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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for April 2007

The BYU Museum of Art is now open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum will keep its regular Saturday hours, noon to 5 p.m. Exhibits include:

· “"Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ” will chronicle the life and ministry of Jesus Christ through 170 paintings, prints, icons, illuminated manuscripts and sculpture from diverse times and creeds. This exhibition will also explore the artistic styles, conventions and symbols used in Christian art to engage the viewer and to encourage a deeper understanding of the viewer’s relationship to Deity.

· “"Paths to Impressionism: French and American Landscape Paintings from the Worcester Art Museum” is a major exhibition tracing the changing traditions of the Barbizon and Impressionist movements as their popularity rose in France and influenced the art of America. The exhibition is COMPOSED of 42 lush landscape paintings from the Worcester Art Museum’s collection and features landscape paintings by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, George Inness, Claude Monet, John Singer Sargent, Alfred Sisley and many others.

· “"American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection of American Art” is a new exhibition of the Museum’s permanent collection. It replaced “150 Years of American Painting,” which was on view for 11 years. “American Dreams” is presented on both levels of the Museum and includes prints, sculpture and photography, as well as painting. The exhibition is divided into three thematic sections — “The Dream of Eden,” “American Aspirations” and “Envisioning America” — that examine the artworks of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century American artists as ideas or visions of America. The exhibition will be on view through 2011.

· “"The Quiet Landscapes of William B. Post,” the first exhibition devoted to this photographer since his death in 1921, will feature 60 of his original platinum prints and place his work within the larger context of a photographic movement known as “pictorialism.” Practitioners of pictorial photography sought to create images of high aesthetic value, experimenting with the principles of other art movements, particularly French Barbizon painting and Impressionism. Post’s photographs of snow-covered fields, blooming gardens and delicate water lilies are among the finest works of pictorial landscape photography from the era.

All exhibits are free. Docent-led tours are available for selected exhibits. For more information, call (801) 422-ARTS.

Tuesday, April 3

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

Wednesday, April 4

The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra will present a "Musical Easter Celebration" at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Selections will include "Blue Cathedral," "Russian Easter Festival Overture" and "Death and Transfiguration." Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

The “Beholding Salvation” Lecture Series will begin at 7 p.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium. C. Wilfred Griggs, professor of ancient scripture at BYU, will discuss "The Majestic Christ." He is one of 14 speakers from BYU Religious Education and the LDS scholarly community who will speak on the events of Jesus Christ's life, from his premortal ministry to the Restoration, in connection with the exhibit “Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ” at the BYU Museum of Art.

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

Thursday, April 5

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

Friday, April 6

The Marriott Center will host "Zoot Suit Sizzle" featuring the BYU Ballroom Dance Company at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 6-7, with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. For ticket information, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

David Blackinton and Don Peterson will conduct the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $9 or $6 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

Tuesday, April 10

The BYU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in thede Jong Concert Hall. Admission will be free.

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

Wednesday, April 11

The “Beholding Salvation” Lecture Series will be held at 7 p.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium. Joseph F. McConkie, professor emeritus of ancient scripture at BYU, will discuss "Christ and the Restoration." He is one of 14 speakers from BYU Religious Education and the LDS scholarly community who will speak on the events of Jesus Christ's life, from his premortal ministry to the Restoration, in connection with the exhibit “Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ” at the BYU Museum of Art.

Synthesis, directed by Ray Smith, will bring its big band sound to the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 or $6 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

Thursday, April 12

BYU Jazz Voices and Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission will be free.

Friday, April 13

The Dance Senior Showcase will be held Friday-Saturday, April 13-14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Admission will be free.

The BYU Singers and Philharmonic Orchestra will perform together at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall Friday and Saturday. Saturday's concert will be broadcast on KBYU-FM Classical 89. Tickets are $9 or $6 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

The BFA New York Showcase, featuring music/dance/theatre and acting students on their way to the Big Apple, will take place in the Nelke Theatre at 7 and 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, April 13-14. Tickets are $9 or $6 with BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu. (This event was originally scheduled for March 29-30.)

The Motion Picture Archives Film Series will be held at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library First Floor Auditorium. This installment will be a Laurel and Hardy double feature, including “The Bohemian Girl” and “Our Relations.” Admission is free. Early arrival is recommended, and doors open at 6:30 p.m. Please no food or drink and no saving of seats. Children 8 years and older are welcome.

Tuesday, April 17

BYU’s Dancers' Company will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Admission will be $5 at the door.

BYU’s University Chorale will sing at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission will be free.

Writer: Brooke Eddington

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