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BYU School of Music

From classical to jazz to world beats, the BYU School of Music sponsors a variety of ensembles representing numerous styles and genres on the musical spectrum. Orchestras such as the BYU Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestra impress with their richly coordinated sounds. BYU Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorus showcase the best of choral music at the university. Synthesis takes big-band jazz to a new level with every performance.      

BYU’s Group for New Music presents newly-commissioned solo and small ensemble works that respond to the suffering associated with the COVID-19 pandemic in light of the 200th anniversary of the First Vision. Includes premieres written for this concert by alumni James Worlton, Charis Bean Duke, and Dylan Findley.

Jazz Combos

Nov. 03/2020
7:30 pm


Awesome, uplifting, and fun!


Nov. 04/2020
7:30 pm


Awesome, uplifting, and fun!

Awesome, uplifting, and fun!

he BYU vocal jazz ensemble, Syncopation, presents I Hear Music, a celebration of vocal jazz and collaboration. With distanced learning this year, the singers of Syncopation have had the opportunity to collaborate with smaller groups and work on solo projects as well as perform with the larger ensemble. Backed by our student combo of stellar instrumentalists, this concert will be packed with tight harmonies and deep grooves. 

Awesome, uplifting, and fun!

One of our favorite pandemic pastimes is revisiting our favorite movies. Our concert features some of the greatest movie music ever written including: The Magnificent Seven, ET: the Extra-terrestrial, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. Join us for a wonderful evening of great movie music magic.

This Symphony Orchestra program will include Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, and Bizet’s Carmen Suite No. 2. The orchestra will open the concert with Beethoven's Overture to Egmont, in commemoration of this, the 250th anniversary year of his birth

The trio of major works for our fall Wind Symphony concert are; Shostakovich's "Festive Overture", Frank Ticheli's "Angels in the Architecture" and James Barnes' "Fantasy Variationss on a Theme by Nicolo Paganinii" - a literal showcase for each section of the ensemble. However, there are also a couple of surprises planned, so make sure to tune in!

A wide variety of percussion ensemble music selected from the canon of the 20th and 21st century percussion literature

Enjoy a peaceful and invigorating evening of French baroque chamber music by the amazing students of the BYU Baroque Ensemble. The grace and beauty of French composers such as Francois Couperin and Jean-Marie Leclair have captivated audiences for generations. Enjoy beloved works by these well-known composers, as well as fantastic baroque era compositions by female composer Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and a celebrated swordsman, violinist, and composer of African descent, Joseph Bologne-Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

The BYU Philharmonic continues to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Ludvig van Beethoven with tonight’s performance of his monumental third symphony – the Eroica.

The BYU Philharmonic concludes its Beethoven anniversary celebration with tonight’s performance of his last piano concerto, the Emperor, with BYU piano faculty, Scott Holden.

Psalms and Celebrations   In this historic return to socially-distanced choral singing, BYU’s top mixed choirs present a thoughtfully-curated selection of works to both heal and inspire. Included on the program will be Eric Whitacre's tender "Goodnight Moon" for soprano solo, strings, and harp; featuring new vocal faculty member Jennifer Youngs.

In Hymns of Praise The Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus take the stage to celebrate the rich tradition of hymn singing across Christendom. Included on the program will be stirring anthems, reflective chorale settings, and Gregorian chant to soothe the soul and lift the spirit.

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