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Friday, July 08, 2011

Park City Music Festival Runs July 11 - August 1

The 27th Annual Summer Park City Music Festival will run July 11 - August 1. It features a number of Salon Concerts hosted in beautiful homes throughout Park City, Salt Lake City and Midway.

See the festival website for specific information, including a concert schedule.

The Park Record newspaper has this article about the festival. Below are excerpts.

The Park City International Music Festival turns 27 this year.
That makes the event, which is also known as the Park City & SLC Music Festival, the oldest chamber-music celebration in Utah.

"I had just moved here from New York in 1984 and decided to do it," Leslie Harlow said. "I called violinist Paul Rosenthal, whose number I got from a friend. I said, 'You don't know me, but would you like to come and play a music festival in Utah?'

Without hesitation, Rosenthal agreed.

That same day, Leslie called cellist Jeff Solow and violinists Bill Preucil and Glenn Dicterow, who is now the concertmaster for the New York Philharmonic.

"That's how it started, and it's been going on ever since," she said.

Still, there have been incidents when the musicians have disagreed with the way the Harlows run the festival.

"Anyone who comes to our festival and says, 'You can't do that' don't come back the next year," Leslie said. "First off, they don't want to come back. Secondly, we don't like to play conservatively."

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