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The second season of MOTUS After Dark, an occasional series of after-hours performances by Utah Symphony musicians in informal settings, will wrap up Saturday, May 14, with what organizer David Porter called a celebration of the orchestra's soon-to-be-completed 75th-anniversary season.
The evening in Salt Lake City's Finca restaurant will include Jeff Luke's "Fanfare for Wall Street," which received its world premiere in New York on April 29 when members of the orchestra accompanied Utah Gov. Gary Herbert to ring the opening bell on Wall Street. (Later that evening, the orchestra won rave reviews for its performance in Carnegie Hall.) Luke, the Utah Symphony's associate principal trumpeter since 2003, began arranging music while a member of the Atlantic Brass Quintet, but this 30-second fanfare is his Opus 1. "I have a notebook full of ideas," he said, "but I'm really focused on being the best trumpet player I can be." He'll be in Saturday's lineup alongside principal trumpeter Travis Peterson, acting principal hornist Edmund Rollett, principal trombonist Mark Davidson and free-lance bass trombonist Craig Moore.
Every group in the Utah Symphony will be represented at this event a MOTUS After Dark first. In addition to the brass quintet, the lineup includes violinists Yuki MacQueen, Alex Martin and Hugh Palmer, violist Joel Gibbs, cellist John Eckstein, principal flutist Mercedes Smith and percussionist Eric Hopkins.
MOTUS After Dark
The MOTUS After Dark season wraps up with music of Jeff Luke, Felix Mendelssohn, Eugene Ysaÿe and more.
Where • Finca, 327 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City
When • Saturday, May 14, 9:30 p.m.
Cover charge • $10