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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for March 2009

March Arts

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 through July 3, 2009.

— “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, 2009. 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, 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.

Wednesday, March 4 to Saturday, March 21

Jean Racine’s “Bérénice,” a new adaptation of the French neo-classical masterpiece, will have its first performances at Brigham Young University, playing nightly in the Margetts Arena Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. except Sundays and Mondays, with a matinee performance Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $11 with 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. Tickets for preview performances March 4-5 and the 2 p.m. matinee performance March 14 are $8. Due to seating and stage configuration, latecomers will not be admitted.

Thursday to Saturday, March 5-7

BYU Theatre Ballet will present two of their most popular works ever, “Romeo and Juliet” and “West Side Story,” at “Ballet in Concert” nightly at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, with a matinee performance Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. All tickets are $12 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.

Friday and Saturday, March 6-7

BYU’s award-winning, five-man vocal ensemble Vocal Point will perform at 7:30 p.m. at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. Visit www.coveycenter.org for tickets and more information.

Saturday, March 7

Violin Virtuosi, elite students of Indiana University String Academy, will appear in concert at 1 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Admission is free, and tickets are not required.

Wednesday, March 11

The classical music family sensation The 5 Browns will visit BYU for one night only at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets 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.

Thursday, March 12

The BYU Honors String Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

Thursday to Saturday, March 12-14

BYU will again host the United States National Amateur Dancesport Championships at the Marriott Center. Single-day tickets range in price from $8-$16. Three-day ticket packages range in price from $23-$37. Tickets can be purchased online at www.byutickets.com, by phone at (801) 422-BYU1 or (800) 322-BYU1 or in person at the Marriott Center ticket office.

Friday, March 13

The BYU Honors Brass Quintet will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

Friday and Saturday, March 13-14

The 360 voices of Brigham Young University’s Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will join forces for an evening of sacred and secular choral music 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 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.

Students of BYU’s award-winning Department of Dance will present “Ballet Showcase” at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. Tickets are $6 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.

Saturday, March 14

Faculty artist and professor of guitar Lawrence Green will appear in recital at 2:15 p.m. in the BYU Museum of Art. The recital is free, and the public is welcome.

Tuesday, March 17

BYU’s Group for New Music will perform a program of original music at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

Wednesday, March 18

Under the direction of Eric Hansen, BYU’s Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. All tickets are $6 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.

Wednesday, March 18 to Friday, April 3

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” directed by Barta Heiner will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, with matinee performances Saturday, March 21, and Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are $15, or $11 with 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. Tickets for preview performances March 18-19 and matinee performances are $8.

Thursday, March 19

BYU’s Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Ammons, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. All tickets are $6 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.

BYU’s best songwriters will be featured at a Songwriters Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

Friday, March 20

BYU Concert Choir will perform an evening of sacred and secular choral music 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 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 Woodwind Chamber Night will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

Friday and Saturday, March 20-21

BYU’s danceEnsemble will perform an evening of modern dance at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m., in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. All tickets are $6 and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322, in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office or at the door.

Saturday, March 21

Faculty artist and professor of organ Douglas Bush will appear in recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The recital is free, and the public is welcome.

BYU Singers, under the direction of Ronald Staheli, will perform a 25th anniversary reunion concert, Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $11, or $8 with 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.

Tuesday, March 24

Parsons Dance, an innovative, athletic modern dance troupe, 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-$27, or $8-$20 with 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 Invitational Songwriters Showcase will feature BYU’s best songwriting talent at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

Wednesday, March 25

The Folk Music Ensemble will showcase its signature brand of American Cajun, bluegrass and folk music in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. All tickets are $6 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.

Orpheus Winds, BYU’s faculty wind ensemble, will appear in recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 26

BYU’s Living Legends will perform “Seasons,” their signature display of Polynesian, Latin American and Native American music and dance at 7:20 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $11, or $8 with 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 Cello Studio Ensemble will appear in recital Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 27

The 100-piece BYU Philharmonic Orchestra 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 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.

Friday and Saturday, March 27-28

BYU’s Department of Dance will present the Senior Dance Showcase in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre Friday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased online at www.byuarts.com, by phone at (801) 422-4322, in person at the Harris Fine Arts Center Ticket Office or at the door.

Saturday, March 28

The University Orchestra and University Strings will appear in concert 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The concert is free, and the public is welcome.

The BYU School of Music Harp Ensemble will appear in recital at 3 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. The recital is free, and the public is welcome.

Tuesday, March 31

After making its Carnegie Hall debut last year, BYU’s Chamber Orchestra will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $11, or $8 with 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.

Writer: Brady Toone

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