Flutist Jane Morrison Lyman will perform today at 3 p.m. in Nunemaker Place on the Westminster College campus. Assisted by guitarist Steve Lyman and pianist Marjorie Janove, she will be heard playing music of Bach, Dubois, Taffanel (the Grand Fantasy), Rodrigo, Kosics and Cassella.
Admission is free and the public is invited.- MOZART'S "COSI FAN TUTTE" will continue its Utah Opera run at the Capitol Theatre with performances Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Jan. 21, 23 and 25, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. Tickets, priced from $10 to $35, are on sale in the opera box office in the theater, 50 W. 200 South; for reservations call 534-0888.
Byron Dean Ryan conducts and Andrew Foldi has directed the popular comedy, which features Brenda Harris, Ariel Bybee, Joseph Wolverton, William Parcher, George Hogan and Susan Deauvono. Members of the Utah Symphony are in the pit, costumes are by Susan Memmott Allred, lighting is by Kay Barrell, with wigs and makeup by Diane Mikkelson.
- THE EMPIRE BRASS, rated by many as the finest brass quintet in the nation, come to Logan this week for a concert Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. in Utah State University's Chase Fine Arts Center.
Composed of trumpeters Rolf Smedvig and Jeffrey Curnow, trombonist Scott A. Hartman, tuba player J. Samuel Pilafian and Eric Rusque, French horn, the group first met as students at Tanglewood. Two years later, Leonard Bernstein chose three of them to play in the world premiere of his "Mass," written for the opening of Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center. Since then they have gone on to play for Queen Elizabeth II, at a Presidential Inaugural concert, in the opening concerts of the newly renovated Carnegie Hall and been the recipients of the Harvard Music Association Award.
Tuesday they will be joined by Washington Cathedral organist Douglas Major in a program that will include selections from Handel's "Water Music" and Purcell's "The Fairy Queen" as well as music of Bach, Bernstein, Copland, Gershwin, Gigout, Rimsky-Korsakov, Smetana, Prokofiev, Hovhaness and Mulet.
Tickets, at $12 ($7 youth, $2-$3 USU students), are available at the USU Ticket Office in the Smith Spectrum and at the door. For information call 750-1657.
- SOPRANO ROSEMARY MATHEWS will present a free recital Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Called "Seasons of a Woman's Life," it will include arias from "La Boheme," "The Barber of Seville," "La Forza del Destino" and "The Fantasticks" as well as songs of Schumann and Brahms.
- VIOLINIST DONNA FAIRBANKS and harpist Lysa Rytting, both special instructors at Brigham Young University, will present a free recital Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Their program will consist of Spohr's Sonata Concertante in D Major, Saint-Saens's Fantasy for Harp and Violin, the Sonata for Violin and Harp by Russian composer Adrian Schaposchnikov and, with cellist Jim Hardy, the Trio for Violin, Cello and Harp by Jacques Ibert.
- THE COLORADO QUARTET - violinists Julie Rosenfeld and Deborah Redding, violist Francesca Martin and cellist Diane Chaplin - will perform Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus.
Presented under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City, the group's program will consist of string quartets of Haydn (the Op. 20, No. 2), Brahms (the Op. 51, No. 2) and Martinu. Tickets, at $15 ($5 students), will be available at the door.
In 1983 the Colorado Quartet managed to win two of chamber music's most coveted prizes - the Naumburg Chamber Music Award and first prize in the Banff International String Quartet Competition - within 10 days. Since then its members have gone on to perform 100 concerts a year in the major cities of Europe, South America, the Far East and North America. In addition the group performs annually on Alexander Schneider's Haydn series in New York and records for the Fidelio label.
- THE KING'S SINGERS, those six brilliant choristers who tour the world so tirelessly, pay yet another visit to Utah this week for a concert Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. in Weber State University's Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
Programmed works include "The River That Never Runs Dry," folk songs of Canada, arranged by company tenor Robert Chilcott; German Renaissance madrigals and "Nonsense Madrigals" by Gyorgy Ligeti, using texts by William Brighty Rands and Lewis Carroll. (Ligeti's composition received assistance from Brigham Young University's Barlow Endowment.) Completing the program are part-songs by early 20th-century British composers and arrangements in close harmony from the lighter side.
