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2004-2005 BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar

BYU 2004-2005 Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar

At the Museum of Art:

A major new exhibition titled "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome" will run until June 4, 2005, at the BYU Museum of Art. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and $18 for families of up to six people. Admission is free for children 5 years old and BYU students and employees. The 204 works displayed in the exhibition span a period from predynastic times in Egypt, 6000 years ago, to the Roman late imperial period, about 350 A.D. The exhibition is from the renowned collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Beginning Feb. 27, 2005 and running until Aug. 27, 2005, the museum will feature the exhibit "Thoroughly Modern: The 'New Women' Art Students of Robert Henri."

Free exhibits now on display at the museum include:

  • "150 Years of American Painting," a permanent collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Maynard Dixon, John Singer Sargent and many local Utah favorites including Mahonri Young. The exhibit will be displayed until June 2005.

  • "Camera and Soul: Milton Goldstein's Photographs of National Parks" on display through Sept. 11. "Camera and Soul" simultaneously looks at the work of an individual photographer while highlighting some of the cultural trends of the 1960s and '70s that contributed to his accomplishments.

  • "Metaphorically Speaking: Contemporary Religious Art" available through Jan. 8, 2005. The exhibit explores the use of visual symbols as parables and metaphors to open new levels of inquiry and understanding.

  • "Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda" by Carl Bloch, part of the museum's permanent collection, is on display in the main lobby area. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 378-ARTS.

    September 2004

    "Cymbeline" by William Shakespeare, a one-hour adaptation by BYU's Young Company/Theatre for Young Audiences, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 16-18. A matinee performance will be held Saturday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    "World of Dance" performances will be held Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 22-24, in the de Jong Concert Hall, with two performances on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 2 and 8 p.m. It will also be performed Oct. 7-9 at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. The BYU Department of Dance performs its annual showcase of the International Folk Dance Ensemble, Ballroom Dance Company, The Dancers' Company, Theatre Ballet and Cougarettes. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    "Nathan the Wise," a play with a message of religious tolerance written by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and directed by Bob Nelson, will be performed Tuesdays through Saturdays Sept. 22 through Oct. 9 in the Pardoe Theatre. Nathan, a Jewish debt collector who lives in 12th century Jerusalem, faces the eternal question of which religion God would have for man - Judaism, Christianity or Islam - when he is confronted by a Muslim sultan who has power over his life and a Christian knight who loves his daughter. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The University of Utah presents the Greek theater piece "Agamemnon" Monday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Written by Aeschylus and translated by Tony Harrison, "Agamemnon" is directed by Jag Bessell. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Instrumental Showcase featuring the Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band will be presented Tuesday, Sept. 28, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    A Choral Showcase featuring the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 29-30, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    October 2004

    The modern music ensemble Group for New Music will perform Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The 2004 Homecoming Spectacular, "Firm in the Fire," will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 14 and 15, in the Marriott Center. This year's show, using original music by Sam Cardon, will highlight, among other elements, the legacy of BYU honoree Edwin S. Hinckley, an early BYU educator and the namesake of the prestigious Hinckley Scholarship. Featuring the Young Ambassadors, the spectacular will also showcase other popular performing groups. For on-sale date and availability, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

    The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band directed by Steve Call will perform Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 and 16, in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The opera "La Bohème," with music by Giacomo Puccini and directed by Lawrence Vincent, will be performed Oct. 22-23 and 26-30 in the de Jong Concert Hall. The opera centers on a poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher and their loves-a circle of Bohemian friends strong enough to survive anything. One of the most beloved operas of all time will transport you back to Paris in the early 1800s, where you will share romance, friendship and death. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    A BYU faculty dance showcase will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 22-23, in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets will be available at the door.

    The 15th annual OcTUBAfest will be held Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 27-30, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    November 2004

    "Bus Stop," written by William Inge and directed by Tim Threlfall, will run Tuesdays through Saturdays Nov. 3-20 in the Margetts Theatre. What do a lounge singer, two cowboys and a delusional professor have in common? Not much, except they all find themselves uncomfortably marooned together in a small-town Kansas diner. The eclectic assortment of characters produces a comedy of romance, fist fights, cowboy ballads and an amusing rendition of "Romeo and Juliet." As Cherie, one of the marooned characters in "Bus Stop" forewarns, "There's gonna be trouble, I kin feel it in my bones." For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band with David Blackinton and Don Peterson conducting will perform Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Alison Brown Quartet featuring Andrea Zorn will perform Thursday, Nov. 4, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Brown has achieved an international reputation as a banjo player for pushing the instrument out of its familiar Appalachian settings and into new musical territory. She composed and played her way into the affections of jazz-hued acoustic music fans with a unique voice on a relatively unexplored instrument. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Men's and Women's Choruses directed by Rosalind Hall and Jean Applonie will perform Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Saxophone Chamber Night will be held Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    BYU Jazz Voices and Vocal Jazz will perform Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Kelly Eisenhour will direct. Admission is free.

