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2012–2013 BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Mandy Patinkin, "Phantom of the Opera," "Henry V" among performances scheduled

The 2012–2013 Brigham Young University arts calendar features plays, recitals, operas and concerts with talented guests as well as BYU faculty and student artists.

Different season ticket options are available and can be viewed at arts.byu.edu. An upt-to-the-minute calendar of events is also available at arts.byu.edu/calendar. Individual event tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at arts.byu.edu/tickets.

Events may be added or dropped throughout the year, so please refer to the regularly distributed monthly arts calendars for updates.

August

31-Sept. 1Mandy Patinkin, Emmy-winning TV star and Tony Award-winning Broadway legend, will perform “Mandy Patinkin: Dress Casual” with an evening of popular songs, old favorites and Broadway classics in the de Jong Concert Hall. Patinkin is most recognized for originating the part of Che in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Evita,” his role on the CBS TV series “Chicago Hope,” and as the ever-quotable Inigo Montoya from the film adaptation of “The Princess Bride.” There will also be a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

September

7 – With selections from the Freedman Family Collection and the BYU Museum of Art, “Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami” will open to the public. The works of Andy Warhol epitomize the notion of thinking flat, championing the “everyday” and giving the seemingly low the same consideration as the high. Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has perpetuated this tradition of rejecting society’s dictates of high or low in consumerism, art and culture in order to disempower hierarchies. The exhibition will run until Feb. 18, 2013.

12-15 – Formerly known as “World of Dance,” eviDANCE will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Sept. 15, at 2 p.m. eviDANCE brings together BYU’s five celebrated dance companies for a thrilling night of performances from every dance genre. Tickets go on sale Aug. 13.

17 – The Westminster College Classical Greek Theatre will present “Antigone” at 5 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a free pre-performance lecture at 4 p.m. The play tells the tale of a young woman whose actions are motivated by family, concern for the unwritten law of the gods and the duty to bury her dead brother. Tickets go on sale Aug. 13.

21-22 – The Fall Choir Showcase will feature the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Aug. 13.

25 – The School of Music will sponsor the American Piano Quartet performing at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Aug. 13.

25-28 – The BYU Theatre Season will begin with “A Second Birth” playing at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. Directed by George Nelson, the play tells of Nasima, a daughter of poor Afghani parents who has been raised as a boy since age five to improve the family’s economic and social standing in the community. When she must finally give up employment and education in order to relearn to be a girl so she can marry, Nasima must confront the relationships of her past and the traditions of her future to find out who she truly is. Tickets will be available starting Aug. 13.

26 – The Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Dixieland Band, Jazz Voices and Synthesis will perform in the Jazz Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Aug. 13.

27 – The BYU Philharmonic, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band will perform at the Instrumental Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Aug. 13.

27-29 – Scotland’s Puppet State Theatre travels across the world to BYU to present “The Man Who Planted Trees” in the Pardoe Theatre with matinee performances Sept. 28 and 29. The multi-sensory theatrical adaptation of Jean Giono’s environmental classic tells the inspiring story of a shepherd who plants a forest, acorn by acorn, transforming a barren wasteland. Single ticket sales begin Aug. 13.

October

3 – Pairing with the BYU Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, the Beijing Dance Academy will present an encore production of a joint performance held in Beijing in May 2011. Students from both institutions come together to present a program of contemporary dance, inspired by traditional movement and music in the most significant collaboration ever undertaken between BYU and a Chinese arts institution. Single tickets go on sale Sep. 4.

4Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company will present a dynamic and accomplished six-person ensemble performance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Celebrated choreographer Paul Taylor established his dance company to ensure his works would be seen throughout the world, and his latest production will present his renowned choreography, showcasing a wide range of athleticism, humor and emotion. Single tickets will be available starting Sep. 4.

11-12 – The Ballroom Dance Company, Cougarettes, Contemporary Dance Theatre, Synthesis, Vocal Point and Young Ambassadors will converge to perform music and dance that represents 100 years of entertainment at the BYU Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriot Center. The Homecoming theme, “Of Pillars and Cornerstones,” is a direct reflection of the Karl G. Maeser Building which is being honored by the university with a centennial celebration this year. Tickets go on sale starting Sept. 10.

