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Double Reed Society Conference at BYU to feature recitals, concerts July 22-26

Brigham Young University will host evening concerts daily during the International Double Reed Society 37th Annual Conference Tuesday through Saturday, July 22-26.

Except for Friday’s Utah Symphony performance, the concerts are free and the public is welcome.

The five-day event will commence with a Tuesday evening concert featuring several artists performing pieces by Antonio Vivaldi, Christian Ludwig Dieter and Franz Berwald in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m.

A Wednesday concert will feature Robert Stephenson on the oboe and Harold Smoliar on the English horn in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. Following the concert, Michael Rabinowitz will present “Late-Night Jazz” at the Provo Marriott Hotel, at 10 p.m.

The Thursday evening concert will feature Martin Schuring performing Georg Philipp Telemann and Yoshiyuki Ishikawa with a string quartet in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, at 7:30 p.m.

The Utah Symphony will perform classics under the stars at Deer Valley Ski Resort Friday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. Directed by David Cho, the performance will feature double reed artists Holly Gornik, Lori Wike and Robert Stephenson. Admission for this event is $47 for students, $55 for adults and $80 for reserved seating.

To conclude the concert series, the Saturday evening concert in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. will be followed by the Grand Finale Concert in the Harris Fine Arts Center Main Gallery at 10 p.m. The Grand Finale will feature a massed double reed ensemble performing “Music for the Royal Fireworks” by Handel.

For more information call BYU Conferences and Workshops at (801) 422-8925 or visit

Writer: Angela Fischer

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