SALT LAKE CITY — The Orchestra at Temple Square will perform its annual spring concert on Saturday, 20 March, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle on Temple Square. Igor Gruppman, conductor of the Orchestra at Temple Square, will lead the orchestra at this performance in the Tabernacle.

The orchestra will perform Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor; Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, better known as the Unfinished Symphony; Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for 4 Violins; and Samuel Barber’s Mutations from Bach for brass choir and timpani.

Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G Minor is recognized as one of his greatest compositions. Living in impoverished circumstances, while still waiting for a court appointment, Mozart reached new creative heights and his struggles surface in the dynamic intensity and mood-evoking thematic relationships that make this composition a timeless classic.

Schubert’s Symphony No. 8  is one of his most famous compositions. Because the symphony consists of only two movements, many have speculated that Schubert was so pleased with it that composing an additional movement would add nothing to it.

In Vivaldi’s Concerto for 4 Violins, the audience is transported to the glory days of the Baroque era of Venice. With a flowing and stimulating melody, Vivaldi paints a beautiful picture of his Italian hometown with its many creative themes. Each of the four violinists shares the opportunity to  perform solo passages in this work. Drawing on the tremendous talent in the orchestra, all of the soloists will be current members of the string section.

Mutations from Bach for brass choir and timpani was scored for four horns, three trumpets, three trombones, tuba and timpani. This work reflects Barber’s admiration for Bach.

Free tickets will be available starting Tuesday, 10 February, at 10:00 a.m. The tickets can be obtained at the Conference Center ticket office (door 4) or at www.lds.org( click on “Events”in the right column). These tickets are limited to those 8 years of age and older. The doors of the Tabernacle will open at 6:30 p.m., and the length of the performance will be approximately 90 minutes.   

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 •   Photo: Igor Gruppman, the Orchestra at Temple Square
 •   Biography: Igor Gruppman