WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN MUSIC (JUNE 3-9, 2015)

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TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Ensemble Iris, Baroque music ensemble performing the classical repertoire, June 6, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.

UTAH PREMIERE BRASS, June 7, 7 p.m., Provo North Park, 500 N. 500 West, Provo, free.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN THEATRE (JUNE 3-9, 2015)

(Be sure to visit our monthly theatre calendar by clicking on “Events Calendar.”)

DESERT STAR PLAYHOUSE, Into The Hoods: A Fractured Fairy Tale, through June 6, 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. performances, 4861 S. State Street, Murray, $18.95 adults, $10.95 children (11 years and under), 801-266-2600, www.desertstar.biz.

THE OFF BROADWAY THEATRE, The Revengers, by Rob MacArthur, this musical comedy parody tells the story of a group of American superheroes who fight mythological gods, and hopefully come out on top…gods bless America, through June 6, 7:30 p.m., 272 S. Main, $10-$16, 801-355-4628, www.theobt.org.

HALE CENTRE THEATRE-OREM, Big Fish, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by John August, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August, Edward Bloom is a traveling salesman whose impossible stories of fantastical adventures aggravate his son, Will, as Edward’s fate is revealed, Will embarks on his own journey to uncover the man behind the myth, and the truth behind his father’s tales, through June 20, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, $16-$22 general, $12-$16 children, 801-226-8600, www.haletheater.org.

GRASSROOTS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Summer Tour 2015, Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors, June 1-July 6, various times and various venues, $3 suggested donation per person, www.grassrootsshakespeare.com.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Princess Academy (world premiere), family appropriate play is based on the book by Shannon Hale, adapted for the stage by Lisa Hall Hagen, directed by Megan Sanborn Jones, taken from her home to attend royal finishing school, Miri faces a harsh schoolmistress, fierce storms, and bandits, but soon discovers the power of friendship and a loving heart, June 4-6, 10-13, 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on June 4, 6, 12-13, Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, $12 general, $3-$4 off with BYU or student ID, $2 off for seniors/BYU alumni, 801-422-4322, www.arts.byu.edu.

SCERA CENTER, Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, directed by Jeremy Showgren, June 5-20, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16 general, $10-$14 seniors (65+ years) and children (ages 3-11 years), 745 S. State, Orem, 801-225-2787, www.scera.org.

HERITAGE THEATRE, Big River, book by William Hauptman, music by Roger Miller, Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom, June 5-27, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees also on June 13 and 20, $10 general, $9 seniors/children under 12, S. Highway 89, Peery, 435-723-8392, www.heritagetheatreutah.com.

THE ZIEGFELD THEATRE, West Side Story, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein, directed by Morgan Parry, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern day New York City as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, June 5-27, 7:30 p.m., also 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays, $19 general online ($20 at the door), $17 seniors/students/children (12 and under) online ($18 at the door), 3924 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, 855-949-2787, www.theziegfeldtheater.com.

SPRINGVILLE PLAYHOUSE, Bye Bye Birdie, book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, music by Charles Strouse, June 5-27, 7:30 p.m., $8 general, $7 seniors/students, at the door, Merit Academy, 1440 W. Center St., Springville, www.springvilleplayhouse.com.

HALE CENTRE THEATRE-WEST VALLEY CITY, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, June 5-August 1, 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, special performances at 10 a.m. on June 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18 for children ages 3 and up, no performances on July 4 and 24, $32-$35 general, $16 children (5-11 years), 801-984-9000, www.halecentretheatre.org.

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PERFORMANCES-MUSIC-JUNE 2015

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Ensemble Iris, Baroque music ensemble performing the classical repertoire, June 6, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.

