Music notes: From jazz to opera, Beatlemania to a cappella

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Jazz Vespers Quartet

The Jazz Vespers Quartet will perform music for "Christmas Kool." Visit for information.

When • Tonight, 7:30

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

Tickets • Free

Children's theater to perform classic operetta

The Children's Theatre of Utah will present "Toyland," a classic operetta that includes many nursery rhyme characters that live in a land with Santa's toyshop. Visit for information.

When • Monday, Dec. 24, 1 p.m.

Where • Children's Theatre of Utah, 3605 S. State, South Salt Lake

Tickets • $14; visit

A multimedia tribute to The Beatles

The Los Angeles cast of "Beatlemania" in concert is a 90-minute magical mystery tour that promises to treat the audience to a nostalgic musical experience that they will never forget.

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

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

Tickets • $30-$55; visit

Andy Frasco and The Congress

Andy Frasco, a blues/jazz musician, will perform. In 2011, Frasco received Musician of the Year at showcases such as Sundance Film Festival, HatchFest, Orion's Music Festival and the European Independent Film Festival. The Congress will play an opening set.

When • Friday, Dec. 28, 9 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; visit


No instruments. Big sound. That's what the Octapella guys bring to their contemporary a cappella harmonies, vocal percussion, cutting-edge arrangements and familiar tunes. Visit for information or call 801-355-ARTS.

When • Saturday, Dec. 29, 7 p.m.

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

Tickets • $15; visit


Radio Disney's 'Noon Year's Eve'

Radio Disney AM 910 rings in the New Year with its annual Noon Year's Eve events for kids and families at The Manor at Shops at Riverwoods.

When • Monday, Dec. 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where • The Shops at Riverwoods, 4801 N. University Ave., Provo

Tickets • Free

Coco Montoya

Coco Montoya, an American blues guitarist and singer, will perform on New Year's Eve. Visit for information.

When • Monday, Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

Where • State Room, 638 S. State St., Salt Lake City

Tickets • $50; visit