Utah composer Bruce Quaglia will have two works played at Sunday’s NOVA Chamber

Mercedes Smith (Photo: Felix Sanchez)

Music Series concert. Both are for solo instruments and both will be receiving their NOVA premieres.

Fantasy Variations for Solo Flute will be played by the Utah Symphony’s new principal flute Mercedes Smith; and After Milton: Three Vignettes for B flat Clarinet will be performed by Utah Valley University clarinetist Matthew Nelson.

Also on the program are works by W.A. Mozart: the String Quintet in G minor, K. 516; the Fugue in C minor, K. 546; and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

Matthew Nelson

Joining Smith and Nelson are Utah Symphony colleagues Kathryn Eberle and Alex Martin, violin; Roberta Zalkind and Joel Gibbs, viola; Noriko Kishi, cello; and Corbin Johnston, bass.

The concert starts at 3 p.m. and takes place in Libby Gardner Concert Hall on the University of Utah campus. Tickets are $18 for general admission, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. U of U students are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

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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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