Puccini's "Tosca" continues at the Capitol Theatre with four more performances this week: on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Jan. 20, 22 and 24, at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. Tickets ranging from $10 to $35 are available at the Art Tix box office in the theater, daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
The Utah Opera production features Martha Thigpen as the opera singer Tosca, Hans Gregory Ashbaker as her artist lover Cavaradossi and Greer Grimsley as the villainous Scarpia. Louis Salemno conducts members of the Utah Symphony, with David Gatley as stage director. Costumes are by Susan Memmott Allred, lighting by Kay Barrell and settings from New Orleans Opera by David Gano.- THE AMERICAN PIANO QUARTET will perform Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of Brigham Young University's Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets, at $4 ($3 BYU faculty/students and senior citizens), are available at the music ticket office, 378-7444.
The group, composed of BYU faculty members Paul Pollei, Jeffrey Shumway and Mack Wilberg and Boise State University piano professor Del Parkinson, will offer a wide variety of pieces for two pianos, eight hands. Included will be Liszt's "Grand Galop Chromatique" and "Rakozchy March," Debussy's "Petite Suite" and arrangements by Wilberg and Percy Grainger. The first half of the program will also feature the premieres of two works written for the quartet, William Wallace's "Scherzo in Seven" and an arrangement of Khatchaturian's "Sabre Dance."
- NINE YOUNG SOLOISTS will share the spotlight on the Utah Valley Symphony's annual Young Artists Concert Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22, 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle.
Under the baton of Clyn Barrus, the orchestra will present baritone Christopher Holmes, 17; flutist Noelle Boyd, 18; clarinetist Madeline Le Baron, 20; violist Travis Dastrup, 14; violinists Bonnie Dunford, 18, and Rebekah Wright, 17; pianists Mika Inouye, 15, Carla Maxwell and Chorinne Teichert, 17.
They will be heard in "Non piu andrai" (from Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro"), the Hummel Fantasy and extracts from concertos by Bruch, Chopin, Grieg, Schumann, Stanford, Kabalevsky and Gordon Jacob.
General admission each night is $5 ($4 students and seniors), with parking available at the Utah County complex east of the Tabernacle.
- EPSILON MU, the University of Utah collegiate chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon, will present its annual Winter Rush Concert on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. in Room 303 of Gardner Hall on the U. campus.
Performing will be collegiate chapter members Nancy Parker, soprano; Carlos Rodriguez, tenor; Jaren Hinckley, clarinet; and pianist Jed Moss, along with alumni chapter and faculty members Susan Goodfellow, flute, and the Mu Phi Epsilon Piano Quartet - pianists Gaye England, Annette Horman, Elizabeth Lund and Sandra Peterson. Included will be music of Debussy, Horovitz, Smetana, Taylor and Tulou.
The suggested donation is $2 adults, $1 students, at the door.
- MODERN DANCE choreographies by masters of fine arts candidates at the University of Utah will comprise "You Me He She," The program will play four times in the Marriott Center for Dance, on Thursday-Saturday, Jan. 23-25, at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee at 5 p.m. Friday.
Programmed works are "The Veil" by Georgia Harren; "Our Fathers/We Daughters" and a solo "Our Fathers/One Son" by Larry Hines; "Ornamental Love" and "Clocks" by Susan Levin, and "The Ties that Bind" by Maylene B. White. Tickets at $5 ($3 students and seniors), are available in advance at the Pioneer Theatre box office.
- BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY faculty violinist Donna Pauly Fairbanks will present a recital Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.
Featured will be sonatas of Vivaldi and Mozart, the Vitali Chaconne and shorter pieces by Villa-Lobos, Brahms and Rachmaninoff. The program will conclude with the Stravinsky's "Suite Italienne." The pianist will be BYU faculty member Dian Baker-Drinkall, and admission is free.
- POEMS OF EMILY DICKINSON and Walter de la Mare will be featured on a recital program by soprano Suzanne Collier Draayer Friday, Jan. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Accompanied by pianist Hal K. Campbell, the Southern Utah University faculty member will offer settings of Dickinson by John Duke, Ernst Bacon and Lee Hoiby as well as Campbell's own "Someone - and Others," based on eight poems of de la Mare. The last piece was commissioned by the Utah Music Teachers Association for their 1991 state convention.
Organist Paul Walker will perform Saturday, also at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall. He will be heard in music of Bach, Franck, Reger, Vierne and Messaien among others. In addition he will be joined by flutist Ted Wight in the Andante from Alain's Three Movements for Flute and Organ.
A senior at Brigham Young University, Walker studies with Parley Belnap and is earning a degree in electrical and computer engineering. A former member of the Utah Symphony, Wight is a professor of mathematics at BYU and an LDS bishop.
Admission to each is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR KORY KATSEANES will lead the Utah Symphony in its third Youth Concert of the season Saturday, Jan. 25, in Symphony Hall, at 11:30 a.m. and again at 1 p.m.
Focusing on music celebrating the wonders of nature, the program will be accompanied by a slide show. In addition an "instrument petting zoo," with instruments provided by Riverton Music, will be open an hour and half before each concert.
Tickets are available on a stand-by basis only, but those interested in coming are encouraged to attend. For information, call 533-NOTE.
- THE RIRIE-WOODBURY DANCE COMPANY will perform at Utah State University on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The Logan program includes six works: "Walls;' "The Inky Deep," a new piece by Douglas Nielsen; "White," "Episodes," "Blue Horses" and "To Have and to Hold."
Adult tickets are $12, youth $7, with USU students $3 in advance or $4 at the door.