Photos by Samuel Askins
Utah Symphony debuted the Neva Langley Fickling Legacy Concert Steinway Piano at Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 on April 19 at Abravanel Hall. The previous piano had been with the orchestra for over 15 years, but it no longer had the power to perform at Abravanel Hall. The new Steinway was chosen from a showroom in New York City and was purchased for $118,000. Every Steinway is made by hand, so no two are the same. The chosen piano contains 11,600 parts and took over a year to build. The previous piano will be used for Utah Symphony's Pop Concerts. Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 was directed by Thierry Fischer, with Conrad Tao on piano. The concert included Tchaikovsky's Sleeping Beauty Suite and Capriccio Italien. Schoenberg's Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene closed the show.
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