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Twelfth Night

By William Shakespeare

SEP 5 | 6 | 7 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14

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Shakespeare's comedy of confusion and gender swapping, in which Viola and Sebastian are determined to end up with the people they love. Shipwrecked twins are lost among love-sick aristocrats, unruly servants, mischievous pleasure seekers, clowns, and a puritan. With music as the bittersweet "food of love," all converge and conspire in this comic journey.

Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

SEP 17

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Each spontaneous, communal, music-making jam session is hosted by one of Utah's top jazz musicians. Traditionally, jam sessions have served as social hangs, networking opportunities, and friendly competitions - and at UVU, any professional, amateur, or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. A great jam session can be like a fantastic conversation, introducing you to new musical ideas and perspectives.

Urinetown

Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis

Sep 27 | 28 | 30

Oct 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

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In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage, caused by a 20-year drought, has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a hero decides that he's had enough and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom!

Fall Choral Showcase

UVU Choirs

Oct 4

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The Chamber Choir, Men's Choir and Women's Choir will perform an annual mid-semester showcase, highlighting a graduating senior soloist.

Pillars

UVU Wind Symphony

Oct 9

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The UVU Wind Symphony focuses on honing performance skills of students who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The group studies both classical and modern concert literature, honing the craft of being a sharp player as a part of a whole. Their concerts will sweep you away in the fantastical way only a group of talented musicians can.

Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

Oct 14

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Each spontaneous, communal, music-making jam session is hosted by one of Utah's top jazz musicians. Traditionally, jam sessions have served as social hangs, networking opportunities, and friendly competitions - and at UVU, any professional, amateur, or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. A great jam session can be like a fantastic conversation, introducing you to new musical ideas and perspectives.

Classical Giants

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Oct 15

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The UVU Symphony Orchestra performs a wide variety of literature from the 18th to 21st centuries. The Symphony's mission is to provide experiences that will enrich the musical artistry of students and enliven the musical community on and off campus. Students playing string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments come together to meet that goal.

Commercial Music Showcase

Oct 25

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This celebration of singer/songwriters will make you feel like you’re at the famous Bluebird in Nashville - and you won’t be able to tell the difference in quality. These poetic and melodious pieces, penned by students, will inspire you and get your toes tapping. The culmination of the semester’s work, this showcase helps prepare students for professional work in the music industry.

Paul Bunyan

By Tim Peay

Oct 25 | 26

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Young Benjamin tries to prove himself to a camp of lumberjacks. They teach the boy how to be a man by telling him the legends of Paul Bunyan; tall as a mountain and twice as strong! Paul’s adventures come to life in this play for the young and old.

Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

Nov 5

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Each spontaneous, communal, music-making jam session is hosted by one of Utah's top jazz musicians. Traditionally, jam sessions have served as social hangs, networking opportunities, and friendly competitions - and at UVU, any professional, amateur, or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. A great jam session can be like a fantastic conversation, introducing you to new musical ideas and perspectives.

Chamber Choir Concert

UVU Chamber Choir

Nov 8

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The premier choral ensemble at Utah Valley University, the UVU Chamber Choir is composed of thirty-two undergraduates who share a passion for collective vocal artistry. This ensemble, conducted by Dr. Reed Criddle, specializes in a cappella repertoire of all styles and periods. The Chamber Choir has recently toured Spain, China, as well as the East and West Coasts of the United States. Come hear their sweet strains in the new Concert Hall.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Based on the 2017 Newberry Award Winning book by Kelly Barnhill

Adapted by Melissa Leilani Larson

Nov 8 | 9 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16

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Infants rescued by the witch of the forest are fed starlight and delivered to new homes. But when she accidentally feeds one moonlight, the magic that fills the child inspires the witch to raise her as her own. Come see the story of the girl who drank moonlight, and her misunderstood, magical mother.

Mixtape LIVE

Nov 9

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A degree in commercial music prepares students for professional work in the music industry. The four performing bands: Sonic Exchange (pop), UVGroove (Funk), The Punk Project (punk) and a newly formed a capella group, showcase a culmination of a study studio arranging and production, film/media composition, and jazz/commercial performance.

