"If music were to assume human form and explain its essence, it may say something like this: '...I love the vast surface of silence; and it is my chief delight to break it.'" — Carl Nielsen

The ”irresistible” music of Carl Nielsen is sure to make the orchestra shine. Be there as Thierry Fischer brings all six symphonies of Denmark’s most beloved and influential composer to Abravanel Hall where you’ll discover music you can’t believe you don’t already love. Be moved by Nielsen’s signature blend of orchestral colors as the Utah Symphony performs his lyrical, dramatic, and sometimes humorous music.

The Utah Symphony’s Carl Nielsen Symphony Cycle

September 13 – 14, 2013: Symphony No. 1
November 8 – 9, 2013: Symphony No. 2 “The Four Temperaments”
November 15 – 16, 2013: Symphony No. 3 “Sinfonia espansiva”
November 22 – 24, 2013: Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable”
April 11 – 12, 2014: Symphony No. 5
May 23 – 24, 2014: Symphony No. 6 “Sinfonia semplice”

Subscribe to the complete Carl Nielsen cycle for as little as $84 for all six concerts.
Friday performances | Saturday performances

Learn More about Carl Nielsen

September 10, 2013 / 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM / Abravanel Hall First Tier Room / Carl Nielsen Symphony Symposium with Music Director Thierry Fischer & Nielsen Biographer Mogens Mogensen. RVSP to awilson@usuo.org.

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