BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for January 2006
At the Museum of Art:
The BYU Museum of Art offers a Monday night program centered on the signature work in its collection. This 40-minute program, titled “The Healing Hand: A Family Presentation on Carl Bloch’s ‘Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda,’” will be held the first Monday evening of each month at 7 and 8 p.m.
The exhibition “Juan Rulfo’s Mexico: Photographs of Heritage and Identity” will begin Jan. 19 and continue on display until May 29. Internationally renowned for his literary production, Juan Rulfo is one of the most esteemed Latin American authors of the 20th century. Rulfo’s photographs, like his writing, explore the cultural identity of the Hispanic people and illustrate their common heritage.
The exhibit “Nostalgia and Technology: Embracing the ‘New’ through Art and Design” will continue on display until May 13. The exhibition explores the role of art as a mediator in society’s acceptance and use of new technologies in the home.
The exhibit “Adam’s Dream: The Photographs of Rodney Smith” will continue on display through Jan. 16 in the Conway A. Ashton and Carl E. Jackman Gallery on the museum’s second floor. The exhibit consists of 69 black-and-white gelatin silver prints drawn from all phases of Smith’s career, with an emphasis on his commercial work during the 1990s.
Admission is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 422-ARTS.
Thursday, Jan. 12
Tenor Lawrence Vincent will perform a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The recital will include four new song cycles about Joseph Smith that Vincent premiered on Dec. 23, the prophet’s birthday. Admission is free.
Saturday, Jan. 14
Faculty artist April Clayton will perform a flute recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
BYU's Q’d up Jazz Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The faculty quintet includes Ray Smith on reeds, Ron Brough on percussion, Steve Lindeman on keyboards, Jay Lawrence on percussion and Matt Larson on bass. Admission is free.
Thursday, Jan. 19
Guest artist David Vining will perform a trombone recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Maeser Building Auditorium. Admission is free.
Friday, Jan. 20
Mezzo-soprano Ruth Christensen will present a faculty voice recital at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Tuesday, Jan. 24
BYU's annual Young Artists of Voice Competition will be held Tuesday and Saturday, Jan. 24 and 28, at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday, Jan. 26, at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” will be performed Jan. 25-Feb. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida is torn between her duty to her people and her love for the captain of the Egyptian guard, Radames. From a contemporary museum to the opulent halls of ancient Egypt, this Tony Award-winning musical explores the “Elaborate Lives” of two extraordinary characters. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.
Thursday, Jan. 26
The Brigham Young University Department of Dance will present “Dance in Concert” directed by Rebecca Phillips and featuring Dancers’ Company, BYU’s top modern dance ensemble, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit cfac.byu.edu/pe/.
Tuesday, Jan. 31
Special guest artists Nova Chamber Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Writer: Angela Fischer