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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for March 2010

Tuesday, March 2

As part of the BYU Jazz Festival, BYU’s Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band under the direction of Steve Call will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

BYU School of Music faculty member Eric Hansen will perform a varied program of traditional and new bass music at 7:30 p.m. in the Maeser Building Lecture Hall. Peter Askim's "Islands" will be a Utah premiere, and Andrew Kohn's "Two Bits" will be a world premiere. Accompanied by faculty pianist Jeff Shumway, Hansen’s performance will have something for all tastes. Admission is free.

Wednesday, March 3

As part of the BYU Jazz Festival, Jazz Voices, BYU’s vocal jazz group, will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is conducted by Katie Williams. Tickets are $6 and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Wednesday through Saturday, March 3-20

Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding,” a tragic masterpiece considered to be the greatest Spanish play of the 20th century, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre. A Saturday matinee will also be shown March 13 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. The play explores themes of family, honor and death. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 orarts.byu.edu.

Thursday, March 4

The Turtle Island Quartet, a jazz string quartet formed in 1985, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The group fuses the classical quartet esthetic with contemporary American musical styles. The group is also the winner of two Grammy awards for Best Classical Crossover Album. Tickets are $13, $10 or $8 and are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Friday, March 5

Composer-pianist Keith Kirchoff will present a program of electro-acoustic music for the piano at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. He will be accompanied by BYU faculty member Steve Ricks. The program also features a duet for piano and “Nintendo Wii” by Roberto Morales, the wildly virtuosic “Rip” by Allen Strange and Kirchoff’s own “The Adventures of Norby.” This recital is designed for all listeners and will be presented in a casual lecture/recital format. Admission is free.

Friday and Saturday, March 5-6

The BYU Jazz Festival Grand Concert will feature BYU’s top jazz ensemble Synthesis with guest artist Don Menza at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $11, or $6 with a BYU or student ID, and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

BYU’s award-winning male a cappella group Vocal Point will be performing at 7:30 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts. Vocal Point’s varied repertoire includes rock, pop, country, jazz and R&B. Tickets are available through the Covey Center Ticket Office at 425 W. Center Street in Provo, online at coveycenter.org or by calling (801) 852-7007.

Saturday, March 6

Sabrina Thatcher, principal violist of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, will present a viola recital at the BYU School of Music’s annual William Primrose Memorial Concert. Admission is free.

Tuesday, March 9

BYU’s Group for New Music, an avant-garde music ensemble, will feature a wide and engaging variety of recently composed music performed by BYU students and faculty. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

BYU’s Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Mark Ammons will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 10

BYU’s Folk Music Ensemble directed by Mark Geslison will be playing traditional American, Cajun, bluegrass and country western music. The group features banjo, guitar, mandolin and fiddle solos and performs musical favorites from the 19th and 20th centuries. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased by contacting the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or by visiting arts.byu.edu.

Thursday through Saturday, March 11-13

BYU will host the U.S. Dancesport Championships in ballroom dance. For a complete competition schedule and ticket pricing, go to byudancesport/nationals.com. For tickets, contact the BYU Marriott Center at (801) 422-BYU1 or (800) 322-BYU1 or go to byutickets.com.

Friday, March 12

Imani Winds, the Grammy-nominated wind quintet, will be performing in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The group is famous for its bridging of European, American, African and Latin American traditions while elevating the traditional expectations of a wind quintet. Tickets are $11, $10 or $6 with a student ID and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Friday and Saturday, March 12-13

BYU’s dancEnsemble, a modern dance ensemble comprised of students from the Department of Dance, will be performing at the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building, at 7:30 p.m. A Saturday matinee performance is planned for Saturday, March 13, at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Saturday, March 13

The BYU Women’s Chorus under the direction of Jean Applonie will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Scott Holden, BYU School of Music faculty artist, will present a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Tuesday, March 16

An “Evening of Concertos,” featuring student soloists from the School of Music performing with the BYU Philharmonic, will be held in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is conducted by Kory Katseanes. Tickets are $11, $10 or $8 with a student ID and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Wednesday, March 17-31

William Shakespeare’s classic “As You Like It,” a pastoral comedy based upon the romantic complications of Orlando and Rosalind, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. Two Saturday matinee performances will be held March 20 and 27 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu. Reduced-price tickets are available for dress rehearsals and matinees.

Friday and Saturday, March 19-20

The BYU Men’s Chorus conducted by Rosalind Hall will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, at (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. Founded in 1958 by Ralph Woodward, the BYU Men’s Chorus performs a repertoire for men’s voices from all time periods, as well as folksongs, spirituals and novelty pieces.

BYU’s Ballet Showcase Company will present a collection of choreography ranging from the classical pas de deux to contemporary styles during two evenings of dance at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. A Saturday matinee performance is available at 2 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Saturday, March 20

Douglas E. Bush, BYU School of Music faculty artist, will present an organ performance celebrating J.S. Bach's birthday at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

Tuesday, March 23

The BYU School of Music will host a Jazz Combo Night in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.

“Calo Flamenco,” a professional flamenco repertory company based out of Phoenix, Ariz., will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Founded in 2003 by artistic director Martín Gaxiola, the group is one of the largest professional flamenco ensembles in the United States. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Thursday, March 25

Living Legends, a BYU performing group celebrating the Polynesian, Native American and Latin American cultures, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Friday through Wednesday, March 26-31

“Casey at the Bat,” a workshop presentation of a new musical by Tom Child and Gordon Goodwin, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre, with a matinee performance Saturday, March 27, at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. The play will be directed by Tim Threlfall. Tickets are $6 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Friday and Saturday, March 26-27

BYU’s Department of Dance will present a “Senior Dance Showcase” in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building, at 7:30 p.m, with a matinee performance March 27 at 2 p.m. The showcase will feature seniors graduating in dance who will present pieces they choreographed, directed or performed. For ticket information, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit arts.byu.edu.

Conductors Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall will lead the annual winter BYU Singers and Concert Choir performance in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m, with a matinee performance Saturday at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Tuesday, March 30

BYU’s School of Music will present a concert by the University Orchestra and University Strings at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The concert is free.

Wednesday, March 31

The Invitational Songwriter Showcase will feature new compositions in a free concert in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m.

The BYU Symphonic Band conducted by Kirt Saville will perform in a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.

Writer: Ricardo Castro

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