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Well-Roared Lion: The Legacy of Chris Clark

Apr 1aug 31

Well-Roared Lion: The Legacy of Chris Clark

Virtual Event Theatre School of the Arts

Few people have had as big an impact on the UVU Theatre program as Dr. Christopher Clark. That impact extends beyond the national recognition he brought to the department to the thousands of students whose lives he changed. Learn more about his impact and then contribute to the Christopher Clark Study Abroad Scholarship.

Cinderella

July 21 – Aug 13

Cinderella

8:00 p.m. Link opens in a new tab. Theatre School of the Arts Sundance Summer Theatre

Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella is a reinvented Broadway adaptation of the classic Disney Cinderella. This contemporary take on the tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible,” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious, and romantic telling of Cinderella, with a touch of magic.

Dido and Æneas with Gianni Schicchi

Fri – Sat, July 22 – 23

UVAA presents: Dido and Æneas with Gianni Schicchi

7:30 p.m. Smith Theatre Theatre UVAA

Utah Vocal Arts Academy presents a double-bill opera extravaganza! Singers from across the US and overseas sing Purcell’s dramatic tale of lovers Dido and Æneas, who are parted by a sorceress’ evil plan; and bring to life Puccini’s comedic story of a greedy Italian family outsmarted by the clever Gianni Schicchi. Sung in English and Italian with English supertitles.

Rusalka

Fri – Sat, JULY 29 – 30

UVAA presents: Rusalka

7:30 p.m. Smith Theatre Theatre UVAA

Utah Vocal Arts Academy presents the classic fairytale as you’ve never heard it before! Opera singers from across the US and overseas weave a spell in Dvořák’s tragically beautiful tale of the little mermaid who loves a prince. Featuring the famous aria “Song to the Moon,” this opera will be sung in Czech with English supertitles.

walking

Aug 10 – Sep 8

Walking

4th Floor Gallery Art & Design School of the Arts

This show will feature the work of faculty member Marissa Albrecht and student Marissa Goade. Please join us for a public reception on Thursday, Sept 8 at 5 p.m.

utopia

Aug 17 – Sep 20

Utopia

6th Floor Art & Design Gallery Art & Design School of the Arts

A visual art exhibition in correlation with The Art & Design Department book project. Featuring a variety of work from both students and faculty that highlight human’s interaction with the Utah landscape. Curated by Holden Davis and Cecilia Olsen. The artist's reception will be held on Thursday, Sept 15 at 5:30 p.m.

Momix

Thu, Sep 8

Momix

Viva Momix

7:30 p.m. Smith Theatre Dance The Noorda

Known internationally for presenting work of exceptional inventiveness and physical beauty, MOMIX is a company of dancer-illusionists under the direction of Moses Pendleton. In addition to worldwide stage performances, MOMIX has worked in film and television, and now you can see them perform at The Noorda! In celebration of MOMIX's 40th Anniversary season, they will be performing VIVA MOMIX, a compilation of company favorites taken from all six of their shows.

art & design

Sep 14 – Oct 6

Disparate Threads

4th Floor Gallery Art & Design School of the Arts

An installation by student Hannah Liddell that explores the stories of queer people of faith. Please join us for a public reception on Thursday, September 29 from 5–7 p.m.

Khachaturian's Violin Concerto

Thu, Sep 15

Khachaturian's Violin Concerto

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Utah Symphony

The only criticism of the Khachaturian Violin Concerto is that it might just be “a little too much fun”—and Nemanja Radulovic, who has been taking the classical music world by storm, is exactly the right violinist to bring out its full range of delights. Bartók’s perfectly constructed Concerto for Orchestra gives each instrument moments to shine and Kaija Saariaho’s luminous Winter Sky is a gem of otherworldly beauty.

Heath and Dr. O'Flynn

Sat, Sep 17

faculty recital:

Heath and O'Flynn

2:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Kicking off the Music Department’s Faculty Recital Series, Drs Melissa Heath, soprano, and Jeffrey O’Flynn, clarinet, will perform Franz Schubert’s Shepherd on the Rock, D 965 and Christian Asplund’s My Private Body, with Scott Holden on piano.

