Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1
Dramatic, dreamy & defiant
Thursday, February 1, at 7:30 PM
Browning Center at WSU
Conductor Jun Märkl makes his Utah Symphony debut, leading us through legendary tales and dream-like realms, including Prokofiev’s dramatic Violin Concerto No. 1 performed by Concertmaster Madeline Adkins. Often likened to a Russian fairy tale, Violin Concerto No. 1 floats on its ethereal first movement before flying into unpredictable turns like virtuosic plot twists. Along with Dvořák’s rich landscape In Nature’s Realm, this evening is book-ended by two Strauss tone poems about iconic characters: a raucous treatment of the Scottish tragedy Macbeth and the riotous adventures of medieval German trickster Till Eulenspiegel. Take in an otherworldly night out with your Utah Symphony February 1.
Free Pre-Concert classes at 6:30pm – Masterworks Music Detectives for Families and the USUO Pre-Concert Chat.