UTAH PREMIERE BRASS, June 7, 7 p.m., Provo North Park, 500 N. 500 West, Provo, free.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, “Hansel and Gretel,” (performed in English), by Engelbert Humperdinck, directed by Diane Reich, an endearing musical fairytale that sparkles with fantasy, technical wizardry, and lavish sets by Utah Opera, June 10-13, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $6 general, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Bells on Temple Square, the Handbell Choir’s semi-annual concert, LeAnna Willmore, conductor, June 12, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free, however tickets are required, for ticket information call 801-570-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events.

EXCELLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES, Harry Lee & Back Alley Blues Band June 13, 7 p.m., Viridian Center, 8030 S. 1825 West, West Jordan, free.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Nigel Potts, organ, program features arrangements of works by Handel, Wagner and Gershwin, June 13, 7:30 p.m., Salt Lake Tabernacle, Temple Square, free.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Jussi Björling Society Recital, vocal performances of pieces by Strauss, Verdi, Beethoven, with piano and string accompaniment, June 13, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Artist-in-Residence Concert, Johannes Søe Hansen, violin, June 16, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, David Gardner Hall, $15 general, $10 U. faculty/staff, $5 non U. students, free U. students, 801-581-7100, www.kingtix.com.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Artist-in-Residence Master Class, Johannes Søe Hansen, violin, June 17, 12:30 p.m., Dumke Recital Hall, in David Gardner Hall, free and open to the public.

AMERICAN WEST SYMPHONY AND CHORUS, Pops Concert, Joel Rosenberg, music director, Tyler Kofoed, chorus master, music by Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Leroy Anderson, John Philip Sousa, as well as Khachaturian’s “Sabre Dance,” June 17, 8 p.m., Sandy Amphitheater, 1245 E. 9400 South, free.

EXCELLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES, Harry Lee & Back Alley Blues Band, June 18, 7:30 p.m., Gallivan Center, free.

TIMPANOGOS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, “An American Celebration,” John Pew, conductor, Lloyd Newell joins the Timpanogos Symphony in an evening of American classics, June 19-20, 7:30 p.m., Timberline Middle School, 500 W. Canyon Crest Road, Alpine, $10 general, $8 students/seniors, 801-210-2466, www.thetso.org.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Ballif Duo, Adam and Kristi Ballif, clarinet and flute, Stephen Thomas, piano, June 20, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.

GINA BACHAUER INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2015, June 24-27, the festival will feature concerts with internationally recognized pianists and Bachauer laureates:

  • June 24, 2015, Karén Hakobyan, program includes the Adagio from Khachaturian’s ballet Spartacus, Variations on Bizet’s Carmen, music of Gershwin and Ravel, and Utah premieres of Hakobyan’s own compositions, including a new piano work honoring Paul Pollei, founder of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation;
  •  June 25, 2015, Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers, program includes Ravel’s La Valse, Corigliano’s Etude Fantasy, and Schumann’s Kreisleriana, and Nicolai Kapustin’s Variations;
  • June 26, 2015, Barry Snyder, program includes Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit, a Utah premier of a piece commissioned for Snyder, and pieces by Chopin and Haydn;
  • June 27, 2015, Marina Lomazov and Joseph Rackers, program includes works for piano four hands and two pianos, featuring selections from Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka, and sonatas by Brahms and Mozart.
  • All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $20 general, 801-355-2787 or 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org.

EXCELLENCE IN THE COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES, Cory Christiansen Organ Trio, June 25, 7:30 p.m., Gallivan Center, free.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, BYU-Idaho Concert Choir, classical, sacred and traditional spiritual songs, Kevin Brower, director, June 27, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.

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PERFORMANCES-THEATRE-JUNE 2015

DESERT STAR PLAYHOUSE, Into The Hoods: A Fractured Fairy Tale, through June 6, 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. performances, 4861 S. State Street, Murray, $18.95 adults, $10.95 children (11 years and under), 801-266-2600, www.desertstar.biz.

THE OFF BROADWAY THEATRE, The Revengers, by Rob MacArthur, this musical comedy parody tells the story of a group of American superheroes who fight mythological gods, and hopefully come out on top…gods bless America, through June 6, 7:30 p.m., 272 S. Main, $10-$16, 801-355-4628, www.theobt.org.

