The Orchestra at Temple Square will be joined by 12-year-old guest pianist Aristo Sham at its concerts Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23-24, in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Igor Gruppman will be conducting. The performances will be the final concerts marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Orchestra at Temple Square.
"We are excited to have Aristo Sham join us," said Brother Gruppman. "He is one of the most talented piano prodigies in the world today, and to have him play Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 should make this a wonderful musical event."
Aristo Sham, a musical prodigy from Hong Kong, was the winner of last year's Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City.
In addition to Beethoven's Piano Concerto, the concert will feature Wagner's Vorspiel und Liebestod from "Tristan and Isolde," and conclude with Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony.
Free tickets will be available Tuesday, Sept. 15, starting at 10 a.m. and can be obtained online at www.lds.org/events or by calling 801-570-0080 or toll-free 1-866-537-8457. Tickets are limited to those 8 years of age and older. The doors at the Salt Lake Tabernacle will open at 6 p.m., and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.