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2009-2010 BYU Fine Arts Calendar

AUGUST 2009

5 — The Annual BYU Faculty Art Exhibition will be shown at the B.F. Larsen Gallery and Gallery 303 in the Harris Fine Arts Center from Aug. 5 – Sept. 11, 2009.

SEPTEMBER 2009

4 — To begin the 2009-2010 BYU Performing Arts Season, acclaimed danseuse Yogini Gandhi and troupe will present an evening of classical Indian dance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. A combination of talent, intellect and beauty, Yogini is one of the very few dancers who can perform two Indian classical dance styles — Kathak and Odissi — with equal dexterity and virtuosity. Individual tickets will go on sale Aug. 3. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or at arts.byu.edu.

11-19 — The Pardoe Theatre will open the year with “The Taffetas,” a production by Rick Lewis, from Sept. 11-19 at 7:30 p.m. Dress rehearsals are Sept. 9-11. Directed by George Nelson, an associate professor in theatre and media arts, “The Taffetas” is about four sisters about to make their television debut. They sing 50s hits such as “Sh-Boom,” “Mr. Sandman” and “Johnny Angel” with the hopes of putting a smile on the audience’s faces. There will also be a matinee showing Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-432 or at arts.byu.edu.

15-26 — The Margetts Series will start out the season with Shakespeare’s last work, “The Tempest,” which will run Sept. 15-26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. This production will be put on by the Young Company, a student company, and will be adapted into a one-hour production for families. The story is about a magician-king and his daughter who have been banished to an island populated by fairies. They are finally given the chance to return home but before they do they must negotiate between forgiveness and revenge, magic and power, betrayal and love. Saturday matinee showings, at 2 and 4 p.m., will take place Sept. 19 and 26. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are available Aug. 17 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

16-19 — BYU’s Ballroom Dance Company, International Folk Dance Ensemble, Theatre Ballet and Dancers’ Company will join forces to showcase “World of Dance.” Three shows will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday. On Saturday, Sept. 19, there will be two shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m. All showings will take place in the de Jong Concert Hall, and tickets will be available beginning Aug. 17 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

17 — Trombonist Stuart Dempster will perform as a guest artist in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Although he is mostly known for his trombone work, he has also performed with many things including garden hoses, pipes, the didjeridu and conch shells. Dempster is a former faculty member at the University of Washington. He will be performing with BYU professor Christian Asplund. Admission is free.

17 — “Types and Shadows: Intimations of Divinity” will be on display in the Museum of Art from Sept. 17, 2009, to March 13, 2010. Using the structures of metaphor and analogy from the language of the scriptures, this exhibition of traditional and contemporary works will enlighten the hearts and the minds of viewers as they participate in the process of seeking out and unraveling the types and shadows contained in these works that “point to” the Savior’s divine mission. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

18 — In the Madsen Recital Hall, husband-and-wife team Wang Jian-xin and Li Feng-yun, both professors at Tianjin Conservatory of Music in Beijing, will perform. They have mastered the art of playing the ancient Chinese instruments of qin and xiao. Individual tickets will be available Aug. 10. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

21 — A special showing of the classic Greek tragedy “The Bakkhai” will be presented at 5 p.m. The performance will be in connection with the University of Utah’s 39th Annual Classical Greek Theatre Festival. The performance will be in the de Jong Concert Hall, and there will be a pre-performance lecture at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

24-25 — The fall semester “Choir Showcase” will feature the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus at 7:30 p.m. Ticket sales begin Aug. 24 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

29 — The American Piano Quartet, with BYU’s Jeffrey Shumway, Robin Hancock, Scott Holden and Paul Pollei, will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. They will perform as part of the Music Scholarship Series. Tickets can be purchased starting Aug. 31 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

30 — The “Jazz Showcase” will feature BYU’s Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band and Synthesis at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets can be purchased starting Aug. 31 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

OCTOBER 2009

1 — The “Instrumental Showcase” will feature the BYU Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble and Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets will be available starting Aug. 31 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

