The Orchestra at Temple Square will perform their fall concert, “Dreams and Dances,” on Friday and Saturday, October 14–15, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square.
Igor Gruppman will conduct approximately 85 members of the orchestra, an all-volunteer, nationally recognized ensemble that performs regularly with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The concert will open with “Overture,” “Nocturne,” and “Wedding March,” selections from Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which was inspired by Shakespeare’s play of the same name. The English composer Vaughn Williams’s “The Lark Ascending,” which was re-scored by the composer in 1921 for solo violin and orchestra, will complete the first half. Vesna Gruppman will be the guest soloist.
The second half of the concert will open with selections from Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s lively Slavonic Dances (opus 46, dances 1 and 2; opus 72, dances 2 and 8), followed by Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion,” also with solo by Vesna Gruppman. The concert will finish with the most famous musical composition of French composer Maurice Ravel, the one-movement orchestral pieceBoléro, which premiered in 1928.
Tickets are free but required for this annual event. Beginning Tuesday, September 20, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., the tickets will be available by calling 801-570-0080 or visiting lds.org/events. Tickets are limited to four per person. Admission to this event is limited to those ages eight and older. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. each evening of the event, and concertgoers should be in their seats by 7:15 p.m.