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CONCERT CALENDAR

Ballet West projects a busy touring season throughout Utah with its spring repertory program.

The company travels to Southern Utah University in Cedar City Tuesday and Wednesday, April 18-19, for 7:30 p.m. concerts in the SUU auditorium. On Friday, April 21, they dance at Utah State University in Logan, in the Chase Fine Arts Center, again at 7:30 p.m. (tickets at Taggart Student Center, 797-1732). (Next week, April 24-25, they perform at Weber State University in Ogden.)The program includes "Bonjour Brel" by Eddy Toussaint; Raymond Van Mason's "Seasons," set to music of Kurt Bestor; and "Carmina Burana," a full-company work set by John Butler to music of Carl Orff.

- LEO DEAN will direct the Sterling Chamber Choir in two performances of the John Rutter Requiem this evening at Hale Center Theater, 2801 S. Main, beginning at 6 and 8 p.m. The choir will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra and pianist Janeen Stevens. Admission is free.

Brigham Young University's Music Department is featuring a number of concerts, each culminating months of work by the faculty and student performers.

- BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY will present the following free concerts this week at the Provo school's Harris Fine Arts Center.

Monday, April 17, there will be a viola d'amore recital, featuring students of Gordon Child, at 6 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall.

On Tuesday, April 18, the University Chorale will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall under the direction of Paul Broomhead and David Hinck. Also Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. the Jazz Lab Band will perform in the Madsen Recital Hall under the direction of Darin Richins.

- MEZZO-SOPRANO LANI POULSON will be the featured guest on the next Nova Chamber Music Series program on Monday, April 17, at 8 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus.

Scheduled are selections from Wolf's "Italienisches Liederbuch," "La Regata Veneziana" by Rossini, "Il Tramonto" by Respighi, and folksongs in arrangements by Luciano Berio.

Assisting artists include pianist Barlow Bradford, violinists Ralph Matson and Barbara Scowcroft, violist Joel Rosenberg and cellist Ellen Bridger. Tickets are $8 in advance, available at the Utah Symphony Box Office or Discriminator Music, or $10 at the door.

Continuing a European career that began with studies in Stuttgart, Poulson has won several prestigious competitions and has sung in opera houses that include Kassel, Karlsruhe, Munich, Bonn, Brussels, Mannheim, Dresden, Berlin, Essen, Dusseldorf, Budapest, Strasbourg, Brussels, Amsterdam, Drottningholm and Frankfurt, among others.

Her Ramiro in Mozart's "La Finta Giardiniera" has been filmed, recorded and broadcast, as has her Sextus in "La Clemenza di Tito," now available in this country on laserdisc. She is noted for her Strauss and Mozart, also for her success in contemporary opera. She has also sung Lieder and oratorio widely.

This will be her fourth annual appearance with Nova.

- BARRY E. KOPETZ will lead the Salt Lake Symphonic Winds in a free concert Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.

The program will include Holst's Second Suite for Military Band, Robert Russell Bennett's "Suite of Old American Dances" together with music of Sousa, Shostakovich and Brahms.

- THE UTAH VALLEY SYMPHONY will conclude its 1994-95 season with a pair of pops concerts this week in the Provo Tabernacle.

The program, to be presented Wednesday and Thursday, April 19-20, at 7:30 p.m., will include Beethoven's "Egmont" Overture, Bernstein's "On the Waterfront" Suite and music from Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Kurt Bestor's "The Lamb of God" and the movies "E.T.," "Star Wars," "The Great Race" and "The Pink Panther."

Clyn Barrus will conduct, with narration by KBYU-FM general manager Walter Rudolph.

Admission each night is $5 ($4 students and senior citizens) at the door, with free parking available in the NuSkin garage west of the tabernacle.

- THE OGDEN COMMUNITY CHOIR will continue its presentation of Haydn's "The Creation" next weekend, with performances Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall and Sunday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Brigham City Tabernacle. Admission to each is free.

With organ accompaniment by Karen J. Miller, the oratorio will be sung in English, with soloists drawn from the choir. Evelyn M. Harris directs the group, which was founded in 1971.

- CANTI CON BRIO, a choir composed of BYU choral alumni under the direction of Ronald Staheli, will perform Friday, April 21, at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art and Saturday, April 22, in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.

The program each night will range from three Handel choruses through a set of Brahms partsongs to Howard Hanson's "Lament for Beowulf." Also included will be two settings of Rosetti love poems and "Songs of Zion."

Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m., and admission is free, though tickets are required at the museum because of limited seating (call 378-ARTS for information). The group's debut concerts last December drew SRO houses.

- UTAH BALLET COMPANY, the University of Utah's resident ballet troupe, will perform in the Crane Theater of Ephraim's Snow College on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.

Featured works are "Viva Vivaldi" by Victoria Morgan and "Inextricably Linked," by Jacque Lynne Bell, with music by Laurie Anderson and Henryk Gorecki. Two pieces by artistic director Attila Ficzere complete the program - "Napolitana," a demonstration of the Italian tarantella, and "Bolero," set to the music of Ravel.

For ticket information call 283-4021, Extension 265.

- EIJI OUE, newly appointed music director of the Minnesota Orchestra beginning with its 1995-96 season, guest conducts the Utah Symphony this week in concerts Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, at Abravanel Hall.

A native of Hiroshima, Japan, Oue studied at Tanglewood and the New England Conservatory of Music. He is currently music director of the Erie Philharmonic, having conducted the orchestras of Buffalo, Detroit, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

Featured on his 8 p.m. program Friday and Saturday will be Barber's Overtur to "The School for Scandal," Brahms' Symphony No. 2 in D major and the Durufle Requiem. In the last he and the orchestra will be joined by mezzo-soprano Colleen Butler, baritone Joseph Onstott and the Utah Symphony Chorus, Ed Thompson director.

Tickets are priced from $12 to $33; for information call 533-NOTE.

- THE MURRAY SYMPHONY Orchestra will join the Oratorio Society of Utah and the Wesley Bell Ringers for a gala concert Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in the Cottonwood High School auditorium, 5717 S. 1300 East.

With Clinton Frohm, Morris Lee and Ed Duncan conducting, the program will include Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Concert Celebration" for choir and orchestra, Don Gillis' "January February March," the Faure Requiem and the finale of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2. Soloing in the last will be Marie Madsen.

Tickets are $5 ($3 seniors and children), or $10 per family, available at Cottonwood Mall, Day Murray Music and Summerhays Music.

- "OPERA MUSIC for People Who Hate Opera" will be the theme of a concert by the West Valley Symphony, to be presented Saturday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in the Granger High School auditorium, 3690 S. 3600 West.

Included will be the Prelude to Act 3 of Wagner's "Lohengrin," Bizet's "Carmen" Suite No. 1, the Overture to Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," the Grand March from Verdi's "Aida" and Rossini's "William Tell" and "Barber of Seville" Overtures.

Robert Lentz and Stephen Baker will conduct, with vocal selections to be performed by mezzo-soprano Deborah Veater and tenor Matt Graham.

Tickets are $5, available at Harmons West or Bennion, Valley Fair Mall or at the door. For information call 969-4480.