Temple Square’s popular outdoor Concerts in the Park series continues through August with eight concerts scheduled at Brigham Young Historic Park. In addition, four other concerts are set for the Assembly Hall, making a total of 12 Temple Square concerts for the month.
In August, concerts in the Brigham Young Historic Park start at an earlier time than during the months of June and July. They begin 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.
Saturday, August 7—The Brody and Corine Hart family will present a “Families Making Music” concert in the Assembly Hall. This large family of musicians will be performing classical pieces, Broadway tunes, children’s songs, folk songs, and sacred works on strings, piano, and organ. Their program includes pieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Pachelbel, Antonio Vivaldi, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and others.
Saturday, August 14—Violinist Kelly Parkinson, with pianist Jed Moss, will perform in the Assembly Hall a program featuring works by Fritz Kreisler, Maurice Ravel, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Wilbur Chenoweth, and Astor Piazzolla. This concert has been designated as an “Anniversary Concert” commemorating the 30-year anniversary of the Temple Square concert series. Ms. Parkinson, a well-known Utah violin soloist and chamber musician, performed during the first season of the concert series, and numerous times since. She has performed extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Israel. Mr. Moss has also shared his musical talents on Temple Square several times throughout the past 30 years.
Saturday, August 21—The Saltaires, an award-winning barbershop chorus, will share a fun program of patriotic pieces, folk tunes, spirituals, and other familiar tunes in the Assembly Hall. The chorus, which is under the direction of John Sasine, has won the Rocky Mountain District Barbershop Competition six times in a row. They have scored as high as sixth in the world in the International Competition and have been ranked in the top ten five times.
Saturday, August 28—The Laycock Sisters: JoLane Jolley, Linda Findlay, Claudia Laycock, Elizabeth Farnsworth, and Kathryn Little, will present a “Families Making Music” concert in the Assembly Hall. The daughters of the late Ralph Laycock and Lucie Laycock will share their musical talents with vocal, piano (including two piano), organ and flute performances. Works will include pieces by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Gershwin, Saint-Saens, and others.
In addition, 30-minute organ recitals during August will be held in the Tabernacle weekdays and Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. and in the Conference Center at 2:00 p.m. Sunday organ recitals are held 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 8:00 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.