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BYU 2005-2006 Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar

2005-2006 BYU Fine Arts Calendar

September 2005

Friday, Sept. 2

The American Piano Duo, Jeffrey Shumway and Del Parkinson, will perform classical favorites in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Duo pianists Irene Peery-Fox and Christie Peery-Skousen will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

The Brigham Young University Museum of Art will host a “Black & White” party to celebrate its new exhibition, “Adam’s Dream: The photographs of Rodney Smith,” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Museum of Art. The exhibition will be on view at the Museum through Jan. 16, 2006. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

One of the masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age, “Fuente Ovejuna” by Lope de Vega, draws upon an actual 15th-century event where the villagers of Fuente Ovejuna rise up and take action against a licentious overlord. In a twist on typical chivalry, the women lead the men to avenge their wrongs and reclaim their honor. Translated by Gwynne Edwards and directed by Nestor Bravo Goldsmith, the production will run Sept. 21 through Oct. 8 in the Pardoe Theatre, with no evening performances on Sept. 24 and 27 and Oct. 1. Half-price dress rehearsals are Sept. 21 and 22. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

“World of Dance” performances will be held Sept. 21-23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 24 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The BYU Department of Dance presents 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) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” a 60-minute adaptation especially suited for children by BYU’s Young Company Shakespeare Troupe, will be performed Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. A matinee performance will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. It is adapted and directed by Christopher Clark. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, Sept. 23

Truman Madsen, Michael Hicks and Leslie Norris will present “Praise to the Man: KBYU-FM’s Tribute to Joseph Smith.” An original production revealing musical connections to the Prophet Joseph Smith, the event will also include the world premiere of a KBYU-FM commissioned work by Robert Millet, to be performed by the BYU Honors String Quartet. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Monday, Sept. 26

Euripides’ “Iphigenia at Aulis,” presented by The University of Utah’s 35th Classical Greek Theatre Festival, will be at 5 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Directed by Larry West, “Iphigenia at Aulis” uses the myth of the Trojan War to debate and debunk the causes of war and Athenian ideology and culture. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

The Jazz Showcase will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

The Instrumental Showcase featuring the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, Sept. 29

The Choral Showcase featuring BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will be Thursday through Friday, Sept. 29-30, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Baritone J. Arden Hopkin will present a BYU faculty faculty recital, accompanied by Larry Blackburn on piano, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

October 2005

Wednesday, Oct. 5

The BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, conducted by David Blackinton and Don Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, Oct. 6

BYU composer-in-residence Murray Boren will present his composition “The Joseph Sonnets” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The Utah Symphony, under the direction of Keith Lockhart with Isabelle Faust on violin, will present an evening of music that is “Distinctly Dvořák” as they perform several works by the Czech composer at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. A free pre-concert lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, Oct. 7

Mike Ohman will perform organ music during Silent Film Night at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Saturday, Oct. 8

Group for New Music and Group for Experimental Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Larry Zalkind, principal trombonist of the Utah Symphony, will perform at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra will present Durham’s “New England Pastorale” and Musorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Celebrate the bicentennial of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith during Homecoming Spectacular Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13-14, at the Marriott Center. Broadcaster Jane Clayson Johnson will host the event featuring the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Dancers’ Company, Vocal Point, The Young Ambassadors, Living Legends and Nauvoo Brass Band. Selections will include original arrangements of such hymns as “A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief” and “Praise to the Man.” For on-sale dates and availability, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

The BYU Singers and Concert Choir, under the direction of Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall, will perform Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, Oct. 14

The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band, directed by Steve Call, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Oboist Nancy Ambrose King will perform a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. King has been described by American Record Guide as “a lovely player with a tone that surpasses that of most other American oboe soloists.” For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, Oct. 20

The Orpheus Winds Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The quintet features April Clayton on flute, Jaren Hinckley on clarinet, Geralyn Giovannetti on oboe, Christian Smith on bassoon and Laurence Lowe on horn. Admission is free.

Friday, Oct. 21

“Sophie’s Daughters IV,” an evening of music and conversation featuring works by Germanic female composers, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Oct. 26

George Bernard Shaw’s engaging comedy “Getting Married,” directed by Barta Lee Heiner, will run Oct. 26 through Nov. 12, with no performance on Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre. When confusion ignites on a young couple’s wedding day, the clergy, a lovesick fool and the coal-maker’s wife join with a family to ask the question, “Is a marriage a tiresome abyss, or a worthy ideal?” Half-price dress rehearsal performances are Oct. 26-27. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The annual OcTUBAfest will take place Oct. 26-29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free to all events.

