Assistant conductor Kory Katseanes will lead the Utah Symphony in the third of its "Best of Broadway" concerts today at 3:30 p.m. at the new Snowbird Event Center.
Joined by the Utah Symphony Chorus, the orchestra will offer extracts from "Kiss Me, Kate," "Brigadoon," "My Fair Lady," "Porgy and Bess," "Les Miserables" and "Phantom of the Opera" as well as Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers medleys. Soloing will be the husband-and-wife team of Karen and Gerald Dolter, the latter having sung with the orchestra last year on its "Evening With Rodgers and Hammerstein."Tickets are $25 (reserved seating) and $15 (non-reserved), available at the gate.
- THE UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Alumni Band will present a free concert at 7 this evening on the patio area of the Taggart Student Center, or, in case of rain, USU's Chase Fine Arts Center. Listeners should bring blankets or folding chairs.
Directed by Max Dalby and Nicholas Morrison, the program will include marches of Sousa and Fucik, Bach's "Come, Sweet Death," Rossini's "La Boutique Fantasque" and the Polka and Fugue from "Schwanda the Bagpiper" by Weinberger. Guest soloist is Steve Call, tuba.
- THE WESLEY BELL RINGERS will conclude their 27th annual summer tour with a homecoming concert at 7:30 this evening at Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South. Directed by Ed Duncan, the group consists of 30 high-school and first-year college students. This year they played 33 concerts in 17 states in the east and midwest.
Admission is free.
- THE DEER VALLEY INTERNATIONAL Chamber Music Festival will present two concerts this week, the first at 7:30 this evening at the new Park City Community Church, on Highway 224 between the I-80 Park City exit and ParkWest.
Performing will be Gail Niwa, winner of last year's Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and violinist Arturo Delmoni, to be heard in Beethoven's Sonata No. 7 for Violin and Piano. In addition Niwa will play Book 1 of Albeniz's "Iberia," after which she and Delmoni will join violist Leslie Harlow and cellist Ellen Bridger for a performance of Faure's G minor Piano Quartet.
On Thursday, July 23, also at the church at 7:30 p.m., soprano and flutist Joan Marie Bauman and her pianist husband Eric Arnal will be featured along with clarinetist Russell Harlow in Spohr's Six Songs for Soprano, Clarinet and Piano. Also on the program: Mozart's D major Flute Quartet and Schumann's Op. 41, No. 3, String Quartet, the last featuring Delmoni, Leslie Harlow and cellist Maureen McDermott.
Tickets to each are $10 ($8 students and seniors). Patrons are also invited to bring picnic dinners, with drinks and desserts available for purchase an hour before the concert and at intermission.
- WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY in Ogden will host its 14th annual Summer Pops Concert and Fireworks at 9 tonight at the Ada Lindquist Plaza and pond.
Music will be provided by the Mormon Youth Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Robert C. Bowden, capped by a performance of Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture, complete with real canon fire. The fireworks display will follow at about 10 p.m.
Sponsored by the John A. Lindquist family, the event is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to sit on surrounding lawns and/or bring folding chairs or blankets.
- VOCAL MONTH CONTINUES on Temple Square with recitals this week by soprano Shawna Gottfredson (Monday, July 20), English tenor Adrian Thompson (Tuesday, July 21), Chinese-Maylaysian soprano Loh Siew-Tuan (Wednesday, July 22) and New Zealand bass-baritone Ted Rhodes (Saturday, July 25).
Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m., in the Assembly Hall, and admission is free.
Currently director of the Peruvian Park Elementary School Choir, Gottfredson is a graduate of the University of Utah and studied an additional three years at Brigham Young University. She will be heard in songs of Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and John Duke, as well as "The Bell Song" from the opera "Lakme," accompanied by pianist Denise Farrington, violinist Judd Sheranian and flutist Antoinette Ryser.
A native of London, Thompson has sung with nearly all the major British orchestras and choral societies as well as Opera London and the Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Tuesday he will offer songs of Mendelssohn, Britten, Finzi, Quilter and Liza Lehmann, accompanied by pianist Iain Burnside.
Burnside will also partner Loh, in songs of Ravel (the "Cinq Melodies Populaires Grecques"), Villa-Lobos and Zemlinsky. Now living in London, she has studied at Trinity College of Music and has appeared with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the Singapore Symphony, the Schoenberg Symphony and the Collegium Musicum of Bonn.
