The November 2012 Brigham Young University arts calendar features plays, recitals and concerts with talented guests as well as BYU faculty and student artists. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or online at byuarts.com/tickets.
1 – The London-based chamber choir Tenebrae will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Founded and conducted by Nigel Short, a former member of the King’s Singers, Tenebrae presents a blend of the passion of a cathedral choir with the precision of a chamber ensemble. Utilizing movement and light to exploit the unique atmosphere of the venue, the carefully chosen singers enable the audience to experience the power and intimacy of the human voice at its very best.
1 – Guest artist John Gunter will join the Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band for a performance Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The concert is free.
2 – The BYU Wind Symphony, conducted by Donald Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The finest woodwind, brass and percussion players at BYU play with the Wind Symphony and have received national recognition for their performances.
2-3 – 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.
3 – Conducted by Christian Smith, the Symphony Orchestra will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Their concert repertoire is chosen from every period and an emphasis is given on the classical period which provides the foundation of all symphonic playing.
6 – The Jazz Ensemble conducted by Mark Ammons will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
7-8 – BYU’s Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus, conducted by Rosalind Hall and Jean Applonie, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Jong Concert Hall.
7-Dec 1 – “Holiday” went from a comedy in three acts to a beloved film starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn, and now it will return to the stage at BYU at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theatre. There are no performances Sundays or Mondays. The play tells the story of free-spirited Johnny Case, a young New York businessman with excellent financial prospects but poor social status, who finds himself engaged to the upstanding heiress Julia Seton. When Johnny’s plan to relax in his youth and work later in life is met with skepticism by the family’s banker patriarch, sparks fly in this sophisticated comedy of manners.
7 –The Jazz Combo Night will feature student ensembles from the School of Music at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen recital hall. This event is free.
8 – The Group for New Music: Student Edition will be held in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission to this event is free.
9 – The Folk Music Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
9 – Conductor Kory Katseanes will lead the BYU Philharmonic 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
9-10 – BYU’s Department of Dance presents the Ballet Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m.
9-10 – BYU’s annual ballroom competitive event, the BYU DanceSport Championships, will take place all day in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. Tickets for this event can be purchased at the Marriott Center Ticket office at byutickets.com.
10 – The Jazz Ensemble, conducted by Mark Ammons, will present a one-hour family matinee performance at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
10 – TIME CHANGE: The Percussion Ensemble, Panoramic Steel and the Gamelan Bintang Wahyu will perform at the Evening of Percussion at 4 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
13 – The Cougar Marching Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The band consists of 225 dedicated musicians from all over the United States and the world.
14 – BYU’s premier big band jazz ensemble Synthesis will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The jazz band has toured internationally and domestically. They also perform annually at national and international jazz festivals.
15 – The Utah Symphony will perform at 7:30 in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Thierry Fischer with violinist Hilary Hahn, the symphony will play Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”; the Adagio from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 in F-sharp major; and Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35.
15 – The musical Little Shop of Horrors will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre as a student directing project. The production will be an unconventional take on the show, with no props or puppets.
16 – Student ensembles will perform as part of Woodwind Chamber Night at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
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.
16-17 – dancEnsemble will feature contemporary dance works 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, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m.
16-17 – 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. For ticket information, visit coveycenter.org.
27 – BYU’s University Orchestra and University Strings will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
28 – Jazz Voices will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall under the direction of Alan Matthews.
29 – The Jazz Lab Band, a student ensemble, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This is a free event.
30 – The Songwriter Showcase will highlight student ensembles from the School of Music presenting new music at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
30-Dec. 1 – Christmas Around the World, BYU’s popular holiday display of folk dance and music, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriot Center. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. Using a cast of more than 200 talented dancers, singers and musicians in colorful costumes, different cultures unite to give the message of peace on earth and goodwill toward all. Tickets will be available online through the Marriott Center Ticket Office at byutickets.com.
30-Dec. 1 – The BYU Combined Choirs and BYU Philharmonic present the Celebration of Christmas, an annual event featuring the sounds of the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Dec. 1, at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale Oct. 29.
All month at the Museum of Art:
- “Hard Times: Maynard Dixon’s Paintings of the Great Depression.”
- “In the Shadows of Timpanogos: Photographs by John Telford” through Dec. 1, 2012.
- “michael whiting: 8-bit modern” through March 23, 2013.
- “Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture from the Victoria and Albert Museum” through Nov. 10, 2012.
- “People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest” through April 13, 2013.
- "Think Flat: The Art of Andy Warhol and Takashi Murakami" through Feb. 18, 2013.
Admission to all exhibits is free. Hours are Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday through 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 or call 801-422-ARTS.
For more information about the arts calendar, contact Kenneth Crossley at (801) 422-9348, or visit byuarts.com/calendar.
Writer: Preston Wittwer