An­niver­sary events

BBC Music Magazine - - First Transconti­nental Railroad -

Four­teen US or­ches­tras have co-com­mis­sioned Tran­scend, a piece by Chi­nese-amer­i­can com­poser Zhou

Tian. Ne­vada’s Reno Phil­har­monic will give the first per­for­mances on 27 and 28 April. renophil.com The Utah Opera will pre­miere four ten-minute operas re­lated to the 150th an­niver­sary by com­posers Lisa De­s­pain, Ja­cob Lee, Tony Solitro and Michael Ching (all of whom have links to Utah) on 20-22 May in Salt Lake City. uta­h­opera.org

The Spike 150 Cho­rus,

young stu­dents from every county in Utah, will per­form at Promon­tory Point, Utah on 10 May.

spike150­cho­rus.wee­bly.com

The Utah Mu­seum of Fine Arts at the Univer­sity of Utah hosts ‘The Race

to Promon­tory: The Transcon­ti­nen­tal Rail­road and the Amer­i­can West’,

fea­tur­ing the three cer­e­mo­nial spikes that com­pleted the rail­road, along with around

150 pho­to­graphs and stere­ographs.

spike150.org

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