Tickets on sale for 2018-19 season of Cedar City Music Arts
By Mary Anne Andersen
Cedar City Arts Council
CEDAR CITY–Cedar City Music Arts is pleased to announce the beginning of its ticket sales campaign for the 2018-2019 season, beginning today, Aug. 8. The season is an exciting one, especially when the inexpensive cost of each performance is considered.
The season opens as always with the Utah Symphony Orchestra on Friday, Oct. 5. The Utah Symphony is the premier performing group in the state and is recognized as one of the top orchestras in the country. Also in October, on the 16th, Cedar City will host The Queen’s Six, a male vocal group that was part of the entertainment during the recent nuptials of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Prince Harry and Meghan. The group was founded in 2008, 450 years after the ascension of Queen Elizabeth I to the throne. Based at Windsor Castle, the sextet are members of the St. George Chapel Choir.
In a departure from the regular practice of presenting the Nutcracker Ballet only every other year, CCMA will invite the Moscow Ballet to return this year after a near-sell-out production in 2017. The presentation will be on Dec. 11, and patrons should take notice that the venue will be the Randall Theater on the SUU campus rather than the Heritage Theater.
Two programs will bring exceptionally high artistic values to Cedar City in early spring. The prize-winning Maxwell String Quartet, from Scotland, will perform Scottish folk music along with a traditional chamber music program on Monday, Feb. 4. A month later, the nationally-acclaimed violinist Linda Wang will appear on March 1. Ms. Wang made her public debut with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the age of nine.
Finally, in a neat orchestral bookend to the Utah Symphony Orchestra, the Glenn Miller Orchestra will be featured on March 21. Appearing with the most beloved orchestra of the big band era will be the vocal group The Diamonds, who were a huge hit when they were here a couple of years ago. The program will include charts that will sound familiar to all ages, to anyone who loves the big band sound.
Season tickets are $100 for all six concerts. That comes to just under $17 per concert. Patrons would pay twice or three times that amount to hear these outstanding artists in other venues. Single tickets to individual performances are $30 for adults and $15 for Iron County students. This year will again offer a lovely pre-concert soiree the night of the Utah Symphony at a cost of $30 per person. Reservations are necessary.
Iron County Today is including a brochure in every newspaper delivered in Iron County in which are listed the names of those who are selling tickets. Any one of them could deliver tickets to the purchaser paying with cash or check. Those wishing to use credit or debit cards should visit or call the Heritage Theater at 435-865-2882.