Music—It Runs in the Family


The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are pleased to announce a special concert, “Music—It Runs in the Family." This unique performance will be the RootsTech 2017 opening event to be held Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center on historic Temple Square. There will be special seating for registered RootsTech attendees, but the public is also invited. Tickets are required for this performance but they have all been distributed. See below for information on standby seating.

“Music—It Runs in the Family” will be an evening filled with Rodgers and Hammerstein music and stories narrated by Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III, grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II. Special guest artist Dallyn Vail Bayles will also perform.

Featuring music from State Fair, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Oklahoma, and The Sound of Music, this special musical event will entertain the entire family. This presentation will tell the amazing history through story and video of one of Broadway’s most creative and productive families, the Hammersteins; the special relationship they have had with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir since the 1960s; and how generations are united by this timeless music and the talent who performs it.

Tickets and Standby Seating

“Music—It Runs in the Family” tickets have all been distributed. Patrons without tickets are encouraged to join the standby line by the flag pole at the Tabernacle.  Patrons will be seated in the Tabernacle and taken to the Conference Center as seats are available. The concert will be broadcast on big screens in the Tabernacle for those not taken for standby seating. Seating is available for those eight years of age and older.

Music & the Spoken Word

Sunday morning, February 12, 2017, the Choir will present a special Music & the Spoken Word broadcast from the Salt Lake Tabernacle with Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein as guest presenter of the Spoken Word, and Dallyn Vail Bayles as guest performer. No tickets will be required for this broadcast.