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 and Park City Magazine, and he is currently a regular contributor to saltlakemagazine.com. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He can be reached at ereichel@reichelartsreview.com. Reichel Recommends is also on Twitter @ReichelArts.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE PRESENTS THE 2017 WESTMINSTER CONCERT SERIES

Westminster presents the 2017 Westminster Concert Series Spring Semester events schedule:

Lun Jiang and Karlyn Bond in Recital:
Feb. 27, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Price: $15/free for full-time students
Lun Jiang joins Karlyn Bond to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat major (K. 454), Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano and Edvard Grieg’s Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano.

Quattro Amici in Bohemia and Germany
March 27, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Lun Jiang, Roberta Zalkind, Pegsoon Whang and Karlyn Bond present Antonín Dvořák’s elegant and rarely performed Piano Quartet #1 in D and Robert Schumann’s glorious Piano Quartet in E-flat.

Wild and Sweet: The Many Faces of the Renaissance
May 15, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Utopia Early Music: Westminster music faculty and guest artists weave a polyphonic tapestry from late medieval textures to the clean and formal perfection of the sixteenth century.

The 2017 Westminster Concert Series is directed by Karlyn Bond. General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased at www.westminstercollege.edu/tickets.

UTAH CHAMBER ARTISTS PRESENT “THE FRUIT OF SILENCE” “THE FRUIT OF SILENCE”

Barlow Bradford and Utah Chamber Artists’ winter concert takes place on Monday February 27th in Libby Gardner Concert Hall at 7:30 PM. Entitled “The Fruit of Silence” the program highlights the music of Luigi Cherubini and Pēteris Vasks (pay-ter-is vohsks). Audiences will enjoy a variety of sounds that summon wonder, contemplation and peace.

Vasks believes “Music is an abstraction, yet sound is able to express the spirit.” He plays with the idea of sound and silence in the works presented in this concert. “Silent Songs” reflects on the profound attachment he has to his homeland and in “The Fruit of Silence” the composer implements a prayer of Mother Teresa that concludes with the sentence “The fruit of silence is prayer”.

The Cherubini Requiem is a prayer of the living for the dead who are now silent, quiet, and in tranquil repose. A relatively lesser-known composer, Luigi Cherubini was revered by Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. Cherubini’s Requiem was one of the most highly regarded sacred works of its time.

Tickets may be purchased online at utahchamberartists.org
or by calling Utah Chamber Artists at 801.572.2010

$15 Adult | $10 Student (in advance)
$17.50 | $12 (day of)

A shuttle will run from Rice-Eccles Stadium to Gardner Hall beginning at 6:30 PM.