• Wednesday, Oct. 26 – Tuba and Euphonium Student Showcase

• Thursday, Oct. 27 – Steve Call, tuba and euphonium

• Friday, Oct. 28 – Utah Premiere Brass with guest tuba and euphonium soloists

• Saturday, Oct. 29 – Grand OcTUBAfest Concert

November 2005

Wednesday, Nov. 2

The Brigham Young University School of Music’s production “The Book of Gold” will run Nov. 2-12, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. With music by Murray Boren and libretto by Glen Nelson, the original opera will feature guest artists from the Metropolitan Opera, Ariel Bybee and Jennifer Welch-Babidge, and Darrell Babidge. Based on original documents and never-before published historical records from the events of 1827-1830, the world premiere of this opera will be a delight for the entire family to enjoy. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Saxophone Chamber Night will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

The BYU Jazz Voices and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kelly Eisenhour, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” directed by Alexandra Mackenzie, will run Nov. 9-19 and Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Questioning the very nature of our expressions of love, Shakespeare’s sparkling wit and comic playing carry us to places of theatrical delight and darkest deception. Childhood friends Proteus and Valentine have fallen in love with the same woman. Come watch and enjoy. Half-price preview performances are Nov. 9-10. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, Nov. 10

The Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus, directed by Rosalind Hall and Jean Applonie, will perform Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, Nov. 11

The group DancEnsemble will perform Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12, at 7:30 p.m. in 166 Richards Building. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Guest artists the New York New Music Ensemble will perform, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The group will also give a free lecture Thursday, Nov. 17, at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Brigham Young University Marching Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Thursday, Nov. 17

Faculty artist Jeffrey Shumway will perform a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Friday, Nov. 18

A “Joseph Smith Bicentennial Concert,” commissioned by BYU’s Barlow Endowment for Music Composition will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert will feature four new works in celebration of the bicentennial of the Prophet Joseph Smith’s birth for the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Wind Symphony and BYU Philharmonic Orchestra. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Folk Music Ensemble, directed by Mark Geslison, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

BYU’s Children’s DanceWorks with DancEnsemble will perform at 4 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in 166 Richards Building. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

A BYU Ballet Showcase will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 18-19, at 7:30 p.m. in 166 Richards Building. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Saturday, Nov. 19

The a cappella group Vocal Point will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

A Harp Solo and Ensemble Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

String Chamber Night will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, conducted by David Blackinton and Don Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Wednesday, Nov. 30

The popular jazz group Synthesis, directed by Ray Smith, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

A Songwriters Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

December 2005

Thursday, Dec. 1

The Jazz Lab Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Friday, Dec. 2

The combined choirs and BYU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform “Celebration of Christmas” Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Jazz Combo Night will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

“Christmas Around the World,” featuring the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble, will be presented Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. A matinee performance will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, at 2 p.m. For on-sale dates and availability, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

Tuesday, Dec. 6

The University Orchestra and University Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

A Woodwind Chamber Night will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Hansen, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Mark Ammons will direct the Jazz Ensemble as they perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Thursday, Dec. 8

The University Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Panoramic Steel and the BYU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Ron Brough, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, Dec. 23

Tenor Lawrence Vincent will perform a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The recital will include four new song cycles about the Prophet Joseph Smith. Admission is free.

Jan. 2006

Wednesday, Jan. 18

The Q’d up Faculty Jazz Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The quintet includes Ray Smith on reeds, Ron Brough on percussion, Steve Lindeman on keyboards, Jay Lawrence on percussion and Matt Larson on bass. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

The BYU Young Artists of Voice Competition will be held Tuesday and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 28, at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” will be performed Jan. 25-Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, is torn between her duty to her people and her love for the captain of the Egyptian guard, Radames. From a contemporary museum to the opulent halls of ancient Egypt, this Tony Award-winning musical explores the “elaborate lives” of two extraordinary characters. Half-price dress rehearsals are Jan. 25-26. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, Jan. 26

The BYU Department of Dance will present “Dance in Concert,” directed by Rebecca Phillips and featuring Paul Taylor’s modern masterwork “Esplanade,” Jan. 26-28 at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

