PERFORMANCES-MUSIC-DECEMBER 2013

UTAH SYMPHONY, Special Series, “Annual Messiah Sing-In,” Utah Symphony Chorus, November 30-December 1, 7 p.m., Abravanel Hall, $10-$32 general, (tickets are $5 more on the day of the performance), 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.utahsymphony.org.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Sundays@7 Faculty Spotlight, Ning and Jie Lu, pianos, December 1, 7 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, David Gardner Hall, free.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, Westminster Chamber Orchestra, features Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending, Brandon Derfler, conductor, faculty artist Yuki MacQueen, violin, December 2, 7:30 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, $5 general, free for Westminster students, faculty and staff with campus ID, 801-832-2457, www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, String Chamber Ensembles, December 2, 7:30 p.m., Garrison Choral Room (BC136) Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, free.

OREM ARTS, Utah Baroque Ensemble, with soloists Carol Ann Allred, soprano and Rex Kocherhans, baritone, December 2, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., The Fireplace, Orem Public Library, free.

YOUNG ARTISTS CHAMBER PLAYERS, “Christmas Oranges,” Jack Ashton, music director, benefit concert for the Utah Food Bank also featuring Marshall McDonald, Jordan High Women’s Chorus and Kim Johnson, narrator, December 2, 7 p.m., Jordan High School, 95 Beetdigger Blvd., Sandy, admission is any non perishable food item, or check made out to the Utah Food Bank.

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, USU Music Department presents “Joyful and Triumphant,” celebrating the holidays in concert, December 3, 7:30 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center, $5-$10 general, USU students free with ID, 435-797-8022, www.arts.usu.edu.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, University Orchestra and University Strings, December 3, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $3, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, A String Chamber Night, December 3, 7:30 p.m., University Parkway Center (northeast corner of University Avenue and University Parkway), room 313, free.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, “Crosstalk,” electro-acoustic music, December 3, 7 p.m., Dumke Recital Hall, David Gardner Hall, free.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, Chamber Choir, “Transcendent Beauty,” Reed Criddle, conductor, December 3, 7 p.m., Orem Public Library, free.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, Westminster Jazz Ensemble, David Halliday, music director, December 4, 7:30 p.m., Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, free.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, BYU Symphony Orchestra, December 4, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $6, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Jazz Voices, December 4, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $6, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Wind Ensemble, December 4, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, David Gardner Hall, $7 general $3 seniors, U. staff, faculty and non U. students, free for U students, 801-581-7100, www.kingtix.com.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, Chamber Choir, December 4, 7:30 p.m., Holy Family Catholic Church, 1100 E. 5550 South, Ogden, free.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, A Flute Chamber Night, December 4, 7:30 p.m., University Parkway Center (northeast corner of University Avenue and University Parkway), room 313, free.

UTAH LYRIC OPERA, UTAH VALLEY SYMPHONY AND UTAH REGIONAL BALLET, a staged concert version of Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel, Christopher Holmes, executive director, Utah Lyric Opera, Bryce Rytting, conductor, Utah Valley Symphony, C. Michael Perry, stage director, James Arrington, guest narrator, December 4-5, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall, Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $7-$12 general, 801-852-7007, www.coveycenter.org.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Chamber Music, advanced quartets recital, December 5, 7:30 p.m., Dumke Recital Hall, David Gardner Hall, free.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Jazz Lab Bands, December 5, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, free.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, A Brass Chamber Night, December 5, 7:30 p.m., University Parkway Center (northeast corner of University Avenue and University Parkway), room 313, free.

AMERICAN FESTIVAL CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA, “Christmas From the Ellen Eccles Theatre,” Dr. Craig Jessop, artistic director and conductor, Alyson Cambridge, soprano, guest artist, December 6-7, 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on December 7, Ellen Eccles Theatre, Logan, $12-$20 general, www.americanfestivalchorus.org.

UTOPIA EARLY MUSIC, “Star in the East: An Early Music Christmas,” music includes works from around the world and across time, Emily Nelson and Clara Hurtado Lee, sopranos, Christopher LeCluyse, tenor, Gary Sorenson. Baritone, John Lenti, lute, Alexander and Aubrey Woods, violin and Eleanor Cox, baroque cello, December 6, 8 p.m., December 7, 6:30 p.m., December 8, 5 p.m., Cathedral Church of St. Mark, 231 E. 100 South, pay as able (suggested donation of $15 general, $12 seniors and $10 students), www.utopiaearlymusic.org.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Songwriter Showcase, December 6, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, free.

