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Utah Symphony with guest pianist Conrad Tao at BYU Jan. 5

The Brigham Young University Performing Arts Series welcomes the Utah Symphony with guest pianist Conrad Tao and conductor Andrey Boreyko Thursday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are $17 for the general public, $14 for alumni and senior citizens and $10 for students and are available for purchase through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or at byuarts.com/tickets.

The program features three Russian pieces: Liadov’s “The Enchanted Lake,” Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5.

Tao is a 16-year-old Chinese-American pianist who has been playing piano since he was 18 months old. He gave his first piano recital at age 4 and made his first concerto debut at age 8.

Andrey Boreyko serves as music director of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, and also holds the position of principal guest donductor of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR) and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi San Sebastian in Spain. He has performed with most of the finest orchestras in the world.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348 or ken_crossley@byu.edu.

Writer: Melissa Connor

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