High school musicians to perform with Utah Symphony in All-Star Evening

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Talented high school musicians will get the chance to perform side-by-side with members of the Utah Symphony in the annual "All-Star Evening" performance, to be held May 21 at 7 p.m. at Abravanel Hall. "All-Star Evening," led by Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic, includes a performance of the famous fourth movement, "Adagietto," from Mahler's Symphony No. 5 and George Philipp Telemann's "Concerto for Viola in G major" with young soloist Spencer Hunt.

Other classical masterworks include Debussy's "Danses sacrée et profane" with youth soloist Molly Langr performing on the harp.

The concert rounds out with recognizable opera preludes by Richard Wagner including his infamous love prelude from the opera, "Tristan und Isolde".

Students were selected from area youth orchestras and come from 37 high schools. YOUTH ORCHESTRAS WITH PARTICIPATING STUDENTS:American Fork Heritage Lyceum PhilharmonicDavis Youth SymphonyGranite Youth Symphony OrchestraJordan/Canyons Symphony OrchestraLincoln Youth SymphonyNebo Youth PhilharmonicTimpanogos Chamber OrchestraUtah Valley Youth Symphony OrchestraUtah Youth Symphony Orchestra and Utah Youth PhilharmonicYoung Artist Chamber Players Hunt is 16, lives in Pleasant Grove, and attends American Fork High School. He currently studies viola with Dr. David Dalton, and former teachers include Deborah Moench, Natalie Reed and Denise Willey.

Langr spends her time at West High School, where she is a junior in the International Baccalaureate program, and at Ballet West Academy, where she pursues her other passion, ballet.Single tickets for the May 21, 2013 performances range from $8 to $20 and can be purchased by calling 801-355-2787, in person at the Abravanel hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or by visiting www.utahsymphony.org. Ticket prices will increase $2 when purchased on the day of the performance.