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May 2003 BYU Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar

Brigham Young University May 2003 Fine Arts and Entertainment Calendar

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"Intersections: Recent Paintings by Six Utah Artists" will be on exhibit May 1 through Sept. 13, 2003, and will display new works by local artists Frank Magleby, James C. Christensen, Gary Ernest Smith, Robert Marshall, Christopher Young and Douglas Fryer. For this exhibition, the artists will concentrate on those subjects and techniques that are unique to them, with each exhibiting between 12 and 15 works.

"Past Tense: A Contemporary Dialogue" is on exhibit at the BYU Museum of Art through May 3, 2003, featuring New York artists Valerie Atkisson, Lane Twitchell and Clara Williams, all recipients of the prestigious Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant. The exhibit considers the way history continues to influence our western identity. Admission to this exhibit is free.

"Walk in Beauty: Hozho and Navajo Basketry" a display of 38 stunning Navajo baskets, will be on display at the BYU Museum of Art through Saturday July 12, 2003. This exhibit explores Navajo basketry through the lens of hozho, the essential aspect of Navajo worldview. The creation, function and design of Navajo baskets illuminate the concept of hozho, a continual striving for balance, harmony and beauty. A 30-minute documentary film "From the Inside Out" will accompany this exhibit and will screen daily at 12 p.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium Monday through Saturday.

"On the road with C.C.A. Christensen: The Moving Panorama" will be on display at the BYU Museum of Art through September 8, 2003. This exhibit depicts the religious history of the world from Adam to the life of Joseph Smith, and the pioneers who entered the Salt Lake Valley.

The BYU Museum of Art's permanent collection, "150 Years of American Painting," which includes art from the Hudson River School of the Urban Realists, is on display.

"Artful Tales," a storytelling event, will continue every Monday night at the museum. Families and community groups are invited to the 7 p.m. session, and BYU Family Home Evening groups are welcome at the 8 p.m. session. Admission is free.

The Museum of Art is offering drawing classes for young artists ages eight through sixteen. These classes are specially designed for students interested in improving drawing skills through practice and learning appreciation of works of art in the museum, either as part of the permanent collection or in special exhibitions. For specific dates and registration information contact the Museum of Art at (801) 378-8287.

The museum is open Monday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, May 1

Becky Menlove, exhibition developer for the Natural History Museum at the University of Utah and a consultant for the "Walk in Beauty" exhibition, will present "Seeking Beauty and Balance: In Pursuit of Navajo Baskets" in the Museum of Art Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. This presentation will be followed by Navajo basket weaving demonstrations at 6:30 p.m. by Joann Johnson, Lorraine Black and Peggy Black, experts on Navajo basketry.

Friday, May 2

Ellen O'Neil Rife, graduate student curator at the BYU Museum of Art, will present "Learning About Hozho" at 10 a.m. in the Museum of Art Auditorium. This lecture is presented as part of the "Walk in Beauty: Hozho and Navajo Basketry" exhibit.

Friday, May 2

KBYU-FM, Classical 89 presents "About Music" featuring

the expertise of diverse hosts, musical scholars and concert performers. Jerry Jaccard, BYU professor of music, will speak on "Zoltan Kodly and the Broken Bassoon." The series will air at 6:30 p.m. on KBYU-FM 89.1 and 89.5, and online at www.kbyufm.org. The lecture will be repeated on Saturday, May 3 at 9 a.m.

Friday, May 9

The Deseret Chamber Music Festival features BYU's resident jazz quintet, Q'd Up, as they salute great American songwriters in a program of Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, George Gershwin and "Fats" Waller. Q'd Up will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Tickets to all Deseret Chamber Music Festival performances are available at $7 for the general public and $5 for students or faculty members. A festival pass may be purchased for $15. Tickets can be purchased through the Fine Arts Ticket Office (801) 378-4322 or www.byu.edu/hfac.

Friday, May 9

KBYU-FM, Classical 89 presents "About Music" featuring

the expertise of diverse hosts, musical scholars and concert performers. Classical pianist Grant Johannesen will speak on "The Life and Work of Utah Composer Helen Taylor." The series will air at 6:30 p.m. on KBYU-FM 89.1 and 89.5, and online at www.kbyufm.org. The lecture will be repeated on Saturday, May 10 at 9 a.m.

Friday and Saturday May 9 and 10

The Utah Regional Ballet will perform the well-known love story of "Romeo and Juliet" with music by Serge Prokofiev at Brigham Young University's de Jong Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. A matinee will be held on May 10 at 2 p.m.

