October 2004 Arts and Entertainment Calendar
All month at the Museum of Art:
A major new exhibition titled "Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World: Egypt, Greece, Rome" will run until June 4, 2005, at the BYU Museum of Art. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students and $18 for families of up to six people. Admission is free for children 5 years old and younger and BYU students and employees. The 204 works displayed in the exhibition span a period from predynastic times in Egypt, 6,000 years ago, to the Roman late imperial period, about 350 A.D. The exhibition is from the renowned collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Free exhibits now on display at the museum include:
-"150 Years of American Painting" is a collection of paintings by renowned artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Maynard Dixon, John Singer Sargent and many local Utah favorites including Mahonri Young. The exhibit will be displayed until June 2005.
-"Metaphorically Speaking: Contemporary Religious Art" is available through Jan. 8, 2005. The exhibit explores the use of visual symbols as parables and metaphors to open new levels of inquiry and understanding.
-"Christ Healing the Sick at Bethesda" by Carl Bloch, part of the museum's permanent collection, is on display in the main lobby area.
Every Monday night in the Museum of Art auditorium there will be storytelling for all ages. The Artful Tales program is free and offers two 35-minute presentations at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. The 7 p.m. presentation is geared toward families from the community and the 8 p.m. presentation is geared toward university students. The theme for the stories for this month is "Mummies, Monsters, and-Cats?" The goal of this program is to help people develop a better connection with and understanding of Greek beliefs.
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 378-ARTS.
Friday, Oct. 1
Julie Bevan Reed will perform the cello during a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Thursday, Oct. 7
Eric Hansen will give a faculty bass recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Thursday, Oct. 7
As part of the Museum of Fine Arts display there will be two lectures: "The Strict Standard of Truth: Greek Poets Respond to the Sculpture of Their Own Time" at 7 p.m. and "Archaeology, Artifact and Art: the Creation of Egyptian Museum Collections and their Use in Reconstructing History" at noon. Both lectures will be in the Museum of Art Auditorium. They are free and open to the public.
Saturday, Oct. 9
The modern music ensemble Group for New Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Thursday, Oct. 14
College of Fine Arts and Communications' honored alumni lecture at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The lecture will be given by Gary Dixon. Admission is free.
Thursday, Oct. 14 through Friday, Oct. 15
The 2004 Homecoming Spectacular, "Firm in the Fire," will be at 7:30 p.m. both nights in the Marriott Center. This year's show, using original music by Sam Cardon, will highlight, among other elements, the legacy of BYU honoree Edwin S. Hinckley, an early BYU educator and the namesake of the prestigious Hinckley Scholarship. Featuring the Young Ambassadors, the spectacular will also showcase other popular performing groups. For tickets call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.
Friday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 16
The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band directed by Steve Call will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Tickets are $9 with $3 off with student ID. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit www.byu.edu/hfac.
Wednesday, Oct. 20
Orpheus Wind Quintet, the BYU faculty woodwind quintet, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free
Friday, Oct. 22
The American Piano Duo will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Friday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 23, and Tuesday, Oct. 26, through Saturday, Oct. 30
The opera "La Bohème," with music by Giacomo Puccini and directed by Lawrence Vincent, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The opera centers on a poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher and their loves-a circle of Bohemian friends strong enough to survive anything. One of the most beloved operas of all time will transport you back to Paris in the early 1800s, where you will share romance, friendship and death. Tickets are $14 with $4 off with student or faculty ID. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 378-4322 or visit www.byu.edu/hfac.
Friday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 23
A BYU faculty dance showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.
Saturday, Oct. 23
The Italian Foreign Exchange Piano Concert will be held at 1 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Saturday, Oct. 23
Guest artist Richard Soule will perform a flute recital at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Wednesday, Oct. 27 through Saturday, Oct. 30
The 15th annual OcTUBAfest featuring a variety of campus and guest artists will be held at 7:30 p.m. every night in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Writer: Rebekah Hanson