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The Orchestra at Temple Square announces 2018 Fall Concerts

The Orchestra at Temple Square's 2018 "Fall Masterpiece Concert" will take place in the Tabernacle on Temple Square on Friday, October 26, and Saturday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m. Igor Gruppman will conduct the all-volunteer orchestra.

Tickets for the concert are free and will be available beginning Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Time) at or by calling 801-270-0800 or toll-free 1-866-537-8457. There is a limit of four tickets per person. Admission is open to those eight and older. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Patrons should be in their seats by 7:15 p.m.

Igor Gruppman was named conductor of the Orchestra at Temple Square in 2003. He enjoys a career as a violin soloist, conductor, concertmaster and chamber musician and has appeared in the great European capitals and in the major cities of North America, Israel, and New Zealand. In addition to his duties with the Orchestra at Temple Square, he is currently concert master of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Orchestra at Temple Square was established in 1999 as a companion ensemble to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Each week up to 85 musicians drawn from a roster of nearly 200 volunteers, provide instrumental support to the Choir in the weekly broadcast of Music & the Spoken Word. The Orchestra performs with the Choir in joint concerts as well as presenting its own fall symphonic concert in the Tabernacle. Since its founding, members of the Orchestra have performed on tour with the Choir. Like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, the Orchestra members serve as musical goodwill ambassadors for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

In May 2018, the Orchestra's recording of Theme from The Magnificent Seven topped one-million views! Click here to watch the video of their performance.

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