Soprano Elizabeth Paniagua will present a solo recital at 3 p.m. today in Westminster College's Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. Accompanied by Eric Arnal, she will be heard in songs of Wolf, Ravel and Ginastera.
A native of Costa Rica, Paniagua made her Utah Opera debut in 1989, as the Dew Fairy in "Hansel and Gretel." She returned the following year in both that role and as Zerlina in "Don Giovanni" and has soloed with the Salt Lake Symphony, Bountiful Symphony and the National Symphony of Costa Rica. In 1989 she was awarded first prize in the Utah Region Metropolitan Opera Auditions.- "IN MEMORIA MOZART: 1791-1991" is the title of a program to be presented by the Cathedral of the Madeleine Choir and Chamber Orchestra at 7:30 this evening in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Under the direction of Gregory A. Glenn, the choir will be heard in three works: "Regina Coeli," the "Missa Brevis" and the "Ave Verum Corpus." In addition Glenn, who was appointed organist and choirmaster at the cathedral last fall, will solo on the organ.
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- THE DUO DE PARIS - flutist/soprano Joan Marie Bauman and her pianist husband Eric Arnal - will perform at 7:30 this evening at St. Mark's Cathedral, 231 E. 100 South. Assisted by Utah Symphony clarinetist Russell Harlow, they will be heard in vocal and piano music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Schubert, Debussy and Rachmaninoff, among others.
A former Utah Symphony-Deseret News "Salute to Youth" soloist, Bauman has also sung oratorio and opera abroad. An award winner at the 1990 International Beethoven Competition, Arnal holds prizes from the Paris Conservatory and the Certificat d'Aptitude from the French minister of culture. He is professor of theory at the Conservatoire National in Caen.
Admission is $3.
- THE WSU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE will present its final concert of the season Monday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the Austad Auditorium of Weber State University's Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Included will be music of Mozart and Kabalevsky, in styles ranging from classical to ragtime. Donald Keipp directs the group.
Admission is $3 ($2 students/seniors), available in advance at the Dee Events Center or that evening at the door.
- UTAH SYMPHONY FLUTIST ERICH GRAF will be the featured soloist on the concluding Nova Chamber Music Series program of the season Monday, May 13, at 8 p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts on the U. of U. campus.
He will be heard in two works, Varese's "Density 21.5" and the Sonatine of the late German pianist Walter Gieseking. In addition duo-pianists Ricklen Nobis and Marjorie Janove will perform Mozart's Sonata in B flat major for Four Hands - written by the composer for himself and his sister - and Ravel's "Habanera."
The program will conclude with more Mozart, the A major Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, as performed by clarinetist Edward Cabarga, violinists Ralph Matson and Barbara Scowcroft, violist Mikhail Boguslavsky and cellist John Eckstein.
Tickets, at $8 ($7 in advance, $5 students/seniors), may be purchased at Discriminator Music, Star Gazer, Waking Owl Books, Peter Prier Music or Saans Photography. For information call 328-8827.
- THE SWANEE SINGERS will sing their 77th annual spring concert on Monday, May 13, at 8 p.m. in the Highland High School auditorium. With Glen Slight conducting, the 50-member men's chorus will perform songs of nostalgia and patriotism. Tickets will be available at the door or from any Swanee Singer.
- THE SALT LAKE CHAMBER WINDS will return to the Temple Square Assembly Hall for a performance Wednesday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m.
Directed by clarinetist Sonia DeFord, the group is composed of flutist Sally Humphreys, oboist Natalie Yavornitzky, clarinetist Martin Zwick, bassoonist Christine Osborne and Fred Easter, horn. They will be heard in various combinations in music of Mozart (the Divertimento No. 2), Janacek ("Mladi"), Villa-Lobos, Alan Bousted and Percy Grainger.
Further Assembly Hall performances by the group are scheduled July 20 and Aug. 10. Admission to each is free, but limited to those 8 and older.
- THE WSU SYMPHONIC BAND will present an "American Music Celebration" Wednesday, May 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ogden school's Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
Joining the group will be euphonium player Brian L. Bowman, who will solo in "The Carnival of Venice" and Gordon Jacob's Fantasia. Bowman recently gave the first euphonium recital ever at Carnegie Hall. Also on the program: Ron Nelson's "Savannah River Holiday," a set of Ives pieces (including "The Country Band March") and a medley of Civil War songs.
Admission is $3 ($1.50 students/seniors), available in advance at the Dee Events Center or that evening at the door.
