2017

Chinese Dancers to Join in Performances of ‘Christmas Around the World’

For the first time in its history, international guests from China will join IFDE on stage for their annual Christmas concert The International Folk Dance Ensemble will kick off the Christmas season with their production of “Christmas Around the World.” This year, the folk dancers will be joined by dancers and musicians from the Minzu […]

BYU Choirs and Philharmonic Join Together for Christmas Celebration

Four BYU choirs and the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform three Christmas concerts in the de Jong Concert Hall Celebration of Christmas, the annual musical extravaganza, will bring the joy of the Christmas season to Brigham Young University. The concert will include performances by all four of BYU’s top choirs, BYU Singers, BYU Concert Choir, […]

Jazz Ensemble Rings in the Christmas Season with “Just Around the Corner”

The concert will feature jazz standards and holiday favorites The BYU Jazz Ensemble will kick off BYU’s season of Christmas concerts with “Just Around the Corner” on Nov. 28 in the de Jong Concert Hall. “Music for this concert was specifically chosen to set the tone for the end-of-semester holiday concert season because it is […]

Three Actresses, One Character in ‘The Mill on the Floss’

Emily Moore, Madison Haws and Maddie Hall share their experience portraying the character of Maggie Tulliver in the stage adaptation of George Eliot’s novel First Maggie | Emily Moore Emily Moore felt excited and nervous after getting cast as First Maggie. However, after rehearsals started, she said the nerves went away. She loves working with […]

Fairytale Characters Personify the Human Experience in ‘Into the Woods’

With every fairy tale, there is always a moral to the story The fairy tale stories and characters you have come to know and adore will be depicted in a different light in the BYU Music Dance Theatre program’s production of “Into the Woods.” Opening on Nov. 17 with a “once upon a time…’, the […]

Ballet Showcase Redefines Classical and Contemporary Dance

Choreographed by faculty and personalized by the dancers, the showcase will feature variations of ballet styles New forms and approaches will be illuminated in this year’s production of Ballet Showcase, manifesting the new direction the world of ballet has been heading in recent years. Put on by the BYU Department of Dance, the showcase will […]

BYU Philharmonic Performs Dramatic Masterpieces

“Scheherazade” by Rimski-Korsakoff will be the highlight of the concert which will also feature “Les Nuits d’été, Op. 7” and “Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2” The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a showcase of orchestral masterpieces at their concert on Nov. 15. The orchestra is one of BYU’s premier performing groups and consists almost […]

BYU Baroque Ensemble Performs Music Composed by Expatriates

Baroque Ensemble director, Alexander Woods, shares repertoire for upcoming concert BYU’s Baroque Ensemble will perform a concert titled, “Expatriates—The Music of Handel, Muffat and Geminiani,” on Nov. 14. “I am very excited about the upcoming concert,” said Alexander Woods, professor of string performance and director of the Baroque Ensemble. “All of these composers spent significant […]

BYU Jazz Voices Explore Facets of Jazz

Familiar and original tunes spanning jazz’s many subgenres will be performed by BYU Jazz Voices One of BYU’s most unique and innovative performing groups will present a concert on Nov. 15. Under the direction of Emily Merrell, Jazz Voices will perform an expansive variety of jazz music. The group is known for its complex harmonies, […]

dancEnsemble Returns to its Roots this November

New artistic director brings back full visionary reign to student choreographers The BYU Department of Dance will highlight the classic creative process in three dancEnsemble (dE) performances from Nov. 10-11. A new dE performance is expected every semester, however, this semester’s production returns to traditional origins by giving full creative freedom to the dancers. Karlee […]