Le Duo de Paris, the husband-and-wife team of flutist Joan Marie Bauman and pianist Eric Arnal, will perform in conjunction with the annual membership meeting of the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City this evening at the Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus.
The membership meeting is at 7 p.m., with the concert, to which the public is invited free of charge, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.A former Utah Symphony-Deseret News "Salute to Youth" soloist, Bauman has also performed with chamber groups in England, France, Germany and the Netherlands. She holds degrees in flute from Northwestern University and the U. and also concertizes as a soprano. Arnal heads the music theory department at the National Conservatory of Music in Caen, France, and recently was awarded third prize in the International Beethoven Competition in Memphis, Tenn.
Their program tonight will include music of Bartok, Poulenc and Messiaen, together with Schumann's "Frauenliebe und -leben" and Debussy's "Ariettes Oubliees."
- ANOTHER LANGUAGE Performing Arts Company presents the final performance of "On The Gutting Ledge" at 8 this evening in the Pierpont Performing Arts Studio, 345 W. Pierpont. Admission is $6 at the door. Choreography and performance by company members Christopher Murry Ivins, Beth Miklavcic, Jimmy Miklavcic and Gunild Pak will be augmented by a special appearance by actor/director Ken Bass and a work by choreographer Julie Preston.
- THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Symphony Orchestra will present its final program of the season tonight at 8 in Kingsbury Hall on the U. campus. Performing will be winners of the annual Concerto Night competition: pianist Craig Jorgensen in the finale of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, Chinese students Zhang Qing and Lu Ning in the opening movements of the Brahms First and Beethoven Fifth piano concertos, and soprano Anne Riggio in "My Man's Gone Now" from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess."
Making her farewell appearance with the orchestra will be conductor Madeline Schatz, who has accepted an appointment at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks. Also featured will be student conductors Dan Hege, recently named conductor-in-training with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra in Beverly Hills, Calif., and Robert Tueller.
Admission is $3 ($2 students/senior citizens), available at the door.
- VIOLINIST SISTERS Marilyn Felt Anderson and Francine Felt Potter will perform in recital Tuesday, June 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Accompanying them in music of Vivaldi, Faure, Elgar and Ravel will be pianist Jerry Powell. In addition, soprano Camille Cook and boy soprano Joseph Heninger-Potter will be heard in selections from Mozart's "Idomeneo" and "Exsultate Jubilate," Puccini's "Le Villi" and Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms."
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- THE MOUNTAIN WEST CHORALE, Richard B. Pearce directing, will sing a free concert on Wednesday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Their program will range through early polyphonic works, sacred music from Russian to moderns such as Rutter, Robertson and Nystedt, and spirituals and folk music, including the "Americana" folk song suite of Luigi Zaninelli.
The chorale, which originated nine years ago with alumni of the Kearns High Madrigals, has grown to 40 members from along the Wasatch Front. A former public school teacher, Pearce is now president of National Events, which develops music festivals in California, New York, Washington, D.C., and other major cities.
- THE SALT LAKE VOCAL ENSEMBLE will perform its spring concert on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 1070 Foothill Dr. With Mark Pearce conducting, the 16-voice ensemble will sing the Bach cantata "Lobet den Herrn," works of Monteverdi and Debussy and a selection of songs celebrating spring, ranging from madrigals to moderns such as Britten and Finzi.
The group's commissioned work this year is two additional movements of Thomas Durham's Mass, which will be performed in its entirety. Admission is $5.
- MOZART'S "LA FINTA SEMPLICE," an opera in three acts, will be presented by the University of Utah music department Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, at 8 p.m. in the Hayes/Christensen Theatre of the Marriott Center for Dance. Tickets are $6 ($3 students/senior citizens) and may be purchased in advance at Gardner Hall or at the door.
Mozart composed "The Pretended Simpleton," as the title is translated, when he was 12 years old. In a typical 18th-century comedy of romantic complications, Cupid takes the blame for everything. "The opera consists largely of set pieces, mostly arias, connected by spoken dialogue," said director David Power. James Benner has made the English translation.
- THE WESTMINSTER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA will wind up its inaugural season with a concert Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 E. 11 South.
Featured soloist in the G major Flute Concerto of Carl Stamitz will be Westminster College president Charles Dick, former first flute of the Ridgewood and Clearwater symphony orchestras. Also on the program will be Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style, Haydn's Symphony No. 104 ("London") and the premiere of "Third Day" by Utah composer Richard Kline.
Admission is free.
- THE JAY WELCH CHORALE will present its annual spring concert on Saturday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Community College Skills Center, 1040 W. 700 South. Tickets are $5 per family, or $3 single, available at the door.