Saturday, August 20, 2005

1812 Overture in Deer Valley

What a great way to spend the last Saturday before school starts. I had the chance go hear the 1812 overture performed outside at Deer Valley with real cannons. The scenery was beautiful, the company was great and the music was beyond fantastic. When my friend called me up on Friday to tell me that she had an extra ticket and asked me if I wanted to go, I knew immediately this wasn't a concert to be missed. The program listed Shotakovich: Festive Overture, Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto and Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture. But there was a lot more than that. Selections from Grieg, Stravinski, and Rachmaninov were also played. I may have totally massacred the spellings there, but needed to mention the additional bonuses. This concert combined two of my favorite things, the great outdoors, and classical music. It really doesn't get much better than what I heard and experienced this evening. I can't remember a Utah Symphony concert where more crowd favorites were played in succession. What a treat! I can't think of a better way to end what has been a great summer.

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