Romeo and Juliet

Sep 23 – Oct 1

Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare

7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. (Sep 24) ●Bastian Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

Ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents, two young people will risk everything to be together. The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change. Will this spark a revolution, or will division continue to tear through generations? Enjoy this classic staging that directly addresses the issue of teen suicide.

Things Made in the Basement

Sep 26 – Nov 2

Things Made In a Basement when Nobody was Looking

6th Floor Art & Design Gallery Art & Design School of the Arts

Things Made in a Basement When Nobody was Looking offers a humorous, dreamlike, and thoughtful experience of collages and prints by master lithographer and internationally recognized artis Wayne Kimball. Based out of Orem, Utah, Kimball's collages are made from printed ephemera and sometimes added to small assemblages made from discarded boxes and other found objects.

Please join us for a public reception on Thursday, September 29 at 5 p.m.

Wind Symphony

Wed, Oct 5

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

A wind symphony provides all voices from a traditional orchestra using only wind and percussion instruments. That is, there are no string sections: violins, violas, and cellos. This is done by adding many more brass and woodwind players and percussionists playing both pitched and rhythm instruments. The sound of a wind symphony is unique. Some feel it has the characteristic sound of a large and powerful pipe organ. Yet the music is an artistically combined sound. Individual musicians intone their own separate "pipes" and percussionists create sounds striking a wide variety of instruments. This carefully blended interpretation breathes life into the composer's work, which in turn communicates in a way that only fine music can. Enjoy UVU’s Wind Symphony tonight for a unique classical music experience.

A&D Lecture: Ana Samoylova

Thu, Oct 6

A&D Lecture: Anastasia Samoylova

7:00 p.m. Smith Theatre Art & Design School of the Arts

Join us for a lecture in The Noorda Center for the Performing Arts with our acclaimed guest. Anastasia Samoylova (b. 1984, USSR) is an American artist who moves between observational photography and lens-based studio practice. Her work explores notions of environmentalism, consumerism, and the picturesque. Recent exhibitions include Eastman Museum; Chrysler Museum of Art; The Photographer’s Gallery; Kunst Haus Wien; HistoryMiami Museum; and Museum of Fine Arts, Le Locle. In 2022 Samoylova was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. Her work is in the collections at the Perez Art Museum Miami and Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, among others. Published monographs include Floridas (Steidl, 2022) and FloodZone (Steidl, 2019). For more information visit: anasamoylova.com.

Choral Showcase

Thu, Oct 6

Fall Choral Showcase

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

From the earliest moments of humanity, we have raised our voices together in song. Our choirs want to take you on a journey through history and around the world. They’ll explore the entire range of the musical staff. Join our Emerald Singers, Deep Green, and the UVU Chamber Choir for an astounding evening of song filled with tight harmonies, extraordinary solos, and remarkable counter point. Always one of the most popular concerts of the year, get your tickets early to get the best seats.

Symphony Orchestra

Tue, Oct 11

Symphony Orchestra in Concert

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Attending a live symphonic concert is a feast for the senses. People love to be inspired and to share meaningful experiences together. Technology won't ever change that. The live experience provides so much more additional sensory stimulus than a recording. The sound is enveloping and rich. It arrives from so many different point sources. The intense concentration, physical involvement, and interaction of the musicians with the soloists and conductors adds drama and heightens the emotional involvement. Most importantly the audience recognizes that their own participation as involved, active listeners is a vital component of the whole experience. Join the UVU Symphony and be inspired.

