(Be sure to visit our monthly concert calendar by clicking on “Events Calendar.”)
There are some great performances coming up in the next seven days in Salt Lake City and beyond.
On Thursday, Great Britain’s Elias Quartet returns to Libby Gardner Concert Hall. They’ll be playing works by Haydn, Britten and Mendelssohn.
On Friday and Saturday, noted German conductor Jun Märkl returns to Abravanel Hall to lead the Utah Symphony in an extensive selection from Wagner’s Ring cycle. Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter will join them for Beethoven’s Second Concerto. The concert will also be played Thursday in Ogden.
Westminster College’s Opera Studio will present Philip Glass’ 1982 opera The Photographer this Friday and Saturday. It’s based on the homicide trial of the Anglo-American photographer Eadweard Muybridge, and draws on testimony from the trial as well as Muybridge’s letters to his wife.
Looking further north, there are several notable performances taking place this weekend in Logan.
On Thursday the Baroque Band will play in Performance Hall on the Utah State University campus. On Friday, Craig Jessop’s American Festival Chorus will perform two French works, Poulenc’s Gloria and Fauré’s Requiem. Soprano Jennifer Welch-Babidge and baritone Darrell Babidge will join them.
Utah Sate Opera Theatre will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s quirky 1968 opera Help, Help, the Globolinks! twice on Saturday in Kent Concert Hall.
For a complete listing of concerts, please visit our “Events Calendar.”
ROSE WAGNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, “Man from Magdalena,” a one-woman play written by Patty Willis, with music by Mary Lou Prince, based on a true story, in November 2007 Manuel Jesús Córdova Soberanes, a migrant crossing the border, rescued an injured nine-year-old boy whose mother had just been killed in a car accident in the desert, with only eight hours from reaching his destination in Tucson, Soberanes halted his journey to help the boy, he later told reporters that he was thinking of his own four children when he decided to stay with the boy throughout the night, this event inspired Man from Magdalena, the story of a stranger who reveals himself as an angel in our midst, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Leona Wagner Black Box Theatre, $20 in advance, $25 at the door (all net proceeds will be donated to micro loans in Mexico and Central America through www.kiva.org), 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.arttix.org.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Saxophone Chamber Night, featuring two saxophone quartets playing musical styles from Baroque to ragtime, March 25, 7:30 p.m., University Parkway Center (northeast corner of University Avenue and University Parkway), free.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Women’s Choir Festival, March 25, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, in David Gardner Hall, free.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF SALT LAKE CITY, Elias String Quartet, the program will feature, Haydn’s Quartet in C major, op. 33, No. 3, The Bird, Britten’s Quartet No. 3 in G major, op. 94, and Mendelssohn’s Quartet in F minor, op. 80, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, $30 general, $10 students with ID, tickets available at the door, www.cmsofslc.org.
CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LOGAN, Baroque Band, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall, Utah State University, $24 general, $10 student (with ID), tickets may be purchased online or at the door, 435-797-8022, www.arts.usu.edu.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, “Seasons,” BYU’s Living Legends presents dancing, music and costumes celebrating the Latin American, Native American and Polynesian cultures, Janielle Christensen, artistic director, March 26, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $12 general ($4 off with BYU or student ID, $1 off seniors and BYU alumni), 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Student Composer Showcase, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, free.
UTAH SYMPHONY, presented by The Ogden Symphony Ballet Association, Masterworks Series, “Beethoven and Wagner,” Jun Märkl, conductor, Ingrid Fliter, piano, the concert will feature Beethoven’s Concerto No. 2, and Wagner’s Orchestral Suite from The Ring, March 26, 7:30 p.m., Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, $16-$37, for more information and tickets, www.symphonyballet.org.
AMERICAN FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA, “Fauré Requiem,” the concert will also include Poulenc’s “Gloria,” Craig Jessop, music director and conductor, with guest artists Darrell Babidge, baritone, and Jennifer Welch-Babidge, soprano, March 27, 7:30 p.m. Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan, $12-$20 general, youth 8 years and older are admitted, no babes in arms, 435-752-0026, www.americanfestivalchorus.org.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Woodwind Chamber Night, March 27, 7:30 p.m., University Parkway Center (northeast corner of University Avenue and University Parkway), free.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Honors Concert, March 27, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, in David Gardner Hall, free.
UTAH SYMPHONY, Masterworks Series, “Beethoven and Wagner,” Jun Märkl, conductor, Ingrid Fliter, piano, the concert will feature Beethoven’s Concerto No. 2, and Wagner’s Orchestral Suite from The Ring, March 27-28, 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.
WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, Opera Studio, Philip Glass’ The Photographer, a chamber opera based on the homicide trial of Eadweard Muybridge, based on words drawn from the trial as well as Muybridge’s letters to his wife, commissioned by the Holland Festival, first performed in 1982 at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, March 27-28, 7:30 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Jewett Center for the Performing Arts, $5 general, Westminster students, faculty and staff get 1 free ticket, 801-832-2457, www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents.
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY OPERA THEATRE, “Help, Help, the Globolinks!,” by Gian Carlo Menotti, directed by Stefan Espinosa, March 28, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, $10 general, $8 seniors and youth, $5 USU faculty and staff, free for students, 435-797-8022, www.arts.usu.edu.
SALT LAKE CHORAL ARTISTS, “Youth Honor Choir Festival,” March 28, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardener Concert Hall in David Gardner Hall, University of Utah, $15 general, $10 students with ID, www.saltlakechoralartists.org.
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, Smiley Amano Distinguished Performers Concert Series, inaugural concert, Mary Anne Huntsman, piano, March 28, 7:30 p.m., The Performance Hall, free, however tickets are required, 435-797-8022, www.arts.usu.edu.
BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Harp Solo and Ensemble, March 28, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, free.
UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Sundays@7 Faculty Spotlight, Vedrana Subotic, piano, March 29, 7 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall in David Gardner Hall, free.
JAZZSLC, Manhattan Trinity, Cyrus Chestnut, Lewis Nash and George Mraz, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, $24.50 general, $10 students, 801-355-2787, www.arttix.org.
UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, “Great American Songbook,” Jazz Ensembles, David Fullmer, director, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Ragan Theatre, $10 general, $5 students, $2 children under 16 years, 801-863-7529, or box office located in Noorda Theatre, or Campus Connection, www.uvu.edu/arts.
AMERICAN STRING TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, Stringfest Honors Recital, March 30, 7:30 p.m., Garrison Choral Room, Val A. Browning Center, Weber State University, free.
COVEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Lyceum Philharmonic, Kayson Brown, conductor, March 31, 7:30 p.m., Main Performance Hall, 425 West Center Street, Provo, free.