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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for January 2011

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Tuesday, Jan. 4

Free Instrumental Music: BYU’s School of Music will present a concert featuring winners of the Utah Music Teachers Auditions (UMTA) Verina Chen and Joshua Wright at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Wednesday, Jan. 5

Free Instrumental Music: BYU’s School of Music will be offering free admission to a piano concert competition at 8 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Saturday, Jan. 8

Free Instrumental Music: BYU’s School of Music will honor the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible with a guitar recital by faculty artist Michael Hicks. His recital is titled “Jesusong: A Night of Old-Time Gospel and Christian Folk” and will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The performance is free and audience members are encouraged to bring their Bibles.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Dance Performance: BYU’s Department of Dance will present the musical, song and dance group “Voice of Africa” at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre in the Richards Building. Tickets cost $6 each and available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322, online at and at the door if still available. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, Jan. 11, Thursday, Jan. 13 and Saturday, Jan. 15

Free Vocal Performance: BYU’s School of Music will be holding its annual vocal performance competition, “Young Artists of Voice,” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 11, 13 and 15 in the Madsen Recital Hall. The free event will showcase many of BYU’s brightest young singers.

Wednesday, Jan. 12 – Thursday, April. 14

Adult Orchestra Classes: BYU’s School of Music and director Andrew Dabczynski are offering adults ages 40 and above who have never played before or who have been away from music an “entry point” into instrumental music education with adult orchestra classes. This education program serves as a laboratory teaching setting for BYU music education students and a vehicle for identifying and studying the ways music affects family life. Registration costs between $55 and $110 and participants are required to bring their own instrument and folding music stand. Sessions occur Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the LDS Oak Hills 7th Ward Building (Apple Chapel) at 1038 North 1200 East Provo, UT 84604. Visit or call (801) 422-9215 for more information.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Free Guest Artist Instrumental: BYU’s School of Music will present guest artist Jason Hardink at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Hardink is the principal keyboard artist for the Utah Symphony.

Friday, Jan. 14

Free Instrumental Music: BYU’s School of Music will present faculty artist Neil Thornock in an organ recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Wednesday, Jan. 19 – Saturday, Jan. 29

Musical Theatre: The fantastical adventure of the mischievous “Peter Pan” in Neverland will be performed by the Department of Theatre and Media Arts at 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday, Jan. 19, to Saturday, Jan. 29, in the de Jong Concert Hall at the HFAC. Tickets cost $21 each, with $6 off weeknights and $5 off weekends with a BYU or student ID; $2 off for senior citizens or BYU alumni; and $14 any night for children. A special ticket price will be available for families Tuesday, Jan. 25, for $15 for adults and $10 for children. A preview show and matinee show for $13 will be available Wednesday, Jan. 19, and Saturday, Jan. 29. The tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at and are also a part of the BYU Theatre and artsPASS season ticket packages.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

Free Instrumental Music: BYU’s School of Music will present Garrick Woods in a free recital of cello music at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall at the HFAC. Woods will play Bach’s Suite No. 4 in E-flat major on a period instrument. The program also features works by composers who were inspired, in part, by Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites.

Friday, Jan. 21

Chamber Music Concert: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center will perform “Beethoven’s Legacy” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall at HFAC. This New York City-based group has received international acclaim as the world’s most exciting new venue for chamber music. During their performance, they will be playing Beethoven’s String Trio in D major, Brahms’ Piano Quartet in G minor and Jalbert’s Piano Trio. Tickets are $17 for the general public, $14 for BYU alumni and senior citizens and $10 for BYU students and employees. The event is also available in the BYU Performing Arts Series and artsPASS ticket packages. Purchase through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at Visit for more information about the society.

Friday, Jan. 21

Free Instrumental Music: BYU’s School of Music will present guest artist Rex Surany in a bass performance at 6 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre.

Tuesday, Jan. 25

Free Instrumental Music: BYU’s School of Music will present the faculty Sonolumina Ensemble in a performance of music for clarinet and strings at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Thursday, Jan. 27

Free Contemporary Music Concert: BYU’s School of Music will present an evening of new music in “Utah Crosstalk” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Crosstalk features electronic music at the cutting edge, created and performed by BYU and University of Utah student and faculty composers.

Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 27-29

Dance in Concert: BYU’s Department of Dance is showcasing Contemporary Dance Theatre (formerly the Dancers’ Company) in a performance called “NOW” at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. A matinee show will also be held Saturday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. “NOW” is a driving and emotional evening of dance that features Bebe Miller’s ”Prey,” a choreographic work that touches the spirit, the soul, and the heart. Tickets cost $12 and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at

Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28-29

Choral Concert Suspended: The School of Music’s combined choral concert, “Winter ChoirFest” listed on the 2010-2011 arts calendar, has been temporarily suspended until further notice due to the fire in the historic Provo Tabernacle. The chorale performance, featuring the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will be put on hold until a new venue can be arranged. Check back at for updates and future ticket availability.

 All Month

Free Art Exhibit at the Lee Library: BYU alumni Jacqui and Lance Larsen are displaying their “Animal Brilliance” art exhibit together through Friday, Feb. 11 at the first floor exhibition space in the Harold B. Lee Library. Jacqui graduated with an MFA degree in art and uses text, patterns and images to create her colorful whimsical art. Lance is a published poet and teaches in the English Department at BYU. Together, their exhibit explores “animals as messengers, avatars, rescuers, wild cousins, doppelgangers, [and] joint stewards of this wobbly planet.” Visit for more details.

Free Art Exhibits at the MOA: BYU’s Museum of Art has a number of free exhibits on display throughout the month:

  • “Wide-Open Spaces: Capturing the Grandeur of the Southwest” includes a number of artists from the Western United States and explores how they capture the beautiful landscapes and people of the Southwest in art.
  • “James Tissot: The Life of Christ” features a number of religious paintings by Tissot, a French artist. The exhibit is part of a traveling tour from the Brooklyn Museum.
  • “e.g.” is an interactive art piece by Brian Knep that allows participants to walk through the art and watch it rebuild itself.
  • “Bill Owens: Suburbia” features images from the vast suburban expansion in the U.S. after WWII and explores the idea of the American dream.
  • “As the Rose: Sculptures by Adam Bateman” is a collection of sculptures created from sprinkler components. The sculptures explore the history of Utahns and the desert landscape.
  • “American Dreams” displays prints, paintings, sculptures and photography that examine the ideas and visions of America.
  • The exhibit, “Carl Heinrich Bloch: The Master’s Hand,” will continue until May 2011. The exhibit will feature works by Bloch, a 19th-century Danish artist, whose paintings of Jesus Christ are often used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Admission is free, but registration for tickets for this exhibit is required at

The MOA is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays. For tours and additional information, visit or call (801) 422-ARTS.

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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