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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for December 2004

December Arts Calendar

At the Museum of Art:

A major new exhibition titled "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome" will run until June 4, 2005, at the BYU Museum of Art. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and $18 for families of up to six people. Admission is free for children 5 years old and younger and BYU students and employees. The 204 works displayed in the exhibition span a period from predynastic times in Egypt, 6000 years ago, to the Roman late imperial period, about 350 A.D. The exhibition is from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Free exhibits now on display at the museum include:

  • "150 Years of American Painting," a permanent collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Maynard Dixon, John Singer Sargent and many local Utah favorites including Mahonri Young. The exhibit will be displayed until June 2005.

  • "Metaphorically Speaking: Contemporary Religious Art" available through Jan. 8, 2005. The exhibit explores the use of visual symbols as parables and metaphors to open new levels of inquiry and understanding.

  • "Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda" by Carl Bloch, part of the museum's permanent collection, is on display in the main lobby area. Every Monday night in the Museum of Art auditorium there will be storytelling for all ages. The Artful Tales program is free and gives two 35-minute presentations at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 7 p.m. presentation is geared toward families from the community, and the 8 p.m. presentation is geared toward university students. The goal of this program is to help people develop a better connection with and understanding of Greek beliefs.

    Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 378-ARTS.

    Wednesday, Dec. 1

    The String Chamber Night concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    Wednesday, Dec. 1

    The BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band with David Blackinton and Don Peterson conducting will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    Thursday, Dec. 2

    Jazz Combos with Jay Lawrence directing will be featured at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    Friday, Dec. 3

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

    Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4

    A "Celebration of Christmas" featuring the BYU audition choirs and the Philharmonic Orchestra will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. A matinee performance will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Tickets are $9 with $3 off with a student ID. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://performances.byu.edu.

    Friday and Saturday, Dec. 3-4

    "Christmas Around the World" featuring the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble will be celebrated in the Marriott Center at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Welcome the wonder of the holiday season with this dazzling display of folk dance and music. With a cast of more than 200 talented dancers, singers and musicians in beautiful, authentic costumes, families will experience different cultures united in their wish for peace on earth and goodwill toward all. Ed Austin is the artistic director. Tickets are $10 and available at the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

    Saturday, Dec. 4

    The BYU Clarinet Choir will perform under the direction of Jaren Hinckley at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    Saturday, Dec. 4

    The BYU Harp Ensemble presents a Christmas concert with sound ideas to make you laugh, love and remember at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. They will play traditional carols with unexpected twists. Admission is free.

    Tuesday, Dec. 7

    BYU's popular Panoramic Steel and Percussion Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are $9 with $3 off with a student ID. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit http://performances.byu.edu.

    Tuesday, Dec. 7

    The University Orchestra and University Strings with graduate students conducting will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    Wednesday, Dec. 8

    The BYU University Chorale under the direction of Paul Broomhead will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    Wednesday, Dec. 8

    The BYU Jazz Ensemble with Mark Ammons directing will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    Thursday, Dec. 9

    The BYU Brass Chamber Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.

    Thursday, Dec. 9

    The BYU Woodwind Chamber Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    Thursday, Dec. 9

    A BYU Youth Ballroom Dance Concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. For ticket information, call (801) 422-4322.

    Thursday, Dec. 9

    A lecture will be given by David Seely, professor of ancient scripture, on "The Mediterranean World: Cradle of Christian Art." The lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in the Museum of Art auditorium. Admission is free.

    Writer: Rebekah Hanson

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