Fall arts preview: Classical music

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Utah Symphony

Concerts are in Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City; tickets at www.utahsymphony.org.

Oct. 1 • Salute to Youth; Vladimir Kulenovic conducts the orchestra as sopranos Jennifer Bate and Rebekah Willey, cellist Richard Jones, violinists Aubree Oliverson and Emily Richards, harpist Savannah Holly Smith and pianists Alex Cheng, Jessica Coombs and Jacob Petek perform selections by Mozart, Puccini, Beethoven, Chausson, Grandjany, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff. $6 to $18 ($3 more on performance day).

Oct. 25-26 • Dukas, "Fanfare" from "La Peri" and "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"; Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 25; Sibelius, Symphony No. 5; Yan Pascal Tortelier, conductor; Orion Weiss, piano.

Oct. 29 • "A Superhero Halloween." Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor.

Nov. 1-2 • Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell visits. Jerry Steichen, conductor.

Nov. 8-9 • Vivaldi, "The Four Seasons"; Nielsen, Symphony No. 2 ("The Four Temperaments"). Thierry Fischer, conductor; Nicola Benedetti, violin.

Nov. 15-16 • Haydn, Symphony No. 4; Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 3; Mozart, Overture to "The Magic Flute"; Nielsen, Symphony No. 3 ("Sinfonia Espansiva"). Thierry Fischer, conductor; Ronald Brautigam, piano.

Nov. 22-23 • Britten, "An American Overture" and "The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra"; Nielsen, Symphony No. 4 ("The Inextinguishable"); Peter Lieberson, "Remembering JFK." Thierry Fischer, conductor.

Salt Lake Symphony

Oct. 5 • Utah Symphony concertmaster Ralph Matson and cellist John Eckstein will be featured Brahms' Double Concerto; Robert Baldwin will conduct. Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City; $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors; 801-531-7501 or at the door.

West Valley Symphony of Utah

Oct. 14 • The audience is encouraged to come in costume as the West Valley Symphony of Utah salutes "Comic Book Heroes," with conductor Donny Gilbert; Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City; free, but donations are appreciated; for advance ticketing, mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Comic Book Heroes, P.O. Box 271384, Salt Lake City, UT 84127. For special ticketing or seating, contact West Valley Symphony ticket manager Eric Kartchner at 801-746-0792.


NOVA Chamber Music Series

Oct. 13 • NOVA Gallery Series with Jason Hardink and Kathryn Eberle playing Beethoven sonatas (first in a four-concert series); Art Barn on Finch Lane, 54 Finch Lane in Reservoir Park, Salt Lake City; novaslc.org.

Nov. 10 • Two world premieres by Utah composer Morris Rosenzweig, plus music of Poulenc and Fauré. Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City; novaslc.org.

Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City

Concerts are in Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City; ticket information at cmsofslc.org.

Oct. 16 • Trio Con Brio Copenhagen performs works of Beethoven, Cassado and Shostakovich.

Nov. 12 • The Modigliani Quartet plays works of Haydn, Dohnanyi and Debussy.

Brigham Young University

Performances are in the Harris Fine Arts Center on the Provo campus. Information at arts.byu.edu.

Oct. 30 • The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet from Croatia will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall with special guest and master saxophonist Eugene Rousseau.

Nov. 14 • Joshua Bell, whom the Boston Herald praised as "the greatest American violinist active today," will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 14.


Salt Lake Choral Artists

Oct. 3 • Salt Lake Vocal Artists, the elite ensemble of Salt Lake Choral Artists, presents a Bon Voyage concert in advance of its concert tour of Japan; Waterford School Concert Hall, 1480 E. 9400 South, Sandy; saltlakechoralartists.org.

Oct. 25 and 26 • "With Sounding Brass! Songs of Praise for Choir, Organ, Brass, & Percussion"; St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1975 S. 2300 East, Salt Lake City; saltlakechoralartists.org.

Choral Arts Society of Utah

Oct. 12 • Sterling Poulson's community choir is partnering with the University of Utah's College of Fine Arts Choral Studies. This year's fall concert features a free recital of British music prepared by graduate students Sonja Sperling and Eric Schmidt. Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City; casu.org.

Utah Opera

Oct. 18 and 20 • Because of renovation at the Capitol Theatre, the company will relocate to Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, for a semistaged performance of Richard Strauss' "Salome." Information at utahopera.org.

Nov. 14-16 and 17 • The company teams up with Salt Lake Acting Company's Kathleen Cahill for "Fatal Song," a cabaret-style performance in the Jeanné Wagner Theatre, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Information at utahopera.org.

Brigham Young University

Oct. 19-26 • Lawrence Vincent directs the university's opera students and BYU Philharmonic in Johann Strauss' popular operetta "Die Fledermaus" in the de Jong Concert Hall on the Provo campus. Information at arts.byu.edu.

American Festival Chorus

Craig Jessop's town-and-gown chorus will offer a pair of concerts in Utah State University's Kent Concert Hall, Logan. Information at americanfestivalchorus.org.

Oct. 26 • Family concert featuring music from Disney films and other popular selections; two children get in free with a paying adult.

Nov. 11 • Free Veterans Day concert.

Utah District Metropolitan National Council

Nov. 16 • The annual Metropolitan Opera auditions will run throughout the day at Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Admission is free.