The 2022 Deer Valley Music Festival features Guster, Kristin Chenoweth, Police drummer Stewart Copeland and The Hot Sardines

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Orchestral music will be accompanied by the breathtaking view of the Wasatch Range in Park City this summer during the 18th Annual Utah Symphony Deer Valley® Music Festival. The six-week summer concert series, which runs July 1 through August 6, features a diverse musical lineup, showcasing the versatility of Utah Symphony musicians as they perform music ranging from rock classical to alternative rock.

“Pack your picnics, bring your family and friends, and get ready for memorable and musical summer evenings,” says Utah Symphony | Steve Brosvik, president and CEO of Utah Opera. “We are thrilled to invite all members of our community and visitors to Park City for unparalleled concert experiences in the natural beauty of Deer Valley Resort, our nearly two-decade summer home; and at the Church St. Mary’s for beloved repertoire in an intimate setting.”

Summer highlights include the return of Kristin Chenoweth to the festival, alternative rock band Guster, Stewart Copland: Police Deranged and a musical celebration in honor of John Williams’ 90th birthday. Friday and Saturday night performances take place at the Deer Valley Resort, where audiences relax on the lawn and admire the majestic mountains while listening to the full orchestra. Chamber orchestra performances are held on Wednesday evenings at the picturesque St. Mary’s Church in Park City. Utah Symphony | The Utah Opera musicians are also continuing their tradition of free pop-up shows throughout the community.

The 2022 Deer Valley Music Festival features Guster, Kristin Chenoweth, Police drummer Stewart Copeland and The Hot Sardines
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Outdoor concerts at Deer Valley Resort’s Snow Park Amphitheater

The 2022 festival continues the tradition of pairing a range of well-known popular artists with the Utah Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful outdoor setting of Park City’s Deer Valley® Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater.

The festival opens on Friday July 1 with Stewart Copland: ‘Police Deranged for Orchestra’ – a high-energy orchestral celebration of the work of legendary rock star and composer Stewart Copland, founder of The Police.

Alternative rock band Guster and jazz band The Hot Sardines make their first appearances with the Utah Symphony.

Emmy and Tony Award-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth returns for her fourth festival appearance.

The orchestra performs music by John Williams in recognition of the film composer’s 90th birthday and a program of popular “Symphonic Showstoppers!” including “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” by Rachmaninoff with pianist ChangYong Shin.

Families are invited to discover “Disney in concert: the magic music of the movies” with a petting zoo on the square before the concert.

The Utah Symphony is joined by showband ARRIVAL from Sweden for a concert celebrating the music of ABBA.

Broadway stars include LaKisha Jones at the annual Patriotic Concert; Capathia Jenkins and Darryl Williams performing “Aretha: A Tribute”; and Scarlett Strallen, Dee Rosciolli and Hugh Panaro performing “Masters of Musical Theatre”, dedicated to the memory of Stephen Sondheim.

The 2022 Deer Valley Music Festival features Guster, Kristin Chenoweth, Police drummer Stewart Copeland and The Hot Sardines
Photo: Austen Diamond

Chamber orchestra concerts at St. Mary’s Church

Wednesdays at St. Mary’s Church features the Utah Symphony Orchestra in an intimate venue with gentle breezes and views of the Wasatch Mountains for five classical concerts.

Soprano Cecilia Violetta López makes her festival debut performing an aria from Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” and Barber’s “Knoxville: Summer 1915”. The concert also includes “A Collection of Sand” by Nathan Lincoln de Cusatis and “Symphony No. 3” by Louis Farrenc. Conner Gray Covington directs.

Karem Hasan conducts Beethoven’s “Symphony No. 4” and Kodály’s “Dances of Galánta” in a program that also features cellist Zlatomir Fung – gold medalist at the International Tchaikovsky Competition – performing Tchaikovsky’s “Rococo Variations and Fauré’s Elegy”.

New Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Benjamin Manis conducts Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and Poulenc’s “Sinfonietta” in a concert that also includes Utah Symphony musicians Kathryn Eberle and Yuan Qi performing “Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante”.

Australian conductor and Wyoming Philharmonic Music Director Christopher Dragon conducts Tchaikovsky’s “Serenade for Strings”, Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ “Symphony No. 1”, George Walker’s “Lyric for Strings” and Jessie’s “Strum” Montgomery in a concert also featuring Steven Banks performing Glazunov’s “Concerto” for alto saxophone.

New Zealand-born violinist Geneva Lewis makes her Utah Symphony Orchestra debut performing Mozart’s “Violin Concerto No. 5”. Stephanie Childress also conducts Vaughan Williams’ “Concerto Grosso” and Mendelssohn’s “Symphony No. 1”.

Summer is fast approaching and the Utah Symphony invites you to escape to the sound of music Deer Valley Music Festival in Park City. With 12 outdoor concerts at Deer Valley’s Snow Park Amphitheater and five indoor concerts at St Mary’s Church, there’s something for everyone.

Beat the heat. Get out of the routine. And escape to music.

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