Hough at Wassermann Festival; 'Spring Garland' at the U.

Published March 2, 2008 12:00 am
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The Wassermann Festival at Utah State University continues with a recital by Stephen Hough, internationally renowned pianist and 2001 recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the USU Performance Hall, 1090 E. 675 North, Logan. The program will include music of Beethoven, Chabrier and Chopin. In addition to his recital, Hough will give a master class and Q&A session; for details, call 435-754-5741. Tickets are $25 at the door or online at http://www.usu.edu/wassermann/concerts.html.

Russian accent: The Russian Culture Club will hold a free concert today at 5 p.m. at Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. The program will open with a reading of Russian poetry by Irina Antonva, followed by music from Rubenstein, Saint-Sa'ns and Dvorák performed by cellist Natalya Zhuravlyova and pianist Titania Semenova. Soprano Elizabeth Paniagua will perform songs by Rachmaninoff, Schubert and Ravel. For more information, call 801-273-7219.

Chamber music: Congrega- tion Kol Ami announces "Xine & Friends: An Evening of Chamber Music" tonight at 7 at the Main Synagogue Sanctuary, 2425 E. Heritage Way, Salt Lake City. Utah Symphony members Lynn Maxine Rosen, Jason Hardink, Pegsoon Whang, David Yavornitzky and Stephanie Cathcart will perform the music of Bach, Bloch, Kreisler, Mendelssohn, Dvorák and others. Light refreshments will follow. Tickets are $10, $8 for seniors and students, at 801-484-1501 or http://www.conkolami.org.

French accent: The Cathedral of the Madeleine will hold its Founders Day concert tonight at 8 at the church, 331 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The Madeleine Choir, featuring singers from the Madeleine Choir School, will perform Francis Poulenc's "Messe en sol Majeur," Olivier Messiaen's "Trois petites liturgies de la presence divine" and Bach's Cantata No. 192, "Nun danket alle Gott." Tickets are free by calling 801-994-4663.

Reed all about it: Brigham Young University faculty oboist Geralyn Giovannetti will perform with her group, the Sundance Trio - bassoonist Christian Smith and pianist Jed Moss - Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall on campus, Provo. Free. For more information, call 801-422-3317.

Red Rock, green cause: Utah composer Phillip Bimstein and Red Rock Rondo - Kate MacLeod, Hal Cannon, Harold Carr, Flavia Cerviño-Wood and Charlotte Bell- will perform in support of the University of Utah college of humanities' "Peace With Nature" benefit Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. Keynote speaker is Jane Goodall, whose work with chimpanzees in Tanzania gained her international attention; Utah author and environmentalist Terry Tempest Williams also is featured. Tickets are $10-$25 at 801-355-ARTS or http://www.arttix.org.

Garland of song: Viva Voce! presents its 10th annual women's choral festival, "A Spring Garland of Song," Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. High-school choirs Gunnison Valley High Cantus, Murray High Bel Canto, Provo High Advanced Women's Ensemble, Springville High Vivace, Timpanogos High Women's Chorus and Timberline Middle School Sing will also be featured. Tickets are $5, $3 for students, seniors and children under 12, available at the door. For more information, call 801-486-7995.

Jazz in Ogden: The Weber State University Jazz Combo continues its Jazz at the Station concert series Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Union Station, 2501 Wall Ave., Ogden. Free. For more information, call 801-626-6431.

Winter winds: The University of Utah Wind Ensemble will host a concert featuring the Skyline High School Wind Ensemble Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. The program will feature Carter Pann's "Slalom," Michael Gandolfi's "Vientos y Tangos" and David Checketts' "Three Dances for Band." Tickets are $7, $3 for students, seniors and children, at 801-581-7100 or http://www.kingtix.com.

Piano men: The American Piano Quartet - Brigham Young University faculty Jeffery Shumway, Robin Hancock and Scott Holden with Paul Pollei - will perform Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall on BYU campus, Provo. The bill includes "Sac souci (Galop de bravoura)" by Ascher, "Five Hungarian Dances" by Brahms and more. Tickets are $10, $7 for BYU students; call 801-422-4322.

* Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, current and former BYU Chamber Orchestra members will perform in a memorial concert honoring former School of Music director and conductor Clyn Barrus. On the program will be music by Rossini, Debussy, Strauss and Copland. Kory Katseanes will direct. Free.

Best dressed: The University of Utah Singers will perform music from around the world including the premiere of William Hawley's "The Clothes of Heaven" Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Libby Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City. Tickets are $7, $3 for students; call 801-581-7100 or go to http://www.kingtix.com.

On the Square: The Temple Square concert series continues with free performances at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.

* Friday, the Riverton Metropolitan Orchestra, under the direction of Benjamin Winkler, will perform a variety of marches by Williams, Gounod, Grieg, Sousa and others.

* Saturday, American Fork Children's Choir will sing favorites such as "All Things Bright and Beautiful" and "Festival Sanctus."

Aria ready? The Wasatch Chorale and Utah Valley State College's Aria contest winners will give a concert, "From Broadway to the Met," Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Covey Center for the Arts, 424 W. Center St., Provo. The program is a salute to Rodgers and Hammerstein, with music from "The King and I," "Oklahoma!," "South Pacific" and "The Sound of Music" concluding with opera choruses including, "The Easter Hymn" and "Pilgrims' Chorus." Tickets are $10, $8 for students and seniors by calling 801-852-7007 or by visiting http://www.coveycenter.org.

Lend me a . . . : The Ten Tenors return to Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The group from Down Under is known for performing classic concert-hall music as well as rock standards such as Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and the Bee Gees' "Who Wants to Live Forever." The guys recently released a new CD, "Here's to the Heroes." Tickets are $29.50 to $47.50 at 801-581-7100 or http://www.kingtix.com.

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