UTAH SYMPHONY, Finishing Touches, “Schubert and Tchaikovsky,” Hans Graf, guest conductor, music includes Henri Dutilleux’s Timbres, Espace, Mouvement ou La nuit étoilée, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, Unfinished, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3, Polish, December 6, 10 a.m., Abravanel Hall, $15 general, 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.utahsymphony.org.

UTAH SYMPHONY, Masterworks Series, “Schubert and Tchaikovsky,” Hans Graf, guest conductor, music includes Henri Dutilleux’s Timbres, Espace, Mouvement ou La nuit étoilée, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8 Unfinished, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 3, Polish, December 6-7, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, $18-$69 general (tickets are $5 more on the day of the performance), 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.utahsymphony.org.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, “Celebration of Christmas,” BYU Combined Choirs and Philharmonic, December 6-7, 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on December 7, de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $16 general, $15 BYU alumni/seniors, $11 BYU employees/students with ID, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, “Christmas Around the World: See the Wonder,” 200 folk dancers and musicians, December 6-7, 7:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on December 7, Marriot Center, $15-20 general, $5 off BYU students with ID, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.

SALT LAKE CHILDREN’S CHOIR, Annual Christmas Concert, Ralph B. Woodward, music director, December 6 and 8, 8 p.m., Cathedral of the Madeleine, the performance will include music from around the world, and conclude with audience and choir joining for several carol favorites, free, but admission is limited to 6 years old and above, www.childrensing.com.

VIVALDI BY CANDLELIGHT, “La Stravaganza: The Year 1713,” Gerald Elias, music director, music by Vivaldi and Corelli, December 7, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 12 C Street, the concert is a benefit for the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy, $45 reserved, tickets at http://vivaldi.brownpapertickets.com/.

AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL, “An American Heritage Christmas,” Kayson Brown, conductor, Daniel Beck and Jesse Funk, guest recording artists, American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic and American Heritage Youth Chorus, December 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 performances, American Heritage School, 736 N. 1100 East, American Fork, $10 general, $8 students, $45 family.

COVEY CENTER FOR THE ARTS, The King’s Singers, Holiday Concert, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Performance Hall, Covey Center for the Arts, 425 West Center Street, Provo, $25-30 general, 801-852-7007, www.coveycenter.org.

WEST VALLEY SYMPHONY OF UTAH, “A Holiday Gift of Music,” Donny Gilbert, music director, with special guests the Choral Arts Society of Utah, Sterling Poulson, music director, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Granger High School Auditorium. 3690 S. 3600 West, West Valley City, $10 online or at the door, www.westvalleysymphonyutah.org, the symphony is asking for donations of non perishable food items for the Utah Food Bank.

WESTMINSTER COLLEGE, Westminster Chamber Singers, “Holiday Concert,” Christopher Quinn, conductor, December 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, Vieve Gore Concert Hall, Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory, $10 general, free for Westminster students, faculty and staff with campus ID, 801-832-2457, www.westminstercollege.edu/culturalevents.

SALT LAKE SYMPHONY, “Through a Child’s Eyes,” holiday program, Robert Baldwin, conductor, Lyric Opera Ensemble, music includes familiar holiday tunes and a performance of the short opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, $10 general, $5 students and seniors, 801-531-7501 or at the door with cash, check or credit card, www.saltlakesymphony.org.

AMERICAN WEST SYMPHONY AND CHORUS OF SANDY, “A Holiday Festival,” Joel Rosenberg, conductor, Soyong Jeong, piano, Tyler Kofoed, chorus director, music by Schumann, Barber, Beethoven, Handel, and a Christmas sing-a-long, December 7, 8 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 8575 S. 700 East, $10 general, $8 students, $5 youth 7-15 years, tickets at the door, December 11, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, $10 general, U. students free, tickets at the door, www.americanwestsymphony.org.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, Wind Symphony, “Remember Peal Harbor,” David Fullmer, conductor, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Sorensen Center, Grande Ballroom, $10 general, $5 students, 801-863-7529, or box office located in Noorda Theatre, or Campus Connection, www.uvu.edu/arts.

MURRAY SYMPHONY, “Holiday Concert,” Julie Christofferson, music director and conductor, with special guests the Riverton Children’s Choir, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Murray High School, 5440 S. State Street, admission is free, in lieu of admission we request that audience members bring a winter clothing item (new or used) for the benefit of The Road Home, one of the largest homeless shelters in the state of Utah, cash donations will also be accepted for their benefit, www.murraysymphony.org.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Early Music Ensemble, December 7, 4 p.m., Thompson Chamber Music Hall, David Gardner Hall, free.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, “Tuba Christmas,” December 7, 11 a.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, free.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, The Harp Ensemble, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Madsen Recital Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, free.