The King's Singers originated 23 years ago at King's College, Cambridge, with much the same mix of solid musicality, humor and whimsy that characterizes them today. Founding members Alastair Hume and Simon Carrington are still part of the action; all the others have joined since 1986.
Besides success on the concert stage, with and without orchestra, they have 50 recordings to their credit, many of them best sellers. Their newest, songs of Gershwin and Arlen with pianist George Shearing, will be released in 1991.
- THE THEATRE BALLET of Brigham Young University will present its full-length "Coppelia" Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 24-26, at 7:30 p.m., also Saturday at 2 p.m. Performances will be in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center on the Provo campus.
Choreography is by Theatre Ballet directors Sandra Allen, Mark Lanham and Yi Qi Cheng. The story begins with the mischievous antics of Swanhilda and Franz, as she pretends to be Coppelia, the favorite doll of the mysterious Dr. Coppelius, and ends with the happy couple's wedding. With its comedy, folk elements and festive group dances, "Coppelia" is always a family favorite. Music is by Delibes, costume design by Carlie Shurtliff.
Mark Lanham, of the BYU faculty, a former principal dancer with Ballet West, San Francisco Ballet and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, will dance the role of Franz. He will partner Tess Hooley and Candice Taylor, who alternate as Swanilda.
Tickets, available at the music ticket office, are $5.50 ($4.50 BYU students, faculty or staff, children and senior citizens); call 378-7444 for reservations.
- GRADUATE STUDENTS of the modern dance department at the University of Utah will present their 1991 graduate concert, "Walk, Run, Fly," Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 24-26, at 8 p.m., with a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. Performances will be in the Hayes-Christensen Theater of the Marriott Center for Dance.
Students whose works will be danced are M.A. candidates Linda Stuart, Sherri Savick, Eva Miller and Jana Trueblood. Miller will also dance a duet with Thomas Warfield, choreographed by dance faculty member Ford Evans. Tickets are $5 ($3 students), available in advance at the Pioneer Memorial Theatre box office, 581-6961, or at the door.
- SOPRANO JULIE ANN REED will solo Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. A former Utah Symphony-Deseret News "Salute to Youth" soloist, she currently is a member of the Utah Opera Chorus. Friday she will be heard in operatic excerpts ranging from Bononcini and Mozart to Dvorak, Menotti and Gilbert and Sullivan as well as a selection of Broadway show tunes.
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- THE UTAH SAXOPHONE QUARTET brings its distinctive sound to the Alpine Concert Series in a performance Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the John and Amy Johnson home, 923 E. Alpine Dr. Composed of Ray Smith, Daron Bradford, David Feller and Gaylen Smith, the group will offer a variety of classical, jazz, ragtime and popular selections. Tickets, at $5, will be available at the door.
- MICHAEL A. PALUMBO will lead the New American Symphony Orchestra in the first of two concerts next weekend Friday, Jan. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Weber State University's Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Included on the program will be the Overture from Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito," Barber's Second Essay for Orchestra, Debussy's "Nocturnes" and the Beethoven Fifth Symphony.
Tickets, at $3 ($2 students/seniors), will be available at the door. For information call 626-8500.
The same program will also be presented, free of charge, Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Utah's Gardner Hall.
- ART IN MOTION, the performing company of Dance Arts Inc., will present its third annual benefit for the Mental Retardation Association of Utah on Saturday, Jan. 26, at the Butler Middle School, 7500 S. 2700 East. There will be a 1 p.m. matinee and an evening performance at 7:30.
This year's production, a musical entitled "Hooray for Hollywood," will feature a men's dance line for the first time. The show is directed by Melanie Meyers-Liston and Lisa Meyers, artistic directors of Dance Arts. Tickets, at $5, are available at 8685 S. Highland Dr. or at the door, with all proceeds aiding the retarded.
- ORGANIST DOUGLAS BUSH and trumpeters Bret Jackson and David Blackinton will perform Saturday, Jan. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. All members of the Brigham Young University music faculty, they will offer a varied program, including pieces by Manfredini, Couperin, Pachelbel, Tartini and Bach.
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.