Last Weekend of the 2012 Deer Valley Music Festival

By Nancy Barth
Aug 13, 2012

Deer Valley Snowpark AmphitheaterThis past weekend, our family had the pleasure of attending the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Utah Symphony performance of “The American Songbook” at Deer Valley Resort.  The performance was outstanding, albeit a little wet, and the concert was extremely well attended despite the rain.  Mack Wilberg conducted the choir and the symphony, and the program explored the riches of the American songbook with music stretching across the spectrum of our country’s composers.  Selections included The Star Spangled Banner, Battle of Jericho, Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof and God Bless America among many other familiar songs.  The evening concluded with the choir’s beautiful and Grammy Award-winning rendition of the Battle Hymn of the Republic

Saturday’s performance by the Portland-based Pink Martini marked the end of the 2012 Deer Valley Music Festival.  According to Melia Tourangeau, President and CEO of the Utah Symphony, there was an overwhelming popular response to this year’s festival, resulting in record-breaking attendance.  We’re already looking forward to the 2013 Deer Valley Music Festival and will update you as soon as the schedule is announced.  In the meantime, we’re planning to attend the Utah Symphony’s Park City Winter Series at the Eccles Center in Park City, and will announce the schedule very soon.