BBC Music Magazine

Anniversar­y events

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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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