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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 uaf.org.