"A Concert for Peace: All One Voice" will be presented at 4 p.m. today in the University of Utah's Marriott Center for Dance. Admission is free for this multicultural event.
Thomas Warfield, a teaching assistant in the modern dance department, has gathered local artists, musicians and dancers, along with the cast of James Baldwin's "The Amen Corner," Weber State University dancers, the Salt Lake City African-American Dance Company and a Native American flutist."There will be a section called `Voices for Peace,' which will feature readings of poems - Korean, Persian and Yugoslavian; also some of the letters I've received for my `Global Poem in Praise of Peace,' including Mother Teresa's letter," said Warfield, who will be making his final appearance at the university. "We hope not only to lift and transform the human condition through the arts, but to unite people of differing backgrounds into a community of caring and greater human understanding."
A donation of clothing and/or non-perishable food is suggested, for distribution to homeless shelters.
- "FRIENDS & ARTISTS," a benefit concert for local musician Ricklen Nobis, who was injured last month in a paragliding accident, will take place at 7 this evening in Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus.
Performing will be Utah Symphony music director Joseph Silverstein, the Saliva Sisters and Ballet West, along with Colors of the Baroque, the Binkley-Woodbury Classical Guitar Duo, soprano JoAnn Ottley, clarinetist Christie Lundquist, trombonist Larry Zalkind, horn player William Barnewitz, violinist Gerald Elias and pianists Julian Ward and Marjorie Janove.
Before his accident, Nobis was serving as principal keyboardist of the Utah Symphony, music director of Repertory Dance Theatre and the annual Vivaldi Candlelight Concert, harpsichordist of Colors of the Baroque and as afternoon program host on KUER-FM. At the time of the accident he had no medical insurance.
This evening's program will be emceed by KUER's Gene Pack and KALL Radio's Hans Peterson. The suggested minimum donation is $25, with a reception afterward at the Art Barn, 54 Finch Lane, to which admission is $10. Additional contributions may be sent to the Ricklen Nobis Recovery Fund, c/o U. of U. Credit Union, P.O. Box 58025, Salt Lake City, UT 84158-0025.
For information call 581-7100.
- FLUTIST ERICH GRAF will solo with and guest conduct the Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra this evening at First Presbyterian Church, South Temple and C streets. Starting time is 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
A graduate of New York's Juilliard School of Music, where he studied with Julius Baker, Graf has been principal flutist of the Utah Symphony since 1976. He is a former member of the Aeolian Chamber Players and the Salt Lake Chamber Ensemble.
Tonight he will conduct and solo in four pieces, including flute concertos of Graupner and Gretry and Mozart's Andante for Flute and Orchestra. Also on the program: Schubert's "Der Teufels Lustschloss" Overture, to be conducted by Roger Wangerin, and the Alla marcia from Sibelius' "Karelia Suite."
Kenneth Kuchler is the orchestra's music director.
- A "BON VOYAGE" CONCERT featuring all performing choirs in Utah State University's music department will be presented at 7:30 this evening in the Logan Tabernacle. Admission is free, but children under 8 are discouraged from attending.
The concert is the last in Logan before members of the combined USU Chorale and Northern Utah Choral Society leave for a tour of Russia, said Bonnie Slade, who conducts the USU Women's Chorus, a participating group.
Also appearing are the USU Chamber Singers, in Pinkham's "Wedding Cantata" and a contemporary "Gospel Mass" by Robert Ray. The USU Chorale will sing the Faure Requiem. Both groups are conducted by Will Kesling.
- THE SALT LAKE SCOTS Bagpipe Band and White Heather Dancers will combine for a St. Patrick's Day concert to be presented Monday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bryant Intermediate School, 40 S. 800 East. Tickets are $6 ($4 those 12 and under), available at the door.
The band and the dancers are preparing to represent Utah at the World Games in Glasgow, and the Cowal Games in Dunoon, Scotland, in August 1993.
- SALT LAKE COUNTY COMMISSIONER Mike Stewart will be the tenor soloist on the Utah Symphony's annual "Irish Night" concerts this week, to be presented Monday, March 16, in Symphony Hall and Tuesday, March 17, in the de Jong Concert Hall of Brigham Young University's Harris Fine Arts Center.
Under Harold Mayo Gottfredson, the orchestra will offer a selection of traditional favorites, including the "Raggle-Taggle Gypsy" and Leroy Anderson's "Irish Suite." Among the songs Stewart will sing are "Danny Boy," "Mother Machree," "My Wild Irish Rose," "It's a Long Way to Tipperary," and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."