17-27“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will play weekday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre with 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. matinee performances on Saturdays. There are no performances Sundays or Mondays. Adapted by director Teresa Dayley Love from the story by Washington Irving, the play will show that things are not always what they seem in the strange town of Sleepy Hollow, where perceptions are clear one moment and hazy the next. Four actors will embody numerous characters and involve the audience in bringing to life the tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman in this classic story about the illusions we create and the delusions we harbor. Tickets go on sale Sept. 17.

20-27 – The BYU School of Music will present its fall opera, “Così fan tutte” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. A one-hour family matinee will be available Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. This new production of Mozart's poignant and farcical opera about fidelity in love continues the BYU School of Music's rich tradition of bringing the great works of the European masters to a contemporary audience.  Tickets are available starting Sept. 17.

30 – The BYU Symphonic Band will perform under the direction of Kirt Saville at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1.

November

1 – The London-based chamber choir Tenebrae will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Founded and conducted by Nigel Short, a former member of the King’s Singers, Tenebrae presents a blend of the passion of a cathedral choir with the precision of a chamber ensemble. Utilizing movement and light to exploit the unique atmosphere of the venue, the carefully chosen singers enable the audience to experience the power and intimacy of the human voice at its very best. Single tickets go on sale Oct. 1.

2 – The BYU Wind Symphony, conducted by Donald Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The finest woodwind, brass and percussion players at BYU play with the Wind Symphony and have received national recognition for their performances. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1.

2-3 – Students from the Department of Dance will present their final projects at the Senior Dance Projects Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1.

3 – Conducted by Christian Smith, the Symphony Orchestra will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Their concert repertoire is chosen from every period and an emphasis is given on the classical period which provides the foundation of all symphonic playing. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1.

6 – The Jazz Ensemble conducted by Mark Ammons will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8.

7-8 – BYU’s Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus, conducted by Rosalind Hall and Jean Applonie, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8.

7-Dec 1 – “Holiday” went from a comedy in three acts to a beloved film starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, and now it will return to the stage at BYU at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre, with a 2 p.m. matinee Saturdays. There are no performances Sundays or Mondays. The play tells the story of free-spirited Johnny Case, a young New York businessman with excellent financial prospects but poor social status, who finds himself engaged to the upstanding heiress Julia Seton. When Johnny’s plan to relax in his youth and work later in life is met with skepticism by the family’s banker patriarch, sparks fly in this sophisticated comedy of manners. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8.

9 – The Folk Music Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8.

9 – Conductor Kory Katseanes will lead the BYU Philharmonic 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8.

9-10 – BYU’s Department of Dance presents the Ballet Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8.

9-10 – BYU’s annual ballroom competitive event, the BYU DanceSport Championships, will take place all day in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Marriott Center Ticket office at byutickets.com.

10 – The Percussion Ensemble, Panoramic Steel and the Gamelan Bintang Wahyu will perform at the Evening of Percussion at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8.

10 – The Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Mark Ammons, will present a one-hour family matinee performance at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 8.

13 – The Cougar Marching Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The band consists of 225 dedicated musicians from all over the United States and the world. Tickets go on sale Oct. 15. 

14 – BYU’s premier big band jazz ensemble Synthesis will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The jazz band has toured internationally and domestically. They also perform annually at national and international jazz festivals. Tickets go on sale Oct. 15.

15 – The Utah Symphony will perform at 7:30 in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Thierry Fischer with violinist Hilary Hahn, the symphony will play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”; the Adagio from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp major; and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. Single ticket sales begin Oct. 15.

16 – The BYU Singers and Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall will conduct the groups. Tickets go on sale Oct. 15.

16-17dancEnsemble will feature contemporary dance works by students under the direction of Pam Musil at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 15.

16-17Vocal Point, BYU’s premier nine-man a cappella ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. For ticket information, visit coveycenter.org.

27 – BYU’s University Orchestra and University Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 29.

28Jazz Voices will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall under the direction of Alan Matthews. Tickets go on sale Oct. 29.

30-Dec. 1Christmas Around the World, BYU’s popular holiday display of folk dance and music, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriot Center. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday Dec. 1, at 2 p.m.  Using a cast of more than 200 talented dancers, singers and musicians in colorful costumes, different cultures unite to give the message of peace on earth and goodwill toward all. Tickets will be available online through the Marriott Center Ticket Office at byutickets.com.

30-Dec. 1 – The BYU Combined Choirs and BYU Philharmonic present the Celebration of Christmas, an annual event featuring the sounds of the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 29.

December

4 – Donald Peterson and Kirt Saville will conduct the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Nov. 5.

