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BYU School of Music hosts free concerts in April

The School of Music at Brigham Young University will host a trio of free faculty-led recitals in April at various venues around campus.

Wednesday, April 6

String Chamber Night: The BYU String Chamber Night, featuring student chamber groups, will be held at 7:30 p.m. in 313 University Parkway Center. Coached by faculty members Anamae Anderson, Claudine Bigelow, LeeAnn Morgan, Barbara Williams and Garrick Woods, the chamber will perform a dozen pieces during the evening. Numbers include Mozart’s Divertimento, K. 563; Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 12 in F, Op. 96 “American”; and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet in G Major, Op. 44, No. 2.      

Saturday, April 9

Free Jazz Concert: The BYU Jazz Lab Band will play at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. One of the three big bands at BYU, the Jazz Lab Band is directed by adjunct faculty member Michael Tobian. Songs to be played include Gordon Goodland’s “Count Bubba,” John Coltrane’s “Sydee’s Song Flute” and Bob Mintzer’s “Slo-Funk.” The band will also perform student compositions in a variety of jazz styles. For more information about conductor Michael Tobian, visit Utahlivebands.com.

Tuesday, April 12

Brass Chamber Night: The University Brass Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the University Parkway Center. Comprised entirely of students and conducted by faculty member Will Kimball, the ensemble will perform more than 12 pieces, including J.S. Bach’s “Fugue,” Eric Ewazen’s “Fantasia for Seven Trumpets” and a finale, “Praise for the Common Man,” by Aaron Copland. 

For more information about any of these recitals, contact Ken Crossley, BYU Fine Arts marketing manager, at (801) 422-9348 or ken_crossley@byu.edu.

Follow BYU events on Twitter: @BYUcalendar.

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