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Directed by School of Music professor Lawrence Vincent, the opera is his last production after a 20-year career at BYU.
The Department of Theater and Media Arts presents the BYU premiere of "Argonautika," a play adapted from "The Voyage of Jason and the Argonauts" by Tony Award-winning director/playwright Mary Zimmerman
Evening of Percussion features percussion music by BYU’s Percussion Ensemble directed by Matt Coleman, the Panoramic Steel ensemble directed by Ron Brough and the Gamelan Bintang Wahyu directed by Jeremy Grimshaw.
Interim Director Matthew Nielsen said the students always look forward to this end-of-year performance. In fact, the choir has been working on some of these pieces since September.
The performance begins with the “Violin Concert no. 1” by Dmitri Shostakovich with artist Alex Woods. The second half of the concert is given over to Sergei Rachmaninoff's famous “Symphony no. 2, in E Minor.”
“There is nothing quite like the power of music in helping us to express emotions,” BYU Singers member Elisa Thurber said. “Performing and rehearsing never fails to be a healing experience for me."
The concert will also include the presentation of the United States National Amateur Cabaret Champions, and BYU students, Benjamin Ralph and Kayci Treu.
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