Maestro Joseph Silverstein and the Utah Symphony will host Helen Reddy for a benefit concert May 5. The Utah Symphony Benefit Concert will take place at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall and will feature the Utah Symphony and Reddy's distinctive down-under voice.

The Australian singer will join the symphony after the first half of the program of light classics conducted by Silverstein. Reddy is a Grammy winner known for her popular hits, "I am Woman," "Leave Me Alone," "Angie Baby," "Delta Dawn," and "You and Me Against the World." She has performed on six continents in such places as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York, the Royal Albert Hall and the Palladium in London and the Opera House in Sydney.Paul Chummers, executive director of the Utah Symphony said, "Proceeds from this concert are used to partially fulfill the cost of the Symphony's annual retirement obligation to the musicians. As part of our contract, the Symphony has an obligation in the neighborhood of $185,000 each year."

Previous benefit concerts have featured such sell-outs as Grant Johannesen and P.D.Q. Bach and Danny Kaye.

Tickets are $15, $19, $23 and $30 and are available at the Utah Symphony Box office located at the northwest corner of Symphony Hall, 123 W. South Temple. Hours are Monday-Friday and concert Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and one hour prior to performances. There is free, short-term parking adjacent to the box office while making ticket purchases. For more information and charge orders, call 533-6407.

Tickets for this concert are also available at all Smith'sTix outlets.