Violinist Helen Snow will present a free recital Tuesday, May 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Accompanied by pianist Lawrence Gee, she will perform sonatas of Mozart (the K. 301 in G major), Beethoven (the "Spring" Sonata) and Faure, his Op. 13.
Swiss-born, Belgian-reared and British-trained, Snow recently earned her master's degree in performance from the University of Utah.- THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Percussion Ensemble will celebrate director Douglas Wolf's 20 years of university teaching in Utah with a concert Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Gardner Hall.
Also performing will be a special Alumni Percussion Ensemble made up of percussion graduates who are still active in the area. They will play Arthur Lipner's "Lime Juice" and will also join the U. Percussion Ensemble in "Run Off," a finale piece by graduate Dan Chamberland.
Admission is $3 ($2 students).
Also performing this week will be the U. Wind Symphony, directed by Barry E. Kopetz, in a concert Friday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. also in Gardner Hall.
With principal Utah Symphony trumpeter Nick Norton as soloist, the group will play Leroy Anderson's "Trumpeter's Lullaby" and Herbert L. Clarke's "Stars in the Velvety Sky." Also on the program: J.W. Jenkins' "American Overture for Band," Carl Friedemann's "Slavonic Rhapsody," Bernstein's "Divertimento," Gould's "American Salute" and a selection of Sousa marches.
Admission is $5, or $2 for students and senior citizens.
- THE WEBER STATE University Percussion Ensemble will perform Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ogden school's Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
Directed by Donald Keipp, the group will offer everything from Mozart to reggae on both traditional and non-traditional instruments. Tickets are $4.50 ($3.50 students/seniors), available at the Dee Events Center or at the door.
- THE UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Symphony Orchestra and USU Chamber Orchestra will combine for an evening of "Spring Overtures" Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Theatre of the Logan school's Chase Fine Arts Center.
With Will Kesling on the podium, the program features two works by Cache Valley composer Jay Richards - "The Valley" and "The Treehouse" - as well as music of Wagner (the "Rienzi" Overture), Beethoven ("Coriolan"), Mozart, Offenbach and Massenet.
Tickets are $5, or two for $5 for students.
- THE CLASSICAL TRIO Cottonwood kicks off a three months of concert appearances with a performance Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at the Duck Pond Pavilion of Weber State University in Ogden.
The free outdoor program will offer violinist/mandolinist John Thompson, guitarist Tood Woodbury and percussionist George Grant in music from various styles and periods, including works of Vivaldi and Piazzolla and a selection of airs, dances and reels.
The group will also be performing June 9 at the Tooele Arts Festival, June 15 at Springdale's O.C. Tanner Amphitheater, June 28 at the Utah Arts Festival and Aug. 11 at Westminster College.
- NEW ZEALAND'S ambassador to the United States, the Hon. John Wood, will be in attendance at two concerts by New Zealand artists to be presented May 31 and June 1 at the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Performing Friday will be soprano Malvina Major, who will be heard in "Songs for a Summer Evening," a selection of Ivor Novello songs, Lehar, Puccini and Catalani arias and the folk song "Danny Boy." She will be accompanied by pianist Bruce Greenfield.
In conjunction with her Assembly Hall appearance last year, Dame Malvina also soloed with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Soloing Saturday will be pianist Eugene Abulescu, to be heard in Beethoven's "Pathetique" Sonata, Brahms' Op. 119 "Klavierstuecke" and Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody" No. 2 and "St. Francis Walking on the Waters."
The young Romanian-born pianist was named the winner of the 1994 Grand Prix du Disque Liszt in Hungary for his debut recording. He and his family immigrated to New Zealand in 1984.
Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m., with admission free to those 8 and older.
- AN EVENING OF theatrical dance will be presented on Friday, May 31, at 7:30 p.m. at Roland Hall/St. Mark's Larimer Center, 843 S. Lincoln.
Featured will be Rita M. Snyder's "Antes de las Lagrimas" ("Before the Tears"), which employs classical Spanish poetry and contemporary dance to tell the story of the "wailing woman" of Spanish legend. Music is by Leandro Espinosa, with poetry readings by Gene Pack.
The program will also offer the work of four other choreographers, Killian Manning, Carley Smith, Michelle Froehlich and Karena Thek-Fairclough.
Tickets are $4 ($3 students/seniors), available at the door or by calling 583-4647.
- VIOLINIST BONNIE TERRY will present a solo recital Saturday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagle Gate Chapel, 107 N. G St.
A graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, where she was concertmistress of the Academy Orchestra, and the Eastman School of Music, the Salt Lake-born Terry is currently working on her master's degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studies with William Preucil.
Saturday she will perform Brahms' Sonata No. 3, the Chausson "Poeme" and Ravel's "Tzigane." Pianist Denise Farrington will accompany and admission is free.
- THE WEST VALLEY Symphony will present its final concert of the season Saturday, June 1, at 8 p.m. in the Granger High School auditorium, 3690 S. 3600 West.
With music director Stephen Baker, associate conductor Larry Wadsworth, assistant conductor Kelly Richardson and student conductor John Kunz taking their turns on the podium, the orchestra will perform a varied program.
Among the selections will be John Williams' "Olympic Fanfare and Theme," Tchaikovsky's "Marche Slave," Johann Strauss Sr.'s "Radetzky March," Holst's Suite in E flat major, Fucik's "Entry of the Gladiators," Leroy Anderson's "Fiddle Faddle," David Rose's "Holiday for Strings."
Tickets, at $5, may be purchased at Harmon's West, Bennion and Cougar Place, Jerry's IGA, Valley Fair Mall or at the door. For information call 969-4480.