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Faculty Recital

Thu, Sep 9

Faculty Recital: Christopher Holmes and Isaac Hurtado

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Come enjoy an exciting evening of opera with Music faculty members Isaac Hurtado and Christopher Holmes. You’ll hear “money notes worth every penny” and “an incredibly beautiful lyric baritone.”

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Mon - Sat, Sep 9-11, 13-18

The Heidi Chronicles

by Wendy Wasserstein

7:30pm Ampitheatre Theatre

Through a collage of interrelated scenes, this play traces the coming of age of art historian Heidi Holland as she observes the women around her move through idealism, feminism, and political radicalism, only to return to the materialism they once sought to reject. Learning from the wreckage of relationships with men who vary in quality and romantic intentions, Heidi comes to accept that liberation can be achieved only through introspection and individualized goals: a lesson that eludes others in her anxious generation.

The Heidi Chronicles is a Pulitzer Prize winning play for mature audiences. Were it a film, it would likely receive at least a PG-13 rating for language, including repeated use of the so-called “f-bomb” Audience discretion is advised.

Joshua Bell - Sold Out

Mon, Sep 20

Joshua Bell

7:30pm Concert Hall Music

Join us as The Noorda welcomes one of the most celebrated violinists of all time. Joshua Bell’s career has spanned nearly four decades and over 40 albums, garnering international acclaim. Mr. Bell has played with practically every major orchestra in the world bringing him Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone, and Opus Klassik awards.

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Mon - Sat, Sep 24, 25, 27 - Oct 2

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson

7:30pm 2:00pm Oct 2nd Bastian Theatre Theatre

Based on the true story of Henrietta Leavitt, Silent Sky explores the simultaneously infuriating and mind-altering world female scientists experienced in the 19th century. Follow Henrietta and her female peers as they work in the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, prohibited from touching telescopes or collaborating on ideas. Forced to feed male egos by suppressing her own abilities, Henrietta joins a group of women “computers”, charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and dismisses the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta uses her free time to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with obligations to others. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believed in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

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Wed, Oct 6

Choral Showcase

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Women's Choir and Deep Green ensembles provide vocalists the opportunity to study music of various styles and periods with a select group of singers. Our Chamber Choir ensemble focuses on improving musical literacy and vocal blending. Join us as these student performers showcase their refined individual and ensemble skills.

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Thu, Oct 7

Symphony Orchestra

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Symphony Orchestra ensemble helps student musicians improve their skills by studying and performing serious concert literature from all periods of music history. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

Wind Symphony

Fri, Oct 8

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Wind Symphony helps musicians improve performance skills by participation in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

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Fri & Sat, Oct 8 & 9

Well Roared Lion: The Legacy of Chris Clark

7:30pm Smith Theatre Theatre

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Christopher Layton Clark and the impact he had on the UVU Theatre program as it rose to national prominence. Revisit some of his most well-known productions, not just at UVU but from the state and country as well. All proceeds and gifts for this production will go into the Christopher Clark Scholarship in Directing.

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Sat, Oct 9

Lanta Horn Duo

7:00pm Nu Skin Recital Hall Music

 

Senora Tortuga

Fri & Sat, Oct 22 & 23

Señora Tortuga

by Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

6:30pm 11:00am 2:30pm - Sensory Friendly BB Jones Dance Theatre Theatre

Young Pedro and his family make their home in a barn on the Mexican border. Pedro complains of having nothing and brings his mother many headaches. On one occasion, she invites a hungry woman to share the family dinner. But this Señora returns time and again to eat and tell fantastical stories of the enchanted serpent and Cucuy of Latin American legend, filling Pedro’s nights with heroic, yet frightening dreams. Surprisingly, Pedro is learning from these wisdom tales, but his mother is suspicious of the Señora until it is revealed that Señora Tortuga holds the thread that ties their past dreams to their future.

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Thu - Sat, Oct 28-30

Gala Concert

7:30pm Virtual Dance

Utah Valley University’s Department of Dance proudly presents a compilation of our best works of 2019-2020! Featuring Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Ballroom Tour Team, Synergy Dance Company, and Repertory Ballet Ensemble.

