November 2018

Christmas Around the World Invites Students and Audiences to Go Beyond Themselves and Their Cultures This Holiday Season

One of BYU’s longest-standing Christmas traditions returns with new choreography, a pre-concert market and lots of Christmas spirit. Christmas Around the World has become synonymous with the Christmas season on BYU campus. As Jeanette Geslison, artistic director of the concert, said, “It’s become a tradition, not just here at BYU, but in the community.” However, […]

BYU Choirs and Philharmonic Ring in Christmas Season, Release New Music with Annual Concert

A new album by the performing ensembles will be released in conjunction with the always-popular concert The BYU School of Music will kick off the Christmas season with the annual Celebration of Christmas concert this weekend. The BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Kory Katseanes, will once again join all four BYU auditioned choirs—BYU Singers, under […]

All-Female A Capella Group Noteworthy Takes the Stage on Nov. 27

The group has continued to gain traction and attention in the music world since its formation in 2004 BYU’s all-female a capella group, Noteworthy, will perform in the de Jong Concert Hall on Nov. 27. The concert is the culmination of a busy semester for the group, including recording sessions, a music video and a […]

BYU’s Ballet Showcase Offers A Variety of Contemporary and Classical Ballet

Ballerinas present diverse range of ballet, including Raymonda Variations, contemporary ballet pieces, and original works.   After weeks of rehearsals and classes, BYU’s Theatre Ballet company presents this year’s Ballet Showcase. The performance, which takes place on Nov. 16 and 17, offers a collection of classical and contemporary ballet. “The concert has a wide range […]

Student Filmmakers Present Their Work at the BYU Final Cut Film Festival

BYU audiences have the chance to see student-produced short films during campus festival The annual Final Cut Film Festival returns to the HFAC Nov. 15-17, bringing with it an opportunity to see new student work that was developed and produced over the last year. For over 25 years, the BYU Theatre and Media Arts (TMA) […]

The BYU Philharmonic Brings Debussy’s Famed ‘La Mer’ To Campus

The BYU Philharmonic gives audiences a chance to hear one of Debussy’s most beloved works The School of Music’s celebration of Claude Debussy will continue when the BYU Philharmonic performs one of the composer’s most revered pieces, “La Mer,” in their Nov. 15 concert. “It’s the 100-year anniversary of Debussy’s death, so there are celebrations […]

Award-Winning Baroque and Opera Singer Karina Gauvin Comes to BYU

Karina Gauvin, critically acclaimed performer and singer, will be performing at BYU’s Madsen Recital Hall this November   In the world of opera and Baroque music, there are few sopranos praised more than Karina Gauvin. The Canadian singer has been commended by reviewers throughout the world for her skill, depth of tone and variety of […]

Three BYU Percussion Ensembles Celebrate World Cultures in Fall Concert

BYU School of Music ensembles showcase variety of percussion traditions Three BYU School of Music percussion ensembles will be featured in a rousing Evening of Percussion on Nov. 10. The concert will exhibit a variety of instruments and traditions presented by the Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Matt Coleman; Panoramic Steel, under the direction […]