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5

Thu, Oct 20

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Utah Symphony

Mussorgsky’s depiction of a gentle morning sunrise is juxtaposed with the vivacious work that follows—Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, known for its bursts of spontaneity and crisp expression. Andrew Staupe, praised for his immaculate technique, joins as soloist. Proving Tchaikovsky’s place as one of the Romantic era’s most gifted composers, his Symphony No. 5 takes us on a journey of haunting melodies, shocking climaxes, charming elegance, and joyful abandon.

tomas

Fri & Sat, Oct 28 & 29

TYE Center Presents:

Tomás and the Library Lady

6:30 p.m. 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. (Sat) BB Jones Theatre Theatre TYE Center

Adapted by José Cruz González
From the book by Pat Mora
Tomás, the son of migrant farm workers, meets a librarian who introduces him to the wonderful world of books. The stories enrich the lives of Tomás’ family and instill a love of reading. This is the inspiring true story of Tomás Rivera, who grew up in a migrant worker family, befriended a librarian in Iowa, and learned to love books and the places they took him. Tomás went on to a successful career in academia and became the chancellor of the University of California, Riverside. Adapted from the well-loved book, this play can be readily understood by both English and Spanish speakers.

mixtape live

Fri, Oct 28

Mixtape Live

7:00 p.m. Smith Theatre Music School of the Arts

Looking for a rock concert and a pop concert? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Join all of the bands and 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.

chamber choir

Wed, Nov 2

Chamber Choir in Concert

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Chamber Choir provides an intimate experience where you can get up close and personal with the beautiful harmonies of voices raised in song. Join them on a musical adventure through the serene and peaceful to the powerful and moving.

Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1

Thu, Nov 3

Tchaikovsky's piano concerto No. 1

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Utah Symphony

Performed by internationally acclaimed pianist Andrei Korobeinikov, Tchaikovsky’s swooning Piano Concerto No. 1 is the height of heart-on-your sleeve emotion. Augusta Read Thomas takes inspiration from the “biological ballet” of proteins in the human body for Dance Foldings, Ives craftily works “Turkey in the Straw” and other American folk tunes into his Symphony No. 2, and this wide-ranging program opens with Salieri’s entertaining overture to an opera about an opera.

Emerald Singers & Deep Green

Sat, Nov 5

Emerald Singers & Deep Green

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

When you come to a concert with our Emerald Singers and Deep Green, you’re in for a treat as they explore the entire range of the musical spectrum. You’ll experience humor, excitement, and amazement. Join us for an astounding evening of song!

Sō Percussion

tue, Nov 8

Sō Percussion

With Caroline Shaw

7:30 p.m. Concert HallMusic The Noorda

 

An “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam,” —The New Yorker. With a number of critically acclaimed albums, this unique band is celebrated for their vibrant percussion repertoire and numerous collaborations in classical music, pop, indie rock, contemporary dance, and theatre. Experience percussion in a way you never imagined. Not just percussion, Sō Percussion!

art & design

Nov 8–18

No Longer Marginal

8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 4th Floor Art & Design Gallery (GT 402) Art & Design 
School of the Arts

No Longer Marginal is a two-person photo exhibition by Mariela Pedraza and Isaac Long that shows you the light, the beauty, and the struggle of those that are rarely seen. The exhibition runs from November 8th to November 18th with a public closing reception on Thursday, November 17th from 5–7 p.m. in the 4th Floor Art & Design Gallery (GT402).

art & design

Nov 9 & 10

BFA Group Exhibition

4th Floor Gallery 6th Floor Art & Design Gallery Art & Design School of the Arts

Join our graduating BFA students as they share some of their best work from their time in the program. There will be a public reception for this gallery show on Thursday, Nov 10 at 5 p.m.

Postmodern Jukebox

Thu, Nov 10

Scott Bradlee's

Postmodern Jukebox

7:30 p.m. Concert HallMusic The Noorda

A classic take on modern pop favorites. Created by Scott Bradlee in 2011, Postmodern Jukebox has played over a thousand shows on six different continents. Now they are coming to The Noorda! Listen to pop hits as you have never heard them before.

Is There an Actor in the House?

Nov 11–19

Is There an Actor in the House?

A farcical, improv, commedia...Mish mash

Written and directed by laurie harrop-purser

7:30 p.m.2:00 p.m. (Nov 12) Bastian Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

Written and Directed by Laurie Harrop-Purser, and performed and improv-ed nightly by UVU students. New works Dramaturg - Janine Knighton.
A famous Broadway director chooses a very unlikely venue to raise revenue to pay off a Mob Boss. And he has to come up with the money - and the play - in three days.
Join our Theatre Department for an evening of comedy, improv, and farce. You may not know what to expect going in, but you can be guaranteed you’ll leave laughing. Come for an evening of fun and merriment!