Rhodes' program will feature him in Vaughan Williams' "Songs of Travel," Beethoven's "An die ferne Geliebte" and Ravel's "Don Quichotte a Dulcinee." A winner of New Zealand's Dame Sister Mary Leo Scholarship, he studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.
In addition the group Intimate Opera will present an evening of songs, arias and ensembles on Thursday, July 23, also at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.
Singers include Mary Billeter, Michelle Harvey, Billie Loukas, Susan Deauvono, Tricia Swanson, Kathryn Feigal, Dave Arnold, Greg Griffiths, Terry Summerhays, Roger Summerhays, Mark Child, William Goeglein and Don Becker. Selections will range from "Vesti la guibba" to extracts from Broadway musicals ("Kismet," "The Most Happy Fella," "West Side Story," "The Sound of Music" etc.) and "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy." Admission is free.
- SOPRANO LYNNETTE OWENS, currently based in New York, returns home to present two recitals, the first Monday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. at Murdock Music, 4083 Riverdale Rd., in Ogden and the second Monday, Aug. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Daynes Music Co's Steinway Hall, 154 S. Main in Salt Lake City.
A native of Clearfield, Owens is performing to raise money for a European operatic audition later this year. A graduate of BYU, she has sung with Utah Opera, Opera Iowa and the Des Moines Mero Opera.
- DANCE GROUPS taking part in this year's Springville World Folkfest will present an encore performance Monday, July 20, at 8 p.m. at Spring Acres Arts and Recreation Park.
According to general director Sara Newman, since the Folkfest is officially over the groups are free to perform non-traditional dances and will be allotted 30 minutes each, as opposed to the regulation 10 minutes. She said dancers from Italy and China, and possibly Poland and Mexico, will be staying to perform.
Admission is $6 ($5 seniors, $3 children), at the gate.
- THE NEW WORLD STRING QUARTET will be featured on the final concert of this year's Wassermann Festival of Chamber Music, Monday, July 20, at Utah State University. Starting time is 8 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of the Chase Fine Arts Center.
The quartet is composed of violinists Curtis Macomber and Vahn Armstrong, violist Benjamin Simon and cellist Ross Harbaugh. Included on their all-Beethoven program will be his Quartet in E flat major, Op. 127, and Quartet in F Major, Op. 135.
Tickets, at $6 and $8, are available at the Smith Spectrum and at the door.
- THE MOUNTAIN JUBILEE INTERNATIONAL Show Chorus will present a free concert of ladies' four-part harmony, barbershop style, on Tuesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at Salt Lake Community High School, 180 N. 300 West. No tickets will be required and audience members will be invited to sing along.
- COLORS OF THE BAROQUE, an 18-piece chamber orchestra directed by Utah Symphony trumpeter Nick Norton, returns to the Salt Lake Art Center for a performance Thursday, July 23, at 8 p.m. as part of this summer's Twilight Concert Series.
Composed primarily of Utah Symphony musicians, the group will be heard in concertos of Bach and Vivaldi, Telemann's "Water Music," music of Scheidt, Monteverdi, C.P.E. Bach and Pachelbel (the Canon). In addition singers from the Utah Chamber Artists will join the ensemble in excerpts from Handel's "Ode for St. Cecilia's Day" and the Vivaldi Gloria.
The concert, to be presented outdoors in the Sculpture Court, is free to the public.
- JOHN PHILIP SOUSA, in the person of Keith Brion, returns to lead the Utah Symphony in yet another night of "Sousa at the Symphony" Friday, July 24, at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall and Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Deer Valley.
In appropriate makeup and costume, Brion attempts to recreate the spirit and repertoire of an actual Sousa concert, an idea he conceived in 1978 as director of the Yale University Band.
Included on this week's program will be music of Verdi and Saint-Saens (the Bacchanale from "Samson and Delilah"), a Victor Herbert medley and selections from "Show Boat," "Sunny" and "Strike Up the Band." Guest soloists will include xylophonist Bob Becker and soprano Virgina Croskery, as well as Utah Symphony trumpeter Nick Norton.
Tickets to the Symphony Hall concert are priced from $12 to $18, with Deer Valley $30 for reserved seating or $15 for non-reserved.
In addition Symphony Hall patrons are invited early for the pre-concert music and food of Plazafest, beginning at 6 p.m. For information call 533-NOTE.
- THE BRIDGERLAND BRASS, a quintet of local musicians, with offer a free Pioneer Day program of Sousa, Gershwin and other traditionally American music Friday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Since its founding last year, the group has developed a repertoire embracing everything from Bach to Dixieland. Each member is an active music educator.