Temple Square Performances will be presenting thirteen concerts during the month of July, as well as regular “Concerts in the Park.” These programs, which will add variety and appeal to concert-goers, are free of charge. Most of them do not require tickets for admittance.
Five concerts will be held in the Assembly Hall, all of which are open to adults, youth, and children eight years of age and older. The Assembly Hall concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
Eight outdoor concerts will be held in the Brigham Young Historic Park, part of the Temple Square complex. The “Concerts in the Park” are open to families, youth, and children of all ages. Concerts in the Brigham Young Historic Park begin at 8:00 p.m. during the month of July.
The Assembly Hall concerts are as follows:
Saturday, July 2 — The Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band, under the direction of Commander Mike Cottam, will perform a program featuring patriotic selections and works of Americana. This concert does require tickets. For free tickets, call 801-240-0080 or order online at www.lds.org/events .
Saturday, July 9 — Pianist Dr. Stephen Thomas, head of the music department at California State University at Stanislaus, will perform Bach’s French Suite in G Major and a selection of shorter works by Brahms and Chopin. Thomas has toured throughout the U.S., Canada, Scandinavia, and Japan, and has recorded on several labels.
Saturday, July 16 — Recording artist, soprano Karen Larsen, will present a concert that will include Broadway show tunes, patriotic numbers, and light operatic pieces. She will be accompanied by Lawrence Gee, who will also present a solo piece by Saint-Saëns.
Saturday, July 23 — Pianist William Darger, raised in Utah and now of New York, will perform the premiere performance of award-winning composer David Zabriskie’s Pioneer Celebration, in addition to selected works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Ravel. Zabriskie is the silver medallist for original music of the 29th Annual Film and Television Festival of New York.
Saturday, July 30 — Saltaires Show Chorus, nationally known Salt Lake area barbershop chorus, will perform selected inspirational and patriotic works, with an emphasis on this year’s repertoire focusing on the best of rock and roll music. Saltaires have become a dynasty in the Rocky Mountain District of barbershop chorus competitions with their nine-year streak of international competition qualification.
Temple Square Performances presents the popular “Concerts in the Park” on Tuesday and Friday evenings throughout the summer in the Brigham Young Historic Park, located on the southeast corner of State Street and Second Avenue. Tuesday concerts are family-oriented and Friday concerts are more youth-oriented. However, all ages are welcome to attend any of the park concerts.
The July park concerts begin at 8:00 p.m. A limited number of chairs will be available at the park. Attendees are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs or blankets to sit on. In the event of rain, call 801-240-0213 for venue changes. Changes will also be posted at the park.
“Concerts in the Park” for July are as follows:
Friday, July 1 — EnZign, local soft-rock band with a fresh, uplifting sound
Tuesday, July 5 —The Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band, familiar tunes, stirring marches, and patriotic medleys
Friday, July 8 — Sherée and the Messengers, featuring contemporary Christian singer and recording artist Sherée Fitzgerald
Tuesday, July 12 — Unstrung, performers of foot-stomping bluegrass music
Friday, July 15 — Crinna Hill Band, Utah County family pop and soft-rock group
Tuesday, July 19 — Wasatch and District Pipe Band, Scottish tunes, drum salutes, and rousing marches
Friday, July 22 — No Concert in the Park this evening. (President Hinckley’s 95th birthday celebration will be held in the Conference Center this evening.)
Tuesday, July 26 — Heartbound, a female trio performing contemporary and inspirational tunes
Friday, July 29 —T Minus 5, unique a cappella singers with comedic flavor