UMFA 2014 Chamber Music Series

Salt Lake City – The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) announces an exciting spring schedule for its free ongoing Chamber Music Series, which pairs innovative musical talents from the University of Utah School of Music with artwork on display in the galleries for a multisensory experience. Upcoming performances will feature a variety of offerings including vocal, clarinet and string quartets:

February 19 | 7 pm – University of Utah Graduate Vocal Quartet

The Graduate Vocal Quartet is made up of University doctoral candidates in vocal performance: soprano Melissa Heath, mezzo-soprano Demaree Clayson Brown, baritone Daniel Tuutau and tenor Lucas Goodrich, with Jed Moss accompanying on piano. The quartet will perform selections from West Side Story, La Boheme, Carmen and more.

March 5 | 7 pm – Forward 4 Clarinet Quartet

The Forward 4 comprises University doctoral candidates Henry Caceres and Kattiusca Marin, and undergraduate performance students Sam Noyce and Jairo Velazquez. The quartet performs a wide range of music, from Latin American to folk to jazz, both nationally and internationally.

April 9 | 7 pm – Three Premiers

Three graduate composition students at the University of Utah—Aaron Kirschner, Nate Williams and Natalie van Horn—will premiere their works for string quartets. The pieces will be performed by three of the U’s ensembles: Styx (Graduate Quartet), Dead Men (Mt. Olympus Quartet) and the OC Tanner String Quartet. Student poetry readings will also be featured between pieces.

The UMFA, located on the South Campus of the University of Utah, is easily accessible by car from Foothill Drive—free and paid parking is available adjacent to the Museum—and by Trax. The UMFA is located only a short walk northwest of the South Campus Drive stop on the University (red) line.