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Due to the enhanced safety measures while operating under the Orange restrictions (moderate risk), operations have changed at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts. In-person events may only be attended by UVU Students, faculty, and staff. General admission patrons and students from other institutions may still purchase tickets to virtual performances. We thank you for your patronage and look forward to seeing you when restrictions have lifted.

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The Importance of Being Earnest

Sep 18-19

UVU Opera Recital: "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Nicolas Giusti

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Don’t miss the American premiere of this Oscar Wilde classic. 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 an original Italian opera by award-winning classical artist Nicolas Giusti.

The Importance of Being Earnest will be performed "in concert" with a minimal number of singers on stage and accompanied by the composer on the piano.

She Kills Monsters

Oct 1-3

She Kills Monsters:
Virtual Realms by Qui Nguyen

Online Stream Theatre

She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she finds herself catapulted into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was her sister’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies and nasty ogres, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

The link for this streamed event will be emailed to ticket holders. Even though this is a virtual, streamed event, tickets are for a specific date and time and are non-transferable to other performances. Please ensure you purchases tickets for a date and time when you are available.

Oct 8-10

UVU Theatre Presents:
“Stories in an Isolated Age”

Online Stream Theatre

Have you felt alone? Is that something you look forward to as a time to refresh your mind and renew your spirit or is it something you try to avoid at all cost by trying to connect on social media even when you can't get a signal? Have you ever felt isolated in a crowd of people? Have you ever felt connected when you're the only one around for miles? Join the cast of Devised Apart as they explore these and similar questions in this original devised theatre piece filled with humor and heart created by the cast.

The link for this streamed event will be emailed to ticket holders. Even though this is a virtual, streamed event, tickets are for a specific date and time and are non-transferable to other performances. Please ensure you purchases tickets for a date and time when you are available.

Oct 13

UVU Symphony Orchestra in Concert: "Beethoven's 250th Anniversary"

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

The Symphony Orchestra is the premiere classical music ensemble at UVU, featuring strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. Join them in their first concert of the season to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. They will be playing Beethoven’s 4th Symphony, a very genial piece that was admired by Berlioz, Mendelssohn, and Schumann. In addition, the Orchestra will play Dr. Reed Criddle’s piano concerto called John Miller in Utah. The piece was composed for the opening of the Noorda Center and will be performed by Hilary Demske, the head of UVU’s piano studio. Dr. Criddle, head of UVU’s choir program, and Cheung Chau, director of the Symphony Orchestra, will both conduct this concert.

Isaac Hurtado

Oct 23

Faculty Recital Series:
Isaac Hurtado

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

The purpose of the faculty recital series is to give students an opportunity to hear their professors perform in order to build their confidence in the faculty as performing artists as well as teachers. Isaac Hurtado is the director of the Opera Program at UVU.

Dr. Isaac Hurtado has drawn critical acclaim for performances of over 30 leading tenor roles across the United States. Since making his leading role debut in 2004 with Festival Opera (CA) in the title role of Romeo et Juliette, his portrayals of Rodolfo in La Boheme, Edgardo in Lucia di Lamermoor, Werther in Werther, Il Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, Tamino in Die Zauberflote, Alfredo in La Traviata, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly, the title role in Bernstein's Candide, Ferrando in Cosi fan tutte, and Don Jose in Carmen, have demonstrated "money notes worth every penny" and "wonderful acting."

Nov 5

Jazz Combo Fall Showcase

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

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.

Nov 10

Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

Experience the colors of fall with an intimate evening of classical music from the UVU Chamber Orchestra. The program features the Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Mozart’s Divertimento, and music from Polish film composer Orawa Killar, written about the mountains of Poland.

Nov 12

Jazz Orchestra Fall Concert

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!

Nov 12-14

Momentum: Synergy Dance in 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 two Dance for Film works created by guest artist Brett Easterling and 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.

Nov 12-14

UVU Theatre Presents: “Leave Room for Magic: A Charmed Cabaret”

Online Stream Theatre

The sun sets just a few more inches and suddenly the everyday world fills with gold and blood. You look up, catching someone’s eye, and now you can’t imagine your life without that person in it. These moments of everyday magic serve as the inspiration for this evening of song and laughter. Feel free to bring the whole family to hear some of your favorite show tunes as well as some that will become your new favorites. You’ll leave with more room in your soul to catch those moments of magic.

The link for this streamed event will be emailed to ticket holders. Even though this is a virtual, streamed event, tickets are for a specific date and time and are non-transferable to other performances. Please ensure you purchases tickets for a date and time when you are available.

Nov 18-21

UVU Ballroom Dance Company
presents “Rise Above”

7:30pm Smith Theatre Dance

he 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.

This year, to support social distancing, the concert will be filmed and then shown to a live audience in the Smith Theatre. The schedule for the showings is:

  • Nov 19th
  • Nov 20th
  • Nov 21st

Nov 18

Percussion Fall Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

The pounding of drums is something every culture is familiar with from the steel drums of the Caribbean, to the deserts of the Middle East, to the drum set of your favorite band. Join the UVU Percussion Ensemble as they explore classical pieces from different cultures as well as reinterpretations of some of your modern favorites. The concert will be split in half between the newly founded UVU steel band playing songs of the Caribbean as well as the UVU Percussion Ensemble playing contemporary classical chamber music and musical styles and instruments from the Middle East. The highlight of the evening will be the world-premiere of Emma O’Halloran’s SHELL. You’ll leave with your blood pounding from the excitement of the evening.

Nov 19

Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

7:00pm Concert Hall Music

The Symphony Orchestra is the premiere classical music ensemble at UVU featuring strings woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The program for this concert will feature one of the greatest and most beloved works of the symphonic repertoire, Brahms's 4th Symphony. Come and enjoy a very calm and pastoral evening at the Symphony.