Brigham Young University Arts Calendar
At the BYU Museum of Art:
A new exhibition of the museum's permanent collection, "American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent Collection of American Art," has replaced "150 Years of American Painting," which had been on view for 11 years. The exhibition features prints, sculpture, photography and painting. "American Dreams" is divided into three thematic sections: "The Dream of Eden," "American Aspirations" and "Envisioning America." The collection is scheduled to be on display until 2011.
"Candida Höfer: Architecture of Absence" will be featured through Jan. 6, 2007. This is the first North American survey exhibition devoted to this celebrated German artist. Over the last 30 years, Höfer has created meticulously composed images of the interiors of public and institutional spaces. The 50 chromogenic prints in the exhibition embrace the full spectrum of Höfer's illustrious career with an emphasis on her recent work.
"Types & Typologies: German Photographers from the Norton Museum of Art" will be on view through Jan. 6, 2007. A companion exhibition to "Candida Höfer: Architecture of Absence," this exhibition gives an overview of the stylistic heritage to which Höfer's work is indebted.
"Beholding Salvation: Images of Christ" will be on display through June 16, 2007. Christ's image has dominated the subject matter of Western art for more than 1,700 years, and his life provides a wealth of themes and events for artistic expression. This exhibition will represent a chronology of the Savior's life and examine the changing representations of Christ that resulted from shifting political, religious and cultural perspectives. The exhibition will also explore the artistic styles and conventions that have encouraged a personal relationship between the viewer and the Savior through the generations. Docent-led tours will be offered each Monday night during the exhibition. To schedule a tour, call the Museum Education Department at (801) 422-1140. Free tours will also be available during museum hours and must be scheduled one week in advance. Admission to all exhibits is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 422-ARTS.
Friday, Dec. 1
"Christmas Around the World" featuring the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center Friday and Saturday. A matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Ed Austin will be the artistic director. For ticket information, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.
Ron Brough will direct BYU's Panoramic Steel and Percussion Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are $9 or $6 with a BYU or student ID. For ticket information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Saturday, Dec. 2
The Aulos Ensemble will present "A Baroque Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The performance will feature traditional carols, instrumental noels, cantatas and arias by Bach and Scarlatti. With guest soprano Julianne Baird, the group will include Christopher Krueger on flauto traverso, Marc Schachman on baroque oboe, Linda Quan on baroque violin, Myron Lutzke on baroque cello and Arthur Haas on harpsichord. Tickets are $12 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. For ticket information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
A Harp Solo and Ensemble Concert will be in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Sunday, Dec. 3
Adventssingen, a free concert of traditional German Christmas music hosted by the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages, will be held at 6 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle. Contact (801) 422-4923 for more details.
Tuesday, Dec. 5
"Twelfth Night," William Shakespeare's classic tale, will be the featured presentation for Theatre for Young Audiences Dec. 5-9 at 6 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. Shipwrecked and far from home, Viola pretends to be her twin brother in order to discover the story behind his disappearance. This staging of Shakespeare's zany love story shows the importance of looking beyond disguises to discover true character and true love. Tickets are $10 or $6 weeknights and $7 weekends with a BYU or student ID. For selected performances, all seats will be $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Eric Hansen will conduct the Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.
The Madsen Recital Hall will host the String Chamber Night at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Dec. 6
David Blackinton and Don Peterson will conduct the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $9 or $6 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
The Songwriters Showcase will take place in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Thursday, Dec. 7
The Flute Choir will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Friday, Dec. 8
The Dance "Senior Showcase" will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Admission is free.
The combined choirs and BYU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform "A Celebration of Christmas" Dec. 8-9 at 7:30 p.m. A matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Friday's performance will be broadcast on Classical 89, with a rebroadcast on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 5 p.m. Tickets are $9 or $6 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Jay Lawrence will direct a Jazz Combo Night at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Tuesday, Dec. 12
"A Victorian Christmas Show!" will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. The performance is America's only 1890s visual extravaganza projected on a full-size screen, with animated comedy and carols. Tickets are $10 or $6 with a BYU or student ID. For ticket information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
The University Orchestra and University Strings will come together for a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Dec. 13
The University Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. Paul Broomhead will conduct along with graduate students Jacob Malczyk and Bryson Mortenson. Admission is free.
The Jazz Lab Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Bart Gibb will direct the free performance.
Tuesday, Dec. 19
"Glad Tidings," KBYU-FM Classical 89's annual Christmas special, will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24. Featuring BYU's premier choirs and orchestra, the music blends with seasonal stories, poetry and scripture verses to create a celebration of Christmas. Barta Heiner of the Department of Theatre and Media Arts will be the host.
Writer: Elizabeth Kasper