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Students from the University of Utah music department will combine for an afternoon of chamber performances today at 3 p.m. in Room 303 of Gardner Hall on the U. campus.

Featured will be the Honors String Quartet in the Scherzo from Tchaikovsky's Quartet No. 1, harpist Lynette Wardle and pianist Marty Solis in Debussy's "Danses Sacree et Profane," flutist Sergio Pallottelli and pianist Harold Rust in the fourth movement of Prokofiev's Sonata in D major, a piano trio and saxophone quartet and clarinetist Jaren Hinckley, violinist Christina Koplin and pianist Kathryn Carlston in four excerpts from Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du Soldat."Admission is free and the public is invited.

- THE WEBER STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA and Symphony Chamber Players will perform on the orchestra's second concert of the season at 7:30 this evening in the Austad Auditorium of the Ogden school's Browning Center for the Performing Arts.

The Symphony Chamber Players will open the program with Giannini's Prelude and Fugue, followed by Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K. 175, with Diana Grueninger as soloist. The orchestra will then perform Bizet's "L'Arlesienne" Suite No. 2 and the Beethoven Second Symphony.

Tickets are $3 ($2 students and senior citizens), available at the door.

The Symphony Chamber Players will also perform music of Giannini and Mozart along with Bach, Hindemith and Vivaldi in the first of a series of free public concerts Monday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Roy Branch of the Weber County Library.

Included will be movements from Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," with each violinist in the 13-piece string ensemble performing as soloist.

- CELLIST WARREN BURTON will take center stage for a faculty recital Monday, March 2, in Utah State University's Eccles Conference Center. Starting time is 8 p.m., with admission $3 ($2 students), available at the door.

Joining Burton will be pianist Mary Jo Schwab and clarinetist Nicholas Morrison for a program of music by Popper, Boccherini, Tartini, Hammer, Prokofiev and Beethoven (the Op. 11 Trio in B flat major).

Burton is a well-known educator, musician and satirist. He has performed in orchestras throughout the country under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Charles Munch and Maurice Abravanel. Schwab is a USU graduate who has taught both viola and piano at USU's Summer Music Clinic. Morrison is a faculty member at USU, where teaches clarinet and serves as assistant director of bands.

- WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY faculty members Shi-Hwa Wang, violin, and Yu-Jane Yang, piano, will present a free recital on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in WSU's Browning Center for the Performing Arts.

The Taiwanese couple will perform music of Faure, Brahms (the Violin Sonata No. 1 in G major), Lalo and Saint-Saens (the Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso). In addition Wang will solo in three of the 24 Caprices for Unaccompanied Violin of Niccolo Paganini.

Wang holds a doctorate from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Yang is a Ph.D candidate at the University of Michigan and was recently appointed director of accompanying and group piano at Weber State.

- FACULTY CELLIST ROGER DRINKALL will be the soloist at a concert by the Brigham Young University Philharmonic Orchestra on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Provo school's Harris Fine Arts Center.

Tickets at $4 ($3 faculty/staff/students and senior citizens) are available at the music ticket office, 378-7444.

Drinkall will solo in "Schelomo" by Ernest Bloch on a program that will also include Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2. Clyn Barrus will conduct, with graduate student Christian Smith leading the orchestra in the opening selection, the Overture to Glinka's "Russlan and Ludmilla."

- BYU FACULTY MEMBER Steven Call will present a solo recital Tuesday, March 3, in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.

A collector of tubas and tuba-family instruments, Call will perform on four of them Tuesday, in music of Bach, Mozart, Walter S. Hartley (the Suite for Unaccompanied Tuba), Malcolm Arnold, Halsey Stevens, J. Edward Barat and Paul Holms. Included will be "Beelzebub" by A. Catozzi, performed on the helicon, a circular instrument designed to be played on horseback in a cavalry band.

Accompanying will be Salt Lake pianist Jed Moss. Starting time is 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.

- WELSH ORGANIST IAIN QUINN will present a solo recital Tuesday, March 3, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, South Temple and "C" streets. Included on his program will be Bach's Prelude and Fugue in G major (BWV 541), Mendelssohn's Sonata No. 2 and music of Samuel Sebastian Wesley, Frederick Scotson Clark, Leonard Salzedo, Askell Masson and Edwin Henry Lemare.

Born in Cardiff in 1973, Quinn began his training as a chorister at Llandaff Cathedral, subquently studying organ in London with Nicholas Kynaston and piano with Leslie Howard. He was a prizewinner at the 1988 Oundle International Organ Weel and last year became the only organist to be granted a scholarship from the Tillet Trust.

