Critic’s Choice

Tue Jan 15, 2019 at 2:04 pm
By Edward Reichel

“Chance Has Spoken” by Gity Razaz is on the NOVA Chamber series bill this Sunday at Gardner Hall.

Since its inception four decades ago, the NOVA Chamber Music Series has been a standard-bearer in offering audiences innovative programming that encompasses new works and standard repertoire.

With its new music director, Madeline Adkins, who also serves as the Utah Symphony’s concertmaster, the tradition continues in a new season that will also see a number of contemporary women composers represented.

The next NOVA concert features the music of two women: Joan Tower’s Night Fields for string quartet; and Gity Razaz’s Chance Has Spoken, a ballet for string quartet and vibraphone, with choreography by Natalie Desch.

Also on the program are Beethoven’s Drei Equali for four trombones; and Elgar’s Piano Quintet in A minor. Performers include the Fry Street Quartet; pianist Frank Weinstock; and Utah Symphony colleagues Keith Carrick on percussion and Mark Davidson on trombone.

The performance will take place 3 p.m. Sunday in Libby Gardner Concert Hall.; 801-463-5223.

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