The Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley Music Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a bang.

Thomas Hong

The program for the first concert of the festival will include the traditional 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky, for which the orchestra will be joined by the Cannoneers of the Wasatch in a rousing rendition of this perennial favorite.

Among the other works on the program is Leonard Bernstein’s overture to West Side Story and Morton Gould’s American Salute, as well as music by John Philip Sousa, Leroy Anderson and George M. Cohan.

On the podium will be guest conductor Thomas Hong, currently the music director of the Mansfield (Ohio) Symphony and a faculty member of Rice University.

The concert takes place June 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheatre. Tickets are $45-$65 for reserved seating, $25 for general admission lawn seating and $10 for youth 18 and younger. They’re available by calling 801-355-2787 or going online to Tickets can also be purchased in Park City at Deer Valley Signature and Etc. stores.

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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 Reichel Recommends is also on Twitter @ReichelArts.

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