HALE CENTRE THEATRE-OREM, Big Fish, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by John August, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August, Edward Bloom is a traveling salesman whose impossible stories of fantastical adventures aggravate his son, Will, as Edward’s fate is revealed, Will embarks on his own journey to uncover the man behind the myth, and the truth behind his father’s tales, through June 20, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, $16-$22 general, $12-$16 children, 801-226-8600, www.haletheater.org.

GRASSROOTS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Summer Tour 2015, Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors, June 1-July 6, various times and various venues, $3 suggested donation per person, www.grassrootsshakespeare.com.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Princess Academy (world premiere), family appropriate play is based on the book by Shannon Hale, adapted for the stage by Lisa Hall Hagen, directed by Megan Sanborn Jones, taken from her home to attend royal finishing school, Miri faces a harsh schoolmistress, fierce storms, and bandits, but soon discovers the power of friendship and a loving heart, June 4-6, 10-13, 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on June 4, 6, 12-13, Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, $12 general, $3-$4 off with BYU or student ID, $2 off for seniors/BYU alumni, 801-422-4322, www.arts.byu.edu.

SCERA CENTER, Mary Poppins, a musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney film, directed by Jeremy Showgren, June 5-20, 7:30 p.m., $12-$16 general, $10-$14 seniors (65+ years) and children (ages 3-11 years), 745 S. State, Orem, 801-225-2787, www.scera.org.

HERITAGE THEATRE, Big River, book by William Hauptman, music by Roger Miller, Mark Twain’s timeless classic sweeps us down the mighty Mississippi as Huck Finn helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom, June 5-27, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees also on June 13 and 20, $10 general, $9 seniors/children under 12, S. Highway 89, Peery, 435-723-8392, www.heritagetheatreutah.com.

THE ZIEGFELD THEATRE, West Side Story, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein, directed by Morgan Parry, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern day New York City as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the American Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks, June 5-27, 7:30 p.m., also 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays, $19 general online ($20 at the door), $17 seniors/students/children (12 and under) online ($18 at the door), 3924 S. Washington Blvd., Ogden, 855-949-2787, www.theziegfeldtheater.com.

SPRINGVILLE PLAYHOUSE, Bye Bye Birdie, book by Michael Stewart, lyrics by Lee Adams, music by Charles Strouse, June 5-27, 7:30 p.m., $8 general, $7 seniors/students, at the door, Merit Academy, 1440 W. Center St., Springville, www.springvilleplayhouse.com.

HALE CENTRE THEATRE-WEST VALLEY CITY, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, June 5-August 1, 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, special performances at 10 a.m. on June 13, 20, 27, July 11 and 18 for children ages 3 and up, no performances on July 4 and 24, $32-$35 general, $16 children (5-11 years), 801-984-9000, www.halecentretheatre.org.

EGYPTIAN THEATRE PARK CITY, The Foreigner, by Larry Shue, the play demonstrates what can happen when a group of devious characters must deal with a stranger who they think doesn’t understand English, June 11-13, 8 p.m., June 14, 6 p.m., $19-$35 (tickets are $5 more when purchased at the door), 328 Main St., Park City, 435-649-9371, www.egyptiantheatrecompany.org.

BABCOCK THEATRE, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, Charlie Brown searches for what it means to be a good person, finding unexpected answers from his friends, June 11-14, 17-21, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on June 13-14 and June 20-21, $18 general, $15 seniors/U of U faculty and staff, $15 military and their immediate families, $8.50 students, free for U of U students, 801-581-7100, www.kingtix.com.

PINNACLE ACTING COMPANY, The Comedy of Errors, by William Shakespeare, directed by Javen Tanner, June 11-27, 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on June 27, $18 general, $15 seniors/students, at the door, Jewett Center for the Performing Arts, Westminster College, www.pinnacleactingcompnay.org.