5 – Conductor Kory Katseanes will lead the BYU Chamber Orchestra in a performance at the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Nov. 5.

6 – BYU’s non-auditioned choir, the University Chorale, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Nov. 5.

7“We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monster and Heroes in Contemporary Art” will run through April 6, 2013, at the Museum of Art. Delving into our fascination with super heroes and monsters in contemporary pop culture, “We Could Be Heroes” will examine the relationship between today’s super heroes and the ancient quests of mythological and religious heroes against villainous monsters in recorded history and folklore. Visit moa.byu.edu for details and exhibit hours.

14 – A traveling exhibition to be featured in the Museum of Art, “Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light,” organized by Aperture Foundation, explores the 30-year career of Magnum photographer Alex Webb. The exhibition will feature 45 large pigment prints that exhibit the unique energy and emotional vibrancy of Haiti, the Caribbean, the U.S.-Mexico border and other cultures on the margins of western civilization. Webb’s work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres including street photography, photojournalism and fine art. The exhibition will be moved to a new location after it closes on May 4, 2013. Visit moa.byu.edu for details and exhibit hours.

January

16-Feb 2 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” will start off the winter semester theatre season in the de Jong Concert Hall with evening performances at 7:30 and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. There are no performances Sundays or Mondays. Directed by Tim Threlfall and featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lush, romantic melodies, Broadway’s longest-running musical evokes the passion and drama of love lost and love found in 19th century Paris. A masked figure lurks beneath the opera house, striking fear into the hearts of all who inhabit it. When his love for an innocent young soprano forces the girl to make an impossible choice, she sets in motion a series of events that will change their lives forever. Tickets go on sale Dec. 3.

31-Feb 2Dance in Concert presents “The Thing About Love,” featuring students from the Department of Dance at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Dec. 3. 

February

6 – The BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will perform at the Winter Choirfest at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Dec. 3.

6-16 – William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” will continue the BYU theatre season in the Nelke Theatre, playing 7:30 weekday nights and with 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday matinees. There are no performances Sundays or Mondays. “Men of few words are the best men” in Shakespeare’s most famous play of war, adapted into a 50-minute production for young audiences. Directed by Meghan Sanborn Jones, this inventive, highly theatrical staging invites playgoers to consider the difficulties one must face during periods of disharmony. As the king of England battles for control of France during the Hundred Years’ War, all must learn “there is some soul of goodness in things evil, would men observingly distil it out.” Tickets will be available starting Dec. 3.

8 – The Aulos Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Founded in 1973, the Aulos Ensemble was one of the first American “original instrument” ensembles. The group’s accomplishments over the past four decades have given it pre-eminence in the early music movement and established the ensemble’s five musicians as highly acclaimed and celebrated presenters of European Baroque music traditions. Single tickets go on sale Dec. 3.

13-16 – BYU’s Young Ambassadors will present “Harmony: The Music of Life” at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. These young performers combine contemporary music and dance for a fast-paced showcase of American musical theatre. “Harmony” is a stage production celebrating favorite moments from some of America’s best-loved musical scores like “Carousel,” “Dream Girls,” “Wicked” and “The Prince of Egypt.” The show also highlights hits from artists like Benny Goodman, Michael Bublé and Billy Joel. Tickets go on sale Dec. 3.

14-16 – The BYU Theatre Ballet will present “The Sleeping Beauty” at the Ballet in Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Dec. 3.

21-23 – BYU’s athletic spirit squad will perform during the Cougarettes in Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. There will be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Covey Center at coveycenter.org. 

22-23 – Polynesian, Latin American and Native American music and dance will come alive in the Living Legends performance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. A Saturday matinee performance at 2 p.m. will also be available. Tickets go on sale Jan. 22.

22-23 – BYU’s nationally recognized musical theatre program will present Broadway Revue (previously known as the Music/Dance/Theatre Showcase) at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Jan. 22.

23-March 2 – Selections from favorite operas will be presented by vocal performance students from the BYU School of Music. Opera Scenes will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets will be available starting Jan. 22.

26 – The BYU Symphonic Band will perform under the direction of Kirt Saville at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Jan. 28.

27 – The BYU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Jan. 28.

27-March 9“The Cleverest Thief” and selections from “Gone Missing” will run in the Margetts Theatre, with weeknight performances at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. There are no performances Sundays or Mondays. Two plays with a distinct and contemporary storytelling approach form the basis of these pieces by BYU theatre students (“The Cleverest Thief”) and New York City’s premier investigative theatre company (“Gone Missing”). Directed by Lindsay Livingston and devised from interviews, these works ask us to view life through an unusual and welcoming lens, providing insight into how we relate to the things we lose and the things we find. Tickets go on sale Jan. 28.

