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Utah national parks to serve as the setting for symphony performances
Utah national parks to serve as the setting for symphony performances

The Utah Symphony next month will bring its music to the state's Mighty 5 national parks: Capitol Reef, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Zion. As a prelude to the symphony's 75th anniversary celebration next year, the full orchestra will perform in the parks the nights of Aug. 12, 14, 15 and 16; the concert on Aug. 14 will take place at Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, near Arches and Canyonlands.  Programs will begin at 8 p.m. and include music from Dvorak's "From the New World" Symphony No. 9; the orchestral suite from Bizet's "Carmen"; and several pieces by George Gershwin. Utah native Celena Shafer, a soprano who sings with the...

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