Father and Son violin/piano duo Alexander and Rex Woods will present a romantic-era salon concert. Alex and Rex will be performing on a period-specific setup and tuning that will transport listeners to a time before cell phones, social media, and virtual reality. Come and enjoy an evening of unabashedly heartfelt music.
Contemporary voice faculty (Korianne Orton Johnson) and classical voice faculty (Diane Thueson Reich) go head-to-head to collaborate on classical, musical theatre, and contemporary songs. Friendship, rivalry, and just good singing! With Jared Pierce, piano.
Join us as Darren Bastian and Jed Blodgett perform their own arrangements of works by Isaac Albéniz and Heitor Villa-Lobos. Dr. Darren Bastian is an Assistant Professor of Music at BYU, and Jed Blodgett is a BYU Alumnus completing his DMA at Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.
Join us for an enjoyable evening as BYU Faculty Composers Kevin Anthony, Christian Asplund, Steven Ricks, and Neil Thornock present new works for various instruments and media. The works explore innovative and traditional tuning systems, multimedia performance including live electronics and video, and other interesting techniques.
Presenting the world premiere of BYU faculty member Larry Lowe's new Sonata for Trumpet and Piano.
SPLICE Ensemble is a trumpet, piano, and percussion trio focused on cultivating a canon of electroacoustic chamber music. Called a “sonic food fight” by Jazz Weekly, SPLICE Ensemble works with composers and performers on performance practice techniques for collaboration and integrating electronics into a traditional performance space. Their concert will feature the world premiere of Motor Culture, a Barlow-Commissioned work by BYU faculty composer Steven Ricks.
Opera is a fun way to sing and show a story in living color, costumes, set, and sound. This year, BYU Opera will present a musical retelling of Beauty and the Beast. You won’t believe your own eyes when you see the amazing Beast puppet! You can meet and take pictures with the singers after the concert.
There is an increasing amount of research that points to the power of baroque music on the brain. The pulse and frequency of this music calms us, helps us focus, and promotes wellness. Come and enjoy an evening of rich harmonies, textures, and rhythms as we explore the music of J.S. Bach.
The Uinta Trio comprised of Michael McQuay, Monte Belknap, and Nicole Pinnell will be performing a world premiere of a piano trio called “O Bruxo,” by Argentine composer Julian Mansilla, who won a Barlow Endowment Grant. Join us for this world premiere and an exciting performance of the great B Major Brahms Piano Trio.
Syncopation is not only good at blending and performing as a group; it is made up of incredible soloists. Join us for an evening of jazz standards and classic tunes with a mixture of ensemble and solo pieces.
For almost 20 years, Utah Crosstalk has presented cutting-edge electronic and multimedia works from the studios of BYU and the University of Utah, and other distinguished artists. This ongoing concert series brings the students and faculty of both institutions together to promote interchanges on the latest technologies being used in music performance. This BYU installment marks the first time new faculty member Dr. Kevin Anthony takes over the co-curation of the series from its former co-founder, Dr. Steven Ricks.
Come join us for a night of epic music for violin and piano by Nikolay Medtner, nicknamed the "Russian Brahms" from the early 20th century, played by BYU School of Music faculty, Monte Belknap and Stephen Beus.
This highly praised group is a collaboration between three award-winning permanent members of the Berliner Philharmoniker: violist Matthew Hunter, cellist Knut Weber, and violinist Luis Esnaola, along with the renowned concert pianist Markus Groh. This outstanding ensemble is committed to representing the standard repertoire of classical, romantic, and modern pieces. They are also committed to finding undiscovered masterpieces of the literature that encompasses over 400 works.
In this collaborative concert, the piano studio of Jihea Hong-Park teams up with the BYU composition seminar for an evening of new works for solo piano. The two studios collaborated in Fall 2021 for this concert, which also features a new work for solo piano, video, and electronic sound composed by BYU composer Steven Ricks for Hong-Park. You don't want to miss it!
Nobuntu, the female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has drawn international acclaim for its inventive performances that range from traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro jazz to gospel. The ensemble’s concerts are performed with pure voices, augmented by minimalistic percussion, traditional instruments such as the Mbira (thumb piano), and organic, authentic dance movements.
Morris Robinson is considered one of the most interesting and sought-after basses performing today. Join us as Robinson, a regular at the Metropolitan Opera, brings his exquisite technique and sublimely low and reverberant bass to the series for an evening that is sure to inspire.
The Salt Lake City Saxophone Summit is an aggregation of the top jazz saxophonists in the state—truly the A-team with saxophonists such as Brian Booth, David Halliday, Lemoyne Taylor, Jon Gudmundson, and Ray smith. Performing with an incredible rhythm section, they will do a program partly dedicated to George Gershwin and partly dedicated to Stevie Wonder. It will be a night to remember that you will not want to miss!
Equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building, the concept is simple: audience members get a lyric sheet at the door and are taught the vocal arrangement. We'll record a video of the impromptu choir formed by the audience who came together for the first time that evening. This truly unique event is sure to send you home feeling great!
Witness the amazing rhythms and melodies of the drums, gongs, bamboo flutes, and bronze xylophones of the gamelan orchestra from Bali. This music from Southeast Asia is one of the world’s oldest and richest musical traditions, and the virtuosity required to coordinate its many layers will amaze you!
Zakir Hussain is regarded as an international musical phenomenon. His consistently brilliant and exciting performances have not only established him as a national treasure in his home country of India but have also gained him worldwide fame and collaborations with artists as diverse as George Harrison, YoYo Ma, and the Kodo Drummers. Because his percussive playing is marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, Hussain is widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement. This performance…
Prepare to be amazed by the sounds of brilliant brass, wondrous woodwinds, and powerful percussion! Join us as conductor Shawn Smith and the BYU Wind Symphony perform a concert that will light up your imagination, including cartoon music, children's songs, and music from the popular children's book, Goodnight Moon. Following the concert, join us for an up-close and personal look at the instruments and musicians of the Wind Symphony!