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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for February 2013

The February 2013 Brigham Young University arts calendar features plays, recitals and concerts with talented guests as well as BYU faculty and student artists. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at byuarts.com/tickets.

Jan. 31-Feb. 2 – Dance 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 are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

5 – MOVED: Faculty artist April Clayton will present a flute recital at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event was previously scheduled for Feb. 1. Admission to this event is free.

5 – Faculty artist Arden Hopkin will lead a faculty artist recital of vocal chamber music at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.

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 are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

6-16 – William Shakespeare’s “Henry V” will continue the BYU theatre season in the Nelke Theatre, playing at 7:30 p.m. weekday nights and with 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday matinees. “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 are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

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. Tickets are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

9 – Faculty artist Lawrence Green will present a guitar recital at 2 p.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium. Admission to this event is free.

9 – The BYU School of Music will present Utah Crosstalk at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.

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 are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

14-16 – The BYU Theatre Ballet and Philharmonic Orchestra 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 matinee performances Friday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. and Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

20-23MOVED: 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. This event was previously scheduled for Feb. 23, 26-27, and March 1-2 but will now take place only on the following dates: Feb. 20-23. Tickets are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

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 are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

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 are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

23 – Filmmaker and former choreographer Mitchell Rose will present The Mitch Show, a film/performance mashup, at 7:30 p.m. in the RB Dance Studio. Tickets are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

23MOVED: Guest artist Michael McQuay will perform a piano recital at 1:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This recital was originally scheduled for Jan. 26. Admission to this event is free.

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 are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

27 – The BYU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

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 are available at byuarts.com/tickets.

28 – Faculty Artist Geralyn Giovannetti will present an oboe recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.

28CANCELED: Combined Choirs performance of the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus.               

All month at the Museum of Art:

  • “e.g.: Shin Kiwoun” through March 16, 2013.
  • “michael whiting: 8-bit modern” through March 23, 2013.
  • “People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest” through April 13, 2013.
  • "Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami" through Feb. 18, 2013.
  • “We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monster and Heroes in Contemporary Art” through April 6, 2013.
  • “Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light” through May 4, 2013.

Admission to all exhibits is free. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday. For more information, visit moa.byu.edu or call 801-422-ARTS.

For more information about the arts calendar, contact Kenneth Crossley at (801) 422-9348, or visit byuarts.com/calendar.

 

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