PARK CITY FILM MUSIC FESTIVAL SHOWCASES FILMS AND A CONCERT

The 2015 Park City Film Music Festival Summer Showcase is in full swing screening a collection of excellent films whose scores won in the “Best Impact of Music in Film” Competition over the years. This is the first in a series of showcases and concerts the Festival plans to present, along with the “Best Impact of Music in Film” Competition that will be held every two years. Visit the website at http://www.pcfmf.org for the full schedule of events.

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AUDITIONS FOR WESTMINSTER COMMUNITY CHOIR

Westminster College will hold placement auditions for the Westminster Community Choir (formerly known as the Westminster Chorale) on Aug. 25 from 7-9 p.m. in the rehearsal room of the Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.

The choir, under the direction of r. Christopher Quinn, sings a wide range of works. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. at Westminster College. There will be two concerts in the upcoming 2015-16 season.

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AMERICAN WEST CHORUS AND CHAMBER SINGERS AUDITIONS

The American West Chorus and Chamber Singers will be holding auditions for their 2015-16 season on Saturday morning, August 15.  They perform a variety of choral repertoire, from classical masterworks to pops.  Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings in Sandy, beginning August 17.  The first concert of the season in October will feature favorites from the 1960s.  To schedule an audition, call 801-733-4220 or email their manager at corthner@q.com.

For more information, visit their website at www.americanwestsymphony.org or their Facebook page www.facebook.com/AmericanWestSymphony.

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SALT LAKE SYMPHONY TO HOLD AUDITIONS

The Salt Lake Symphony invites musicians to audition for its 2015-2016 season. Auditions will take place Tuesday, Aug. 25, at 7 pm at David Gardner Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, on the University of Utah campus.

There are openings in all string sections — violin, viola, cello and bass — including principal cello. Please call 801-250-9419 for audition information. For information on the Salt Lake Symphony and its upcoming season visit saltlakesymphony.org.

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DALÍ QUARTET CREATES MUSICAL MAGIC AT BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL CONCERT

BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL PARK CITY, Park City Community Church, July 16; festival runs through Aug. 3; for ticket and program information log on to www.beethovenfestivalparkcity.org

Last year the Beethoven Festival Park City invited the Dalí Quartet to help celebrate its 30th anniversary. The quartet was such a big hit with audiences that festival co-directors Leslie and Russell Harlow decided to bring them back this year for another series of concerts.

The Dalí Quartet (violinists Simon Gollo and Carlos Rubio; violist Adriana Linares; and cellist Jesús Morales) is a remarkable ensemble; it’s a true crossover group in the best sense of the word. Made up entirely of Hispanic musicians who are proud of their roots, they bring together the best music by Latin American and European composers. The result is a rare treat for everyone.

At Thursday’s concert the foursome gave a spectacular performance of works by the Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos and the German Felix Mendelssohn. They also threw three shorter pieces by two other 20th century Latin American composers into the mix that turned this program into an evening of musical magic.

They opened the concert with Villa-Lobos’ First Quartet. One of the most significant Latin American composers of the 20th century, Villa-Lobos’ music deftly blends European classical idioms with the folk traditions of his native country, and consequently brings a fresh perspective to tried and true forms.

The First Quartet consists of six fairly short movements that span a wide range of expressions, from humorous to poignant. The Dalí brought out the distinctive characteristics of each movement  with their well crafted and executed playing. The livelier movements were played with a light touch, while the slower movements were imbued with depth of feeling and finely molded lyricism.

They followed the Villa-Lobos with two wonderfully contrasting fugues by the Venezuelan composer Juan Bautista Plaza: the Fuga Romántica and the Fuga Criolla (Creole Fugue). The former is a lushly vibrant piece while the latter is folksy and playful. Both exhibit a profound understanding of the Baroque fugue as developed and perfected by J.S. Bach, while at the same time incorporating new elements, and both were played with well delineated articulation and phrasings.

