It’s June—and so it must be piano month on Temple Square, with numerous pianists performing in association with the 2003 Gina Bachauer International Amateur Piano Competition. Eleven piano concerts are scheduled as part of June’s Temple Square Concert Series, including a choral concert, and two concerts that are part of the American Guild of Organists Convention being held in Salt Lake City this month.

Concerts will be in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, unless otherwise noted. Most concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., except for the Bachauer competition finals. All concerts, including the Bachauer Competition and the concerts for the American Guild of Organists, are free and open to the public. Reflecting standard concert protocol, children under eight are encouraged to visit other venues.

Saturday, June 7—Italian pianist Massimiliano Frani will perform Mozart’s Fantasy in C minor K. 475, Mendelssohn’s Variations Serieus Op. 54, and Chopin’s Sonata in B-flat minor Op. 35. Currently serving as the artistic director of the Armoniae–International Center for Music and Culture, Frani has concertized throughout Europe and has received glowing reviews for his recording of the Chopin Polonaises. Well-known locally, Frani is a former member of the American Piano Quartet and served on the piano faculty at Brigham Young University.

Tuesday, June 10—Bachauer piano jurist Scott McCarry will play Valses nobles et sentimentales and Miroirs by Ravel, Tarantella by Hiscocks, and Harmonies S. 173 by Liszt.
McCarry is assistant professor of piano and chair of the Department of Fine Arts at Brigham Young Univeristy–Hawaii and has given major recitals in the U.S., England, and Indonesia.

Wednesday, June 11—Bachauer piano jurist Ning Lu will perform Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op. 111, and Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 35. Dr. Lu is assistant professor of music at the University of Utah as well as visiting professor at the Conservatory of Music, Nanjing University, China, and a heralded prize winner at numerous piano competitions.

Thursday, June 12—Bachauer piano jurist Scott Holden will play an evening of Schumann—-Arabeske Op. 18, Sonata #1 in F sharp minor Op. 11, and Carnaval Op. 9. Holden, who recently joined the piano faculty at Brigham Young University, has performed widely in the U.S. and Europe.

Friday, June 13—Russian Bachauer piano jurist Andrei Pisarev will perform Mozart’s Rondo in A Minor K.511, Schumann’s Arabesque Op. 18 and Carnival Op 9, and Chopin’s Nocturne in E Minor Op. 72 No. 1 plus four Scherzos: B Minor Op. 20, B Flat Minor Op. 31, C Sharp Minor Op. 39, and E Major Op. 54. Pisarev is a professor of music at the Moscow Tchaikowsky Conservatory and presently is a guest artist/teacher in Japan.

Saturday, June 14—The popular American Piano Quartet of Robin Hancock, Scott Holden, Paul Pollei, and Jeffrey Shumway will perform works by Rubinstein, Wintle, Glazunov, Rossini, Chabrier, Debussy, and Wilberg.

Tuesday, June 17—Bachauer Competition at 12 noon to 2 p.m., resuming again at 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 18—Bachauer Competition at 12 noon to 2 p.m., resuming again at 5:30 until 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 18—Renowned concert organist and recording artist Thomas Murray, university organist and professor of music at Yale University, will perform a recital in the Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m. as part of the American Guild of Organists convention. Works played will be Mozart’s Fugue in G Minor K. 401, Schumann’s 6 Canonic Studies Op. 56, Elgar’s Severn Suite Op. 87, and Jongen’s Sonata Eroica Op. 94. The concert is open to the public.

Thursday, June 19—Bachauer Competition at 12 noon to 2 p.m., resuming again at 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Friday, June 20—Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at the Temple Square Conference Center at 7:30 p.m., as part of the American Guild of Organists convention. This evening commemorates the inauguration of the Conference Center organ.

Friday, June 20—Bachauer Competition at 12 noon to 2 p.m., resuming again at 5:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 31—Bachauer Finals Concert at 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 28—The Legacy Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Brian Bentley, will perform an evening of choral favorites of hymns, anthems, patriotic themes, and a tribute to Richard Rogers. The 100-voice Chorale was formed following the closing of the popular Jay Welch Chorale which for 20 years was a Wasatch Front highlight.


The annually popular outdoor summer evening “Concerts in the Park” held at Brigham Young Historic Park at the southeast corner of State Street and 2nd Avenue begin again Friday June 6.

The concerts continue every Tuesday and Friday throughout June until the last Friday in August, beginning at 8 p.m. in June and July, and at 7:30 p.m. in August. The hour-length performances are free and do not require tickets and are for all ages. Seating is limited, however attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on.. No food or drinks is permitted. Free parking is available, entered at 59 East North Temple. In the event of rain, call 801-240-3323 for venue changes; changes will also be posted at the park.

JUNE 2003 – 8:00 p.m.

Friday, June 6 Utah National Guard 23rd Army Band
A community favorite, this energetic band
plays familiar tunes, rousing marches, and
patriotic medleys.

Tuesday, June 10 Utah Premiere Brass Band
This 32-member British-style band performs
everything from classical transcriptions to
ragtime and marches.

Friday, June 13 T Minus 5
Using voice to simulate instruments, this
quintet creates a unique style of
entertainment that appeals to all ages.

Tuesday, June 17 Clog America
These foot-stomping, energetic cloggers
have been named national grand
champions in competitions all across the

Friday, June 20 Granite Youth Symphony Orchestra
This symphony orchestra includes talented
youth from nine local high schools.

Tuesday, June 24 Fame and Hero
Trained at Clayton Productions, these
energetic young dancers and singers
perform to medleys from the ‘40s, ‘50s, and

Friday, June 27 Beehive Statesman Chorus
The members of this popular barbershop
chorus sing everyone’s favorite tunes in
close, precise harmony.

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