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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for December 2008

December 2008

At the BYU Museum of Art:

—“American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent Collection of American Art,” is an ongoing exhibition that examines artworks created by 18th, 19th and 20th century American artists as ideas or visions of America. This expanded exhibition of the museum's permanent American art collection is presented on both levels of the museum and includes prints, sculpture, photography and painting.

—“Turning Point: The Demise of Modernism and the Rebirth of Meaning in American Art,” will be featured through Jan. 3, 2009. The exhibition focuses on the period from 1960 to 1972 when the tenets of Modernist art collapsed under pressure from newer forms of artistic expression, forming the foundation of contemporary art seen today.

—“Windows on a Hidden World: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the BYU Collection,” will be featured through Jan. 17, 2009. The exhibition presents elegant prints made from intricately carved woodblocks during Japan’s two centuries of self-imposed isolation from 1639 to 1854. The prints include images of entertainers and actors, urban life and serene landscapes from the period when Japan was a mysterious, hidden kingdom.

—“Dan Steinhilber: Contemporary Art Exhibition” will be featured beginning Dec. 5 and will continue on display through May 16, 2009. Stenhilber creates sculptures and installations with familiar materials ranging from soda, styrofoam peanuts, duck sauce packets and drycleaner hangers to electric blowers, disposable containers, garage door openers and plastic tubes. His artworks explore light, social tensions and everyday experience.

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. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, visit arts.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Dec. 2

The University Orchestra and University Strings will come together for a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine arts Center. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

The popular BYU Songwriters’ Showcase will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

Eric Hansen will conduct the Symphony Orchestra in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $6. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.

Thursday, Dec. 4

The BYU Flute Choir will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center.

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5-6

The BYU audition choirs and Philharmonic Orchestra will perform "A Celebration of Christmas" at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. A matinee performance will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $16, or $11 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.

The BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble, directed by Ed Austin, presents “Christmas Around the World” at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. There will be a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. To purchase tickets, contact the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981 or visit byutickets.com.

Saturday, Dec. 6

A Harp Solo and Ensemble showcase will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

The BYU Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Kory Katseanes, will present a concert in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11, or $8 with a BYU or student ID. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.

The Jazz Lab Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Mark Ammons will direct the free performance.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

The Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, will host the String Chamber Night at 7:30 p.m. Claudine Bigelow will direct the free performance.

BYU’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, conducted by Donald Peterson, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $11, or $8 with a BYU or student ID. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.

Thursday, Dec. 11

A Brass Chamber Night music showcase will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

The University Chorale will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Paul Broomhead will conduct and admission is free.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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