The other short piece on the program was an encore, Danzón Almendra by the Cuban Abelardo Valdés, arranged for string quartet by Morales. The four brought out the rhythmic vitality and appealing charm of this piece with their playful interpretation.

The only other large scale work on the program was Mendelssohn’s String Quintet No. 2 in B flat major, op. 87, in which violist Leslie Harlow joined the foursome.

Even though the quintet is a late work, it still retains the youthful vigor and joyful innocence that characterizes the majority of Mendelssohn’s music. And the five players certainly made the most of it, with their exuberant and decidedly invigorating reading. Their playing exhibited an abundance of finely expressed lyricism and fluid phrasings that underscored the mood of the work. There is hardly ever a dull moment in Mendelssohn’s music, and the Dalí and Harlow made sure that the infectious good nature of the quintet came through.

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The 31st Season of the Beethoven Festival Park City

The Park City Chamber Music Society is the parent organization
for the Beethoven Festival and presents four chamber music festivals throughout the year.
The BEETHOVEN FESTIVAL PARK CITY 31st Summer Festival
will run during July 6 – August 3.
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Intimate Chamber Music Concerts performed by Acclaimed Artists

CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK JUL 6 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand (Free Outdoor Performance)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Join the Beethoven Festival for the opening concert of the 31st Season
for a program of virtuoso works for violin, cello, clarinet, viola and piano
Admission is free for this Concert



CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 9 / THUR 8PM
Park City Community Church, located on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Presenting:
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Rozsa Duo Op. 8 for Cello and Piano
Telemann Trio Sonata arranged for Viola, Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online



“Best of Beethoven” Banquet – Beethoven’s Belated Birthday Bash
JUL 11 / SAT 7:30PM
Social Hall at the Park City Community Church on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Join the Festival for a Fun Evening of Music by or relating to Beethoven, allong with courses at the Dinner and Dessert Buffet
featuring some of Beethoven’s favorite dishes.
Presenting:
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

The music for the evening will include selections from Beethoven Sonatas for Piano, Piano and Violin and Piano and Cello
The Beethoven Trio Opus 11
Beethoven with Charlie Chaplin Mozart Beethoven Variations for Clarinet and Piano

Tickets are $65 – Please make reservations for this event by calling 435-649-5309 or register online at this link:
Register Here


CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 12 / SUN 3PM
Temple Har Shalom on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Presenting:
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Beethoven String Trio, Op. 9
Schickele Quartet for Violin, Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Brahms G Minor Piano Quartet

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online


CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK JUL 13 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand, located in the park next to the Park City Historic Miner’s Hospital (Map)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.

The Dalí String Quartet and
Violinist Manuel Ramos
Cellist Jeffrey Solow
Pianist John Jensen
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

A Program filled with Classical Latin Flair by the Dali Quartet
plus

Selections from “The Seasons” by Vivaldi,
the Mendelssohn “Octet” and the Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Join the Beethoven Festival for an exciting program that featuring the magical Dalí String Quartet
and favorite artists Manuel Ramos, Monte Belknap, Jeffrey Solow, John Jensen with
Festival Artists in Residence Leslie Harlow and Russell Harlow
Admission is free for this Concert


 

CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 16 / THUR 8PM
Park City Community Church, located on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)


Featuring the DALÍ QUARTET
Simon Gollo, Violin
Carlos Rubio, Violin
Adriana Linares, Viola
Jesus Morales, Cello
Festival Artist in Residence
Leslie Harlow, Viola

Program:
Mozart String Quartet K. 575 in D Major
Wapango by Paquito D’Rivera
La Oracion del Torero, Op. 34 “The Bullfighter’s Prayer” by Turina
Brahms String Quartet Op. 51 in A Minor

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online



FESTIVAL SALON CONCERT AND BUFFET JUL 18 / SATURDAY 7PM
Salon Concert in a Private Home
$45 Per Person – Reserve and Purchase Tickets in Advance Online, by Phone or by Email
email lharlow01@comcast.net, phone 435-649-5309

Featuring:
Pianist Pamela Palmer Jones
The Dalí Quartet:
Violinists Simon Gollo, Carlos Rubio
Violist Adriana Linares
Cellist Jesús Morales
Festival Artists in Residence
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinet

Enjoy a delightful program of chamber music alternating with buffet dining.
Mingle with the artists and other classical music lovers in one of the
Festival’s favorite events for the summer.
Enjoy the casually elegant atmosphere filled with glorious music.




