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Utah Symphony plans 'Romantic' weekend

Deseret News

Published: Thursday, Feb. 9 2012 4:42 p.m. MST

SALT LAKE CITY — Music director Thierry Fischer and the Utah Symphony present Felix Mendelssohn's wildly successful Violin Concerto and Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 "Romantic."

Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma, winner of the prestigious HRH Princess Alice's Prize and the Louise Child Prize, will join them, soloing on the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto on Friday, Feb. 10, and Saturday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall. The program will also include "Fuga (Ricercata)," arranged by Anton von Webern and inspired by J.S. Bach's Musical Offering.

Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, the "perfect concerto," is known today as one of the most frequently performed violin concertos of all time and perhaps the most plagiarized concerto in the history of music. It has also become an essential concerto for aspiring violinists to master, and is typically one of the first Romantic era concertos they learn.

Single tickets for the performances range from $17 to $58 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.

Discounted student tickets will be available on the date of the performance. Season ticket holders and those desiring group discounts should call 801-533-6683. All ticket prices are subject to change and availability. Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.

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