Jul 31, 2019 - 7:30pm

Leroy J. Robertson's powerfully dramatic Oratorio from the Book of Mormon performed by the American Festival Chorus and Utah Festival's orchestra and soloists. Conducted by Craig Jessop.

Robertson was born in Fountain Green, Utah. One of his earliest instructors was Anthony C. Lund. He graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a certificate in Public School Music and diplomas in Composition, Violin (after studies with Harrison Keller), and Piano in 1923, the same year he was awarded the Endicott prize for "Overture in E Minor". Following his graduation, Robertson taught music at North Cache High School in Richmond, Utah and at Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where he also supervised music in the Alpine School District.

He is best known for his Oratorio from the Book of Mormon, which premiered in 1953. The setting of the Lord's Prayer from that oratorio was recorded by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and released as a 45 single on the flip side of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, which hit the top 50 charts.

No children under 5 allowed. No babes in arms. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.

Student / Children price tickets are available.  Patrons can call UFOMT directly at 435.750.0300 ext 106 or visit their box office at the Dansante Building (59 South 100 West Logan, Utah 84321)

Aug 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

Life, death, and rebirth. Mahler’s modest ambition to express the totality of the human condition journeys through love, hope, nostalgia, humor, despair, a face-melting shriek of death, and finally a glorious resurrection. Does it succeed? Alasdair Neale recalls his first hearing at age 13: “It rocked my world – I had never imagined music could have that level of visceral, emotional impact.”

Alasdair Neale, Conductor
Julie Adams, Soprano
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
American Festival Chorus, Chorus – Dr. Craig Jessop, Director

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