The Utah Symphony announces the appointment of Conner Gray Covington as Principal Conductor for the Deer Valley Music Festival’s 2019 and 2020 seasons, in addition to his responsibilities as year-round Associate Conductor of the orchestra. He is scheduled to conduct nine concerts as part of 2019 summer’s festival, including performances with the Indigo Girls, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, and “E.T. The Extra-terrestrial” in Concert.
The Utah Symphony and Utah Opera join to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transcontinental railroad’s “Golden Spike” this May by presenting newly commissioned orchestral work and a variety of 10-minute operas on the theme of the railroad. The Golden Spike was the ceremonial final spike that joined the rails of America’s First Transcontinental Railroad at Promontory Summit, Utah in 1869.