    William Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" will run Tuesdays through Saturdays Nov. 10-20 and Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in the Pardoe Theatre. Directed by Barta Lee Heiner, Shakespeare's battle of the sexes features sparring wit and extreme physicality. The skirmish ensues when Petruccio "come[s] to wive it wealthily [and] happily in Padua." You've seen the movie. You've seen the musical. Now come see the original comedy that inspired it all. Join Petruccio and Katherine as they explore the compromise we call love. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Utah Symphony, under the direction of Keith Lockhart with Wendy Warner on the cello, will perform works by Daugherty, Barber and Strauss Thursday, Nov. 11, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Principal bassoonist Douglas Craig selected the piece "Hell's Angels" by Daugherty to commemorate his retirement after 52 years with the Utah Symphony. Craig and the bassoon section will don black leather as they explore the bluesy riffs, low raucous rumbling and plaintive high intensity of the bassoon. Warner will also perform Barber's masterpiece Cello Concerto. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The contemporary music-based Group for New Music will be featured Thursday, Nov. 11, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU Singers and Concert Choir will perform Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall will conduct. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Dancesport Championships will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13, in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. For a complete schedule, visit the Web site www.byudancesport.com. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    A ballet showcase will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13, in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets will be available at the door.

    Trio Woodwinds will perform Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Comprised of James Campbell, Eli Eban and Howard Klug, Trio Woodwinds formed in 1990 when the three professors met at the Indiana University School of Music and decided to demonstrate the versatility of the clarinet family and the great stylistic diversity of its repertoire. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Marching Band under the direction of Don Peterson will perform Tuesday, Nov. 16, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    The jazz band Synthesis with Ray Smith directing will perform Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra with Kory Katseanes conducting will perform Thursday, Nov. 18, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    BYU's "DanceWorks" concert will be Friday, Nov. 19, at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets will be available at the door.

    The Dancensemble showcase will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets will be available at the door.

    A Folk Music Ensemble performance under the direction of Mark Geslison will be held Friday, Nov. 19, in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    A special event featuring BYU faculty organist Mike Ohman, "Silent Film Night" will be held Friday, Nov. 19, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The a cappella group Vocal Point will perform Saturday, Nov. 20, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    BYU's Panoramic Steel and Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Ron Brough will perform Saturday, Nov. 20, in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Songwriters Showcase will be held Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU Symphony Orchestra will perform Tuesday, Nov. 30, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Eric Hansen will conduct. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    December 2004

    The String Chamber Night will be held Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band with David Blackinton and Don Peterson conducting will perform Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    Jazz Combos with Steve Call directing will be featured Thursday, Dec. 2, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    "Christmas Around the World" will be celebrated Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4, in the Marriott Center. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Welcome to the wonder of the holiday season with this dazzling display of folk dance and music. With a cast of more than 200 talented dancers, singers and musicians in beautiful, authentic costumes, your family will experience different cultures united in their wish for peace on earth and goodwill toward all. Ed Austin is the artistic director. For ticket on-sale date and availability, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

    A "Celebration of Christmas" featuring the BYU combined choirs and the Philharmonic Orchestra will be performed Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4, in the de Jong Concert Hall. A matinee performance will be held Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Jazz Lab Band will perform Friday, Dec. 3, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The Harp Ensemble will perform Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The Trombone Brass Chamber Night will be held Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The University Orchestra and University Strings with graduate students conducting will perform Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU University Chorale under the direction of Paul Broomhead will perform Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU Woodwind Chamber Night will be held Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU Jazz Ensemble with Mark Ammons directing will perform Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    January 2005

    Beginning Jan. 6, KBYU-FM Classical 89 presents "About Shakespeare," airing Thursday nights at 9 p.m. Join the lively conversation as Sharon Swenson of the BYU department of theater and media arts interviews guest experts on the legacy of Britain's great dramatist 440 years after his birth. Visit http://kbyufm.org for more information.