Tickets at $24 for the main floor, center; $18 main floor sides and back; and $10 balcony are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or www.byu.edu/hfac. Tickets are $2 off with a BYU or student ID.

Saturday, May 10

The Orpheus Wind Quintet and Friends will perform as part of the Deseret Chamber Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Wind chamber music that excites the senses is the theme of this colorful program that will showcase sparkling modern pieces for winds, voice and piano.

Tickets to all Deseret Chamber Music Festival performances are available at $7 for the general public and $5 for students or faculty members. A festival pass may be purchased for $15. Tickets can be purchased through the Fine Arts Ticket Office (801) 378-4322 or www.byu.edu/hfac.

Wednesday May 14 through Saturday May 31.

"Rule a Wife and Have a Wife" by John Fletcher adapted and directed by Eric Samuelsen is a romantic comedy of secrets hidden and revealed and is filled with crisp verbal humor and broad physical antics. "Rule a Wife and Have a Wife" will be performed in the Margetts Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets at $12 or $3 off with a BYU or student ID are available in the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or www.byu.edu/hfac. Half-price preview performances will be Wednesday and Thursday, May 14 and 15. A matinee will be performed at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 24.

Friday, May 16

Another featured performance at the Deseret Chamber Music Festival are longtime friends and pianists Irene Peery-Fox and Barbara Allen. They will perform works of Mozart, Strauss and Ravel at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Single tickets to all Deseret Chamber Music Festival performances are available at $7 for the general public and $5 for students or faculty members. A festival pass may be purchased for $15. Tickets can be purchased through the Fine Arts Ticket Office (801) 378-4322 or www.byu.edu/hfac.

Friday, May 16

KBYU-FM, Classical 89 presents "About Music" featuring

the expertise of diverse hosts, musical scholars and concert performers. Jazz pianist and educator Valerie Capers will speak on "Traditions and Personalities in Jazz Piano." The series will air at 6:30 p.m. on KBYU-FM 89.1 and 89.5, and online at www.kbyufm.org. The lecture will be repeated on Saturday, May 17 at 9 a.m.

Saturday, May 17

The Deseret Chamber Music Festival welcomes the Deseret Chamber Players featuring Jenny Oaks Baker, violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., as she joins with other distinguished musicians for the festival. This performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

Single tickets to all Deseret Chamber Music Festival performances are available at $7 for the general public and $5 for students or faculty members. A festival pass may be purchased for $15. Tickets can be purchased through the Fine Arts Ticket Office (801) 378-4322 or www.byu.edu/hfac.

Saturday, May 17

Jenny Oaks Baker, violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., will present a violin master class in the Madsen Recital Hall at 10 a.m.

Admission for the master class is $5 or free with any ticket from a Deseret Chamber Music Festival Concert at the door.

Friday, May 23

KBYU-FM, Classical 89 presents "About Music" featuring

the expertise of diverse hosts, musical scholars and concert performers. The topic for this week's lecture will be on American composer and piano virtuoso Louis Moreau Gottschalk. The series will air at 6:30 p.m. on KBYU-FM 89.1 and 89.5, and online at www.kbyufm.org. The lecture will be repeated on Saturday, May 24 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, May 28 through Saturday June 14

"The Wind in the Willows" adapted by Alan Bennett and directed by Char Nelson with original music composed by Murray Boren will be performed in the Pardoe Theatre at 7:30 p.m. This Theatre for Families production, based on Kenneth Grahame's beloved novel, brings to life the well-known characters of Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger. Filled with these characters' exciting stories, this magical tale will entertain the entire family.

Tickets at $12 or $3 off for children or with a BYU or student ID are available in the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 378-4322 or www.byu.edu/hfac. Half-price preview performances will be Wednesday and Thursday, May 28 and 29. A 2 p.m. matinee will be on Saturday, June 7.

Friday, May 30

KBYU-FM, Classical 89 presents "About Music" featuring

the expertise of diverse hosts, musical scholars and concert performers. Larry Shumway, BYU professor of humanities, will speak on "Strong Backs, Shindigs and Hoe Downs: Musical Entertainment of the American Pioneers." The series will air at 6:30 p.m. on KBYU-FM 89.1 and 89.5, and online at www.kbyufm.org. The lecture will be repeated on Saturday, May 31 at 9 a.m.

Writer: Elizabeth B. Jensen

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