December 21, 2011
Writer: Writer: Don Sparhawk

The Center Stage Performing Arts Series at Brigham Young University-Idaho has announced its winter lineup.

The season opens Jan. 13 and 14 with a two-night presentation of "Poor Again - Yikes!," a Patrick McManus comedy about growing up poor in northern Idaho performed by Tim Behrens.

"Celtic Nights," a concert featuring music and dance from Ireland, will be performed in the Hart Auditorium Jan. 27.  

The annual BYU-Idaho Barbershop Music Festival on Feb. 4 will feature Crossroads, the 2009 Barbershop International Quartet Champions, along with university choirs and the Carousel Chorus from Rexburg.

Trumpet player Ingrid Jensen will join the BYU-Idaho Sound Alliance band in two Jazz Festival concerts Feb. 10 and 11. River North Chicago Dance, a Chicago-based dance company, will perform Feb. 16. And the Daedalus Quartet, a highly acclaimed string quartet, will perform works by Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart Feb. 24.

David Sogg, a bassoonist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will be featured with the BYU-Idaho Sinfonietta on March 2. And the season will conclude March 9 with the premiere of Newell Dayley's sacred work, "Bring Forth My Zion," featuring choirs and orchestra in the BYU-Idaho Center.

A free brochure listing all performing arts events is available at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office, at the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce, or by calling 496-3100. Detailed information can also be found on the Center Stage website at Season tickets also may be ordered at or through the Ticket Office at 496-3170.