The October 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.
3 – Pairing with the BYU Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, the Beijing Dance Academy will present an encore production of a joint performance held in Beijing in May 2011. Students from both institutions come together to present a program of contemporary dance, inspired by traditional movement and music in the most significant collaboration ever undertaken between BYU and a Chinese arts institution.
4 – Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company will present a dynamic and accomplished six-person ensemble performance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Celebrated choreographer Paul Taylor established his dance company to ensure his works would be seen throughout the world, and his latest production will present his renowned choreography, showcasing a wide range of athleticism, humor and emotion.
4 – Guest Artist Frank Kowalsky, a clarinetist from Florida State University, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. He will perform pieces by Mendelssohn, Debussy and Brahms. This event is free.
9 – The 31st annual Rocky Mountain Marching Band Invitational will be held in LaVell Edwards Stadium from 3-10 p.m. High school bands from throughout the state of Utah will perform field shows and be judged in six categories: music general effect, visual general effect, music performance, percussion, and auxiliaries. The top bands in each division receive trophies and awards. Tickets are $5 (or $20 for a family pass) and will be available at the stadium ticket office that evening.
11-12 – The Ballroom Dance Company, Cougarettes, Contemporary Dance Theatre, Synthesis, Vocal Point and Young Ambassadors will converge to perform music and dance that represents 100 years of entertainment at the BYU Spectacular at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriot Center. The Homecoming theme, “Of Pillars and Cornerstones,” is a direct reflection of the Karl G. Maeser Building which is being honored by the university with a centennial celebration this year. Visit byutickets.com or call 1-800-322-BYU1 for tickets.
12 – Guest Artist Lori Sims, a pianist from Western Michigan University, will perform a recital at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
13 – Faculty artist and clarinetist Jaren Hinkley will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
16 – At 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Group for New Music will present a concert of contemporary works, including several piano etudes by guest composer David Rakowski. This event is free.
17-20 – A week-long festival known as OcTUBAfest, a week-long music festival, will feature on-campus tuba performances by BYU students, Utah Premiere Bass, Patrick Sheridan, the BYU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble and the BYU-Idaho Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. The performances will be held in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. each night. Admission is free.
17-27 – “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” will play weekday evenings at 7:30 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre with 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. matinee performances Saturdays. There are no performances Sundays or Mondays. Adapted by director Teresa Dayley Love from the story by Washington Irving, the play will show that things are not always what they seem in the strange town of Sleepy Hollow, where perceptions are clear one moment and hazy the next. Four actors will embody numerous characters and involve the audience in bringing to life the tale of Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman in this classic story about the illusions we create and the delusions we harbor.
20-27 – The BYU School of Music will present its fall opera, “Così fan tutte,” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. A one-hour family matinee will be available Saturday, Oct. 20, at 11 a.m. This new production of Mozart's poignant and farcical opera about fidelityinandlove continues the BYU School of Music's rich tradition of bringing the great works of the European masters to a contemporary audience.
23 – Faculty artist and composer Christian Asplund will perform at 7:30 in the Madsen Recital Hall. This event is free.
25 – The Deseret Trio, featuring faculty artists Monte Belknap, violin; Jeffrey Shumway, piano; and Michelle Kesler, cello, will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
27 – Faculty artist and pianist Scott Holden will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission to this event is free.
30 – The BYU Symphonic Band will perform under the direction of Kirt Saville at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
All month at the Museum of Art:
- “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.
- “e.g. William Lamson” through Oct. 6, 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 through 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