Gifted Music School Spring Gala Benefit Concert

Gifted Music School Spring Gala Benefit Concert May 25, 2017; 7:00 p.m. (Pre-show by Suzuki Strings Students 6:15-6:45 p.m.). Libby Gardner Hall. Conducted by Rei Hotoda

The public is invited to the 8th Annual Gifted Music School Spring Gala Benefit Concert on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Perennially a sold out event, this year the event will feature guest conductor Rei Hotoda (Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony), and alumni and concert violinists Shenae Anderson, Aubree Oliverson, and Bree Fotheringham.

The concert is a celebration of superlative music education and will feature unforgettable performances by celebrated Conservatory Students, the Preparatory Suzuki students, and students from the Mountain View “Project-GRIT” outreach students.

Individual tickets are issued at a suggested $20 donation level per ticket, or $80 for a family pass. They’re available at:

 About Gifted Music School: Currently serving 500 students, the Gifted Music School is Utah’s premiere non-profit children’s music school. The professional 34 member faculty provides a wide variety of classes and training. The Conservatory produces Juilliard level graduates, the Preparatory and Suzuki program serves the entire community at all skill levels, and “Project-Grit” is creating pathways to success for at-risk children at Mountain View Elementary. Founded in 2008, the award-winning Gifted Music School is located in the heart of Salt Lake City. Website:


Westminster presents the 2017 Westminster Concert Series Spring Semester events schedule:

Lun Jiang and Karlyn Bond in Recital:
Feb. 27, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Price: $15/free for full-time students
Lun Jiang joins Karlyn Bond to perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-flat major (K. 454), Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano and Edvard Grieg’s Sonata No. 3 for Violin and Piano.

Quattro Amici in Bohemia and Germany
March 27, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Lun Jiang, Roberta Zalkind, Pegsoon Whang and Karlyn Bond present Antonín Dvořák’s elegant and rarely performed Piano Quartet #1 in D and Robert Schumann’s glorious Piano Quartet in E-flat.

Wild and Sweet: The Many Faces of the Renaissance
May 15, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Vieve Gore Concert Hall
Utopia Early Music: Westminster music faculty and guest artists weave a polyphonic tapestry from late medieval textures to the clean and formal perfection of the sixteenth century.

The 2017 Westminster Concert Series is directed by Karlyn Bond. General admission tickets are $15 and can be purchased at