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.
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.