Seven outstanding concerts are scheduled for the October 2003 Temple Square Concert Series, five in the Assembly Hall and two as noted below in the Tabernacle, all with 7:30 p.m. starting times.

The concerts are a cultural gift to the community by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are free and open to the public. Following standard concert protocol, children under eight years of age are encouraged to visit other venues.

Friday, October 10—Hong Kong pianist Tanya Bannister, winner of the 2003 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, will perform Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in E flat minor, BK1; Ladermann’s Three Etudes; Beethoven’s Moonlight in C sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2; Janacek’s In the Mist; Prokofiev’s Prelude; and Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52. Bannister tours throughout the world on an energetic concert schedule.

Saturday, October 11—The Utah All-State Band, Choir, and Orchestra, composed of outstanding high school musicians from throughout the state of Utah, will perform in the Tabernacle. This annual concert is often a standing-room-only event for which free tickets are required: call 240-0080.

Friday, October 17—The Temple Square Chorale and Ensemble, under the direction of Mack Wilberg, will perform in the Tabernacle. Free tickets are required: call 240-0080.

Saturday, October 18—The Church Relief Society Music Festival, featuring original religious musical pieces submitted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be presented. Works are from Latter-day Saint composers throughout the world.

Friday, October 24—The Orchestra of Sandy City (formerly the American West Symphony), conducted by Joel Rosenberg, will perform Berlioz’s Roman Carnival Overture, Op. 9; Villa-Lobos’ The Little Train on the Caipira; Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 4; Holst’s Jupiter from the Planets; Shostakovitch’s Etude in Eb minor; and Barber’s Overture to the School for Scandal, Op. 3.

Saturday, October 25—The 100-voice Wasatch Chorale, under the direction of Dr. J. Arden Hopkin, head of Vocal Studies at Brigham Young University, will present “Americana 2003,” a program of songs of inspiration, spirituals, American musical theater, patriotic tunes, and selected works from Aaron Copland’s “The Promised Land.”

Friday, October 31—The Utah State University Chamber Singers, under the direction of Cory Evans, will perform Puccini’s Requiem; selections from Durufle’s Requiem; and a number of other works focusing on an Autumn theme. The Chamber Singers is composed of 30 student musicians.