OLD LYRIC REPERTORY COMPANY, Noises Off, by Michael Frayn, June 11-July 30, 7:30 p.m., also 1 p.m. matinees, Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W. Center St., Logan, $14-$25, 435-797-8022, http://arts.usu.edu/lyric/.

DESERT STAR PLAYHOUSE, Grease’d, June 11-August 22, 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. performances, 4861 S. State Street, Murray, $18.95 adults, $10.95 children (11 years and under), 801-266-2600, www.desertstar.biz.

PICKLEVILLE PLAYHOUSE, Juanito Bandito in ‘The One with the Monkey, by T.J. Davis, the most deadly Spanish outlaw in history is about to make a change, after years of successful law breaking Juanito Bandito has decided to put away his guns in order to focus on his true passion, music, June 11-September 12, 8 p.m., also 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. matinees, 2049 S. Bear Lake Blvd., Garden City, $22.50 general, $17.50 children (ages 3-11), 435-946-2918, www.picklevilleplayhouse.com.

JAKS THEATRE COMPANY, Oliver, music and lyrics by Lionel Bart, based on Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, directed by Jill Wilhelm, June 12-20, 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $10, 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, http://jakstheatre.blogspot.com/.

THE ECHO THEATRE, Echo Writer’s Showcase, Lawn Ornaments, by Mark Wiesenberg, directed by Hannah Farr, June 12, 15, 18, 24 and 26, 7:30 p.m., June 20, 2:30 p.m., Incompleat Works, by Dennis Agle, directed by Dennis Agle, June 13, 16, 19-20, 22, 25 and 27, 7:30 p.m., 15 N. 100 East, Provo, $10 general (in advance), $12 (day of), $9 students, $8 seniors, $8 general (matinee performance), prices are for each play, 801-375-2181, www.theechotheatre.com.

DRAPER HISTORIC THEATRE, Treasure Island, directed by Marc Navez, June 12-13, 15, 19-20, 22, 26-27, 7 p.m., also 2 p.m. matinee on June 20, $10-$12 general, $7-$9 seniors/students/military/children (12 and under), 12366 S. 900 East, 801-572-4144, www.drapertheatre.org.

CENTERPOINT LEGACY THEATRE, Harvey, by Mary Chase, directed by Michelle Robbins, a brother, a sister, a niece and a six-foot tall invisible rabbit try to find common ground in this comedy based on the Jimmy Stewart film, June 12-July 3, 7 p.m., Leishman Performance Hall, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $15, 801-298-1302, www.centerpointtheatre.org.

TERRACE PLAZA PLAYHOUSE, 1776, book by Peter Stone, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards, it’s the summer of 1776 and the nation is ready to declare independence, if only our founding fathers can agree to do it, June 12-July 25, 7:30 p.m., 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $12-$14 general, $11-$13 seniors/students, $9-$11 children (12 and under), 801-393-0070, http://terraceplayhouse.com.

OLD LYRIC REPERTORY COMPANY, Last Train to Nibroc, by Arlene Hutton, June 17-July 31, 7:30 p.m., also 1 p.m. matinees, Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W. Center St., Logan, $14-$25, 435-797-8022, http://arts.usu.edu/lyric/.

CENTERPOINT LEGACY THEATRE, The King and I, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, directed by Leslie Giles-Smith, June 18-July 19, 7:30 p.m., Barlow Main Stage, 525 N. 400 West, Centerville, $19.25-$23.25, 801-298-1302, www.centerpointtheatre.org.

PICKLEVILLE PLAYHOUSE, The Drowsy Chaperone, book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar, music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, June 18-August 28, 8 p.m., also 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. matinees, 2049 S. Bear Lake Blvd., Garden City, $22.50 general, $17.50 children (ages 3-11), 435-946-2918, www.picklevilleplayhouse.com.

