Music Events

Fall Choral Showcase


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Experience the annual Fall Choral Showcase as our Choirs sing music to inspire, uplift, and enliven the soul. You will thrill to the blend of musical sophistication, spirited presentation, and ensemble virtuosity.

Directed by

Reed Criddle and Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by

UVU Chamber Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir and Concert Choir

Location

St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Orem

String Sensation


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Delight to the flawless virtuosity and irresistible enthusiasm of UVU's renowned string faculty as they create a dialogue between the old masters and living composers. Their virtuosity offers an unforgettable evening of musical exploration.

Directed by

Donna Fairbanks & Cheung Chau

Performed by

UVU Faculty String Recital

Location

UVU Science Building Auditorium

Out of This World


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Soar with us into outer space as the Wind Symphony performs contemporary pieces drawn from the final frontier. The pinnacle of our concert will be Michael Daugherty's homage to Leonard Nemoy, Vulcan.

Directed by

Thomas Keck

Performed by

UVU Wind Symphony

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Alive


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A cool, sensual, and articulate mix of music that is simultaneously lyrical and progressive. Enjoy the richness of chamber music with the intimacy of a solo performance.

Directed by

Jon Yerby

Performed by

Classical Guitar Recital

Location

Sorensen Center Centre Stage

Landscapes and Shadows


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Visualize the broad palate of the percussion instrument's sounds and timbres as we explore the grandeur of harsh and vibrant landscapes and the subtleties of the variations found in shadows.

Directed by

Doug Smith

Performed by

Percussion UVU

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

An Evening of Fantasy


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Relish the thrill of this fantastical evening of Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique as our symphony achieves a landmark in classical repertoire. Through movements, Berlioz tells the story of an artist's self-destructive passion for a beautiful woman. With Symphonie Fantastique Berlioz achieved his artistic maturity.

Directed by

Cheung Chau

Performed by

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Location

NuSkin Innovation Center Atrium, Provo

Pizzetti's 'Messa di Requiem'


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Thrill to the evocative strains as Ildebrando Pizzetti's Requiem Mass weaves Gregorian chants through a tapestry of lush neo-Romantic harmonies, one of the great masterpieces of modern choral music.

Directed by

Reed Criddle

Performed by

UVU Chamber Choir

Location

Orem Public Library

Ice Breaker Jazz Festival Gala Concert


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Swing to the grand finale of our annual Jazz Festival featuring the energy and creativity of the host band and our Faculty Jazz Combo. Miles Davis said, 'don't play what's there, play what's not there.' Come discover for yourself what he meant.

Directed by

Alex Heitlinger

Performed by

UVU Jazz Ensembles

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

The Fat Lady Sings!


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Delight in an evening of our fully-staged scenes from popular and beloved works of opera, operetta, and musical theater. Just remember . . . the evening ain't over 'til 'the fat lady sings!'

Directed by

Marc Reynolds

Performed by

UVU Opera

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

A Winter Blast


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As the cool winds of winter blow through, the Wind Symphony will perform Norman Dello Joio's Variants on a Medieval Tune, in dolci jubilo, and Timothy Mahr's Endurance. Mahr's piece was inspired by of Ernest Shackleton's triumphant journey to reach the South Pole.

Directed by

Thomas Keck

Performed by

UVU Wind Symphony

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

Carols at Advent


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Join the UVU choirs for our 3rd celebration. The singing of these carols will brighten your winter and launch all of your festive holiday dreams.

Directed by

Reed Criddle, Cherilyn Worthen and Jeb Wallace

Performed by

UVU Chamber Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir, Concert Choir and Horn Choir

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Spring Choral Showcase


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Rejoice the arrival of spring, with our choirs in the warmth of St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral. With inspirations from numerous worship traditions, this evening of artistry is imbued with music spanning many centuries.

Directed by

Reed Criddle and Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by

Chamber Choir, Men's Choir, Women's Choir and Concert Choir

Location

St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Orem

Concerto Night - A Classical Journey


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Helping talented young musicians perform is the heart of what we do. Once again thrill to our annual concerto competition, featuring accomplished student soloists from our Department of Music.

Directed by

Cheung Chau

Performed by

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Valentine's Day at the Rainbow Room


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Swing back in time to the Big Band era and dance the night away. Feast, with your sweetheart, on a delicious dinner, then romance together to the golden age tunes. If you and your sweetheart would just prefer to dance, indulge in our decadent dessert buffet. With special appearances by members of the UVU Ballroom Dance Company, this will be an event to remember.

Directed by

Alex Heitlinger

Performed by

UVU Jazz Ensembles

Location

Sorensen Center Centre Stage

Give Us This Day


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Love is in the air as the Wind Symphony performs Michael Torke's The Kiss, Vincent Persichetti's Symphony #6, and David Maslanka's powerful short symphony Give Us This Day.

Directed by

Thomas Keck

Performed by

UVU Wind Symphony

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Solo Marimba from Bach to the 21st Century


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Join us for an evening of student solos featuring the warmth and clarity of our world-class Marimba. ' Whether your tastes favor the beauty of tonal music or the innovations of the avant-garde, we are prepared to satisfy your palette.

Directed by

Doug Smith

Performed by

Marimba Recital

Location

Gunther Technology: GT 507

Jazz Then and Now


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Remember when you'd visit the neighborhood record store and you'd pick out a new gem, or two? Click your fingers and tap your toes while our Ensembles re-imagine those gems from music icons like Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and Tommy Dorsey. After all, 'it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing!' wrote Duke Ellington.

Directed by

Alex Heitlinger

Performed by

UVU Jazz Ensembles

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

March Madness


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Keep time with the Wind Symphony as they perform a breadth of marches from throughout music history and places around the world. Yes, there may even be some madness for the audience, as well.

Directed by

Thomas Keck

Performed by

UVU Wind Symphony

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

Lovers, Losers and Libertines


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Enjoy fantastic opera, operetta, and musical theatre favorites on a stage chock full of lovers, losers and libertines. Please share with us the lovely bits and all of the lively bits, too! Very shortly, thereafter, you'll know why it's opera we love.

Directed by

Marc Reynolds

Performed by

UVU Opera

Location

Sorensen Center Ragan Theater

Percussive Fireworks


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We love the flashy, explosive pieces and get a thrill in exploring this exciting body of music with audiences ready to let go of daily routines and enjoy some percussive fireworks.

Directed by

Doug Smith

Performed by

Percussion UVU

Location

Sorensen Center Centre Stage

How Sweet The Sound


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The UVU Chamber Choir invites exceptional choirs from local high schools to share the stage in an evening of sacred contemplations and uplifting choral music. Participate, listen, enjoy and be joyful.

Directed by

Reed Criddle

Performed by

UVU Chamber Choir

Location

St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Orem

Reflections


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Two of our choirs combine to create gorgeous and elegant harmonies from the Renaissance masterpieces to modern era works. You will appreciate their passion and their purity of sound, which will please the most discerning of fans.

Directed by

Reed Criddle and Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by

Men's Choir and Women's Choir

Location

NuSkin Innovation Center Atrium, Provo

A Romantic Encounter


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With romance in the air, our Symphony completes another season with a nod to Romantic composers. The Classical composers established firm rules and musical boundaries, which the Romantics, then, mercilessly smashed. Never has smashing rules sounded so great!

Directed by

Cheung Chau

Performed by

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Location

Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom