I’m so grateful to live in Utah!! It is such a fabulous place to live in so many ways including a wonderful history of cultural arts including of course the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the top 6 ballet company Ballet West and the world renown Utah Symphony. They perform at Abravanal Hall which is an art deco masterpiece of a building with fabulous acoustics and have had top rate directors such as Keith Lockhart over the years.
Earlier this year I went to a Bravo Broadway performance of Rogers and Hammerstein classics that was fabulous and tonight I went to a show called Cirque de la Symphony with circus acts performing along with the orchestra and it was fabulous.
My friend Emily came with me and we had a lovely time. And for 3rd row the tickets cost $18 each!!! Pretty remarkable I think. I don’t know anywhere else in the country where you could see that kind of quality on a regular basis for that price.
It was fantastic and I’m so awe inspired by people and the talents God has given them. What amazing gifts we all have. I’m so grateful to live in a place where I can see so many wonderful performances at reasonable prices with a family values theme. It is a great blessing.
For my Utah readers- have you been to the symphony? What have you enjoyed?
Next up I’m going to their Messiah Sing-in. It is a tradition of mine but I am usually out of town for the symphonies version but this year I am staying put for Thanksgiving! What a treat that will be.
They played Night at Bald Mountain which was really fun as it is featured in one of my favorite segments of Walt Disney Classic Fantasia!
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I couldn’t agree more. Living in the greater SLC Metro-area offers a fabulous feast of cultural opportunities. I’ll be at the Messiah Sing-In, too. 🙂
Oh fun! We will be singing soprano together! I usually go to the one in American Fork which is good but the soloists are so/so. This should be awesome!
I LOVE going to the symphony! Your pictures are gorgeous. I imagine you had a blast! I also love The Piano Guys (and actually got to see them in concert just a month ago), who I found out are from Utah. Pretty awesome!
Piano Guys are so amazing! It’s also heartwarming story because I saw all of them grind it out separately for years in small venues and Christmas parties so to see them make it big is very thrilling. They certainly deserve it.
It’s just an awe inspiring experience to hear great music and apprciate the talents God has given others
I couldn’t agree more with you! I remember following Jon Schmidt on Facebook while he was an unsigned composer/pianist. I still remember purchasing mp3s off his old site! Crazy. It’s also nice to have some musicians out there who honor God with their talents and credit him publicly. Always happy to talk with another Piano Guys fan! 🙂
PS, I think I get some random emails about Piano Guys. Who are they?
They are a group of Utah piano players that became popular on youtube. Here’s one of their videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Dakd7EIgBE
And they have a cello player too. They are great!
I loved your pics too! I have to get to UTAH asap for a visit. And, I have YET to see the lights on Temple Square at Christmas time! That is something that I have wanted to do FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That will be so much fun when you get the chance!
Whew! I JUST commented on your blog! That was quick….! Yep. That is on my bucket list for sure. 🙂 Glad to have found your blog again. Follow back? 🙂
Done. Sometimes I go in spurts where I am better about checking others blogs than other times so tweet me if have something you particularly want me to read. I’m glad you found mine again. It’s been intense keeping up 2, a youtube channel while I am doing nanowrimo