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Full Symphony Orchestra will Visit Jorgensen Hall for the Second Consecutive Year

EPHRAIM, Utah—September 12, 2005-Snow College today announced that the Utah Symphony will present a full orchestra performance on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $7 for the public and $5 for students and children under 12. Tickets may be purchased at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts box office or by dialing 283-7478.

The symphony, under the direction of Scott O'Neil, will perform a program including Shostakovich's "Festive Overture, Opus 96," Rachmaninoff's "Symphony #2 in E minor," and Liszt's "Concerto #1 in Eb Minor" for piano. Jason Hardink, a pianist for the Utah Symphony who performed a recital at Snow College in the spring, will perform the Liszt concerto.

"We're so fortunate to have the Symphony here again this year. We won't hear a better performance in Jorgensen Hall," said Michael T. Benson, president of Snow College. "I hope our students and the citizens of Sanpete, Richfield and Juab counties will take advantage of hearing one of the finest symphonies in the United States at a terrific price."

Utah Symphony The Utah Symphony was founded in 1940. Through the efforts of Maurice Abravanel, its music director from 1947-79, the orchestra became recognized as a leading ensemble. Now under the direction of Keith Lockhart, the symphony home is Maurice Abravanel Hall-acclaimed as one of the world's great concert halls because of its architecture and extraordinary acoustics. The symphony travels all over the Intermountain West on a regular basis and performs more than 70 subscription concerts in Abravanel Hall.