New music to premiere at arts fest

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The Utah Arts Festival has commissioned two compositions to premiere at this summer's event.

Russell Schmidt, director of jazz studies at the University of Utah, will present "Patience" during a concert June 21.

The recipient of the National Composer Commission is Don Freund, a professor of composition at Indiana University. A small ensemble of Utah musicians will premiere Freund's "Mixed Blood" on a concert that also includes music of Jeff Stadelman, John Kennedy and Utah composers Steve Roens and Igor Iachimciuc. —

About the festival

The Utah Arts Festival will take place on Library Square, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City, June 20-23. Information at