The choirs of Hillcrest High School will combine for a concert at 7:30 this evening in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Featured will be a complete performance of the Faure Requiem along with selections by John Bennet, Desmond Ratcliffe, Leland Forsblad and Jerry Wesley Harris.
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.- THE OGDEN COMMUNITY CHOIR will conclude its observance of the Mozart bicentenary with a performance of his "Coronation Mass" and two short anthems at 7:30 this evening in the Ogden Tabernacle. 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 "Exsultate Jubilate."
The public is invited and admission is free.
- MUSIC AND DANCE OF PERSIA will be the attraction at 8 this evening in the Museum of Fine Arts auditorium on the University of Utah campus.
Sponsored by Eastern Arts, the free concert will feature Morteza Varzi of Southern California playing the kamanche, a four-stringed, bowed instrument. A frequent concert artist, Varzi teaches at his own academy and has organized video and audio recordings of Persian music. Also performing will be Lloyd Miller, on the santur and other instruments, percussionist George Grant and local Persian artists.
- GUITARIST LAWRENCE GREEN will present a solo recital Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. A faculty member at Brigham Young University, Green will perform music of Bach, Moreno-Torroba, Albeniz, Turina and Villa-Lobos (the "Suite Populaire Bresilienne") as well as his own Variations on the Hymn Tune "Kingsfold." Admission is free.
- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Guitar Ensemble will perform Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center. Included on the free program, under the direction of Lawrence Green, will be music of Pierre Attaingnant and Gunter Braun, along with a guitar transcription of Albeniz's "Suite Espanola."
- THE BYU WIND SYMPHONY will present a free concert Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Featured will be pieces the group will perform on a May tour of New Zealand and Australia, including Holst's Suite No. 1 for Military Band, John Higgins' "Trombone Rag" and the Symphonic Dances from Bernstein's "West Side Story."
The group is directed by David Blackinton.
- THE CACHE VALLEY CIVIC BALLET will present Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 30, at 1 and 7:30 p.m.; and Monday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. Performances will be in the Morgan Theater of Utah State University's Chase Fine Arts Center.
Tickets, at $6 ($4 children/seniors), are available at the Book Table, Larsen Hallmark, the USU ticket office or at the door.
- THE TEMPLE SQUARE CONCERT SERIES will launch its Mozart concerto survey with a concert Saturday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall. Performing will be three young pianists - Janae Codner in the Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482; Collette Call in the Concerto No. 16 in D major, K. 451; and Monte Caldwell in the Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467.
Both Codner and Caldwell have soloed on the Utah Symphony's annual "Salute to Youth" concert. Call is scheduled to solo April 28 with the University of Utah Symphony Orchestra, in Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 1.
Accompaniments Saturday will be provided by the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra, conducted by David Dalton. Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- THE MORMON YOUTH SYMPHONY and Chorus will observe the Easter season with a concert Saturday, March 30, at 8 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Admission is free, but limited to those 8 and older.
Soloing with the orchestra will be violinists Igor and Vesna Gruppman, who will perform Bach's Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, and Mozart's Concertone in C Major.
Graduates of the Moscow Conservatory, both the Gruppmans were child prodigies. Igor was born in Kiev, where he made his debut at age 11. He studied with Leonid Kogan and concertized throughout Russia. Vesna was born in Yugoslavia and made her debut at 8 in Belgrade. Both young artists have won many awards and competitions. Since 1980 they have been in America and now make their home in San Diego, where Igor is concertmaster of the San Diego Symphony and Vesna is concertmistress of the San Diego Opera.
They have concertized widely in America, both singly and together as Uno Duo. They will return to the Soviet Union in April for six concerts in Leningrad, Moscow and Kiev.
Songs by John Rutter and Copland's "Outdoor Overture" will complete the program.