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     Utah Symphony Orchestra

    This orchestra was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1940 by the conductor Maurice Abravenel who led them until 1979.  Beginning life as the Utah State Symphony Orchestra, they quickly gained recognition through their regular national and international tours and numerous recordings.  Merging with the Utah Opera in 2002 they became the Utah Symphony and Opera under the baton of the current conductor, Keith Lockhart.  Their recordings through the years have included works by many of the major composers and the championing and premiering of American 20th Century works.  They are based in Maurice Abravenel Hall, Salt Lake City, and here they annually perform over 70 subscription concerts and at least four opera productions every year in the Capitol Theatre.  In the realm of community musical education they perform through Utah to over 55,000 students each year and take part in many outreach concerts.


    Leroy Anderson recordings

    Forgotten Dreams

    Silverline 284 204 (CD: Fiddle Faddle)

    Conductor  - Maurice Abravanel

    Flute - Eugene Foster 



    1. http://www.utahsymphony.org/about_history.php
    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_Symphony_Orchestra














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