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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for January 2009

BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for January 2009

At the BYU Museum of Art:

—“American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent Collection of American Art,” is an ongoing exhibition that examines artworks 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.

—“Windows on a Hidden World: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the BYU Collection,” will be featured from September 27, 2008 through January 17, 2009. The exhibition presents elegant prints made from intricately carved woodblocks during Japan’s two centuries of self-imposed isolation from 1639 to 1854. The prints include images of entertainers and actors, urban life and serene landscapes from the period when Japan was a mysterious, hidden kingdom.

—“Dan Steinhilber: Contemporary Art Exhibition” will be featured through May 16, 2009. Stenhilber creates sculptures and installations with familiar materials ranging from soda, Styrofoam peanuts, duck sauce packets and drycleaner hangers to electric blowers, disposable containers, garage door openers and plastic tubes. His artworks explore light, for, 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.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Darrell Babidge and Jennifer Welch-Babidge, acclaimed husband and wife duo and Brigham Young University School of Music faculty members, will appear in recital Thursday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harris Fine Arts Center Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Tuesday, Jan. 13; Thursday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 17

The Annual Young Artists of Voice Competition will feature vocal performance students from the BYU School of Music. Admission to preliminary rounds Tuesday, Jan. 13, and Thursday, Jan. 15, is free. Tickets are required for the final round, Saturday, Jan. 17. Final round tickets are $6 and may be purchased online at byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Six piano performance students of the BYU School of Music will appear in the Piano Concerto Competition at 7 p.m. in the Harris Fine Arts Center Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 16-17

Bunraku Bay Puppet Troupe will perform traditional Japanese puppetry at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Pardoe Theater. Tickets are $11 or $6 with a BYU or student ID, and may be purchased online at byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. The performers will host a free workshop Friday, Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Pardoe Theater. For more information, visit bunraku.org.

Friday, Jan. 16

The Utah Symphony Chamber Orchestra will perform Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” under the direction of David Cho at 7:30 p.m. in the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Madsen Recital Hall. Utah Symphony Concertmaster Ralph Matson will also perform Handel’s Concerto grosso in B-flat Major, op. 3, No. 2. Tickets are $16 or $11 with a BYU or student ID and may be purchased online at byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Q’d Up, the BYU School of Music faculty jazz quintet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Madsen Recital Hall. Group members include Ray Smith on woodwinds, Steve Lindeman on keyboards, Ron Brough on percussion, Jay Lawrence on percussion, and Matt Larson on bass. The evening’s program will include original material by Lawrence and Lindeman. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Jan. 21 to Saturday, Jan. 31

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will run, excluding Sundays and Mondays, at the Harris Fine Arts Center’s de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $21 or $16 with a BYU or student ID and may be purchased online at byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 22-24

The BYU Experimental Theater Company will present “Rabbit Hole,” winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for drama, at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Margetts Theater. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased online at byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

The Army Ground Forces Woodwind Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free. For more information about the performers, visit www.forscom.army.mil/band.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Guest artist Michelle Stebleton will appear in recital Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Fine Arts Center Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Thursday, Jan. 29

The Deseret Piano Trio, featuring BYU School of Music professors Jeffrey Shumway, Monte Belknap and Julie Bevan, will perform an all-Schubert program at 7:30 p.m. in the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Madsen Recital Hall. The trio will be joined by faculty artist Claudine Bigelow. Admission is free.

Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 29-31

The Dancers’ Company, under the direction of Pat Debenham, will present Dance in Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Pardoe Theater. The performance, titled “In Motion,” will honor the life of the late Dee R. Winterton, founder of The Dancers’ Company. Tickets may be purchased online at byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office.

Friday, Jan. 30

A recital featuring original compositions by BYU School of Music faculty member Christian Asplund will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Harris Fine Arts Center’s Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 30-31

The BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s chorus will present Winter Choirfest at the Provo Tabernacle. Tickets may be purchased online at byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322 or in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Writer: Brady Toone

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