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Utah holiday arts music: 'Messiah' sing-alongs, children's choirs and 'Night Visitors'

Published December 6, 2013 1:28 pm

"Messiah" sing-alongs, children's choirs and "Night Visitors."
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From Kurt Bestor, Scrooge and other evergreens to New Year's Eve with a Broadway legend, the Utah holiday music calendar is full.

Jazz Vespers

Enjoy Jazz Vespers with the Rev. Tom Goldsmith every Sunday through Dec. 22. No admission, but a plate will be offered. Visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Vespers-Quartet/364277976994593 for information.

When • Sundays, 7:30 p.m.

Where • First Unitarian Church, 569 S. 1300 East, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; donations are appreciated

Latino Christmas Concert

"Luz de las naciones: Ven a mi casa esta Navidad" will be presented in Spanish.

When • Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 5-7, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake LDS Tabernacle, 50 N. Main

Tickets • Free; http://www.lds.org/events

Jeff Tweedy

Singer and songwriter Jeff Tweedy, best known as the leader of the Grammy-award winning band Wilco, will perform a solo concert at Kingsbury Hall. Comedian Andrew Orvedahl will open the show.

When • Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $35; http://www.kingtix.com, Kingsbury Hall box office, by phone 801-581-7100 or at smithstix.com

American Festival Chorus and Orchestra Christmas

American soprano Alyson Cambridge will be the guest artist.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m.

Where • Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main St., Logan

Tickets • $12-$20; americanfestivalchorus.org/performance/68/christmas-ellen-eccles-theatre

Celebration of Christmas

The BYU combined choirs and Philharmonic will present a concert featuring the sounds of the holiday season.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m.

Where • Brigham Young University de Jong Concert Hall, Campus Drive and 1200 North, Provo

Tickets • $11-$16; arts.byu.edu/events/2549

Chamber Singers

Christopher Quinn leads the Westminster College Chamber Singers in choral classics and holiday favorites.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m.

Where • Vieve Gore Concert Hall, 1250 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; Westminster students, faculty and staff are free with ID

Sounds of Christmas

Southern Utah University's Music Department will present "The Sounds of Christmas: A Celebration of Holiday Music" by SUU's Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Concert Choir, Opus Choir and Women's Choir.

When • Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Heritage Center Theater, 105 N. 100 East, Cedar City

Tickets • $10; SUU students are free with a valid ID card; $8 for SUU faculty/staff

Utopia Early Music

Utopia Early Music will present works for the holiday season from around the world and across time.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 8, 5 p.m.

Where • St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Pay as able (suggested $15 general/$12 seniors/$10 students)

Utah Symphony

Utah Symphony will perform Dutilleux's "The Starry Night," Schubert's Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 3 ("Polish"). Hans Graf conducts.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7, 8 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18-$55; arttix.org or visit bit.ly/17ID0dZ

Also • Finishing Touches open dress rehearsal, Friday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m.; $15.50.

SUU Music Department

The Sounds of Christmas: A Celebration of Holiday Music features music performed by Southern Utah University's Symphony Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Concert Choir, Opus Choir and Women's Choir.

When • Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Cedar City's Heritage Center Theater

Tickets • 10 for adults, $8 for SUU faculty/staff, and $5 for youth. SUU students are free with a valid I.D. card.

Salt Lake Children's Choir

Program includes works by di Lasso, Handel and other early masters, as well as familiar and lesser-known carols. Accompaniment will be by harpist Lisa Rytting and organist Ken Udy.

When • Friday and Sunday, Dec. 6 and 8, 8 p.m.

Where • Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; admission limited to those over 6

'Savior of the World'

The musical features scriptural accounts of the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The performances are open to ages 8 and older.

When • Tuesdays through Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 2 p.m., through Dec. 28 (no performance Christmas Day).

Where • LDS Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $8; $5 for matinees; 801-570-0080 or visit http://www.lds.org/events

Early Music Ensemble

Journey into the musical past with the Early Music Ensemble, directed by Cheryl Hart, performing "Fortune, My Foe: A Musical Celebration of Life's Little Misfortunes."

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.

Where • Thompson Chamber Music Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; music.utah.edu

Murray Symphony

Murray Symphony will perform seasonal selections with the Riverton Children's Choir.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Murray High School, 5440 S. State St.

Tickets •In lieu of admission, bring a winter clothing item (new or used) for the benefit of The Road Home. Cash donations will also be accepted.

'Carol of the Tales'

Utah author Michael Young will hold a fundraising concert, "Carol of the Tales," featuring the Saltaires Barbershop Chorus. All proceeds will be donated to the National Down Syndrome Society and Autism Speaks in honor of Young's sons, who have Down syndrome and autism.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.

