Several wide-ranging concerts are on tap to start off the new week.
The week kicks off today with two afternoon concerts that showcase local talent.
The NOVA Chamber Music Series continues its tribute to the music Franz Schubert composed in 1824 today at 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus. On the program are several songs ("Der Sieg," "Abendstern" and "Gondelfahrer") along with the Eight Variations on an Original Theme in A flat for Piano Duet and the Sonata in C for Piano Duet, "Grand Duo." Performing will be Utah Symphony pianist Jason Hardink together with his wife, Kimi Kawashima, and soprano Carol Ann Allred. Tickets are $15 for general admission, $12 for senior citizens and $5 for students and are available at the door.
The second matinee concert today, also at 3 p.m., takes place in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall at Westminster College, 1840 S. 1300 East, and will feature works that cross the line between classical music and jazz by Francis Poulenc, George Gershwin, Claude Bolling and Gunther Schuller. This concert is free of charge.
Monday, University of Utah pianist Heather Conner will be joined by Utah Symphony musicians Lun Jiang, violin, and Pegsoon Whang, cello, for a concert of piano trios. They will play Beethoven's Trio in B flat major, op. 11, Dvorak's "Dumky" Trio in E minor, and Brahms' Trio in C major, op. 87. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. in the Dumke Recital Hall in David Gardner Hall and is free of charge.
The BYU Philharmonia, under the baton of Kory Katseanes, will perform an all-English program Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center. They will play Ralph Vaughan Williams' "English Folk Song Suite," Benjamin Britten's "Four Sea Interludes" and Edward Elgar's "Enigma Variations." Tickets are $9 for general admission and $6 for students (422-7664).