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2011–2012 BYU Fine Arts Calendar

The 2011–2012 Brigham Young University arts calendar features plays, recitals, operas and concerts featuring talented guests as well as BYU faculty and student artists.

Different season ticket options are available and can be viewed at byuarts.com. A calendar of events is also available at byuarts.com/calendar. Individual event tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at byuarts.com/tickets. Events may be added or dropped throughout the year, so please refer to the regularly distributed monthly arts calendars for updates.

September

1 – The School of Music presents “Argentina,” a celebration of Argentine music, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. J. Arden Hopkin, baritone, is joined by guest artists Carrie Culver, soprano, from Wooster State University, and Pej Reitz, piano, from Ithaca College in a program of Ginastera, Guastavino, and other Argentine composers. This event is free.

2 – Lea Salonga, Tony Award-winning Broadway star of “Miss Saigon” and “Les Misérables,” will perform her Utah debut with an evening of Broadway and contemporary standards in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Salonga is most recognized as the singing voice for Disney’s heroines Jasmine and Mulan.  Tickets are now on sale.

14‒17 – The World of Dance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. with the later performance beginning at 6 p.m. The World of Dance brings together talented students of every style of dancer in BYU’s dance program and showcases the strength of the dance program. Tickets go on sale Aug. 15.   

15‒17 – New England’s premier touring marionette theatre, Tanglewood Marrionettes, presents two classic tales, “The Dragon King” and “Perseus and Medusa,” with two matinee performances Saturday, in the Pardoe Theatre. The company’s 36-inch tall marionettes are handled by skilled puppeteers who will present the Chinese folktale and ancient Greek myth using its trademark visual splendor. There will be a question-and-answer session after each performance. Tickets go on sale Aug. 15.

16 – The Double Reed Round-Up, a recital of guest artists following a two-day workshop for oboe and bassoon, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This is a free event.

17 – The Sundance Trio — featuring faculty artists Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Christian Smith, bassoon; with guest artist Jed Moss, piano; and other BYU faculty artists — will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

19 – The Westminster College Classical Greek Theatre will present the Greek play “Iphigenia in Tauris” at 5 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a free pre-performance lecture at 4 p.m. “Iphigenia in Tauris” tells the further adventures of Agamemnon’s eldest daughter as she serves the goddess Artemis. Through scenes of melodrama and comedy, Iphigenia’s story tells of near-sacrifice of brother by sister, their moving reunion and a thrilling escape plan almost foiled by the barbarian king. Tickets go on sale Aug. 22.

21 – The Chinese Opera Orchestra of Shanghai will perform on traditional instruments in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Directed and conducted by Wang Yongji, the orchestra strives to preserve and renew the traditions that represented Chinese musical culture for centuries. Tickets go on sale Aug. 15.

22‒23 – 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. 22.

28 – 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. 22.

29 – The Brigham Young University 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. 22.

October

5 – Group for New Music, BYU’s contemporary music student showcase, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Chaya Czernowin, Israeli-born composer and Walter Bigelow Rosen Professor of Music at Harvard University, will be the featured guest composer. She will also present the annual Barlow Endowment for Music Compostition Lecture Thursday, Oct. 6, at 3 p.m. Both events are free.

67 – Tony Award-winning actor Brian Stokes Mitchell joins with the BYU Young Ambassadors, Living Legends, Philharmonic Orchestra, Folk Dance Ensemble and Men’s Chorus at the BYU Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Produced by the BYU Alumni Association and the College of Fine Arts and Communications to celebrate Homecoming 2011, the program will pay special tribute to “One Man’s Dream: Gerritt de Jong,” the founding dean of the college. Tickets go on sale Aug. 15.

