Orchestra at Temple Square to Perform “An Autumn Concert”

  • 21-22 October 2011
21-22 October 2011
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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  • Free tickets are now available.

The Orchestra at Temple Square, under the direction of conductor Igor Gruppman, will present an “An Autumn Concert” on Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22, 2011, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle.

Christian Smith, principal bassoonist for the orchestra, will be featured in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Bassoon in E-flat Major (RV 483). Other presentations will include Bach’s aria for alto and solo violin, “Erbarme dich, mein Gott, um meiner Zähren Willen!” from the St. Matthew Passion, and the sixth movement from Mahler’s Symphony no. 3.

Tabernacle doors will open at 6:30 p.m. the evening of the concert. Tickets are required and are limited to those eight years of age and older, but are free to the public. They are available on Tuesday, September 13, at www.ChurchofJesusChrist.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080 or toll-free 1-866-537-8457.

The orchestra was formed in 1999 under the direction of President Gordon B. Hinckley (1910–2008). Its charter as an all-volunteer musical organization is to accompany the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and to perform in two concerts of its own each year.