    The heart-warming melodies "Goodnight My Someone," "'Til There Was You" and the ever-popular "76 Trombones" have made "The Music Man" one of the best-loved musicals in American theatre. Whether it's your first visit or you're just passing through, "You really ought to give Iowa a try" and bring your family to meet "Professor" Harold Hill and Marian the librarian in River City, Iowa, where small-town neighbors with down-home humor learn they can change with a little encouragement and love. Written by Meredith Willson and directed by George Nelson, "The Music Man" will run in the de Jong Concert Hall Tuesdays through Saturdays Jan. 19-29. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    "Dance in Concert" with the BYU Dancers' Company will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 27-29, with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Pardoe Theatre. Rebecca Phillips is the artistic director. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    February 2005

    Pianist Angela Cheng will perform Tuesday, Feb. 1, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Hailed by critics for her remarkable technique, tonal beauty and musicianship, Cheng is one of Canada's most gifted pianists. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Nelke Theatre will feature "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" Tuesdays through Saturdays Feb. 2-12 as part of BYU's Young Company/Theatre for Young Audiences. To Lilly, a loveable young mouse, the entire world is her playground, filled with endless excitement and boundless opportunities for discovery. Whether professing herself "Queen of the World," attempting to teach her baby brother Julius the alphabet in entirely the wrong order or wreaking havoc in the classroom, Lilly lives life to the fullest. Join Lilly as she dances her way through life, learning lessons about friendship, family and forgiveness along the way. "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" is written by Kevin Henkes, adapted by Kevin Kling and directed by Shawnda Moss. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The contemporary music showcase Group for New Music will be held Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The Music/Dance/Theatre showcase will be held Thursday and Friday, Feb. 10 and 11, at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    "Living Legends" will perform Native American, Latin American and Polynesian music and dance Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 10-12, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The "DanceWorks" performance will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets will be available at the door.

    The "Young Artists of Voice" competition will be held Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Feb. 15, 17 and 19, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    BYU's Young Ambassadors will perform Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 17-19, with a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    "Ballet in Concert" will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 17-19, with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Pardoe Theatre. Jan Dijkwel is the artistic director. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra with Kory Katseanes conducting will perform Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Opera Program will present "Opera Scenes" Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 23-26, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The Utah Symphony, under the direction of Keith Lockhart with soprano Lisa Vroman, will perform works by Butterworth, Barber and Vaughn Williams, Thursday, Feb. 24, in the de Jong Concert Hall. George Butterworth - one of the bright lights of British pastoral composition - put his music aside to serve in World War I and was killed at the age of 32. His "Rhapsody" is poignant and peaceful. Vaughn Williams returned from that war, revised his "A London Symphony" - the most elegant of his nine symphonies, with its sheer orchestral color and magnificent strings - and dedicated it to Butterworth, his friend and collaborator. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    March 2005

    Leigh Howard Stevens will play the marimba Tuesday, March 1, in the Madsen Recital Hall. It is difficult to find a single aspect of marimba technique, music or design that has not been profoundly changed by the work of Leigh Howard Stevens. Hailed by Time Magazine as "the world's greatest classical marimbist," his repertoire ranges from the preludes and fugues of Bach to original marimba works written expressly for him. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    "Family," by Eric Samuelsen, is a new comedy that follows the struggles of a generally loving and supportive Mormon family through one very, very bad day. Each of the four children comes home to seek comfort and answers, and a moment of crisis, love and laughter reveals the family's inner strength. David Morgan will direct the premiere of "Family," which will run March 2-19 in the Margetts Theatre. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, with David Blackinton and Don Peterson conducting, will perform Wednesday, March 2, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    BYU Jazz Voices and Vocal Jazz will perform Thursday, March 3, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Kelly Eisenhour will direct, and admission is free.

    The BYU Men's Chorus under the direction of Rosalind Hall will perform Friday and Saturday, March 4-5, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    An "Evening of Concertos" with Kory Katseanes conducting will be held Tuesday, March 8, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    An "Evening of Arias" with Eric Hansen conducting will be presented Wednesday, March 9, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    The USA Dancesport Championships will be held Wednesday through Saturday, March 9-12, in the Marriott Center. For a complete schedule, visit www.byudancesport.com/nationals. For ticket on-sale date and availability, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

    The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band, directed by Steve Call, will perform Thursday, March 10, in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    A BYU-Idaho musical production, "The Testament of Paul: His Witness of Christ to the World" by David Zabriskie, will be performed Thursday, March 10, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The jazz band Synthesis with Ray Smith directing will perform Friday and Saturday, March 11 and 12, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Saxophone Chamber Night will be held Tuesday, March 15, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    "Cougarettes in Concert" will be performed Wednesday through Saturday, March 16-19, with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Jodi Maxfield is the artistic director. BYU's award-winning precision dance team showcases the styles and techniques that have led the Cougarettes to national recognition. Tickets will be available at the door.

