All Star Evening: Dávid’s Viola Concerto

Location: Abravanel Hall
Price Range: $6.00 - $18.00
Duration: approximately 2 hours including intermission

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 | 7 PM    Find Tickets


Rei Hotoda, conductor
Miriam Wagstaff , viola
Utah Symphony Orchestra

Program To Include

BERLIOZ Overture to Beatrice and Benedict
DAVID Viola Concerto (Miriam Wagstaff, viola)
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Capriccio Espagnol, 1st and 5th movements (Alborada and Fandango asturiano)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5, 2nd and 4th movements
SAINT-SAENS Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

Witness the talent of Utah’s young musicians! The state’s best high school instrumentalists perform side-by-side with the Utah Symphony as one very special young musician performs as soloist in this annual tradition.


Artist Profile

Miriam Wagstaff, 16, lives in Tropic Utah on the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park. A homeschooler, she commutes regularly to Utah County where she studies viola with Dr. David Dalton, violin with Prof. Monte Belknap, and serves as concertmaster of the Lyceum Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kayson Brown. Miriam was recently awarded a full scholarship to Idyllwild Chamberfest this coming summer. During summer 2015 she attended Meadowmount School of Music as a full-tuition FASE Award Recipient. Also in 2015, she received 'Honorable Mention' from the National ASTA Solo Competition 'Junior Viola Division', and 'First Place' Utah Baroque Ensemble High School Scholarship Competition. Miriam has performed in masterclasses for violists Paul Coletti, James Dunham, and Brad Ottesen.  She has soloed with the Lyceum Orchestras annually since 2012, with the Utah Valley Symphony school program twice, the Southwest Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of Southern Utah. At the recent Youth Guild Recital Auditions she was awarded 'Honorable Mention'. Miriam was recently invited to audition in person at Colburn Music Academy and has been granted admission Fall 2016. Miriam is also an award winning fiddler.


Concert Sponsor:

LDS Foundation

Conductor Sponsors:

Sorenson Legacy Foundation