Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Utah Symphony unite in a glorious collaboration
Utah's flagship musical organizations — the Utah Symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir — join forces in the Salt Lake Tabernacle every four years to perform a choral masterpiece. (These "serious" concerts alternate with lighter fare on the biannual Tanner Gift of Music series.) This weekend brings the rare opportunity to experience Gustav Mahler's magnificent Symphony No. 8, nicknamed the "Symphony of a Thousand." Friday's performing forces, under the baton of Utah Symphony music director Thierry Fischer, numbered closer to 500, but the impact was nearly overwhelming all the same.