Jason Hardink spent this past summer exploring the music of 20th Century Greek composer Iannis Xenakis — the Artistic Director of NOVA Chamber Music Series tells us he was planning to program their season opener with three Xenakis works: a solo piano piece and two solo percussion pieces. But, […]
Laura Durham works for KUED Channel-7 in the Creative Services Department, curating community engagement projects for both PBS and KUED productions that foster trust and value to the communities in Utah. She also produces Contact with Mary Dickson and Contact in the Community — a digital series featuring arts and culture groups in Utah. Prior to her work at KUED, Laura spent 15 years at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums in the visual arts program and later managing communications, branding, marketing, and public value projects for all arts and museums programming. She has served the Utah community in various capacities with her role as Vice President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association and Program Director for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. She lives in Salt Lake City, sings with Utah Chamber Artists, and loves to contribute to 15 Bytes as often as time allows.
As summer begins to simmer, so does outdoor concert season. We’ve had our fun in the sun, but performers are moving back indoors as are audiences. The temps may be cooling down, but the regular concert season is just warming up. Here are some big concerts sneaking up […]
A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image. Joan Didion, We Tell Ourselves Stories in Order to Live. Standing at the mouth of Emigration […]
If you missed our awards reception at Finch Lane Friday night you were not privy to the winners of our new program “Utah’s 15 Most Influential Artists”. These past couple months we asked our readership to nominate the artists they felt have changed the cultural landscape of our […]
Lend Me A Tenor The Musical, written by SUU’s own Peter Sham & Brad Carroll, made its world premiere at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in Cedar City in 2007. Earlier this month, it made its German debut at Oper Leipzig. Based on the award-winning West End and Broadway […]
You may not have realized it, but this has been a season of Mendelssohn for the Utah Symphony. Music Director Thierry Fischer programmed Felix Mendelssohn’s five symphonies for the 2012-2013 season and this weekend the Symphony will conclude the performance cycle with a concert featuring the first and […]
“Writing music has to do with your version of what you think music is — and it’s hard to have it taken at just that,” explains Salt Lake City composer Morris Rosenzweig. “People often think you’re trying to make some kind of point, but I don’t think that’s […]
by Laura Durham, 15 Bytes Music Editor [portfolio_slideshow] This Friday and Saturday Westminster will showcase its first fully-staged opera. Written by Henry Purcell in 17th Century England, the opera is 400 years old, but you wouldn’t know it watching this particular production. Those familiar with the story know […]
‘Tis the Season for Singing Have you decked your halls? Do you have frosted windowpanes? Is it cold outside, Baby? Well then. In the air, there’s a feeling of Christmas. As tempting as it is to stay inside, roasting chestnuts on an open fire with your cocoa and […]
Laura Durham sits down with Nancy Boskoff as she retires from the Salt Lake Arts Council.
“Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.” — T.S. Eliot Most of us remember studying poetry in grade school. Poetry taught us about language, rhythm imagery and symbolism. Many of us were too young to truly understand what the poet was communicating, but nevertheless, we read […]
Rounding Out Your Paideia In ancient Greece, the “paideia” was the aristocratic system of education. It wasn’t about learning a trade or an art; it was about training a person for liberty and nobility. Paideia was the process of educating humans into their true form. You are probably […]