Flutist Janet Grigg McLane will present a solo recital at 3 p.m. today in Westminster College's new Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. A member of the American West Symphony, she will be heard in music of Bach, Handel, Faure, Debussy, Ibert, Enesco and Martinu.
Admission is free and the public is invited.- MUSIC DIRECTOR KENNETH KUCHLER will conduct the Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra in music of Bach, Mozart and Schubert - the "Unfinished" Symphony - tonight at 7:30 at First Presbyterian Church, South Temple and "C" streets. Soloist in the Mozart, his Concerto in G major, K. 216, will be violinist Dennis Barker.
In addition associate conductor Roger Wangerin will lead the orchestra in Beethoven's "Consecration of the House" Overture. Admission is free.
- VIOLINIST JOSEPH SILVERSTEIN will join the Nova Chamber Music Series once again in its annual fund-raiser Monday, April 22, at 8 p.m. in the main gallery of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
An all-Mozart evening, the concert will feature the Utah Symphony music director, along with other members of the orchestra, in performances of the K. 614 Quintet in E flat major for two violins, violas and cello and the Divertimento No. 17 for horns and strings.
Joining him will be violinists Barbara Scowcroft and Ralph Matson (who will also double on viola), violist Cathryn Manning, cellist Ellen Bridger, double bass David Yavornitzky and Wiliam Barnewitz and Sue Hudson, horns.
General-admission tickets are $12 ($6 students/seniors), available at Discriminator Music, Star Gazer, Waking Owl Books, Peter Prier Music, Saans Photography or at the door.
- MUSIC'S GOLDEN AGE: The Flowering of Music in Many Lands" is the title of a program to be presented by the early-music group Musica Reservata Tuesday, April 22, at 8 p.m. at Utah State University's Eccles Conference Center, and Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Included will be music from Germany, Italy, Spain, France and England from the time of Columbus to Cromwell. Performing will be singers Bonnie Slade and Raul West and instrumentalists Herald Clark, John Nicholson, Mary Johnson and Ruth Helm performing on recorders, shawms, crumhorn, lute and harpsichord.
Tickets to the Logan performance are available at Sunset Cyclery and at the door. Admission to the Temple Square concert is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- BALLET WEST appears in Logan Tuesday, April 23, to present the full-length romantic classic "Giselle" at 8 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of USU's Chase Fine Arts Center. Tickets, at $12 ($7 youth), are available in the Smith Spectrum ticket office or at the door.
Leading dancers in the Logan performance are Erin Leedom as Giselle and Jeffrey Rogers as Albrecht.
- THE UTAH FLUTE ASSOCIATION will present flutist Sally Humphreys in recital Wednesday, April 24, at Nunemaker Place on the Westminster College campus.
A former member of the Hartford Symphony, Humphreys has also performed with the Utah Chamber Orchestra. Wednesday she will be heard in music of Bach, Copland, Persichetti and Ludwig Thuille, assisted by oboist Holly Gornik, clarinetist Edward Cabarga, bassoonist Christine Osborne and her husband, Llewellyn Humphreys, on horn.
Admission is $5 ($3 students/seniors), or free to UFA members.
- VIOLINIST CHO-LIANG LIN returns to solo with the Utah Symphony in an all-Russian program to be presented Thursday, April 25, at Weber State University's Browning Center for the Performing Arts and Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, in Symphony Hall. Starting time for each is 8 p.m.
With music director Joseph Silverstein conducting, Lin will be heard in the Concerto in A minor for Violin and Orchestra of Alexander Glazunov. In addition the orchestra will perform a pair of ballet suites - the Suite No. 2 from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet" and the 1945 Suite from Stravinsky's "The Firebird."
A native of Taiwan, Lin made his debut at age 12, subsequently studying at the Sydney Conservatorium and the Juilliard School of Music. In recent years he has established himself among the world's leading violinists, becoming in that time a regular visitor to Utah. This will be his third engagement with the Utah Symphony.
Tickets to the Symphony Hall performances 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. For tickets to the Ogden concert, call 399-9214.
- THE UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Band and Wind Ensemble will present a concert Friday, April 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Directed by Dennis Griffin, they will perform music of Shostakovich, Percy Grainger, Leonard Bernstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber, among others, including selections from "West Side Story" and "Phantom of the Opera." Admission is free.
- AMAZING AMADEUS - a Bicentennial Celebration of the Majesty of Mozart" is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27, at 8 p.m., in the Capitol Theatre in downtown Logan. Tickets, at $5, are available at Grant's Pharmacy, the USU ticket office in the Smith Spectrum or at the door.
The USU Opera Theatre, Michael Ballam directing, will present arias and scenes from "The Marriage of Figaro," "Don Giovanni," "Cosi Fan Tutte," and "The Magic Flute." Ballam will provide accompaniment and commentary, with choreography by Kathy Ward and costuming by Patty Johnson.
- PROKOFIEV'S "PETER AND THE WOLF," as narrated by KALL Radio's Hans Petersen, will be the featured work on the Utah Symphony Youth Concert, Saturday, April 27 to be presented at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. in Symphony Hall.
The doors will open at 10 a.m. for guests to enjoy the Instrument Petting Zoo in the lobby. Volunteers from the Granite and Utah Youth Symphonies will be on hand to show the children how to handle the various instruments of the orchestra.
The program itself will include Filmore's "The Circus Bee," excerpts from Saint-Saens' "Carnival of the Animals" and Leroy Anderson's "The Waltzing Cat." Unused tickets, if any, will be available at the Utah Symphony box office, 533-NOTE.
- THE GERMAN CHORUS "HARMONIE" will present its 27th annual spring concert Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 p.m. at Highland Park Elementary School, 1738 E. 2700 South. "Springtime With Mozart" is the theme of this year's program, incorporating many of his famous melodies.
The group is directed by Werner Schmidt, with Franziska Fleischer as assistant director. Tickets, at $4 ($2 students), will be available at the door.
- FAMED PIANIST GARY GRAFFMAN will perform next weekend with the Westminster Chamber Orchestra, as part of the gala opening concerts at Westminster College's new Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.
Concerts will be presented Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. - a black-tie-invited, invitation-only affair - and Sunday, April 28, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $50 and $15 respectively.
Graffman will solo in the Piano Concerto No. 4 - for the Left Hand - of Serge Prokofiev. In addition music director Jeff Manookian will lead the orchestra in the Symphony No. 2 of Camille Saint-Saens and the premiere of his own "Endless Are the Clouds."
A graduate of Philadelphia's Durtist Institute of Music, Graffman was generally regarded as one of the leading pianists of his generation until his performing career was interrupted in 1979 by an ailment affecting the fourth and fifth fingers of his right hand. Since then he has continued to teach and write (including the highly praised book of memoirs, "I Really Should Be Practicing") and, on a limited basis, perform.
Reception music for the concert will be by the Vortex String Quartet.
- THE SALT LAKE SYMPHONIC CHOIR performs its 42nd annual spring concert on Saturday, April 27, at 8 p.m. in the Taylorsville High School auditorium. Tickets, at $6, will be available at the door.
George Welch will conduct a varied program of sacred, classic and contemporary works, from the 16th century to the present, including Broadway hits - "from Bach to rock." Welch has directed the 125-voice choir since 1975, leading them on biennial tours that have ranged from New York to California and Canada to Mexico.