Utah Opera concludes its season-ending run of Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with a performance at 2 p.m. today at the Capitol Theatre.
The opera will be presented in Italian with English Supertitles, with a cast that includes Jeff Mattsey as Don Giovanni, Dominique Labelle as Donna Anna, Joanne Kolomyjec as Donna Elvira, Julie Wright as Zerlina, Mark Thomsen as Don Ottavio, Philip Cokorinos as Leporello, Mark Huseth as Masetto and Herbert Eckhoff as the Commendatore.Ward Holmquist conducts members of the Utah Symphony and the Utah Opera Chorus. Tickets for this afternoon's performance are sold out, but turnbacks may be available. For information call 355-ARTS.
- WINNERS OF THIS YEAR'S Utah American String Teachers Association Competition will be featured in recital Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Performing will be violinists Rebecca Boyd and Serena McKinney, violist Dianna Lyn Rhodes and cellist Ramona Jacob. They will be heard in music of Bach, Wieniawski, Saint-Saens, Leclair, Bax, Mendelssohn and Bloch, among others.
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- THREE UTAH STATE University choirs will combine with the USU Trombone Choir for a concert Thursday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of the Logan school's Chase Fine Arts Center.
Featured will be the USU Women's Choir and USU Chorale, directed by Rick Stamer, and the USU Chamber Singers, under Will Kesling. They will be heard in choral music of Brahms (complemented by a trombone transcription of the "Marienlieder"), Bach's Cantata 150, "See the Conqu'ring Hero Come" from Handel's "Judas Maccaabaeus" and "Pop Goes the Weasel."
Admission is $5, or free to USU students.
- THE AMERICAN WEST Symphony and Chorus bring their presentation of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 ("Choral") downtown this week for performances Friday and Saturday, May 30 and 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Joel Rosenberg will conduct the group, with soprano Jennifer Larson, alto Mary Wescott, tenor George Dyer and bass Richard Allsop as the vocal soloists. The chorus is under the direction of Merlyn Hanks.
There is no charge for admission.
- PIANIST BRENT HUGH will perform on USU's Cool Classics Piano Series Saturday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at the Eccles Conference Center.
A former student of Gary Amano's, Hugh is currently pursuing a doctorate in music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Saturday he will perform Bach's "Capriccio on the Departure of His Beloved Brother," Beethoven's Op. 77 Fantasy, Liszt's "Funerailles" and Schumann's "Carnaval."
Admission is $6 ($3 children) or $18 per family. USU students will be admitted free.
The same program will be repeated June 5 at 7 p.m. at Riverton Music, 3142 Highland Dr.
- THE WEST VALLEY Symphony will present its final concert of the season Saturday, May 31, at 8 p.m. in the Granger High School auditorium.
Included will be Henry Mancini's "Strings on Fire," Leroy Anderson's "Clarinet Candy," Suppe's "Light Cavalry" Overture, music from "Star Wars," the first movement of Weber's Bassoon Concerto in F major and Tchaikovsky's "1812" Overture.
Podium duties will be shared by music director Stephen Baker, assistant conductor Kelly Richardson and guest conductors Donny Gilbert and Cyril Whatcott.
Tickets, at $5, may be purchased at Harmons West, Harmons Bennion, Jerry's IGA, the Valley Fair Mall courtesy booth or at the door. For information call 969-4480.