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Former U.S. Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice — who is also an author, diplomat and concert pianist — will perform with the Muir Quartet at Stein Eriksen Lodge on Jan. 14, 2011. Both Rice and the quartet have donated their services to the event, a benefit for the Deer Valley Music Festival, the summer home of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera. The evening’s music will include works by Dvorak and Brahms.
Growing up in Birmingham, Ala., Rice focused on her music lessons and, at age 10, she was the first black student admitted to study at the Birmingham Southern Conservatory of Music. Rice competed in piano at the conservatory and continued for several years when her family moved to Colorado. Rice won her first musical competition playing Mozart’s “D Minor Piano Concerto” and, later, performed with the Denver Symphony Orchestra.
“We are thrilled to have Condoleezza Rice join us in Utah to share her love and passion for the musical arts,” said Melia Tourangeau, president and CEO of the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera.
For more information on attending this exclusive performance, contact Amanda Deuel, director of special events, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera at [email protected] or 801-869-1010.
The 2011 edition of the Deer Valley Music Festival will mark its eighth summer season of providing chamber, classical and pops performances in multiple venues, including the Deer Valley Snow Park Outdoor Amphitheater, St. Mary’s Church, Temple Har Shalom and private homes located throughout the Park City area.