6 — A group of faculty chamber artists will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Shumway will be featured on the piano, Monte Belknap on the violin, Julie Bevan on the cello and Jaren Hinckley on the clarinet Tickets will be available starting Sept. 8 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

22 — “Mirror Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self” will be exhibited at the Museum of Art Oct. 22, 2009, through May 8, 2010. With the increase of social networking sites, cell phones and YouTube, how we portray ourselves is always changing. This exhibition will explore how we shape our identities in an expanding global society and how living artists create artworks in an effort to discover who we are. Admission is free. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

9 — Guest artists from Theatre Mitu will present Arthur Miller’s classic American drama “Death of a Salesman” utilizing ancient Japanese Bunraku puppetry techniques mixed with contemporary theatrical storytelling methods. The presentation will be in the Pardoe Theatre Oct. 9-10 at 7:30 p.m. with another showing Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. Individual tickets go on sale Sept. 8 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

15 — Director Steve Call will conduct BYU’s Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. This event is free.

15 — The Third Annual BYU Exhibition and Art Sale will take place at the B.F. Larsen Gallery in the Harris Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to benefit the Provo Food Bank.

17 — Orpheus Winds features five BYU faculty members — April Clayton (flute), Jaren Hinckley (clarinet), Geralyn Giovannetti (oboe), Christian Smith (bassoon) and Laurence Lowe (horn) — performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available starting Sept. 14 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

20 — Group for New Music will feature a wide and engaging variety of recently composed music performed by BYU students and faculty in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

21-24 —Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann,” based on three short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, will be presented. Directed by Lawrence Vincent, it will feature top student vocalists and the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra in the de Jong Concert Hall. The story depicts Hoffmann’s tales of lost love and inspiration found on his magical journey of romantic adventures in search of true love. It will be performed in French with English supertitles. Tickets are $18 ($4 off weeknights or $3 off weekends with BYU or student ID) and will be available for sale Sept. 14 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. Two dress rehearsals Oct. 17 and 20 will be $10. All shows start at 7 p.m.

22 — OcTUBAfest will feature a tuba and euphonium student recital at 7:30 p.m. The recital will be held in the Madsen Recital Hall, and admission is free.

22-23 — “Homecoming Spectacular 2009: Reach for the Summit” will showcase some of the best talent BYU has to offer at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Tickets are $14-$25 ($7 for BYU students), and individual tickets are available at the Marriott Center Ticket Office, (801) 422-2981, (800) 422-BYU1 or at byutickets.com.

23 — OcTUBAfest will feature faculty artist Steve Call on the tuba at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free. Call has been at BYU since 1979 and teaches courses in jazz keyboard, jazz combo and jazz history. He is the director of the award-winning Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band.

24 — OcTUBAfest will culminate in the “Grand OcTUBAfest Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall featuring the BYU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. Admission is free.

28-29 — The King’s Singers will return to the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s performance will bring them together with the BYU Singers, while Thursday’s concert will feature the King’s Singers with the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Choir in a pops concert. Individual tickets will go on sale Sept. 28 and will be available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

28 — From Oct. 30 to Nov. 14, Alan Ayckbourn’s play “Absent Friends” will be showcased in the Margetts Theatre. “Absent Friends” is a dark comedy by a master of contemporary drama about a woman, Diana, who invites her friend Colin over for tea after his fiancée dies. You'll laugh and cringe as the group of old friends fight and Colin tries to do the consoling. Tempers and patience boil over in this British satire of middle-class mentalities and materialism. Dress rehearsals Oct. 28 and 29 will be $10. There will also be a Saturday matinee on Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

30 — As part of the BYU Music Scholarship Series, the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will play in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be directed by Donald Peterson and Kirt Saville. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Sept. 28. Tickets are $11 ($3 off with BYU or student ID or $1 off for senior citizens or BYU alumni).