GALA CONCERT AND BUFFET JUL 19 / SUNDAY 5PM
Temple Har Shalom on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
$65 Per Person – Seating is Limited!
Reserve and Purchase Tickets in Advance Online

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Featuring the DALÍ QUARTET
Simon Gollo, Violin
Carlos Rubio, Violin
Adriana Linares, Viola
Jesus Morales, Cello
Festival Artists in Residence
Russell Harlow, Clarinet

Program: Mozart Quintet for Clarinet and Strings
Schubert “Quartettsatz”
Villa-Lobos Quartet No. 1
Fuga Romantica by Plaza
Fuga Criolla by Plaza

Enjoy a delightful program of chamber music alternating with the
full dinner and dessert buffet.
Mingle with the artists and other classical music lovers in
one of the Festival’s favorite events for the summer.
Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere filled with glorious music.

 


CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK JUL 20 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand, located in the park next to the Park City Historic Miner’s Hospital (Map)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.

Featuring:
Violinists Simon Gollo and Monte Belknap
Violists Adriana Linares

Cellist Jesus Morales
Pianist Pamela Palmer Jones
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Virtuoso Works for Violin, Viola, Cello and Piano
Handel Duo for Two Violas and Piano
Mozart Quartet for Clarinet and Strings

Admission is free for this Concert


 

CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 23 / THUR 8PM
Park City Community Church, located on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Featuring:
Violinists Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Works for Clarinet and Strings including:
Tchaikovsky “Autumn” and Bermann “Adagio”
Bernstein Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Glazunov String Quartet “The Slavic”

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online



CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 26 / SUN 3PM
Temple Har Shalom on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Featuring:
Classical Guitarist Jon Yerby
Violinists Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Mozart Sonata K. 454 in B Flat for Violin and Piano
Boccherini Quintet for Guitar and Strings
Reicha Quintet for Clarinet and Strings

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online


CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK JUL 27 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand, located in the park next to the Park City Historic Miner’s Hospital (Map)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.

Featuring:
Violinist Monte Belknap
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Favorite Solo and Chamber Music Selections including the
Beethoven Variations on a Theme of Mozart for Clarinet and Piano

Admission is free for this Concert



CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT JUL 30 / THUR 8PM
Park City Community Church, located on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Presenting:
Violinist Monte Belknap
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist


Program:
Bartok Contrasts
Schubert “Arpeggione”
Beethoven Piano Trio Op. 70 No. 2

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online



FESTIVAL SALON CONCERT AND BUFFET JUL 31 / FRIDAY 7PM
Salon Concert in a Private Home
$50 Per Person – Reserve and Purchase Tickets in Advance Online, by Phone or by Email
email lharlow01@comcast.net, phone 435-649-5309

Featuring:
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Violinist Monte Belknap
Cellist Cheung Chau
Festival Artists in Residence
Russell Harlow, Clarinet

Enjoy a delightful program of chamber music alternating with buffet dining.
Mingle with the artists and other classical music lovers in one of the
Festival’s favorite events for the summer.
Enjoy the casually elegant atmosphere filled with glorious music.



