UVU Arts Alert: Events From UVU’s School Of The Arts For Sept. 28-Oct. 7
September 26, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson
Written by: Heather Wrigley
MUSEUM FAMILY DAY: UVU’s Woodbury Art Museum welcomes any and all families and individuals to its free Family Day, where visitors can enjoy hands-on art projects designed for all ages, including playing with glow-in-the-dark activities and building light boxes. The event is organized around the current exhibit, “Active Light,” which features photographs from two renowned photographers whose work captures light and landscapes in unique ways. Visitors will be invited to explore an interactive light gallery prepared in partnership with the UVU Physics Department.
“We want to make the museum a family-friendly place where everyone can learn something new and where children in particular can relate,” said Melissa Hempel, museum director. “Visitors can do some crafts, explore various characteristics of light and learn by doing. Hopefully, they’ll leave remembering what they’ve learned and that they had fun at a museum.”
The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. Learn more at facebook.com/WoodburyArt Museum.
THE SOLDIER’S TALE: Two years of collaboration between UVU students and faculty and community members with backgrounds ranging from dance to music to theater will finally culminate in an exciting multimedia presentation of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Soldier’s Tale” on Sept. 30.
A mash-up of neo-classic and avant-garde styles sets the stage for UVU faculty and guest artists to weave a wild tale of a solider who trades his fiddle for a book that predicts the future of the economy. This one-night-only event begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Grande Ballroom of the Sorensen Student Center. Visit uvu.edu/arts for more information or to order tickets.
UVU CELLO FEST: Come to UVU’s all-day Cello Fest on Oct. 1. Whether participating as a musician or simply enjoying the beautiful music, the event is free and open to all. Beginning at 8 a.m., cellists of all backgrounds and ages will participate in master classes, competitions, workshops and concerts across the University campus.
Internationally renowned cellist and pedagogue Colin Carr will also be in attendance to present his skills and expertise to audience members and musicians alike. Students from UVU and local universities, high schools, junior highs and elementary schools will be participating. The Fest will also include two youth competitions for ages 12-14 and 15-18. Learn more at uvcello.org.
MISSA BREVIS: Students from Utah Valley University’s Dance Department will partner with the internationally recognized Repertory Dance Theatre to perform José Limón’s masterpiece, “Missa Brevis,” as part of RDT’s “Legacy” concert in the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center Oct. 3-5.
This monumental work is a memento to cities destroyed during World War II and to those unconquerable qualities in human beings that compel the spirit to rise in hope and to survive. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at rdtutah.org or by calling 801-355-ARTS (2787).
FLUTE FANTASIES: Guest artist Conor Nelson will join UVU music faculty member Mary Richards to give a demonstration of extravagant technique, broad stylistic range and penetrating musicality in this performance in the UVU Science Building auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. Tickets at uvu.edu/arts.
TINTS AND HUES: UVU’s Symphony Orchestra will explore the rich colors of the orchestral palette with Mozart’s delightful “Concerto for Flute and Harp” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” accompanied by original photographic works by faculty from UVU’s Art & Visual Communications Department.
“Pictures at an Exhibition” was originally inspired by Mussorgsky viewing work by artist Viktor Hartmann, so assistant professor of photography John Rees and students in his advanced photography class decided to reverse the process and listen to Mussorgsky’s music and then let the moods and emotions the composition evoked inform their photography.
“We tried to contemporize Mussorgsky’s original response with our own fine-art expressions. We’ve made the old new again by using photography to create an overall feeling,” Rees explained. “The students’ photographic interpretations are fabulous and absolutely fresh.”
The images will be projected behind the symphony as they play the 32-minute piece, “Pictures at an Exhibition.” The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the Ragan Theatre. For tickets, visit uvu.edu/arts.