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Apr 23
Chamber Music Series

Experience the harmonious convergence of music and art as students from the University of Utah School of Music perform an original opera in the galleries of the UMFA. In this special addition to our Chamber Music Series, University of Utah School of Music soprano Olivia Custodio will perform the short opera La voix humaine, by Francis Poulenc, with Jed Moss accompanying on piano. The story follows a woman as she speaks on the telephone with her (invisible and inaudible) departing lover, who is leaving her to marry another woman. The telephone proved to be the perfect prop for librettist Jean Cocteau to explore his ideas, feelings, and "algebra" concerning human needs and realities in communication. Directed by Lucas Goodrich.

Apr 23
Fortunate Youth with True Press

Tickets available at www.liveniteevents.com

18 and up

Apr 22
War Horse

“War Horse” tells the story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, which has been sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. In a tale that the Sunday Express said is “…both epic and intimate,” and “absolutely guaranteed to move the heart,” Joey is caught in enemy crossfire and ends up serving both sides of the war before landing in no man’s land. Albert, not old enough to enlist, embarks on a treacherous mission to find his horse and bring him home. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship.

“War Horse” is filled with stirring music and songs, and at the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to life on stage. “The puppetry is nothing short of miraculous,” according to The Times of London.

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Welcome to BrewTAH

Published: 11/19/2012

by Sean Zimmerman-Wall, Powder Magazine

Alta makes beer for Utah skiers

Once upon a time in Little Cottonwood Canyon, a group of skiers decided to build a resort. Through unique vision, hard work and ingenuity, the Alta Ski Area rose from the remnants of an old mining town. The 2012-2013 ski season is Alta’s 75th and the management has come up with the best way to commemorate the occasion: Beer.

Elsewhere in extra dry Utah, Greg Schirf realized the need for locally produce libations to serve thirsty skiers after a day on the slopes. He opened the state’s first brewpub, Wasatch, in Park City at the top of historic Main Street. Last summer he joined forces with Alta to make an anniversary brew.

“We are very excited to be introducing this beer. They are a company that has a lot of our core values. They have been around for a while and this is about getting their loyal customers and our loyal customer on the same page,” said Connie Marshall, Alta’s long time director of marketing and public relations. Both companies pooled resources and worked to develop the taste profile over several months of testing. “Our design teams choose certain aspects from our other beers that we liked. We also used a hop blend that we had never used before from the Pacific Northwest called Falconer’s Flight,” says Brewmaster and managing partner at The Utah Brewers Cooperative, Dan Burick. “This is new to the Alta folks and it is cool to see people who aren’t necessarily in the beer business enjoy their own beer.”

The brewers describe the beer as a deep caramel colored pale ale with a piney floral aroma and citrus-y undertones. It is best enjoyed after a full day of skiing bell to bell and pairs well with nachos.

The colorful six packs feature local shredder Jen Berg enjoying a turn at Alta, no doubt heading to the Goldminer’s for a beer of her own. It will be available at storefronts around the Wasatch throughout the season. Snowboarders can drink it, too.

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