Fall arts guide: Classical music

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Orchestral music

Utah Symphony

Concerts are in Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Information: www.utahsymphony.org.

Oct. 9 • Special event: Pianist Lang Lang in recital. The Utah Symphony will not perform on this program.

Oct. 26-27 • Masterworks: Shostakovich, "October, Symphonic Poem for Orchestra"; Rachmaninoff, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Borodin, Symphony No. 2; Rimsky-Korsakov, Selections from "The Tale of Tsar Saltan." Gerard Schwarz, conductor; Lukas Geniusas, piano.

Oct. 30 • Family: "Halloween Hi-Jinks." Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor.

Nov. 2-3 • Entertainment: "Rhapsody in Blue." Jerry Steichen, conductor; Jason Hardink, piano; Lisa Vroman, vocalist.

Nov. 9-10 • Masterworks: Stravinsky, "The Fairy's Kiss: Divertimento"; Ravel, "Pavane for a Dead Princess," "La Valse" and "Bolero"; Saint-Saens, Piano Concerto No. 2. Thierry Fischer, conductor; Ingrid Fliter, piano.

Nov. 16-17 • Masterworks: Mozart, Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter"); Mahler, Adagio from Symphony No. 10; Korngold, Violin Concerto. Thierry Fischer, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin.

Nov. 24-25 • Special event: "Messiah" Sing-in. Susanne Sheston, conductor; Utah Symphony Chorus; soloists TBA.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1 • Masterworks: Debussy, "Scottish March"; Bruch, "Scottish Fantasy"; Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish"). Thierry Fischer, conductor; Fumiaki Miura, violin.

Dec. 7-8 • Masterworks: Debussy, Petite Suite and "Iberia"; Ravel, Piano Concerto in G Major and "Rapsodie Espagnole." Jun Märkl, conductor; Pascal Rogé, piano.

Dec. 21-22 • Entertainment: Holiday celebration with Bravo Broadway. Jerry Steichen, conductor; Doug LaBrecque and Capathia Jenkins, vocalists.

Dec. 22 • Lollipops: "Here Comes Santa Claus!" Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor.

Salt Lake Symphony

The community orchestra led by Robert Baldwin performs in Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Information: www.saltlakesymphony.org.

Oct. 13 • The orchestra collaborates with painter Josee Nadeau.

Nov. 10 • Side-by-Side concert with high-school students and clarinetist Robert Walzel.

Dec. 15 • Menotti, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," with University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble.

American West Symphony

Joel Rosenberg conducts the community orchestra. Information: www.americanwestsymphony.org.

Oct. 12 • Mahler's Symphony No. 1 and works of Rossini and Schumann, in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. Free.

Orchestra at Temple Square

The free performances, led by Igor Gruppmann, are in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square. Tickets are required and available at www.lds.org/events.

Oct. 26-27 • "Night in Vienna."

Choral music/opera

Utah Opera

Productions are at the Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Information: www.utahopera.org.

Oct. 13-21 • Verdi, "Il Trovatore."

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Mack Wilberg leads the 360-voice choir in the LDS Conference Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Information: www.mormontabernaclechoir.org.

Dec. 13-15 • Christmas concerts with the Orchestra at Temple Square and artists to be named later; mini concert after Dec. 16 "Music and the Spoken Word."

Utah Chamber Artists

Barlow Bradford's choir and orchestra perform in Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Information: www.utahchamberartists.org.

Dec. 3 • Christmas concert.

Salt Lake Choral Artists

Brady Allred leads the organization's five choirs in performances at Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Information: www.saltlakechoralartists.org.

Oct. 20 • Donald Patriquin's "Titanic Requiem" and Ola Gjeilo's "Sunrise Mass."

Dec. 22 • "O Yule Full of Gladness: Christmas Around the World."

Choral Arts Society of Utah

Sterling Poulson leads the community chorus. Information: casu.org.

Oct. 13 • Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, at First Presbyterian Church, 12 C St., Salt Lake City. Suggested donation $10.

Chamber music

NOVA Chamber Music Series

Resident artists, many of them members of the Utah Symphony, perform in Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Information: novaslc.org.

Oct. 28 • Music of Mozart and Bruce Quaglia.

Nov. 18 • Music of Brahms, Brian Fernehough and Arthur Bliss.

Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City

Guest ensembles perform in Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the University of Utah, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Information: cmsofslc.org.

Oct. 11 • Takacs Quartet. Music of Haydn, Schubert and Bartók.

Nov. 19 • Kuss Quartet with pianist Jon Nakamatsu. Music of Mozart, Janácek and Schumann.

Dec. 4 • Brentano Quartet. Music of Purcell, Haydn and Beethoven.

Expositions :: Salt Lake City Concert Series

Concerts are at First Congregational Church, 2150 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City. Information: slcexpositions.weebly.com.

Oct. 20 • Beethoven, Bach and Brahms.

Nov. 17 • Soprano Jill Dewsnup.


Eccles Organ Festival

Free recitals are at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Information: www.utcotm.org.

Oct. 7 • Clive Driskill-Smith, organist of Christ Church Cathedral in Oxford, England.

Oct. 21 • Jonathan Ryan, winner of the Jordan International Organ Competition.

Nov. 4 • László Fassang, of the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. —

Scottish accents

As Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony continue their seasonlong survey of Felix Mendelssohn's symphonies, the composer's Symphony No. 3 ("Scottish") is paired with Debussy's "Scottish March" and Bruch's charming quasi-violin concerto "Scottish Fantasy." Fumiaki Miura is the soloist. Kilts are optional.

When • Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 8 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • $18 to $53. —

'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

Performances of Giancarlo Menotti's Christmas opera used to be an annual staple at Utah Opera but now are more elusive. The Salt Lake Symphony and University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble team up to present the sweet story of the shepherd boy and his gift to the Christ Child. Also on the program are Respighi's "Three Botticelli Pictures" and Ellington's "Three Black Kings."

When • Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • $10 adults, $5 students and seniors.