Features two new exhibits opening at Museum of Art
The December 2012 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.
Nov 30-Dec. 1 – Christmas Around the World, BYU’s popular holiday display of folk dance and music featuring the International Folk Dance Ensemble will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriot Center. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m. Using a cast of more than 200 talented dancers, singers and musicians in colorful costumes, different cultures unite to give the message of peace on earth and goodwill toward all. Tickets will be available online through the Marriott Center Ticket Office at byutickets.com or 801-422-BYU1.
Nov 30-Dec. 1 – The BYU Combined Choirs and BYU Philharmonic present the Celebration of Christmas, an annual event featuring the sounds of the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 29.
1 – “ Holiday” went from a comedy in three acts to a beloved film starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, and now it will return to the stage at BYU at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. The play tells the story of free-spirited Johnny Case, a young New York businessman with excellent financial prospects but poor social status, who finds himself engaged to the upstanding heiress Julia Seton. When Johnny’s plan to relax in his youth and work later in life is met with skepticism by the family’s banker patriarch, sparks fly in this sophisticated comedy of manners.
1 – The BYU School of Music presents Tuba Christmas, a student ensemble performance at noon in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
1 – The Harp Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event was previously scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
4 – Donald Peterson and Kirt Saville will conduct the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
5 – Conductor Kory Katseanes will lead the BYU Chamber Orchestra in a performance at the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.
5 – Presented by the BYU School of Music, the Flute Choir will perform in 229 University Parkway Center at 7:30 p.m.
6 – BYU’s non-auditioned choir, the University Chorale, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
6 – The BYU School of Music Brass Chamber Night will be held in room 313 of the University Parkway Center. This event is free.
7 – “We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monster and Heroes in Contemporary Art” will run through April 6, 2013, at the Museum of Art. Delving into the fascination with super heroes and monsters in contemporary pop culture, “We Could Be Heroes” will examine the relationship between today’s super heroes and the ancient quests of mythological and religious heroes against villainous monsters in recorded history and folklore. Visit moa.byu.edu for details and exhibit hours.
14 – A traveling exhibition to be featured in the Museum of Art, “Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light,” organized by Aperture Foundation, explores the 30-year career of Magnum photographer Alex Webb. The exhibition will feature 45 large pigment prints that exhibit the unique energy and emotional vibrancy of Haiti, the Caribbean, the U.S.-Mexico border and other cultures on the margins of western civilization. Webb’s work, with its richly layered and complex composition, touches on multiple genres including street photography, photojournalism and fine art. The exhibition will be moved to a new location after it closes on May 4, 2013. Visit moa.byu.edu for details and exhibit hours.
Other exhibits at the Museum of Art include:
- “Hard Times: Maynard Dixon’s Paintings of the Great Depression.”
- “michael whiting: 8-bit modern” through March 23, 2013.
- “People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest” through April 13, 2013.
- "Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami" through Feb. 18, 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. Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day. For more information and to check on holiday hours, 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: Preston Wittwer