Summit County Public Art Board & Deer Valley Music Festival Unite to Present Art Piano Pop-Up Community Concerts
The Summit County Public Art Advisory Board and the Deer Valley Music Festival are excited to present three Art Pianos for All Pop-Up Community Concerts featuring artists from Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, which will be free and open to the public. The goal of this concert series is to bring accessible, high caliber music to our community using the Art Pianos for All program as the vehicle.
Jocelyn Scudder, Managing Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council and Administrator to the Summit County Public Art Board explains, “these concerts are a great way to highlight the Art Pianos for All program. The public art board piloted this partnership program last year with Utah Symphony | Utah Opera and it was a huge success. We’re thrilled to offer free community performances on our Art Pianos in partnership with Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley Music Festival.”
For the Deer Valley Music Festival, the goal of this concert series along with eight other community pop-ups in collaboration with different local partners is to give a heartfelt thank you to Park City and Summit County residents for welcoming the Utah Symphony for its summer residency in Park City at the Deer Valley Music Festival with such warmth and enthusiasm each summer. These “pop-up” events provide access for community members to professional musicians and music-making – and are a rewarding way for Utah Symphony musicians to be highlighted as soloists and smaller ensembles.
Art Pianos for All is a program managed by the Summit County Public Art Board, which seeks to bring back the piano as a centerpiece of music, community, art and fun in Summit County, UT. Artist decorated pianos are placed in public areas to be played and enjoyed by all. The concerts will feature guests from both the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera Resident Artist program, and Utah Symphony Youth Guild.
First on the calendar is the Pop-Up Community Concert at Coalville City Hall on Saturday, June 15th from 1-1:30 pm during Coalville’s Summer Celebration. The performance will feature Utah Opera Resident Artists, Pianist Robert Bosworth and Tenor Addison Marlor.
Robert Bosworth is thrilled to be returning for a second season with Utah Opera. Mr. Bosworth has participated in the Merola Opera Program, Music Academy of the West, and Opera Saratoga. He has also been on staff with Chicago Summer Opera and the Utah Vocal Arts Academy’s Summer Opera Festival. His counterpart, Addison Marlor, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Utah Valley University and a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the University of Utah, where he represented the School of Music in the Graduate Vocal Quartet. He is a two-time participant in the Merola Opera Program, and was praised by the San Francisco Classical Voice as having a “wonderfully warm and engaging voice and presence.”
On Monday, June 17th from 6-6:30pm, members from the Utah Symphony Youth Guild will perform at the Summit County Library Kamas Branch. Scudder notes that “this is an especially exciting performance for the public art board as we have just added an Art Piano to the Kamas Library. The piano hasn’t been painted yet, but we are hoping that exposure to the piano through this performance will activate the space and inspire people to come back to play the piano. Local artist Michael Calles will be painting the piano later this summer/fall.”
The final Pop-Up Community Concert will be on Wednesday, June 19th from 6-6:30pm at the Summit County Library Kimball Junction Branch, featuring Principal Trumpet, Travis Peterson. He will be accompanied by a pianist, who is yet to be determined.
Mark your calendars for these public performances and hear guest artists from Utah Symphony and Utah Opera share their talents on Art Pianos for All. Don’t miss out on the chance to experience how live music connects communities! For a calendar of pop-up community concerts this summer, visit the Utah Symphony’s Deer Valley Music Festival at www.deervalleymusicfestival.org. To learn more about Art Pianos for All, visit their Facebook page.