BYU Arts Calendar for October 2010
Friday, Oct. 1
HduO, a musical duo comprised of School of Music faculty member Jaren Hinckley, clarinet, and Vince Humphries, piano, will present an eclectic selection of compositions by living composers in a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7-8
BYU’s premier student performing ensembles will participate at the Homecoming Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center. This year’s theme is “Dare to Discover,” and the concert will feature the Young Ambassadors, Women’s Chorus, Ballroom Dance Company, Percussion Ensemble, Philharmonic Orchestra and Cougarettes. Tickets are available through the Marriott Center Ticket Office, 1-800-322-BYU1, or by visiting byutickets.com.
Tuesday, Oct. 12
Guest artist Jonathan Bowman will be performing in a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Bowman is an accomplished pianist, winning the 1996 and 2005 International Piano Competition for Five-piano Ensembles. He also tied for first place in the Young Artists’ International Piano Competition at Eastman.
The annual Rocky Mountain Band Competition will be held at LaVell Edwards Stadium from 4 to10 p.m. The competition features quality band music and percussion formation marching. Tickets are available through the Marriott Center Ticket Office, 1-800-322-BYU1, or by visiting byutickets.com.
Thursday, Oct. 14
The B.F. Larsen Gallery in the Harris Fine Arts Center will host a reception for the opening of its new exhibit, "Nature and Nurture: Narratives of Family,” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Many of the artists featured in the exhibit will be available for questions and comments at 6 p.m., with a reception to follow at 7:30 in the gallery. Admission is free.
Saturday through Saturday, Oct. 16-23
Mozart’s 1791 opera “The Magic Flute” will be performed in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office or by visiting byuarts.com. The opera, which was Mozart’s last, portrays a prince and his bird-catching friend as they set out on a supernatural adventure to find their true loves. Dress rehearsals and preview shows are available at a discounted price. As a special feature, an Oct. 16 matinee will be a condensed version for children. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays.
Tuesday, Oct. 19
Group for New Music, BYU’s contemporary music showcase, will be featured in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The event is free.
Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 20-23
The annual OcTUBAfest will be sounding off in the Madsen Recital Hall. Different tuba artists and ensembles will be performing nightly at 7:30 p.m. All performances are free. Visit for byuarts.com for details.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
The cadence of drums and Chinese spirit will fill the de Jong Concert Hall when "Jigu! Thunder Drums of China" performs at 7:30 p.m. The group members, from the Shanxi Province, range in age from 16 to 30. The group was founded in 1988 and has performed in countries around the world. Tickets are available at byuarts.com, at (801) 422-4322 or by visiting the Fine Arts Ticket Office.
Orpheus Winds, a BYU faculty wind quintet, will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The group consists of April Clayton, flute; Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Jaren Hinckley, clarinet; Christian Smith, bassoon; and Lawrence Lowe, French horn. The event is free.
Wednesday, Oct. 27
BYU’s Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Conducted by Kirt Saville, the group uses a full concert band of 85 musicians. The group performs significant literature from a variety of musical periods and has premiered various new works for the wind band. Tickets will be available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.
Guest artist Jason Hardink will be performing at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Hardink is the principal symphony keyboard player at the Utah Symphony and artistic director of the NOVA Chamber Music Series in Salt Lake City. The event is free.
Wednesday, Oct. 27- Saturday, Nov. 13
The Margetts Theatre will be presenting “Stage Door,” the story of a New York theatrical boardinghouse where 16 aspiring actresses struggle against discouragement, ardent suitors and the lure of Hollywood. Tickets are $10-$14 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office or by visiting byuarts.com. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays.
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 28-29
BYU’s Dance Department will present a “Faculty Works Concert” in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at byuarts.com, at (801) 422-4322 or at the Fine Arts Ticket Office.
The Avalon String Quartet has been described by The Chicago Tribune as “an ensemble that invites you — ears, mind and spirit — into music.” They will be performing both nights in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6-$12 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, at (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.
Friday, Oct. 29
The Museum of Art will host a Southwest Colloquium with keynote speaker Gary Ernest Smith from 1:30 to 4 p.m. in the museum auditorium. A celebrated Western artist, Smith will discuss his particular interest in the Southwest landscape. Several papers by students and faculty will also be presented at the colloquium, which celebrates the recently opened exhibit “Wide-Open Spaces: Capturing the Grandeur of the Southwest.” Admission is free.
The BYU Wind Symphony, conducted by Donald Peterson, will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or byuarts.com.
The B.F. Larsen Gallery on the main floor of the Harris Fine Arts Center will be showcasing a new display titled “Nature and Nurture: Narratives of Family.” The exhibit will feature 10 artists’ depictions of the different dynamics of the family. The exhibit will be on display Oct. 5-28. The exhibit is available Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and admission is free.
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.
- “As the Rose: Sculptures by Adam Bateman” is located in the Lied Gallery and outside the museum in the sculpture garden. It features sculptures created primarily from sprinkler components.
- “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.
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