February 2006

Wednesday, Feb. 1

The Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kory Katseanes, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The orchestra will perform works by Gershwin and Holst as well as Mozart’s Symphony No. 35, “Haffner.” For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, Feb. 3

Winter Choirfest will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert will feature the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Gertrude Chandler Warner’s “The Boxcar Children” will be performed Feb. 8-18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. Based on the classic children’s books, the boxcar orphans Henry, Jessie, Violet and Benny explore the meaning of love and family in trying times and experience an adventure so large that the walls of an old, red boxcar simply aren’t enough to contain it. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, Feb. 9

The Music/Dance/Theatre Showcase will be presented Thursday and Friday, Feb. 9-10, at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Living Legends will perform Native American, Latin American and Polynesian music and dance Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 9-11, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, Feb. 10

The Folk Dance Ensemble will perform Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. in 166 Richards Building. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Guest artist Arthur Greene will perform piano solos at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Mr. Greene received degrees from Yale and Juilliard, and has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco, Utah and National Symphonies. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

The Brassworks Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The quintet features David Brown and David Blackinton on trumpet, Laurence Lowe on horn, Will Kimball on trombone and Steve Call on tuba. Admission is free.

Thursday, Feb. 16

The Deseret Piano Trio will perform Thursday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The trio features Jeffrey Shumway on piano, Monte Belknap on violin and Julie Bevan on cello. Admission is free.

Thursday, Feb. 16

The Young Ambassadors will perform Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 16-18, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Feb. 16 at 2 p.m., in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, Feb. 17

Group for New Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kory Katseanes, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Selections will include Robertson’s Cello Concert with BYU faculty artist Julie Bevan, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “The Titan.” For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Students from the BYU Opera Program will present “Opera Scenes” Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 22-25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Thursday, Feb. 23

The Brigham Young University Dance Department will present “Ballet in Concert,” directed by Jan Dijkwel, Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 23-25, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

March 2006

Wednesday, March 1

The Faculty Brass Chamber Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, conducted by David Blackinton and Don Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, March 2

The Utah Symphony, conducted by Keith Lockhart, will present “Echos in Aqua” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert will feature baritone Stephen Salters and the Utah Symphony Chorus, and selections will include Picker’s “Old and Lost Rivers,” Handel’s Water Music Suite and Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 1, “A Sea Symphony.” A free pre-concert lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, March 3

Cleveland Signstage Theatre will present “Beauty and the Beast” Friday and Saturday, March 3-4, at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee March 4 at 2 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Dramatized by William Morgan for young audiences, a combined cast of hearing and deaf actors will perform the classic story of sacrifice and love simultaneously in English and American Sign Language. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Orpheus Winds Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The quintet features April Clayton on flute, Jaren Hinckley on clarinet, Geralyn Giovannetti on oboe, Christian Smith on bassoon, and Laurence Lowe on horn. Admission is free.

Saturday, March 4

The a cappella group Vocal Point will perform at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Tuesday, March 7

Evening of Concertos with BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Kory Katseanes, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert will feature the instrumental student winners from the BYU School of Music concerto auditions. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Guest saxophonist Eugene Rousseau will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Rousseau is a distinguished professor emeritus at Indiana University and has been on the faculty of the University of Minnesota since 2000. He remains active as a soloist and teacher, presenting concerts and master classes throughout the world. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Wednesday, March 8

BYU Jazz Voices, directed by Kelly Eisenhour, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

An “Evening of Arias” with the BYU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Hansen, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert will feature the vocal student winners from the BYU School of Music. Admission is free.

“Angels Unaware: A Story of Joan of Arc” written by Melissa Leilani Larson and directed by David Morgan, will be performed March 8-25, with no performance March 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre. When France had lost hope in gaining back its faith and patriotism, a young girl named Joan accepted the call to arms from her Lord and Savior. Experience the trials of virtue, faith and martyrdom as three women strive to understand the purposes of God. Half-price dress rehearsal performances are March 14 and 15. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, March 9

The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band directed by Steve Call will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, March 10

The jazz group Synthesis, directed by Ray Smith, will perform Friday and Saturday, March 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Christian Wolff Trio with Christian Wolff, Larry Polansky and Kui Dong and the BYU Group for Experimental Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Christian Wolff is the only living member of the highly influential New York School of composers. The trio and Group for Experimental Music will perform Wolff’s partially improvised “Exercises.” Admission is free.