31 — A Silent Movie Night, accompanied by Mike Ohman, a theatre organist, will take place in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 ($3 off with BYU or student ID or $1 off for senior citizens or BYU alumni) and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or at arts.byu.edu starting Sept. 28.

NOVEMBER 2009

3 — The BYU’s Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will perform under conductors Rosalind Hall and Jean Applonie at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Oct. 5 for $11 ($3 off with a BYU or student ID or $1 off for senior citizens or BYU alumni) at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

4 — Jazz Combo Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert is free.

5 — The Utah Symphony will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert will feature conductor Pinchas Zukerman, a 21-time Grammy nominee, and pianist Jonathan Biss. They will perform Brahms’ Concerto No. 1 for piano in D minor and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 in E minor. Individual tickets will be available Oct. 5 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

6-7 — BYU’s dancEnsemble will perform Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets are $6 and go on sale Oct. 5 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

10 — The Cougar Marching Band will perform under conductor Fred McInnis at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $6 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu and will be available starting Oct. 12.

11 — BYU composition majors will perform original works in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.

11 — Next on the BYU stage will be “Children of Eden” by Steven Schwartz playing from Nov. 13 to Dec. 5 (excluding Nov. 22-30) at the Pardoe Theatre. This musical retells the stories of Adam and Eve and Noah from the book of Genesis. The play focuses on the relationships between the Father and his children. It reveals that every family has challenges, but leaves behind a powerful legacy for future generations. There will be dress rehearsals Nov. 11-12 and a Saturday matinee Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

12 — Director Mark Ammons will conduct the BYU Jazz Ensemble in a concert in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

12 — The Folk Music Ensemble under director Mark Geslison will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available Oct. 12 for $6 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

13-14 — BYU’s DanceSport Championships will take place at the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom throughout the day both Friday and Saturday. For a complete competition schedule and ticket pricing, visit byudancesport.com. For sale dates and availability, call the Fine Arts Ticket office at (801) 422-4322.

13-14 — The “Ballet Showcase” will take place Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets are $6. Sales begin Oct. 12 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

13 - Malcolm Goldstein, a New York-based composer/violinist, has been performing since the 1960s. He has participated in the New York Festival of the Avant Garde and has since toured throughout North America and Europe. He will be performing at BYU at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

13-14 — The BYU Singers and Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall, it is sure to be a concert not to miss. Tickets go on sale Oct. 12 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

18 — Synthesis, BYU’s acclaimed big band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Under Ray Smith, Synthesis combines swing, blues, jazz, Latin and fusion styles into the best of jazz entertainment. Some of BYU’s finest and most able musicians, perform, arrange and compose for this award-winning ensemble. Tickets go on sale Oct. 19 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

19 — To begin a “Season of Fifths,” BYU’s Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Oct. 19 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

20 — BYU’s Panoramic Steel and Percussion Ensemble will perform with Gamelan Bintang Wahyu in a joint concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. The newly founded Gamelan Bintang Wahyu group performs Balinese music using special Indonesian instruments. Tickets go on sale Oct. 19 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

20-21 — The Senior Dance Showcase will be featured at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets are $6 and go on sale Oct. 19 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

DECEMBER 2009

1 — The University Orchestra will perform in the de Jong Conert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

2 — BYU’s Jazz Voices will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Nov. 2.

2-5, 8-10 — BYU’s New Play Festival will feature three works by BYU students. “For Dear Life” by Matthew Greene, “The Monster of Dr. Frankenstein” by Zach Kempf and “Tre Sorelle” by Katherine Gee will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre. There will also be matinee showings Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $6 per play or all three plays for $12 and go on sale Nov. 2 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

2 — Conductor Eric Hansen will lead the BYU Symphony Orchestra in a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-432 or at arts.byu.edu.

3 — Beginning Dec. 3, 100 paintings, works on paper and sculpture representing some of the key pieces from the BYU Museum of Art will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the university’s art collection. The exhibition, “The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU,” runs until Sept. 25, 2010. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

3 — The Jazz Lab Band will perform in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

4 — A “Songwriter Showcase” will feature new songwriters performing their works in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.

