The American West Symphony and Chorus, conducted by Terry Lamoureaux, will present a concert on Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Union Middle School, 615 E. 80th South. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 students, or family $15, available in advance at the Sandy City Hall or at the door.
Guest artist for the evening will be pianist Craig Jorgensen, performing the Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30, of Rachmaninoff. Jorgensen is a University of Utah Summer Piano Competition finalist, and earlier this year was the national first place winner in the National Federation of Music Clubs competition.The program will also include "Pavane" by Faure, medleys from "The Sound of Music" and "My Fair Lady" arranged by Lamoureaux, and other Broadway music.
American West is tooling up for its June 1990 tour of the Scandinavian countries, said Lamoureaux. As a former LDS missionary in Norway and student at the University of Oslo, he was familiar with the halls of Scandinavia. "There were 10 places I wanted to perform in, fine halls and cathedrals," he said, "and we got them all." Arrangements for the tour were made in January.
Tour dates are scheduled in Bergen, Haugesund, Kongsberg, Sandefjord and Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Jonkoping and Ballerup, Sweden; Espoo and Helsinki, Finland; and Copenhangen's (Denmark) Tivoli Gardens. American West will broadcast on Norwegian, Danish and Swedish radio. A Finnish television broadcast will have a potential audience of 25 million, including listeners in the northern Russian republics.
Lamoureaux is a graduate in music from Brigham Young University. He also holds an M.A. in music performances form the University of Oslo. He founded the Northern California Mormon Symphony and conducted it for four years, and was a member of the Walnut Creek Chamber Orchestra and Oakland Regional Symphony. He moved to Salt Lake City five years ago.
Advance planning began in January 1987 for this tour, which will be under auspices of the USA-Norway Year of Exchange. Accordingly, American West will sponsor a number of Norwegian artists during the next few months, notably cellist Truls Moork, who this summer is soloing with the Israeli symphony, splitting 12 dates there with Yo Yo Ma. Lamoureaux serves on the board of the USA/Norway exchange, as do Utahns Joyce Blackburn and Per Haugen. During 1989-90 Lamoreaux will conduct several Norwegian orchestras, in conjunction with the USA/Norway exchange.
Lamoreaux's profession lends itself to such arrangements as he has had to make, since he is a chief purser for United Airlines, flying internationally three days a week. He also teaches piano in Sandy, and is a member of the board of directors of the Gina Bachauer competition.