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Concert to 'reflect the beauty of autumn'

Published: Saturday, Nov. 2 2013 1:00 p.m. MDT

American Shakespeare Center veteran and popular Utah singer-actress Eve Speer will present Autumn Song: A Musical Evening Friday, Nov. 8, in the Chateau at Le Jardin in Sandy. (Courtesy Eve Speer) American Shakespeare Center veteran and popular Utah singer-actress Eve Speer will present Autumn Song: A Musical Evening Friday, Nov. 8, in the Chateau at Le Jardin in Sandy. (Courtesy Eve Speer)

SANDY — “To reflect the beauty of autumn,” American Shakespeare Center veteran and popular Utah singer-actress Eve Speer will present “Autumn Song: A Musical Evening” Friday, Nov. 8, in the Chateau at Le Jardin.

“Autumn has this crisp, raw, beauty,” Speer says. “I want audiences to experience a magical evening. The only way I could contribute to that was to choose songs that went right to the heart, even if it is a little frightening to share my heart.”

Bestselling Deseret Book recording artist Paul “Cactus Jack” La Marr and singer Lisa Benson will also perform. La Marr’s CDs include “A Carpenter’s Hymns” and “That First Night – A Christmas Collection,” and La Marr and Benson will introduce a new song at the concert.

Best-selling Deseret Book recording artist Paul Cactus Jack La Marr will also perform at Best-selling Deseret Book recording artist Paul Cactus Jack La Marr will also perform at "Autumn Song." (Courtesy Paul “Cactus Jack” La Marr)

Speer promises “beautiful flowers, fountains, the smell of blossoms — and the beautiful sound of music” at the concert.

“I took a month to pick the songs,” she explains. “I spent my days listening to my favorite artists, listening for themes that spoke to me personally and reflected the beauty of autumn.”

Other singers will include Katie Krein Boatman, Jim Dale and Speer’s father, John C. Speer, with some specially arranged songs by classical and jazz pianist Ben Mayfield.

If you go

What: “Autumn Song: A Musical Event with Eve Speer and Ben Mayfield”

Where: Le Jardin, 1910 E. 10600 South, Sandy

Singer Lisa Benson will also perform at Singer Lisa Benson will also perform at "Autumn Song." (Courtesy Lisa Benson)

When: Friday, Nov. 8

How much: $7 at the door

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