JUBILATE CHORAL ENSEMBLE, Annual Holiday Concert, December 7, 7:30 p.m., Mount Tabor Lutheran Church, 175 S. 700 East, free, donations accepted (suggested $5), free reception will follow the performance.

WASATCH COMMUNITY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, “Holiday Concert,” Ted Zalkind, music director and conductor, December 8, 7 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 S. Foothill Drive, free.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, Combined Choirs and Symphony Orchestra, December 8, 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., St. Joseph Catholic Church, 24th and Adams, $7-$8, $30 for family up to 6, 800-978-8457, www.weberstatetickets.com.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Sundays@7 Faculty Spotlight, Holiday Piano Favorites, December 8, 7 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, David Gardner Hall, free.

UTAH CHAMBER ARTISTS, Christmas Concert, “Tis the Season,” Dr. Barlow Bradford, conductor and music director, the evenings featured works are Britten’s Ceremony of Carols for choir and harp, selections from Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski’s Twenty Polish Christmas Carols, and the premiere of two carols by Barlow Bradford, the audience will be asked to join the choir and orchestra in a couple of familiar carols, after the concert the audience is invited to meet the musicians in Bastian Atrium and enjoy cookies and punch, December 9, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, David Gardner Hall, University of Utah, tickets purchased prior to December 3, $15 general, $10 students, tickets purchased the day of the performance are $17.50 general, $12 students, 801-581-7100, www.kingtix.com.

TAYLORSVILLE-SLCC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, “Best of the Holidays,” Adam Larson, music director and conductor, December 9, 7:30 p.m., Taylorsville High School, 5225 S. Redwood Road, $5 suggested donation, www.taylorsvillesymphony.com.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, WSU String Project, December 9, 6:30 p.m., Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, donations accepted.

OREM ARTS, Utah Valley Handbell Choir, December 9, 7 p.m., The Fireplace, Orem Public Library, free.

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, Deseret Books presents, “The Forgotten Carols,” December 9-10, 7:30 p.m., Kent Concert Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center, $12.04-$31.05 general, 435-797-8022, www.arts.usu.edu.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, BYU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, December 10, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $3, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY, Jazz Kicks Band, December 10, 7:30 p.m., The Performance Hall, Chase Fine Arts Center, $8-$10 general, USU students free with ID, 435-797-8022, www.arts.usu.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Classical Guitar Ensembles, December 10, 7:30 p.m., Dumke Recital Hall, David Gardner Hall, free.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, Jazz Ensemble, December 10, 7:30 p.m., Allred Theater, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, $6-$7, 800-978-8457, www.weberstatetickets.com.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, Chamber Orchestra, “Bon Voyage Concert for Eastern Europe,” Kory Katseanes, conductor, December 11, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $3, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, “Jazz at the Station,” December 11, 7 p.m., Grand Lobby, Ogden’s Union Station, 2501 Wall Avenue, well behaved children are welcome, free.

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY, University Chorale, December 12, 7:30 p.m., de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center, $3, 801-422-4322, www.byuarts.com.

MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR, Annual Christmas Concert, Deborah Voight and John Rhys-Davies, featured guest artists, December 12-14, 8 p.m., LDS Conference Center, registration for tickets has ended, standby line will begin at the flagpole on Temple Square at 6 p.m.

UTAH SYMPHONY, presented by the Ogden Symphony-Ballet Association, “Holiday Swing,” Jerry Steichen, conductor, Byron Stripling, trumpet, Bobby Floyd, piano, Robert Breithaupt, drums, Denison Anguli, bass, December 12, 7:30 p.m., Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, $26-$42 general, 801-399-9214, www.symphonyballet.org.

UTAH SYMPHONY, Entertainment Series, “Holiday Swing,” Jerry Steichen, conductor, Byron Stripling, trumpet, Bobby Floyd, piano, Robert Breithaupt, drums, Denison Anguli, bass, December 13-14, 8 p.m., Abravanel Hall, $18-$85 general (tickets are $5 more on the day of the performance), 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.utahsymphony.org.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY, UVU Opera, “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” Tyler Nelson, artistic director, fully staged scenes from popular and beloved works of opera, operetta and musical theater, December 13-14, 7:30 p.m., Sorensen Center, Centre Stage, Grande Ballroom, $10 general, $5 students, 801-863-7529, or box office located in Noorda Theatre, or Campus Connection, www.uvu.edu/arts.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, U. Choirs, Holliday Concert, December 13-14, 7:30 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, David Gardner Hall, $7 general $3 seniors, U. staff, faculty and non U. students, free for U students, 801-581-7100, www.kingtix.com.

