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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for February 2004

Brigham Young University

Arts and Entertainment Calender

FEBRUARY 2004

All month:

"On the Road with C.C.A. Christensen: The Moving Panorama" at the BYU Museum of Art. Carl Christian Anton (C.C.A.) Christensen, a Danish immigrant who worked and lived in Utah, was one of several Utah artists to use this popular art form. Christensen produced four panoramas, two of which are being exhibited in the Museum of Art. The exhibition presents 2 large moving panoramas. Accompanying the exhibition is a reenactment of the 19th-century performance given by Christensen when he traveled his panorama to localities throughout Utah and Idaho. The 40-minute panorama performance will be presented every Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. and every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibit is free and the public is welcome to attend.

"150 Years of American Painting" at the BYU Museum of Art. A permanent collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Maynard Dixon, John Singer Sargent, and many local Utah favorites such as Mahonri Young. Admission is free.

"Outside Inside: Fragments of Place" on display at the BYU Museum of Art. This ambiguous exhibition title refers to a project in which seven Australian artists were commissioned to examine the extended community that has gathered along the Wasatch Front. These artists were selected for their ability to sensitively analyze cultures, social behaviors, geographic spaces and historical foundations, and manifest their research in thought-provoking ways. "Outside Inside" is on display through April 27, 2004. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

"Contemporary Spaces, Underlying Culture" is on display at the BYU Museum of Art through Saturday, Feb. 21. The exhibition brings together five artists who use photography as a means of exploring ideas related to a sense of place, cultural identity, human interaction and the nature of artistic expression in contemporary life. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

BYU's Group for New Music will present a world premiere of a piece by BYU music faculty member David Sargent at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The performance is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7

Winter Choirfest will feature BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets at $9 with $3 off with BYU or student ID are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at www.byu.edu/hafc.

Friday, Feb. 13 through Saturday, Feb. 21

"Flight," written by Oscar Saul and Lewis Lantz and directed by Amy Jensen and Dean Duncan, is a soaring adventure through time as the stories of Daedalus and Icarus, Leonardo da Vinci, the Wright brothers, Charles Lindbergh, and others unfold in a multimedia "living newspaper." Produced in the centennial year of the first flight at Kitty Hawk, these vignettes of technological advancement will be a fascinating experience for children and adults alike. Performances are at 7:30 at the Nelke Experimental Theatre. Previews are Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m., and matinee performances are Saturday Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for the general public with $3 off with BYU or student ID. Tickets for previews and matinee performances are $5. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at www.byu.edu/hfac.

Thursday, Feb. 12 and Friday, February 13

The Music Dance Theatre Showcase will be presented at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets at $9 for the general public with $3 off with BYU or student ID are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at www.byu.edu/hfac.

Friday, Feb. 13

The Brigham Young University Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a concert that will feature Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets at $9 for the general public with $3 off with BYU or student ID are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at www.byu.edu/hfac.

Friday, Feb. 13

The BYU Children's and Teens Dance Program will present a performance of children's choreography at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Production Studio (166 Richards Building). Children from preschoolers to teenagers will be presenting dance works they have created themselves. All seats are $4. Tickets are available in 147 Harman Building on the BYU campus or at the door.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, Thursday Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 21

The Young Artists of Voice competition featuring BYU's best student vocal talent will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Brassworks—featuring David Brown, trumpet; David Blackinton, trumpet; Laurence Lowe, horn; Daniel Bachelder, euphonium; and Steve Call, tuba—will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The performance is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Thursday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 21

The Young Ambassadors will shine in "Broadway Rhythm" beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, with a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. Tickets at $10 for the general public with $2 off with BYU or student ID are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at www.byu.edu/hfac.

Thursday, Feb. 19 through Saturday, Feb. 21

This year's BYU "Ballet in Concert" will feature "The Snow Queen" with artistic direction by Jan Dijkwel and Jennie Creer-King in collaboration with ballet faculty members Sandra Allen and Shani Robison. BYU Theatre Ballet presents the original full-length ballet based on the favorite Hans Christian Andersen tale. The heroine Gerda travels from her Danish rooftop, where she enjoys youth and life with her dearest friend Kai, to a country cottage and flower garden, guided by birds to distant lands and adventures with gypsies and snowflakes to rescue him from the cold and icy Snow Queen. This is a show that all family members will enjoy. A matinee performance will be given Saturday, Feb. 21, at 2 p.m. Tickets at $8 are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at www.byu.edu/hfac.

Friday, Feb. 20

The Brigham Young University School of Music presents a faculty clarinet recital featuring David Randall at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The performance is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Concertante, a repertory ensemble dedicated to performing chamber music for five or more players, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Its members have been trained at some of the most rigorous musical training programs in the world, and their individual achievements as solo performers are both wide-ranging and impressive. Their musical talents and the group's commitment to extensive rehearsal of each work results in a finely tuned sense of ensemble and performances with exceptional clarity and depth. The BYU performance will feature Xiao-Dong Wang, violin; Ara Gregorian, violin; Ittai Shapira, violin; Matilda Kaul, violin; Rachel Shapiro, cello; Danielle Farina, viola; Alexis Pia Gerlach, cello; and Sophie Shao, cello. Tickets at $9 with $3 off with BYU or student ID are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at www.byu.edu/hfac.

To learn more about Concertante visit www.concertante.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 25 through Saturday, Feb. 28

An evening of selected opera scenes will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The performance is free and the public is welcome to attend.

Thursday, Feb. 26

The Special Collections Motion Picture Archives Film Series presents "His Girl Friday" at 7 p.m. in the Harold B. Lee Library auditorium. A Valentine treat, this film version of the noted Hecht-MacArthur play "The Front Page" stars Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell as ex-husband and wife, editor and newspaper reporter caught up in a criminal case. Complete with hilarious rapid-fire dialogue, the movie is directed by the great Howard Hawks. Admission is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Early arrival is recommended as seating is limited. Children ages 8 and over are welcome.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

The BYU-based American Piano Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets at $9 for the general public with $3 off with BYU or student ID are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or at www.byu.edu/hfac.

Saturday, Feb. 28

The BYU Singers will present a special Reunion Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The performance is free and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Ronald Staheli at (801) 422-3169.

Writer: Rachel M. Sego

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