Y faculty duo to perform at concert

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    By JOANNE BUTTERFIEL

    Music ranging in style from classical to folk will entertain the audience Monday night during an evening of musical fun and artistry.

    Doc Taylor, a musician from Provo, often considered one of the world’s best kazoo players; the Drinkall-Baker piano and cello duo; and the Buskers, a folk music ensemble, will be participating in the concert.

    The members of the Drinkall-Baker duo are BYU faculty members. Roger Drinkall, professor of cello, and Dian Baker-Drinkall, head of keyboard chamber music, have performed together for the past nine years.

    Roger and Dian have both established international reputations as excellent musicians.

    “We’ve done over 850 concerts in 25 countries,” Roger said. He said they also have six CDs out, with two more coming in the next few months.

    The Drinkall-Baker duo have performed concerts in many countries around the world, including Europe, Asia and South America, Roger said.

    One thing that sets this duo apart from others is that they play all of their music from memory.

    Dian said this concert will contain a variety of music.

    Taylor has written and conducted many innovative choral arrangements and has performed in many places including the Gilbert and Sullivan shows. Taylor also frequently presents lectures on music for BYUSA, the BYU Humanities Department and other community groups.

    Taylor, a graduate from BYU, is the Art/Entertainment editor for the Utah County Journal.

    Another group who will be performing, the Buskers, are a nine-man folk music ensemble who have been performing together for the past nine years.

    Taylor is also a member of this ensemble.

    The concert will be in the Provo Tabernacle. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

    The concert is sponsored by the Provo City Arts Council and is part of the Community Music Series.

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