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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for April 2010

Thursday, April 1

Guest artist Nancy Peery Marriott, soprano, will join BYU’s Chamber Orchestra as they perform at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $11, $10 or $8 with a student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.

Brigham Young University’s Kinnect, a dance education company, will present a theatrical event, “Klassroom Kinnections,” at 6 p.m. at the BYU Museum of Art. The company will perform a lively and interactive dance lecture-demonstration. The group will also present art-inspired movement responses to the “Mirror-Mirror” art exhibit and other displays throughout the museum. Admission is free.

Thursday and Friday, April 1-2

William Shakespeare's classic “As You Like It,” a political commentary and a comedy based upon the romantic complications of Orlando and Rosalind, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre at Brigham Young University. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or byuarts.com.

“Casey at the Bat,” a workshop presentation of a new musical by Tom Child and Gordon Goodwin, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre. The play is directed by Tim Threlfall. Tickets are $6 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or byuarts.com.

The Modern Dance Showcase, directed by Pat Debenham, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets are $6 and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or byuarts.com.

Tuesday, April 6

Conductor Eric Hansen will showcase BYU’s Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets at $6 are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or byuarts.com.

Tuesday and Wednesday, April 6-7

Graduating seniors from the BFA Acting and Music Dance Theatre programs, who are preparing to audition in New York and Los Angeles, will preview their material in the “BFA Senior Showcase” at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. Tickets are $5 in advance and $6 on the day of the performance and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or byuarts.com.

Wednesday, April 7

BYU's top jazz ensemble, Synthesis, directed by Ray Smith, will present “Jazzing the Classics and Thirdstream Jazz” at 8 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The program will feature favorites by jazz legends Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Al Jolson and Gordon Goodwin. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at byuarts.com.

BYU’s School of Music presents String Chamber Night at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. At the concert, performers are split into chamber groups such as string trios and string quartets, some appearing with piano. There are a few groups with unusual instrumentation, including a trio for flute, viola and harp. Admission is free.

Thursday, April 8

Under the direction of Katie Williams, Jazz Voices will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The group is known for its tight harmonies, rhythmic accuracy, improvisation and scatting abilities. Some music is sung a cappella, and other arrangements utilize piano, guitar, bass and drum accompaniment. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at byuarts.com.

BYU’s Wind Symphony, conducted by Don Peterson, will perform at 8 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. At the concert, the symphony will be joined by guest conductor David Blackinton and guest percussion soloist Ronald Brough. The program includes “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor, “Amazing Grace” by John Newton and "The Golden Age of the Xylophone" by Floyd E. Werle. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at byuarts.com.

Thursday to Saturday, April 8-10

BYU’s Experimental Theatre Company will present “Single and Looking,” a series of scenes about love, written and directed by Matthew Greene. It will take place at 7:30 p.m., with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. in the Margetts Arena Theatre. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at byuarts.com.

Friday, April 9

BYU’s Panoramic Steel and Percussion Ensemble will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. At the concert, the ensemble will be joined by the Gamelan Bintang Wahyu group, which performs Balinese music using special Indonesian instruments. They will be conducted by Ron Brough. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at byuarts.com.

Friday and Saturday, April 9-10

Under the artistic direction of Lee Wakefield, “Ballroom in Concert” featuring the BYU Ballroom Dance Company will be presented in concert at the Marriott Center to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Shows are available April 9 at 7:30 p.m. and April 10 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Contact the Marriott Center at (801) 422-2981 or visit byutickets.com for ticket information.

Humor U’s comedians will present their best jokes from their comedy repertoires in their “Best of Ever” show. Shows are available April 9 at 7 and 9 p.m. and April 10 at 7 p.m. All performances will be held at the Pardoe Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at byuarts.com. Visit humoru.org for clips and more information.

Saturday, April 10

BYU’s Philharmonic Orchestra with Kory Katseanes conducting will present an evening of Beethoven, including the Symphony No. 5, at 8 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. In addition, in an unprecedented performance, the BYU-based Deseret Piano Trio — comprised of Jeffrey Shumway, piano; Monte Belknap, violin; and Julie Bevan, cello — will be performing the Triple Concerto on string instruments created by the legendary Antonio Stradiveri. Graduate conducting major Jamie Teot will also direct the Philharmonic in a new work by Joseph Sowa, a composition major at BYU. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or byuarts.com.

The Jazz Lab Band will perform a free concert in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The band is one of the seven organizations at BYU that gives interested students an opportunity to participate in a jazz ensemble. Admission is free.

Tuesday, April 13

Conductor Paul Broomhead will lead the University Chorale in a concert at the Provo Tabernacle. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 and can be purchased through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, at byuarts.com or at the door.

BYU’s School of Music will be presenting a “Brass Chamber Night,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

The University Bands will perform a free concert in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. These large groups, having typically more than 100 members in each ensemble, only meet during winter semester, after the marching band season has finished.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

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