28 – The BYU Combined Choirs, featuring the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Jan. 28.

March

1 – The BYU Wind Symphony, conducted by Donald Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. A one-hour family matinee will be available Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. The finest woodwind, brass and percussion players at BYU perform with the Wind Symphony and have received national recognition in their performances. Tickets go on sale Jan. 28.

1-2Faculty Dance Works will feature BYU’s talented faculty at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. Tickets go on sale Jan. 28.

2Vocal Point, BYU’s premier nine-man a cappella ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Vocal Point wows audiences with vocal firepower, innovative arrangements and remarkable vocal percussion. Tickets for the event go on sale Jan. 28.

5 – Conducted by Kory Katseanes, the Symphony Orchestra will play an Evening of Concertos at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Their concert repertoire is chosen from every period and an emphasis is given on the classical period, which provides the foundation of all symphonic playing and will feature talented student soloists. Tickets go on sale Feb. 4.

6 – BYU’s premier big band jazz ensemble Synthesis will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Ray Smith, the jazz band has performed annually at national and international jazz festivals. Tickets go on sale Feb. 4.

6-9 – The U.S. National Amateur DanceSport Championships will take place in the Marriott Center. Tickets are available at the Marriott Center Ticket Office, byutickets.com.

7 – The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Conducted by Steve Call, the Dixieland-style showcase ensemble has performed at festivals and conferences throughout the United States. Tickets go on sale Feb. 4.

7 – Returning for a second concert, the Utah Symphony will perform at 7:30 in the de Jong Concert Hall. Led by Andrew Grams, the symphony will perform selections from Charles Ground’s opera “Faust”; Aaron Copland’s ballet “Appalachian Spring”; Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “Jeu de Cartes”; and George Gershwin’s “An American in Paris.” Single ticket sales begin Feb. 4.

8 – The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Voices will perform together at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Feb. 4.

8-9Vocal Point, BYU’s popular nine-man a cappella ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. There will also be a matinee performance March 9 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, visit coveycenter.org. 

12 – New York’s Aquila Theatre Company will present “Cyrano de Bergerac” at 7:30 in the de Jong Concert Hall. The company, known for producing innovative classical theatre and attention to movement and visual arts, will stage Edmond Rostand’s funny and poignant play about one man’s quest for love. Single tickets go on sale Feb. 11.

14 – The Folk Music Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets go on sale Feb. 11.

14 – Regarded worldwide as one of India’s foremost dance companies, the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble will stop in Provo during its annual U.S. tour to perform “Samhara” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Nrityagram’s acclaim stems from its ability to create and communicate powerful imagery and captivating movement through Odissi dance and live music. “Samhara,” a collaboration with Sri Lanka’s Chitrasena Dance Company, explores the meeting point between the Odissi and Kandyan dance techniques. Individual tickets go on sale Feb. 11.

19 – Cape Breton fiddler Natalie MacMaster will join the BYU Folk Music Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. MacMaster is one of the most versatile and exciting young musicians on the folk and Celtic music scenes today. With live performances featuring foot-tapping rave-ups, heart-rending ballads and world-class step dancing, Natalie’s “traditional fusion” delivers a thrilling night of fiddling fireworks on traditional and contemporary Celtic melodies. Single tickets go on sale Feb. 19.

20-April 5 – Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters” will play weekday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Directed by Stephanie Breinholt, mayhem and misadventure ensue in this madcap comedy of intrigue, disguise and the love of people (and food!) by 18th-century Italy’s most celebrated playwright. The streets of Venice bustle with the hysterical adventures of a voracious and bumbling servant, two sets of misplaced lovers and a collection of farcical characters apt to make a confusing situation even worse. Tickets go on sale Feb. 19.

21 – The BYU Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Kory Katseanes, the orchestra has performed throughout the United States, Europe and China, making it one of the most widely traveled university orchestras in the nation. Tickets go on sale Feb. 19.

22 – Conducted by Rosalind Hall, the BYU Men’s Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Feb. 19.

22-23dancEnsemble will perform contemporary dance works by students under the direction of Pam Musil at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 19.

23 – The BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra will come together to present “Spring Fling,” a one-hour family matinee at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale starting Feb. 19.