Tuesday, March 14

Saxophone Chamber Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The dance group BodyVox will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. BodyVox combines diverse forms of dance, media and stage design to create theatre experiences that are moving in multiple ways. Uplifting and often uproarious, this progressive dance company entertains audiences with breathtaking physicality, striking imagery and guffaws--inducing wit and whimsy. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Wednesday, March 15

Brass Chamber Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 16

The BYU Department of Dance will present “Cougarettes in Concert” directed by Jodi Maxfield at 7:30 p.m. in 166 Richards Building. A matinee performance will be held Saturday, March 18, at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, March 17

The Chamber Orchestra will perform a send-off concert for its British Isles tour at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert will feature Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian.” For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Folk Music Ensemble, directed by Mark Geslison, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Saturday, March 18

The Concert Choir conducted by Rosalind Hall will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Tuesday, March 21

Faculty artist Douglas E. Bush will perform an organ recital in commemoration of J. S. Bach’s birthday at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The American Piano Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The quartet, featuring Robin Hancock, Scott Holden, Paul Pollei and Jeffrey Shumway, performs and records works composed and arranged specifically for two pianos/eight hands. The quartet has toured throughout the United States, South America, Canada, the Far East and Europe. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Wednesday, March 22

String Chamber Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 23

The BYU Invitational Songwriters Showcase will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Nationally known songwriters from the music industry will perform their works. Admission is free.

Living Legends will perform Native American, Latin American and Polynesian music and dance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Friday, March 24

The BYU Singers, conducted by Ronald Staheli, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Saturday, March 25

Woodwind Chamber Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The Brigham Young University School of Music will present “Harp Tangos with the Light of the Silent Stars” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The event will feature BYU’s Harp Ensemble, BYU dancers and the University of Utah Chamber Choir. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Tuesday, March 28

A Songwriters Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The Women’s Chorus, conducted by Jean Applonie, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Wednesday, March 29

The comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace,” written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Laurie Harrop-Purser, will be performed March 29- April 15, with no performances on April 1 and 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Murderous criminals, romantic strife, insane in-laws and arsenic all served up in a glass of elderberry wine will make you sit back, relax and enjoy your peaceful visit with Barta Heiner and Janet Swenson as the Brewster sisters. Quirky and intriguing, this play about plays will have you on the edge of your seat. Half-price dress rehearsal performances will be March 26 and 30. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Mark Ammons will direct the Jazz Ensemble as they perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Thursday, March 30

The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Hansen, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

The Music/Dance/Theatre New York Showcase will be presented Thursday and Friday, March 30-31, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

April 2006

Tuesday, April 4

The University Band, conducted by Fred McInnis, will perform Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 5

The jazz group Synthesis, directed by Ray Smith, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The BYU Flute Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 6

Jazz Combo Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Friday, April 7

The Panoramic Steel and Percussion Ensemble, directed by Ron Brough, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Men’s Chorus, conducted by Rosalind Hall, will perform Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Ballroom Dance Company will present “Ballroom in Concert,” directed by Lee Wakefield, Friday and Saturday, April 7-8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. A matinee performance will be held Saturday, April 8, at 2 p.m. For on-sale dates and availability, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

Tuesday, April 11

The Jazz Lab Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wednesday, April 12

The BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, conducted by David Blackinton and Don Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, April 13

The BYU Jazz Voices and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kelly Eisenhour, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Friday, April 14

The combined choirs and BYU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform music of Respighi and Bach Friday and Saturday, April 14-15, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Tuesday, April 18

The BYU University Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

May 2006

Friday, May 12

The BYU Children’s and Teen’s Creative Dance Program will present “Evening of Dance” Friday and Saturday, May 12-13, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Wednesday, May 31

“Sarah, Plain and Tall,” written by Patricia MacLachlan and directed by Amy Petersen Jensen, will be presented May 31-June 17, with no performances June 6-7 and no evening performance June 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. When a lonely 19th-century widower with two children advertises for a wife, Sarah Elisabeth Wheaton answers, “I will come by train. I will wear a yellow bonnet. I am plain and tall, and tell them I sing.” The new family comes to understand love as they struggle to create a new life together in the Midwest. Half-price dress rehearsal performances will be May 31 and June 1. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Thursday, June 15

The BYU Spring Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Writer: Brian Rust

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