"Romeo and Juliet" continues in its Ballet West production at the Capitol Theatre with a matinee today at 2 p.m. Further performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, April 10-12, and Saturday, April 13, at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Shakespeare's romantic tragedy is set to Prokofiev's score, with choreography by Michael Smuin, set and costume designs by William Pitkin. David Van Alstyne conducts the Utah Symphony. The lovers will be danced by Erin Leedom and Raymond Van Mason, Wendee Fiedeldey and Richard Bradley, and Jane Wood with Robert Arbogast. Remaining tickets at $8-$30 are available at the Ballet West box office, 50 W. 200 South, or call 363-9318.- THE WESTMINSTER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA will perform at 3 p.m. today, the second of two concerts it is presenting this weekend at the school's new Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.
Music director Jeff Manookian will conduct the orchestra in two works, Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A major and the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Soloist in the latter will be Utah Symphony violinist John Thompson. In addition Richard Kline will lead the ensemble in a performance of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
A graduate of Harvard University, Thompson joined the Utah Symphony in 1977. Since then he has performed with the Salt Lake Chamber Ensemble, of which he was a founding member, and on various local concert series.
Admission is free.
- ORGANIST DAVID M. LINES will present a solo recital at 7:30 this evening at First Presbyterian Church, South Temple and C streets. The program, part of a dedicatory service for the new $55,000 organ console and the church's newly restored stained-glass windows, will feature music of Bach, Krebs, Durufle, Mulet and Liszt.
Currently organist for both First Presbyterian Church and Congregation Kol Ami, Lines holds a bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and a master's in organ literature and performance from Notre Dame.
- THE RAMPART WINDS, the woodwind quintet of the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, will present four concerts along the Wasatch Front this week. The first is scheduled Monday, April 8, at 5 p.m. in Room 200 of the University of Utah's Gardner Hall; the second Tuesday, April 9, at 8 p.m. in the Wildcat Theatre of Weber State University's Shepherd Union Building; the third Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall; and the fourth Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Room 150 of Utah State University's Chase Fine Arts Center.
Admission to each is free, with the public invited.
The group is composed of Laura Gomez, flute; Dale Jones, oboe; Bruce Latimer, clarinet; Mike Kroth, bassoon; and Mark Firks, horn. Programs are classically oriented, featuring the group in everything from transcriptions of Strauss and Debussy to wind quintets of Nielsen and Ibert. The group will also provide spoken introductions to both the instruments and the music.
- PIANIST LENORA FORD BROWN of the University of Utah music faculty will present a benefit recital Monday, April 8, in Room 200 of Gardner Hall on the U. campus. There is no admission charge, but donations will be accepted in behalf of Tim Daynes and Jeff Proctor, both recently injured in accidents with devastating financial results for them and their families.
Included on the program will be sonatas of Beethoven and Chopin (the Sonata No. 3 in B minor) and the Schumann C major Fantasie. Starting time is 8 p.m.
Contributions may also be mailed to Benefit Concert, c/o 204 Gardner Hall, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112. Contributors' names will be entered in books to be presented to the families.
- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Percussion Ensemble and Panoramic Steel Band will combine for their annual concert Tuesday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall of BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets for the sell-out event are $3 for the BYU community and senior citizens and $4 for the general public, available at the music ticket office, 378-7444.
Included on this year's edition will be arrangements of Beethoven and Copland; a novelty ragtime piece, "Fluffy Ruffles" by Green and Cahn; a folk work from Trinidad, "Rhythm of Calypso"; and "Geometrics" by Jonathan Bendrick. Pianist Dian Baker will also join the group for a final number, the avant-garde "Diacoustics" by Robert Kelly. The group is directed by Ron Brough.
- CLASSICAL GUITARIST Ricardo Cobo will present two recitals this week, the first Tuesday, April 9, in Utah State University's Eccles Conference Center Auditorium and the second Thursday, April 11, at First Presbyterian Church, South Temple and C streets. The USU concert is sponsored by the Student Activities Board, the Salt Lake performance by the Utah Classical Guitar Society. Starting time for each is 8 p.m.
A native of Colombia, Cobo made his television debut in that country at age 17 as soloist with the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra. Coming to the United States the following year, he went on to earn gold medals in the 1986 MTNA National Competition in New York, the ninth Casa de Espana Competition in Puerto Rico and the fifth Guitar Foundation of America Competition in Arizona.
A doctoral fellow at Florida State University, Cobo is also visiting performer/lecturer at the North Carolina School of the Arts. His program Thursday will consist of three Russian pieces, two tangos of Astor Piazzola, music of Bach and Rodrigo (the "Hommage a Manuel de Falla") and sonatinas of Roland Dyens and Jorge Morel. In addition he will present a lecture/demonstration Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., also in the Eccles Center.
Tickets to the USU performance are $3; admission to the Salt Lake concert is $10.
- ORPHEUS WINDS, Brigham Young University's faculty woodwind quintet, will perform Wednesday, April 10, at 6 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Provo school's Harris Fine Arts Center. Performing will be Elaine Jorgensen, flute; Geralyn Giovannetti, oboe; Cindy Child, clarinet; Glenn Williams, bassoon; and Gaylen Hatton, horn, in music of Telemann, Milhaud and Barber (the "Summer Music"), among others
Admission is free.