In 1990 he made his debut in London, where he now lives, and the following year played his first recitals in the United States and Australia.

Admission to Tuesday's recital is by donation.

- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Wind Symphony will premiere a piece by a Weber State University composer Wednesday, March 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center.

The piece is Festive Variations on "Lasst uns Erfreuen," by Thomas Root, associate professor of music at Weber State, based on the German chorale melody more commonly known as "All Creatures of our God and King." Besides the Root premiere - to be conducted by the composer - the Wind Symphony will play "Gavorkna Fanfare" by Jack Stamp, Saint-Saens' "Occident et Orient," Robert Russell Bennett's "Symphonic Songs for Band," by Robert Russell Bennett, Fucik's "Florentiner March" and Shostakovich's "Festive Overture."

These pieces will be directed by David Blackinton.

The public is invited and admission is free.

- THE SALT LAKE INSTITUTE Concert Choir, sponsored by the Salt Lake Institute of Religion, will present "A Jubilant Song," a spring concert, in the Promised Valley Playhouse, 132 S. State, on Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket are $2, or $6 per family.

The large chorus is made up of students attending the University of Utah and the Institute of Religion. The group has performed on radio and television and has toured the United States, Canada and Mexico. Their repertory includes sacred, classical and contemporary music, also spirituals and popular music. Richard L. Openshaw is the director.

- "AN EVENING OF BRASS AND PERCUSSION" will be presented at Weber State University Thursday, March 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Center for the Performing Arts.

Included will be music for percussion trio, brass quartet, marimba quartet, trombone quartet, brass choir and a faculty brass quintet. The groups are directed by Donald Keipp, Dan Rich and Marion Albiston.

Admission is $3 ($2 students), available at the Dee Events Center or at the door.

- THE UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Concerto Concert Thursday, March 5, at 8 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of the Logan school's Chase Fine Arts Center.

Winners of this year's auditions are soprano Diane Thueson, baritone Scott Kolu, flutist Noelle Boyd, cellist Janiel Cragun and pianist Sam Aikele. They will be heard in arias from "Madame Butterfly" and "The Magic Flute" and instrumental pieces by Gordon Jacob, Faure and Rachmaninoff.

In addition the orchestra, conducted by Mark Emile, will perform Respighi's "The Pines of Rome."

Tickets at $6 ($3 students/seniors) are available at the ticket office in the Smith Spectrum or at the door.

- "ANOTHER LANGUAGE" will open this season, their seventh, with a concert of mostly new choreography Friday, March 6, in the Another Language studio, 345 Pierpont Ave. Performances will run Friday-Sunday, March 6-8, and again the following weekend, March 13-15, at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $7 ($5 students/seniors).

Since being formed in 1985 by Beth and Jimmy Miklavcic, Another Language has grown to nine members and now maintains its own studio/theater space. Five company members are creating new works for this program, including "Changes in Space" by the Miklavcics, co-artistic directors; also "Sarah's Piano" by Sarah Hudleson; "Bleeding:Living as Bleeding:Dying" by Angie Head, and "Perennial Rhythm" by Eleni Kambouris.

Guest artist Jon Scoville, musician, composer and adjunct faculty at the University of Utah, will stage a work based on a prose piece by poet Mark Strand, entitled "The President's Resignation."

- THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Concert Chorale will perform Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Directed by John M. Cooksey, the 80-member ensemble will sing music of Victoria, Bach, Handel (three extracts from the oratorio "Samson") and Janequin as well as more contemporary selections by Poulenc, Edwin Fissiger, Norman Dello Joio, Rene Clausen and John Rutter, among others.

The same program will be repeated Sunday, March 8, at Gardner Hall on the U. campus. Admission will be $5 ($3 students); admission to the Temple Square concert is free.

On Saturday, March 7, the Temple Square Concert Series welcomes the Brigham Young Univesity Singers, also at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall. Under Ronald Staheli, they will be heard in sacred music of Schuetz, Bach, Walton and Bernstein along with songs of Brahms, Boulanger and Lecuona and folksong arrangements by Staheli and Mack Wilberg.

Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.

- THE DRAPER SYMPHONY will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 6 and 7, and Monday, March 9, in the Draper Community Theater auditorium of Draper City Hall, 12441 S. 900 East.

In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Rossini's birth, the orchestra will offer his "William Tell" Overture along with music of Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Haydn, Schumann and Grieg. Layne Wright conducts the group and admission is $3 for adults or $1 for children (12 and under).

For information call 571-6626.