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Symphony to close season's Beethoven cycle

Published: Saturday, May 19 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Symphony and Music Director Thierry Fischer will conclude their 2011-2012 season, Masterworks Series and countdown of all nine Beethoven symphonies with Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 on Friday, May 25, and Saturday, May 26, at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall.

Richard Strauss' tone poem, "An Alpine Symphony," will also be featured on the program, as well as "Saint Vitus in the Kettle," which marks the symphony's debut performance of the piece and of music by Simon Holt, whom Fischer and the orchestra have commissioned to write a new work scheduled to premiere in the 2012-2013 symphony season.

Single tickets for the performance range from $17 to $51 and can be purchased by phone at 801-355-2787, in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or online 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. Ticket prices will increase $5 when purchased on the day of the performance.

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