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Maestro Maurice Abravanel

Thursday, we’re telling stories of legendary Utah Symphony conductor Maurice Abravanel. The Maestro led the symphony for 32 years with the philosophy that good music should be available to everyone. He created a pioneering education program and built the orchestra into an internationally renowned recording powerhouse with some 120 albums. Former associate conductor Ardean Watts and retired cellist Carolee Baron will join us to talk about the life and musical passions of Maestro Maurice Abravanel.

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  • May 27 & 28 at 7:30, Utah Symphony will perform Gustav Mahler's 9th Symphony under the direction of Maestro Thierry Fischer. [More Information] It concludes their two-year Mahler cycle. Maestro Maurice Abravanel recorded Mahler's complete symphonies with Utah Symphony.
  • Explore more recordings of Maurice Abravanel & Utah Symphony on Amazon
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