- BYU'S UNIVERSITY SINGERS will offer a pre-tour concert Wednesday, April 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Harris Fine Arts Center. Tickets are $4 ($3 BYU community) at the music ticket office, 378-7444.
Ronald Staheli will conduct the singers in "Music of the Americas," their tour program for Israel and Italy. Canadian composers Willan, Raminsh and Schafer will be represented, with Ginastera, Fonseca, Lecuona, Lara and Chavez from South and Central America. Among U.S. composers are Hanson, Sondheim and Stephen Foster. The same program will be presented Friday, April 12, in the Temple Square Assembly Hall, also at 7:30 p.m.; admission to the Temple Square performance is free.
- THE SALT LAKE SYMPHONY, David Dalton music director, will present Concerto Evening on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Admission is free.
The program is in cooperation with the Suzuki Association of Utah, and will feature the following soloists: Marianne Oldham, piano; Alysa Rey, harp; Ryan Swigert, cello; and violinists Ashley Kunz, Michael Abegg, Sammy Dastrup, Katie Mason, Mandy Ridge, Ashley Madsen, Melissa Price and Aaron Chamberlain. They will perform music of Haydn, Vivaldi, Bach, Rodrigo, Saint-Saens and Mendelssohn.
- ORCHESIS DANCE THEATRE of Weber State University will perform Thursday-Saturday, April 11-13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Browning Center for the Performing Arts in Ogden.
Guest choreographers are Doug Risner of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, and Lynn Walter Topovski, formerly a dancer and assistant director of Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company. Also programmed are pieces by Joanne Lawrence, director of dance at WSU, Joni Urri Wilson of the dance faculty, and student choreographer Lisa Clifford. Tickets are $5 ($2.50 students/seniors), available in advance at the Dee Events Center, or at the door.
- THE MODERN DANCE DEPARTMENT at the University of Utah will feature the choreography of its eight senior-class members in a spring concert Thursday through Saturday, April 11-13, at 8 p.m., with a Friday matinee at 5 p.m.
Performances of classical to contemporary choreography will be in the Marriott Center for Dance. Tickets are $5 ($3 U. students), available at Pioneer Memorial Theatre or at the door.
- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by more than 380 voices in concert presentations of William Walton's "Belshazzar's Feast" Friday, April 12, in the de Jong Concert Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center and Saturday, April 13, in the Salt Lake Tabernacle. Starting time for each is 7:30 p.m.
Mack Wilberg will conduct the orchestra along with the BYU Concert Choir, Men's Chorus and Women's Chorus in the Walton; the baritone soloist will be C Houston Hill. In addition mezzo-soprano Lila Stuart will join the orchestra, under Clyn Barrus, in the Symphony No. 1 (the "Jeremiah" Symphony) by the late Leonard Bernstein.
Tickets for the BYU performance are $4 for the general public, or $3 for the BYU community and senior citizens; admission to the Salt Lake performance is free.
- THE NEWLY FORMED Utah Tuba Quartet will unite with the Brigham Young University Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble and the Weber State University Tuba/Euphonium Quartet for a concert Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall of BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center. Admission is free.
The Utah Tuba Quartet includes BYU faculty members Steve Call and Dan Bachelder, BYU staff member Mike McCawley and student Paul Evans. They will be heard in music of Daniel Speer and Lennie B. Niehous. In addition the BYU Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble will perform "Suite for Tubas" by Max J. Lyon, and the Weber State Tuba/Euphonium Quartet will perform Mozart's "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" and "You Made Me Love You," both in arrangement.
- THE PIANO SONATA NO. 3 of Jeff Manookian will be premiered by pianist Clayton Williams in a recital to be presented Saturday, April 12, at 2:30 p.m. at Westminster College's new Jewett Center. The recital follows the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the center, to take place at 1 p.m.
A graduate student at Brigham Young University, Williams has soloed with the Utah Valley Symphony and Orem High School Orchestra. Besides the Manookian sonata, he will be performing music of Bach, Haydn and Schumann.
That same evening at 7:30 the Westminster Chorale will perform in the Jewett Center. Robert Zabriskie directs the group, which will be heard in music of Copland and John Rutter. In addition Hermione Abbey will lead the Renaissance Singers in pieces by Lassus, Morley and Henry VIII.
Admission to each is free.
- THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND will sponsor a concert by the Treble Clef Women's Chorus on Saturday, April 13, at 8 p.m. at St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South. A minimum donation of $5 is suggested at the door, in support of such projects as development of a computerized Braille system and scholarships for the blind.
Under their director, Mark E. Howarth, the chorus will offer a variety of music, including songs of Schubert, the American folk song "He's Gone Away" and selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera."
- THE BORODIN TRIO returns to Utah this week for a concert Saturday, April 13, at Utah State University in Logan, at 8 p.m. in the Eccles Conference Center.
Formed in 1976 after its members emigrated from the Soviet Union, the group is composed of violinist Rostislav Dubinsky, cellist Yuli Turovsky and pianist Luba Edlina. In the years since they have gained recognition as one of the world's foremost piano trios and built up an extensive group of recordings on the Chandos label.
Their program Saturday, being presented under the auspices of the Chamber Music Society of Logan, will feature them in trios of Mozart, Beethoven (the "Ghost" Trio) and Brahms (the Op. 101) as well as Schumann's "Fantasie-stuecke" in A minor. Tickets, at $8 ($3 USU students), are available at Sunrise Cyclery, the USU ticket office or at the door.