Soprano Devon English Colby will present a solo recital at 3 this afternoon in Nunemaker Place on the Westminster College campus. Accompanied by pianist Amylin Petersen, she will sing music of Barber, Schubert, Mozart, Puccini and Rachmaninoff, among others.
Colby has been a member of the Utah Opera Chorus, Salt Lake Symphonic Choir, Midland-Odessa Choir and Germany's Heidelberger Bach Choir. Her teachers include Marjo Burdette and Vi Reese. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted.- THE SALT LAKE OPERA THEATRE and Murray Intermountain Symphony Orchestra will repeat their performance of the Verdi Requiem Monday, Oct. 8, at the Cathedral of the Madeleine, 331 E. South Temple.
Soloists will include soprano Heidi Bloyer, alto Susan Cook, tenor Harlan Snow and bass Richard Melius. Robert Zabriskie will conduct, with tickets $3.50 ($2 students/seniors) at the door.
- BARITONE J. ARDEN HOPKIN, a new member of the vocal faculty at Brigham Young University, will perform as part of the Faculty Artist Recital Series Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.
His program, which is free to the public, is titled "South of the Border" and will include music from colonial California, Mexico, the Caribbean, Argentina, Brazil and Cuba. Included will be "Triste con Fuga del Tondero" by R.M. Ayarza de Morales, "Xango" by Heitor Villa-Lobos and "Canto Negro" by Xavier Mosalvatge. Pianist Mack Wilberg will accompany.
- UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY organist James Drake will present a recital Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of USU's Chase Fine Arts Center. Admission is $2, with tickets available at the door.
The program duplicates a recital Drake presented this summer at London's Westminster Cathedral in London. He also played at Eastbourne, a resort area on the English coast, and in Bonn, Germany.
The recital will consist of pieces by Guy Weitz, his teacher and former organist at Westminster, Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Franck and Alexander Russell. At present, Drake is preparing a recording of Weitz's music, possibly on the Westminster organ or another that is appropriate for the compositions.
- VIOLINIST DONNA PAULEY FAIRBANKS will be the guest soloist when the Utah Valley Symphony opens its season Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle.
The orchestra's new music director, Brigham Young University faculty member Clyn Barrus, will conduct the concert, which will feature Fairbanks in the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Also on the program: the Prelude to Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg," Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnole."
A native of Charleston, W. Va., Fairbanks studied at BYU from 1977 to 1981, during which time she soloed with the Utah Symphony on its annual "Salute to Youth" concert. She went on to earn graduate degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Arizona.
Tickets, at $4 general admission ($3 students/seniors), will be available at the door.
- DANCEARTS, a group of 20 dancers directed by Thomas Warfield and sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Utah, will perform on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 3 and 5 p.m., in the courtyard of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Guest artists will be the Zivio Ethnic Arts Ensemble and Middle Eastern dancer, Kathryn St. John.
The concerts are free, but donations will be accepted for ROSES (Romanian Orphans Social & Educational Support), with all money collected going to provide medical supplies.
- THE SECOND ANNUAL CHORAL FESTIVAL of the Salt Lake School District will be held at Highland High School on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. Featured will be choirs from West, East, and Highland high schools, and Clayton Intermediate School, along with the Highland High jazz band.
Admission is free, and the public is invited.
- WEBER STATE COLLEGE will present its fourth annual Department of Performing Arts Faculty Showcase Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austad Auditorium of the Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
Featured will be everything from a jazz ensemble to a Rameau harpsichord piece to a comical theater piece, "Joe Egg," this last featuring Larry West. In addition, Joanne Lawrence and Joni Wilson will present an improvisational dance, and various members of the music faculty will perform in duos for violin and viola and clarinet and piano.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
- AEQUALIS, a cello-piano-percussion trio, will appear in concert at Brigham Young University Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.
