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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for November 2010

Tuesday, Nov. 2

Acclaimed husband-and-wife piano duo Ning Lu and Jie Lu from the University of Utah will be performing a free concert in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. They will be performing Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos and a piece by George Gershwin.

Wednesday, Nov. 3

A Jazz Combo Night will be held in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The event is free.

Tuesday, Nov. 3-Saturday, Nov. 13

“Stage Door” will be featured at the Margetts Theatre through Nov. 13. The play, based on the 1937 popular film, depicts 16 aspiring actresses living in New York. They must overcome suitors, discouragement and the lure of Hollywood. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting  byuarts.com. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays.

Thursday, Nov. 4

BYU’s Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band will join with guest guitarist and banjo virtuoso Katie Cavera at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert is free.

Friday, Nov. 5

April Clayton, School of Music faculty flute artist, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert will be free.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6

The Brigham Young University Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus will be performing in joint concerts at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

The annual Ballet Showcase at Brigham Young University will take place Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5-6, in the Dance Production Theatre of the Richards Building. There will be nightly shows at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee show Saturday at 2 p.m. The showcase will feature performances by students and faculty from BYU’s Department of Dance. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

The celebrated BYU Cougar Marching Band will be performing in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.  The band, consisting of 225 members, is under the direction of Fred McInnis. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

BYU faculty artist Christian Smith will be performing in a free bassoon concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

The Student Composers Showcase will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The event is free.

Wednesday, Nov. 10-Saturday, Dec. 4

William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed in the Pardoe Theatre Nov. 10-Dec. 4. This classic love story examines the destructive effects of anger and revenge across the generations. Tickets, including reduced-price previews and matinees, are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays.

Thursday, Nov. 11

BYU’s Folk Music Ensemble will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

BYU’s Jazz Ensemble will join with Vocal Point in a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The groups are under the direction of Mark Ammons and Buck Mangum. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

Friday, Nov. 12-Saturday, May 7, 2011

A new exhibit in the BYU Museum of Art will be opening. The exhibit, “Carl Heinrich Bloch: The Master’s Hand,” will feature works by Bloch, a 19th-century Danish artist, whose paintings of Jesus Christ are often used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Admission is free, but registration for tickets is required at carlbloch.byu.edu.

RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, MARCH 4 Friday, Nov. 12

Hong-Mei Xiao, viola, will be the guest performer at the Annual Primrose Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Xiao has performed across the globe and is the winner of the Geneva International Music Competition. The concert is free.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12-13

The BYU Singers and Concert Choir will be performing in the de Jong Concert Hall. The groups are under the direction of Ronald Staheli and Rosalind Hall, respectively. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

The Department of Dance will be hosting the BYU Dancesport Championships in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. The annual competition showcases some of the best ballroom dancers at BYU and in the community. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

BYU’s dancEnsemble will feature contemporary dance works by students in the BYU Dance Department in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

Saturday, Nov. 13

A free trombone choir performance will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Synthesis, BYU’s premier jazz big band under the direction of Ray Smith, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Synthesis has been internationally recognized for its great jazz music. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

Guest artist Brian Stucki will perform a free vocal concert at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

BYU’s Philharmonic Orchestra will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. It is conducted by Kory Katseanes. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

A free clarinet studio recital will take place at 5:30 p.m. in 251 Tanner Building.

Thursday, Nov. 18

The Utah Symphony will be performing Bach’s Motet No. 3 and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 9. The performance will be in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets at $10-$17 are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

A saxophone chamber night will be featured at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The event is free.

Friday, Nov. 19

BYU’s percussion groups — Panoramic Steel, Percussion Ensemble and Gamelan Bintang Wahyu — will be performing at an Evening of Percussion at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

Vocal Point, BYU’s award-winning male a cappella ensemble, is celebrating its 20th year with a concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Covey Center for the Arts. Tickets are available through the center, (801) 852-7007, or by visiting coveycenter.org.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 19-20

A senior modern dance showcase will feature students from BYU’s Department of Dance in their final projects. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com.

Saturday, Nov. 20

BYU’s Group for Experimental Music will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The performance is free.

Tuesday, Nov. 30

BYU’s University Orchestra and University Strings will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or by visiting byuarts.com

A free woodwind chamber night will be held on the third floor of the University Parkway Center, located on the northeast corner of University Avenue and University Parkway, at 7:30 p.m.

All Month

The BYU Museum of Art has a number of exhibits on display throughout the month:

  • “Wide-Open Spaces: Capturing the Grandeur of the Southwest” includes a number of artists from the Western United States and explores how they capture the beautiful landscapes and people of the Southwest in art.
  • “James Tissot: The Life of Christ” features a number of religious paintings by Tissot, a French artist. The exhibit is part of a traveling tour from the Brooklyn Museum.
  • “e.g.” is an interactive art piece by Brian Knep that allows participants to walk through the art and watch it rebuild itself.
  • “Bill Owens: Suburbia” features images from the vast suburban expansion in the U.S. after WWII and explores the idea of the American dream.
  • “The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU” displays some of the 17,000 pieces the museum has collected throughout its 100 years of existence.
  • “American Dreams” displays prints, paintings, sculptures and photography that examine the ideas and visions of America.
  • A new exhibit will be opening Friday, Nov. 12. The exhibit, “Carl Heinrich Bloch: The Master’s Hand,” will continue until May 2011. The exhibit will feature works by Bloch, a 19th-century Danish artist, whose paintings of Jesus Christ are often used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Admission is free, but registration for tickets is required at carlbloch.byu.edu.

The MOA is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Sundays. For tours and additional information, visit  moa.byu.edu or call (801) 422-ARTS.

 

Writer: Brandon Garrett

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