Where • American Fork Junior High, 20 W. 1120 North, American Fork

Tickets • $10; adventanthology.wordpress.com

'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

This Salt Lake Symphony concert, conducted by Robert Baldwin, includes Menotti's "Amahl and the Night Visitors," featuring the University of Utah Lyric Opera Ensemble. The one-act opera will be paired with favorite Christmas carols and a jazzy visit from The Grinch, Frosty and Rudolph.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • U. faculty and staff, $6; Arts Pass, U. of U. students and high school students are free with student ID; music.utah.edu

American West Symphony and Chorus

The American West Symphony and Chorus will perform Gabrieli's Music for Brass, Beethoven's Choral Fantasy for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra, Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 and excerpts of Handel's Messiah.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Where • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 S. 700 East, Sandy

Tickets • $10

Also • Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10

Peter Breinholt

Peter Breinholt mixes traditional Christmas music with his original songs.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; arttix.org or visit bit.ly/1aZxLr5

West Valley Symphony

A Holiday Gift of Music, with music director Donny Gilbert and special guests the Choral Arts Society of Utah. Come ready to sing along with some Christmas carols and maybe even a visit from jolly old St. Nick himself. This concert will also help with donations to the Utah Food Bank.

When • Saturday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Granger High School Auditorium

Tickets • $10 at the door or http://www.westvalleysymphonyutah.org. Mail-order also available. More info at 801-746-0792.

Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra

Join the Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra for the 60th annual holiday concert.

When • Sunday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

Where • All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; http://www.wasatchsymphony.com

Sunday Showcase: Holiday Piano Favorites

Get into the yuletide spirit as the U. of U. piano faculty team up with preparatory division faculty and the Ladies in Red.

When • Sunday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; music.utah.edu

Veteran Speaker Series - Phoenix Swing Band

The Veteran Speaker Series will feature The Phoenix Swing Band, with music of the 1940s and '50s. For more information, contact Rick Randle, 801-273-7695 or at ezyrick@aol.com.

When • Monday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South

Tickets • Free

Utah Valley Handbell Ringers

The Utah Valley Handbell Ringers is composed of 56 bells, each tuned to a single note, which when rung together create melodies full of rich overtones.

When • Monday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St.

Tickets • Free

Utah Chamber Artists

The Utah Chamber Artists will perform "A Ceremony of Carols" by Benjamin Britten, Polish carols by Witold Lutoslawksi and new carols by Barlow Bradford.

When • Monday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; day of concert: adults, $17.50; kingsburyhall.utah.edu/performances/tis-the-season-music-of-christmas

Lower Lights

The Lower Lights, a gospel-folk collective, will play at the Masonic Temple Auditorium.

When • Monday-Friday, Dec. 9-13, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Salt Lake Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $12; visit thelowerlightschristmas2013.eventbrite.com or bit.ly/1bBssfH

Beehive Statesmen

The Beehive Statesmen present "We Need a Little Christmas," featuring the Hangtime Quartet.

When • Monday, Dec. 9, 8 p.m.

Where • Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City

Tickets • Free; visit culturalcelebration.org

Holly Jolly Christmas Music Festival

Enjoy the sounds of the season performed by local musical groups.

When • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.; Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 18, 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 19, 7 p.m.

Where • Murray Library, 166 E. 5300 South

Tickets • Free

Wasatch School of Music Classical Guitar Ensemble

The Wasatch School of Music Classical Guitar Ensemble features its students and premier performers in a Christmas classical guitar recital.

When • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St.

Tickets • Free

Classical Guitar Ensembles

Discover the expressive versatility of the Classical Guitar Ensembles I and II, directed by Todd Woodbury. The guitars weave a lush tapestry of sound with Granados' romantic Spanish styling and Piazzolla's tango-inspired compositions. The concert also features intimate chamber works by old masters Dowland and Scarlatti.

When • Tuesday, Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Dumke Recital Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; music.utah.edu

John Hancock Orchestra and Choir

The John Hancock Orchestra and Choir, made up of young choral and orchestral musicians in grades 3-8, will perform festive musical arrangements.

When • Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St.

Tickets • Free

Due West

Sandy Arts Guild will present pop band Due West. Its new Christmas album, "I Hear Christmas," will be available at the concert.

When • Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway

Tickets • $25; call 801-568-ARTS or visit http://www.sandyarts.com.

Chauntenettes Choral Ensemble

Chauntenettes Choral Ensemble will present its annual Christmas concert including a variety of family-friendly, fun and sacred music.

When • Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St.

Tickets • Free

Holiday Family Favorites

The Clearfield Community Band will perform holiday favorites including selections from "Polar Express," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," a compilation of traditional holiday favorites, a Christmas pop sing-along and more.

When • Thursday, Dec. 12, 7 p.m.

