The India Forum of Utah will present Mala Ganguly, accompanied by Ustad Sattar Tari on tabla, in a ghazal concert today at 11:30 a.m. at Bryant Intermediate School, 40 S. 800 East.
Ghazal is a rendition of mystical poetry in the native music styles of India and Pakistan. Tickets, at $5, are available at Gandhi's Restaurant, the Quick Food Mart or at the door.- AN EVENING OF MUSIC to benefit the Utah AIDS Foundation will be presented at 5 p.m. today at the home of Ann Hankinson, 359 10th Ave.
Featured will be flutist Jane Morrison Lyman and guitarist Steve Lyman, performing music of Bach; harpist Konrad Nelson playing pieces by Bach, Grandjany, Cabezon and Novavez; horn Sue Hudson, violinist Leonard Braus and pianist Marjorie Janove in Mozart's Sonata for Horn, Violin and Piano; and Hudson and cellist Ellen Bridger in a piece of Hankinson's.
- THE TOLSTIK FAMILY - flutist Vladimir, violinist Vladimir Jr. and pianist Kira Merzhevskaya - will perform at 7 this evening at Bountiful Community Church, 100 N. 400 East in Bountiful.
Recent immigrants to Salt Lake City, the family hails from Leningrad, where Vladimir conducted the Leningrad Concert Orchestra. His wife, Kira, taught at the Leningrad Conservatory and their son studied at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. They will perform Tchaikovsky's "Song Without Words," Beethoven's "Fur Elise," the first movement of Saint-Saens' Violin Concerto No. 3 and music of Bizet, Glazunov, Rachmaninoff and Scriabin.
A $6 donation is requested at the door.
- "A NIGHT FOR GLADE," a benefit concert in memory of the late Glade Peterson, will be presented by Utah Opera on Monday, March 18, in the Capitol Theatre.
A reception will begin in the lobby at 7:30 p.m., with a concert at 8:30 featuring opera arias, choruses and overtures. Guest artists will be soprano Kay Paschal and tenor Hans Gregory Ashbaker. The Utah Opera Chorus will combine with Pro Musica and the Utah Symphony, with Byron Dean Ryan, U.O. music director, conducting. Fred Adams of the Utah Shakespearean Festival will be master of ceremonies.
Paschal and Ashbaker are soloists with many U.S. opera companies. Paschal will be remembered here for her recent roles in "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Don Giovanni," and Ashbaker sang the Duke in "Rigoletto" last fall.
Tickets, at $15-$100, are available at the Utah Opera box office, 50 W. 200 South, or at the door. Call 534-0888 for charge card sales.
- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Chamber Orchestra and University Singers will combine for a concert in honor of the bicentenary of Mozart's death Tuesday, March 19, in the de Jong Concert Hall of BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center and Wednesday, March 20, in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m.
The program will consist of three choral works, opening with the "Coronation" Mass of 1779 and continuing with the Solemn Vespers (1780) and the "Venite Populi." Ronald Staheli directs the singers and Clyn Barrus the orchestra. In addition musicologist Douglas Bush will provide a commentary on each work.
Tickets for the Tuesday performance, at $3 for the BYU community and $4 for the general public, are available at the music ticket office. Admission to the Temple Square concert is free.
- THE OGDEN COMMUNITY CHOIR will observe the Mozart bicentenary with three performances of his "Coronation Mass," to be presented Thursday, March 21, and Sunday, March 24, in the Ogden Tabernacle and Saturday, March 23, in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m. and admission is free.
Directed by Evelyn M. Harris, the choir is made up of singers from Weber, Morgan, Davis, Box Elder and Salt Lake counties, with soloists drawn from the choir membership. Karen J. Miller is organist, and will be heard in a solo selection as well as accompanying Harris as soprano soloist in the motet "Exsultate Jubilate." In addition the choir will perform the "Ave Verum Corpus" and "Laudate Dominum," also by Mozart.
- THE BYU CONCERT CHOIR will offer two performances this week, first Thursday, March 21, in the de Jong Concert Hall of BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center and again Friday, March 21, in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Under Mack Wilberg the 100-voice choir will be heard in anthems of Ron Nelson and John Rutter, a group of Shakespearean lyrics, folk-song arrangements and a complete performance of the Herbert Howells Requiem.
Tickets, at $3 for the BYU community and $4 for the general public, are available at the music ticket office; admission to the Temple Square concert is free.
- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Viola Ensemble will present its annual Primrose Memorial Concert on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center.
The concert, which is free, honors the late violist William Primrose, who donated his personal library and memorabilia to BYU. The collection has since grown to be the largest repository of viola materials in the world. Included on the program will be music of Guido Papini and Kenneth Harding and the Suite for Eight Violas of Gordon Jacob.
- THE JENSEN-WOODBURY DUO - classical guitarists Milton Jensen and Todd Woodbury - will present a concert Thursday, March 21, at 8 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, South Temple and "C" streets. Tickets, at $5, are available at Acoustic Music, Discriminator Music or at the door the night of the performance.
