollercoaster of Tragedy and Comedy (and an opportunity to be a little rebellious)

By Gray Thomas For only a few remaining evenings, Utah Opera presents a double feature rollercoaster of tragedy and comedy that will leave audiences dazzled. Pagliacci by Ruggero Leoncavallo and Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini  have been joined together by director Tara Faircloth as gleaming examples of Verismo Opera, or, as Michael […]

Utah Opera’s Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi is So Good, I Insist You See It in Salt Lake City

By Mary Brassard The Utah Opera isn’t just for stuffy old rich ladies with transatlantic accents. Oh no. I found out for myself just how dynamic and fun the Utah Opera really is when I went to the final dress rehearsal of Pagliacci/Gianni Schicchi on Thursday night. I was privy […]