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Thu, Nov 4

Commercial Music Showcase

7:00pm Nu Skin Recital Hall Music

Soak up the creativity as UVU's singer/songwriters sharing their original compositions in the Commercial Music Showcase. Like Pop? You'll hear that. Like Alt or Folk? You'll hear those too. There's something for everyone. The one constant is that it's guaranteed to be new music you've never heard before.

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Fri & Sat, Nov 5 & 6

A Celebration of Contemporary Dance:

Ririe‑Woodbury Dance Company and Repertory Dance Theatre in Concert

7:30pm Smith Theatre Dance

Utah is lucky to have not one but two nationally recognized contemporary dance companies. See them both together on stage with our impeccable UVU Department of Dance students for an unforgettable evening of grace, power, and athleticism.

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Mon - Sat, Nov 5, 6, 8-13, 15-20

James and the Giant Peach

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the book James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

6:30pm 2:00pm 2:00pm - Sensory Friendly Bastian Theatre Theatre

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down an old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that produces an enormous peach and launches a journey of gigantic proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities. After it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks, and a storm of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes an unexpected turn once they land in the Big Apple.

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Tue, Nov 9

Jazz Orchestra

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

There’s nothing like a big band playing some of the best music jazz has to offer. Join the Jazz Orchestra as they share some of the most important music from the jazz scene both past and present. Be a part of that spontaneous moment of creation that happens as truly great musicians are inspired by each other and great composers. You’ll have a blast!

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Wed, Nov 10

Sergey Belyavsky

7:30pm Concert Hall Music

Internationally recognized as an extraordinary classical pianist, Sergey Belyavsky has toured the most prestigious concert halls in the world. Join him at The Noorda as he performs in cooperation with the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation.

Program to be announced.

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Thu, Nov 11

Mixtape Live

7:30pm Smith Theatre Music

Looking for a rock concert, a pop concert, and an acapella concert? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Join all of the bands and acapella groups from UVU’s Commercial Music program for an exciting, stand up and shout, dancing in the aisles kind of night. Buy your tickets early so you don’t miss the most rockin’ night at UVU.

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Tue, Nov 16

Women’s Choir and Deep Green in Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Women’s Choir and Deep Green ensembles provide vocalists the opportunity to study music of various styles and periods with a select group of singers. Join us as these student performers showcase their refined individual and ensemble skills.

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Fri, Nov 12

Queen’s Cartoonists

7:30pm Concert Hall Music

Hailing from Queens, New York, and having played in esteemed concert halls and street corners across the nation, The Queen’s Cartoonists are six world-class musicians who lead audiences through a sensory-rich music experience. Enjoy the original classic and contemporary animated pieces while the band plays the original compositions live! A musical circus complete with instrumental mayhem and comedy, The Queen’s Cartoonists offers an immersive concert experience fit for all ages.

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Wed, Nov 17

Chamber Orchestra

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Under the direction of Dr. Blanka Bednarz.

Exploring masterpieces for strings and harp.

In this concert members of the UVU chamber orchestra display their skills as chamber musicians who shine individually as well as in the ensemble. In this concert they demonstrate abilities to make music under the guidance of a conductor as well as following the guidance of concertmaster/leader, both crucial skills to develop for every musician. Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on Greensleeves is lyrical and features the harp prominently. Grieg's Holberg Suite calls not only for ensemble dexterity but features virtuosic solos by UVU's talented student violinist and violist. Dmitri Shostakovich's String Quartet No. 8 calls upon all of us performers and audience members to never forget the wrongs of history, WWII, the Holocaust. This work addresses the anguish, despair but also hope that rises above war and loss. On behalf of UVUCHO, we invite you to join us this evening for some of the best music written for chamber orchestra.

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Fri, Nov 19

Chamber Choir in Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Chamber Choir ensemble focuses on improving musical literacy and vocal blending. Enjoy the harmonies produced by these elite student performers.

dance

Fri & Sat, Nov 19 & 20

Ballroom Dance Fall Concert

7:30pm 2:00pm Smith Theatre Dance

The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is a premiere performance company. After competing on Dancing with the Stars, the group won the Mirror Ball trophy as the champions of the show's first-ever collegiate competition. The UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won four world titles at the Open British Championships held in Blackpool, England and performed in China. The company wows audiences and judges everywhere with their fresh choreography and enthusiasm for the art of ballroom styles in International and American, including Latin, Standard Ballroom, Smooth, and Rhythm.