    The BYU Women's Chorus with Jean Applonie conducting will perform Wednesday, March 16, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Brass Chamber Night will be held Wednesday, March 16, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The String Chamber Night will be presented Thursday, March 17, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The jazz group Vocal Point will perform Friday, March 18, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Folk Music Ensemble with Mark Geslison directing, will perform Friday, March 18, in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Concert Choir, with Rosalind Hall conducting will perform Saturday, March 19, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe.

    The BYU Harp Ensemble will perform Saturday, March 19, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The Invitational Songwriters Showcase will be Tuesday, March 22, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU-based American Piano Quartet will perform Wednesday, March 23, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    Award-winning playwright Steven Dietz pays homage to a family's progress from Germany through Russia to America in a montage of stories about seven generations in "Handing Down the Names," running March 24-April 9 in the Pardoe Theatre. Directed by Bob Nelson, This panoramic, heart-warming history is bolstered by rich images that capture the impact of individual hands, recognize the importance of a name, and illuminate lives once faded and obscure. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Jazz Ensemble with Mark Ammons directing will perform Wednesday, March 23, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The Songwriters Showcase will be held Thursday, March 24, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    "Living Legends" will perform Thursday, March 24, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Dancensemble showcase will be held Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets will be available at the door.

    BYU's Panoramic Steel and Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Ron Brough will perform Friday, March 25, in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, with Tom Mossbrucker as artistic director, will perform Saturday, March 26, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Described by Dance Magazine as a deft ensemble with engaging projection and an appealing largesse, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a company of 11 classically trained dancers who perform an eclectic repertoire by some of the world's foremost choreographers. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The University Orchestra and University Strings with graduate students conducting will perform Tuesday, March 29, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU Guitar Ensemble will perform Tuesday, March 29, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band with David Blackinton and Don Peterson conducting will perform Wednesday, March 30, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursday, March 31, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Eric Hansen will conduct. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The Woodwind Chamber Night will be held Thursday, March 31, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU Music/Dance/Theatre New York showcase will be held Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1, at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    April 2005

    The jazz band Synthesis with Ray Smith directing will perform Tuesday, April 5, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    BYU Jazz Voices and Vocal Jazz will perform Tuesday, April 5, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Kelly Eisenhour will direct, and admission is free.

    The BYU Flute Choirs will perform Wednesday, April 6, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    The BYU University Band with Fred McInnis conducting will perform Thursday, April 7, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    "Ballroom in Concert" will be performed Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, with a matinee performance on Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Marriott Center. Lee Wakefield is the artistic director. Style and elegance are hallmarks of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company, considered one of the best formation ballroom dance teams in the world. Colorful costumes and pulse-pounding music complete the stunning visual treat. For ticket on-sale date and availability, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

    The BYU Singers under the direction of Ronald Staheli will perform Friday, April 8, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra with Kory Katseanes conducting will perform Saturday, April 9, in the de Jong Concert Hall.

    The University Chorale under the direction of Paul Broomhead will perform Tuesday, April 12, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    The Jazz Lab Band will perform Tuesday, April 12, in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    "Jubilations Evening of Dance: Celebrating 50 Years of Children's Dance in Utah Valley" with Kathleen Sheffield directing will be held Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, in the de Jong Concert Hall. These young dancers are not only technically trained but are encouraged to create their own dances. The BYU Children's and Teen's Creative Dance Program celebrates childhood by teaching children to access their imaginations while nurturing innate movement abilities. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    Celebrate LDS womanhood with the premiere of "Three Mormon Women in Three One-Act Plays" May 12-28 in the Margetts Theatre. Written by Morag Plaice, Leslie Hart Gunn and Linda Colloton, the performance depicts the challenges and the successes that unite women of the past and present. Three one-act plays take you to women of 1950 Scotland, present-day Nova Scotia, and 1880 Scandinavia. A comparison of these women and their lives will enrich your understanding of the LDS woman For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    May 2005

    BYU's Young Company/Theatre for Young Audiences presents "Holes" by Louis Sachar Tuesdays through Saturdays May 25-June 11 in the Pardoe Theatre. A Newberry Award-winning book and successful motion picture, "Holes" tells the story of Stanley Yelnats IV, who believes himself to be cursed because of his "no-good, dirty-rotten, pig-stealing great-grandfather." That curse rears its ugly head when poor Stanley is mistakenly accused of theft and sentenced to Camp Green Lake where boys are sent to "develop character." As Stanley develops his character he heals both the past and the present. "Holes" will be directed by Megan Sanborn Jones. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe.

    June 2005

    The Spring Opera will be held Wednesday through Saturday, June 1-4, in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

    A Spring Chorale concert will be held Tuesday, June 7, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Rosalind Hall will conduct. Admission is free.

    A Spring Band concert will be held Thursday, June 9, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    Writer: Thomas Grover

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