4-5 — BYU’s combined choirs and Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the popular “Celebration of Christmas.” There will be showings at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale Nov. 2 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. Tickets are $16 ($11 with a BYU or student ID).

4-5 — “Christmas Around the World” featuring the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble will celebrate its 50th anniversary in the Marriott Center. There will be shows Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. Contact the Marriott Center at (801) 422-2981 or visit byutickets.com for sale dates and ticket prices.

8 — Under conductor Paul Broomhead, BYU’s University Chorale will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Nov. 9.

9 — The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall under the direction of Donald Peterson and Kirt Saville. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Nov. 9.

10 — As part of the BYU Music Scholarship Series, the Chamber Orchestra will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. Individual tickets will be on sale starting Nov. 9 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

JANUARY 2010

7 — The winter semester concert calendar at BYU will open with the Utah Symphony performing with Stewart Goodyear on the piano and Roberto Minczuk conducting in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Minczuk, the conductor for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, will lead them in three works, including Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor. Individual tickets will go on sale Dec. 7 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

7-9 — “Semmelweis” by Howard Sackler will be performed Jan. 7-9 at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a Saturday matinee Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. Performances will take place in the Margetts Theatre. Tickets are $6 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

12, 14, 16 — The BYU Young Artists of Voice competition will be held in the Madsen Recital Hall, with preliminary rounds Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. that are free to the public. The finals round will take place in the Madsen Recital Hall Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s event are $6 and go on sale Dec. 7. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

15-16 — Living Legends combines traditional and contemporary music with the color and vitality of Native American, Polynesian and Latin American dances, performed by talented descendants of these cultures. Showings are at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

20 — Q'd Up is a faculty combo that delivers some brilliant contemporary jazz. The band features Ray Smith on reeds, Steve Lindeman on keyboard, Matt Larsen on bass and two drummer/percussionists, Ron Brough and Jay Lawrence. They will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Dec. 7.

22 — “Tartuffe” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Performances will run from Jan. 22 to Feb. 6. Written by one of the greatest comedic playwrights of all time, Molière, “Tartuffe” features the story of Orgon who, in the twilight of his life, has decided to give all his worldly possessions to a holy man named Tartuffe. However, this holy man isn’t all that he seems to be, and Orgon’s family must convince him to abandon his folly. Dress rehearsal showings are available Jan. 20 and 21, along with a Saturday matinee Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

22-23 — The “Winter Choirfest” will showcase the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22-23 in the Provo Tabernacle. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

28-30 — “Dance in Concert” featuring the Dancers’ Company under the direction of Pat Debenham will perform Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. All performances will be in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 starting Dec. 7 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

28 — Now in its eighth year, Utah Crosstalk presents electronic music at the cutting edge, created and performed by BYU and University of Utah student and faculty composers. This evening’s concert includes works for surround sound, live electronics and live instrumental and vocal performers with electronics. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall and is free.

FEBRUARY 2010

2-3 — The New Shanghai Circus will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The presentation of Chinese circus acts dates back 2,000 years ago to the harvest festivals. This contemporary performance is described as “feats of circus art that reach literally breathtaking heights of skill,” by The New York Times. Individual tickets go on sale Dec. 7 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

2-13 — BYU’s Young Company will present a theatre-for-young-audiences production of “A Thousand Cranes” by Kathryn Shultz Miller. It is the award-winning true story of Sadako, a Japanese girl who, 10 years after Hiroshima was bombed in WWII, discovers she has “radiation sickness.” While in the hospital she learns of the legend of 1,000 paper cranes, and begins folding. She hopes that in completing 1,000 cranes, the gods will grant her one wish. It will play nightly Feb. 2-13 at 7 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. Two matinees will take place Saturday, Feb 6 and 13, at 2 and 4 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

4 — Orpheus Winds with BYU faculty members April Clayton (flute), Jaren Hinckley (clarinet), Geralyn Giovannetti (oboe), Christian Smith (bassoon) and Laurence Lowe (horn) will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and will be available starting Dec. 7 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

5-6 — BYU’s International Folk Dance Ensemble will perform at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and will be available starting Jan. 12 at the Covey Center for the Arts, at (801) 852-7007 or at coveycenter.org.

