r On Sunday, Feb. 19, at 4:30 p.m., the Sunday Concert Series will feature vocalist Louise Huber Payne in a free concert at the Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville. The public is invited to attend.
Payne will present a variety of songs in the genres of musical theater, opera and art song. Her theme is “Types of Love.”rPayne, a soprano, has been singing for as long as she can remember. She has been singing professionally since 1985 and coaching voices since her first pedagogy class as a performance/pedagogy major at Brigham Young University in 1985. She also earned a double major in elementary education and currently works as a substitute teacher.
Payne has had joy singing and acting in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ production of “Savior of the World” with her oldest two children. She has sung with Opera West, Utah Opera, Utah Lyric Opera, BYU Opera and Theater and Indiana’s Lafayette Civic Theater and Operetta as well as performed with local community theaters including Springville’s “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” in 1994. She has given educational presentations on opera and the arts at schools and gives marriage enrichment presentations for couples and families with her husband, Tom.rKaden Larson, 22, was born and raised in Utah and will serve as Payne’s accompanist. He began playing piano at age 3. He initially learned piano from his mother and started official piano lessons at age 4. Larson has performed with the Lyceum Repertory Orchestra of American Fork, the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony and the Symphony Orchestra of Brigham Young University. He has also performed in the Madsen Recital Hall, the de Jong Concert Hall, the Pardoe Theatre, the Sandy Amphitheatre, Abravanel Hall and the Assembly Hall on Temple Square. He was a winner of the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony Concerto Competition and has placed at the UMTA concerto competition three times including receiving first place in the collegiate piano division as a freshman.
Larson just completed his sophomore year in the piano performance program at BYU, topping it off with a term of music study in Vienna, Austria. Currently he is serving as president of the BYU Collegiate Chapter of the Music Teachers’ National Association. He is active as a student, performer, accompanist and teacher.rOn March 19, the featured artists will be the Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra. The Nebo Philharmonic Orchestra is a 75-piece symphony orchestra of musical excellence and unusual versatility comprised of local performers and directed by Sherrie Dunford.