The January 2013 Brigham Young University arts calendar features plays, recitals and concerts with talented guests as well as BYU faculty and student artists. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at byuarts.com/tickets.
8 – The School of Music presents an Evening of Piano Concertos at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
9 – Faculty artist Monte Belknap will present a violin performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
10- Juilliard School graduate and Yale University adjust professor Robert Mealy will present a guest artist violin concert at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
10 – Faculty artist and cellist Michelle Kesler will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
12 – Orpheus Winds, BYU’s renowned faculty quintet, will have its winter semester performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
15, 17 and 19 – BYU’s top vocal students perform in three rounds of competition at Young Artists of Voice. The preliminary rounds will be Jan. 15 and 17, with the final round held Jan. 19. All three rounds will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
16-Feb 2 – Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” will start off the winter semester theatre season in the de Jong Concert Hall with evening performances at 7:30 and Saturday matinees at 2 p.m. There are no performances Sundays or Mondays. Directed by Tim Threlfall and featuring Andrew Lloyd Webber’s lush, romantic melodies, Broadway’s longest-running musical evokes the passion and drama of love lost and love found in 19th century Paris. A masked figure lurks beneath the opera house, striking fear into the hearts of all who inhabit it. When his love for an innocent young soprano forces the girl to make an impossible choice, she sets in motion a series of events that will change their lives forever.
24 – The BYU School of Music presents Music from Argentina at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
26 – MOVED: Guest artist Michael McQuay’s performance has been moved to Feb. 23, 2013.
30 – The Q’d Up Faculty Jazz Quintet, featuring Ray Smith, reeds; Ron Brough, percussion; Steve Lindeman, Keyboards; Jay Lawrence, percussion and Eric Hansen, bass, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
31-Feb 2 – Dance in Concert presents “The Thing About Love,” featuring modren dance students from the Department of Dance at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m.
All month at the Museum of Art:
- “e.g.: Shin Kiwoun” through March 16, 2013.
- “michael whiting: 8-bit modern” through March 23, 2013.
- “People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest” through April 13, 2013.
- "Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami" through Feb. 18, 2013.
- “We Could Be Heroes: The Mythology of Monster and Heroes in Contemporary Art” through April 6, 2013.
- “Alex Webb: The Suffering of Light” through May 4, 2013.
Admission to all exhibits is free. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday. For more information, visit moa.byu.edu or call 801-422-ARTS.
For more information about the arts calendar, contact Kenneth Crossley at (801) 422-9348, or visit byuarts.com/calendar.
Writer: Preston Wittwer