In addition, the McTeggart Irish Dancers will be on hand for a brace of jigs and reels. The young dancers have been a part of the symphony's "Irish Night" since 1983.
Starting time each night is 7:30 p.m., with tickets to the Salt Lake concert priced from $6 to $12. BYU tickets are $8 and $10. For information call 533-NOTE.
- BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY faculty pianist Jeffrey Shumway will perform an all-Russian program Tuesday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center.
Included will be Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition," preceded by a slide presentation of some of the artworks depicted in the composer's tribute to his friend Victor Hartmann, along with music of Balakirev ("Islamey") and Rachmaninoff.
On Wednesday, March 18, at BYU French violist Marie-Therese Chailley will perform a Primrose Memorial Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Coray Room of the Maeser Building. She will play Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major, Milhaud's "Quatre Visages," a sonata by her brother, Jacques Chailley, and the Enesco Concertpiece. BYU faculty pianist Dian Baker-Drinkall will accompany her.
Chailley will also offer a master class Monday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.
Also on Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall, the Utah Saxophone Quartet will perform a variety of classical, acoustic and electronic music. The quartet is composed of BYU faculty members Ray Smith and Daron Bradford and BYU alumni David Feller and Gaylen Smith.
Included will be Barber's "Adagio for Strings," Warren Benson's "Aeolian Song," Francaix's "Petite Quartet" and a jazz arrangement by Lennie Niehaus of "Have You Met Miss Jones" on Yamaha WX-7 wind synthesizers.
All events are free and open to the public.
- THE BYU CONCERT CHOIR will sing on Thursday, March 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle. Tickets are $4 ($3 students, faculty, and senior citizens), available at the BYU music ticket office, 378-7444.
Taking advantage of the tabernacle's acoustics and organ, the choir will sing sacred works by Vaughan Williams, Walton and Handel and choruses from Broadway's "Candide" by Bernstein; also Randall Thompson's "The Peaceable Kingdom," Scottish and Brazilian folk songs and American spirituals.
Mack Wilberg is the conductor, with Neil Harmon as organist.
- THE UTAH CARLETON CLUB will present the Knights of Carleton, a nine-member a cappella group that has been part of Carleton since 1955, on Friday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in Westminster College's Nunemaker Place. They will perform a variety of songs, ranging from popular and modern to barbershop and vocal jazz.
A $3 donation is requested to cover refreshments.
- GUEST CONDUCTOR NICO SNEL will lead the Salt Lake Symphony in a pair of concerts Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Starting time is 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Born in the Netherlands, Snel was brought to this country while still a teenager. He studied in California, Utah and Germany, where he served as conductor of the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra. He has also served as music director of the Oakland and Walnut Creek, Calif., light opera associations, the Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra and, since 1985, the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, also in Washington.
He will conduct the Salt Lake Symphony in three works, Dvorak's "Carnival" Overture, Debussy's "Danses Sacree et Profane" and the Brahms First Symphony. Soloist in the Debussy will be harpist Lynette Wardell.
- PRO MUSICA Chorus will present its annual spring concert on Friday and Saturday, March 20 and 21, at 8 p.m., in the Marriott Center for Dance on the University of Utah campus.
The festive program will include music of Vivaldi and a performance of Brahms' Op. 52 "Liebeslieder Waltzes." The singers will then turn to a staged presentation of music by Lerner and Loewe, including songs from "Camelot," "My Fair Lady," "Paint Your Wagon," "Brigadoon" and "Gigi."
Susan Williams is choreographer, John Marlowe Nielson conducts Pro Musica and Shauna K. Nero and Mark Pearce are accompanists. Jack Ashton's Young Artists Chamber Players will be guest performers.
Tickets, at $8, may be purchased from Daynes Music Co., Riverton Music, Capitol City Banks and all Smith'sTix outlets or at the door.
- A FREE ORGAN CONCERT honoring the 307th birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach will be presented Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Central LDS Stake Center, 450 N. 1200 West.
Performing on the Bigelow tracker organ will be Brigham Young University faculty member Douglas E. Bush, playing a variety of preludes and fugues, concerto movements, solo violin works and chorale preludes spanning the famed composer's creative life. In selected pieces he will be joined by violinist Paul Abegg. The audience will also be invited to participate in singing some of Bach's hymn harmonizations.