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Sat, Nov 20

Percussion Ensemble

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Percussion ensemble provides opportunities for performing in small groups of select musicians and studying music of various styles and periods. Come see our percussionists showcase their skills!

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Tue, Nov 30

Symphony Orchestra

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Symphony Orchestra ensemble helps student musicians improve their skills by studying and performing serious concert literature from all periods of music history. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

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Sat, Dec 4

Music Department Holiday Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Come see this all-encompassing holiday celebration including string, brass, percussion, vocal, and commercial music ensembles. Enjoy old classics and new holiday favorites brought to you by the diverse talents of our music students and faculty.

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Thu - Sat, Dec 2-4

Synergy Dance Concert

7:30pm Smith Theatre Dance

Synergy Dance Company explores the small but powerful, the intimate but expressive, and the artistry of the individual in their annual celebration of student choreography. Join them for an evening of solos, duets, and small group pieces as well as co-artistic directors Katie Taylor and Doris Trujillo. The company members are dynamic performers as well as imaginative choreographer who present dance as a wonderfully diverse and lively performance art. Don’t miss out on this exiting evening of beauty and power.

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Wed, Dec 8

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Wind Symphony helps musicians improve performance skills by participation in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

Voctave

Mon, Dec 13

Voctave Christmas

7:30pm Concert Hall Music

Voctave’s viral videos on YouTube have garnered them international renown. This evening will feature their moving and powerful vocal arrangements of Broadway, Disney, modern pop covers, and holiday favorites. Celebrate the season at The Noorda with this sensational ensemble. Featuring special guest One Voice Children’s Choir.

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Jan 20, 22, 24, 26-29

La Bohème

by Puccini

7:30pm Smith Theatre Theatre

Noorda Cast: Jan 20, 22 & 24
Academic Cast: Jan 26-29

This timeless tale of a love affair between a poor poet and seamstress contains some of the most famous and recognizable opera arias in the world and was the inspiration of the musical RENT. The Noorda is proud to collaborate with the Department of Music to produce this moving story with Puccini’s soaring score.

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Sat, Jan 22

Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar

7:30pm Concert Hall Music

Known for their soul-stirring arrangements of gospel, musical theater, and original compositions, Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar have received international accolades. Hailing from Georgia, Zamar is known for their rich harmonies and expressive gospel style.

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Wed - Sat, Jan 26-29

La Bohème

by Puccini

7:30pm Smith Theatre Music

Join us as our distinguished UVU Music Department faculty join other industry professionals to bring to life the timeless tale of a love affair between a poor poet and seamstress.

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Thu, Feb 3

Choral Showcase

7:00pm Saint Francis of Assisi Church Music

Our Women's Choir and Deep Green ensembles provide vocalists the opportunity to study music of various styles and periods with a select group of singers. Our Chamber Choir ensemble focuses on improving musical literacy and vocal blending. Join us as these student performers showcase their refined individual and ensemble skills.

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Fri & Sat, Feb 4 & 5

DIAVOLO | ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION

Voyage & Trajectorie

7:30pm Smith Theatre Dance

The magic and creativity of DIAVOLO have amazed audiences around the world. With three decades of powerful and immersive performances and an incredible run on “America’s Got Talent" behind them, they come to The Noorda for a special two-night engagement.

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Tues & Wed, Feb 8 & 9

The Peking Acrobats

7:30pm Smith Theatre Dance

Delight the whole family as the world-famous Peking Acrobats push the limits of human ability — defying gravity with amazing displays of strength, flexibility, and power.

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Thu - Sat, Feb 10-12

Repertory Ballet Ensemble in Concert

7:30pm Jones Dance Theatre Dance

RBE in Concert features an evening of diverse performances by UVU’s Repertory Ballet Ensemble. The concert will include classical and contemporary works created and staged by UVU Department of Dance Faculty. Repertory Ballet Ensemble is the resident performing company for the ballet program at Utah Valley University. RBE is under the direction of Mark Borchelt and Jamie A. Johnson.

