Utah symphony offers free summer concerts

Published: Saturday, June 25 2011 3:00 p.m. MDT

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Symphony will present four free performances this summer to thank Salt Lake communities for supporting the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Fund (ZAP), which directly benefits Utah Symphony | Utah Opera and other similar organizations in Salt Lake County.

An armed forces salute, along with other great American tunes by John Williams, John Philip Sousa and others, will be part of these programs, led by David Cho in his last season as Utah Symphony associate conductor.

Cho and the orchestra will offer the concerts at Taylorsville Dayzz on June 27 at 8 p.m.; at Abravanel Hall on July 6 at 7:30 p.m.; at West Fest in West Valley City on July 11 at 8:30 p.m.; and at the Sandy Amphitheater on July 13 at 8 p.m.

For the fourth year in a row, Utah Symphony | Utah Opera will partner with The Road Home for the ZAP concert on July 6 to raise awareness of the needs of the homeless.

This partnership aims to bring our caring community together to support the homeless through the beauty of music.

Employees from The Road Home will be present at Abravanel Hall to provide information and accept donations (100 percent of proceeds will go to The Road Home's efforts). Additional underwriting for this concert is provided by Chevron.

Although admission is free, tickets are required for the performance at Abravanel Hall and can be obtained by calling 801-533-6683 or visiting the box office.

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