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Britain's King's Singers will join the Utah Symphony for concerts on Thursday at Weber State University's Val A. Browning Center in Ogden and Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. at Abravanel Hall in Salt Lake City.

Compiled by Catherine Reese Newton

    Folk Vespers: First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City presents Folk Vespers tonight at 7:30 at the church, 569 S. 1300 East. The series is fashioned after the church's popular autumn Jazz Vespers. Yankee Clipper will perform tonight, and the Rev. Tom Goldsmith will provide witty commentary. Light refreshments will be served.

    Future Folk Vespers performers are FAB (Megan Peters, Monique Lanier, Mary Tebbs and Lisa Marie Wood), Feb. 16; and blue haiku with opener Jason Riggs, Feb. 23.

    Interfaith Tribute: The second annual Interfaith Musical Tribute to the Human Spirit is Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Temple Square. The event includes a Native American flute, blessing and drum honor song; prayers by members of the Hindu, Baha'i, Christian Science and Islamic faith communities; performances by the Orchestra at Temple Square, Catholic Rondalla Ariez Choir, Utah Valley Mass Choir, Khemera Cambodian Dancers and Wesley Bell Ringers; and a massed singing blessing of "Let There Be Peace on Earth."

    New Orleans in Logan: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the sound of New Orleans to Logan's Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Monday and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $21 and $25.
    Symphonic Winds: The Salt Lake Symphonic Winds offer a free concert Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the University of Utah's Libby Gardner Hall. Scott Hagen conducts.

    Here Come the Cougars: Brigham Young University musicians continue their Winterfest performances in the LDS Conference Center across North Temple from downtown Salt Lake City's Temple Square. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are $6.
    * Tuesday, the Faculty String Quartet and Orpheus Woodwind Quintet perform.
    * Wednesday, the BYU Philharmonic and Wind Symphony play orchestral standards.

    Veteran Entertainer: Gerri Engemann, former lead singer with the Ray Conniff Singers, former King Sister and onetime Hollywood studio musician singing with Sinatra and Streisand, performs Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in the SCERA Showhouse II, 745 S. State, Orem. She will sing standards such as "It Had to Be You," "Unforgettable" and "You Made Me Love You." Son-in-law Larry King will provide a video introduction. Tickets are $9; $4 for children.

    U. of U. Jazz: The University of Utah's Jazz Ensemble One performs with guest trumpeter Dennis Dotson and student quartet Stage Right, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Libby Gardner Concert Hall at the U. Tickets are $7; $3 for U. students.

    Free at the Y.: Brigham Young University presents a pair of free concerts in the Madsen Recital Hall of the Provo campus this week. Both begin at 7:30 p.m.
    * Wednesday, the Group for New Music performs.
    * Thursday, the Orpheus Wind Quintet -- flutist April Clayton, clarinetist David Randall, oboist Geralyn Giovannetti, bassoonist Christian Smith and hornist Laurence Lowe -- play music of Haydn, Maslanka and Szervansky.

    On the Square: The Temple Square Concert Series continues with free 7:30 p.m. programs in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square, Salt Lake City.
    * Wednesday, British pianist Martin Jones performs music of Brahms, Debussy, Alkan, Prokofiev and Liapunoff.
    * Friday, the Church Music Festival features works of LDS lyricists and composers from Germany, Arizona, California, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington and Utah.
    * Saturday, husband-and-wife piano duo Javier and Lindsay Clavere perform music of de Falla, Infante, Clementi, Milhaud and Rachmaninoff.

    Four Things Play: The Korean percussion ensemble SamulNori (literally, "four things play") performs Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden. Tickets are $16; $14 for seniors and students.

    Global Classics: The Southwest Symphony Orchestra performs classics from Russia, Germany and Finland, Thursday and Friday at 8 p.m. in the Cox Performing Arts Center, St. George. Gary Caldwell leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky's "Marche Slave" and "1812" Overture, Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony, Handel's second suite from the "Water Music" and Sibelius' "Finlandia." Tickets are $10.

    Fit for a King: Britain's king's singers join the Utah Symphony for a pops program, under the baton of associate conductor Scott O'Neil, this week. Performances are Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in Weber State University's Val A. Browning Center, Ogden (tickets, $13 to $29), and Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City (tickets, $22 to $45).

    Love Notes: Singer-songwriter Ron Coston, with assisting artists Matthew Brady and Joel Pack, will deliver classic R&B and gospel sounds to the Historic Murray Theater, 4961 S. State, Murray, Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance; $14 at the door.

    Drum Roll, Please: A festival concert featuring the Weber State University Jazz and Percussion Ensembles in Saturday around 4 p.m. in the Browning Center at WSU, Ogden. (Start time is approximate depending on events of the statewide percussion festival in the Browning Center that day.) Admission is free.

    Arrogant Worms: The Arrogant Worms (Canadian folk musicians Trevor Strong, Chris Patterson and Mike McCormick) wriggle their way to Park City's George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The Worms' biting humor finds its way into ditties such as "Celine Dion," "Canada's Really Big" and "History Is Made by Stupid People." General-admission seating is $15; $4 for children. (Some reserved seating is available for $30 and $15.)

    Murray Melodies: The Murray Concert Band performs Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Junior High, 126 E. 5300 South, Murray. Cliff Millward conducts. Admission is free.
    Wolves at the Door: The Opus Chamber Orchestra kicks off its fourth season Feb. 16 with a 4 p.m. concert in the Jeanné Wagner Theatre, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Douglas Kinney-Frost leads the ensemble in Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," Haydn's Symphony No. 60 ("Distracted") and Libby Larsen's "Three Tales" featuring Roald Dahl's "Revolting Rhymes." Tickets are $20.

©Copyright 2003, The Salt Lake Tribune (UT, USA)

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