BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar for January 2010
Thursday, Jan. 7
The Utah Symphony will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature conductor Roberto Minczuk and pianist Stewart Goodyear, who is known for his imaginative and elegant playing style. The concert will feature Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano No. 2 and Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2 in E minor. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.
Friday, Jan. 8
BYU’s School of Music will be hosting a “Semiannual Concerto Performance” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, Jan. 12, 14 and 16
The School of Music’s annual Young Artists of Voice competition will be held in the Madsen Recital Hall, with preliminary rounds Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Both rounds are free to the public. The final round will take place in the Madsen Recital Hall Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s event are $6 and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.
Friday, Jan. 15
April Clayton, a School of Music faculty member, will be presenting a flute recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15-16
Living Legends, a colorful display of Polynesian, Latin American and Native American music and dance, will be presenting a special performance at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.
Wednesday, Jan. 20
Q'd Up, the BYU School of Music’s faculty jazz quintet, will be performing in the Madsen Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. The band features Ray Smith on reeds, Steve Lindeman on keyboard, Matt Larsen on bass and two drummer/percussionists, Ron Brough and Jay Lawrence. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.
Wednesday to Saturday, Jan. 20-23 and Jan. 27-30
“Tartuffe,” a comedy written by one of the greatest comedic playwrights of all time, Molière, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 30, there will also be a matinee at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the Pardoe Theatre. Performances will run from Jan. 20 to Feb. 6. There will be no performances Sundays or Mondays. Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23
The combined choirs of Brigham Young University will be performing during the annual “Winter ChoirFest” concerts in the historic Provo Tabernacle at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 or $8 with a student ID and can be purchased at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu. Pending availability, tickets will also be sold at the door.
Thursday to Saturday, Jan. 28-30
The Dancers’ Company under the direction of Pat Debenham will be presenting “Dance in Concert” with evening showings at 7:30 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. All performances will be in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-4322 or at arts.byu.edu.
Thursday, Jan. 28
BYU and University of Utah student and faculty composers will be presenting the eighth annual “Utah Crosstalk” at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. This concert includes works for surround sound, live electronics and live instrumental and vocal performers with electronics. The event is free.
Friday, Jan. 29
Diane Reich, Jaren Hinckley and Scott Holden, BYU School of Music faculty artists, will be performing together at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.
At the Museum of Art:
A new exhibition at the Museum of Art celebrates a century of collecting art and the legacy of philanthropy that has enriched the culture of the university and the community since that first gift.
• “The First 100 Years: Collecting Art at BYU” tells the remarkable story of the development of the university art collection through the display of 150 of the outstanding works that have been acquired over the past century. This exhibition will be on view in the Marian Adelaide Morris Cannon Gallery on the museum’s main level from through Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.
• “Types and Shadows: Intimations of Divinity,” on view through March 13, encourages viewers to participate in the process of seeking out and finding meaning in the symbols, metaphors and veiled visual references that “point to” the divine mission of Jesus Christ. The exhibition is in the Warren and Alice Jones and Paul and Betty Boshard galleries on the museum’s lower level.
• “Mirror, Mirror: Contemporary Portraits and the Fugitive Self” features 56 works of art by 32 local and international artists who trace the influences of rituals, facades, social media and the family on the formation of individual identity. Ultimately this exhibition examines what it means to be human beneath the veneers of identity we accumulate in society. This exhibition is on view in the Conway A. Ashton & Carl E. Jackman Gallery on the museum’s lower level through Saturday, May 8.
Free docent-led tours of the exhibitions can be scheduled with at least one week’s notice by calling the Museum Education Department at (801) 422-1140.
Admission to all exhibits is free. The Museum of Art is open Monday though Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday.
Writer: Ricardo Castro