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November 2013 Arts Calendar

Tickets are available at the Fine Arts Ticket Office, byuarts.com/tickets, (801) 422-4322.

1-2 – Austria’s Salzburg Marionette Theatre will present “The Sound of Music” Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and “Hansel and Gretel” Saturday at 10 a.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. To experience the Salzburg Marionettes is to witness the beauty and magic of a group rarely seen outside of Europe. For 100 years the company has performed dramatic presentations utilizing the remarkable life-like movements of its elaborate costumed, two-foot tall, string-manipulated puppets on lavish backdrops set to beautiful recorded music. Featuring a skilled ensemble of behind-the-scenes professional puppeteers, the performance presents the charm and wonder of a long-standing European tradition in a fresh, exciting way.

– The Jazz Legacy Dixieland Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Conducted by Steve Call, the Dixieland-style showcase ensemble has performed at festivals and conferences throughout the United States. Admission is free.

6 – The Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. This group is BYU’s Synthesis-in-training band, and they perform locally and regionally. They provide a tremendous training situation for up-and-coming jazz musicians.

7-8 – BYU Men’s Chorus and BYU Women’s Chorus will perform together at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

8-9 – Students from the Department of Dance will present their final projects at the Senior Dance Projects Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre.

– The BYU Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The finest woodwind, brass and percussion players at BYU play within the Wind Symphony and have received national recognition for their performances.

12 – The Folk Music Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

14 – Joshua Bell, whom the Boston Herald praised as “the greatest American violinist active today,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. This performance is sold out.

14 – The Jazz Combo Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

15 – The BYU Singers and the BYU Concert Choir will perform together at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

15 – The Student Composers Showcase will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

15 – Saxophone Chamber Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 313 of the University Parkway Center. The center is located at 1650 N., Provo (northeast corner of University Ave. and University Parkway). Admission is free.

16 – A Trombone Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

15-16 – dancEnsemble will feature contemporary dance works by students at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m.

15-16 – BYU’s annual ballroom competitive event, the BYU DanceSport Championships, will take place all day in the Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom. More information is available and tickets for this event can be purchased online at the Marriott Center Ticket office at byutickets.com or at the Wilkinson Student Center Information Desk.

Nov. 15-Dec. 7 – “The Light in the Piazza” will be performed in the Pardoe Theatre. Directed by Scott Eckern, the play opens in 1953 in Italy when a wealthy American and her daughter set out to explore an Italian piazza (town square) filled with art, history and sunlight. When a summer breeze whisks the girl’s hat into the hands of a handsome young Florentine, the resulting encounter sparks an unexpected romance, forcing the mother to reconsider not only her daughter’s future but her own life’s dreams – and regrets. Featuring a rich musical score by Adam Guettel, the grandson of Broadway composer Richard Rodgers, “The Light in the Piazza” explores love in its most tender and complicated forms.

16 – A Trombone Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

19 – The BYU Cougar Marching Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

20 – The Percussion Ensemble, Panoramic Steel and the Gamelan Bintang Wahyu will perform at the Evening of Percussion at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

21 – The BYU Philharmonic will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

21 – The Group for Experimental Music will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free and is open to the public.

22 – A JFK Memorial Concert will be held at 9 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall. Admission is free.

22-23 – BYU’s Department of Dance will presents the Ballet Showcase at 7:30 p.m. in the Richards Building Dance Studio Theatre. There will also be a matinee performance Saturday at 2 p.m.

23 – BYU’s premier big band jazz ensemble Synthesis will play at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. The jazz band has toured internationally and domestically. They also perform annually at national and international jazz festivals.

26 – A Woodwind Chamber Night will be held at 7:30 p.m. in room 313 of the University Parkway Center. The center is located at 1650 N., Provo. Admission is free and is open to the public.

For more information, contact Kenneth Crossley at (801) 422-9348 or visit byuarts.com.

All month at the Museum of Art:

  • “Sacred Gifts: The Religious Art of Carl Bloch, Heinrich Hofmann and Frans Schwartz,” Nov. 15, 2013 through May 10, 2014
  • “Simpler, Brighter, Stronger: Southwestern Art and Early Modernism, 1910-1960,” Oct. 11, 2013 through May 2014
  • “Edward Burtynsky: The Industrial Sublime,” through Nov. 16, 2013
  • “e.g. Monika Bravo: Landscape of Belief,” through March 15, 2014
  • “Shaping America: Selected Works from the Permanent Collection of American Art,” through March, 2018
  • “People in a Hard Land: Iconic Images of Life in the Southwest,” through Dec. 28, 2013
  • “michael whiting: 8-bit modern,” through Apr. 26, 2013

Admission to all exhibits is free. Hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday. For more information, visit moa.byu.edu.

Source:  BYU News

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