26 – The Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Mark Ammons, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. This group is BYU’s Synthesis-in-training band, and they perform locally and regionally. They provide a tremendous training situation for up-and-coming jazz musicians. Tickets go on sale Feb. 25.

28 – Polynesian, Latin American and Native American music and dance will come alive in Living Legends at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Performed by talented descendants of the cultures portrayed, Living Legends weaves together traditional and contemporary music and is a tribute to the ancient cultures of the Americas and the Pacific. Tickets go on sale Jan. 22.

29 – Students from the Department of Dance will present their final projects at the Senior Dance Projects Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. Additionally, there will be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 30. Tickets go on sale Feb. 25.

29 – The BYU Singers and Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall will conduct the groups. Tickets go on sale Feb. 25.

April

2 – The BYU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Smith, will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale March 4.

2-3 – Graduating seniors will perform during the BFA Senior Showcase at 7 and 9 p.m. both days in the Nelke Theatre. These seniors from the BFA Acting and Music Dance Theatre programs will travel to New York and Los Angeles during the spring to present a showcase of songs, scenes and dances as an audition for industry professionals. The four performances in the Nelke Theatre at BYU provide an opportunity for the campus community to see and experience these performances before the students travel to the nation’s entertainment capitals. Tickets go on sale March 4. 

3 – The BYU Symphonic Band will perform under the direction of Kirt Saville at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale March 4.

4 – The International Folk Dance Ensemble Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. The International Folk Dance Ensemble is an emissary of the United States representing American dance tradition. They have performed at many prestigious folk dance festivals, and their repertoire includes more than 30 cultural representations. Tickets for this event will be available online at the Covey Center box office at www.coveycenter.org or by calling (801) 852-7007.

4 – Conducted by Kory Katseanes, the BYU Philharmonic will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale March 4.

5 – Jean Applonie will direct the Women’s Chorus at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The Women's Chorus is building a reputation for weaving a rich tapestry of music that encompasses artistry, spirituality and just plain fun. Tickets go on sale March 4.

9 –BYU’s University Bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale March 11.

10 – BYU’s premier big band jazz ensemble Synthesis will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall conducted by Ray Smith. Tickets go on sale March 11.

11 – Directed by Alan Matthews, Jazz Voices will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets go on sale March 11.

11 – BYU’s University Orchestra and University Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale March 11.

11-13 – Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the Final Cut Film Festival will be held in the Pardoe Theatre. Tickets go on sale starting March 11.

12 – The Percussion Ensemble, Panoramic Steel and the Gamelan Bintang Wahyu will perform at the Evening of Percussion at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale March 11.

12-13 – The BYU Ballroom Dance Company will perform during the Ballroom in Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. With their talented dancing, colorful costumes and fascinating music, the company is considered one of the best formation ballroom dance teams in the world. Tickets will be available online through the Marriott Center Ticket Office at byutickets.com.

13 – The BYU Wind Symphony, conducted by Donald Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale March 11.

16 – The University Chorale, BYU’s non-auditioned choir, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale March 11.

May

4 – The Performing Arts Series will conclude the season with Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee performance in the de Jong Concert Hall. Get on board with super-hip train conductor Genevieve Goings and DC, her beat-boxing, break-dancing engineer as they travel through fantastical lands while singing soulful, contemporary, kid-friendly hip-hop songs about the ABCs, 1-2-3s and learning how to be polite. Tickets go on sale April 1.

10 – The BYU Ballroom Dance Company will present its Blackpool Championships Premiere Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale April 17.

17 – The BYU Young DanceMakers will present an Evening of Dance 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The performance will feature 150 children ages 6 to 18 who have created and choreographed their own dances. Tickets go on sale April 1.

29-June 15 – The theatre season will conclude with “A Wrinkle In Time” playing at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre with multiple matinees on various days during its run. There are no performances Sundays or Mondays. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beloved children’s novel, this new stage adaptation directed by Rodger Sorensen will explore themes of love, faith and the importance of family. “On a dark and stormy night,” Meg and her family receive an unexpected knock at their door. Behind it lurks an unearthly guest with incredible news: she knows the location of the children’s father who has gone missing while experimenting with time travel. As they trek through space to find him, Meg must learn to harness the power of love in order to conquer the forces of evil. Tickets go on sale April 1.

April

12-15 – The BYU School of Music’s Spring Opera will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale April 1.

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