The Salt Lake Valley Choir will present an Easter Rise concert at 7:30 this morning at White Memorial Chapel, 150 E. 300 North, south of the State Capitol. The group is directed by Sue Ericksen and accompanied by Marilyn Froggley, and admission is free.
- THE JAY WELCH CHORALE will be featured in a complete performance of the Faure Requiem this evening at 7:30 in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Soloists will be soprano Gerry Josephson and baritone Ralph Rodgers, and the group will be accompanied by organist Linda Margetts and an orchestra composed of members of the Cottonwood Strings, Ensign Strings, Bonneville Strings and other local musicians.The program will also include two other Faure works, the Op. 43, No. 2, "Claire de Lune" and the Op. 18, No. 1, "Nell." Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- CACHE VALLEY CIVIC BALLET will conclude its presention of Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" Monday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Morgan Theater of Utah State University's Chase Fine Arts Center in Logan.
Tickets, at $6 ($4 children/seniors), are available at the Book Table, Larsen Hallmark, the USU ticket office or at the door.
- PIANIST ROBERT WEIRICH will join violinists Charles Castleman and Lynette Thredgold, violist Leslie Blackburn and Mostly Mozart Festival principal cellist Scott Ballantyne for two Deer Valley International Chamber Music Festival performances this week.
The first will be Monday, April 1, at the Broadway Stage in Salt Lake City, at 8 p.m.; the second will be Tuesday, April 2, at a private home in Park City, by invitation. Tickets to the Broadway Stage performance will be $10 ($6 students/
seniors) at the door; for information on the Park City performance call 649-1217.
A member of the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory since 1985, Weirich is the winner of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. Castleman is professor of violin at the Eastman School of Music. Together they will be heard in the Piano Trio No. 1 of Joaquin Turina and the Brahms Op. 34 Piano Quintet.
- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Symphony Orchestra will present a program of American music Tuesday, April 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Provo school's Harris Fine Arts Center. Directed by Walter Birkedahl, the program will consist of Copland's "An Outdoor Overture," Barber's Adagio for Strings and the Symphony No. 2, the "Romantic," of Howard Hanson.
Admission is free.
- MENDELSSOHN'S ORATORIO "ELIJAH" will be presented by the choirs of the Salt Lake Parleys and Salt Lake Foothill LDS stakes Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. The performance, which is free to the public, is to commemorate the anniversary of the coming of Elijah to the Kirtland Temple on April 3, 1836.
- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Brass Choir, Trombone Choir and Percussion Ensemble will perform Wednesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Included will be music of Copland ("Hoedown" and "Fanfare for the Common Man"), the Canzon for Eight Trombones by Tiburtio Massaino and Gordon Jacob's "Salute to the USA." Admission is free.
- WOODWIND PLAYER DAVID FELLER will present a faculty recital Thursday, April 4, in Weber State University's Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Included will be music for a variety of wind instruments, including Bolling's Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano, the Marcello Oboe Concerto, the Weber Bassoon Concerto, Bartok's "Contrasts" and the Suite for Piano and Alto Saxophone by Paul Bonneau. Assisting will be pianist/harpsichordist Diana Grueninger, violinist Shi-Hwa Wang and members of the VSOP Jazz Quintet.
Admission is free and the public is invited.
- BYU FACULTY MEMBERS Parley Belnap and Richard Elliot will present the last of three organ recitals honoring the organist and composer Cesar Franck on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle. Included will be the "Trois Chorals," which were the last works the Belgian composer completed before his death in 1890. Admission is free.
- VARIOUS MEMBERS of the Brigham Young University music faculty will combine for a free chamber recital Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Corey Auditorium of the Maeser Building on BYU campus.
Performing will be pianist Irene Peery, violinst Barbara Williams, violist David Dalton and cellist Stephen Emerson in Brahms' G minor Quartet, Op. 25. Emerson will then offer the Suite for Cello in C Major by J. S. Bach, after which Peery and her daughter, Christie, will play two four-hand piano duets, Rachmaninoff's Bacarolle in G minor and Dvorak's "Slavonic Dance" in C Major.
- MICHAEL A. PALUMBO will lead the New American Symphony Orchestra in concerts Friday, April 5, at Weber State University's Browning Center and Saturday, April 6, at Utah State University's Chase Fine Arts Center in Logan. Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m.
The program each night will consist of two brass fanfares, from Dukas' "La Peri" and Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man," Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, with Shi-Hwa Wang and Palumbo as soloists, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor.
Tickets, at $3 ($2 students/seniors), will be available at the door. For information call 626-8500.
- BYU's GROUP FOR NEW MUSIC, an avant-garde chamber ensemble, will perform Friday, April 5, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. Included on the program will be "Melodrama" by Janet Jordan, "Four Lessons for Two Keyboards" by Peter Maxwell Davies, and a digitally recorded work, "Le Ciel et la Terre" by Austrian composer Dieter Kaufmann. Admission is free.
- ZIVIO ETHNIC ARTS ENSEMBLE, assisted by the Dionysios Greek Dancers, will present an evening of dance, instrumental music and song on Saturday, April 6, at 8 p.m. in Kingsbury Hall.
Their program will feature the rich folk-dance heritage of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary and the Soviet Union. New choreographies include dances from Posazina, an area in Croatia, Yugoslavia - fast, shaking dances called Drmes. Also new is a "dance cycle" for couples, characterized by turning and stamping, from Szeged, Hungary.
Zivio's folk band, Dobri Denek, will play tamburitzas, gudulka and bagpipes, along with the more conventional violin and flute, and Zivio's choir, Pjevaci, will sing traditional and modern folk songs of diverse styles.
Besides their regular concerts, Zivio sponsors the Utah Slavia Festival in June, and participates in the Utah Performing Arts Tour. The Dionysios Dancers are well known to thousands who attend the Greek Festival and Living Traditions Festival. Tickets are $8 ($5 seniors, students and children under 12), available in advance at Kingsbury Hall, Acoustic Music or Soundoff Records.
- THE INTERMOUNTAIN BRASS QUINTET will perform Friday, April 5, at 8 p.m. at Park City's Egyptian Theatre. Organized in 1984, the group is composed of Bob Brown and Steve Mansfied, trumpets; Brian Priebe, trombone; Linda Troester, horn; and Jennifer Johnson, tuba. In 1987 they took second place in the Chicago Chamber Brass Competition and, the following year, second prize in the Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City Competition. Their programs embrace music of the Renaissance and baroque, marches, light classics and jazz.
Tickets, at $7 ($5 students), are available at Old Town Gallery or by calling 649-2464.