BME’s lineup begins on Monday, October 17, with Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band. Shupe and his band put on a show playing a wide range of instruments and musical styles appealing to rockers, fans of bluegrass and jam bands across a broad age range. The show features stellar musicianship, witty lyrics, sing-alongs, and introspective ballads.
Vocalist Dallyn Bayles will perform on November 21. A native of Green River, his roots run deep in Blanding where his father was raised.
Dallyn has performed in a Broadway touring company of The Phantom of the Opera and internationally and throughout the United States in Les Misérables. He performed as a vocal soloist with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and recently put on a show to a cheering audience at the Bluff Fort.
BYU’s Noteworthy, a nine-voice female a cappella group, will appear on February 4. The show combines vocal percussion, humor, and a tight harmony style.
Noteworthy has appeared on NBC’s hit television show, the Sing-Off. The women perform rock, pop, country, jazz, rhythm and blues, and spiritual songs.
Michael Tilley, renowned pianist, will perform on BME’s newly restored Baldwin piano. He is not new to Monticello, as he previously appeared here as the accompanist for Broadway star Franc D’Ambrosio.
A music professor at the University of Illinois, he will play transcriptions of works not originally written for piano, including Beethoven Symphonies, Bach organ and violin pieces, Stravinsky’s Petrushka, I Got Rhythm, and Flight of the Bumblebee.
BME’s final program on April 24 will be the popular Spring Gala, spotlighting local talent.
Season ticket prices are Family $60, Adult $24, Student $12. They can be obtained from BME board members Don and Lorelei Andrews, Bill and Lynda Boyle, Kim and Cyndi Burtenshaw, Fraser and Kristi Clark, Kyle and Annaleigh Curtis, Jeff and Denise Frost, Derryl and Sally Jack, Scott Mitchell, James and Cynthia Muhlestein, Marilee Potts, Doyle and Marilyn Rowley, Eric and Brenda Rowley, and Les and Rebecca Wikle.
BME season tickets will also be honored at Kigalia Fine Arts programs: Michael Lucarelli, classical guitarist, on September 26; BYU Young Ambassadors, family-oriented music and dance, on November 12; Bar D Wranglers, cowboy Western music and Christmas program, on December 12; Ricklen Nobis and Walter Hayman, pianist and cellist, on March 27; and Young Artists in Concert, local youth performers, on May 8.