Southern Utah News Articles
Earth Festival Chamber Concert
Amazing Earthfest brings to Kanab the very highest caliber in chamber music performance. Rarely appearing in southern Utah, the Paradigm Trio, based in Salt Lake City, featuring Kelly Parkinson, Violin, Joel Rosenberg, Viola and Jed Moss, Piano, will perform music of Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Debussy, Schubert and Piazzolla. The full-length concert will take place Thursday, May 12, from 7-8:30 p.m., at the Kanab High School Auditorium.
Each of these fine classical musicians is an accomplished soloist. Meet these outstanding players, share conversation with friends, and mingle with visiting guests during the intermission and after the performance.
Ticket sales each year for Amazing Earthfest concerts help bring extraordinary talent to Kane County. Tickets will be sold at the door and can be purchased in advance at the Amazing Earthfest Information Table at Kane County Office of Tourism. Admission: $15 for adults, $5 students, children under 12 free.
Joel Rosenberg, Earthfest Music Director, is a graduate of The Juilliard School in New York City. Rosenberg has received the Individual Artist Grant from the Utah Arts Council, and a Fulbright Grant to Italy, where he studied at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, and the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena. He has conducted the Australian Ballet with the Elizabethan Philharmonic and the Orchestra of Victoria at the Sydney Opera House, as well as the New Zealand Opera in Auckland, the Utah Opera, Ballet West with the Utah, Phoenix and Portland Symphony Orchestras, the San Francisco Ballet and the New Mexico Symphony, the Erik Hawkins Dance Company, and has appeared in concerto performances with pianist Leon Fleisher. Presently, Rosenberg conducts the American West Symphony and Ballet, and the Paradigm Chamber Orchestra in Salt Lake City.
As an in-demand collaborative and concert pianist, Jed Moss has shared the stage with artists from around the globe. He appears extensively in duo and chamber music concerts at colleges and universities from coast to coast, and has been the featured artist with orchestras in the Czech Republic, Uruguay, Washington, D.C., Texas, Idaho, Utah and California. As a contracted soloist, Moss has toured Europe with Utah’s Repertory Dance Theatre, and frequently performs piano concerti to fully choreographed productions with Ballet West. As a member of the Sundance Trio, he has toured the U.S., Ireland and the U.K., and continues to explore and commission new music for oboe, bassoon and piano.
Kelly Parkinson is one of Utah’s leading violinists. A graduate of Brigham Young University, she has appeared as a soloist with the Utah Symphony on The Salute to Youth Concert, and with the Paradigm Chamber Orchestra and Ballet West Orchestra. Parkinson has studied with Daniel Heifetz, Henryk Szeryng and Percy Kalt.