BROADWAY ACROSS AMERICA, The Illusionists, June 23-28, 1 p.m., 6:30 pm., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. performances, Capitol Theatre, $35-$75, 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.arttix.org.

THE OFF BROADWAY THEATRE, The Compleat Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield, the show parodies all of Shakespeare’s plays in less than two hours, June 19-July 18, 7:30 p.m., 272 S. Main, $10-$16, $11 for June 29 and July 6 performances, 801-355-4628, www.theobt.org.

OLD LYRIC REPERTORY COMPANY, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, by Rupert Holmes, based on a story by Charles Dickens, June 24-August 1, 7:30 p.m., Caine Lyric Theatre, 28 W. Center St., Logan, $19-$30, 435-797-8022, http://arts.usu.edu/lyric/.

SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY, Saturday’s Voyeur 2015, by Allen Nevins and Nancy Borgenicht, directed by Cynthia Fleming, celebrating its 37th year Saturday’s Voyeur will once again be a voice for liberals in Utah; this funny, raucous, truly unique musical satire written for us and about us will give Utahns a place to laugh and love living in Utah, the language is often crude and the cast antics are bawdy at best, lewd when it gets better, June 24-August 30, p.m., Wednesdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., Upstairs Theatre, 168 W. 500 North, $39-$55 general, 801-363-7522, www.saltlakeactingcompany.org.

UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, The Taming of the Shrew, by William Shakespeare, Kate and Petruchio are one of literature’s greatest screwball couples, hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other, right up to the play’s hilarious but revealing final scene, June 25-September 5, 8 p.m., Adams Shakespeare Theatre, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, $32-$73, 800-752-9849, www.bard.org.

UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, Amadeus, by Peter Shaffer, overshadowed by the young Mozart, court composer Antonio Salieri struggles to escape his own obscurity, in his quest to be remembered he lies and cheats, but against the background of the world’s greatest music did he also commit murder, June 25-September 5, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees, Randall L. Jones Theatre, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, $32-$73, 800-752-9849, www.bard.org.

UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, Charley’s Aunt, by Brandon Thomas, a quiet luncheon turns into a masquerade when two college chums go to great lengths to woo a pair of charming young ladies, including persuading their wacky friend to pose as an aunt from Brazil, June 25-October 31, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees, Randall L. Jones Theatre, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, $32-$73, 800-752-9849, www.bard.org.

UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, King Lear, by William Shakespeare, Cordelia, his favorite daughter, says nothing, proud Lear misinterprets and his world slowly but relentlessly descends into madness, chaos and nothingness, June 27-September 4, 8 p.m., Adams Shakespeare Theatre, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, $32-$73, 800-752-9849, www.bard.org.

UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, South Pacific, by Rodgers and Hammerstein, one of the most beloved musicals of all time, South Pacific is a sweeping story of love threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war, June 27-September 4, 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. matinees, Randall L. Jones Theatre, 351 W. Center St., Cedar City, $36-$77, 800-752-9849, www.bard.org.

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PERFORMANCES-DANCE-JUNE 2015

STRANGE BEAST DANCE CIRCUS, “Surrenderella,” SB Dance’s new twist on the old fairy tale told through their signature blend of movement, drama, humor, athleticism and wild invention, June 12-20, 8 p.m., Leona Wagner Black Box, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $19.50, 801-355-2787 or 888-451-2787 or www.arttix.org.

CLYTIE ADAMS SCHOOL OF BALLET, THE NEW AMERICAN PHILHARMONIC, BALLET & OPERA ASSOCIATION, “Clytie’s Grand Recital,” David Van Alstyne, conductor, June 17-20, 7:30 p.m., also a 1 p.m. performance on June 20, Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, free.

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SALT LAKE SYMPHONY AND UTAH VOICES JOIN TO PERFORM HAYDN’S ‘THE CREATION’

The Salt Lake Symphony and Utah Voices will join forces once again this weekend in Joseph Haydn’s magnificent oratorio The Creation.

