News

Six School of Music Student Soloists Perform with the Symphony Orchestra

Vocal soloist Abigail Miles discusses her role in the concert Six student soloists from the School of Music will join the BYU Symphony Orchestra onstage during their March 7 concert. “This performance is the BYU Symphony Orchestra’s yearly Concerto Night, which features the winners of the freshman and sophomore concerto competition held last fall,” said […]

Melodies and Mischief Reign in the BYU School of Music’s Opera Scenes

The program will include a famed Wagner piece rarely performed at the college level The BYU School of Music will showcase eight classic scenes from six operas when Opera Scenes opens on March 6. “Opera Scenes are ‘bite-size opera,’” explained Sydney Frodsham, a graduate student in vocal performance who has roles in three of the […]

The BYU Philharmonic’s Evening of Concertos Features Competition Winners

The soloists were selected through auditions open to upperclassmen and graduate students in the BYU School of Music The BYU Philharmonic’s Evening of Concertos will highlight the hard work and talent of some of the university’s top student musicians as they near graduation. “The annual Evening of Concertos is one of the most thrilling concerts […]

Mountain Strings and BYU’s Irish Session Ensemble Share the Stage on March 1

Mountain Strings will perform songs from their new album and recently released music videos after joining the Irish Session Ensemble on a traditional piece Two BYU folk music ensembles, both under the direction of Mark Geslison, will take the Madsen Recital Hall stage on March 1 to highlight various cultural and musical traditions. The concert […]

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 […]