About Edward Reichel

Edward Reichel, author, writer and composer, has been covering the classical music scene in Utah since 1997. For many years he served as the primary music critic for the Deseret News. He has also written for a number of publications, including Chamber Music Magazine, OPERA Magazine, 15 Bytes, Park City Magazine and Salt Lake Magazine. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He can be reached at ed.reichel@gmail.com. Reichel Recommends is also on Twitter @ReichelArts.

Utah Symphony Guild Fundraising Gala

Mary Anne Huntsman

David Park

The Utah Symphony Guild Fundraising Gala, “A Night in Paris,” will take place at the Salt Lake Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, on April 27, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $90 and include dinner, concert and a silent auction. They can be purchased online at UtahSymphonyGuild.org.

Performing on the concert will be Mary Anne Huntsman, piano, and David Park, assistant concertmaster of the Utah Symphony. On the program are George Gershwin’s Three Preludes; Pablo de Sarasate’s “Carmen Fantasy;” and César Franck’s Sonata for Violin and Piano.

This is the first time Huntsman and Park will be teaming up as a duo, and the evening’s program will be featured on an upcoming CD the two will record.

Park, a noted wine connoisseur, will be donating a bottle of one of his rare Bordeaux wines, signed by the artists, for the auction. 

Gifted Music School Spring Gala Benefit Concert

Gifted Music School Spring Gala Benefit Concert May 25, 2017; 7:00 p.m. (Pre-show by Suzuki Strings Students 6:15-6:45 p.m.). Libby Gardner Hall. Conducted by Rei Hotoda

The public is invited to the 8th Annual Gifted Music School Spring Gala Benefit Concert on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Perennially a sold out event, this year the event will feature guest conductor Rei Hotoda (Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony), and alumni and concert violinists Shenae Anderson, Aubree Oliverson, and Bree Fotheringham.

The concert is a celebration of superlative music education and will feature unforgettable performances by celebrated Conservatory Students, the Preparatory Suzuki students, and students from the Mountain View “Project-GRIT” outreach students.

Individual tickets are issued at a suggested $20 donation level per ticket, or $80 for a family pass. They’re available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gifted-music-school-spring-gala-tickets-33351785087.

 About Gifted Music School: Currently serving 500 students, the Gifted Music School is Utah’s premiere non-profit children’s music school. The professional 34 member faculty provides a wide variety of classes and training. The Conservatory produces Juilliard level graduates, the Preparatory and Suzuki program serves the entire community at all skill levels, and “Project-Grit” is creating pathways to success for at-risk children at Mountain View Elementary. Founded in 2008, the award-winning Gifted Music School is located in the heart of Salt Lake City. Website: www.giftedmusicschool.org.