Reunited following a six-month break from touring and performing, the duo is currently focusing on the music of 20th-century composers such as Radames Gnattali, Celso Machado and Ernesto Nazareth of Brazil and Granados, Albeniz and Falla of Spain.
A graduate of the Salt Francisco Conservatory of Music, Jensen has been playing the guitar more than 20 years; his teachers include Michael Lorimer, Jose Thomas and Oscr Ghiglia. Woodbury has also studied with Giglia and George Sakellariou and currently teaches at both Weber State University and the University of Utah.
- AN EVENING OF BAROQUE CONCERTOS will be presented by the Utah Flute Association on Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Place on the Westminster College campus. Included will be concertos of Quantz, Vivaldi and C.P.E. Bach with string-quartet-and-harpsichord accompaniment. Performing will be flutists Joyce Bennett, Gary Bloomgren, Lorinda Atwater, Karen Perkins, Mary Benson Richards and Nancy Toone.
Admission, free to UFA members, is $5 ($3 students/seniors).
- THE HUSBAND-AND-WIFE DUO of pianists Angela Cheng and Alvin Chow will perform Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the home of Dean and Joan Lindsay, 1360 N. Elk Ridge Lane in Alpine.
Cheng, first-prize winner in both the 1986 Arthur Rubinstein and 1988 Montreal piano competitions, came in fourth in the 1984 Gina Bachauer Competition in Salt Lake City. Her husband is the brother of Alan Chow, silver medalist at the 1988 Bachauer Competition. Both are students of Menahem Pressler and recently joined the faculty of the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The concert is sponsored by the Alpine Community Arts Council. Admission will be $5 at the door.
- PIANIST FREDERICK MOYER will perform Friday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of Brigham Young University's Harris Fine Arts Center.
A Massachusetts native, Moyer made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1982 and has since performed with the orchestras of Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Minnesota. Last year he toured South America, Germany and the Soviet Union, having previously concertized in Asia, Australia and Greece.
His program Friday ranges from Bach (the Prelude and Fugue in D major for Organ) to Prokofiev ("The Death of Tybalt" from "Romeo and Juliet," together with sonatas of Beethoven (the "Moonlight" Sonata) and Janacek.
Tickets, at $9 ($7 with BYU ID), are available at the music ticket office, 378-7444.
- CONDUCTOR LAWRENCE LEIGHTON SMITH returns to lead the Utah Symphony in a program of Brahms, Stravinsky and Shostakovich Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23, at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall.
Joined by the Utah Symphony Chorus, Ed Thompson director, the orchestra will open the evening with two works, Brahms' "Naenie" and Stravinsky's "Symphony of Psalms." Following intermission Smith will then conduct Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1 in F minor.
Currently music director of the Louisville Orchestra and artistic director of the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Calif., Smith has guest conducted the Utah Symphony on several occasions, first in 1980 following the retirement of Maurice Abravanel. He is former music director of the Oregon and San Antonio symphonies and has recorded for RCA, First Edition and Sheffield Lab, including for the last a Russian-made recording of the Shostakovich.
Tickets are priced from $10 to $29 ($5 students), with a complimentary pre-concert lecture to be presented each evening at 7:15; for information call 533-NOTE.
- THE RALPH WOODWARD CHORALE and the Utah Valley Symphony will join forces for a concert Friday, March 22, at 8 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle.
Under the title "The Many Faces of Mozart," the concert's first half will celebrate the diversity of that master's music, from the "Ave Verum Corpus" to "The Farmer's Wife Lost Her Cat." Included will be canons, opera trios and two movements from the Piano Concerto No. 17, with a bewigged and costumed Janae Codner, age 13, as soloist.
After intermission the chorale and orchestra will perform Bloch's "A Sacred Service," its text drawn from Exodus, Deuteronomy, Isaiah, Psalms and Proverbs. Woodward will direct and BYU music professor Arden Hopkin will sing the part of the cantor (a role he once filled in a synagogue in Texas).
Tickets, at $5 ($4 students/seniors), are available at Smith'sTix, Provo's World of Music, 39 West - University Mall or at the door.
- HORACIO CIFUENTES will bring his style of Oriental dance to Utah on Saturday, March 23, assisted by Utah dancers. The concert will be in the Hayes/Christensen Theatre of the Marriott Center for Dance, University of Utah, at 8 p.m.
Cifuentes began his professional career with the San Francisco Ballet in 1984, before specializing in Oriental dance. He has evolved a style comprised of ballet techniques, Middle and Far Eastern movement and yoga. His lyrical and theatrical choreographies are in the tradition of such 19th century experts in danse Orientale as Ted Shawn, Ruth St. Denis and Vaslav Nijinsky.
He teaches and choreographs throughout the San Francisco Bay area, has taught seminars in every major city in the United States and has designed three videotapes on his specialties.
Also dancing will be members of Kismet Dance Company, the sponsoring organization; and dancers from Orem, Ogden, Salt Lake City and the University of Utah. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Kismet Boutique, 1307 S. 900 East, for $6, or for $7 at the door.