Music—It Runs in the Family

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square are pleased to announce a special concert, “Music—It Runs in the Family." This unique performance will be the RootsTech 2017 opening event to be held Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. in the Conference Center on historic Temple Square. There will be special seating for registered RootsTech attendees, but the public is also invited. Tickets for this one-night-only performance are free, but will be required.

“Music—It Runs in the Family” will be an evening filled with Rodgers and Hammerstein music and stories narrated by Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein III, grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II. Special guest artist Dallyn Vail Bayles will also perform.

Featuring music from State Fair, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, Oklahoma, and The Sound of Music, this special musical event will entertain the entire family. This presentation will tell the amazing history through story and video of one of Broadway’s most creative and productive families, the Hammersteins; the special relationship they have had with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir since the 1960s; and how generations are united by this timeless music and the talent who performs it.

“Music—It Runs in the Family” tickets are now available. Admission is open to everyone over eight years of age. Tickets are limited to four per person. Patrons should be in their seats 30-minutes prior to the start of the concert. Patrons without tickets are encouraged to join the standby line by the flag pole for last-minute seating, which is often available.

Sunday morning, February 12, 2017, the Choir will present a special Music and the Spoken Word broadcast from the Salt Lake Tabernacle with Oscar “Andy” Hammerstein as guest presenter of the Spoken Word, and Dallyn Vail Bayles as guest performer. No tickets will be required for this broadcast.