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Utah Symphony

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Address: 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone Number: +1 801-533-6683
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Description: Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony is one of America's premier symphony...
Founded in 1940, the Utah Symphony is one of America's premier symphony orchestras, known internationally for its distinctive performances and recording legacy. As part of Utah's largest arts organization (Utah Symphony | Utah Opera), the orchestra's 85 full-time professional musicians perform more than 150 performances throughout Utah and other Western states each season.
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I'm not sure if it's the acoustics of the hall that are weird or the current conductor isn't doing a good job of arranging the orchestra so you get a fuller sound. I attended in... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I'm not sure if it's the acoustics of the hall that are weird or the current conductor isn't doing a good job of arranging the orchestra so you get a fuller sound. I attended in the 90s and loved the hall and the orchestra. Now it feels like there is something off-balance (too much fuss made over the violins perhaps?).... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The music is nothing special (I would go again only if there are some guest orchestra, the Utah one is awful). The hall also needs a good amount of work until you can call it "good".

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Murray, Utah
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114 reviews 114 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I have seen Prokofievs' 7th and the New World Symphony performed by the Orchestra in the last year. Both provided great music and a unique experience. The music was varied and well performed.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I really love going to listen to classical music. Performance featured a beautiful violin soloist. Abravanel Hall is beautiful. Most seats are good. Did not like sitting in side seating with my husband because it meant he was seated behind my instead of beside me.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We attended the Symphony's Halloween Hi-Jinx performance and it was amazing. All of your scary, spooky songs performed by the symphony all decked out in costumes with audience participation. Fun times! Even the kids liked it!

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Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Just walking into the building is worth it. It is beautiful. Getting to hear the symphony is a bonus. The building is designed for music and every seat has perfect sound.

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SLC Utah
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108 reviews 108 reviews
12 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Not many communities have the luxury to have such a fine symphony. The building has fine acoustics, so go listen, you will be glad you did. Yes, it is that simple.

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Midvale, Utah
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The Utah Symphony is unique. For a small arts market, they bring quality in every instrument - partially because Mormons love to make their kids practice something growing up. I enjoy the Messiah done around Christmastime.

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Ogden, Utah
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My husband and I saw video games live performed by the Utah Symphony. This symphony is extremely talented and definitely worth a visit! They were captivating and silly at times (after all, it was video games...)

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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Utah Symphony does an annual Music Festival at Snow Park in Deer Valley and it is always good, even when the main act (Kenny Rogers) is not. Worth going -- sitting on the lawn under the stars, hearing great music is wonderful!

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