12 – Matthew Coley, marimba, percussion, and hammer dulcimer artist, will perform a guest recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

12‒22 – The BYU Theatre season will begin with “The Hundred Dresses” in the Nelke Theatre. Matinee performances will take place Oct. 15 and 22 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. This 50-minute adaptation based on the Newbery Honor award-winning book by Eleanor Estes has been adapted for young audiences. The play, directed by Julia Ashworth, tells of Wanda Petronski, who is often teased by her peers and who claims to have a hundred dresses at home. Her classmates soon begin to see the worth of an individual. Tickets go on sale Sept. 12.

13 – Latif Bolat, music artist in ancient Turkish mystic-devotional, will perform at BYU at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

14 – BYU’s School of Music faculty wind quintet Orpheus Winds will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.  The quintet is considered one of the leading woodwind quintets in the western United States. Performers include April Clayton, flute; Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Laurence Lowe, French horn; Jaren Hinckley, clarinet; and Christian Smith, bassoon. This event is free.

15‒22 – BYU’s School of Music presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors” and “Help, Help, the Globolinks!” in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance of “Help, Help, the Globolinks!” Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. These two family-friendly operas last approximately one hour each, separated by an intermission. “Amahl and the Night Visitors” tells of a shepherd boy who encounters three kings. When he offers his crutch as a gift to the Infant King, his crippled leg is miraculously healed. “Help, Help, the Globolinks!” recounts the adventures of a bus load of stranded children who encounter extra-terrestrials. The children can only be saved by the intervention of imagination and good music. Tickets go on sale Sept. 12.

20‒22 – Octubafest, a three-day celebration of tuba music, will take place each night at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

25 – The BYU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Sept. 26.

27 – 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 Sept. 29.

28‒29 – 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. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale Sept. 26.

29 – 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 perform with the Wind Symphony and have received national recognition for their performances. Tickets go on sale Sept. 26.

November

1 – Conducted by Steve Call, the Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band and the New Hot 5 will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The Dixieland-style showcase ensemble has performed throughout the United States at festivals and conferences. They will perform the music of Red Nichols. This event is free.

2 – A student jazz ensemble will perform at the Jazz Combo Night, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

2‒12 – “The Elephant Man” will play in the Margetts Theatre and will be directed by David Morgan. Matinee will take place Nov. 5 and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. The story tells of a man whose ugly disease subjected him to ridicule and freak shows. The Elephant Man lived surrounded by ugliness. The play utilizes inventive staging, masks and music to reveal the strength of character to see the beauty within. Recommended for ages 12 and older. Tickets go on sale Oct. 3.

3 – Grammy Award-winning soprano Dawn Upshaw will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Upshaw has achieved worldwide celebrity as a singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. The Boston Globe named her “one of the most significant and dramatically moving singers before the public today.” Tickets go on sale Oct. 3.

4 – The Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Mark Ammons, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The event will include “MIX,” an uncommon variety show. 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 Oct. 3.

4‒5 – 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. 3.

5 – The Percussion Ensemble, Panoramic Steel and Gamelan Bintang Wahyu will perform at the Evening of Percussion at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance at 11 a.m. that day. Tickets go on sale Oct. 3.

8 – 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. 10. 

9 – Group for New Music, BYU’s contemporary music student showcase, will give its second performance of the year at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

9‒Dec. 3 – The beloved Christmas film and hit Broadway show “White Christmas” will be performed in the Pardoe Theatre. Matinee performances will take place Nov. 12 and Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. When two army buddies stage a show to save their former general’s failing inn, they find that dreams really do come true. This 1950s-style musical is filled with dancing and the same familiar songs from the film.  The musical will be directed by George Nelson. Tickets go on sale Oct. 10. 

10 – The Utah Symphony will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Conducted by Thierry Fischer with percussionist Colin Currie, the symphony will play Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”; Richard Wagner’s prelude to Act I of “Lohengrin” and “Ride of the Valkyries”; and Christopher Rouse’s “Alberich Saved.” Tickets go on sale Oct. 10.

10 – BYU’s Folk Music Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Under the direction of Mark Geslison, the Folk Music Ensemble celebrates the rich variety and heritage of folk music. Tickets go on sale Oct. 10.