UVU Jazz Orchestra Concert

UVU Jazz Orchestra

Nov 12

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The seventeen-piece UVU Jazz Orchestra is the Department of Music’s premiere jazz ensemble. In recent years, the Jazz Orchestra has performed with renowned jazz artists such as trumpeter Greg Gisbert and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Tia Fuller.

Balanchine

An Evening of Classics Featuring works of Balanchine and Petipa

with Utah Metropolitan Ballet and Repertory Ballet Ensemble

Nov 14 | 15 | 16

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Utah Metropolitan Ballet and Repertory Ballet Ensemble will present classical works by 20th Century masters of ballet. The evening will include George Balanchine’s “Serenade” and “Who Cares” (concert version) as well as “Paquita,” based off the work of Marius Petipa. Both companies will delight audiences with the entwining of extraordinary movement with beautiful and compelling musical scores.

South American Passion

UVU Chamber Orchestra

Nov 14

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Come join us for an evening with love and passion from South American, featuring tangos from Piazzolla's Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, and Villa Lobo's gorgeous Bachianas brasileiras, among others. The Orchestra’s mission is to provide experiences that will enrich the musical artistry of students and enliven the musical community on and off campus. Students playing string instruments come together to meet that goal.

Women’s and Men’s Choir

UVU Choirs

Nov 15

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Culminating concert to celebrate the semester’s work by the Women's Choir and Men's Choir.

Jazz Combo Showcase

UVU Jazz

Nov 18

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The perfect blend of individual creativity and collaborative interaction can result in incredible jazz music. UVU's jazz combos perform music from a wide range of styles and eras, and each ensemble has its own unique stylistic focus. Many of the bands perform music composed or arranged by its members.

American Festival

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Nov 19

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The UVU Symphony Orchestra performs a wide variety of literature from the 18th to 21st centuries. The Symphony's mission is to provide experiences that will enrich the musical artistry of students and enliven the musical community on and off campus. Students playing string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments come together to meet that goal.

Ballroom Dance in Concert

UVU Ballroom Dance Company

Nov 22 | 23

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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. Directed by Chris Witt and Tara Boyd.

Utah County Percussion Ensemble

Utah County's Percussion Ensemble

Percussion UVU

Nov 22

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Percussion UVU performs innovative and varied percussion repertoire in classical, popular, and non-western styles from the Baroque period to current world premieres. Their concerts are diverse and include music with great energy and vigor and music of the most delicate and subtle nature. Directed by Dr. Doug Smith.

Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

Dec 2

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Each spontaneous, communal, music-making jam session is hosted by one of Utah's top jazz musicians. Traditionally, jam sessions have served as social hangs, networking opportunities, and friendly competitions - and at UVU, any professional, amateur, or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. A great jam session can be like a fantastic conversation, introducing you to new musical ideas and perspectives.

Oh The Places You’ll Go

UVU Wind Symphony

Dec 3

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The UVU Wind Symphony focuses on honing performance skills of students who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The group studies both classical and modern concert literature, honing the craft of being a sharp player as a part of a whole. Their concerts will sweep you away in the fantastical way only a group of talented musicians can.

Synergy Dance in Concert

Synergy Dance Company

Dec 5 | 6 | 7

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Synergy Dance Company will present a formal concert to include choreography of two regionally or nationally recognized guest artists and seven works by members of the company. Synergy Dance Company explores the creative, technical, and performance realms of dance by producing innovative concerts of guest artists, faculty, and student choreography. The company members are dynamic performers as well as imaginative choreographers who present dance as a wonderfully diverse and lively performance art.

Choir Carols by Candlelight

UVU Choirs

Dec 7

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The choirs at UVU and guest ensembles present a holiday concert of carols in the intimate UVU Concert Hall.

Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

Jan 21

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Each spontaneous, communal, music-making jam session is hosted by one of Utah's top jazz musicians. Traditionally, jam sessions have served as social hangs, networking opportunities, and friendly competitions - and at UVU, any professional, amateur, or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. A great jam session can be like a fantastic conversation, introducing you to new musical ideas and perspectives.

La Traviata

By Giuseppe Verdi

Libretto by Franscesco Maria Piave

Jan 22 | 23 | 24 | 25

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Each spontaneous, communal, music-making jam session is hosted by one of Utah's top jazz musicians. Traditionally, jam sessions have served as social hangs, networking opportunities, and friendly competitions - and at UVU, any professional, amateur, or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. A great jam session can be like a fantastic conversation, introducing you to new musical ideas and perspectives.

