Music

Percussion Ensembles Perform Rhythms from Around the World

An Evening of Percussion includes performances by BYU’s Percussion Ensemble, Gamelan Bintang Wahyu and Panoramic Steel Three ensembles will perform as part of an “Evening of Percussion,” on Nov. 4. The Percussion Ensemble, directed by professor of percussion performance, Matt Coleman, will start the evening off with “Music for Pieces of Wood” by Steve Reich. […]

BYU Symphony Orchestra to Perform Nov. 1

The BYU Symphony Orchestra will perform their fall concert on Nov. 1 under the direction of Christian Smith. The repertoire consists of works with strong connections to the stage and the art of dance. The performance will open with a lively work by Don Gillis entitled, “A Short Overture for an Unwritten Opera,” which is […]

Gaelic Singer Julie Fowlis Illuminates Scottish History and Language

Julie Fowlis performed and discussed traditional Scottish music at workshops with students BYU students and faculty had the remarkable opportunity to attend two intimate music workshops with Scottish musician, Julie Fowlis, during her time at BYU. Fowlis performed in the Pardoe Theatre the evening of Oct. 11 as part of the BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts. The workshops took […]

Family Concert Series Introduces Young Audiences to Opera and Jazz

The first two Family Concert Series events will feature selections from “A Grand Night of Opera” and the BYU Jazz Ensemble Music lovers of all ages are invited to attend two upcoming events presented as part of the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Family Concert Series. “These concerts provide a unique opportunity for younger children, from newborns […]

Vocal Ensemble Roomful of Teeth Share Their Expertise with Students

Roomful of Teeth shared their vocal abilities on and off the stage and left a lasting impact on students at BYU Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth went beyond simply performing a concert — they made time to attend a workshop with students and teach audiences more about their unique sound. Music composition students […]

Wind Symphony Presents Melodies from Down Under

BYU Wind Symphony performs music by Australian composers in advance of their May tour In preparation for their tour to Australia in the spring, BYU Wind Symphony will present Music from the Land Down Under on Nov. 3. The evening’s program will include an emotional selection of music which will give Provo audiences a taste […]

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Renowned Guitar Duo Comes to BYU

The two guitarists craft new songs that incorporate multiple genres A guitarist rooted in Jazz and another rooted in Bluegrass may seem like an unlikely duo, but Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge make their acoustic combination work and are successful at what they do. Both musicians studied guitar techniques for years and combine their sounds […]

“A Grand Night of Opera” Explores Dichotomy of Human Emotions

The tragic opera “Suor Angelica” and comic opera “Gianni Schicchi” will be performed in one evening The BYU School of Music will present “A Grand Night of Opera” on Oct. 25-28. The production will consist of two beloved operas by Giacomo Puccini, “Suor Angelica” and “Gianni Schicchi.” The production will be accompanied by the BYU […]

Julie Fowlis Brings Gaelic Traditions to BYU in BRAVO! Concert

Audiences will enjoy an evening of ‘Music of the Scottish Isles’ You might recognize her voice from the soundtrack of the Pixar film “Brave” in the songs “Touch the Sky” and “Into the Open Air,” but sharing her talents with Disney is only one way Fowlis shares her Gaelic tradition with national audiences. Fowlis brings […]

Groundbreaking Vocal Ensemble to Perform BYU Commissioned Piece

This will be the inaugural performance of the piece at BYU The Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble brings a wide variety of music to BYU’s stage on Sept. 28. A great introduction to the group can be found in NPR’s video: “Roomful of Teeth: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert.” Among their difficult repertoire they will perform, […]