An orchestral-choral masterpiece, the Mahler Eighth Symphony, sometimes called "Symphony of a Thousand," will be performed at two O.C. Tanner Gift of Music concerts Nov. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
Keith Lockhart, renowned conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Utah Symphony, will conduct the symphony and Mormon Tabernacle Choir, joined by the Utah Symphony Chorus, the Southern Utah University Concert Choir, a 150-voice children's choir comprised of singers from the Salt Lake Children's Choir, International Children's Choir and eight soloists.
Announcement of the concerts was made by Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve. Elder Eyring is chairman of the O.C. Tanner Gift of Music Committee. He noted that admission will be free to the public, thanks to donations from the late Obert C. Tanner; his widow, Grace A. Tanner; and the O.C. Tanner Co.
Tickets are available on the Internet at lds.org and at the Conference Center ticket office, 60 West North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150, and the Utah Symphony ticket office, Maurice Abravenel Hall, 123 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101. Admission is limited to those 8 years of age and older.