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.
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.
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!
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.
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.