For the most up-to-date times and ticket availability, visit byuarts.com/tickets. Please note that there will be no performances the Saturday of General Conference and that most of April’s concerts will occur just before the last of class of the semester, April 13.
Wednesday, March 16 – Friday, April 1
Jane Austen Play: The Theatre and Media Arts Department at BYU will present an adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” nightly at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Tickets cost from $10 to $15. Purchase at byuarts.com/tickets or call (801) 422-4322. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays.
Thursday, March 31 – Friday, April 1
Contemporary Dance Showcase: The Department of Dance is presenting its Contemporary Dance Showcase, which features new works performed by students, in the Richards Building Studio Theatre (166 RB). Tickets cost $6 and are available at byuarts.com/tickets.
Free Media Showcase: A showing of the student-made production “To Thine Own Self Be True: Being a Girl at BYU” will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. This free event is sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Media Arts.
Friday, April 1
Women’s Chorus: The Brigham Young University Women’s Chorus will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Jean S. Applonie, conductor of the Women’s Chorus, will be joined by graduate assistant Matthew Nielsen and accompanists Halie Augustus and Bethany Richards for a wide-ranging evening of music. Tickets cost between $6 and $10 and are available at byuarts.com/tickets.
Tuesday, April 5 – Wednesday, April 6
MDT Performance and Fundraising Event: Graduating seniors from the Music Dance Theatre program at BYU will travel to New York and Los Angeles this spring to present a showcase of songs, scenes and dances as an audition for industry professionals. The students will premiere their performances in the Nelke Theatre at BYU to provide an opportunity for the campus community to experience these performances before students travel to the nation’s entertainment capitals. Shows will be presented at both 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Tickets cost $5 in advance or $6 the day of the performance at byuarts.com/tickets. All proceeds from the performances will contribute to student travel and expenses for the showcase.
Tuesday, April 5
Combined Symphony Concert: Two prominent music ensembles will be joining forces in the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Guest artist Mark Jenkins will be performing solo on the euphonium for two of the evening’s selections. Tickets are on sale now for $6 to $10 a seat at byuarts.com/tickets or (801) 422-4322.
Free Student Composers Showcase: A showcase featuring selections by BYU student-composers will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Wednesday, April 6
Jazz Concert: BYU’s premier big band jazz group, Synthesis, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Directed by Ray Smith, the student ensemble will combine swing, blues, jazz, Latin and fusion styles into a feast of jazz entertainment. Tickets are available now for $6 to $10 at byuarts.com/tickets.
Free String Chamber Concert: The BYU String Chamber Night, featuring student chamber groups, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Room 313 of the University Parkway Center on the northeast corner of University Parkway and University Avenue. The concert is free and hosted by the School of Music.
Free Tuba Performance: The BYU Tuba Quartet will perform in a free concert in Room 229 of the University Parkway Center on the northeast corner of University Parkway and University Avenue at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 – Saturday, April 9
Free Media Showcase: A student-directed Theatre and Media Arts Department project called “Yellow” will be showcased in the Margetts Theatre nightly at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Thursday, April 7 – Friday, April 8
BYU Singers and Concert Choir: The BYU Singers, conducted by Ron Staheli, and the Concert Choir, conducted by Rosalind Hall, will share the de Jong stage for the final time this school year at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available for $6 to $10 at byuarts.com/tickets.
Thursday, April 7
Vocal Jazz Concert: Jazz Voices, BYU’s singin’ and swingin’ vocal group, will be performing in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Known for its tight harmonies, rhythmic accuracy and outstanding improvisational “scatting” abilities, Jazz Voices will perform a varied selection of jazz — blues, bebop, swing, funk and Latin. Tickets are available at byuarts.com/tickets for $6 a seat.
Free World Dance Showcase: A student dance ensemble will present an evening of international folk dances in the World Dance Showcase, a free concert sponsored by the Department of Dance, at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Studio Theatre (166 RB). Admission is free.
Friday, April 8
Percussion concert: The BYU Percussion Ensemble and Panoramic Steel under the direction of Ron Brough will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. For tickets, visit byuarts.com/tickets or call (801) 422-4322.