Written between 1797-98 the work is considered Haydn’s masterpiece. And, indeed, it is a wonderful addition to the English oratorio genre and a worthy successor to George Frideric Handel’s many choral/orchestral works.

The libretto, by a writer yet to be identified, is in English and depicts the creation of the world as described in the Book of Genesis and John Milton’s Paradise Lost.

Salt Lake Symphony music director Robert Baldwin and Utah Voices director Michael Huff will co-conduct the performance. Joining them will be soprano Melissa Heath, tenor   Robert Breault and bass-baritone Christopher Clayton.

The concert takes place on May 30 at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall. Tickets are $12 and available online at www.utahvoices.org or at the door.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN MUSIC (MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2015)

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TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Alexander and Aubrey Woods, husband-and-wife duo performing works by Mozart, Ysaÿe, and Leclair, May 29, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.

SALT LAKE SYMPHONY, “Let There Be Light!,” Robert Baldwin, conductor, Utah Voices, the program will feature Haydn’s Creation, May 30, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, $10 general, $5 students, seniors, and children, 801-531-7501 or at the door with cash, check or credit card, www.saltlakesymphony.org.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, “Sketches of Utah History,” featuring works by Marden Pond, based on historical events and places in Utah, performed by Utah Wind Symphony, a string chamber orchestra and viola and flute soloists, May 30, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN THEATRE (MAY 27-JUNE 2, 2015)

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TERRACE PLAZA PLAYHOUSE, Annie Get Your Gun, book by Dorothy Fields, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Annie Oakley is the best shot around, when she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill he persuades her to join his Wild West Show, where she falls head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show, through May 30, 7:30 p.m., 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $12-$14 general, $11-$13 seniors/students, $9-$11 children (12 and under), 801-393-0070, http://terraceplayhouse.com.

THE ECHO THEATRE, Lucky Stiff, music by Stephen Flaherty, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahens, Harry, a down and out shoe salesman, finds one day he has inherited a large sum of money upon the death of a previously unknown uncle, Uncle Anthony’s only condition is that Harry must take his corpse on the trip of a lifetime to Monte Carlo, fulfilling his every desire or the fortune will be donated to charity, and they aren’t the only ones dying to get their paws on the money, join Harry as he navigates Monte Carlo, crossing paths with a boisterous Italian, a representative of the charity, and some shady characters from Uncle Anthony’s past, through May 30, 7:30 p.m., 15 N. 100 East, Provo, $10 general (in advance), $12 (day of), $9 students, $8 seniors, $8 general (matinee performance), 801-375-2181, www.theechotheatre.com.

DESERT STAR PLAYHOUSE, Into The Hoods: A Fractured Fairy Tale, through June 6, 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. performances, 4861 S. State Street, Murray, $18.95 adults, $10.95 children (11 years and under), www.desertstar.biz.

THE OFF BROADWAY THEATRE, The Revengers, by Rob MacArthur, this musical comedy parody tells the story of a group of American superheroes who fight mythological gods, and hopefully come out on top…gods bless America, through June 6, 7:30 p.m., 272 S. Main, $10-$16, 801-355-4628, www.theobt.org.

HALE CENTRE THEATRE-OREM, Big Fish, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by John August, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August, Edward Bloom is a traveling salesman whose impossible stories of fantastical adventures aggravate his son, Will, as Edward’s fate is revealed, Will embarks on his own journey to uncover the man behind the myth, and the truth behind his father’s tales, through June 20, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, $16-$22 general, $12-$16 children, 801-226-8600, www.haletheater.org.

UTAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE, Winnie the Pooh, come visit the Hundred Acre Wood and laugh alongside Winnie the Pooh and his friends Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Kanga, Owl, Rabbit and Christopher Robin as they have the silliest of adventures, based on the beloved book by A.A. Milne, May 29-30, 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, 3605 S. State St., $14 general, 801-532-6000, www.uctheatre.org.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Princess Academy (world premiere), family appropriate play is based on the book by Shannon Hale, adapted for the stage by Lisa Hall Hagen, directed by Megan Sanborn Jones, taken from her home to attend royal finishing school, Miri faces a harsh schoolmistress, fierce storms, and bandits, but soon discovers the power of friendship and a loving heart, May 29-30, June 4-6, 10-13, 7 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on May 30, June 4, 6, 12-13, Pardoe Theatre, Harris Fine Arts Center, $12 general, $3-$4 off with BYU or student ID, $2 off for seniors/BYU alumni, 801-422-4322, www.arts.byu.edu.

GRASSROOTS SHAKESPEARE COMPANY, Summer Tour 2015, Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors, June 1-July 6, various times and various venues, $3 suggested donation per person, www.grassrootsshakespeare.com.

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YOUNG GERMAN VIOLINIST VERONIKA EBERLE IMPRESSIVE IN UTAH SYMPHONY DEBUT

UTAH SYMPHONY, Abravanel Hall, May 22; second performance 8 p.m. May 23, tickets at 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787 or www.utahsymphony.org 

The 26-year-old German violinist Veronika Eberle, making her Utah Symphony debut this weekend, possesses a beautiful tone that is round, sonorous and rich in overtones. With Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto as her debut vehicle Eberle was able to show off her remarkably lyrical side.

Veronika Eberle (Photo Credit: Bernd Noelle)

One of the composer’s most melodic works, the First gives the soloist the opportunity to explore her expressive side as few 20th century concertos do. In many ways it’s a throwback to the 19th century because of this aspect, yet it nevertheless is a work that belies the period in which Shostakovich wrote it (the 1940s).

Not only is it lyrical, but the First is also intense in its expressions and charged with a profound emotional palette (after all, it is by Shostakovich). And Eberle certainly knew how to get the most out of it. Her account was thoughtful and well considered and did full justice to the intent of the score.

Music director Thierry Fischer and the orchestra mirrored Eberle’s approach. Fischer elicited finely crafted and nuanced playing from his ensemble that was as sensitive and well intentioned as the soloist’s. This was an exceptional and first rate collaboration.

Rounding out the program this weekend is Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, with popular local soprano Celena Shafer singing the final movement.

Fischer captured the humor and charm of the work with his well conceived interpretation that embraced its quiet energy and flowing lines. The orchestra played with finely molded lyricism and expressiveness; and the many solo passages were well played, in particular concertmaster Ralph Matson’s extended solos in the second, Ländler-like, movement.

In the closing movement Shafer embraced the wit and vivid imagery of the text with her usual flair and technical self assuredness.

As a programmed encore, Shafer sang Richard Strauss’ lush and romantic song Morgen! with great feeling and tenderness. And Matson’s solo playing offered a delightful counterpoint to the vocal line.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN MUSIC (MAY 20-26, 2015)

(Be sure to visit our monthly music calendar by clicking on “Events Calendar.”)

SALT LAKE AVENUES COMMUNITY CHOIR, Memorial Day Concert, May 21, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, free.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, “Celli on the Square,” cellists from the Orchestra at Temple Square performing multi-part arrangements of classical, pop, folk, and other music including Danny Boy, and Bachianas brasileiras, May 22, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.

UTAH SYMPHONY, Masterworks Series, “Mahler’s Symphony No. 4,” Thierry Fischer, conductor, Veronika Eberle, violin, Celena Shafer, soprano, the concert will also feature Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1, May 22-23, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, $10-$69 (tickets are $5 more on the day of the performance), see website or contact box office for information regarding student tickets, 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.arttix.org, for further ticket information please call 801-533-6683, www.utahsymphony.org. Note: There will be a “Finishing Touches” final rehearsal performance on May 22, 10 a.m., $16.