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Wed, Feb 16

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Wind Symphony helps musicians improve performance skills by participation in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

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Mon - Sat, Feb 25 - Mar 5

Persuasion

Adapted for the stage by Melissa Leilani Larson

Based on the book Persuasion by Jane Austen

7:30pm Bastian Theatre Theatre

Adapted from Jane Austen’s beloved final novel, Persuasion is a bittersweet story of first love and second chances. Anne Elliot, persuaded by duty and title to give up marriage at a young age, now finds herself face to face with the man she once refused. By turns both heartbreaking, hair-raising, and hilarious, this new take on Austen’s quiet masterpiece is refreshingly lively while remaining faithful to the original text.

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Sat, Feb 26

Time for Three

7:30pm Concert Hall Music

Defying convention and boundaries, Time For Three stands at the busy intersection of Americana, modern pop, and classical music. Accompanied by the UVU Orchestra, this genre-bending group will take you on a musical journey you won’t soon forget!

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Mon, Feb 28

Goitse

7:30pm Concert Hall Music

Popular and award-winning Goitse (go-WITCH-a) hails from the Irish countryside and brings that unique musical culture to The Noorda. Goitse’s take on traditional Irish music along with their original compositions are recognized for their stunning energy and creativity.

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Wed, Mar 16

Ballet Folklórico de México

7:30pm Smith Theatre Dance

Celebrating their 70th anniversary, Ballet Folklórico de México proudly showcases the brilliant and colorful history of Mexican folklore from pre-Columbian civilizations through the modern era, complete with live musicians and original scores and choreography.

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Mar 18-19

Charlotte’s Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Based on the book by E.B. White

6:30pm 11:00am 2:00pm - Sensory Friendly BB Jones Dance Theatre Theatre

The Children's Literature Association named this "the best American children's book of the past two hundred years," and Joseph Robinette, working with the advice of E.B. White, has created a play that captures this work in a thrilling and utterly practical theatrical presentation. All the enchanting characters are here: Wilbur, the irresistible young pig who desperately wants to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say to each other; Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed; the Zuckerman family; the Arables; and, most of all, the extraordinary spider, Charlotte, who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.” Determined to save Wilbur, Charlotte begins her campaign with the "miracle" of her web in which she writes, "Some pig." It's the beginning of a victorious campaign which ultimately ends with the now-safe Wilbur doing what is most important to Charlotte.

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Fri, Mar 18

Mixtape Live

7:30pm Smith Theatre Music

Looking for a rock concert, a pop concert, and an acapella concert? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Join all of the bands and acapella groups from UVU’s Commercial Music program for an exciting, stand up and shout, dancing in the aisles kind of night. Buy your tickets early so you don’t miss the most rockin’ night at UVU.

dance

Thu - Sat, Mar 24-26

Contemporary Dance Ensemble in Concert

7:30pm Jones Dance Theatre Dance

Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) is a pre-professional level modern dance company. CDE’s mission is to provide real world experiences as students develop and enrich their artistry and prepare for careers in dance. Company members work with a variety of nationally and internationally acclaimed choreographers and have opportunities to perform regionally, nationally and internationally. CDE has been honored at the American College Dance Association dance conference by being selected to perform in the gala concert.

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Tue, Mar 29

Jazz Orchestra

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

There’s nothing like a big band playing some of the best music jazz has to offer. Join the Jazz Orchestra as they share some of the most important music from the jazz scene both past and present. Be a part of that spontaneous moment of creation that happens as truly great musicians are inspired by each other and great composers. You’ll have a blast!

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Thu, Mar 31

Commercial Music Showcase

7:00pm Nu Skin Recital Hall Music

Soak up the creativity as UVU's singer/songwriters sharing their original compositions in the Commercial Music Showcase. Like Pop? You'll hear that. Like Alt or Folk? You'll hear those too. There's something for everyone. The one constant is that it's guaranteed to be new music you've never heard before.