Friday and Saturday, April 8 - 9
Ballroom in Concert: For those who may have missed last month’s Dancesport Championships, or for those who wanted more, another opportunity to experience the best in amateur ballroom dance will be available at the Ballroom Dance Company Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. This year’s concert, dubbed “Imagine,” is a tribute to the creativity and color of the selected pieces, which vary from Latin competition medleys to glow-in-the-dark dances reminiscent of classic video games. Floor seats cost $25 while arena seats are $12 and are available at the Marriott Center Ticket Office or byutickets.com.
Final Cut Film Festival: The BYU Final Cut Film Festival, which was the springboard for movies like “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Saints and Soldiers,” is returning to campus this year at 7 and 9:30 p.m. each night in the Pardoe Theatre. Tickets cost $5 and are available now at byuarts.com/tickets.
Friday, April 8
Free Woodwind Performance: BYU’s Woodwind Quintet will perform in a free concert at 5:30 p.m. in the Maeser Building Auditorium.
Saturday, April 9
Philharmonic Orchestra Concert: The premier orchestra in the School of Music, the BYU Philharmonic, is made up almost entirely of music majors, both undergraduate and graduate students, who will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Committed to its mission of performing the greatest masterpieces of symphonic literature, the orchestra will perform under conductor Kory Katseanes. Tickets are available at byuarts.com/tickets for $2 to $10 a seat.
Free Jazz Concert: The BYU Jazz Lab Band will offer a free performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
Tuesday, April 12
University Bands Concert: BYU’s two non-auditioned bands will be performing in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available for $3 at byuarts.com/tickets. With more than 100 students in each group, the varied repertoire of the University Bands will appeal to everyone.
Brass Chamber Night: The University Brass Ensemble will perform in the Brass Chamber Night, a free concert held at 7:30 p.m. in the University Parkway Center on the northeast corner of University Parkway and University Avenue.
Wednesday, April 13
Balinese Music Concert: The School of Music will present Gamelan Bintang Wahyu in a concert of Balinese gamelan music and dance at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Gamelan is an ensemble of musicians from all across the BYU community who are dedicated to learning and performing the music of Bali, a small but artistically rich island off of the Indonesian peninsula. Tickets cost $6 and are available at byuarts.com/tickets.
University Chorale Concert: BYU’s non-auditioned University Chorale, co-conducted by Paul Broomhead and Erin Bailey, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets cost $3 a seat at byuarts.com/tickets. Please note that this concert was originally scheduled for the Provo Tabernacle.
Saturday, April 30
Free Piano Recital: Faculty pianist Jeffrey Shumway will perform with guest artist Del Parkinson from Boise State University, in the American Piano Duo Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Sponsored by BYU’s School of Music, admission to this concert will be free.
Free Art Exhibits at the MOA: BYU’s Museum of Art has a number of free exhibits on display throughout the month:
- “Dorothea Lange’s Three Mormon Towns,” a new exhibition at the BYU Museum of Art, features 21 of Lange’s photographs from this series acquired by the museum. The exhibition also draws from the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College Chicago and the collection of John and Lolita Dixon. The exhibit runs through April 30.
- “e.g.” is an interactive art piece by Brian Knep that allows participants to walk through the art and watch it rebuild itself. The exhibit runs through May 7.
- The exhibit “Carl Bloch: The Master’s Hand” will continue until May 13. The exhibit features works by Bloch, a 19th-century Danish artist, whose paintings of Jesus Christ are often used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Admission is free, but registration for tickets for this exhibit is required at carlbloch.byu.edu.
- “At War! The Changing Face of American War Illustration,” is a new exhibition at the BYU Museum of Art and consists of nearly 70 works of art, including posters, paintings, comic strips, editorial cartoons, animation and video. The exhibition examines the similarities and differences of both the medium and message of American war imagery from 1913 to 2003. The exhibit closes Aug. 3.
- “The Matter of Words: Adam Bateman, Harrell Fletcher and John Fraser” features 46 works of art by three contemporary artists that reference the medium of the printed word and will be on view from Friday, April 8, through Saturday, Nov. 26, in the Marian Adelaide Morris Cannon Gallery on the main level of the museum.
The MOA is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays. For tours and additional information, visit moa.byu.edu or call (801) 422-ARTS.
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Writer: Philip Volmar