The February 2012 Brigham Young University arts calendar features plays, recitals and concerts with talented guests, as well as BYU faculty and student artists.
Different ticket options are available and can be viewed at byuarts.com. A calendar of events is also available at byuarts.com/calendar. Individual event tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at byuarts.com/tickets.
1 – The BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will perform at the Winter Choirfest at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
2 – Orpheus Winds, BYU’s renowned faculty quintet, will have its winter semester performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
3‒4 – Selected from the finest acrobatic schools in China, the Peking Acrobats will juggle and tumble to transform this ancient athletic discipline into a show for all ages in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. There will also be a matinee Saturday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m.
8 – A BYU student ensemble will perform instrumental music during the free Trumpet Chamber Night at 7:30 p.m. in the University Parkway Center on the northeast corner of University Parkway and University Avenue in Provo.
9‒11 – The BYU Theatre Ballet will present “The Snow Queen” during Ballet in Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m.
10 – The Invitational Songwriter Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
10‒11 – Polynesian, Latin American and Native American music and dance will come alive with the Living Legends concerts at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Performed by talented descendants of the cultures portrayed, Living Legends weaves together traditional and contemporary music and is a tribute to the ancient cultures of the Americas and the Pacific.
14 – Guest artists the New York Piano Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
15 – The BYU Wind Symphony, conducted by Donald Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The finest woodwind, brass and percussion players at BYU perform with the Wind Symphony and have received national recognition for their performances. Tickets go on sale Jan. 17.
17 – The BYU Combined Choirs, featuring the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
17 – This year’s Children’s Danceworks concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in 169 Richards Building. This concert consists entirely of original choreography by students ages 6-18 enrolled in the BYU Children’s and Teen’s Creative Dance Program. See byuarts.com for updated ticket information.
17‒18 – BYU’s nationally recognized musical-theatre program will present the Music Dance Theatre Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale Jan. 17.
18 – The BYU Philharmonic will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance at 11 a.m. Conducted by Kory Katseanes, BYU’s premier orchestra will play Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” and Richard Strauss’ “Ein Heldenleben.”
18 – Guest artist John Milbauer will give a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
22 – Conducted by Christian Smith, the Symphony Orchestra will play an Evening of Concertos featuring top student instrumentalists at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Their concert repertoire is chosen from every period and an emphasis is given on the classical period, which provides the foundation of all symphonic playing.
22‒25 – The BYU School of Music will present Selections from Favorite Operas at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
23‒25 – BYU’s athletic spirit squad will perform during the Cougarettes in Concert at 7:30 p.m. at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. There will be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at coveycenter.org.
24 – Conducted by Kirt Saville, the Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
24‒25 – The Faculty Choreography Showcase will feature works by BYU’s talented dance faculty at 7:30 p.m. in 169 Richards Building, the Dance Studio Theatre.
28 – America’s foremost radio theatre, L.A. Theatre Works, will present “The Rivalry,” depicting the Abraham Lincoln-Stephen Douglas debates for the Senate seat of Illinois in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Norman Corwin’s depiction of the Lincoln-Douglas debates uses dialogue from the original debate transcripts to present the fierce competition between the future President and the Senator as they tackled the day’s most controversial issues — slavery and the American concept of freedom.
28- Guest artist Norman Krieger will give a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
29- BYU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Voice will perform at the Essentially Ellington Regional Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
29‒March 10 – “Little Eyolf” by Henrik Ibsen directed by Barta Heiner will play in Margetts Theatre. Matinees will take place March 3 and 10 at 2 p.m. The story tells of a tragedy that divides a Norwegian family after the appearance of a mysterious visitor. The play emphasizes the terrible consequences of poor decisions, the power of strength and the importance of family. Recommended for ages 12 and above.
All month at the Museum of Art:
• "Fleeting Impressions: Prints by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)" through April 7, 2012.
• "The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art" through May 19, 2012.
• "Wide Open Spaces: Capturing the Grandeur of the American Southwest" through March 10, 2012.
Admission to all exhibits is free. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday. For more information, visit moa.byu.edu.
Writer: Melissa Connor