UTAH SYMPHONY, Lollipops, “Here Comes Santa Claus!,” Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor, Santa Claus will be visiting in the lobby area, December 14, 11 p.m. and 12:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, $6-$14 general, 801-355-2787, 888-451-2787, www.utahsymphony.org.

THE SALT LAKE ENCORE CHORALE AND ONE VOICE CHILDREN’S CHOIR, “Sing We Now of Christmas,” Mary Lou Prince, composer and director of the Salt Lake Encore Chorale and Masa Fukuda, composer and director of the One Voice Children’s Choir, December 14, 2 p.m., Salt Lake Community College Atrium, 1575 S. State Street, $10 general, $5 children (under 12 years), tickets available at the Grand Theater Box Office, or reserve online at www.the-grand.org.

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY, WSU High School Honor Band with the Ogden Concert Band, December 14, 4 p.m., Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, free.

SALT LAKE VOCAL ARTISTS AND PARK CITY SINGERS, “Music of the Holiday Season,” Dr. Brady Allred artistic director and conductor, Salt Lake Choral Artists, Debra Cook, music director and conductor Park City Singers, music will include favorites like Sleigh Ride, Sussex Carol, Hallelujah Chorus and Still, Still, Still, December 14, 7:30 p.m., All Saints Episcopal Church, 1710 Foothill, Salt Lake City, $15 general, $5 students with ID, online or at the door, 801-232-7521, www.saltlakechoralartists.org.

ORATORIO SOCIETY OF UTAH, Handel’s Messiah, Nachtmusik Orchestra and local soloists, in honor of Cheery Rae Love, December 15, 7 p.m., Libby Gardner Concert Hall, David Gardner Hall, University of Utah, $10, 801-581-7100, www.kingtix.com.

SALT LAKE VOCAL ARTISTS AND PARK CITY SINGERS, “Music of the Holiday Season,” Dr. Brady Allred artistic director and conductor, Salt Lake Choral Artists, Debra Cook, music director and conductor Park City Singers, music will include favorites like Sleigh Ride, Sussex Carol, Hallelujah Chorus and Still, Still, Still, December 15, 7 p.m., St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 525 Park Avenue, Park City, $12 general, $5 child (under 12) in advance, $15 general at the door, advance tickets are available at The Market (Park City), Smith’s Grocery Store (Kimball Junction), Cole Sport (Park Avenue Store), www.parkcitysingers.com.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, Flute Choir, December 15, 5 p.m., Dumke Recital Hall, David Gardner Hall, free.

SALTY CRICKET COMPOSERS COLLECTIVE, “Bangin’ Trumpet,” concert features works for trumpet, piano and percussion, all by Utah composers, December 16, 7:30 p.m., Ladies Literary Club, 850 E. South Temple, $20 general, $10 students, tickets online or at the door, www.saltycricket.org.

THE CATHEDRAL OF THE MADELEINE, ‘The Christmas Carol Service,” Gregory A. Glenn, cathedral director, the service features music of the Advent and Christmas seasons, including plainchant, choral works and traditional carols, December 17-18, 8 p.m. and 4 p.m. on December 17, free of charge and open to the public.

UTAH SYMPHONY, Lollipop Series, “Here Comes Santa Claus!,” presented by the Ogden Symphony-Ballet Association, Vladimir Kulenovic, conductor, December 17, 7 p.m., Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, Weber State University, $12 general, 801-399-9214, www.symphonyballet.org.

DAVIS COUNTY SYMPHONY, Annual Messiah Sing-a-long, Marie Maxfield, music director, December 19, 7 p.m., concert is free but donations are greatly appreciated.

OREM ARTS, Utah Valley Men’s Choir, December 20, 7 p.m., The Fireplace, Orem Public Library, free.

THE CATHEDRAL OF THE MADELEINE, Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols, Gregory A. Glenn, cathedral director, December 20, 23, 12:15 p.m., free of charge and open to the public.

SALT LAKE CHORAL ARTISTS, “Welcome Christmas! Music of the Season for Choir, Harps & Organ,” Young Choral Artists, Men’s Ensemble, Youth Honor Choir, Women’s Chorus, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Salt Lake Vocal Arstists, Dr. Brady Allred artistic director and conductor, December 21, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. performances, Libby Gardner Concert Hall, University of Utah, $20 general, $10 students, 801-232-7521, www.saltlakechoralartists.org, or at the door.

CHRISTMAS ON TEMPLE SQUARE CONCERT SERIES, December 22, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Salt Lake Choral Artists, Women’s Choir, Jane Fjelsted, conductor, 8:30 p.m., Salt Lake Choral Artists Chamber Choir, Dr. Brady Allred, conductor, free.

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