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BYU’s China Spectacular Tour Celebrates 40 Years of Friendship

Forty years ago, a group of Brigham Young University student performers traveled to China and put on a show that made history. This summer, the University is celebrating that anniversary with a return tour that highlights the relationship BYU and China have shared since 1979. Following the aftermath of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, BYU’s initial […]

Patti LuPone and Itzhak Perlman Among Artists Headed to BYU for 2019-20 BRAVO! Season

BYU’s BRAVO! Professional Performing Arts Series will continue its mission to inspire and educate student and community audiences with a new season of guest artists, performers and ensembles that represent a wide range of backgrounds and genres. The 2019-20 season will open with a concert by Broadway and West End star Patti LuPone, coming to […]

BYU Symphonic Band Closes Semester with ‘Medieval Might of Sword and Stone’

The program will include a new composition by School of Music student Robert Alger The BYU Symphonic Band will close the semester of School of Music performances with an April 17 concert titled “Medieval Might of Sword and Stone.” “Our concert features music that is inspired by medieval themes,” said director Kirt Saville. “I have […]

Evening of Percussion Debuts New Music, Features Student Composer

Gamelan Bintang Wahyu member Dallin Frank wrote a piece inspired by a study abroad to Bali last year Three School of Music percussion ensembles — Panoramic Steel, directed by Darren Bastian; Percussion Ensemble, directed by Matt Coleman; and Gamelan Bintang Wahyu, directed by Jeremy Grimshaw — will share the stage for an April 13 concert. […]

Blend of World-Class Ballroom and Latin Dancing Showcased at BYU Ballroom Dance in Concert

The Ballroom Dance Company will perform their “Ode to Joy” and “Ritmo del Corazon” medleys for the last time On April 12 and 13, 160 students will come together to present “BYU’s Ballroom Dance in Concert.” The performance promises to showcase equal measures of quality dancing and theatrical spectacle. In the world of ballroom, most […]

NW Dance Project Brings Cutting-Edge Contemporary Dance to BYU

The Portland-based dance company will perform their original repertoire   On April 12, BYU’s BRAVO! Series will present a performance by NW Dance Project, a contemporary dance company at the forefront of Portland’s art scene. The concert will include a number of NW Dance Project’s original dances. As a company, NW Dance Project focuses on […]

The BYU Wind Symphony Promotes Cancer Awareness, Research With ‘Concerto for Hope’

The piece tells the story of former Canadian Brass trumpet player Ryan Anthony’s experience with cancer The BYU Wind Symphony will close the semester with a de Jong Concert Hall performance on April 12. For ensemble director Don Peterson, the highlight of the campus concert is the chance to showcase trumpet professor Jason Bergman on […]

Acting and MDT Seniors Present New York Showcase

Two of the graduating performers discuss how BYU set the stage for their futures BYU’s graduating seniors in the BFA acting and Music Dance Theatre (MDT) programs will present their annual showcase of songs, monologues and scenes to campus audiences before taking the show to New York to perform for agents, casting directors and other […]

BYU Synthesis Prepares For Caribbean Tour With Campus Concert

The ensemble will share the stage with two of the world’s top jazz musicians BYU’s Synthesis will join with celebrated guest artists from the jazz world for their final campus concert of the semester. The performance will feature both classic and original compositions in a range of styles — including swing, Latin and funk — […]