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Utah Symphony shares modernized 'Mary Had a Little Lamb' March 15 and 19

FILE - Thierry Fischer, Music Director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, conducts a practice with the symphony at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.
FILE - Thierry Fischer, Music Director of the Utah Symphony Orchestra, conducts a practice with the symphony at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.
Laura Seitz, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Symphony will present a contemporary rendition of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” in “The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (Who) Had a Little Lamb” with Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Rei Hotoda and narrated by composer Micah Levy this week.

“The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (Who) Had a Little Lamb” is the story of Mary and the search for her little lamb, Petunia, according to a news release. It incorporates the the Allegro from the first movement of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Spring” from “The Four Seasons,” according to the release.

It will be performed March 15 at 7 p.m. at the Browning Center at Weber State University in Ogden. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for children. See the Ogden Sympony Ballet website for information. It will also be performed March 19 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Abravanel Hall. Tickets are $6-$18 and available through utahsymphony.org or by calling 801-355-2787.

Levy will be in Salt Lake for a week long residency with the symphony the week of March 14-19 .