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Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for September 2006

Brigham Young University Fine Arts Calendar

September 2006

At the BYU Museum of Art:

  • A new exhibition of the museum’s permanent collection, “American Dreams: Selected Works from the Museum’s Permanent Collection of American Art,” has replaced “150 Years of American Painting,” which had been on view for 11 years. The exhibition features prints, sculpture, photography and painting. “American Dreams” is divided into three thematic sections: “The Dream of Eden,” “American Aspirations” and “Envisioning America.” The collection is scheduled to be on display until 2011.

  • “Candida Höfer: Architecture of Absence” will be featured from Sept. 15 to Jan. 6, 2007. This is the first North American survey exhibition devoted to this celebrated German artist. Over the last 30 years, Höfer has created meticulously composed images of the interiors of public and institutional spaces. The 50 chromogenic prints in the exhibition embrace the full spectrum of Höfer's illustrious career with an emphasis on her recent work.

  • “Types & Typologies: German Photographers from the Norton Museum of Art” will be on view from Sept. 15 to Jan. 6, 2007. A companion exhibition to “Candida Höfer: Architecture of Absence,” this exhibition gives an overview of the stylistic heritage to which Höfer's work is indebted.

  • “Just Enough is More: The Graphic Design of Milton Glaser” will be on display through Oct. 7 at the museum. The exhibit explores the conceptual development of Glaser’s work from preliminary drawings to finished designs and reveals how he arrives at successful designs by including, in his words, “just enough.” The approximately 170 works in this exhibition include original drawings, sketchbooks, silk screens and mass-produced posters.

  • “The Intimate Eye: Drawings by Burton Silverman” will be on display through Nov. 25. The exhibit will feature 30 drawings that span Silverman's career of more than four decades. Silverman's work has appeared in The New Yorker and on the covers of Time, Newsweek and New York Magazine. Although intended as a teaching exhibit for drawing students, the technical virtuosity and visual appeal of Silverman's figurative studies will appeal to a large audience. Admission to all exhibits is free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on exhibits and museum programs, call (801) 422-ARTS.

    Upcoming events:

    Saturday, Sept. 2

    Concerts from the 2006 Cathedral of the Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Salt Lake City will be broadcast on KBYU-FM Classical 89 at 7 p.m. Saturday’s concert will be called “La luce delle tacite stelle” and will feature the University of Utah Singers and Harp Ensemble. Classical 89 can be heard on 89.1 and 89.5 FM or online at classical89.org.

    Wednesday, Sept. 6

    KBYU-FM Classical 89 will present “Jussi Remembered,” a program honoring the late Swedish tenor Jussi Björling, at 9 p.m. The program will include some of Björling’s works and excerpts from presentations given by noted musical authorities at the 2004 Jussi Björling Congress. Classical 89 airs on 89.1 and 89.5 FM and streams online at classical89.org.

    Friday, Sept. 8

    BYU faculty artist Julie Bevan will present a faculty cellio recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    Saturday, Sept. 9

    Concerts from the 2006 Cathedral of the Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Salt Lake City will be broadcast on KBYU-FM Classical 89 at 7 p.m. Saturday’s concert will be called “Noches Argentinas” and will feature the Wasatch Tango. Classical 89 can be heard on 89.1 and 89.5 FM or online at classical89.org.

    Saturday, Sept.16

    Guest artists Vincent and Eri Lam will present a violin and piano performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    Concerts from the 2006 Cathedral of the Madeline Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Salt Lake City will be broadcast on KBYU-FM Classical 89 at 7 p.m. Saturday’s concert will be called “Mozart and More” and will feature the Paradigm Trio. Classical 89 can be heard on 89.1 and 89.5 FM or online at classical89.org.

    Wednesday, Sept. 20

    “World of Dance” will run Wednesday through Saturday in the de Jong Concert Hall. This popular concert will feature repertoire of the Ballroom Dance Company, the Dancers' Company, the International Folk Dance Ensemble, the Cougarettes and Theatre Ballet. There will be performances Sept. 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

    A faculty recital featuring Anna Braithwaite, mezzo-soprano, will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    Thursday, Sept. 21

    A faculty recital will feature Jaren Hinckley on clarinet and Scott Holden on piano at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

    Monday, Sept. 25

    The University of Utah 36th Annual Classical Greek Theatre Festival will present a new translation of Euripides’ “Elektra” at 5 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $10 or $7 with a student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

    Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 26-27

    “Choral Showcase” will feature BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus in the de Jong Concert Hall Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 and $6 with a student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

    Wednesday, Sept. 27-Saturday, Oct. 7

    “Twelfth Night,” William Shakespeare’s classic tale, will be the feature presentation for Theatre for Young Audiences Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 3-7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelke Theatre. A matinee performance will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7. Shipwrecked and far from home, Viola pretends to be her twin brother in order to discover the story behind his disappearance. This staging of Shakespeare’s zany love story shows the importance of looking beyond disguises to discover true character and true love. Tickets are $10 or $6 weeknights and $7 weekends with student ID. For selected performances, all seats will be $5. Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

    Thursday, Sept. 28

    “Instrumental Showcase” featuring the Philharmonic Orchestra, Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $9 and $6 with a student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

    Friday, Sept. 29

    BYU’s Synthesis, Jazz Voices, Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band and Jazz Ensemble will present “Jazz Showcase” at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $9 and $6 with a student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, by calling (801) 422-7664 or by visiting performances.byu.edu.

    Saturday, Sept. 30

    Concerts from the 2006 Cathedral of the Madeleine Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Salt Lake City will be broadcast on KBYU-FM Classical 89 at 7 p.m. Saturday’s concert will be called “Noye’s Fludde” and will feature the Madeleine Choir School. Classical 89 can be heard on 89.1 and 89.5 FM or online at classical89.org.

    Writer: Elizabeth Kasper

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