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BYU announces guest artists for 2005-2006 concert season

Brigham Young University’s College of Fine Arts and Communications has announced guest artists who will be performing at BYU during the 2005-2006 concert season.

Season ticket information is available from the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4377 or at cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Utah Symphony will kick off the season with a program entitled “Distinctly Dvorak” Thursday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Keith Lockhart with Isabelle Faust on violin, the symphony will perform an evening full of Dvorak favorites. 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 http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Larry Zalkind, principal trombonist with the Utah Symphony, will perform Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Zalkind has performed and recorded with the Chicago, Atlanta and St. Louis Symphonies. Admission is free.

Oboist Nancy Ambrose King will perform a solo recital Wednesday, Oct. 19, 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 http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Utah Premiere Brass with guest tuba and euphonium soloists will perform Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Directed by Alan Boyer, the performance is part of the OcTUBAfest celebration. Admission is free.

Guest artists the New York New Music Ensemble will perform Tuesday, Nov. 15, 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. Described as “pulsating with life and timbrel excitement,” the group is sought out by composers and audiences wishing to see thoughtful and passionate performances. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Guest artist Arthur Greene will perform piano solos Tuesday, Feb. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. 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.

The Utah Symphony, conducted by Keith Lockhart, will present “Echos in Aqua” Thursday, March 2, 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 http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

Guest saxophonist Eugene Rousseau will perform Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Rousseau is 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 http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Christian Wolff Trio, featuring Wolff, Larry Polansky and Kui Dong, and the BYU Group for Experimental Music, will perform Friday, March 10, 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.

The dance group BodyVox will perform Tuesday, March 14, 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 guffaw inducing wit and whimsy. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The American Piano Quartet will perform Tuesday, March 21, 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 http://cfac.byu.edu/pe/.

The Invitational Songwriter Showcase will be held Thursday, March 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Nationally known songwriters from the music industry will perform their works. Admission is free.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Brian Rust

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