Local concerts

Apr 7 2011 - 7:18pm

Series gets sampling of Idaho songstress

BRIGHAM CITY -- The Fine Arts Center's Music in the City series welcomes Boise, Idaho's Sarah Sample in concert at 7:30 p.m. next Friday. The concert is at 58 S. 100 West.

The accomplished singer/songwriter has delivered three albums since her 2007 debut, "Never Close Enough." She has performed at such prestigious events as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the 2010 Camayo Cruise and the Tucson Folk Festival.

According to www.seattlepi.com, "Sample combines the best of country and folk with an expressive voice that makes you believe every word."

She will be joined in the performance by Kevin Kula, an Ogden songwriter and pianist.

Ticket are $8, $5 for students and seniors. Ticket include a $1-off coupon at Peach City Diner. To make reservations, call the center at 435-723-0740.

My Epic, Life on Repeat moves show to Mojos

OGDEN -- Two touring bands have moved their show from Salt Lake City to Ogden this week. My Epic and Life on Repeat, originally scheduled to perform at Studio 600, are now playing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mojos Caffe & Gallery, an all-ages venue at 2210 Washington Blvd.

My Epic, from Charlotte, N.C., and Life on Repeat, from Salisbury, Md., play a mix of rock styles with Christian leanings.

Tickets for the original venue will be honored for this show. Cost is $10 in advance, $12 on show day. Tickets can be purchased via Smith's Tix, 800-888-TIXX.

WSU Jazz Combo gets Union Station hopping

OGDEN -- The monthly Jazz at the Station series presents the WSU Jazz Combo at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The free show is in Union Station's Grand Ballroom, 2501 Wall Ave.

This spring's combo lineup includes Daniel Winsor, trumpet; Ben Yuill, violin; Casey Wood, piano; Clint Stanger, bass; and Bobby Gilgert, drums. The repertoire includes jazz standards and contemporary pieces.

Well-behaved children are welcome at this show. For details, call 801-626-6800.

Faculty, students tune up for mix of music

OGDEN -- A mix of faculty and student talent will be making beautiful music this weekend and beyond in Weber State University's Browning Center. The performance center is on campus at 3848 Harrison Blvd.

Children ages 8 and older are welcome. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the WSU box office, 800-WSU-TIKS.

* Kendra Johnson, faculty oboe recital -- Johnson, who joined the faculty of WSU in 2009, is performing a recital called "New Century: Contemporary American Music for Oboe and English Horn." The show features North American composers. She will be joined by Thomas Priest and Nicholas Maughan on horns and piano, respectively. The free show is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Allred Theater. No tickets are needed.

* WSU Symphony Orchestra Concerto Night -- Music professor Michael Palumbo conducts the annual concerto night concert, highlighting the talents of students Trenton Fordham (vocals), Jaren Jaccard (piano), Benjamin Larsen: (cello), Zoe Lu (piano), Shay Taylor (flute) and Ashley Thacker (piano). The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Austad Auditorium. Cost is $5, or $4 for students, seniors and those with military ID.

* String chamber music -- Students in the orchestra and piano program who have been coached by Viktor Uzur, head of the chamber music program, and other faculty members will be featured in this program, playing a variety of music for ensembles ranging from string bass duo to string quintet. This performance is at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Garrison Choral Room and is free. No tickets are needed.

* Percussion and wind chamber music -- Performers in this concert are students of music in various groups at WSU, including the WSU Percussion Ensemble, WSU Brass Ensemble, WSU Winter Drumline and other small ensembles from the WSU department of performing arts. The Tria Fata trio, featuring WSU music graduates Kathryn Palkki, violin, and Sam Runolfson, cello, with current student Nicholas Maughan, piano, are also featured on the bill. The show is at 7:30 p.m. in the Garrison Choral Room. Cost is $5, or $4 for students, seniors and those with military ID.

Church invites talent at open mic night

BOUNTIFUL -- The Bountiful Community Church is hosting Open Mic Night next Friday. Sign-ups start at 6:30 p.m., with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the church, 150 N. 400 East.

Performers with a variety of talents are welcome to participate. It is not necessary that the act have a religious bent.

Audience members are welcome to bring food and nonalcoholic drinks.

A $5 donation is requested. For more information, call 801-755-8041.

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