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March – May 2014
Virtuosic works by two brilliant composers from Poland are featured on this concert. The haunting beauty of Chopin’s works is unparalleled, while the surreal and impressionist world of Szymanowski Mythes, performed by Ralph Matson, will dazzle listeners. Celena Shafer sings a selection of works from Chopin’s era by Schumann and Bellini.
Join Andy Jones from Djembe Direct and the African Heartwood Project and his large collection of drums to play, beat, and learn about African drumming and dancing. Audience members are invited on stage to experience the sound and feel of dozens of different drums. Then, try their hand at the cultural dancing styles of West Africa. This show is the most “hands-on” show of the year as the audience is involved right from the curtain call.
A lively showcase of Afro-Brazilian dance, live music and martial art, Inspiração Do Fogo, a title which translates as Inspiration Of Fire or Breath Of Fire, will feature a cast of over 30 talented dancers, musicians, singers, fire spinners and martial artists, including very special guests Salt Lake Capoeira. Samba Fogo’s 2014 Spring Concert will premiere several choreographic works by Artistic Director Lorin Hansen, accompanied live by Samba Fogo musicians and lead vocalist Carla Arancibia as they perform popular Brazilian songs, traditional Afro-Brazilian rhythms, and original compositions by Musical Director Mason Aeschbacher.
RDT’s Ring Around the Rose program presents MAMA’S WRANGLERS on April 12, 2014 at 11 am at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. This talented family of expert cloggers, fiddlers, singers and yodelers is sure to have you stompin’ and clapping to the beat. RDT’s Ring Around the Rose is a wiggle-friendly series of performances for children and families that explore the magical world of the arts. Tickets are $5 through ArtTix (ages 2 and under free). More information at www.rdtutah.org
The Inter-Tribal Student Association hosts its 42nd traditional powwow on Saturday, April 19 at the U’s Olpin Student Union. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Our Culture.”
The powwow is an excellent opportunity for communities to come together and join in dance and song.
“This is a long and proud tradition at the U,” says Octavio Villalpando, associate vice president for Equity & Diversity. “It is a wonderful way for the U to support American Indian students and community, honor their contributions and help others learn about their history and culture.”
9 a.m. — Registration
11 a.m. — Arena Blessing
Noon — Grand Entry
5 p.m. — Dinner Break
6 p.m. — Grand Entry
10 p.m. — Closing Song
Host Drum: Midnite Express
Master of Ceremonies (MC): Tyson Shay
Arena Director: Nino Reyes
Spiritual Advisor: Bob Taylor
Head Man: Patrick Willie
Head Woman: Miss American Indian Woman Scholar 2014 (to be announced)
Color Guard: Utah Intertribal Veterans Association
1. Always stand respectfully during special songs. These include the Grand Entry, flag songs, veteran’s songs or any other song the MC designates. During these songs, men should remove their hats.
2. Pay extra attention to the MC for various announcements about the event and type of dances.
3. Ask permission before taking photos of dancers in regalia. If the photo is for publication or commercial use, this should be explained before the photo is taken.
4. The correct term for a dancer’s outfit is regalia, not costume. Never touch a dancer’s regalia. Many of the ornaments have religious meaning and are cherished family heirlooms.
5. If you see a lost or dropped feather, do NOT pick it up. Notify the nearest staff member, veteran, Head Man Dancer or Arena Director immediately.
6. Pointing with the fingers is considered poor manners by some tribes. If you must point, use your head and nod in the direction you wish to indicate.
7. Feel free to join in the inter-tribal dances by invitation of the MC.
8. Do not ever cross the arena floor! Do not go into drum circles. Stay on the perimeter. If a drum group is singing or about to sing, do not approach the drum.
9. Last of all, powwows are meant to be social events. Make a new friend, eat some food, visit the vendors… have a great time!
If you have any questions about any of the above etiquette or would like to know more, please ask an ITSA member. Also, most dancers, singers, elders and staff are happy to help.
The Westminster Chamber Orchestra is pleased to announce its season-ending concert on Monday, April 21. Featured are the winners of the 2nd annual Concerto Competition:
Gordon Jacob: Bassoon Concerto (Kathleen Hunter, bassoon)
George Frideric Handel: “Tornami a vagheggiar” from Alcina (Kelli Burke-Gabossi, soprano)
David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody (Chris Mansfield, cello)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
Mark your calendars! The fun begins at 7:30 PM in the Vieve Gore Concert Hall on Westminster College campus. Purchase tickets online or at the door. $5 General admission. Westminster students/faculty/staff admitted free!
Murray Concert Band is springing into April with our next concert
We are playing some of the most technically difficult pieces we have performed, some really fast passages, some funny passages and some warm passages. We would love to have you join us.
Murray Concert Band
April 26th at 7:30 pm
Murray High School
5440 S State St, Salt Lake City, UT 84107
The concert is free but we are grateful for donations
facebook: Murray Concert Band
Or (801) 942-2921
The splendid music of Utah composer Bruce Quaglia returns to NOVA for a world premiere performance of his new chamber concerto, featuring soloists Brant Bayless and Jason Hardink. Two of the Quaglia works performed relate to his time spent in the spectacular canyon country of southern Utah, while his newest work was inspired by an extended stay in Venice. The virtuosity and fine playing of Utah wind players will be displayed in the concerto as well as in Mozart’s Serenade in E-flat Major.
You don’t have to be a jazz music aficionado to have heard of preeminent jazz guitarist and educator Corey Christiansen http://coreychristiansen.com/. But you might be surprised to know he will be a guest artist performing with Rowland Hall’s jazz band, Wednesday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. The concert at Rowland Hall Middle School is free and open to the public.
Rowland Hall band director and music teacher Bret Jackson is excited to host Corey Christiansen and said he “hopes jazz enthusiasts in the larger community will attend the concert.”
“Corey is a fabulous recording artist, writer, educator and performer; he has played and taught in literally every type of situation around the globe for the last decade,” Jackson said. “He is big time in the professional jazz world.”
Jackson, who holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts, is himself respected in the jazz community and has continued his professional performance career along side his passion for teaching — the combination keeps him in touch with what is going on in education and in the clubs.
The Salt Lake Children’s Choir, Ralph B. Woodward, Artistic Director, will present a program of musical treasures spanning four centuries and four continents Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church (1975 South 2300 East). Information about the concerts (and choir auditions) at www.childrensing.com or by calling 801-537-1412