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BYU School of Music hosts fifth Deseret Chamber Music Series in May

Brigham Young University will host the fifth annual Deseret Chamber Music Series, featuring the sounds of Spanish Vihuela and the music of composer Sergei Prokofiev, beginning Friday, May 2, and continuing May 16 and 23.

All performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and tickets are not required.

The festival will open Friday, May 2, with a performance by the Deseret Piano Trio in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Faculty artists Monte Belknap, violin; Julie Bevan, cello; and Jeffrey Shumway, piano; will perform the Trio in D Minor, op. 120, by Gabriel Fauré and the Trio in B-flat Major, op. 97, “Archduke,” by Ludwig van Beethoven.

The festival will continue Friday, May 16, with a concert of Spanish Vihuela music in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Faculty performing group Orpheus Winds will perform “Siete Canciones Populares Espanolas” by Manuel de Falla and “Aires Tropicales” by Paquito D’Rivera as well as the Violin Sonata No. 8 in G Major, op. 30, no. 3, by Ludwig van Beethoven.

Orpheus Winds features faculty artists April Clayton, flute; Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Jaren Hinckley, clarinet; Christian Smith, bassoon; and Laurence Lowe, horn. Faculty guests artists Lawrence Green, guitar; Arden Hopkin, voice; Monte Belknap, violin; and Barbara Allen, piano; will join the group.

The festival will conclude Friday, May 23, with a night of the music of Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev in the Assembly Hall of the Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center. Performers will include LeeAnn Morgan, violin; Scott Holden, piano; April Clayton, flute; Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Jaren Hinckley, clarinet; Monte Belknap, violin; Claudine Bigelow, viola; and Eric Hansen, double bass.

For more information, contact Jaren Hinckley at (801) 422-6339.

Writer: Marissa Ballantyne

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