Bass-baritone Glen Camomile will present a solo recital at 3 p.m. today in Westminster College's new Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. Accompanied by pianist Jeff Manookian, he will be heard in music of Britten, Debussy, Mozart and Ginastera as well as the premiere of Manookian's song cycle "There Is Another Sky," based on poems of Emily Dickinson.
A former member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Salt Lake Vocal Ensemble, Camomile has performed with Salt Lake Opera Theatre, Wolk Ons Inc. and Theatre 138. Manookian is currently director of the Westminster Chamber Orchestra.Admission is free and the public is invited.
- THURSDAY'S PLAYERS will offer a program of early chamber music today at 3:30 p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus.
Performing will be recorder players Burt Clawson, William Galway and Helen Mitcheltree, flutist Barbara Windley, oboist Dennis Caldwell, violinist Eleanor Sather, cellist Stephen Mitcheltree and pianist John Mitcheltree. Included on their program will be three canzonas (1608) of Salamon Rossi and the Op. 37 Concerto in E minor of Boismortier.
- CONTESTANTS FROM THE Utah Federation of Music Clubs' Junior String Festival will be featured on an honors recital at 7 this evening at Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 E. 3300 South. Performing will be 10 young soloists in music of Beethoven, Vivaldi and Saint-Saens. In addition the Young Artists Chamber Players under Jack Ashton will perform music of Bach and Bloch's Concerto Grosso No. 1 for String Orchestra with Piano Obligato.
- "ROMEO AND JULIET" in its Ballet West production moves to Ogden this week for performances Tuesday through Wednesday, April 16-17, at 7:30 p.m. in Weber State University's Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
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 Robert Arbogast, Wendee Fiedeldey and Richard Bradley.
Tickets ranging from $7 to $15 are available in advance from the Ogden Symphony-Ballet Association, 2580 Jefferson St., Ogden, 399-9214, or at the door.
- THE VIOLIN-AND-PIANO DUO of Becky Douglas and Sheila Johns will perform Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. They will be heard in sonatas of Mozart and Grieg as well as "Nigun" from Bloch's "Baal Shem" and Saint-Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.
Currently soloist with the Friday Morning Music Club of Washington, D.C., Douglas is a former member of the Charlotte Symphony, the Atlanta Chamber Orchestra and the Atlanta Ballet and Opera orchestra. An active chamber pianist in the D.C. area, Johns has performed in recital with her sisters, Stacy and Cynthia Phelps.
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- MUSIC AND STORIES from the Middle Ages will be presented by the Quill Consort, a pair of traveling musicians from Idaho, on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the University of Utah's Social Work auditorium.
Performing will be Joseph A. Baldassarre, on lute, recorder, crumhorn, flute and percussion, and Linda Marie Zaerr, who narrates and plays the vielle and rebec. Both are professors at Boise State University, he of music history and she of medieval English literature.
Included will be extracts from "Beowulf" (in Old English), "The Tournament of Tottenham," music of the Italian court and a group of French tales and songs. Admission is free and the public is invited.
- THE DUTTON FAMILY and the Brigham Young University Jazz Quintet will join the Utah Valley Symphony in "A Panorama of American Music" on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Provo Tabernacle.
Clyn Barrus will conduct the annual pops program, which will begin with Bernstein's "Candide" Overture and Gershwin's "An American in Paris." The BYU Jazz Quintet will offer more Gershwin, along with Dave Brubeck, followed by the Dutton Family Strings in Rhodes' Concerto for Bluegrass Band and Orchestra. Winding up the evening will be Morton Gould's "American Salute."
The Dutton Family - Sheila and Dean Dutton and seven children aged 10-19 - have toured Europe and performed on national television. Besides the banjo, mandolin, bass, guitar, cello and viola, all seven youngsters play the violin and have won a variety of fiddle awards.
Tickets, at $4 ($3 students), will be available at the door, with free parking available at the county complex east of the tabernacle.
- THREE MORE YOUNG SOLOISTS will be featured in the second installment of Temple Square's survey of the Mozart piano concertos Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall. Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
Performing Friday will be pianists Peh-Shin Lee, Jed Moss and Kimberly Crosby, all students of Gladys Gladstone. Lee, who will solo in the Concerto No. 23 in A major, is originally from Taiwan but currently studies at the University of Utah. Moss, who will perform the Concerto No. 25 in C major, is a frequent accompanist on the local music scene. A former Sterling Scholar in music, Crosby will be heard in the Concerto No. 20 in D minor.
Accompaniments will be by the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra under Joel Rosenberg. Previously Rosenberg directed the orchestra in Temple Square's Beethoven concerto series and has recently been engaged to conduct 15 concerts in 14 cities in Japan.
- BYU'S CHILDREN'S AND TEENS' Dance Company will perform Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pardoe Theater of BYU's Harris Fine Arts Center on the Provo campus. Tickets, at $4 ($3 with BYU ID), are available at the drama ticket office, 378-3875.
Highlighting an evening of dance will be a remounting of "Jabberwock," based on the Lewis Carroll fantasy. Many choreographers have contributed to this "lighthearted, mystical romp." Christine Ollerton, director of the BYU Children's Creative Dance Program, has a premiere, "Lightgeist," which explores the images of light, with original music by Marden Pond and lighting by Russ Ridgeway. Also programmed is "Of Gentle Seasons" by Kathie Debenham, based on the patterns in a double wedding band quilt, and choreographies by faculty members Kathleen Sheffield and Doris Hudson-Trujillo.
- UTAH SYMPHONY PRINCIPAL FLUTE Erich Graf will be the featured soloist with the orchestra on its concerts Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, at 8 p.m. in Symphony Hall. He will be heard in the "Concierto Pastoral" for flute and orchestra of the Spanish composer Joaquin Rodrigo, with music director Joseph Silverstein conducting.
In addition, Silverstein will lead the orchestra in a performance of the Symphony No. 4 in G major of Gustav Mahler, with JoAnn Ottley as soprano soloist.
A graduate of New York's Juilliard School of Music, where he studied with Julius Baker, Graf joined the Utah Symphony in 1976. Last fall he performed with flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal on the orchestra's opening gala. In addition to her many Utah Symphony appearances (including its last Mahler Fourth), Ottley has also sung with Utah Opera and the Oratorio Society of Utah.
Tickets are priced from $10 to $29 ($5 students), with a complimentary preconcert lecture to be presented each evening at 7:15; for information call 533-NOTE.
- THE RICKS COLLEGE A Cappella Choir will perform Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Under the direction of Clyde E. Luke, their program will include music of Bach, Vaughan Williams, Houston Bright ("Rainsong"), Jester Hairston, Norman Luboff, LaMar Barrus and Merrill Bradshaw.
The choir will also perform Sunday, April 21, as guests on that morning's Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast. Admission to each is free.