11‒12 – 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.

11-12 – Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall will conduct the BYU Singers and Concert Choir at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.  There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 10.

15 – Tony Award-winning tap virtuoso Savion Glover will perform “Bare Soundz,” a homage to legendary jazz greats and tappers in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Glover is credited with revolutionizing tap dance. Actor, dancer and choreographer Gregory Hines said about Glover, “Possibly the best tap dancer that ever lived.” Tickets go on sale Oct. 10.

16 – 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 every two years and domestically on the off years. They also perform annually at national and international jazz festivals. Tickets go on sale Oct. 10.

17 – Conducted by Kory Katseanes, the BYU Philharmonic will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. They will play Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, No. 1; Thornock’s “When the Trumpets Shall Sound”; and Sibelius’s Symphony, No. 5. Tickets go on sale Oct. 10.

18‒19 – The DancEnsemble 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. 19, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 17.

18‒19 – Vocal Point, BYU’s premier nine-man a cappella ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. Vocal Point is conducted by Buck Mangum. For ticket information, visit coveycenter.org.

19 – BYU’s Group for Experimental Music will present its modern music at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. GEM is Utah’s top ensemble specializing in experimental and free improvised music. The group’s performances are fascinating, unpredictable and uplifting. This event is free.

25 ‒ Dec. 17 – A new musical by Ward Wright, “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey,” will have its world premiere at the SCERA Theatre in Orem in a joint production with BYU. Matinees will take place Dec. 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. at the SCERA Center for the Arts. Adapted from the book of the same name by Susan Wojciechowski, the play is directed by BYU’s Rodger Sorenson, and Rosa Gardner will give the musical direction. The tale of Jonathan Toomey, a carpenter in a small village whose life changes when he meets a boy and his widowed mother searching for a new Christmas crèche, tells of the true spirit of Christmas. Tickets go on sale Aug. 29.

29 – The University Orchestra and University Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Fred McInnis, this band provides an opportunity for many students across campus to continue performing concert literature. Tickets go on sale Oct. 31.

30 – Jazz Voices will perform “Joyful Noise” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Jazz Voices is BYU’s group of select voices who perform professional caliber vocal jazz literature with a strong emphasis on improvisation. Tickets go on sale Oct. 31.

30 – 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. 31.

December

1 – BYU’s evening band, the Jazz Lab Band, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This group is directed by Michael Tobian. This event is free.

2 – Composers will strut their stuff at the Songwriter Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

2‒3 – 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, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 31.

2‒3 – 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. 3, at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 31.

2‒3 – Christmas 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. 3, at 2 p.m.  Using a cast of more than 200 talented dancers, singer, 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.

3 – A group of tuba students will present the Tuba Christmas performance at noon in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

6 – 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. 7.

7 – 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. They will play Bach’s Symphony No. 2, Sowa’s Violin Concerto, Stravinsky’s Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra and Haydn’s Symphony No. 96. Tickets go on sale Nov. 7.

8 – 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. 7.

January

5 – The winter semester begins with another performance by the Utah Symphony in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. With conductor Peter Flor and pianist Conrad Tao, the symphony will play two Russian pieces: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5. Tickets go on sale Dec. 5.

10‒14 – Vocal Students will compete to receive the Nancy Peery Marriott award at the Young Artists of Voice competition at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

12‒14 – BYU’s Young Ambassadors will present “Harmony: The Music of Life” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Jan. 14, 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. 5.

18 – The BYU faculty jazz quintet Q’d Up will play at 7:30 in the Madsen Recital Hall. Performers include Ray Smith, woodwinds; Steve Lindeman, piano; Eric Hansen, bass; Jay Lawrence, vibes and drums; and Ron Brough, drums and auxiliary percussion. This event is free.

