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BYU hosts fourth annual Deseret Chamber Music Festival

Brigham Young University's School of Music will host the fourth annual Deseret Chamber Music Festival May 11, 13-14 and 20-21 and June 3 featuring six top faculty ensembles.

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Individual tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. Call the Fine Arts Ticket Office at (801) 422-4322 for tickets or visit performances.byu.edu.

The spring festival allows the community to hear classical works and other pieces that are not regularly performed, according to festival director Laurence Lowe. It also allows faculty members and professionals to collaborate.

On Wednesday, May 11, Brassworks will perform "Die Kunst der Fuge," Contrapunctus No. 1 by Bach, "Street Song" by Thomas, "Four Outings for Brass" by Previn and the Quintet by Arnold.

Friday, May 13, the Deseret Piano Trio will perform the Trio in B-flat major, K. 502 by Mozart and the Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, op. 8 by Brahms.

Saturday, May 14, Orpheus Winds, the faculty woodwind ensemble, will perform "Reflection" by Lowe, "Fuvosotos" by Szervansky and the Serenade for Winds by Dvorak.

Friday, May 20, an evening of vocal chamber music featuring members of the voice faculty will include vihula songs from sixteenth-century Spain, the "Liebeslieder Waltzer," op. 52 by Brahms, the Serenade for Horn and Tenor by Britten and "Beloved, Thou Hast Brought Me Many Flowers" by Larsen.

Saturday, May 21, Q'd Up faculty jazz ensemble with special guest vocalist Kelly Eisenhour will perform various jazz pieces that will communicate to a listener's heart, head and feet.

On Friday, June 3, the American Piano Quartet will conclude the festival with performances of the Waltz from "Faust" by Gounod, Eleven Hungarian Dances by Brahms, "Sumponyah" by Wintle, "Burlesque" by Chapple, "Sicilienne" from the Suite in G major by Bach and the Fantasy on a Theme from Bizet's "Carmen" by Mack Wilberg.

For more information, contact Laurence Lowe at (801) 422-3318.

Writer: James McCoy

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