February 2019

BYU’s Contemporary Voices Play Festival Showcases Pulitzer and Tony Award-Winning Work

The staged readings will be followed by audience discussions The Department of Theatre and Media Arts will present BYU’s first Contemporary Voices play festival featuring three notable works performed through script-in-hand readings. The three plays — “Wit,” directed by Megan Sanborn Jones; “Company,” co-directed by Jennifer Reed and David Morgan; and “Doubt: A Parable,” directed […]

BYU’s Ballet in Concert to Showcase Sleeping Beauty and Sought-After Modern Pieces

“Ballet in Concert” brings “Sleeping Beauty” and modern masterpieces by Balanchine and Arpino to audiences. The BYU Department of Dance hopes to introduce new fans to the splendor of ballet with the performance of “Sleeping Beauty” on Feb 28. “Ballet, by and large through the ages, has been removed from the general public,” said Shayla […]

Synthesis Headlines BYU Essentially Ellington Regional Jazz Festival

The band will perform with guest soloists Jerome Jennings, John Reynolds and Derek Brown Synthesis, BYU’s premier big band, will close out the BYU Essentially Ellington Regional Jazz Festival on Feb. 16 with a de Jong Concert Hall performance featuring prominent guest artists. Each year the BYU School of Music hosts a workshop for high […]

The BYU Wind Symphony Takes Audiences on an International Journey

Graduate student Nick Ayala will guest-conduct one piece The BYU Wind Symphony will take audiences around the world during their Feb. 15 performance, titled “Traveler.” “The concert is designed to be international in nature,” said director Don Peterson. “It’s the idea of the journey, either physically or in the imagination, and the feelings and emotions […]

Symphonic Band Brings ‘Unexpected Love Songs’ to BYU Audiences

The concert will feature romantic music from beloved composers The BYU Symphonic Band will dedicate their Feb. 14 performance to a celebration of Valentine’s Day. The concert, titled “Unexpected Love Songs,” will take audiences through a range of romantic expressions from some of the world’s most treasured composers. “From Prokofiev’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to John […]

BYU Choirs Join Together for Winter Choirfest on Feb. 12

500 singers come together to perform two choral classics The BYU School of Music’s four auditioned choirs — BYU Singers, BYU Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus — will share the de Jong Concert Hall stage for their annual Winter Choirfest. The concert will feature both classical and contemporary choral pieces, including some new […]

Living Legends Lead Audiences Through the Seasons of Life

Living Legends will perform their ‘Seasons’ show, now featuring some new dances   Living Legends will be performing on Feb. 8 and Feb. 9, bringing new dances and their same classic story to the stage. Only two years off from their 50th anniversary, the dance group remains grounded in their mission of representing their cultural […]

Contemporary Dance Theatre Expresses Human Connection, Spirituality Through Movement

The high-energy concert features original choreography by guest artists alongside Martha Graham’s historically significant “Dark Meadow” BYU Contemporary Dance Theatre (CDT) will celebrate spirituality and the human experience through movement when the company’s Pardoe Theatre concert opens on Feb. 7. Contemporary dance is an ever-evolving field, employing innovative techniques to explore and express broader messages […]