Fine Arts Calendar for March 2012
Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center, (801) 422-4322, byuarts.com/tickets .
Thursday, March 1 — The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band will perform with the BYU Trombone Choir and guest artist Dan Barrett at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Conducted by Steve Call, the Dixieland-style showcase ensemble has performed at festivals and conferences throughout the United States.
Friday, March 2 — Guest artist Hilary Demske will give a piano recital at 9:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The event is free.
Friday and Saturday, March 2-3 — The Senior Dance Projects Showcase will feature the choreographic work of seniors graduating in dance. The work is the result of senior projects performed as a capstone experience for the students. The showcase will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio.
Friday and Saturday, March 2-3 — The Synthesis Jazz Festival Grand Concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
Saturday, March 3 — Michael Tree, violist and founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet, will be the guest artist at the Primrose Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
Tuesday, March 6 — The BYU Philharmonic will present an Evening of Concertos at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
Wednesday, March 7 — The Folk Music Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
Wednesday through Saturday, March 7‒10 — The U.S. National Amateur DanceSport Championships will take place in the Marriott Center. Tickets are available at the Marriott Center Ticket Office, byutickets.com .
Thursday, March 8 — Seventy Russian dancers, singers and musicians will perform in the Red Star Red Army Chorus and Dance Ensemble in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Directed and conducted by Nikolai Rabovsky, the ensemble will highlight Russian music, folk songs and dances.
Friday, March 9 — Women’s Choral Festival Concert will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
Friday and Saturday, March 9-10 — Conducted by Buck Mangu, Vocal Point, BYU’s premier nine-man a cappella ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. There will also be a matinee performance March 10 at 2 p.m. For ticket information, visit coveycenter.org .
Tuesday, March 13 — Guest artist Jeffrey Jacob will give a piano recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
March 14-30 — Set in 1940s America, William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labor’s Lost” will play in the Pardoe Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances will take place March 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. The play is set on the eve of WWII, where “King” and his GI sidekicks make an oath to avoid all diversions —including women — for three years. Unexpected loves arises when four ladies arrive on the scene. The performance will be directed by Stephanie Breinholt and will feature live big band music and a radio show with Shakespeare’s language as he wrote it.
Thursday, March 15 — Simon Shaheen, one of the most significant Arab musicians, performers and composers of his generation, will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. With his oud and violin, Shaheen has earned international acclaim. He reflects a legacy of Arabic music while forging new frontiers and embracing many different styles in the process.
Friday and Saturday, March 16-17 — The BYU Singers and Concert Choir will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall will conduct the groups.
Friday and Saturday, March 16-17 — The DancEnsemble will feature contemporary dance works created by students under the direction of Pam Musil at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 20 — Jazz musicians will present the Jazz Combo Night at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
Tuesday, March 20 — BYU’s University Orchestra and University Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong concert Hall.
Thursday, March 22 — Polynesian, Latin American and Native American music and dance will come alive in the Living Legends performance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
Friday, March 23 — Conducted by Rosalind Hall, the BYU Men’s Chorus will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
Friday and Saturday, March 23-24 – Students from the Department of Dance will present their final projects at the Senior Dance Projects Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. There will be a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m.
Saturday, March 24 — The Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will give a matinee performance at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Rosalind Hall and Jean Applonie will conduct the groups.
Saturday, March 24 — Vocal Point, the nine-man a cappella ensemble that received national attention last year on NBC's "The Sing Off," will perform a 60-minute Family Music Series concert at 11 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Vocal Point will replace the Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus that were originally planned for the March Family Music Series date. Tickets already issued will be honored; no exchange is necessary.
Tuesday, March 27 — Conducted by Kory Katseanes, the BYU Chamber Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. They will perform Mendelssohn’s “Fair Melusina Overture,” Asplund’s “How to Be Spring” and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.
Wednesday, March 28 — Talented songwriters will present at the Songwriter Showcase, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
Wednesday, March 28 — The BYU Symphony Orchestra will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Christian Smith, the concert repertoire is chosen from every period, and an emphasis is given on the classical period that provides the foundation of all symphonic playing.
Thursday, March 29 — The International Folk Dance Ensemble Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Provo’s Covey Center for the Arts. The International Folk Dance Ensemble is an emissary of the United States representing American dance tradition. They have performed at many of the prestigious folk dance festivals, and their repertoire includes more than 30 cultural representations. Tickets for this event will be available online at the Covey Center box office at www.coveycenter.org or by calling (801) 852-7007.
Thursday, March 29 — Jazz Voices will perform “On Fire” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
Thursday, March 29 — The BYU Symphonic Band will perform under the direction of Kirt Saville, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
Friday, March 30 — Jean Applonie will direct the Women’s Chorus at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
For more information, contact Kenneth Crossley at (801) 422-9348, or visit byuarts.com.
• “Beauty and Belief: Crossing Bridges with the Arts of Islamic Culture” through Sept. 29, 2012.
• "Fleeting Impressions: Prints by James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)" through April 7, 2012.
• "The Weir Family, 1820-1920: Expanding the Traditions of American Art" through May 19, 2012.
• "Wide Open Spaces: Capturing the Grandeur of the American Southwest" through March 10, 2012.
Admission to all exhibits is free. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and 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 .
Writer: Melissa Connor