Dialogue on Inclusion: Is Gender Exploding?

Wed, Nov 16

Dialogue on Inclusion: Is Gender Exploding?

4:00 p.m. Nu Skin Recital Hall School of the Arts

Kathryn Bond Stockton is Distinguished Professor of English, former Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, and inaugural Dean of the School for Cultural & Social Transformation at the University of Utah, where she teaches queer theory, theories of race and racialized gender, and twentieth-century literature and film. Two of her books—Beautiful Bottom, Beautiful Shame: Where “Black” Meets “Queer” and The Queer Child (Duke University Press)—were national finalists for the Lambda Literary Award in LGBT Studies. In addition, her recent book Making Out (NYU Press) was a 2020 national finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Award for memoir. Her forthcoming book (with MIT Press) is entitled Gender(s) and she has also authored God Between Their Lips (Stanford University Press).

Tales of Hoffman

Nov 16–19

Opera: Tales of Hoffmann

7:00 p.m. Smith Theatre Music School of the Arts

By Jacques Offenbach

An Opéra Fantastique!

Follow along with the wistful poet Hoffmann as he shares three tales of his disastrous love life. Each tale is full of magic, mystery, and fantasy. Ultimately each romance fails due to Hoffman’s tragic flaw of never truly seeing the women he loves (or himself) clearly. A classic story still very relevant for the Tinder generation.

Symphony Orchestra

Tue, Nov 29

Symphony Orchestra

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Attending a live symphonic concert is a feast for the senses. People love to be inspired and to share meaningful experiences together. Technology won't ever change that. The live experience provides so much more additional sensory stimulus than a recording. The sound is enveloping and rich. It arrives from so many different point sources. The intense concentration, physical involvement and interaction of the musicians with the soloists and conductors adds drama and heightens the emotional involvement. Most importantly the audience recognizes that their own participation as involved, active listeners is a vital component of the whole experience. Join the UVU Symphony and be inspired.

art & design

Nov 30–Dec 8

BFA Group Exhibition

4th Floor Gallery 6th Floor Art & Design Gallery Art & Design School of the Arts

Join our graduating BFA students as they share some of their best work from their time in the program. There will be a public reception for this gallery show on Thursday, Dec 1st at 5 p.m.

Jazz Orchestra and Commercial Music

Wed, Nov 30

Jazz Orchestra

and Commercial Music

Showcase 

 

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

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!

This One Goes Out To...

Dec 1–3

This one goes out to...

Synergy Dance Company in concert

7:30 p.m. BB Jones Theatre Dance School of the Arts

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. The company members are dynamic performers as well as imaginative choreographers who present dance as a wonderfully diverse and lively performance art. Don’t miss out on this exciting evening of beauty and power.

UVU Music presents Sounds of the Season. Special guests: Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra and Desert Hills High School (St. George).

Fri, Dec 2

Sounds of the Season

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

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.

UVU Department of Music:

  • UVU Faculty Wind Quintet (Jeff O’Flynn, coordinator)
  • UVU Jazz Orchestra (David Baker, director)
  • UVU Chamber Choir (Reed Criddle, conductor)
  • UVU Deep Green (Reed Criddle, conductor)
  • UVU Emerald Singers (Sterling Keyes, conductor)

Special guests:

  • Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra (John Pew, conductor)
  • Desert Hills High School Chamber Singers (St. George) (Joseph Woolf, conductor)
Eileen Ivers

Sat, Dec 3

Eileen Ivers

A Joyful Christmas

7:30 p.m. Concert HallMusic The Noorda

This Irish-American fiddler was one of the original music stars of Riverdance, has been awarded a Grammy, and nominated for an Emmy, and has played with superstars Sting, Hall and Oates, The Chieftains, and Patti Smith, to name a few. This December, she will grace The Noorda stage with a Christmas concert.

