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The BRAVO! Series Presents Kelli O’Hara and Jason Robert Brown

Tony Award-Winners Kelli O’Hara and Jason Robert Brown perform the last concert of the year at BYU BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts presents an award-winning composer with an award-winning Broadway star for a night of spectacular music. Kelli O’Hara, who won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in “The King and I,” will […]

BYU Tradition Continues with Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony Combined Concert

The concert will feature both bands separately before joining together for a grand finale The BYU Symphonic Band, conducted by Kirt Saville, and BYU Wind Symphony, conducted by Don Peterson, will present a combined concert on Dec. 12. The Symphonic Band will open the first half of the concert with “Entry March of the Boyars” […]

Costumes Inspired by James C. Christensen Come to Life in ‘Into the Woods’

Dennis Wright shares his inspiration behind the whimsical costumes of “Into the Woods” BYU’s production of “Into the Woods” contains familiar fairy-tale characters who are faced with surprising consequences following their traditional happy ever after ending. Designed by theatre and media arts professor, Dennis Wright, the production’s costumes add another layer of familiarity and surprise […]

Renée Elise Goldsberry Stressed Individuality and God During Student Workshop

Goldsberry shared experiences that have shaped her performing career “Connecting our students with visiting professional guest artists through workshops, master classes and collaborative performances is a significant priority of the professional presenting program at BYU,” said BRAVO! Producer Jeffrey Martin. “These interactions greatly enhance the principles being taught in the classroom and create some of […]

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BYU Symphony Orchestra Performs Classical and Holiday Favorites at Concert

The concert will feature “The Moldau,” “The Comedians,” as well as selections inspired by the holidays The BYU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Smith, will perform a thrilling selection of orchestral works on Dec. 5. The concert will feature a complete symphonic suite, a symphonic poem and selections perfectly suited to the holiday season. The […]

Chinese Students 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 […]