Utopia Early Music breathes life into the Salt Lake City music scene with its historically informed performances of medieval, renaissance, and baroque music. While the music itself may be centuries old and performing it well requires serious scholarship, all music exists in the here and now. To help this repertoire emerge from its chrysalis, we bring a playful, open-minded approach to everything we perform.
We chose the name Utopia to reflect our ideal of a musical world in which anything is possible. This ancient concept was named by Thomas More, who published his book Utopia in the center of the period spanned by our repertory. Closer to home, we are based in the heart of the American West, a region settled through utopian dreams and sustained by a historical vision.
In addition to our core membership, we feature guest musicians both from Utah and out of state, making each performance a truly new collaboration