Being recognized for performance excellence is always a nice surprise. Making a top 10 list is nice, too. But being recognized three times on the same top 10 list is even better. The College of Fine Arts is proud to be included in Salt Lake Magazine’s Top 10 Classical Performances of 2014.
The Department of Theatre’s production of “The Threepenny Opera” was selected as one of the top classical performances because of Director Denny Berry’s exquisite cast and staging of the classic Bertolt Brecht musical.
School of Music faculty member Hasse Borup served as concertmaster for Vivaldi By Candlelight, which was also named a top performance. Heralded for “remarkable artistry and virtuosity,” Professor Borup, who works with violin and chamber music students, deserves a round of applause for his involvement in this event.
Additionally, the Utah Chamber Artists, founded by and under the musical direction of School of Music professor Barlow Bradford, secured a spot on the top 10 list. The group’s performance of Brahms’ “Ein deutsches Requiem” was called “heartfelt… always filled with depth and spirituality.”
Congratulations to all on this extraordinary achievement and for representing the College of Fine Arts so strongly through classical performance. Read the complete list and the full reviews of these three honorees here.