The Salt Lake Symphony, under the direction of David Dalton, will present its annual "Evening in Vienna," a free concert Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Soloist will be tenor Frederic Kalt, who will sing beloved songs from the tradition of old Vienna by Mozart, Strauss and Lehar, including "Yours Is My Heart Alone" from the "Land of Smiles."Other selections by the orchestra will include "On the Beautiful Blue Danube," the waltzes from "Rosenkavalier," along with polkas and marches of the Strauss family.
Kalt, a native of Salt Lake City, has spent the past 12 years studying in Alaska with soprano Gloria Marinacci Allen. He won the 1987 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and made his professional operatic debut in October 1987 with the Eugene Opera Company in Oregon. He toured the Far East with Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Joanne Grillo's Ambassadors of Opera in 1988 and this fall sang the role of Faust in Boito's "Mefistofele" with the New York Opera Company.
The concert is one of two annual Salt Lake Symphony Viennese events, the other being the annual Valentine Vienna Ball, to be presented Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. in the State Capitol Rotunda.
Leading off the formal/semi-formal evening will be a grand march, Vienna Opera-style, of dignitaries and celebrities and statewide pageant royalty. Music, played by the orchestra, will run the gamut from Strauss to Mancini, with entertainment provided by the award-winning BYU Ballroom Dance Company.
Master of ceremonies for the event will be KALL Radio host Danny Kramer, with an Austrian buffet dinner from Siegfried's.
Tickets, at $20, are available at all Smith'sTix outlets.
In addition tickets are available for the orchestra's Far East tour prize drawing, being held in conjunction with its June 4-18 tour of China and Korea. The grand prize is a free trip for two accompanying the orchestra on the tour, during which it will perform in Beijing, Shanghai, Guilin and Seoul. (Hong Kong is also on the itinerary.)
Other prizes include stereo components, CD players and records provided by Salt Lake area merchants. Drawing tickets are $25 each and can be obtained either from members of the orchestra or at Discriminator Music.
Proceeds will help finance the tour, being made as part of a cultural exchange initiated by Beijing Television. For information call 561-4116.