The United States Coast Guard Band Saxophone Quartet will be performing at BYU at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. The quartet is comprised of members of the saxophone section of the U.S. Coast Guard Band. Admission is free.
The “Instrumental Showcase” will feature the BYU Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Percussion Ensemble and Wind Symphony at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.
A group of faculty chamber artists will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Jeffrey Shumway will be featured on piano, Julie Bevan on cello and Jaren Hinckley on clarinet. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.
Guest artists from Theatre Mitu will present Arthur Miller’s classic American drama “Death of a Salesman” utilizing ancient Japanese Bunraku puppetry techniques mixed with contemporary theatrical storytelling methods. The presentation will be in the Pardoe Theatre at 7:30 p.m. with another showing Oct. 10 at 2 p.m. Individual tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.
The Third Annual BYU Exhibition and Art Sale will take place at the B.F. Larsen Gallery in the Harris Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. All proceeds will go to benefit the Provo Food Bank.
Director Steve Call will conduct BYU’s Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. This event is free.
Guest artists Rebecca Henderson and Frank Morelli will be performing in Brigham Young University’s Madsen Recital Hall Friday, Oct. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Henderson is a teacher of oboe performance at the University of Texas–Austin and a former oboist with the National Symphony Orchestra. Morelli has played the bassoon with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and NYC Opera. He is a professor at Juilliard, Yale and the Manhattan School of Music.
Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann,” based on three short stories by E.T.A. Hoffmann, will be presented. Directed by Lawrence Vincent, it will feature top student vocalists and the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7 p.m. The story depicts Hoffmann’s tales of lost love and inspiration found on his magical journey of romantic adventures in search of true love. It will be performed in French with English supertitles. Tickets are $18 ($4 off weeknights or $3 off weekends with a BYU or student ID) and are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu. Two dress rehearsals Oct. 17 and 20 will be $10. There will be no performances Sunday or Monday.
Orpheus Winds features five BYU faculty members — April Clayton (flute), Jaren Hinckley (clarinet), Geralyn Giovannetti (oboe), Christian Smith (bassoon) and Laurence Lowe (horn). They will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.
The BYU Group for New Music will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free.
Oct. 22-May 9, 2010
“Mirror Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self” will be exhibited at the Museum of Art from Oct. 22, 2009, through May 8, 2010. This exhibition will explore how we shape our identities in an expanding global society and how living artists create artworks in an effort to discover who we are. Admission is free. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
“Homecoming Spectacular 2009: Reach for the Summit” will showcase some of the best talent BYU has to offer at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. Tickets are $14-$25 ($7 for BYU students) and are available at the Marriott Center Ticket Office, (801) 422-2981, (800) 422-BYU1 or at byutickets.com.
The annual OcTUBAfest will feature a tuba and euphonium student recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
BYU’s OcTUBAfest will feature faculty artist Steve Call on the tuba at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free. Call has been a member of the BYU faculty since 1979 and teaches courses in jazz keyboard, jazz combo and jazz history. He is the director of the award-winning Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band.
In connection with BYU’s OcTUBAfest, the Utah Premiere Brass will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. in a free concert. They are led by Alan Boyer. The Utah Premiere Brass was formed in 2000 in an effort to revive a musical genre that was once the pride of almost every Utah community. Consisting of 30 musicians, Utah Premiere Brass has attracted professional players from all areas of the state of Utah and even beyond.
OcTUBAfest will culminate in the “Grand OcTUBAfest Concert” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall featuring the BYU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. Admission is free.
Oct. 28-Nov. 14
Alan Ayckbourn’s play “Absent Friends” will be showcased in the Margetts Theatre. “Absent Friends” is a dark comedy by a master of contemporary drama about a woman, Diana, who invites her friend Colin over for tea after his fiancée dies. Tempers and patience boil over in this British satire of middle-class mentalities and materialism. There will also be a Saturday matinee Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. Reduced-price tickets are available for the dress rehearsals Oct. 28 and 29.
The King’s Singers will return to the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday’s performance will bring them together with the BYU Singers, while Thursday’s concert will feature the King’s Singers with the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra and Concert Choir in a pops concert. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.
As part of the BYU Music Scholarship Series, the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be directed by Donald Peterson and Kirt Saville. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.
A showing of the silent movie, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” accompanied by theatre organist Mike Ohman, will take place in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 ($3 off with a BYU or student ID or $1 off for senior citizens or BYU alumni) and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or arts.byu.edu.
Writer: Brandon Garrett