The festival features Carnival of the Animals, the Georgia Guitar Quartet and a Tribute to Gilbert & Sullivan August 6-9

SALT LAKE CITYThe Deer ValleyÒ Music Festival (DVMF) continues with two midweek chamber performances featuring Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals at the Temple Har Shalom on Wednesday, August 6th (7:00 pm) and the Georgia Guitar Quartet at St. Mary’s Church on Thursday, August 7th (8:00 pm). The week will also include Highlights of Gilbert & Sullivan on Friday, August 8th (7:30 pm) at Deer Valley’s Outdoor Amphitheater and a soiree event at Resort West’s SKI Dream Home on Saturday, August 9th (7:00 pm)

The Utah Symphony will present their inaugural performance at the newly constructed Temple Har Shalom in Park City with a family-friendly concert that includes Camille Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals featuring sounds of different animals in each movement. Pre-concert festivities begin at 6:00 pm and include cookie decorating with Mrs. Fields Cookies and an instrument “petting zoo” where children can get a closer look at different instruments.

On August 7th, the Georgia Guitar Quartet will bring their diverse and unique technique to St. Mary’s Church as they present a program that includes pieces written and arranged by members of the group. The Georgia Guitar Quartet, who last performed at the Deer ValleyÒ Music Festival in 2006, gain their inspiration from a diverse group of musicians from Bach to Led Zepplin.

For the past four seasons Utah Opera has presented full-length Gilbert & Sullivan operas, but this year they are doing something a little different and presenting highlights from each of the four operas performed at Deer Valley. The evening will feature pieces from HMS Pinafore, The Mikado, Pirates of Penzance and The Gondoliers. Director Patricia Weinmann will direct the cast featuring Utah favorites George Dyer and Michael Wanko. Gerald Steichen will conduct.

Utah Symphony|Utah Opera will host a soiree event at Resort West’s SKI Dream Home on Saturday, August 9th featuring an evening of cabaret and Broadway selections. Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information and pricing, please call 801-869-9010.

Tickets for performances on August 6th and 7th are $25 and $12 for students and youth. Tickets for August 8th are $25 for the lawn, $12 for students and youth, $75 for families and $50 for reserved. Ticket prices will increase $5 the day of the performances. Tickets can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (355-2787), 1-888-451-2787, in person at the Abravanel Hall box office, or by visiting Subscribers and those desiring group or student discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (533-6683).

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Program Information

August 6 (Wednesday), 7 pm, Temple Har Shalom

Carnival of Animals

David Cho, conductor

Claude Debussy Danse and Sarabande

Claude Debussy Petite Suite

Camille Saint-Saëns Carnival of the Animals

August 7 (Thursday), 8 pm, St. Mary’s Church

Georgia Guitar Quartet

Kyle Dawkins, guitar

Brian Smith, guitar

Phil Snyder, guitar

Jason Solomon, guitar

Kyle Dawkins Flight

Michael Praetorius Four Dances from the Late Renaissance

Galliarde II

Galliarde III

Pavane de Spaigne

Bransle Double

Domenico Scarlatti The Cat’s Fugue, K 30/L 499

Frédéric Chopin Etude, Op. 10, No. 3

Nikita Koshkin Suite for Four Guitars

(Composed for the Georgia Guitar Quartet)




Vince Guaraldi Linus and Lucy

arr. B. Smith


Federico Moreno Torroba From Estampes

La Boda

Camino del Molino

Juegos Infantiles

Kyle Dawkin Two Repaired Movements

Brian Smith Sketches

Edvard Grieg Anitra’s Dance from Peer Gynt

arr. P. Snyder

Alberto Ginastera Danzas Argentinas

arr. P. Snyder Danza del Viejo Boyero

Danza de la Moza Donosa

Danza del Gaucho Matrero

Irish Traditional The Road to Lisdoonvarna

arr. K. Dawkins

August 8 (Friday), 7:30 pm, Deer Valley Outdoor Amphitheater

Utah Opera presents

Highlights of Gilbert & Sullivan

Gerald Steichen, conductor

Patricia Weinmann, director

Overture to The Mikado

HMS Pinafore We Sail the Ocean Blue

I’m Called Little Buttercup

My Gallant Crew/I am the Captain

Never Mind the Why or Wherefore


Pirates of Penzance Climbing Over Rocky Mountain

Oh, is there Not One Maiden Fair

Poor Wandering One

I am the Pirate King

I am the Very Model of the Modern . . .

Stay Frederic Stay

Finale of Act I


The Mikado If You Want to Know Who We Are

I’ve Got a Little List

Three Little Maids

Here’s a How-de-Do

Alone, and Yet Alive


Beauty in the Bellow of the Blast

The Gondoliers We’re Called Gondolieri

In a Contemplative Fashion

When a Merry Maiden Marries

Then One of Us will be a Queen