BYU-Idaho announces Center State schedule for spring semester

Nathan Pacheco Courtesy BYU-Idaho

Lexi Walker Courtesy BYU-Idaho

Diego Figueiredo Courtesy BYU-Idaho

The Great Kaplan Courtesy BYU-Idaho

Brigham Young University-Idaho’s spring semester Center Stage lineup offers a little bit of everything, from a popular Brazilian guitarist to a comic illusionist to a teenage sensation.

The school announced the lineup earlier this week.

“There’s something for everyone,” Don Sparhawk, coordinator of Center Stage, said in a BYU-Idaho news release.

The Great Kaplan kicks things off at 7:30 p.m. April 26 in the Kirkham Auditorium.

“It’s been several years since Dave Kaplan has been on campus,” Sparhawk said in the release. “This is great family entertainment that captures the imagination of everyone from kids to college students.”

Singer Nathan Pacheco will perform a solo show at 7:30 p.m. May 4 at the Hart Auditorium. Pacheco performed at the annual BYU-Idaho Christmas concert two years ago.

Guitarist Diego Figueiredo returns for a concert at 7:30 p.m. May 11 in the Kirkham Auditorium.

Illusionist Mike Super, a finalist on “America’s Got Talent,” will perform shows at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. May 18 in the Kirkham Auditorium.

A new sacred music work commissioned by BYU-Idaho and written by retired BYU music professor David Sargent will be premiered in two free concerts on June 8 and 9 in the Barrus Concert Hall.

Singer/actor Dallyn Bayles will highlight the annual Patriots and Pioneers concert at 7:30 p.m. June 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center. The concert will feature more than 200 students, including university choirs and the Symphony Band.

Teenage singer Lexi Walker, who performed in last year’s BYU-Idaho Christmas concert, will return for her own show as part of Education Week. The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in the Hart Auditorium.

A free brochure listing all performing arts events is available at the BYU-Idaho Ticket Office and the Rexburg Chamber of Commerce or by calling 208-496-2000. Detailed information can also be found at byui.edu/centerstage.

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