Guest conductor Mark Emile will lead the Westminster Chamber Orchestra in concert at 3 p.m. today in Westminster College's Jewett Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free.
Joining the orchestra will be local pianist Marjorie Janove, who will solo in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. The remainder of the program will consist of Beethoven's "Coriolan" Overture and the Symphony in D of Juan Crisostomo Arriaga.Janove, who holds a doctorate in piano performance from Indiana University, has soloed with the Salt Lake Symphony and University of Utah Chamber Orchestra. She has performed on the 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.
- THE MILLANT CHAMBER PLAYERS - clarinetist Russell Harlow, violinist Daniel Lewin, violist Leslie Blackburn, cellist Roger Drinkall and pianist Dian Baker - will perform at 7:30 this evening at the Museum of Fine Arts on the University of Utah campus.
As the final offering in this year's Madeline Festival of the Arts and Humanities, their program will feature them in music of Brahms and the C minor Piano Quartet of Gabriel Faure. Admission is free.
- MUSIC DIRECTOR KENNETH KUCHLER will conduct the Wasatch Community Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 this evening at First Presbyterian Church, South Temple and C streets. Included on the program will be overtures of Mendelssohn and Offenbach ("La Perichole"), Mozart's Andante for Flute and Strings as performed by clarinetist Dennis Gassman, Chabrier's Larghetto for Horn and Orchestra with Karl Schatten as soloist and the Faure "Elegie," with cellist Carl Hedlund.
In addition Sarah Lerdahl will direct a performance of the first movement of a Vivaldi concerto featuring the South Jordan String soloists.
Admission is free.
- THE WEBER STATE SYMPHONY, conducted by Michael A. Palumbo, will present its final concert of the season tonight at 7:30 in Weber State University's Browning Center for the Performing Arts.
Featured will be this year's Concerto Competition winners, three WSU students selected in auditions in February. They are baritone Greg Duffin, who will sing two of Mahler's "Kindertotenlieder"; clarinetist Lee Hammons, who will solo in the first movement of the Mozart Clarinet Concerto; and percussionist Glenn Webb, to be heard in Milhaud's Concerto for Percussion and Small Orchestra. Also on the program: Mozart's "Idomeneo" Overture, Stravinsky's Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Russian Easter" Overture.
Tickets are $2 ($1 students/seniors), available at the door.
- EIGHT YOUNG SOLOISTS will perform on what is being billed as the first annual Young Artists Benefit Concert tonight at 8 at St. Ann's Church, 450 E. 2100 South.
Performing will be harpist Catherine Cannon, flutist Kimberly B. Helton, violinist Jennifer Ward, double bass player Benjamin Henderson and pianists Dustin Gledhill, Janae Codner, Francie Lin and Tamami Honma. They will be heard in music of Pierne, Martinu, Wieniawski, Bottesini, Scarlatti, Chopin, Mozart and Ravel.
Admission is $8 for adults or $5 for children 6 to 12, with all proceeds going to the aid of childhood leukemia victims. Additional donations are also welcome.
- VERDI`S "FALSTAFF" in its Utah Opera production will continue with performances in the Capitol Theatre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, May 20, 22 and 24, at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, May 26, at 2 p.m. All will be sung in Italian, with English Supertitles.
Ronald Hedlund leads the cast as Falstaff, with Karen Anderson as Alice Ford, Deidra Palmour as Meg Page, and Martha Jane Howe as Dame Quickly. Supporting roles will be sung by Lee Velta, Scott Wilde, William Saetre, Brian Scott, and Utahns Susan Deauvono and James Miller. Sarah Ventura is stage director, with costumes by Susan Memmott Allred and with sets from Piedmont Opera Theatre. David Agler conducts members of the Utah Symphony, and chorus preparation is by Byron Dean Ryan.
Tickets, priced from $10 to $35, may be purchased at the Utah Opera box office, 534-0888.
- THE WSU JAZZ ENSEMBLE will perform its final concert of the season Tuesday, May 21, in the Allred Theatre of WSU's Browning Center for the Performing Arts. Joining the ensemble will be the vocal group Sound System, for a program of old favorites and newer compositions, including a song by Salt Lake composer Ken Plain.
The Jazz Ensemble recently returned from the Greeley Jazz Festival, where it received excellent ratings. Tickets, at $3 ($1.50 students/
seniors), will be available at the Dee Events Center or at the door.
- THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH'S award-winning Percussion and Marimba Ensembles will appear in concert Wednesday, May 22, at 8 p.m. in Room 200 of Gardner Hall on the U. campus.
Featured will be the premiere of "Stained Glass" by David Gillingham, professor of composition at Central Michigan University. The groups are directed by Douglas J. Wolf and Eric Edvalson. Admission is $3 ($2 students) at the door.
- THE PERFORMING DANCE COMPANY, the University of Utah's showcase modern dance company, has three more performances of its spring concert scheduled in the Marriott Center for Dance Thursday through Saturday, May 23-25, at 8 p.m.
With Ford Evans as artistic director, the company dances choreographies of Della Davidson, Doris Humphrey, Sylvia Martins, Donna White and Lynne Wimmer. Tickets are $7 ($4 students), available at the door.
- THE UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursday, May 23, at 8 p.m. in the Kent Concert Hall of USU's Chase Fine Arts Center. The program will consist of two major works, Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor, conducted by James McWhorter, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1, conducted by Mark Emile. Emile takes the helm of the USU Symphony next season.
Admission is $4, or $2 students and youth.
- THREE MORE YOUNG PIANISTS will be heard in the third installment of Temple Square's survey of the Mozart clavier concertos Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Assembly Hall. Admission is free but limited to those 8 and older.
Soloing Friday will be Mira Gill, Melanie Massey and Jennie Watson, in the Concertos No. 8, 12 and 15 respectively. Gill, 17, is a student of Irene Peery's and soloed last December with the Utah Symphony. Massey, also 17, is a freshman at the University of Utah, where she studies with Susan Duehlmeier. She is the winner of several competitions, including that for Miss Hispanic Utah. Watson, also a freshman at the U., has soloed with both the Utah and Mormon Youth symphonies. Her teacher is Bonnie Gritton.
Accompaniments will be by the Brigham Young University Chamber Orchestra under Michael A. Palumbo, director of orchestral studies at Weber State University.
- THE WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY Chamber Choir will perform Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 24th and Jefferson, in Ogden. The 24-voice choir will be heard in choral pieces by Debussy, Peter Schickele and the group's director, Mark Henderson.
Tickets, at $3 ($1.50 students/seniors), may be purchased at WSU's Dee Events Center or at the door.
- THE CELLO ENSEMBLES of Utah State University and the University of Idaho will combine for a concert Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. in USU's Chase Fine Arts Center. The 20-member group will be heard in music of Barber, Pachelbel and Vivaldi, among others. Admission is free, and the public is invited.
- VIOINISTS MARILYN FELT ANDERSON and Shannon Hanks will join with pianist Venice Rogers for a recital Saturday, May 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Square Assembly Hall. Included on the free program will be Mozart's Concertone for Two Violins, piano music of Debussy and Chopin and music of Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz and Sarasate.