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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for February 2014

Tickets for all events are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-2981, byuarts.com/tickets.

4 – 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.

6-8 – China’s Golden Dragon Acrobats will visit BYU with “Cirque Zíva,” a technically innovative show featuring a large athletic cast and spectacular scenic and lighting elements, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m.  With superb artistic merit, high production values and a solid commitment to cultural exchange, “Cirque Zíva” demonstrates why the Golden Dragon Acrobats have been recognized as the preeminent Chinese acrobatic company touring the United States. Filled with contemporary music, impressive acrobatics, theatrical enhancements and Chinese traditional dance, “Cirque Zíva” promises to thrill the young and the young at heart.

8 – BYU faculty pianist Jeffrey Shumway will perform with guest artist Del Parkinson from Boise State University as the American Piano Duo at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

11 –The Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Voices will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Jazz Ensemble is BYU’s Synthesis-in-training band. They provide a tremendous training situation for up-and-coming jazz musicians, performing locally and regionally.

13 – Pianist Marc-André Hamelin will join the BYU Philharmonic, the BYU School of Music’s flagship orchestra, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. This will be a special concert performance of Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 to inaugurate the school’s new Fazioli grand piano.  Hamelin’s unique blend of musicianship and virtuosity brings forth interpretations remarkable for their freedom, originality and prodigious mastery of the piano’s resources.

13-15 – Dance in Concert featuring BYU’s Contemporary Dance Theatre will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m.

14 – The BYU Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The finest woodwind, brass and percussion players at BYU play in the Wind Symphony and have received national recognition for their performances.

14 – The Invitational Songwriter Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

15 – The BYU Singers, under the direction of Ronald Staheli, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

19-22 – Selections from favorite operas will be presented by vocal performance students from the BYU School of Music at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

21-22 – Polynesian, Latin American and Native American music and dance will come alive in the Living Legends performance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

21-22 – BYU’s nationally recognized musical theatre program will present Broadway Revue (previously known as the Music/Dance/Theatre Showcase) at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre.

25 – The BYU Symphonic Band will perform under the direction of Kirt Saville at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

28 – John Lithgow, world-renowned actor, will present “Stories by Heart,” featuring works by P.G. Wodehouse and Ring Lardner, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Following his triumphant appearances at New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s National Theatre, the Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. Invoking memories of his grandmother and father before him, Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, interspersing his own story with two tales that were read aloud to him and his siblings when they were children – "Uncle Fred Flits By" by P.G. Wodehouse and "Haircut" by Ring Lardner.

28-March 1 - Faculty Dance Works will feature BYU’s talented faculty at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre.

All month at the Museum of Art:

  • “Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz” through May 10, 2014.
  • “Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Southwestern Art and Early Modernism, 1910-1960” through July 26, 2014.
  • “e.g. Monika Bravo: Landscape of Belief” through March 15, 2014.
  • “Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art.” through March 2018.
  • “Timothy O’Sullivan: The King Survey Photographs” through May 26, 2014.
  • “Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime” through June 14, 2014.
  • “michael whiting: 8-bit modern” through April 26, 2014.

Admission is free to all exhibitions. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Sunday. For more information, visit moa.byu.edu.

Writer: Brett Lee

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