The Sunday Evening at the Villa program will celebrate father’s day with a father/son musical presentation by Boyd and Aaron Johnson, to be held free of charge at the Villa Playhouse Theater on 254 S. Main in Springville at 7:30 p.m. Joseph Hill, a Provo classical guitarist, who has performed with the Salt Lake Symphony, will play the prelude music.
Though the father Boyd, has been musical all his life, like many artists he has earned his living outside of his art. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fire Service Administration and is the Fire Marshal for BYU. Honored by City Councils, Mayors and State Representatives for his work in the fire service, he is a three time recipient of Employee and Firefighter of the Year awards and was selected as the 1985 National Firefighter of the Year of the United States.
The son, Aaron, in love with music since the age of three, hopes to make a career of music and now at 14, finds himself fulfilling his dreams of composing and performing for numerous special events. He has played for BYU’s Museum of Art, the Marriot Center, ZCMI at Fashion Place Mall and the Park Hotel. Just recently he was asked to provide his fist CD demo and tape for OMNI Entertainment Services.
The guitarist, Joseph Hill, has a musical history that extends through his Mormon ancestry. One of his grandfathers founded the BYU Music School, another was a blind harpist, and another an early Tabernacle organist. Joseph played piano and composed small pieces at the age of four, but not until he moved to Provo from Bloomington, Ind. did he change from his inclination toward rock guitar to classical as he began performing with the BYU Classical Guitar Ensemble and BYU Latin Jazz combo.
Everyone is invited to attend these Sunday Evening programs. Those who perform, share their talents because or their love for drama, music and art, and their desire to share it with those who appreciate their abilities. It is helpful to call for reservations: 489-3088.
On Sunday, June 23, Bob Barrett, a prominent artist from BYU will show his slides and on Sunday, June 30, Mamie Hjorth will portray Emma Smith