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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for April 2009

At the BYU Museum of Art:

— “Visions of the Southwest: From the Diane and Sam Stewart Art Collection,” portrays the colorful people and dramatic, unspoiled landscapes of the American Southwest. The exhibit runs through July 3, 2009.

— “American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent Collection of American Art,” is an ongoing exhibition that examines artwork created by 18th, 19th and 20th century American artists as ideas or visions of America. This expanded exhibition of the museum's permanent American art collection is presented on both levels of the museum and includes prints, sculpture, photography and painting.

— “Dan Steinhilber: Contemporary Art Exhibition” will be featured through May 16, 2009. Steinhilber creates sculptures and installations with familiar materials ranging from soda bottles, Styrofoam peanuts, duck sauce packets and drycleaner hangers to electric blowers, disposable containers, garage door openers and plastic tubes. His artwork explores light, for, social tensions and everyday experience.

Admission to all exhibits is free. New museum hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum will remain open until 9 p.m. on Thursday evening for lectures, exhibition openings and other educational programming. The museum’s Saturday hours will remain unchanged: opening at noon and closing at 5 p.m. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, visit arts.byu.edu.

Wednesday, April 1

Synthesis, BYU's award-winning big-band jazz ensemble, will perform one night only at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The evening will include original material composed by faculty artist Steve Lindeman as well as band members Russell Balli and Ben Taylor. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Wednesday and Thursday, April 1-2

The Dancers' Company, Brigham Young University's premiere modern dance troupe, will give preview performances of works set for their upcoming North Central States tour at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. All tickets are $6 and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Wednesday through Friday, April 1-3

"Man to Man," a new play by BYU student Matthew Greene, will premiere at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Experimental Theatre. All tickets are $5 and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Thursday, April 2

BYU’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will appear together in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Friday, April 3

BYU School of Music faculty artist Gayle Lockwood will present "Gayle Lockwood and Daughters" at 6:30 p.m. in B092 Joseph F. Smith Building. Featuring performances by Lockwood, Melinda DeBirk and Heather Hart, the recital will be free, and the public is welcome.

BYU’s Group for New Music will perform a program of original music at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 7-8

Graduating seniors from BYU’s Music-Dance-Theatre and acting programs will present “New York Showcase” in the Nelke Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center at 7 and 9 p.m. each night. Tickets are $5 in advance or $6 the day of the performance and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. These 19 graduating seniors will travel to New York and Los Angeles this spring to audition for industry professionals. All proceeds contribute to student travel.

Tuesday, April 7

“Celebrating the Swing Era,” featuring BYU Jazz Lab Band, will include jazz standards in classic and modern arrangements at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Special guest BYU Mainstream Combo will also perform. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

BYU Jazz Voices will perform vocal jazz favorites like “Lullaby of Birdland” and “Tuxedo Junction,” along with other jazz standards at 7:30 p.m. in the Joseph Smith Building Auditorium. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

Wednesday and Thursday, April 8-9

Brass musicians of BYU’s School of Music will perform two evenings of chamber music Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, and Thursday at 9 p.m. in the Maeser Building Auditorium. Both evenings are free, and the public is welcome.

Thursday, April 9

The BYU School of Music Flute Choir will appear in recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Friday and Saturday, April 10-11

The combined auditioned choirs and Philharmonic Orchestra of Brigham Young University will perform selections from their upcoming CD and PBS television special, "A Pilgrim's Journey Home," at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. Due to the broadcast taping, no latecomers will be seated. A matinee performance originally scheduled for Saturday, April 11, at 2 p.m. has been canceled.

Considered one of the best formation ballroom dance teams in the world, BYU Ballroom Dance Company will present “Viva España” at 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Center. A matinee performance will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12, or $25 for floor seating, and may be purchased online at byutickets.com, by phone at (801) 422-BYU1 or in person at the Marriott Center Ticket Office.

Saturday, April 11

Panoramic Steel, BYU’s steel drum ensemble, together with the Percussion Ensemble will present “Percussion from Around the World” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Tuesday, April 14

The University Bands of the BYU School of Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

The Saxophone Chamber will appear in recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Writer: Brady Toone

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