Music notes: Enjoy Baroque music performed by University of Utah alumni, students and staff

Published January 12, 2013 1:01 am
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Mozart at U. of U.

University of Utah School of Music faculty musicians will perform Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor and Dohnányi's Sextet. Performers are pianist Jeffrey Price, violinist James Gardner, violist Robert Baldwin, cellist John Eckstein, clarinetist Kathy Pope and hornist Steve Proser.

When • Sunday, Jan. 13, 7 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Westminster Winds

The Westminster Winds, woodwind faculty from Westminster College, perform works by Darius Milhaud, Ray Luke, Paul Dukas, Paul Hindemith and Francis Poulenc, assisted by pianist Karlyn Bond.

When • Monday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m.

Where • Gore Concert Hall, 1250 E. 1700 South, Salt Lake City; 801-832-2457.

Tickets • $15; all students with ID get in free

Fridays with faculty

Catherine Mayes, an assistant professor of musicology at the University of Utah, will present a lecture on the cultural associations and meanings of Turkish and Hungarian-Gypsy styles in the late 18th century.

When • Friday, Jan. 18, noon

Where • Dumke Recital Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free

Journeys of Love

"Jornadas de Amor," or "Journeys of Love," is a concert of Spanish opera and zarzuela (musical comedy), performed by Utah Opera's 2012-13 Resident Artists. Proceeds will benefit the West View Community Newspaper and The Mundi Project.

When • Friday, Jan. 18, 7 p.m.

Where • Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5; $10 family, up to six members. Call 801-535-6533.

Concerto winners

The winners of the SummerArts Piano Competition will perform in concert with American West Symphony. The program will include works by Mozart, Grieg and Rachmaninoff.

When • Saturday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; free for U. of U. students. Visit music.utah.edu or 801-581-6762.

NOVA celebrates Schoenberg

This concert celebrates the centennial of the premiere of Schoenberg's "Pierrot Lunaire."

When • Sunday, Jan. 20, 3 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $18; free for U. of U. students; novachambermusicseries.org/program.html

Faculty goes Baroque

Baroque music, including the popular Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 by Bach, will be performed at this University of Utah faculty showcase. Students, alumni and early-music specialists will join in.

When • Sunday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free; visit music.utah.edu or call 801-581-6762

An honor for Richards

Patricia A. Richards, board chairwoman at Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, is one of four recipients of OPERA America's 2013 National Opera Trustee Recognition Award. According to OPERA America, the award recognizes "exemplary leadership, generosity and audience-building efforts."

Richards, a retired bank executive, was appointed vice chair of US | UO in 2004, shortly after the controversial 2002 merger of the Utah Symphony and Utah Opera. She was instrumental in hiring CEO Melia Tourangeau and Utah Symphony music director Thierry Fischer, and in negotiating the collective bargaining agreement with the musicians union on five occasions. Noting that Richards and her husband, Bill Nichols, donated $1 million to help start the arts organization's comprehensive campaign, the OPERA America news release quoted Tourangeau as calling her "a pillar of strength" who has "far exceeded any expectation of what a board chair should do for a nonprofit organization." In addition to her financial contributions, Richards volunteers her voice as a member of the Utah Symphony Chorus.

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