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Utah Symphony plans BYU performance Oct. 30

Brigham Young University will host the Utah Symphony performing “A Big Brass Show” Thursday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center.

Tickets are $16-$19, with $5 off with a BYU or student ID and $3 off for senior citizens or BYU alumni. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.

Featuring guest conductor David Agnus, the symphony will perform the Sinfonia da Requiem, op. 20, including the “Lacrymosa,” “Dies irae” and “Requiem aeternam” by Benjamin Britten. The program will also include the Adagietto from the Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler.

The Big Brass Show will conclude with the featured piece, the Symphony No. 4 in E-flat majorr” by Anton Bruckner. “Romantic,” a subtitle Bruckner gave his fourth symphony, showcases the power of the Utah Symphony’s brass section.

Agnus regularly conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra and has appeared with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, the BBC’s Philharmonic Orchestra and Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He has worked on a number of occasions with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and made his debut at the Edinburgh Festival with them.

Born in Belfast, Ireland, he was a boy chorister at King's College, Cambridge, under Sir David Willcocks. He also read music at Surrey University where he specialized as a pianist. His professional opera house career began as a Répétiteur for Opera North before becoming Chorus Master and staff conductor for Glyndebourne Festival Opera.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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