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UVU Arts Alert: Events From UVU’s School Of The Arts For Nov. 18-25

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November 11, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Whitney Wilkinson

Written by: Heather Wrigley

Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts has an exciting lineup of events ranging from musical concerts and museum exhibits to jazz festivals and dance performances beginning Nov. 18 and running through the end of the month.

PERCUSSION UVU: On Nov. 18, Percussion UVU will perform a concert in tribute to UVU’s global spotlight on Mexico.

“Mexico has a rich musical history, and this is particularly evident in the world of percussion,” director Doug Smith said.

The concert will include “Toccata” by Carlos Chávez, Paul Bissell’s “The Alabados Song,” and “Autumn” and “Winter” from Vivaldi’s famous “Four Seasons.”

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Grande Ballroom of the Sorensen Student Center. Visit uvu.edu/arts for more information.

LET’S TALK ABOUT ART: Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Art Museum will host an Art Talk on Nov. 19, at 7 p.m. Come learn about the creative process and new projects from faculty artists in the current exhibition.

“Art Talk is a wonderful platform for community education as well as becoming informed about the creative processes and new cutting-edge projects taking place at UVU,” said Melissa Hempel, museum director.

The museum is located on the southeast corner of the 2nd floor of University Mall in Orem. Admission is free to all museum events. For more information, call 801-863-4200.

SYNERGY DANCE CONCERT: Utah Valley University’s Synergy Dance Company will present its concert, “Progressions,” Nov. 21-23 in the Ragan Theater at 7:30 p.m.

“‘Progressions’ is a thought-provoking night of stunning contemporary dance,” said artistic director Monica Campbell. “Students, faculty and guest artists have collaborated to bring attendees a concert infused with a variety of original choreography.”

The concert will feature choreography by Campbell, as well as by Tara McArthur, a member of the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. Rounding out the show are five student choreographers and the premiere of a new screendance by recent grad Alicia Paspuel. Tickets are available at uvu.edu/arts.

MUSEUM FAMILY DAY: Utah Valley University’s Woodbury Art Museum will host its Family Day on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The entire family is welcome to get in touch with the creative world of art and support the wonderful artists at UVU’s School of the Arts.

Come enjoy the projects, pieces and activities that comprise the current Faculty Show. The museum is located in the southeast corner of the 2nd floor of University Mall in Orem. Admission is free to all museum events. For more information, please call 801-863-4200.

CLASSICAL OPERA: Internationally acclaimed Chinese baritone, Kequing Liu, will join UVU’s Symphony Orchestra in a showcase of sensational operatic gems including favorites from “Carmen” and “La Traviata” during a concert on Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The UVU Women’s Choir, UVU Men’s Choir and the symphony will join forces in this “Jubilation” concert, which will be performed in the Grande Ballroom of the Sorensen Student Center. Visit uvu.edu/arts for more information.

ATTENTION JAZZ LOVERS: Utah Valley University’s annual Ice Breaker Jazz Festival is an all-day event featuring performances by local high school and junior high school jazz bands. The event includes clinics with guest adjudicators and an evening concert by the UVU Jazz Ensemble. UVU director of bands David Fullmer will conduct the grand finale on Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m.

The concert, which will be held in the Ragan Theater, will feature explosive energy and inventive creativity of UVU’s band, as well as guest artists. Visit uvu.edu/arts for more information.

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