In Wednesday’s (2/3) Deseret News (Salt Lake City, Utah), Edward Reichel writes, “Any doubts that the Utah Symphony is heading in new artistic directions with its new music director [were] quashed Tuesday. At a news conference in Abravanel Hall, Thierry Fischer, who was appointed the Utah Symphony’s music director last September, unveiled the 2010-11 season. While there are quite a few well-known works and audience favorites in the upcoming season lineup—including the Tchaikovsky and Sibelius violin concertos, the Brahms Second Piano Concerto, and symphonies and concertos by Schumann, Beethoven and Mozart—there are also a number of works that will test the audience’s mettle. … First and foremost, Fischer wants to expand the orchestra’s repertoire. In part, he will do this with introducing works that either haven’t been played here before or have been played only infrequently, along with symphonic warhorses. … New to the Utah Symphony will be the complete score of Berlioz’s ‘Romeo et Juliette’; Tippett’s oratorio ‘A Child of Our Times’; Ives’ Symphony No. 2; and Adamo’s harp concerto, ‘Four Angels.’ ”

Posted February 4, 2010