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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for October 2008

All Month At the BYU Museum of Art:

“American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent Collection of American Art” is an ongoing exhibition that examines artworks created by 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century American artists as ideas or visions of America. This expanded exhibition of the Museum's permanent American art collection is presented on both levels of the Museum and includes prints, sculpture, photography and painting.

“Dismantling Geneva Steel: Photographs by Chris Dunker” will be featured through Nov. 1. The exhibition highlights photos of the former largest steel plant west of the Mississippi River.

“Turning Point: The Demise of Modernism and the Rebirth of Meaning in American Art,” will be featured through Jan. 3, 2009. The exhibition focuses on the period from 1960 to 1972 when the tenets of Modernist art collapsed under pressure from newer forms of artistic expression, forming the foundation of contemporary art seen today.

“Windows on a Hidden World: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the BYU Collection,” will be featured through Jan. 17, 2009. The exhibition presents elegant prints made from intricately carved woodblocks during Japan’s two centuries of self-imposed isolation from 1639 to 1854. The prints include images of entertainers and actors, urban life and serene landscapes from the period when Japan was a mysterious, hidden kingdom.

Admission to all exhibits is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, visit arts.byu.edu.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

BYU bands, symphonies and orchestras will present an Instrumental Showcase in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $6, and tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.

Thursday, Oct. 2

BYU’s School of Music presents a Jazz Showcase directed by Mark Ammons in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.

Nathan Jasinski, a cellist from Eastern Kentucky University, will present a cello master class at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

Mezzo-soprano Ruth Christensen will present a BYU School of Music faculty recital, accompanied by pianist Jared Oaks, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

Friday, Oct. 3

Sensational Asian acrobatics, balancing feats and martial arts will entertain in the “Shangri-la Chinese Acrobats” show at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $20-30, with $7 off with BYU or student ID and $3 off for senior citizens and BYU alumni. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

The award-winning Danish a cappella group baSix will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased by calling the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322or by visiting byuarts.com.

Thursday, Oct. 9

BYU’s Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band, a Dixieland-style showcase ensemble that has performed throughout the United States, will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Thursday, Oct. 9, and Friday, Oct. 10

The 2008 “BYU Homecoming Spectacular,” themed “Go The Distance,” will feature BYU student performing ensembles with special guest emcee LaVell Edwards in the Marriott Center at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call the Marriott Center Ticket Office at (801) 422-2981.

Friday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 21

Group for New Music, BYU's avant-garde ensemble, will present a concert in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Wednesday, Oct. 22, through Saturday, Oct. 25

The OcTUBAfest Concerts will take place each night in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit byuarts.com.

BYU Opera presents Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. There will be dress rehearsals on Oct. 18 and 21. Tickets are $20, or $16 on weeknights and $17 on weekends with a BYU or student ID. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.

Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25

BYU’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present “Final Cut 2008,” BYU’s annual student film festival, at 6 and 9 p.m. in the Wilkinson Student Center’s Varsity Theater. Admission will be $2. Tickets can be purchased in advance at a booth in the Wilkinson Student Center or at the door.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

BYU’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, conducted by Donald Peterson, will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $11, or $8 with a BYU or student ID. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322or visit byuarts.com.

Friday, Oct. 31, through Saturday, Nov. 15

BYU’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present “Dancing at Lughnasa,” a Tony Award-winning play that is based on childhood memories, at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. There will be a matinee on Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, or $10 weeknights and $11 weekends with a BYU or student ID. For dress rehearsals and matinees, all seats are $8. To purchase tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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