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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for February 2010

Through Feb. 15

BYU’s Department of Visual Arts will host an exhibition featuring 123,000 origami cranes, which represent the Japanese-Americans who were detained in the U.S. internment camps. It will also include artwork by Chiura Obata and other artists who lived in Utah’s TOPAZ Camp. The exhibition is being held in conjunction with BYU’s production of “A Thousand Cranes” in the Nelke Theatre. There will also be a pre-performance reception Thursday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m. featuring special guests, speakers and musicians. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, visit byuarts.com. The exhibition is in the Harris Fine Arts Center’s B. F. Larsen Gallery.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Grammy- and Emmy-nominated musician Rob Mathes will be presenting “Beyond the Music” at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Mathes is a director, composer, arranger and performer. He has written or arranged music for artists as diverse as Elton John and Luciano Pavarotti. Mathes’ personal work is a combination of jazz and blues. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Tuesday to Saturday, Feb. 2-6

“Tartuffe,” a comedy written by one of the greatest comedic playwrights of all time, Jean Baptiste Molière, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. The play is under the direction of Stephanie Breinholt. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Tuesday to Saturday, Feb. 2-13

BYU’s Young Company will present a theater for young audiences production of “A Thousand Cranes,” an award-winning true story of hope and love by Kathryn Shultz Miller. The shows will be in the Nelke Experimental Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. Two Saturday matinees are planned for Feb. 6 and 13, at 2 and 4 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Ticket prices range from $6 to $11 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 2-3

The New Shanghai Circus, a contemporary performance enhanced by powerful and enchanting choreography, lighting, scenery and music, will perform in concert in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The presentation of Chinese circus acts dates back to the harvest festivals of 2000 years ago. Ticket prices range from $8 to $30 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 4

BYU's Orpheus Winds faculty wind quintet will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The group features April Clayton on flute, Geralyn Giovannetti on oboe, Jaren Hinckley on clarinet, Chris Smith on bassoon and Lawrence Lowe on French horn. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 5-6

BYU’s International Folk Dance Ensemble will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. The concert incorporates dances from more than a dozen nations, including Ukraine, Russia, Korea, Poland, Mexico and the United States. Tickets for this event are $10 and can be purchased online at coveycenter.org or by calling (801) 852-7007.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Legendary pianist Menahem Pressler will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. He will be joined by BYU faculty chamber artists Monte Belknap on the violin, Claudine Bigelow on the viola and Julie Bevan on the cello. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Guest artist Andrea Ridilla, professor of oboe and member of the Miami Wind Quintet, will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. She will be assisted by BYU faculty artists Jeffrey Shumway on the piano, Douglas Bush on the harpsichord, Geralyn Giovannetti on the oboe and Christian Smith on the bassoon. Admission is free.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Guest artist LaDonna Smith, with Christian Asplund and the BYU Group for Experimental Music, will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Smith has created a style of improvisation on violin and viola that is uniquely her own. This concert is part of her Composer-Performer series presented by the Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts and the BYU School of Music. Admission is free.

Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 11-13

BYU’s Young Ambassadors will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall under the direction of Randy Boothe. There will be a Saturday matinee performance at 2 p.m. The group combines contemporary music and dance for a fast-paced showcase of American musical theater. Tickets are $11, $10 or $8 with a student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Friday, Feb. 12

Lawrence Vincent, School of Music faculty member, will present a vocal performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. He will be joined by pianist Del Parkinson. Admission is free.

Saturday, Feb. 13

The American Piano Duo, composed of BYU faculty artist Jeffrey Shumway and guest artist Del Parkinson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

The BYU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Eric Hansen, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, at (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Wednesday to Saturday, Feb. 17-20

Top BYU student vocalists will perform a variety of works by well-known opera composers during an “Opera Scenes” concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Thursday to Saturday, Feb. 18-20

BYU’s Department of Dance, under the artistic direction of Shani Robinson, will present “Ballet in Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. A Saturday matinee performance is planned at 2:00 p.m. Tickets, costing $12, are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Friday, Feb. 19

BYU’s Classical 89 (KBYU-FM) will be screening “Safety Last,” with Harold Lloyd, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall during a Silent Movie Night. Mike Ohman, premier theater organist, will accompany the film. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a BYU or student ID. They are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 25

The BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus will perform in a combined concert in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a student ID and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Friday, Feb. 26

BYU’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform a combined concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall under the direction of Donald Peterson and Kirt Saville. For more information, contact Peterson at (801) 422-7275. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27

BYU’s School of Music will present its Music Dance Theatre Showcase in the Madsen Recital Hall. The showcase will feature two showings each night at 7 and 9 p.m. BYU’s Music Dance Theatre majors will perform a number of songs and dances. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Saturday, Feb. 27

BYU’s Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Kory Katseanes, will be performing Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The concert will be in the de Jong Concert Hall and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.

At the Museum of Art:

“The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU” tells the remarkable story of the development of the university art collection through the display of 150 of the outstanding works that have been acquired over the past century. This exhibition will be on view in the Marian Adelaide Morris Cannon Gallery on the museum’s main level through Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.

“Types and Shadows: Intimations of Divinity,” on view through March 13, encourages viewers to participate in the process of seeking out and finding meaning in the symbols, metaphors and veiled visual references that “point to” the divine mission of Jesus Christ. The exhibition is in the Warren and Alice Jones and Paul and Betty Boshard galleries on the museum’s lower level.

“Mirror, Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self” features 56 works of art by 32 local and international artists who trace the influences of rituals, facades, social media and the family on the formation of individual identity. Ultimately this exhibition examines what it means to be human beneath the veneers of identity we accumulate in society. This exhibition is on view in the Conway A. Ashton and Carl E. Jackman Gallery on the museum’s lower level through Saturday, May 8.

Free docent-led tours of the exhibitions can be scheduled with at least one week’s notice by calling the Museum Education Department at (801) 422-1140.

Admission to all exhibits is free. The Museum of Art is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

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