Utah's Top 10 Classical Performances of 2014

01.05.15
Matthias Pintscher
Salt Lake Magazine

The past year once again proved that classical music is healthy and thriving in Utah. So much so that it was a challenging task choosing the best of 2014 and narrowing it down to the year’s Top 10. But without further ado, below are mypicks for top honors, listed in chronological order.

Utah Symphony with Matthias Pintscher: The young German composer/conductor Matthias Pintscher made an impressive Utah Symphony debut to start the new year. In addition to his brilliantly orchestrated work, towards Osiris, the 43-year-old music director of Paris’ Ensemble Intercontemporain also led the Utah Symphony in a romantically charged, finely crafted account of Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8. With his fresh and bold conducting style and wonderful rapport with the musicians, Pintscher will always be a welcome guest in Abravanel Hall.