BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for April–May 2013
The April–May 2013 Brigham Young University arts calendar features plays, recitals and concerts with talented guests as well as BYU faculty and student artists. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at byuarts.com/tickets.
2-5 – Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters” will complete its run at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Directed by Stephanie Breinholt, mayhem and misadventure ensue in this madcap comedy of intrigue, disguise and the love of people (and food) by 18th-century Italy’s most celebrated playwright. The streets of Venice bustle with the hysterical adventures of a voracious and bumbling servant, two sets of misplaced lovers and a collection of farcical characters apt to make a confusing situation even worse.
2 –The BYU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Smith, will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Their concert repertoire is chosen from every period with an emphasis is given on the classical period.
3 – The BYU Symphonic Band will perform under the direction of Kirt Saville at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
4 – Conductor Kory Katseanes will lead the BYU Philharmonic in Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
4 – The International Folk Dance Ensemble Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. The International Folk Dance Ensemble is an emissary of the United States representing American dance tradition. They have performed at many prestigious folk dance festivals, and their repertoire includes more than 30 cultural representations. Tickets for this event will be available online at the Covey Center box office at www.coveycenter.org or by calling (801) 852-7007.
4 – The Songwriter Showcase will highlight student ensembles from the School of Music presenting new music at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
5 – Jean Applonie will direct the Women’s Chorus at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The Women's Chorus is building a reputation for weaving a rich tapestry of music that encompasses artistry, spirituality and just plain fun.
5 – The Concert at Noon will be held at noon in the B.F. Larsen Gallery. Students in the BYU School of Music will perform a 30-minute music program. Performers and musical genres vary week to week. Admission to the event is free.
9 – The Group for New Music: Student Edition will be held in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. and will feature an evening of new works. Admission to this event is free.
9 – The University Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
9 – The Scandinavian Choir Recital will present “Summer Songs” at 7 p.m. in 251 N. Eldon Tanner Building. Conducted by Garrett Breeze and accompanied by Ben Walley, with Maria Phillips from Stockholm Opera Studio joining as a guest soloist, it will bring an evening of music in Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish and Icelandic. Admission to this event is free.
9-10 – Graduating seniors will perform during the BFA Senior Showcase at 7 and 9 p.m. both days in the Nelke Theatre. These seniors from the BFA Acting and Music/Dance/Theatre programs will travel to New York and Los Angeles during the spring to present a showcase of songs, scenes and dances as an audition for industry professionals. The four performances in the Nelke Theatre at BYU provide an opportunity for the campus community to see and experience these performances before the students travel to the nation’s entertainment capitals.
10 – BYU’s premier big band jazz ensemble Synthesis will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Directed by Ray Smith, the jazz band has toured internationally and domestically. They also perform annually at national and international jazz festivals.
11 – BYU’s University Orchestra and University Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
11 – Jazz Voices will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall under the direction of Alan Matthews.
11 – Directed by Steve Call, the Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
11-13 – Sponsored by the Department of Theatre and Media Arts, the Final Cut Film Festival will be held in the Pardoe Theatre at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are required for this event.
12 – The Percussion Ensemble, Panoramic Steel and the Gamelan Bintang Wahyu will perform at the Evening of Percussion at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
12 – The Concert at Noon will be held at noon in the B.F. Larsen Gallery. Students in the BYU School of Music will perform a 30-minute music program. Performers and musical genres vary week to week. Admission to the event is free.
12-13 –Ballroom in Concert, under the direction of Lee and Linda Wakefield, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Style and elegance are hallmarks of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company, considered one of the best formation ballroom dance teams in the world. Phenomenal dancing, colorful costumes, and fascinating music combine to present a stunning visual treat.
13 – The BYU Wind Symphony, conducted by Donald Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The finest woodwind, brass and percussion players at BYU play with the Wind Symphony and have received national recognition for their performances.
13 – The Jazz Lab Band, a student ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to the event is free.
16 – The University Chorale, BYU’s non-auditioned choir, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission to the event is free.
4 – The BYU Performing Arts Series will conclude the season with Disney’s Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve at 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee in the de Jong Concert Hall. Get on board with super-hip train conductor Genevieve Goings and DC, her beat-boxing, break-dancing engineer, as they travel through fantastical lands while singing soulful, contemporary, kid-friendly hip-hop songs about the ABCs, 1-2-3s and learning how to be polite.
4 – The American Piano Duo, featuring BYU faculty pianist Jeffrey Shumway and Del Parkinson from Boise State University, will perform works by impressionist composers at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
10 – The BYU Ballroom Dance Company will present its Blackpool Championships Premiere Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
17-18 – The BYU Young Dance Makers will present an Evening of Dance at 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 17 and at 7:30 p.m. May 18 in the de Jong Concert Hall. The performance will feature 150 children ages 6 to 18 who have created and choreographed their own dances..
29-June 15 – The BYU theatre season will conclude with “A Wrinkle In Time” May 29-June 14, in the Pardoe Theatre. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the beloved children’s novel, this new stage adaptation directed by Rodger Sorensen will explore themes of love, faith and the importance of family. “On a dark and stormy night,” Meg and her family receive an unexpected knock at their door. Behind it lurks an unearthly guest with incredible news: She knows the location of the children’s father who has gone missing while experimenting with time travel. As they trek through space to find him, Meg must learn to harness the power of love in order to conquer the forces of evil.
All month at the Museum of Art:
- “People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest” through April 13, 2013.
- “We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monsters and Heroes in Contemporary Art” through April 6, 2013.
- “Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light: Thirty Years of Photographs” through May 4, 2013.
Admission to all exhibits is free. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday. For more information, visit moa.byu.edu or call 801-422-ARTS.
For more information about the arts calendar, contact Kenneth Crossley at (801) 422-9348, or visit byuarts.com/calendar.
Writer: Hwa Lee