The newly organized woodwind quintet Quintette a Vent will perform at 7:30 this evening at First United Methodist Church, 203 S. 200 East.
Organized under the auspices of the Chamber Ensemble of Utah, the group is composed of flutist Kelly Crandell, oboist Christopher Wootton, clarinetist Gwen Tuft, bassoonist Amanda Bryan and Valerie Clarke, horn. They will be heard in music of Mozart (the Sinfonia Concertante for Winds and Strings), Ibert (his Trois Pieces Breves), Mendelssohn, Schubert, Debussy and Ravel.There is no charge for admission.
- UTAH SYMPHONY principal clarinetist Christie Lundquist will solo with the University of Utah Wind Symphony in a benefit concert to be presented Monday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the U.'s Gardner Hall.
Admission is $12 in advance or $15 at the door, with proceeds helping fund the group's trip to the College Band Directors National Association conference in March.
Lundquist will be heard in two pieces, the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto (featuring members of the U. Jazz Ensemble 1) and the Polacca from Weber's Clarinet Concerto No. 2. The Wind Symphony will also perform music of Holst ("Bach's Fugue a la Gigue"), Copland ("Emblems") and Malcolm Arnold (the "English Dances").
Barry Kopetz directs the group. A reception will follow.
- INTIMATE OPERA will present the second night of its "Vienna, Vienna" program Monday, Feb. 5, at 8 p.m. at Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School, 945 E. 800 South.
Performing will be a number of former Utah Opera soloists along with guest soloist Hanskarl Schade. Included on the program will be "Vienna, City of My Dreams" and excerpts from Brahms' "Liebeslieder Waltzes," Mozart's "The Magic Flute," Lehar's "The Merry Widow," Strauss' "Die Fledermaus" and the musicals "The Student Prince" and "The Chocolate Soldier," variously sung in English and German.
Tickets are $6 ($4 students/sen-iors/children), available at the door.
- BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY faculty member Elizabeth Ruppe will perform a free flute recital Tuesday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Provo school's Harris Fine Arts Center.
Her program will consist of the Divertimento for Flute and Piano by French composer Jean Francaix along with pieces by Bach, Weber, Roussel and Messiaen.
Other faculty performances this week at BYU include a concert Tuesday by the Faculty Jazz Quartet (Ray Smith, Dan Waldis, Laurence Yorgason and Ron Brough) in the de Jong Concert Hall; a recital Wednesday, Feb. 7, by the Escalante Trio (violinist Donna Fairbanks, cellist Nicole Jackson and pianist Jeffrey Shumway) in Madsen; and a program of Broadway favorites Thursday, Feb. 8, featuring voice faculty member Matt Bean, also in Madsen.
Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
- BALLET WEST will continue its presentation of Delibes' "Coppelia," with choreography by Ben Stevenson, Feb. 7-11 at the Capitol Theatre. Curtain time Wednesday through Saturday is 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees Feb. 10 and 11. Tickets are priced from $10 to $45 and are available at the ArtTix box office at the theater, at Albertsons ArtTix outlets or by calling 355-ARTS.
The company will also take the production to Ogden for performances Feb. 16 and 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Austad Auditorium of Weber State University's Browning Center for the Performing Arts. For ticket information, call the Ogden Symphony Association at 399-9214.
- PIANIST JAMES MARGETTS will present a free recital on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. The Brigham Young University-trained pianist has also studied at the Eastman School of Music. Wednesday he will perform sonatas of Beethoven (the "Waldstein"), Chopin (the Sonata No. 3 in B minor) and Ginastera.
- WINNING COMPOSITIONS from the 1995 LDS Church Music Contest will be presented Friday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Featured will be new hymns, hymn texts, arrangements and anthems as well as pieces for soloists and children. Performers will include the Pleasantview First Ward Primary Chorus, the Ogden Institute Chorale and Evening Chorus and soloists Rochelle McAllister, Ryan Arrington and Aleena Broadbent.
There is no charge for admission.
- THE BYU BALLROOM Dance Company will perform Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10, in the Marriott Center on the BYU campus. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m.
This year's concert features the first appearance of the current British Formation Champions and their award-winning medleys. Tickets, at $8 ($7 children), are available at the Marriott Center ticket office or by calling 378-BYU1 or 1-800-322-BYU1.
- BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY'S vocal group Syncopation as well as the Women's Chorus and Symphonic Band will come together for a pops concert Friday, Feb. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Included will be an Irving Berlin medley, a Jerome Robbins Broadway medley, selections from "Les Miserables" and a Broadway-march finale.
Tickets are $6 ($4 students/staff, $5 senior citizens/alumni; for information call 378-4322.
- IN A CONTINUING EFFORT to raise money for its projected trip to the Atlanta International Band and Orchestra Festival in April, the Utah Philharmonia will present another concert on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Gardner Hall on the University of Utah campus.
Joining the orchestra will be student violinist Amy Steenblick, who will solo in the Chausson "Poeme." In addition music director Robert Debbaut will lead the group in Tchaikovsky's "Romeo and Juliet" and the Scherzo from the Henry Wolking's Symphony No. 2 ("Saturnian Verses").
The U. Honors Orchestra, composed of outstanding high-school performers from around the state, will also perform Grieg's "Homage March" and the finale of the Sibelius Second Symphony.
Admission is $3 at the door; for additional information call 581-6692.
- THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH A Cappella Choir will present its annual Showcase Concert Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Directed by Ed Thompson, the choir will perform music of Gorecki ("Totus Tuus") Brahms (selections from the "Liebeslieder Waltzes"), Stephen Paulus, Daniel Gawthrop and Orlando Gibbons, among others. Admission is free, but limited to those 8 and older.
- SIXTEEN PIANISTS will come together for the second annual Bachauer Valentine, to be presented Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall.
Presented under the auspices of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation, the event will feature Fazil Say, the winner of the 1995 Young Concert Artists Competition; Polish jazz pianist Adam Makowicz; Amanda Moody, Miss Utah for 1995; the American Piano Quartet; and such former Bachauer competitors as Arthur Green, Anthony Molinaro, Robin Hancock, Jeff Manookian, Alexis Feo Fernandez and David Glen Hatch.
Also performing will be the winners of December's Murray Dranoff International Two-Piano Competition, Jeroen and Maarten Van Veen.
As a grand finale, the eight Steinway concert grands will be played simultaneously by all 16 players in a "monster concert" rendition of Rossini's "Semiramide" Overture.
Tickets are $12 ($8 students); for information call 355-ARTS.
- THE WEST VALLEY Symphony will present its annual Valentine's concert Saturday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. in the Granger High School auditorium.
With music director Stephen Baker and assistant conductor Kelly Richardson on the podium, the orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's "The Wedding of Camacho" Overture, the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 (with Ian Christensen as soloist), Leroy Anderson's "Forgotten Dreams" and "Trumpeter's Lullaby" and music from the movies "Somewhere in Time," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Uninvited" and "Sleepless in Seattle."
Tickets, at $5, are available at Harmons West Valley, Bennion and Cougar Place; Jerry's IGA; Valley Fair Mall; and at the door. For information call 969-4480.