UVU Music presents Precussions Ensemble

Tue, Dec 6

Percussion Ensemble

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

The UVU Percussion Ensemble presents music from across the globe, including Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, West African, Caribbean, and classical percussion styles. The ensemble is known for its energetic and engaging performances that captivate and educate audiences on all things percussion!

UVU Music presents Wind Symphony and University Band

Wed, Dec 7

Wind Symphony and university Band

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

A wind symphony provides all voices from a traditional orchestra using only wind and percussion instruments. That is, there are no string sections: violins, violas, and cellos. This is done by adding many more brass and woodwind players and percussionists playing both pitched and rhythm instruments. The sound of a wind symphony is unique. Some feel it has the characteristic sound of a large and powerful pipe organ. Yet the music is an artistically combined sound. Individual musicians intone their own separate "pipes" and percussionists create sounds striking a wide variety of instruments. This carefully blended interpretation breathes life into the composer's work, which in turn communicates in a way that only fine music can. Enjoy UVU’s Wind Symphony tonight for a unique classical music experience.

Mariachi Los Camperos

Thu, Dec 8

Mariachi Los Camperos

7:30 p.m. Concert HallMusic The Noorda

One of the most popular mariachi ensembles in the world, they were the first ever to perform at Carnegie Hall in 1964. This Grammy Award- winning group has performed for over 60 years on stage and television, and this December, they will bring their innovative mariachi to Utah Valley for a Christmas concert. ¡Viva México!

Winter Wonderland

Dec 9 & 10

Ballroom dance company: Dancing in a Winter Wonderland

7:30 p.m.2:00 p.m. (Dec 10) Smith Theatre Dance School of the Arts

The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is a premier ballroom dance company which won 2 more titles this June in the Open British Formation Championships at Blackpool, England, bringing UVU’s total wins to 6. In addition, the UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won 2 USADance National Formation Championships as well as DWTS Collegiate Championships to win the mirror ball trophy in the shows first ever collegiate championship. The company wows audiences and judges around the world with their fresh choreography, attention to technique, and enthusiasm for the art of ballroom styles in International and American, including Latin, Standard Ballroom, Smooth and Rhythm.

Faculty Art Exhibition

Oct 4–Dec 10

Faculty Art Exhibition

Online UVU Museum of Art at Lakemount School of the Arts

The UVU Museum of Art is proud to present the 2022 Faculty Art Exhibition, featuring new works from faculty engaged in all areas of artistic endeavor.

Soulful Holiday

Thu, Dec 15

A Soulful Holiday with
the Utah Symphony

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Utah Symphony

This year, celebrate the holidays at The Noorda as the Utah Symphony welcomes Broadway star and Postmodern Jukebox member Morgan James back. Hailed by The Wall Street Journal as one of “the most promising young vocalist [of] this century,” Morgan will lift your spirits with a soulful twist on your favorite holiday tunes. Teddy Abrams, one of the most innovative and provocative conductors of our time, leads the program.

music

Thu, Jan 12

Faculty Recital:

Fairbanks & Demske

7:00 p.m. Nu Skin Recital Hall Music School of the Arts

Faculty artists Donna Fairbanks and Hilary Demske will perform music for the violin and piano by Czech composers Janáček, Smetana, and Dvořák. Their program will include pieces they recently performed in Prague and Brno in the Czech Republic. Come enjoy this evening of extraordinary music that is infused with the traditions and flair of Czech culture.

Jessica Vosk

Wed, Jan 25

Jessica Vosk

Musical direction by mary-mitchell campbell

7:30 p.m. Concert HallMusic The Noorda

From Wicked to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and everything in between, Jessica Vosk is a consummate Broadway performer. Jessica made her Carnegie Hall debut in November 2021 in a sold-out solo show titled My Golden Age. Her dazzling voice will delight the whole family!

jessicavosk.com

Peking Acrobats

Wed, Feb 1

The Peking Acrobats

6:30 p.m. Smith Theatre Dance The Noorda

Defying gravity with amazing displays of strength, flexibility, and power, this troupe pushes the limits of human ability. Their act includes expertly executed trick-cycling, precision tumbling, contortion, and gymnastics. Bring the whole family to witness this rich and ancient folk art tradition.

