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BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for Spring and Summer 2009

BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for Spring and Summer 2009

At the BYU Museum of Art:

“Visions of the Southwest: From the Diane and Sam Stewart Art Collection,” portrays the colorful people and dramatic, unspoiled landscapes of the American Southwest. The exhibit runs through July 3, 2009.

“American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum's Permanent Collection of American Art,” is an ongoing exhibition that examines artwork 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.

“Dan Steinhilber: Contemporary Art Exhibition” will be featured through May 16, 2009. Steinhilber creates sculptures and installations with familiar materials ranging from soda bottles, Styrofoam peanuts, duck sauce packets and drycleaner hangers to electric blowers, disposable containers, garage door openers and plastic tubes. His artwork explores light, for, social tensions and everyday experience.

Admission to all exhibits is free. New museum hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The museum will remain open until 9 p.m. on Thursday evening for lectures, exhibition openings and other educational programming. The museum’s Saturday hours will remain unchanged: opening at noon and closing at 5 p.m. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, visit arts.byu.edu.

Friday, May 8

The Deseret Chamber Music Series will feature Orpheus Winds, with members April Clayton, Geralyn Giovannetti, Jaren Hinckley, Christian Smith and Laurence Lowe, will perform the repertoire they will be presenting in England in July. They will perform American composer David Maslanka's Quintet No. 4 for Winds, Valerie Coleman's Afro-Cuban Concerto for Wind Quintet and Orpheus Winds horn player Laurence Lowe's new composition, Reflection for Wind Quintet. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

Friday and Saturday, May 8-9

BYU’s Young Dancemakers will present “An Evening of Dance — Happiness Is…” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $8, and can be purchased by visiting byuarts.com or by calling the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322. For more information, contact Kathleen Sheffield at (801) 422-2043.

Friday, May 15

The Utah Trombone Authority will return to the Deseret Chamber Music Series after the release of its first CD on Tantara Records. The four trombonists — James Nova, Will Kimball, Mark Ammons and Russell McKinney — will perform new repertoire that will be featured on an upcoming recording. They will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

Wednesday, May 27, through Saturday, June 13

BYU’s Department of Theatre and Media Arts presents “The Giver,” a new play based on Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning novel of a young boy who becomes a keeper of a society’s memories, in the Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Dress rehearsals will be on May 27 and 28, and matinees will be presented on June 4, 6, 12 and 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $13, or $8 on weeknights and $9 on weekends with a BYU or student ID. Dress rehearsal and matinee tickets are $7. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.

Friday, May 29

An ensemble of BYU School of Music faculty members will perform Prokofiev's Violin Sonata in F minor, “Two Rhapsodies” by Charles Loeffler and the Caprice on Danish and Russian Airs for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano by Saint-Saens at the final performance of this year’s Deseret Chamber Music Series at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.

Wednesday through Saturday, June 10-13

Directed by Darrell Babidge, vocal students from the School of Music will perform two one-act operas, Mozart’s “The Impresario” which will be performed in English and Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” which will be presented in Italian with English supertitles, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. All seats for June 10-11 are $5 and all seats for June 12-13 are $10. For tickets, call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 or visit byuarts.com.

Writer: Angela Fischer

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