Dear Utah Violists,
January is going to be an amazing month for us alto clef lovers, stay tuned to this station for more information!
The first event is the annual Primrose Memorial Concert at BYU, which is an annual event that celebrates the life and career of William Primrose. This year’s distinguished violist is one that is near and dear to my heart, Atar Arad. Thanks to BYU and Dr. Claudine Bigelow for bringing Atar Arad out to Utah.
Atar Arad is not only one of the world’s most renowned violists, but he’s also a composer and will be performing his own compositions and arrangements at this year’s Primrose Recital. He will be performing his Solo Sonata, his set of Caprices, and his own arrangement of the Bach Chromatic Fantasy, which you can listen to on the youtubes.
The Utah Viola Society and University of Utah are pleased that Professor Arad will be taking time out of his busy Primrose activities to offer a masterclass at the University of Utah on Friday, January 23 at 4pm.
Here’s the breakdown of events:
Friday, January 23, 4-6pm: Masterclass at the University of Utah
Saturday, January 24, 10:00a-12:00p: Masterclass at the home of David Dalton in Provo. 939 North, 1550 West, Provo, UT.
Saturday, January 24, 7:30pm: Primrose Memorial Recital, Madsen Recital Hall, BYU
The best part is that these events are all FREE and open to the public! You don’t even have to play viola to get in! Anyone can come!
Here’s a little taste of Professor Arad’s Caprices: