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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for December 2009

December Arts Calendar

Tuesday, Dec. 1

BYU’s School of Music will present a “Woodwinds Chamber Night” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The event is free to the public.

The University Orchestra will perform in the de Jong Conert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Tuesday through Saturday, Dec. 1-5

"Children of Eden" by Steven Schwartz will be playing at 7:30 p.m. nightly at the Pardoe Theatre. This musical retells the stories of Adam and Eve and Noah from the book of Genesis. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

BYU’s Jazz Voices will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Conductor Eric Hansen will lead the BYU Symphony Orchestra in a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $6 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. The program will also feature two BYU alumni, Javier and Lindsay Clavere, a married couple who are studying at Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. They will perform Mozart’s Concerto for Two Pianos with the orchestra.

BYU’s New Play Festival will feature three works by BYU students. “For Dear Life” by Matthew Greene, “The Monster of Dr. Frankenstein” by Zach Kempf and “Tre Sorelle” by Katherine Gee will be shown at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre Dec. 2 -10. There will also be matinee showings Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. and Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. There will be no performances Sunday or Monday. Tickets are $6 per play or all three plays for $12 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Thursday, Dec. 3

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

Beginning today, 100 paintings, works on paper and sculptures representing some of the key pieces from the BYU Museum of Art will be on display to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the university’s art collection. The exhibition, “The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU,” runs until Sept. 25, 2010. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Friday, Dec. 4

Ron Simpson will direct a “Songwriter Showcase” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This free event will introduce new works performed by a student ensemble.

Friday and Saturday, Dec. 4-5

BYU’s combined choirs and Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the popular “Celebration of Christmas.” There will be showings at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. Tickets are at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. Tickets are $16 ($11 with a BYU or student ID).

“Christmas Around the World” featuring the BYU International Folk Dance Ensemble will celebrate its 50th show in the Marriott Center. There will be shows Friday and Saturday, Dec 4-5, at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. For tickets, contact the Marriott Center at (801) 422-2981 or visit byutickets.com.

Saturday, Dec. 5

A harp ensemble will perform Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Anamae Anderson will direct the ensemble in this free concert.

Brigham Young University will present the 29th annual Utah Tuba Christmas Concert at noon in the Madsen Recital Hall. The event is free to the public. The concert will feature a tuba-euphonium ensemble of more than 40 musicians, the BYU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the BYU Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band. Performance in the ensemble is open to musicians of all ages who play instruments that are members of the tuba family (tuba, Sousaphone, euphonium, baritone horn, helicon, serpent and ophicleide). There is a registration fee of $5 and a mandatory rehearsal Dec. 5 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in E-250 of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Registration for the ensemble is that morning from 9 to 9:30 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 7

Brigham Young University’s radio station, Classical 89, will be airing an eight-part series titled “The Christmas Chronicles” by Tim Slover Dec. 7-14 at 6 p.m. “The Christmas Chronicles” is an account of the astonishing life and activities of world-renowned philanthropist Santa Claus. The story delves into the life of Santa and his many magical adventures. The reading will be rebroadcast Dec. 21-24 with two readings a day at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Listeners can tune in to 89.1 FM and 89.5 FM (Utah County) or online at www.classical89.org/streaming.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

BYU’s School of Music will be presenting a “Brass Chamber Night” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.

Under conductor Paul Broomhead, BYU’s University Chorale will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu starting Nov. 9.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

BYU’s School of Music will present a “String Chamber Night” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The event is free.

The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall under the direction of Donald Peterson and Kirt Saville. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

BYU’s Honors Brass Quintet will perform at 7 p.m. in B029 of the Joseph F. Smith Building. The concert is free to the public.

Thursday, Dec. 10

BYU’s Flute Choir will perform at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The event is free to the public.

As part of the BYU Music Scholarship Series, the Chamber Orchestra will perform Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. Individual tickets are on sale at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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