Specializing in new American music on the cutting edge, the group consists of cellist Elizabeth Mohr and pianist Fred Bronstein, who are husband and wife, and percussionist Michael Parola. For its BYU recital, it will present its "Great American Works" program, an eclectic assortment of styles that includes three new trios written especially for Aequalis by composers Martin Brody, Rand Steiger and Marilyn Shrude.
Shrude's work is part of the Aequalis Women Composers Project, an ongoing commitment by the group to music by American women composers. The Boston-based ensemble specializes in commissioning and performing new American works.
Tickets, at $7 ($6 with BYU activity card), are available at the music ticket office, 378-7444.
- MUSIC BY AMERICAN COMPOSERS will be featured on the fall concert of the Jay Welch Chorale Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. on the Riverside Campus of Salt Lake Community College.
Included will be pieces by Aaron Copland, Jerome Kern, Edwin Stringham, Oscar Fox and visiting Czech Antonin Dvorak. Tickets, at $5 ($15 per family), will be available at the door or purchasers may call 363-9708.
- THE PETER FREY ACCORDION ORCHESTRA of Switzerland will highlight the annual concert of the Swiss Chorus Edelweiss on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Highland Park Elementary School auditorium, 1735 E. 2700 South. Tickets are $3.50.
Garbed in colorful Swiss costume, the well-traveled orchestra will play music ranging from Swiss folk to American pops, with 50 chorus members and dancers also performing.
- JEFF MANOOKIAN will lead the Westminster Chamber Orchestra in its opening concert of the season Saturday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Featured on the program will be horn soloist Linda Troester in a pair of Cherubini sonatas, cellist Steven Elbein in the Concert Piece for Cello and Orchestra of Ernst von Dohnanyi, Mendelssohn's "Hebrides" Overture and Mozart's Symphony No. 35, the "Haffner" Symphony.
A graduate of Utah State University, Troester is a member of the Nouveau Woodwind Quintet and Intermountain Brass Quintet, both past winners of the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City's Young Artists Competition. An active studio musician, she has also performed as a member of the Utah Symphony, Boise Philharmonic and Pioneer Theatre Company orchestras.
Elbein's teachers include Paul Olefsky and, while he was attending medical school in Dallas, Lev Aronson. Besides being principal cellist of the Westminster Chamber Orchestra he is a member of the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medecine.
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- THE UTAH CHAMBER PLAYERS will make their concert debut Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Madsen Recital Hall of Brigham Young University's Harris Fine Arts Center. Starting time is 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Directed by Bryce Rytting, the 13-member ensemble is made up entirely of stringed instruments: six violins, three violas, three cellos and one bass. Included on the program will be Correlli's Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6, No. 7, Elgar's Serenade for Strings and Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. In addition harpist Lysa Rytting will join the group for a performance of Debussy's "Danses Sacree et Profane."
The ensemble will also perform Nov. 11 on the Springville Museum of Art Concert Series and Jan. 28 in the Provo Tabernacle.
- BRINGING FAMILIES TOGETHER will be the focus of a special concert by the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle.
Sponsored by the Salt Lake Mount Olympus Stake, the program is free to the public. Robert C. Bowden will conduct and selections will range from sacred songs to extracts from "Candide," "Annie Get Your Gun" and "The Phantom of the Opera." Also included will be an organ solo by Clay Christiansen.
All ages are welcome, with general-admission seating available from 7 p.m.
- "BACH THE BAROQUE MASTER" is the title of a concert by the Utah Symphony Chamber Orchestra to be presented Saturday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall.
Associate conductor Kirk Muspratt will conduct the program, which will feature music of both J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, beginning with the latter's Symphonie in B flat major, W. 182, No. 2. Also included will be the elder Bach's A minor Violin Concerto, with concertmaster Ralph Matson as soloist, and his Concerto in C minor for Oboe and Violin, with Matson and principal oboe Robert Stephenson. Principal flute Erich Graf will be featured as soloist in the Suite No. 2 in B minor.
Tickets are priced from $12 (general admission) to $18 (reserved), with student tickets available at $5. For information call 533-NOTE.