CHAMBER MUSIC SHOWCASE CONCERT AUG 2 / SUN 3PM
Temple Har Shalom on the outskirts of Park City near the Canyons Resort (Map)
Featuring:
Classical Guitarist Jon Yerby
Violinists Monte Belknap and Alexander Woods
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Program:
Beethoven Sonata Op. 12 No. 3
Husa Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Cello
Faure Quartet in C Minor for Piano and Strings

Tickets Available at the Door: $20 Regular Admission, $15 for Students and Seniors 62+, Music Students Admitted Free of Charge
Or Purchase Tickets in Advance Online


CHAMBER MUSIC IN THE PARK AUG 3 / MON 6 PM
Park City’s City Park Bandstand, located in the park next to the Park City Historic Miner’s Hospital (Map)
Presenting delightful classical works performed in a casual setting.

Featuring:
Violinist Monte Belknap
Cellist Cheung Chau
Pianist Doris Stevenson
Festival Artists in Residence:
Leslie Harlow, Violist
Russell Harlow, Clarinetist

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delightful program of favorite virtuoso solo and chamber music selections
featuring outstand classical soloists.

Admission is free for this Concert


							
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UTOPIA CONCERT MERGES PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC MUSICAL TRADITIONS

UTOPIA EARLY MUSIC, “New Song: A Musical Reformation,” St. Mark’s Cathedral, July 2

Early music ensembles have an inherent problem: How can they appeal to audiences, who, if they even think about early music, envision robed monks singing Gregorian Chant in ancient, musty churches?

There are, to be sure, quite a few groups in the United States today that specialize in music of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque with varying degrees of success. In Salt Lake City, there is Utopia Early Music, an ensemble founded several years ago that takes a rather liberal approach to what “early music” is all about. The group includes in its repertoire some of the earliest examples of Western art music (Gregorian Chant) but also embraces the music of colonial America. And they sing this repertoire with refreshing enthusiasm and robustness that give these works, which are mostly unknown to modern audiences, new life.

Thursday, Utopia presented an interestingly arranged program that juxtaposed Protestant and Catholic traditions, and that also showed how they’re related to each other. Protestants naturally had no musical tradition of their own at the time of the Reformation. By borrowing heavily from the Catholics they quickly developed their own distinctive music to be used in their services. Most of these live on today as hymns sung by the congregation. Four of these hymns were incorporated into the program, with the audience encouraged to sing along with the performers.

With very few exceptions, the composers of the pieces on the program are relatively unknown today, although many of whom wrote some exquisite music. A fine example of that is Heinrich Isaac’s secular “Innsbruck, ich muss dich lassen,” the tune of which Michael Praetorius (best known today for his set of dances called Terpsichore) much later took and set to the sacred text, “O Welt, ich muss dich lassen.”

Known composers on the program included the Englishmen William Byrd and Thomas Tallis (remembered today for the tune he wrote that Ralph Vaughan Williams used for a set of variations) and the greatest of the Lutheran composers of the Baroque, J.S. Bach.

Joining Utopia co-founder and tenor Christopher LeCluyse Thursday were three other local singers: soprano Melissa Heath, mezzo-soprano Aubrey Adams-McMillan and baritone Michael Chipman. They sang with richness and resonance and blended wonderfully together as an ensemble.

They were joined by a quartet of area string players: Alexander Woods and Aubrey Woods, violin; Leslie Richards, viola; and Eleanor Christman Cox, Baroque cello. Rounding out the instrumental ensemble was guest organist Jonathan Rhodes Lee. All brought finely crafted expressions and feeling, as well as remarkable fluidity to their playing.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

I’m announcing that I’ll be taking a personal hiatus from Reichel Recommends. The site, however, will remain up. Previously posted articles and reviews can still be accessed, and organizations can still submit concert information for posting on the site by emailing me at ed.reichel@gmail.com.

It’s been a privilege reporting on the classical music scene in Utah for the past 18 years. We have some amazing talent and wonderful arts organizations that deserve support.

During my time off from the site, I will still be making my twice monthly contributions to saltlakemagazine.com.

I look forward to seeing you at concerts this summer and in the new season.

You can contact me at the above email address or by phone at 801-230-4870.

Best wishes to all of you.

Ed Reichel

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

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

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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