Spring Choral Showcase at St. Francis of Assisi

UVU Choirs

Feb 6

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A long-standing and beloved UVU tradition, the choirs at UVU share an evening of vocal music in gorgeous St. Francis of Assisi Church in Orem with guest high school singers.

Concerto Night

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Feb 13

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The UVU Symphony Orchestra performs a wide variety of literature from the 18th to 21st centuries. The Symphony's mission is to provide experiences that will enrich the musical artistry of students and enliven the musical community on and off campus. Students playing string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments come together to meet that goal.

Repertory Ballet Ensemble in Concert

Repertory Ballet Ensemble

Feb 13 | 14 | 15

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Repertory Ballet Ensemble will be featuring an evening of mixed repertory. Works will include a suite of dances from the iconic Marius Petipa ballet, Paquita, as well as choreography by UVU graduates, Joni Tuttle-McDonald and Rebecca Vidales, and UVU faculty members, Jamie A. Johnson and Mark Borchelt. The evening will feature a mix of classical and contemporary dance styles certain to enthrall all audiences.

Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

Feb 18

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Each spontaneous, communal, music-making jam session is hosted by one of Utah's top jazz musicians. Traditionally, jam sessions have served as social hangs, networking opportunities, and friendly competitions - and at UVU, any professional, amateur, or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. A great jam session can be like a fantastic conversation, introducing you to new musical ideas and perspectives.

Mos.A.I.C. Hip Hop Showcase

Mos.A.I.C. Hip Hop Company

Feb 26 | 27 | 28

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Mosaic Hip Hop Company brings the passion and power of hip-hop to it's diverse cultural audience. As a company we want to promote hip hop culture as well as support an educational challenging experience at UVU. This year, our show is jam-packed with an incredible line up of performers including, singers, local hip hop crews, MC's, special guest artist and student choreography by Mos.A.I.C, you don't want to miss this fun hip hop show!

I’ll be Bach

UVU Wind Symphony

Feb 26

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The UVU Wind Symphony focuses on honing performance skills of students who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The group studies both classical and modern concert literature, honing the craft of being a sharp player as a part of a whole. Their concerts will sweep you away in the fantastical way only a group of talented musicians can.

Noises Off

Feb 28 | 29

Mar 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

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Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Trajectory

Contemporary Dance Ensemble

Mar 5 | 6 | 7

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Contemporary Dance Ensemble (CDE) is a pre-professional level modern dance company that provides 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 dancers are consistently featured in the American College Dance Association Regional Gala Concert, and have also had the honor of performing at the National Festival, at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Commercial Music Showcase

Mar 6

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This celebration of singer/songwriters will make you feel like you’re at the famous Bluebird in Nashville - and you won’t be able to tell the difference in quality. These poetic and melodious pieces, penned by students, will inspire you and get your toes tapping. The culmination of the semester’s work, this showcase helps prepare students for professional work in the music industry.

Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

Mar 10

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Each spontaneous, communal, music-making jam session is hosted by one of Utah's top jazz musicians. Traditionally, jam sessions have served as social hangs, networking opportunities, and friendly competitions - and at UVU, any professional, amateur, or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. A great jam session can be like a fantastic conversation, introducing you to new musical ideas and perspectives.

Senora Tortuga

By Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Mar 13 | 14

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This English/Spanish play celebrates two languages and two cultures. It uses stories from Mexican culture to give hope to a mother in a border community who struggles to raise her son and daughter. When a Señora comes to Pedro’s home and shares the fantastical story of the enchanted serpent and the Mexican legend of Cucuy, the boy learns life lessons from her tales of wisdom.

Jazz Combo Showcase

UVU Jazz

Mar 24

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The perfect blend of individual creativity and collaborative interaction can result in incredible jazz music. UVU's jazz combos perform music from a wide range of styles and eras, and each ensemble has its own unique stylistic focus. Many of the bands perform music composed or arranged by its members.

