Music notes: Judy Collins, Branford Marsalis, Stravinsky Violin Concerto and more
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She's a winner

Utah soprano Rebecca Pedersen won the 2013 Metropolitan Opera National Council Rocky Mountain Region Auditions in Denver and will compete in the semifinals at the New York City opera house in March. The 15 regional winners, accompanied by piano, will sing in a closed competition to determine the finalists, who will perform in the Grand Finals Concert with the Met Orchestra on March 10. Up to five winners will receive $15,000 apiece. Pedersen, 21 and a native of Bountiful, is a student of Darrell Babidge at Brigham Young University.

Judy Collins

Judy Collins' impressive musical career includes an extensive catalog from the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s and up to the present. Visit parkcityshows.com for information.

When • Today, Feb. 3, 6 p.m.

Where • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

Tickets • $35-$75; visit bit.ly/TPh4GL

Symphonic Winds with Grantsville High

The Salt Lake Symphonic Winds continues its 20th season with a joint performance with the Grantsville High School Band. The group will perform a multimedia production of Andrew Boysen's "Twilight of the Gods" and will also perform L.P. Laurendeau's arrangement of "French National Défilé."

When • Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Grantsville High School, 155 E. Cherry St., Grantsville

Tickets • Free; visit www.slsw.org

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

American saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis will perform. Visit bit.ly/101G3WI for information and tickets.

When • Tuesday, Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $34.50-$64.50; visit bit.ly/Vha8Dg

Wind ensemble at U. of U.

The University of Utah's premier Wind Ensemble's program will feature original works for band by Philip Sparke, Eric Whitacre and Frank Ticheli, as well as a transcription of two Bernstein works, Symphonic Dance Music from "West Side Story" and Profanation from "Jeremiah" Symphony No. 1.

When • Wednesday, Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; free for University of Utah students

Tesla Quartet at Libby Gardner Hall

The Chamber Music Society of Salt Lake City will present Tesla Quartet. Pieces include Mozart's "Dissonance" Quartet, Pann's Quartet No. 1 ("Love Letters") and Respighi's Quartet No. 1. Visit cmsofslc.org for information.

When • Thursday, Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $25; visit bit.ly/UWTKqt

BYU Winterfest: Young Ambassadors

Four Brigham Young University performing groups will perform in the Conference Center Theater during February as part of BYU Winterfest. Tickets are required and cost $10 per person; call 801-570-0080 or visit www.lds.org/events.

When • Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, 7:30 p.m.

Where • LDS Conference Center, 60 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; visit bit.ly/W5Ykk4

Arthur Greene

Arthur Greene, the 1978 Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition winner and current chairman of the music department at the University of Michigan, will perform Scriabin's complete sonata cycle. Call 801-355-ARTS or visit arttix.org for tickets.

When • Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $15; visit bit.ly/SkqCLz

'La bohème'

The Utah Lyric Opera will presents Puccini's "La bohème," an opera of youth, passion, heartache and death, amid the fervor and fire of Paris' Latin Quarter. Call 801-852-7007 or visit www.coveycenter.org for information.

When • Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center St., Provo

Tickets • $12-$25; visit bit.ly/10fJte4

Aulos Ensemble in Provo

Formed in 1973 by five Juilliard graduates, the Aulos Ensemble was at the forefront of a movement that has captured the imagination of the American listening public. The five musicians will perform European Baroque music. Visit arts.byu.edu for information.

When • Friday, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Madsen Recital Hall, Brigham Young University, Provo

Tickets • $17; visit bit.ly/TmOsa6

Gretchen Windt, mezzo-soprano

Gretchen Windt will perform Dominick Argento's "Diary of Virginia Woolf" and Robert Schumann's "Frauenliebe und -leben," among other works. Visit bit.ly/XSIlGj for more information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Where • First Congregational Church, 2150 S. Foothill Drive, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $5; $20 per family

University of Utah choral concert

Join the University of Utah choirs for their first concert of the semester, featuring a variety of traditional and contemporary choral works. Visit www.music.utah.edu for information.

When • Saturday, Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $10; free for U. of U. students

Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony at Abravanel Hall

Music director Thierry Fischer will conduct the Utah Symphony conductor in Elgar's "In the South" and Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4 ("Italian"). Baiba Skride is the soloist in the Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Call 801-355-ARTS or visit arttix.org for information.

When • Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 p.m.

Where • Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City

Tickets • $27-$67; visit bit.ly/11fPrXn

Russell Schmidt at Libby Gardner

The University of Utah School of Music director of jazz studies Russell Schmidt will perform a program of original compositions and classic jazz repertoire in solo piano and piano trio settings.

When • Sunday, Feb. 10, 7 p.m.

Where • Libby Gardner Concert Hall, 1375 E. Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City

Tickets • Free