Taking Center Stage

Lindsey Stirling Courtesy BYU-Idaho

David Archuleta Courtesy davidarchuleta.com

Lindsey Stirling and David Archuleta highlight Brigham Young University-Idaho’s 2018 winter semester Center Stage lineup, the school announced earlier this week.

Stirling, a violinist, dancer and artist, will perform Jan. 19, while pop singer Archuleta will perform Feb. 23. Both performances will take place in the Hart Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Center Stage winter season begins Jan. 17 with a performance from singer Matthew Kacergis.

That is followed by the comedy improv team of Kirby Heyborne, Corbin Allred, Lincoln Hoppe, and Kelly Lohman, scheduled for Jan. 26 in the Kirkham Auditorium.

The annual Barbershop Music Festival will feature world-champion quartet Instant Classic, along with BYU-Idaho student choirs and quartets, in two shows on Feb. 10 in the Barrus Concert Hall.

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

Season tickets may be ordered by calling 208-496-3170.

Here is a look at the full winter schedule, with descriptions from a BYU-Idaho release:

Matthew Kacergis

7:30 p.m. Jan. 17

Barrus Concert Hall

Singer Matthew Kacergis will perform “The Songs of the Cinema: From Casablanca to La La Land.” Tickets are $12 and are now available.

Lindsey Stirling

7:30 p.m. Jan. 19

Hart Auditorium

In four years since the release of her 2012 self-titled debut, the electronic music impresario, classically trained violinist, dancer, and artist quietly and humbly became one of the 21st century’s most innovative stars by clinging to her groundbreaking vision of cinematic violin-driven electronic music. Tickets are $35, and a preshow dinner is $16.

Comedy Improv Night

6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Jan. 26

Kirkham Auditorium

If you’ve seen “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” you have an idea of what kind of hilarious, energetic comedy the improv team will perform. The show features Kirby Heyborne (The RM, The Best Two Years), Corbin Allred (Saints and Soldiers, Christmas Mission), Lincoln Hoppe (Singles Ward, The RM), and Kelly Lohman. Tickets are $12.

Barbershop Music Festival

6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Feb. 10

Barrus Concert Hall

The award-winning quartet Instant Classic will headline this year’s Barbershop Music Festival, which will also feature the BYU-Idaho Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir, student quartets and the Carousel Chorus. Tickets are $12.

David Archuleta

7:30 p.m. Feb. 23

Hart Auditorium

Archuleta has released several albums, including David Archuleta, Christmas from the Heart, David Archuleta – Glad Christmas Tidings (the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s holiday album), Forevermore, Begin, and No Matter How Far. Tickets are $30, and a preshow dinner is $16.

Wu Man and the Huayin Shadow Puppet Band

7:30 p.m. March 2

Kirkham Auditorium

Chinese pipa virtuoso Wu Man joins with the brilliant Huayin Shadow Puppet Band for an evening of old-time traditional music and shadow puppetry. Tickets are $12.

Winter Jazz Fest featuring Benny Green

7:30 p.m. March 10

Hart Auditorium

Benny Green will headline this year’s Winter Jazz Festival. Backing up Green will be the BYU-Idaho Sound Alliance jazz ensemble under the direction of Mark Watkins. Tickets are $10-$12.

Jasper String Quartet

7:30 p.m. March 22

Barrus Concert Hall

Winners of the prestigious Chamber Music America (CMA) Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the 2017-18 Guest Artist in Residence at Swarthmore College. Tickets are $12.