Friday, May 2
The fifth annual Deseret Chamber Music Series will open with a performance by the Deseret Piano Trio at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Faculty artists Monte Belknap, violin; Julie Bevan, cello; and Jeffrey Shumway, piano, will perform the Trio in D Minor, op. 120 by Gabriel Fauré and the Trio in B-flat Major, op. 97, “Archduke” by Ludwig van Beethoven. Admission is free.
Friday, May 9
BYU School of Music faculty artist Marilyn Smith will perform a vocal recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.
Friday, May 16
The Deseret Chamber Music Series will continue with a concert of Spanish Vihuela music at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Faculty performing group Orpheus Winds will perform “Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas” by Manuel de Falla and “Aires Tropicales” by Paquito D’Rivera as well as the Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor, op. 30, no. 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Admission is free.
Friday, May 23
The Deseret Chamber Music Series will conclude with a night of the music of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. LeeAnn Morgan, violin; Scott Holden, piano; April Clayton, flute; Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Jaren Hinckley, clarinet; Monte Belknap, violin; Claudine Bigelow, viola; and Eric Hansen, double bass, will perform. Admission is free.
Wednesday, May 28, through Saturday, June 14
The Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present “Esperanza Rising,” a play adapted from the book by Pam Munoz Ryan about a young Mexican immigrant’s struggle to adjust to life in the United States during the Depression. Directed by Eric Samuelsen, it will be seen in the Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center. Dress rehearsals will be May 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. and matinee performances will be June 5, 13 and 14 at 2 p.m. Regular evening performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. starting Friday, May 30, and running through Friday, June 13. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are $15, or $9 on weeknights and $10 on weekends with a BYU or student ID and for children two years of age and older. Tickets are $6 for all seats at dress rehearsals and matinee performances. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.
Writer: Marissa Ballantyne