Joseph Silverstein's final two weeks as music director of the Utah Symphony look like a sort of microcosm of the past 15 years.
The departing maestro will be conducting, soloing on violin, participating in chamber music, teaching in a public school and conducting a youth orchestra. Business as usual for him . . . except for that big party where he will be the guest of honor. For those wishing to get in on some or all of the final events, here is the run-down:May 4 - "Joseph Silverstein Day" in Utah. The Utah Symphony Guild will honor Joseph Silverstein at a gala event titled "Portrait of a Maestro." The program will feature pianist Lee Luvisi as guest artist.
May 7 - Silverstein conducts his farewell Masterworks concert in Logan at Utah State University's Chase Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m. Call 435-797-0305 for tickets.
May 8 and 9 - Silverstein will conduct his farewell Masterworks concert at Abravanel Hall. Music includes Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, the work played at Silverstein's debut with the Utah Symphony in 1083, and Beethoven's Concerto for Violin in D major with Silverstein as conductor and violin soloist, 8 p.m. Call 533-6683 for tickets.
May 13 - Silverstein teaches his last master class to students at Jackson Elementary School in Salt Lake City, 1:15 p.m.
May 13 - Silverstein conducts the season's final Chamber concert in Ogden at Peery's Egyptian Theater, 7:30 p.m.
May 14 - Final Chamber concert of the season at Abravanel Hall. Silverstein conducts Haydn's Violin Concerto No. 1 and "Lord Nelson Mass" with the Utah Symphony Chorus and soloists, 8 p.m. Call 533-6683 for tickets.
May 15 - Silverstein directs the Utah Youth Chorus and Utah Symphony in the annual Side by Side concert, 7 p.m. Abravanel Hall. Call 533-6683 for tickets.