TEMPLE SQUARE PERFORMANCES, Venicia Stolworthy Wilson and Melissa Hamilton, sopranos, varied program including classical repertoire and musical theater pieces, May 23, 7:30 p.m., Assembly Hall, Temple Square, free.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN THEATRE (MAY 20-26, 2015)

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THE GRAND THEATRE, Always…Patsy Cline, based on a true story originally written and directed by Ted Swindley, through May 23, 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 23, Black Box, Salt Lake Community College, 1575 S. State St., $14-$20 general, 801-957-3322, www.the-grand.org.

UTAH REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY, Rabbit Hole, JayC Stoddard, director, Johnny Hebda, producer, Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, that is, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart, the play charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light, through May 24, 7:30 p.m., with 3 p.m. matinees on May 10 and 17, Midvale Main Street Theatre, Midvale, $12-$15, www.utahrep.org.

TERRACE PLAZA PLAYHOUSE, Annie Get Your Gun, book by Dorothy Fields, music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, Annie Oakley is the best shot around, when she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill he persuades her to join his Wild West Show, where she falls head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show, through May 30, 7:30 p.m., 99 E. 4700 South, Ogden, $12-$14 general, $11-$13 seniors/students, $9-$11 children (12 and under), 801-393-0070, http://terraceplayhouse.com.

THE ECHO THEATRE, Lucky Stiff, music by Stephen Flaherty, book and lyrics by Lynn Ahens, Harry, a down and out shoe salesman, finds one day he has inherited a large sum of money upon the death of a previously unknown uncle, Uncle Anthony’s only condition is that Harry must take his corpse on the trip of a lifetime to Monte Carlo, fulfilling his every desire or the fortune will be donated to charity, and they aren’t the only ones dying to get their paws on the money, join Harry as he navigates Monte Carlo, crossing paths with a boisterous Italian, a representative of the charity, and some shady characters from Uncle Anthony’s past, through May 30, 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on May 23, 15 N. 100 East, Provo, $10 general (in advance), $12 (day of), $9 students, $8 seniors, $8 general (matinee performance), 801-375-2181, www.theechotheatre.com.

DESERT STAR PLAYHOUSE, Into The Hoods: A Fractured Fairy Tale, through June 6, 2:30 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m. performances, 4861 S. State Street, Murray, $18.95 adults, $10.95 children (11 years and under), www.desertstar.biz.

THE OFF BROADWAY THEATRE, The Revengers, by Rob MacArthur, this musical comedy parody tells the story of a group of American superheroes who fight mythological gods, and hopefully come out on top…gods bless America, through June 6, 7:30 p.m., 272 S. Main, $10-$16, 801-355-4628, www.theobt.org.

HALE CENTRE THEATRE-OREM, Big Fish, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, book by John August, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, and the Columbia Motion Picture written by John August, Edward Bloom is a traveling salesman whose impossible stories of fantastical adventures aggravate his son, Will, as Edward’s fate is revealed, Will embarks on his own journey to uncover the man behind the myth, and the truth behind his father’s tales, through June 20, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, $16-$22 general, $12-$16 children, 801-226-8600, www.haletheater.org.

UTAH CHILDREN’S THEATRE, Winnie the Pooh, come visit the Hundred Acre Wood and laugh alongside Winnie the Pooh and his friends Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Roo, Kanga, Owl, Rabbit and Christopher Robin as they have the silliest of adventures, based on the beloved book by A.A. Milne, May 22-23, 29-30, 1 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, 3605 S. State St., $14 general, 801-532-6000, www.uctheatre.org.

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WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK IN DANCE (MAY 20-26, 2015)

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BALLET WEST, “Innovations,” the program features works by up-and-coming choreographers and exploration into cutting-edge territory, Nicolo Fonte’s Presto, a specially commissioned work for the 50th anniversary gala, and a world premiere by Utah native and international dancer and choreographer Garrett Smith will be featured, May 20-21, 22-23, 7:30 p.m., also a 2 p.m. matinee on May 23, Jeanné Wagner Theatre, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, $49.50 general, 801-355-2787, www.arttix.org.

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