The Westminster Chamber Players, select members of the Westminster Chamber Orchestra, will perform today at 3 p.m. in Nunemaker Place on the Westminster College campus. Featured will be violinists Suzanne Brimhall and Sharon Kline, violist Anthony Doyle, cellist Steven Elbein and pianist Jeff Manookian in music of Beethoven (the Piano Trio No. 1), Bruch and Shostakovich (the Piano Quintet).
There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted.- THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Symphony Orchestra will present its first concert under the U.'s new director of orchestras, Robert Debbaut, Monday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. in Kingsbury Hall.
The former assistant conductor for orchestras and opera at the University of Michigan, Debbaut comes to Utah from the Tanglewood Music Center, where he was the first recipient of the Maurice Abravanel scholarship. He has served as music director of the Michigan Youth Symphony, Kansas City's Theater Under the Stars, Springfield, Mo.'s Landers Theater and as founder and conductor of the Kansas City Conservatory's Mozarteum Orchestra, now in its sixth season.
Under his direction the U. Symphony will present two concerts each quarter. Monday's program will consist of three works, Copland's "Buckaroo Holiday," Schubert's Symphony No. 5 and Rachmaninoff's "Symphonic Dances."
Admission is free and open to the public.
- "EAT, DRINK AND BE SCARY," patrons are urged in connection with the Utah Symphony's Halloween Concert, Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Symphony Hall.
Held in conjunction with the Utah Symphony Guild's annual "Taste of the Town," the 7:30 p.m. program will feature the orchestra under associate conductor Kirk Muspratt in a selection of Halloween-related shorter pieces, e.g., music from "Batman," "Peer Gynt" ("In the Hall of the Mountain King"), "Peter Grimes" (the "Storm") and Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique" together with Mussorgsky's "A Night on Bald Mountain" and Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice."
In addition guests and goblins will be invited to take part in two costume contests - one for the audience and one for the orchestra - and a "great pumpkin sing-along." Costume judges will wander through the lobby before the concert and during intermission to select the audience winners, who will be invited onstage toward the concert's close.
From 5:30 to 8 p.m. patrons are also invited to attend the "Taste of the Town," in the north lobby of the Salt Palace. More than 30 local restaurants will offer samples of their fare. Tickets to both events are $35, or $10 for the concert ($5 students) and $25 for the "Taste of the Town."
For information call 533-NOTE.
- BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY'S Orpheus Wind Quintet will present a free concert Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Provo school's Harris Fine Arts Center.
Performing will be Elaine Jorgenson, flute; Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; David Randall, clarinet; Glenn Williams, bassoon, and Gaylen Hatton, French horn. They will be heard in music of J.C. Bach, Beethoven, Bozza and "Partita" by American composer Jean Berger. Giovannetti, the group's newest member, comes to BYU from Ontario, Canada. All are members of the BYU music faculty.
- MUSIC DIRECTOR DAVID DALTON will lead the Salt Lake Symphony in two concerts Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Soloist each night will be Brigham Young University faculty organist Richard Elliott, who will take part in a performance of the Symphony No. 3 (the "Organ" Symphony) of Camille Saint-Saens. Also included on the program: Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F major and the Overture to Kabalevsky's "Colas Breugnon."
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- PIANIST ANDRE-MICHEL SCHUB will be the featured soloist on next weekend's Utah Symphony concerts, substituting for an indisposed Malcolm Frager. He will perform twice with the orchestra, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall, in the Concerto in A minor of Robert Schumann.
Under associate conductor Kirk Muspratt, the orchestra will also be heard in Canadian composer Godfrey Ridout's "Fall Fair" and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique").
Catapulted to international prominence when he was awarded the top prize in the 1981 Van Cliburn Piano Competition, Schub has performed with most of the world's great orchestras and chamber players in the decade since. Locally he has appeared not only with the Utah Symphony but for the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City and the University of Utah SummerArts Festival.
Tickets, priced from $10 to $29 ($5 students), are available at the Symphony Hall box office, 533-NOTE.
- BALLET WEST opens its fall run of "Giselle" in Ogden, with performances Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Weber State College's Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets, priced from $7 to $15, are available at the Ogden Symphony-Ballet Association, 2580 Jefferson, or at the door.
The ever-popular story ballet offers one of the finest female roles in the repertory. Giselle must develop from carefree village maiden to madwoman, to an ethereal spirit who saves her lover from destruction by the Wilis. Wendee Fiedeldey and Raymond Van Mason will head the Friday cast, with Lisa LaManna and Robert Arbogast on Saturday.
The music is by Adolphe Adam, with original choreography by Coralli and Perrot. "Giselle" was restaged in 1988 by artistic director John Hart. Scenic design is by Peter Cazalet, costumes by David Heuvel.
- THE CLASSICAL QUARTET, a string quartet that performs music of the 18th and early 19th century on period instruments, will make its local debut Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus.
Presented by the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City, the 8 p.m. program will feature them in music of Mozart - the Divertimento in B flat major, K. 137, and the K. 387 and K. 590 Quartets.
Founded in 1979, the group consists of violinists Linda Quan and Nancy Wilson, violist David Miller and cellist Loretta O'Sullivan, three of whom hold degrees from the Juilliard School of Music. They first came together at Aston Magna, a summer festival founded by Albert Fuller to explore in depth the music of the 17th and 18th centuries. In addition to its Aston Magna performances, the quartet has appeared at the Smithsonian Institution and Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.
Its instruments date from 1655, 1730, 1687 and 1800, respectively.
Tickets, at $15, may be purchased at Discriminator Music or at the door. Student tickets, at $5, are also available the night of the concert. For information call 467-9649.