11-13 — Marking their 40th anniversary, the Young Ambassadors will perform at 7:30 p.m., with another showing at 2 p.m. Saturday, in the de Jong Concert Hall. Since making their first appearance in the international spotlight at EXPO ‘70 in Osaka, Japan, the Young Ambassadors have circled the globe with live and televised concerts in 64 countries over the past four decades. This year’s show will feature guest appearances from several Broadway professionals and recording artists who toured with the Young Ambassadors during their college days. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID and will be available starting Jan. 11 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

11 — LaDonna Smith will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. with BYU’s Christian Asplund. Admission is free. Smith has created a style of improvisation on violin and viola that is uniquely her own. She has performed at practically every major improvisation festival and many of the New Music Festivals. She has toured Europe on numerous occasions, playing solo and in collaboration with local musicians. Her travels have taken her to the former USSR, Siberia and Japan.

13 — The American Piano Duo, featuring BYU’s Jeffrey Shumway and guest artist Del Parkinson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

13-14 — BYU’s International Folk Dance Ensemble will perform at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and will be available starting Jan. 12 at the Covey Center for the Arts, (801) 852-7007, or coveycenter.org.

17-20 — “Opera Scenes” featuring top BYU student vocalists will feature nightly showings at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Jan. 19.

18 — Conductor Eric Hansen will showcase BYU’s Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets, costing $6, are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Jan. 19.

18-20 — BYU’s Department of Dance presents “Ballet in Concert.” There will be nightly showings at 7:30 p.m. and a bonus Saturday showing at 2 p.m. The concert will be under the artistic direction of Shani Robinson and will be shown in the Pardoe Theatre. Tickets, costing $12, are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Jan. 19.

19 — A Silent Film Night will feature Mike Ohman on the organ and the film “Safety Last” (1923) starring Harold Lloyd at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. They are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

25-26 — The BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will be featured in a joint performance in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. Sales begin Jan. 25 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

26-27 — The Music Dance Theatre Showcase will feature two showings each night at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. BYU music/dance/theatre majors will perform a number of songs and dances. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. Sales begin Jan. 25 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

26 — The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall under the direction of Donald Peterson and Kirt Saville. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu starting Jan. 25.

27 — BYU’s Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 under the direction of Kory Katseanes. The show will be in the de Jong Concert Hall and will being at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Jan. 25.

MARCH 2010

2 — As part of the Jazz Festival, the Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu starting Feb. 1.

3 — As part of the Jazz Festival, Jazz Voices will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu starting Feb. 1.

4 — The Turtle Island Quartet is “a sterling example of first-rate jazz music-making,” said The Los Angeles Times. They will be performing at the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. in connection with the BYU Jazz Festival. The quartet is also the winner of two Grammy awards for Best Classical Crossover Album. Individual tickets sales start Feb. 1 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

5-20 — Federico Garcia Lorca’s “Blood Wedding” will be presented in the Margetts Theatre. On the evening of her wedding day, a young bride deserts her newlywed husband and runs away with her former love. Exploring themes of family, honor and death, this tragic masterpiece is considered the greatest Spanish play of the 20th century. Lorca weaves together poetry, folk music and striking visual images to tell the heart-wrenching story of the three ill-fated lovers. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or at arts.byu.edu. Discounted showings of dress rehearsals are also available March 3-4. A Saturday matinee will also be shown March 13 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays.

5-6 — The BYU Jazz Festival will end with “Grand Concerts with Synthesis” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $11, or $6 with a BYU or student ID, and are available starting Feb. 1 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or arts.byu.edu.

