-THE BALLROOM DANCE COMPANY of Brigham Young University will take center stage at the Marriott Center tonight and Saturday (March 24-25) at 7:30 p.m. for an "All-American Entertainment Show, a kaleidoscope of color, movement and sound for audiences young and old."
Tickets are $6, $5 for students and children, at the Marriott Center, 378-BYU1, or in Salt Lake City, 363-BYU1.Lee and Linda Wakefield, the United States formation champions and twice professional theatrical champions, will perform "The Impossible Dream," which gave them their second U.S. theatrical championship in 1984. "Roy Mavor, the first ballroom artistic director at BYU, choreographed this number for himself and his wife," said Wakefield, artistic director for the BYU team. "He then passed the dance to Linda and me."
A razzle-dazzle "New York, New York" will open the show, followed by a variety of ballroom and Latin American rhythms, including a repeat of the '40s Andrews Sisters hit, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy," and the concluding "Espana."
-SOPRANO CAROL ANN ALLRED will perform at Brigham Young University on Saturday at 6 p.m., in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Harris Fine Arts Center. The BYU Cello Ensemble will be featured, and Brady R. Allred will conduct the free program.
Allred's program will include the "Bachianas Brasileiras" No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos, and selections from "La Bonne Chanson" by Gabriel Faure; also songs from the "Italienisches Liederbuch," "Cuatro Madrigales Amatorios" by Joaquin Rodrigo, and the world premiere of a 1989 Murray Boren composition, "Scenes for Soprano and Piano."
A former BYU student who is working for a Ph.D. in vocal performance and literature at the Eastman School of Music, Allred has also sung extensively in opera. Recent soloist assignments have been with the Rochester Philharmonic and various other Rochester vocal and instrumental groups, Eastman Philharmonia, Corning and Nashville Symphonies, Hilton Head and Eastman-Dryden Orchestras, and the Banchetto Musicale of Boston.
She has given recitals throughout the U.S. and in European cities including Paris, London, Geneva, Copenhagen and has won first place in the Music Teachers National Association National Collegiate Voice Competition, the Jessie Kneisel Lieder Competition, and Utah Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and was a semi-finalist in the Munich International Voice Competition.