Utah Symphony To Kick Off Season For Cedar City Music Arts
Usually, if you want to hear a virtuoso performance of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, that would mean packing up the car and making a trip to Salt Lake City. Then you would likely add in a stay at a hotel, since the concert would likely end a such a time that making the trip back to southern Utah unwise. Add to that the sketchy weather you could face on the roads in the upcoming months, and it could be a very inconvenient situation.
But, tomorrow night, thanks to Cedar City Music Arts, you can enjoy a performance from the Utah Symphony Orchestra right here in Cedar City. The symphony will be the kick off concerts for the 2023-2024 season for Cedar City Music Arts.
Marty Warburton was on the radio with us and told us, “Cedar City Music Arts has been planning a great season. In fact, we've added another concert. Instead of six like we've had in the past, we have seven separate concerts this year.”
Regarding the Utah Symphony concert Set for Tuesday evening, Warburton said, “they'll be here tomorrow night, at an affordable cost, at our own Heritage Theater. There's 86 people in that ensemble.”
The Utah Symphony was founded in 1940, and is one of the nations major symphony orchestras. The orchestra generally performs over 175 concerts each season, and have played in Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Arts Center. The Utah Symphony was founded by conductor Maurice Abravanel. Abravanel served as the music director for over three decades, from 1947 to 1979.
Warburton also gave us a preview of the other presentations coming this year from Cedar City Music Arts. “There's some dance, we have a jazz piano trio.” There will be triple fiddles with the Quebe Sisters, and their Texas Swing style. Also on the schedule will be performances from the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Comapny, Vocalocity doing a Christmas oriented show in December, with concerts also set for February, March and April of 2024.
Season tickets are available at a cost of $120.00. Individual concert tickets will also be available at the Heritage Theater box office. A complete listing of the concerts along with ticket information can be seen at CedarCityMusicArts.org.
You don't have to travel the world to see world renowned performances. Thanks to Cedar City Music Arts all it takes is a trip downtown to the Heritage Theater.
You can listen to our visit with Marty Warburton below.