Written by: Mikala Lugen | Photo(s) by: Marc Estabrook
Utah Symphony Announces Five-Night “Forever Mighty Tour” Among State’s Natural Wonders
When you drive into Utah, you might see the big state sign that greets you with the saying, “Life Elevated.” The Utah Symphony is taking the slogan quite seriously, after announcing a slate of performances set throughout Utah’s natural wonders.
The Utah Symphony will embark on the “Forever Mighty Tour,” with five shows in five locations from August 10th–14th. The symphony first performed among the state’s natural landmarks in 2014 and again in 2017. This year will mark the symphony’s third time in seven years that it will perform among the natural environments, selecting varied locations that highlight the beauty and different landscapes that make up the state of Utah.
“It’s really a privilege to be connecting, very concretely, two beautiful form of arts — sounds on our side and the best art ever: The sky,” Thierry Fischer, the symphony’s principal conductor and musical director said.
The Utah Symphony will kick off the “Forever Mighty Tour” on August 10th in the Cache Valley at the American West Heritage Center; August 11th on Historic Main Street in Helper; August 12th at Ruby’s Bryce Canyon Rim at Ruby’s Inn; August 13th at Angels Landing at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary; and August 14th near Zion National Park at the O.C. Tanner Amphitheater.
All five tour shows will begin with a rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” while “Nimrod” from Sir Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations” will be played in memory of the lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Whatever we’re going to play, you will just enjoy and be inspired by the connection between sounds and the nature,” Fischer said. “We look for fun, and for people to feel comforted — easy pieces to make the connection between the nature and the music. Our main priority during the program is optimism, and celebration — and the need and pleasure to be together outside in this very unique setting.”
As the state of Utah begins to bring back the normalcy of live music again, all five shows will be free to the public as we gather again safely. Tickets to the shows can be reserved here. For more information, visit the Utah Symphony website.