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2018 Deer Valley® Music Festival Salon Series
Jerry Steichen, piano
Tad Calcara and the New Deal Swing
July 12, 2018 (Thursday) / 7 PM
The New Deal Swing Band was established in 2003 by Utah Symphony principal clarinetist, Tad Calcara. The band performs the original arrangements made famous by the great Big Bands of the 1930s and 40s. Mr. Calcara has spent many hours researching archives to locate the original manuscripts that were used seventy years ago. Much of the band’s repertoire plays like a sound track to 1930s New Deal America or to the struggle of 1940s WWII. Members of New Deal Swing have spent many meticulous hours rehearsing to obtain the right vintage feel, sound and most important swing of the original Big Bands. When you hear New Deal Swing – you’ll be transported through time!
New Deal Swing focuses on the “hot” swing bands of the day: Benny Goodman, Fletcher Henderson, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Jimmie Lunceford. But the band can easily switch tracks for some of the more romantic swing classics by Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James, and Glenn Miller. Big Band music was primarily a dance music and the New Deal Swing Band specializes in performances for the Lindy Hop and Jitterbug crowds!
Utah Symphony String Quartet
July 19, 2018 (Thursday) / 7 PM
Generously hosted by: Susan Swartz Studios
Cellist John Eckstein joined the Utah Symphony in June, 1990. Previously Associate Principal Cello of the New Orleans Symphony and Principal Cello of the Omaha Symphony, he enjoys a varied musical life of orchestral, chamber, and solo playing, in addition to his teaching duties at the University of Utah. When he isn’t playing the cello, he can be found skiing, golfing, or playing with his two children Nina and Jamie.
Violinist Yuki MacQueen joined the Utah Symphony in June 2000. Previously a member of the Nashville Symphony, the San Antonio Symphony, and Associate Concertmaster of the Knoxville Symphony, she has also played with the National Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the National Chamber Orchestra. When she is not performing with the Utah Symphony, She enjoys playing chamber music, baking sweets, and traveling the world.
Alex Martin joined the Utah Symphony in February 2011. He came to Salt Lake City from Miami Beach, Florida, where he was a member of the New World Symphony. In his spare time Mr. Martin enjoys reading string quartets, following the Washington Nationals, and playing his guitar.
Joel Gibbs joined the viola section of the Utah Symphony in 2011. He is also a member of the Grant Park Orchestra in Chicago, and a former member of the Dallas Symphony and the Louisville Orchestra. In his free time, he enjoys running and hiking, and he hopes never to run out of new territory to explore in the Wasatch Mountains.
Capathia Jenkins, vocals
August 5, 2018 (Sunday) / 12 PM
This Brooklyn-born-and-raised actress most recently starred as Medda in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson. She then starred in the off-Broadway 2000 revival of Godspell where she wowed audiences with her stirring rendition of “Turn Back, O Man,” which can still be heard on the original cast recording. She returned to Broadway in The Look of Love and received critical acclaim for her performances of the Bacharach/David hits. Ms. Jenkins then created the roles of The Washing Machine in Caroline, Or Change and Frieda May in Martin Short-Fame becomes me where she sang “Stop the Show” and brought the house down every night. An active concert artist, Ms. Jenkins has appeared with orchestras around the world. She has performed as a soloist with the Festival Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic. In 2011 Ms. Jenkins had the great honor of performing in the “Broadway Ambassadors to Cuba” concert as part of the Festival de Teatro de la Habana. Additionally, Ms. Jenkins has performed as guest soloist with Peter Nero and the Philly Pops as well as with the Cincinnati Pops.
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