Temple Square haven for concerts


    By Dylan Haney

    Students do not have to go far during a time of year when campus concerts are infrequent. Temple Square will be graced with rare performances during June”s Temple Square Concert Series. A number of the concerts will feature internationally known piano jurists and recording artists who will be in Salt Lake City for the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition.

    The eleven concerts scheduled are as follows:

    Saturday, June 1-The Lyceum Chamber Ensemble, a select student string orchestra from Utah Valley, will begin the series, performing works by Holst, Albinoni, Vivaldi, and Leroy Anderson.

    Friday, June 7-Renowned pianists Joseph Banowetz and Alton Chan will perform “four-hands-one piano” works by Busoni, Chopin, Casella, Wintle, and Godowsky.

    Saturday, June 8-Loi Anne Eyring, Katherine Peterson, and Bonnie Bennet will perform Music for Two Violins and Piano. The evening will include works by Shostakovich, Vivaldi, Stoessel, and Moszkowski.

    Wednesday, June 12-Angela Cheng, Bachauer piano jurist, will perform works by Haydn, Ravel, and Prokofiev.

    Thursday, June 13-Akira Imai, Bachauer piano jurist, will perform numbers by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Friedman.

    Friday, June 14-Douglas Humpherys, Bachauer piano jurist, will perform works by Haydn, Schubert, Liszt, and Brahms.

    Saturday, June 15-Dominique Merlet, Bachauer piano jurist, will perform pieces by Chopin, Scriabin, and Ravel.

    Friday, June 21-Pianist Richard Marshall will perform works by Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Barber.

    Saturday, June 22-Pianist James Giles, who records for England”s Master Musicians, will perform works by Levitski, Shubert, and Liszt.

    Friday, June 28-The Serenata String Trio and guests from BYU-Idaho will perform Serenade for Biolin, Viola, and Cello, Op. 10, and Sextet in C Major for String Trio, Clarinet, Horn, and Piano, Op. 37, by Hungary”s Ernst von Dohnanyi.

    Saturday, June 29-The June Concert series will conclude with the Mountain Jubilee Chorus of Sweet Adelines International women barbershop, and guest artists Rainbow Collection. They will sing numbers ranging from the turn-of-the-century to 1940”s songs and Broadway musicals.

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors the concerts. The eleven concerts are free to the public and will be held in the Assembly Hall at 7:30 p.m.