Hailed as "superb" by the Boston Globe and "disarming" by Cleveland Classical, Transient Canvas is elevating bass clarinet and marimba by commissioning new repertoire that challenges expectations. Their BYU concert will feature a new work for them by Grammy Award-winning composer Lansing McLoskey, as well as selections from their ever-expanding catalogue.
Performance to include a world premiere by BYU faculty composer Neil Thornock, as well as other exciting works for violin and piano.
With work that’s brought the attention of some of the world’s leading composers, the Dublin Guitar Quartet has dedicated itself with unwavering devotion to performing contemporary music, making the ensemble unique within its genre. Its work has been championed as “an extraordinary achievement; quite wonderous” (Gramophone) and the performers’ “keen sensitivity to the musical and emotional demands of each composition” (San Diego Tribune) is “astonishing” and “satisfying” (NPR). This is a performance that will stay with you!
Brandt and Holden perform one of the masterworks of classical song, Franz Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin ("The Beautiful Miller's Daughter"). This collection of 20 songs tells the story of an idealistic young man who leaves home and is confronted with the realities of imperfect world.
Known for their adrenalized performances, original compositions, and Emmy-nominated music videos, Greg Anderson & Elizabeth Joy Roe are revolutionizing the piano duo experience for the 21st century. Described as “the most dynamic duo of this generation” (San Francisco Classical Voice), “rock stars of the classical music world” (Miami Herald), and “the very model of complete 21st-century musicians” (The Washington Post), the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. As Northwest Reverb observed, “ a strong case…
World class Uinta Trio presents the powerful Smetena Piano Trio in G Minor and the majestic and melodious Piano Trio in B Major by Johannes Brahms. McQuay is a piano professor at BYU-I; Belknap is a violin professor at BYU; Pinnell is an internationally accomplished recording artist.
Come hear new and recent works for chamber ensembles, with and without electronics, by BYU master's and undergraduate composition majors. This concert will give you a sampling of the diverse sounds and ideas our advanced students are exploring.
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 gained him worldwide fame and collaborations with artists as diverse as George Harrison, Yo-Yo Ma, and the Kodo Drummers. With percussive playing marked by uncanny intuition and masterful improvisational dexterity, Hussain is widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement. This performance will feature Hussain…