25‒Feb. 4 – William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” will start winter semester’s theatre season in the Margetts Theatre. Matinees will take place Saturday, Jan. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Shakespeare’s most famous story of revenge and mercy will be adapted into a 50-minute family production that explores issues common in schools and playgrounds such as prejudice, discrimination and bullying. Directed by Kymberly Mellen, a contemporary style will meet with Shakespeare’s language to help the audience liken the story to themselves. Tickets go on sale Dec. 5.

26 – The Utah Crosstalk Concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert features electronic music at the cutting edge created and performed by BYU and University of Utah student and faculty composers. This event is free.

26‒28 – Dance in Concert will feature students from the Department of Dance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Jan. 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Dec. 5.  

31 – The Deseret Chamber Trio — including faculty artists Monte Belknap, violin; Julie Bevan, cello; and Jeffrey Shumway, piano — will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

February

1 – 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. 5.

2 – Orpheus Winds, BYU’s renowned faculty quintet, will have its winter semester performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.  This event is free.

3‒4 – Selected from the finest acrobatic schools in China, the Peking Acrobats will juggle and tumble to transform this ancient athletic discipline into a show for all ages in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee show Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Dec. 5.

9‒11 – The BYU Theatre Ballet will present “The Snow Queen” at the Ballet in Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Dec. 5.

10 – Invitational Songwriter Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

10‒11 – 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 Dec. 5.

15 – 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 perform with the Wind Symphony and have received national recognition in their performances. Tickets go on sale Jan. 17.

17 – 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. 17.

17‒18 – BYU’s nationally recognized musical theatre program will present the Music Dance Theatre Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Jan. 17.

18 – The BYU Philharmonic will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance at 11 a.m. Conducted by Kory Katseanes, the premier orchestra will play Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” and Richard Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben.” Tickets go on sale Jan. 17.

22 – Conducted by Christian Smith, 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. Tickets go on sale Jan. 23.

22‒25 – The BYU School of Music will perform Selections from Favorite Operas at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets go on sale Jan. 23.

23‒25 – 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. 25, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Covey Center at coveycenter.org

24 – Conducted by Kirt Saville, the Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Jan. 23

24‒25 – The Faculty Choreography Showcase will feature BYU’s talented faculty at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. Tickets go on sale Jan. 23.

28 – America’s foremost radio theatre, L.A. Theatre Works, will present “The Rivalry,” depicting the Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas debates for the Senate seat of Illinois in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Corwin’s depiction of the Lincoln-Douglas debates uses dialogue from the original debate transcripts to present the fierce competition between the future President and the Senator as they tackled the day’s most controversial issues — slavery and the American concept of freedom. Tickets go on sale Jan. 30.

29‒March 10 – “Little Eyolf” by Henrick Ibsen and directed by Barta Heiner will play in Margetts Theatre. Matinees will take place March 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. The story tells of a tragedy that divides a Norwegian family after the appearance of a mysterious visitor. The play emphasizes the terrible consequences of poor decisions, the power of strength and the importance of family. Recommended for ages 12 and above. Tickets go on sale Jan. 30.

March

1 – The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band will perform with the BYU Trombone Choir and guest artist Dan Barrett 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 Jan. 30.

3 – Michael Tree, violist and founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet, will be the guest artist at the Primrose Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

6 – The Group for New Music, BYU’s contemporary music student showcase, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

6 – The BYU Philharmonic will present an Evening of Concertos at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Feb. 6.

7 – The Folk Music Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets go on sale Feb. 6.

7‒10 – 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.

8 – Seventy Russian dancers, singers and musicians will perform in the Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Directed and conducted by Nikolai Rabovsky, the ensemble will highlight Russian music, folk songs and dances. Tickets go on sale Feb. 6.

9‒10 – Conducted by Buck Mangu, Vocal Point, BYU’s premier 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 10 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, visit coveycenter.org

14‒30 – Set in 1940s America, William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labor’s Lost” will play in the Pardoe Theatre. Matinee performances will take place Saturday, March 17 and Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. The play is set on the eve of WWII, where “King” and his GI sidekicks make an oath to avoid all diversions – including women – for three years. Unexpected loves arises when four ladies arrive on the scene. The performance will be directed by Stephanie Breinholt and will feature live big band music and a radio show with Shakespeare’s language as he wrote it. Tickets go on sale Feb. 13.