- THE SILVER AND STRINGS Flute and Harp Duo will perform Wednesday, May 15, at 8 p.m. at Park City's Egyptian Theatre.
Formerly known as Pavanne, the duo consists of harpist Janet Peterson and flutist Fred Sterling Hughes. Typically their programs cover a wide range of music, from the French impressionists to exotic Japanese melodies and the music of Stephen Sondheim, John Williams and Mannheim Steamroller.
A native of Washington, Peterson has soloed with the Brigham Young University Philharmonic and Mormon Youth Symphony. Hughes is a graduate of Morehead State University and a former member of the Hughes-Robertson Guitar and Flute Duo.
Tickets, at $7 ($5 students), are available at Old Town Gallery or by calling 649-2464.
- THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH Wind Symphony, James Jorgenson directing, will perform Thursday, May 16, in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Included on the program will be Henri Rene's "Passion in Paint," Francis McBeth's "Of Sailors and Whales" and Walton's "Crown Imperial." Admission is free.
- THE UTAH SINGERS of the University of Utah, Alan Gumm conducting, will sing in the U. of U.'s Gardner Hall on Thursday, May 16, at 8 p.m. Included will be selections from Randall Thompson's "Frostiana," Ken Neufeld's "Three Songs of Innocence," "America the Beautiful" and a group of traditional rounds. Admission is free.
- CLARINETIST KATHY POPE will solo with the Salt Lake Symphony in concerts Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18, in the Temple Square Assembly Hall.
Pope will be heard in the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto. A graduate of Indiana University, she is currently principal clarinet of both the Salt Lake Symphony and the Utah Chamber Orchestra and teaches at the University of Utah.
In addition the orchestra under music director David Dalton will be heard in the Overture to Mozart's "The Abduction From the Seraglio" and Rimsky-Korsakov's symphonic suite "Scheherazade."
Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
- THE SALT LAKE WEST VALLEY CHORALE will perform Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Westvale Presbyterian Church, 3610 S. 4400 West, in West Valley City. The non-denominational choir is directed by William Stirland. Accompanists are Myrna Anderson and Judy Barking. Admission is free.
- IT IS AS A VIOLINIST that music director Joseph Silverstein will direct the Utah Symphony Chamber Orchestra Saturday, May 18, at Symphony Hall in a "Mozart the Virtuoso" program that will feature him as soloist in the last three Mozart violin concertos - Nos. 3, 4 and 5.
For many years concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Silverstein is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where his teachers included Joseph Gingold, Mischa Mischakoff and Efrem Zimbalist. In 1983 he was named conductor of the Utah Symphony, and as conductor and soloist has appeared with more than 100 orchestras around the world, including, most recently, the Leningrad Philharmonic.
Starting time for this, the final concert in this year's chamber series, is 8 p.m., with tickets priced at $12 general admission or $18 reserved. For information call 533-NOTE.
- PIANIST MARJORIE JANOVE will solo with the Westminster Chamber Orchestra next weekend in concerts Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. in Westminster College's Jewett Center for the Performing Arts.
Under guest conductor Mark Emile, the orchestra will open the program with two works, Beethoven's "Coriolan" Overture and the Symphony in D major of Juan Crisostomo Arriaga. Janove will then join them for a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466.
With a doctorate in piano performance from Indiana University, Janove has soloed locally with the Salt Lake Symphony and U. of U. Chamber Orchestra. She has performed on the Steinway Hall, Snowbird, Nova, Contemporary Music Consortium and Temple Square concert series and, as a member of the Janove-Nobis piano duo, is a member of the Utah Performing Arts Tour.
Admission is free.
- THE SCHUBERT SINGERS women's chorus will present their 57th annual concert on Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. in the Highland High School auditorium. Admission is free but donations will be accepted.
With Gordon Quigley on the podium and Jane Calder as accompanist, the chorus will sing a program of religious selections and popular songs from Broadway. This year's guest artist is Reed K. Coombs.
- FACULTY CELLIST JAMES McWHORTER will present a free recital Saturday, May 18, at 8 p.m. in the Eccles Conference Center Auditorium on the Utah State University campus.
Joining him will be pianist Tamami Honma, in two works for cello and piano, Beethoven's Sonata in A major, Op. 69, and Brahms' Sonata in F major, Op. 99. A senior at Logan High School, Honma has soloed with the Utah Symphony, the Mormon Youth Symphony and the Florida S.W. Symphony, among others. Recently she took top honors in the Kingsville, Texas, Piano Competition. Besides teaching cello at USU, McWhorter is director of the orchestra program and the Irving Wassermann Festival.