October 2013 Arts Calendar
For tickets, visit the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-2981, byuarts.com/tickets.
1 – The BYU Philharmonic, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band will perform at the Instrumental Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
2 – The Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Dixieland Band, Jazz Voices and Synthesis will perform in the Jazz Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
2 – School of Music Faculty member Alexander Woods will present a free violin recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
2-12 – The Nightingale, a play based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen and adapted for the stage by Timothy Mason, will invite the audience to ponder the worth of the things we value most. “Do not be deceived by glitter and show. A true voice and a gentle heart are all you will ever need.” The play is at 7 p.m. or 2 p.m. in the Margetts Theatre in the Harris Fine Arts Center.
3 – Frank Wildhorn, pop music songwriter and Broadway composer (“The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Jekyll & Hyde,” “The Civil War,” “Wonderland” and “Bonnie & Clyde”), will take the audience on a concert journey through his celebrated catalog of music at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. A trio of Broadway and recording artists with Wildhorn at the piano, “Frank Wildhorn and Friends” will celebrate the man’s greatest songs in a personal and thrilling way. This multi-Grammy and Tony Award-nominated composer and producer's work spans popular, theatrical and classical music. Artists who have recorded and performed Wildhorn’s music include Whitney Houston (the international hit "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?"), Natalie Cole, Kenny Rogers, Sammy Davis Jr., Liza Minnelli, Julie Andrews and more.
9 – “Group for New Music” will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free and is open to the public.
10-11 – SPECTACULAR! will present rising-star vocalist (and BYU alumnus) Nathan Pacheco as host and guest performer during the university's annual Homecoming Week concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Marriott Center.
11 – A Jazz Trio with guest artist Jack Reilly will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.
17-19 – BYU’s OcTUBAfest 2013 will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free and is open to the public.
19-26 – Directed by Lawrence Vincent and accompanied by BYU Philharmonic, “Die Fledermaus” will be on stage at 7 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday, Oct. 19, at 11 a.m. Mistaken identity, revenge and practical jokes form the basis of this popular 19th-century operetta, a comical romp through the (mis)fortunes of Baron von Eisenstein and a cast of colorful characters — including one who is eventually dressed as a bat, or “Fledermaus.” This delightful production, featuring top vocal talent from the BYU School of Music, illuminates the indulgence of 1890s Viennese society with sophisticated wit, impressive melodies and, of course, those famous lovely waltzes.
23-26 – The Microburst Theatre Festival, featuring six short plays penned by six BYU students, will be held in the Nelke Theatre. From a fateful bicycle collision to dueling lemonade stands on a street corner to kidnapping Russell Crowe, these plays tackle the topic of love — laborious, unpredictable and sometimes quite the opposite of romantic — in a funny and fresh way.
25 – The Saint Michael Trio will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Established in 2007, the Saint Michael Trio is hailed as Silicon Valley’s update to the staid world of classical music. Rising quickly to prominence, the artists (Daniel Cher, Russell Hancock and Michel Flexer) receive consistent praise for making their concerts interesting, accessible and oftentimes funny. In addition to the classical masterworks, they perform jazz and even rock tunes, and their hallmark is mixing all of it in the same concert. Admission is free and is open to the public.
29 – The BYU Symphonic Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
30 – The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet from Croatia will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. With a repertoire ranging from Bach to Gershwin and Mozart to Bernstein, Croatia’s esteemed classical woodwind ensemble has become a premier interpreter of new and established works for saxophone. The Zagreb Saxophone Quartet is renowned for their exceptional musicality, interpretative focus and technical supremacy and has performed in more than 20 countries since the quartet’s formation in 1989. After a five-year absence, the group returns to BYU with special guest and master saxophonist Eugene Rousseau.
30 – The BYU Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.
For more information, contact Kenneth Crossley at (801) 422-9348 or visit arts.byu.edu.
All month at the Museum of Art:
- “Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Southwestern Art and Early Modernism, 1910-1960” Oct. 11, 2013 through May 2014.
- “Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime” through Nov. 16, 2013
- “e.g. Monika Bravo: Landscape of Belief” through Mar. 15, 2014
- “Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art” through March 2018
- “People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest” through Dec. 28, 2013
- “michael whiting: 8-bit modern” through Apr. 26, 2013
Admission to all exhibits is free. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and 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.
Writer: Brett Lee