The Utah Symphony will offer four free performances in the Salt Lake Valley this summer to thank communities for supporting the Salt Lake County Zoo Arts and Parks Fund, known as ZAP. The four concerts, from June 29 to July 15, are set to take place in Taylorsville Regional Park, Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley, Abravanel Hall, and Sandy Amphitheater. For a July 8 concert in Abravanel Hall, the orchestra will partner to raise funds for The Road Home, a nonprofit that provides assistance to people who are homeless in Salt Lake County and along the Wasatch Front. Utah Symphony Assistant Conductor Cho will conduct all four concerts, which include music by Copland, Holst, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Handel, and Brahms, as well as marches by Sousa and Johann Strauss. Sterling Poulson, a meteorologist with KUTV 2News, will join the orchestra to conduct Morton Gould’s American Salute on July 8. Since 1997, ZAP has provided funding for cultural, artistic, zoological, botanical, and recreational opportunities within Salt Lake County. For the past decade Salt Lake County has collected one additional penny on every ten dollars spent within Salt Lake County for ZAP. Through an application process, the funds are distributed to local organizations and projects deemed qualified for funds by the Advisory Boards and Salt Lake County Council.
Posted June 12, 2009