BYU PERFORMING ARTS SERIES PRESENTS
Mozart, Mahler, and Hilary Hahn
Thierry Fischer, conductor
Hilary Hahn, violin
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MOZART: Sym. No. 41 in C major, K.551 (“Jupiter”)
MAHLER: Adagio from Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp major
KORNGOLD: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 (Hilary Hahn, violin)
Utah Symphony favorite and Grammy-winner Hilary Hahn performs Korngold's 1946 Violin Concerto. Korngold, called a genius during his youth by Mahler, used themes from four of his own film scores in this lushly Romantic masterpiece. Works by two earlier geniuses complete the program - the Adagio from the unfinished Symphony No. 10 by Mahler himself and the "Jupiter" Symphony of the incomparable Mozart.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Violinist Hilary Hahn’s probing interpretations, technical brilliance, and commitment to new music and the commissioning process have not only made her one of the most sought-after artists of our time, but also brought her love of classical music to a diverse audience. Although only 32 years old, her international fame and recognition, including two Grammies, multiple Diapason “d'Or of the Year” and “Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik” prizes, and the 2008 Classic FM / Gramophone
Artist of the Year, are a testament to her talent and drive.
Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony has become an eminent presence in the American music scene through its distinctive performances worldwide and its well-known recording legacy. Previous to its official founding, the Utah Symphony’s first incarnation was as a Works Progress Administration Orchestra from 1935 to 1940.
The orchestra became recognized as a leading ensemble largely through the efforts of Maurice Abravanel, its Music Director from 1947 to 1979. Under his direction, the orchestra made its first recordings of works by Varese, Milhaud, Gottschalk, Honegger and Satie, as well as the first full set of the Mahler Symphonies.
Under Joseph Silverstein, whose tenure as Music Director began in 1983, and Keith Lockhart, Music Director from 1998 to 2009, the orchestra has continued its commitment to the music of our time, recording and premiering a number of great American works. Swiss conductor Thierry Fischer
was announced in September 2009 as the Seventh Music Director of the Utah Symphony.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
Thursday, Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.
$20 ($7 off with BYU or student ID, $3 off for senior citizens or BYU alumni)