15 – Simon Shaheen, one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers and composers of his generation, will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. With his oud and violin, Shaheen has earned international acclaim. He reflects a legacy of Arabic music while forging new frontiers and embracing many different styles in the process. Tickets go on sale Feb. 13.

16‒17 – 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. 13.

16‒17 – The DancEnsemble 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, March 17 at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 13.

20 – Jazz musicians will present the Jazz Combo Night at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

20 – BYU’s University Orchestra and University Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong concert Hall. Tickets go on sale Feb. 20.

22 – 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. Tickets go on sale Dec. 5.

23 – 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. 20.

23‒24 – 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. There will be a matinee performance Saturday, March 24, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Feb. 20.

24 – The Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will give a matinee performance at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Rosalind Hall and Jean Applonie will conduct the groups. Tickets go on sale Feb. 20. 

27 – Conducted by Kory Katseanes, the BYU Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. They will perform Mendelssohn’s “Fair Melusina Overture,” Asplund’s “How to Be Spring” and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40. Tickets go on sale Feb. 27.

28 – Talented songwriters will present at the Songwriter Showcase, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

28 – The BYU Symphony Orchestra will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Christian Smith, the concert repertoire is chosen from every period, and an emphasis is given on the classical period that provides the foundation of all symphonic playing. Tickets go on sale Feb. 27.

29 – 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 of the 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.

29 – Jazz Voices will perform “On Fire” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets go on sale Feb. 27.

29 – 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 Feb. 27.

30 – 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 Feb. 27.

April

3 – 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 5.

3 – Conducted by Christian Asplund, the Group for Experimental Music will present at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

3‒4 – 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 5. 

4 – 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 March 5.

5 – BYU’s Group for New Music will perform at 7 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This concert will be a retrospective concert of works commissioned by and connected to the BYU Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, an ambitious entity that has commissioned nearly 300 new works in more than 25 years. This event is free.

5‒7 – The BYU Student Film Association presents the Final Cut Film Festival in the Pardoe Theatre. This student-produced, student-created film festival features a collection of the best student-made fiction films, documentaries, commercials, animations and more. Tickets go on sale March 5.

6 – Principal New York Philharmonic trombonist Joseph Alessi will join with the BYU Philharmonic in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Their performance will feature the world premiere of a new BYU Barlow Endowment composition. Tickets go on sale March 5.

6‒7 – 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 7, 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.

7 – 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. The concert will also include special guests from Denver University’s Steel Drum Ensemble, conducted by Tom Miller. Tickets go on sale March 5.

10 – Conducted by Fred McInnis, BYU’s University Bands will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

11 – 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 5.

28 – Guest artist Del Parkinson will join with faculty artist Jeffrey Shumway in an American Piano Duo performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

May

4‒5 – The BYU Young DanceMakers will present an Evening of Dance titled “Come Dream with Me” at 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 2.

11‒12 – The Performing Arts Series will conclude the season with Theatreworks USA’sFancy Nancy and Other Story Books,” a musical journey based on several best-selling children’s books in the de Jong Concert hall at 7 p.m. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m. Children’s books such as “Duck for President,” “I Have to Go!” and “Pirates Don’t Change Diapers” will be featured in the imaginative performance. Tickets go on sale April 2.

24‒June 9 – The theatre season will conclude with “Arabian Nights” in the Pardoe Theatre. The Utah premiere of a new adaptation of the familiar legend of “The Thousand and One Nights” tells of a beautiful bride who spins hypnotic tales of genies, kings and thieves to win her freedom and her husband’s heart. Directed by Megan Sanborn Jones, this tale of adventure and romance is told inventively through song, dance, poetry and improvisation. Tickets go on sale April 2.

June

6‒9 – 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 2.  

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Writer: Mel Gardner

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