SALT LAKE CITY – A limited number of tickets are available for this Saturday’s Signature Series concert presented by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square as part of the Cultural Olympiad of the 2002 Winter Games. Tickets are also available for the Sunday morning encore concert including the weekly Music and the Spoken Word broadcast.

Acclaimed clarinetist Richard Stoltzman will perform with the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 February. Saturday’s performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available only at the Conference Center box office at door four. Standby seating will be available with the standby line forming at the Temple Square flag pole. Those not holding tickets are encouraged to try standby seating since nearly 90 percent of those waiting are seated in the Tabernacle. Once Tabernacle seating is filled, overflow seating will be provided in the Assembly Hall on closed-circuit large screen television.

“This is a choice opportunity for anyone to hear the Orchestra and Choir with this famed musician at no cost,” says Barlow Bradford, Director of the Orchestra at Temple Square and Associate Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. “So far, we’ve had plenty of seats available for the Sunday programs.” Dr. Bradford will be conducting this weekend’s concerts.

An encore concert will be presented in conjunction with the Choir’s traditional Sunday morning broadcast of Music and the Spoken Word, 17 February. The availability of tickets for this performance is greater. Tickets should be picked up at the Conference Center box office at door four. The Sunday morning concert will include much of the previous night’s performance. Those attending the broadcast must be seated by 9:15 a.m. Standby seating will also be available on Sunday morning with the standby line forming at the Temple Square flag pole. Overflow seating will again be provided in the Assembly Hall.