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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for September 2008

BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment calendar for September 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.

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.

Thursday, Sept. 4

More than 20 students and faculty members from the Tzu Chi Buddhist University’s College of Technology will present “Love Transcends the Sky Line,” a modernistic fusion of Chinese operatic storytelling, Chinese sign language and music. The performance will be from 2-4 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The performance is sponsored by BYU’s David M. Kennedy Center for International Relations and the Linguisitcs Department of the College of Humanities.

Friday, Sept. 5

Robin Hancock will present a School of Music faculty piano recital in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Monday, Sept. 8

A choral showcase will feature the BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus 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.

Friday, Sept. 12

J. Arden Hopkin will present a School of Music faculty baritone recital in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Taal Yatra, an innovative Indian musical ensemble, will present new and traditional Indian classical compositions beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets for the performance are $11, or $8 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 17, through Saturday, Sept. 20

“World of Dance” will be featured in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. This popular concert will feature repertoire of the Ballroom Dance Company, the Dancers’ Company, the International Folk Dance Ensemble, the Cougarettes and Theatre Ballet. For ticket information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office by calling (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Soprano Veslemøy Fluge Berg will present a guest artist recital in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Oct. 10

BYU’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present a thrilling story of betrayal, mystery and revenge with the production “Dial M for Murder” in the Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. There will be matinees on Sept. 27 and Oct.. 10 at 2 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are $15, or $10 weeknights and $11 weekends with a BYU or student ID. For dress rehearsals and matinees, all seats are $7. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.

Wednesday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Oct. 3

“Pericles,” William Shakespeare’s classic tale adapted by Chris Clark, will be the featured presentation for Theatre for Young Audiences at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center. There will be matinees on Sept. 27 at 2 and 4 p.m. There will be no performances on Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are $11, or $7 weeknights and $8 weekends with a BYU or student ID. Matinee seats are $6. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322 or by visiting byuarts.com.

Friday, Sept. 26, through Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009

“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 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.

Monday, Sept. 29

The University of Utah’s Classical Greek Theatre Festival will present the story of a Greek goddess in “Medea,” by Euripides, at 5 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. A free lecture will precede the production at 4 p.m. Tickets for the performance are $10, or $7 with a BYU or student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-4322or by visiting byuarts.com.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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