The School of Music at the University of Utah has a jam-packed, exciting month of shows planned for the first month of 2012:
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY: PACIFICA QUARTET
The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City presents the Pacifica Quartet on Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Recognized for its daring repertoire and exuberant style, the Pacifica Quartet has swept top prizes in international competitions and performed in many of the world’s major concert halls. The 2009 Grammy Award-winning group tours extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia, and its CDs have garnered effusive praise from critics and audiences alike. The program will include Shostakovich, Schnittke and Beethoven. Tickets are $25 general admission and $5 for students, and can be purchased at the door.
SUNDAYS@7 SPOTLIGHT: PAMELA PALMER JONES & STEPHANIE SMITH
The School of Music is excited to feature faculty pianist Pamela Palmer Jones with Stephanie Smith in a Sundays@7 spotlight on Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. The program will feature classical piano masterworks, featuring Muzio Clementi’s monumental "Dido Abbandonata" Sonata, Carl Czerny’s virtuosic "Fantasy Brilliante on themes of Mozart’s Figaro" and Mozart’s "Sonata in D Major for Two Pianos, KV 448." An adjunct assistant professor, Jones is a renowned pianist who received her master’s in historical performance practice from UCLA, where she won first place in every performance award at that institution, including the Concerto Competition, Nancy Kendall Robinson and Atwater Kent competitions. Stephanie Smith is has a bachelor’s and master’s in piano performance from the U of U and is currently an adjunct professor of piano at Salt Lake Community College. Sundays@7 is the School of Music’s free, one-hour concert series featuring distinguished faculty. Admission is free and all are welcomed to attend.
UTAH PHILHARMONIA WITH CONCERTO WINNERS
The University of Utah Philharmonia will perform in concert with the school’s concerto competition winners on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. The concerto winners and soloists include Andrea da Silva, soprano; DeAunn Davis, horn; Bailey Stewart, marimba; and Ubeeng Kuaq, piano. The program will include such impressive works as Gershwin’s "Lullaby," Strauss’s "Vier Letze Lieder" and Horn Concerto No. 1, Liszt’s Totenantz and more. Each student winner competed in a preliminary round earlier this fall and was chosen by a panel of judges from among other competitors from their musical areas. The concert will feature each of the concerto winners performing their chosen solo piece. Admission for the concert is free for U students, $3 for outside students and $7 general audiences. Tickets are available at www.kingsburyhall.org or by calling 801-581-7100.
PREPARATORY DIVISION FACULTY CONCERT
The School of Music’s Preparatory Division faculty will present a fun, family-friendly concert on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. The talented faculty will present a free piano and organ concert the whole family will enjoy. The Preparatory Divison faculty includes Gretchen Tanner, Mio Cowden, Kasia Sokol-Borup, Linda Margetts, Merla Little, Jie Lu, Teresa Clawson, Hao Doan, Lindsay Malheiro, Janet Mann, Rosemary Olson, Sue Parsons, Say-Eow Quah, Heather Smith, Marie Smith and Karlyen Tan. Admission is free and all are welcomed to attend.
PIANO: SUMMERARTS CONCERTO WINNERS
The young winners of the 2011 SummerArts Piano Competition will perform in concert with the Salt Lake Symphony on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. The impressive and always entertaining program will feature talented pianists ranging in age from elementary school to college performing works by Rachmaninoff, Bach, Mozart and more. The young artists will include Sunyoung Kim, Amy Yao, Mary-Frances Oldham, Do Oh, Carson Malen, Colleen Sharpe and Michael Stewart. The Salt Lake Symphony will be conducted by Jong-hun Bae. Admission for the concert is free for U students, $3 for outside students and $7 general audiences. Tickets are available at www.kingsburyhall.org or by calling 801-581-7100.
SUNDAYS@7 FACULTY SHOWCASE
The School of Music is excited to feature a showcase of faculty musicians in concert on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. The program will feature Beethoven’s String Trio Op. 9 No. 1 and Brahms’ Piano Trio Op. 8, performed by Kasia Sokol-Borup, Elliott Cheney, John Englund, David Park and Larry Gee. Sundays@7 is the School of Music’s free, one-hour concert series featuring distinguished faculty. Admission is free and all are welcomed to attend.
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