Short Attention Span Theatre (SAST)

Apr 1 | 2 | 4

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Join UVU Theatre for its annual celebration of student creativity with this festival of student written, student directed, and student acted 10-minute plays. Some of the most creative and unusual work of the year will be found in these short plays that combine together to create an evening of fun and enjoyment.

UVU Jazz Orchestra Concert

UVU Jazz Orchestra

Apr 2

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The seventeen-piece UVU Jazz Orchestra is the Department of Music’s premiere jazz ensemble. In recent years, the Jazz Orchestra has performed with renowned jazz artists such as trumpeter Greg Gisbert and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Tia Fuller.

Spring Cherry Blossoms

UVU Chamber Orchestra

Apr 6

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A celebration of UVU's global spotlight on Japan for 2019-2020, featuring Takemitsu's Three Film Scores for Strings Orchestra. The Orchestra’s mission is to provide experiences that will enrich the musical artistry of students and enliven the musical community on and off campus. Students playing string instruments come together to meet that goal.

Jazz Jam

Jazz Jam

Apr 7

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Each spontaneous, communal, music-making jam session is hosted by one of Utah's top jazz musicians. Traditionally, jam sessions have served as social hangs, networking opportunities, and friendly competitions - and at UVU, any professional, amateur, or student jazz musician is invited to bring their instruments and get in on the action. A great jam session can be like a fantastic conversation, introducing you to new musical ideas and perspectives.

A Tribute to Japan

Percussion UVU

Apr 8

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Percussion UVU performs innovative and varied percussion repertoire in classical, popular, and non-western styles from the Baroque period to current world premieres. Their concerts are diverse and include music with great energy and vigor and music of the most delicate and subtle nature. Directed by Dr. Doug Smith.

Senior Capstone Dance Concert

Apr 9 | 10 | 11

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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, be moved by this dynamic concert which showcases works of varied dance forms and styles created by UVU’s emerging choreographers.

Charlotte’s Web

Based on the Book by E.B. White

Adapted by Joseph Robinette

Music and Lyrics by Charles Strouse

Apr 10 | 11 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 17 | 18 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 24 | 25

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This play captures E.B.White’s classic story in a thrilling and theatrical way. Meet Wilbur, a loveable young pig who seeks to avoid the butcher; Fern, a girl who understands what animals say; Templeton, a gluttonous rat who can be sometimes be talked into a good deed; and most of all, Charlotte, the extraordinary spider who proves to be “a true friend and a good writer.”

Mixtape LIVE

Apr 10

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A degree in commercial music prepares students for professional work in the music industry. The four performing bands: Sonic Exchange (pop), UVGroove (Funk), The Punk Project (punk) and a newly formed a capella group, showcase a culmination of a study studio arranging and production, film/media composition, and jazz/commercial performance.

Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky Anniversary

UVU Symphony Orchestra

Apr 16

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The UVU Symphony Orchestra performs a wide variety of literature from the 18th to 21st centuries. The Symphony's mission is to provide experiences that will enrich the musical artistry of students and enliven the musical community on and off campus. Students playing string, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments come together to meet that goal.

Ballroom Dance in Concert

UVU Ballroom Dance Company

Apr 17 | 18

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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. Directed by Chris Witt and Tara Boyd.

Chamber Choir Concert

UVU Chamber Choir

Apr 17

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The premier choral ensemble at Utah Valley University, the UVU Chamber Choir is composed of thirty-two undergraduates who share a passion for collective vocal artistry. This ensemble, conducted by Dr. Reed Criddle, specializes in a cappella repertoire of all styles and periods. The Chamber Choir has recently toured Spain, China, as well as the East and West Coasts of the United States. Come hear their sweet strains in the new Concert Hall.

Poetic Inspirations

UVU Wind Symphony

Apr 22

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The UVU Wind Symphony focuses on honing performance skills of students who play woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. The group studies both classical and modern concert literature, honing the craft of being a sharp player as a part of a whole. Their concerts will sweep you away in the fantastical way only a group of talented musicians can.

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Operetta (In Italian)

Apr 24 | 25

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Gwendolyn loves Ernest, Cecily loves Ernest, and unfortunately neither Jack nor Algernon (the objects of their affection) have been entirely truthful about their real names. Watch this delightful comedy of errors play out through song - a unique take on the Oscar Wilde classic!