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Thu - Sat, Mar 31 - Apr 2

Short Attention Span Theatre

Written and directed by UVU’s Theatre Students

7:00pm & 9:00pm Student Theatre Theatre

UVU’s annual celebration of student written, student directed, and student acted work.

dance

Thu - Sat, Apr 7-9

Senior Capstone Dance Concert

5:00p & 7:30pm Jones Dance Theatre Dance

Celebrate the creative work of our graduating dance majors as they join their resources and talents to create a collaborative Capstone concert. Be inspired, be engaged, and be moved by this dynamic concert which showcases works of varied dance forms and styles created by UVU’s emerging choreographers.

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Thu, Apr 7

Chamber Orchestra

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Chamber Orchestra ensemble helps student musicians improve their skills by studying and performing serious concert literature in a small group setting. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

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Sat, Apr 9

Percussion Ensemble

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Percussion ensemble provides opportunities for performing in small groups of select musicians and studying music of various styles and periods. Come see our percussionists showcase their skills!

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Tue, Apr 12

Symphony Orchestra

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Symphony Orchestra ensemble helps student musicians improve their skills by studying and performing serious concert literature from all periods of music history. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

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Mon - Sat, Apr 14-16, 18-23

The Pirates of Penzance

By Gilbert and Sullivan

7:30pm Smith Theatre Theatre

The story of Frederic, who, having completed his 21st year, is released from his apprenticeship to a band of tender-hearted pirates. He meets the daughters of Major-General Stanley, including Mabel, and the two young people fall instantly in love. Frederic soon learns, however, that he was born on the 29th of February, and so, technically, he has a birthday only once each leap year.  His indenture contract specifies that he remain apprenticed to the pirates until his "twenty-first birthday", meaning that he must serve for another 63 years. Bound by his own sense of duty, Frederic's only solace is that Mabel agrees to wait for him faithfully.

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Fri, Apr 15

Chamber Choir in Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Chamber Choir ensemble focuses on improving musical literacy and vocal blending. Enjoy the harmonies produced by these elite student performers.

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Wed, Apr 20

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Wind Symphony helps musicians improve performance skills by participation in auditions, rehearsals, and performances. Join us as these performers showcase their talents!

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Fri, Apr 22

Women’s Choir in Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Women’s Choir ensemble provide vocalists the opportunity to study music of various styles and periods with a select group of singers. Join us as these student performers showcase their refined individual and ensemble skills.

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Sat, Apr 23

Deep Green in Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Our Deep Green ensemble provide vocalists the opportunity to study music of various styles and periods with a select group of singers. Join us as these student performers showcase their refined individual and ensemble skills.

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Thu & Sat, Apr 28 & 30

Opera Scenes

7:00pm Jones Dance Theatre Music

Explore the lighter side of opera in what has become an annual favorite for our audiences. Come see a collage of opera’s greatest moments brought to life by our student performers.

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Fri, Apr 29

Chanticleer

7:30pm Concert Hall Music

The reigning kings of male a cappella return to Utah with a repertoire that spans the ages to fascinate and enthrall audiences. Known internationally as “An Orchestra of Voices,” their breathtaking performances feature all genres of vocal music, from classical repertoire to jazz, pop, and everything in between.

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Fri & Sat, Apr 29 & 30

Ballroom Dance Spring Concert

7:30pm 2:00pm Smith Theatre Dance

The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is a premiere performance company. After competing on Dancing with the Stars, the group won the Mirror Ball trophy as the champions of the show's first-ever collegiate competition. The UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won four world titles at the Open British Championships held in Blackpool, England and performed in China. The company wows audiences and judges everywhere with their fresh choreography and enthusiasm for the art of ballroom styles in International and American, including Latin, Standard Ballroom, Smooth, and Rhythm.

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Fri & Sat, May 13 & 14

Alice in Wonderland

Anna Niedzwiedz Ballet School in Poznan, Poland

7:30pm 2:00pm Sat Matinee Smith Theatre Dance

The astounding performance spectacle of Alice in Wonderland has wowed sold-out audiences throughout Europe before making its USA debut at The Noorda. Featuring international and local performers, this fantastical journey of music, dance, and performance following Alice down the rabbit hole will delight the whole family.