5 — Composer-pianist Keith Kirchoff returns to BYU to present a program of electro-acoustic music for the piano. The program, which includes three works specially commissioned for this event, explores several completely different aspects of electro-acoustic performance. The central work of the program is the premiere of a new multimedia work by BYU faculty member Steve Ricks. The program also features a duet for piano and “Nintendo Wii” by Roberto Morales, the wildly virtuosic “Rip” by Allen Strange, and Kirchoff’s own “The Adventures of Norby.” This recital is designed for all listeners and will be presented in a casual lecture/recital format. It will be presented in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free.

6 — In honor of William Primrose, the best-known violist of all time, BYU continues its yearly William Primrose Memorial Concert. Primrose was a faculty member at BYU from 1979- 1982 and later passed away in Provo, Utah. “[He] is to the viola what Michael Jordan is to basketball — singular, one-of-a-kind, unique, virtuoso,” said BYU emeritus faculty member David Dalton, who worked with Primrose. The concert will be held in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. and is free.

9 — BYU’s Group for New Music will feature a wide and engaging variety of recently composed music performed by BYU students and faculty. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. It is free.

10 — Director Mark Geslison will lead the Folk Music Ensemble in a show at the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased by contacting the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or by visiting arts.byu.edu.

10 — The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra will present an “Evening of Concertos” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall with Kory Katseanes directing the orchestra and talented student soloists. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID and are available starting Feb. 8 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

11, 13 — A celebration of two of the best composers of all time, Chopin and Schumann, will take place in the Madsen Recital Hall Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased starting Feb. 6 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

11-13 — The U.S. DanceSport Championships will take place in the Marriott Center. For a complete competition schedule and ticket pricing, go to byudancesport/nationals.com. For tickets, contact the BYU Marriott Center, (801) 422-BYU1, (800) 322-BYU1 or byutickets.com.

12 — “If it’s possible for a classically trained wind quintet to rock the house, Imani Winds blows the roof off,” said NPR’s All Things Considered. The Grammy-nominated ensemble, Imani Winds, will be performing in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The group is famous for their bridging of European, American, African and Latin American traditions while elevating the traditional expectations of a wind quintet. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

12-13 — BYU’s dancEnsemble will perform March 12 at 7:30 p.m. and March 13 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. The performance will take place in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets cost $6 and go on sale Feb. 8 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

13 — The BYU Women’s Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. The Women’s Chorus is conducted by Jean Applonie.

16 — BYU’s Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu. The Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Mark Ammons.

19 — William Shakespeare’s classic “As You Like It” will be presented in the Pardoe Theatre March 19-April 2. This comedy tells the story of Orlando and Rosalind, who try to redeem their families from injustice while also falling in love. As you journey with them from power to poverty and back again, perhaps you too will understand why “all the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” Reduced-price tickets are available for dress rehearsals and Saturday matinees March 17, 18, 20 and 27. Matinees starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays.

19 — The “Ballet Showcase” will take place March 19 at 7:30 p.m. and March 20 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets are $6 and will be available Feb. 16 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

19-20 — Under director Rosalind Hall, the Men’s Chorus will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

23 — A Jazz Combo Night will be held in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.

23 — Phoenix-based Calo Flamenco, with more than 15 talented dancers and musicians, is one of the largest professional flamenco ensembles in the United States. They will be performing a piece by their own Martín Gaxiola in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Gaxiola has toured the United States with the National Theatre of Performing Arts and has appeared on Emmy-award-winning PBS specials for his dancing. Individual sales begin on Feb. 22 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

24 — “Casey at the Bat, A New Musical” will be performed March 24-26 and March 30-April 2. The play was conceived by Tom Child and Gordon Goodwin and will be directed by Tim Threlfall. Tickets are $6 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Feb. 22. A Saturday matinee will also be available March 27 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays.

25 — “Living Legends” combines traditional and contemporary music with the color and vitality of Native American, Polynesian and Latin American dances, performed by talented descendants of these cultures. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. on the de Jong Concert Hall stage. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

26-27 — Conductors Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall will lead the BYU Singers and Concert Choir in a performance in the de Jong Concert Hall March 26 at 7:30 p.m., with another concert Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Feb. 22.

26-27 — The Senior Dance Showcase will be featured March 26 at 7:30 p.m. and March 27 at 2 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets are $6 and will be available beginning Feb. 22 through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

30 — The University Orchestra will be performing in the de Jong Concert Hall at 2 p.m. The concert is free.

31 — Conductor Kirt Saville will lead the BYU Symphonic Band in a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased starting March 1 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

31 — The Invitational Songwriter Showcase will feature new works in a free concert in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

APRIL 2010

1 — Guest artist Nancy Peery Marriott, soprano, will join BYU’s Chamber Orchestra as they perform at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the de Jong Concert Hall and will also feature Schubert’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets go on sale March 1 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

1-2 — The Modern Dance Showcase will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Individual tickets go on sale March 1 and are $6. They are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

5-23 — The Annual BYU Student Art Exhibition will be on display at the B.F. Larsen Gallery. The gallery is located on the main floor of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

6 — Conductor Eric Hansen will showcase BYU’s Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets at $6 are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting March 8.

6 — BYU composition majors will perform original works in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.

6-7 — Graduating seniors in BYU’s BFA acting and music/dance/theatre programs who are preparing to audition in New York and Los Angeles will preview their material in the “BFA Senior Showcase” at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 on the day of. Sales begin March 8 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

7 — Director Ray Smith will lead Synthesis as they perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available starting March 2 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

8 — Jazz Voices will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

8 — BYU’s Wind Symphony will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and will feature Donald Peterson as conductor. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

9 — BYU’s Panoramic Steel and Percussion Ensemble will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. They will be conducted by Ron Brough.

9 — The BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will participate in a joint performance in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. Sales begin March 9 through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

9-10 — Under the artistic direction of Lee Wakefield, “Ballroom in Concert” featuring the BYU Ballroom Dance Company will be presented in the Marriott Center. Shows are available April 9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 10 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Contact the Marriott Center at (801) 422-2981 or visit byutickets.com for sale dates and prices.

10 — Concluding the “Season of Fifths,” the Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in the de Jong Concert Hall. The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. and will be conducted by Kory Katseanes. Tickets at $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID will be available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

10 — The Jazz Lab Band will perform a free concert in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

10 — Gamelan Bintang Wahyu will be performing in the Pardoe Theatre. The Gamelan Bintang Wahyu group performs Balinese music using special Indonesian instruments. The concert is directed by Jeremy Grimshaw and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and go on sale March 8. To purchase tickets, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or visit arts.byu.edu.

13 — Conductor Paul Broomhead will lead the University Chorale in a concert at the Provo Tabernacle. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $3. Tickets go on sale March 15 and can be purchased through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, at arts.byu.edu or at the door.

13 — The University Bands will perform a free concert in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

MAY 2010

7-8 — The BYU Young DanceMakers will present an “Evening of Dance” in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be under the artistic direction of Kathleen Sheffield. Tickets go on sale April 5 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

14 — The BYU Ballroom Dance Company will present its Blackpool Premiere Showcase in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. The program will include dances to be presented at the ballroom dance competition in Blackpool, England.

28 — Children’s author Rick Walton has created an interactive family production titled “Mysteries of Monster Grove” which will be staged in the Nelke Theatre at 7:30 p.m. May 28-June 12. The play is about Sylvia, whose parents are accountants for classic monsters like Count Dracula. Things are great until the day her father mysteriously vanishes. Sylvia sets out to solve the mystery of her father's disappearance and solves a few other puzzles along the way. Walton has created a production just for BYU that will require the audience to help solve the mystery by voting on the ending. Dress rehearsals at $6 will be available May 26-27, and matinees at $6 will be shown June 3, 5, 11 and 12 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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