Concerts April 7-10 celebrate 50 years of KBYU-FM Classical 89
March 21, 2010
Deseret Piano Trio to use Stradiveri instruments in concert April 10
Brigham Young University’s School of Music will host three concerts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of KBYU-FM Classical 89 Wednesday through Saturday, April 7-10. Please note that all performances in this series will begin at 8 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center
For ticket information, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322, or visit byuarts.com. The concerts will also will be simulcast on Classical 89 and BYU-TV. For rebroadcast information, visit byub.org. For more information on the concerts, contact Ken Crossley at (801) 422-9348.
On April 7, BYU's top jazz ensemble, Synthesis, directed by Ray Smith, will present “Jazzing the Classics and Thirdstream Jazz.” The program will feature favorites by jazz legends Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Al Jolson and Gordon Goodwin.
At the Wind Symphony concert April 8, conductor Don Peterson and the symphony will be joined by guest conductor David Blackinton and guest percussion soloist Ronald Brough. The program includes “Amparito Roca” by Jaime Texidor, “Amazing Grace” by John Newton and "The Golden Age of the Xylophone" by Floyd E. Werle.
On April 10, the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra with Kory Katseanes conducting will present an evening of Beethoven featuring the Symphony No. 5. In addition, in an unprecedented performance, the BYU-based Deseret Piano Trio — comprised of Jeffrey Shumway, piano; Monte Belknap, violin; and Julie Bevan, cello — will be performing the Triple Concerto on string instruments created by the legendary Antonio Stradiveri. Graduate conducting major Jamie Teot will also direct the Philharmonic in a new work by Joseph Sowa, a composition major at BYU.
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