Temple Square’s popular outdoor Concerts in the Park series continues through August with eight performances scheduled at the Brigham Young Historic Park. In addition, five other concerts are set for the Assembly Hall making a total of 13 Temple Square performances for the month.
 
The concerts in the Brigham Young Historic Park start at 7:30 p.m. and are open to families and children of all ages. Concerts in the Assembly Hall also begin at 7:30 p.m. and are limited to persons eight years of age and older. All concerts are free.  Tickets are not needed for any of our August concerts.
 
Saturday, August 1Flautissimo, a flute choir under the direction of Lorinda Atwater, will perform classical and contemporary pieces in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m.  Selections include Overture to Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini, James Towne Trilogy by Catherine McMichael, Flutum Mysterium, by Gary Schocker, Old and New China by Alan Leech, and several other selections.  Flautissimo is a symphonic flute ensemble made up of flutists from along the Wasatch Front.
 
Saturday, August 8Mezzo-soprano Suzanne Hansen will share a program titled “A Slice of Apple Pie – A Sampler of Americana in Song” in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m.  The concert will feature songs from various cultures of the U.S. melting pot, including pieces by Aaron Copland, Stephen Foster, Ira and George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and many other composers.  Suzanne Hansen has appeared on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion, has performed with touring companies, and in concerts and opera houses across the country and in Europe.
 
Saturday, August 15—A varied program of selections from popular musicals will be presented by sopranos Katie Hill and Kristine Cox and by tenor Karl Christensen and baritone Paul Otterstrom in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m.  Their program will includes songs from such musicals asThe Sound of Music, South Pacific, Oklahoma, Man of LaMancha, The Secret Garden, and many other musicals.  
 
Saturday, August 22Pianist and world-wide entertainer, Marvin Goldstein, and soprano vocalist Vanessa Joy will share a program of classic pop, musical theatre selections, and patriotic songs in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m.  Marvin Goldstein has over 50 professional recordings to his name and has received numerous awards throughout his career.  International singer, Vanessa Joy, has won several awards and competitions throughout the world and has three solo albums to her credit.
  
Saturday, August 29Baritone Stephen Reynolds, will sing folk selections, traditional spirituals, and musical theatre pieces in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m.  His program will include selections from Songs of Travel by Ralph Vaughan Williams and Robert Louis Stevenson, An American in Paris by George Gershwin, Camelot by Frederick Loewe, Scottish folk song Loch Lomond, and many other well-known songs.  Stephen will be joined by Kathleen Buell on piano and harpsichord.
   
In addition, 30-minute organ recitals during August will be held in the Tabernacle weekdays and Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m., and on Sundays in the Tabernacle at 2:00 p.m.
 
Also, Mormon Tabernacle Choir rehearsals are open to the public in the Conference Center on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m.  “Music and the Spoken Word,” featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, is held on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., also in the Conference Center.  Doors open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 9:15 a.m. for the 30-minute broadcast.
 
For Temple Square Performances information, call 801-240-3323.
“Concerts in the Park”
Brigham Young Historic Park
 
Temple Square Performances presents the popular “Concerts in the Park” series on Tuesday and Friday evenings in the Brigham Young Historic Park, located on the southeast corner of State Street and Second Avenue.  All ages are welcomed to attend any of the concerts held in the Brigham Young Historic Park.
 
The park concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.  A limited number of chairs will be available at the park.  Attendees may bring their own chairs or blankets to sit on, if they prefer.  In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to move a concert indoors to the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. 
Call 801-240-3323 for concert updates or for information.
 
Tuesday, August 4—Pizzicato Strings – youth string ensemble presenting a program titled “Music of the Cinema”
 
Friday, August 7—Octappella – popular a cappella recording group
 
Tuesday, August 11—Ailine’s Touch of Polynesia – costumed performers showcasing Polynesian dances.
 
Friday, August 14—An Dragan Ceilteach – local Irish step-dancing troupe
 
Tuesday, August 18—Wasatch & District Pipe Band – award-winning bagpipers, drummers, and dancers
 
Friday, August 21—Fire on the Mountain – Utah’s foot-stomping mountain music
 
Tuesday, August 25—ULTIMI, tenor trio – Isaac Hurtado, Tyler Nelson, and Brian Stucki
 
Friday, August 28—Utah Premiere Brass – British-style brass band