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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for Februrary 2009

At the BYU Museum of Art:

—“Visions of the Southwest: From the Diane and Sam Stewart Art Collection” portrays the colorful people and dramatic, unspoiled landscapes of the American Southwest. The exhibit runs Feb. 12 through July 3.

—“American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent Collection of American Art” is an ongoing exhibition that examines artwork created by 18th, 19th and 20th century American artists as ideas or visions of America. This expanded exhibition of the museum's permanent American art collection is presented on both levels of the museum and includes prints, sculpture, photography and painting.

—“Dan Steinhilber: Contemporary Art Exhibition” will be featured through May 16. Steinhilber creates sculptures and installations with familiar materials ranging from soda bottles, Styrofoam peanuts, duck sauce packets and drycleaner hangers to electric blowers, disposable containers, garage door openers and plastic tubes. His artwork explores light, in social tensions and everyday experience.

Admission to all exhibits is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, visit arts.byu.edu.

Tuesday, Feb. 3 through Saturday, Feb. 14

BYU’s Young Company will present “Go, Dog. Go!” a rollicking, fun-filled Theatre for Young Audiences production Tuesday, Feb. 3, through Saturday, Feb. 14, except Sunday and Monday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre at the Harris Fine Arts Center. A matinee performance will be Saturday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11, or $7 with a BYU or student ID, and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. The show lasts one hour, and children 2 years of age and older are welcome.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

In celebration of the 200th birthday of Felix Mendelssohn, the Brigham Young University School of Music is hosting a marathon celebration concert featuring BYU piano students and guest artists performing all 49 of Mendelssohn’s “Songs Without Words” from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free, and tickets are not required.

Thursday, Feb. 5

The Royal Ballet School, the United Kingdom’s leading vocational dance institution, will visit BYU for a special performance in the Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Guest artist Ning Liu, associate professor of piano at the University of Utah and a graduate of the Central Conservatory of Music at Bejing, will perform an all-Brahms recital assisted by Jie Lu, piano, Kelly Parkinson, violin, and Laurence Lowe, horn, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The performance is free, and tickets are not required.

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 5-7

BYU’s popular Young Ambassadors will present “The New Music Makers” in the Harris Fine Arts Center de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 7, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 or $7 with a BYU or student ID and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Saturday, Feb. 7

The American Piano Duo, composed of faculty artist Jeffrey Shumway and guest artist Del Parkinson, will perform works by Dave Brubeck, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin in recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The performance is free, and tickets are not required.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Kory Katseanes, will perform Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun” and Georg Druschetzky’s Concerto for Oboe and Tympani with faculty artists Geralyn Giovannetti and Ronald Brough at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Jennifer Larmore, the most recorded mezzo soprano of all time, will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets range in price from $15 to $25, or $8 to $18 with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. Larmore will present a free master class Thursday, Feb. 12, at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The public is welcome.

Associate professor of clarinet Jaren Hinckley will present “Brazen Theft!” featuring music originally written for flute, oboe, saxophone, violin, viola and bass at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Hinckley will be assisted by pianists Jayne Galloway and Vince Humphries. The recital is free, and tickets are not required.

Thursday, Feb. 12

Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Jennifer Larmore will present a free master class at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The public is welcome.

Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band, with guest artist Bryan Shaw, will perform as part of the BYU Jazz Festival at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. All tickets are $6 and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Thursday and Friday, Feb. 12-13

The Music Dance Theatre Showcase, featuring BYU’s top musical theatre talent, will take place Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Friday at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in a new venue, the Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 13-14

BYU’s International Folk Dance Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.coveycenter.org, by phone at (801) 852-7007 or in person weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 425 W. Center St., Provo.

Grammy-nominated guitarist Anthony Wilson will join with Synthesis for the BYU Jazz Festival Grand Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $16, or $11 with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Wednesday through Saturday, Feb. 18-21

BYU’s top classical vocal talent will perform a variety of works by well-known composers during Opera Scenes at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. All tickets are $6 and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 19-21

The national champion Cougarettes will perform nightly at 7:30 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts. A matinee performance will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.coveycenter.org, by phone at (801) 852-7007 or in person weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 425 W. Center St., Provo.

Friday and Saturday, Feb. 20-21

Living Legends will bring their energetic style of dance to the de Jong Concert Hall stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Faculty artist and chair of BYU’s piano and organ studies, Scott Holden, will appear in recital, performing works by Haydn, J.S. Bach and others at 7:30 p.m. The performance is free, and tickets are not required.

The BYU Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Eric Hansen, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. All tickets are $6 and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Wednesday, Feb. 25

BYU’s Wind Symphony, under the direction of Donald Peterson, and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Kurt Saville, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Thursday, Feb. 26

Evening of Concertos will feature a diversity of works from a variety of time periods at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Guest pianist Barbara Nissman will present a piano master class Thursday, Feb. 26, at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The master class is free, and all are invited.

Friday, Feb. 27

Faculty artist Douglas E. Bush, professor of organ, will appear in recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The recital is free, and tickets are not required.

The annual Reid Nibley Scholarship Concert will feature internationally acclaimed pianist Barbara Nissman at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. She will also be featured in a free master class Friday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Saturday, Feb. 28

The annual William Primrose Memorial Concert will feature violist Donald Maurice and pianist Richard Mapp of the New Zealand School of Music at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Visit www.byuarts.com for more information.

Classical 89 will present a special screening of the 1920 silent film “The Mark of Zorro” with live theater organ accompaniment by Mike Ohman at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. Two-for-one admission is available with a KBYU Member Card. For more information, visit classical89.org.

Guest conductor Craig Jessop will join the BYU combined choirs for a concert at the Provo Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11, or $8 with BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Writer: Brady Toone

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