Where • North Davis Junior High School, 835 S. State, Clearfield

Tickets • Free

Mormon Tabernacle Choir

The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Orchestra at Temple Square will present American soprano Deborah Voight and British actor John Rhys-Davies.

When • Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 12-14, 8 p.m.

Where • LDS Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • All tickets have been distributed for this event. A stand-by line will begin at the North Gate of Temple Square for those without tickets.

Salt Lake Men's Choir

The Salt Lake Men's Choir will present its 30th annual Christmas concert, "Welcome Christmas."

When • Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m.

Where • First Baptist Church of Salt Lake, 777 S. 1300 East

Tickets • $15; available from choir members or at saltlakemenschoir.org.

Jessie Funk

Sandy Arts Guild will present award-winning vocalist Jessie Funk, who will perform songs from her upcoming Disney CD, Broadway classics, favorite love songs and Christmas melodies.

When • Friday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway

Tickets • $10; call 801-568-ARTS or visit http://www.sandyarts.com.

University of Utah Choirs

Music by the University of Utah Chamber Choir and the A Cappella Choir, directed by Barlow Bradford, and the Women's Choir, directed by Jessica Napoles.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; U. of U. students and high school students are free with student ID

Utah Symphony — Holiday Swing

The Utah Symphony will present Holiday Swing with trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling. Visit arttix.org for information.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 13-14, 8 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $29-$63; visit bit.ly/1hIy10E

When • Sunday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • $18-$85; arttix.org

Utah Symphony — Here Comes Santa Claus!

Utah Symphony will present "Here Comes Santa Claus!" Santa will be in the lobby to take any last-minute requests.

When • Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $6-$18; arttix.org

A Little Jazz With Your Mistletoe

Sandy Arts Guild will present Melissa Pace-Tanner and Dan Waldis, giving familiar and traditional Christmas music new life through jazz arrangements. Also performing will be Jim Stout, Dave Murphy and Herschel Bullen.

When • Saturday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway

Tickets • $15; 801-568-ARTS or visit http://www.sandyarts.com.

Salt Lake Symphonic Choir

The Salt Lake Symphonic Choir under the direction of Erin Pike Tall will present "On Christmas Night."

When • Saturday, Dec. 14, 8:30 p.m.

Where • LDS Assembly Hall, 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

When • Sunday, Dec. 15, 8-9:30 p.m.

Where • St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 3015 E. Creek Road, Cottonwood Heights

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m.

Where • Waterford School, 1480 E. 9400 South, Sandy

Tickets • More information http://www.saltlakesymphonicchoir.org

Flute Choir

The Runnin' flUtes evoke holiday magic with works from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" Suite, Anderson's "Sleigh Ride," Jeanjean's playful "Ski Symphony," Holst's "Ave Maria" and Bach's Sinfonia from Cantata No. 29.

When • Monday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m.

Where • Dumke Recital Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Christmas Carole Sing-Along

The Larry H. Miller family and Robert C. Bowden present this 29th annual event, in which the community can sing along with a 30-piece orchestra. Musician Kurt Bestor is in the program, and Fox 13's Big Budah is the emcee. Guests receive a gift package, including a holiday treat (while supplies last).

When • Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.; doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Where • EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; no ticket required.

Voice Male Christmas

Voice Male will sing holiday carols mixed with some less traditional carols and odd sounds.

When • Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10-$16; arttix.org

When • Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17-18, 7 p.m.

Where • Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Tickets • $14; $17 day of show; $12 for members; thanksgivingpoint.org

Joyous Christmas! Music of the Season

The Clearfield Community Choir and the Clearfield Community Children's Choir will perform.

When • Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

Where • Calvary Chapel Wasatch Front, 564 S. 800 East, Clearfield

Tickets • Free

Drum Labs Steel Band

Celebrate the season with a bang in this concert from the Drum Labs Steel Band featuring energetic holiday music with some island flair. Based in Pleasant Grove and serving all areas of Utah Valley, Drum Labs offers a variety of ensembles and steel bands.

When • Monday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m.

Where • Provo City Library, 550 N. University Ave.

Tickets • Free

Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra

The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra will present "The Nutcracker" with Ballet Utah at the Thanksgiving Point Show Barn.

When • Monday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Thanksgiving Point, 3003 N. Thanksgiving Way, Lehi

Tickets • $10; $25 family pass; thetso.org or call 801-210-2466

Charley Jenkins

Sandy Arts Guild will present country singer Charley Jenkins.

When • Monday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway

Tickets • $12; 801-568-ARTS or visit http://www.sandyarts.com

Bonnie Harris

Local singer Bonnie Harris will sing Christmas classics.

When • Monday, Dec. 16, 8 p.m.

Where • Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W. 3100 South, West Valley City

Tickets • Free; visit culturalcelebration.org

Christmas Carol Service

The Cathedral Choir will perform its annual Christmas Carol Service.

When • Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 17-18, 8 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 24, 4 p.m.

Where • Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets •To obtain free tickets, call 801-994-4663 or email hkatz@utmcs.org

Brenn Hill

The Egyptian Theater Foundation and Ogden Arts will present Brenn Hill's "A Cowboy Christmas."

When • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden

Tickets • $15; kids under 5 are free as long as they sit on a lap; smithstix.com

Davis County Symphony 'Messiah' Sing-Along

The Davis County Symphony will present its annual "Messiah" Sing-Along.

When • Thursday, Dec. 19,7 p.m.

Where • Center Street LDS Cultural Hall, 261 E. Center, North Salt Lake

Tickets • Free

Lark & Spur

Lark & Spur, a quintet featuring acoustic guitars, double bass, mandolin, woodwinds and vocals, will perform.

When • Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

When • Saturday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Viridian Event Center, 1825 W. 8030 South, West Jordan

Tickets • Free

Service of Lessons and Carols

St. Ambrose Catholic Church will feature the Choir of St. Ambrose Parish and the (new) 50-rank Roper memorial pipe organ.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 7-8:15 p.m.

Where • St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 2315 Redondo Ave., Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; 801-485-5610

Utah Valley Men's Choir

Utah Valley Men's Choir, an all-male vocal ensemble, will perform traditional and contemporary holiday selections.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 7 p.m.

Where • Orem Public Library, 58 N. State St.

Tickets • Free

Joshua Wright

Sandy Arts Guild will present pianist Joshua Wright.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Sandy City Hall, 10000 Centennial Parkway

Tickets • $12; 801-568-ARTS or visit http://www.sandyarts.com

Kurt Bestor Christmas

Bestor plays a night of Christmas classics and originals, with guests Ryan Innes and Nathan Pacheco.

When • Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21, 2 and 8 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

When • Monday, Dec. 23, 8 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 24-25, 6 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $20-$50; arttix.org, holdmyticket.com/event/152829 or parkcityshows.com

Jackson Cash

Jackson Cash is The Man in Black, re-creating the look, the sound and the experience of seeing Johnny Cash.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, 8 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 6 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $23-$38; parkcityshows.com

The Piano Guys

The Piano Guys will present their Home for Christmas concert.

When • Saturday, Dec. 21, 7 p.m.

Where • EnergySolutions Arena, 301 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $27-$175; smithstix.com

'A Ceremony of Carols'

The Choir of the Cathedral of the Madeleine will perform Britten's "A Ceremony of Carols," a piece composed on board ship during a crossing of the North Atlantic in World War II.

When • Friday, Dec. 20, and Monday, Dec. 23, 12:15 p.m.

Where • Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; utmcs.org or call 801-944-4662

A Christmas Carol with Dane Allred

Many Christmases ago, Charles Dickens would perform a one-man telling of his classic holiday tale, doing all the voices himself. Today, drama teacher Dane Allred re-creates that experience with Dickens' original script. Using all of his vocal range, Allred will perform more than 20 voices.

When • Monday, Dec. 23, 7 p.m.

Where • Provo City Library, 550 N. University Ave.

Tickets • Free

The Who Show

A tribute to rock 'n' roll's legendary band The Who.

When • Thursday and Friday, Dec. 26-27, 8 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $29-$50; parkcityshows.com

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Mannheim Steamroller is the No. 1-selling Christmas artist of all time.

When • Friday and Saturday, Dec. 27-28, 8 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $50-$75; arttix.org

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

With blasting horns and rollicking rhythm, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy decks the halls with yuletide swagger.

When • Saturday, Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • $20-$69; ecclescenter.org/upcoming-events/big-bad-voodoo-daddy-Dec. -28-2013 or call 435-655-3114

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Show

A portrayal of one of the biggest bands of the 1970s.

When • Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 28-29, 8 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $29-$50; parkcityshows.com

Imagine: Remembering the Fab Four

Imagine, a Beatles tribute band, will perform.

When • Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 30-31, 8 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $29-$50; Parkcityshows.com

New Year's EVE on Temple Square

Come celebrate New Year's EVE on Temple Square with free entertainment and activities for adults, youth, and children of all ages (no EVE passes required). Other downtown events require a pass; visit http://www.EVEslc.com for information.

When • Monday, Dec. 30, 5-9 p.m.; Tuesday, Dec. 31, 5-11:05 p.m.

Where • LDS Assembly Hall, 50 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Bernadette Peters

Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters ushers in the New Year.

When • Tuesday, Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

Where • George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City

Tickets • $40-$165; ecclescenter.org/upcoming-events/bernadette-peters-new-years-eve-Dec. -31-2013 or call 435-655-3114