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UTAH OPERA, “The Rake’s Progress,” music by Stravinsky, libretto by W. H. Auden and Chester Kallman, Thierry Fischer, conductor, Roy Rallo, stage director, Norman Reinhardt, tenor, Joélle Harvey, soprano, Mark Schnaible, baritone, and Jill Grove, mezzo-soprano, May 13, 15, 7:30 p.m., May 17, 2 p.m., Capitol Theatre, $10-$95 general ($5 more if purchased on the day of the performance), 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.utahopera.org.
TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Sally Bytheway Chorale, women’s, men’s, and combined choirs performing jazz, gospel, contemporary, and sacred selections, Sally Bytheway, director, May 15, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.
GIFTED MUSIC SCHOOL, 5th Annual Spring Gala, Dr. Craig Jessop, guest conductor, May 16, 6:30 p.m., followed by an audience reception at 8 p.m., Olympus Junior High School Auditorium, 2217 E. Murray Holladay Road, Holladay, $20 general, $50 family ticket (up to 2 adults and 4 children), $10 students, www.facebook.com/gifted musicschool.com.
CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF UTAH AND THE 23rd ARMY BAND AND ROCK BAND, “Armed Forces Day Concert,” patriotic music honoring the Armed Forces, fireworks, food, fun and Military support booths, Sterling Poulson, music director, with special guests Mark Owens and Southband, May 16, 4:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, free, no tickets required.
MURRAY SYMPHONY, Children’s Concert, featuring an instrument “petting zoo” with the orchestra’s musicians, music includes Saint-Saens’s Carnival of the Animals, Disney Magic, Video Games Live and more, May 16, 7:30 p.m., Murray High School Auditorium, 5440 S. State Street, 46 general, children under 10 are free, tickets at the door.
TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Salt Lake Symphonic Winds, Thomas P. Rohrer, conductor, classical program including works by Beethoven, and Lauridsen, May 16, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.
UTAH SYMPHONY, Special Series, “All-Star Evening,” Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor, Shenae Anderson, violin, Kana Yoshigi, piano, concert will feature Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto for Violin and Piano, and the first, third and fourth movements from Dvorák’s Symphony No. 9, (side by side), May 19, 7 p.m., $6-$18 general, 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.arttix.org, for further ticket information please call 801-533-6683, www.utahsymphony.org.