Patti LuPone

SAT, Feb 4

Patti LuPone

Don't Monkey With Broadway

Directed By Scott Wittman
Musical Director Joseph Thalken

7:30 p.m. Concert HallMusic The Noorda

Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award winning Patti LuPone brings her phenomenal talent to UVU with an exciting evening celebrating her life and career on Broadway. Patti LuPone embodies the true stage chanteuse. This is sure to be an evening you won’t want to miss!

Ailey II

Mon, Feb 6

Ailey II

Artistic Director Francesca Harper

7:30 p.m. Smith TheatreDance The Noorda

Founded in 1974 as The Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, Ailey II brings the classic and contemporary Alvin Ailey choreography around the country and right here to Utah Valley. Considered a “cultural ambassador to the world,” Alvin Ailey’s choreography continues to explore the Black experience in the United States.

music

Tue, Feb 7

Spring Choral Showcase

7:00 p.m. Music School of the Arts

From the earliest moments of humanity, we have raised our voices together in song. Our choirs want to take you on a journey through history and around the world. They’ll explore the entire range of the musical staff. Join our Emerald Singers, Deep Green, and the UVU Chamber Choir for an astounding evening of song filled with tight harmonies, extraordinary solos, and remarkable counter point. Always one of the most popular concerts of the year, get your tickets early to get the best seats.

dance

Feb 16–18

REPERTORY BALLET ENSEMBLE Presents:

Hansel and Gretel and Other Works

7:30 p.m. Smith Theatre Dance School of the Arts

Be swept into the woods with Repertory Ballet Ensemble in the premiere of their all-new one-act Hansel and Gretel ballet, choreographed by RBE Co-Artistic Directors, Jamie Johnson and Christa St. John. The evening will also feature a contemporary ballet set to original electronic music and a performance by special guest dancers from the local community.

music

Sat, Feb 18

faculty recital:

Jeff O'Flynn

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Dr. Jeffrey O'Flynn served as principal clarinet of the Queen City Opera and has appeared with the Utah Symphony | Utah Opera, Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Opera, and the Richmond Symphony, among other ensembles. In demand as a soloist and chamber collaborator, he has presented recitals and classes in Utah, across the US, and abroad. He was the featured artist at the Hebei International Clarinet Festival (China) and the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico) Taller de Clarinet. He was guest artist at the University of Southern Mississippi Clarinet Day and has given recitals at the University of Arizona, Adams State University, and the Las Vegas Clarinet Day. Recent chamber performances include "The Chamber Music of Brahms" at UVU, and a concert at the International Clarinet Association's ClarinetFest 2019.

music

Tue, Feb 21

UVU Symphony Orchestra Concerto Night

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

An evening for music lovers, UVU Symphony Orchestra's annual Concerto Night features some of the best UVU student performers as soloists playing some of the best classical music ever written. 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 from all performance areas come together to meet that goal.

The Divine

Feb 24–Mar 4

The Divine

A PLAY FOR SARAH BERNHARDT

BY MICHEL MARC BOUCHARD
TRANSLATED BY LINDA GABORIOU

7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. (Feb 25)Bastian Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

At the turn of the 20th century, legendary French actress Sarah Bernhardt is booked to perform in Quebec City, but her performance is banned by the Catholic Church. The Archbishop sends two seminarians to deliver a letter to the controversial 'Divine Sarah' forbidding her to perform. The young men are swept up in the momentum of the theatrical superstar's visit and their lives are forever changed by the encounter. A compelling new play about the power of art in our lives, the horrors of censorship, lies and secrets, the destruction of innocence, and the oppression of the Church in early 1900s.

music

Wed, Mar 1

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

A wind symphony provides all voices from a traditional orchestra using only wind and percussion instruments. That is, there are no string sections: violins, violas, and cellos. This is done by adding many more brass and woodwind players and percussionists playing both pitched and rhythm instruments. The sound of a wind symphony is unique. Some feel it has the characteristic sound of a large and powerful pipe organ. Yet the music is an artistically combined sound. Individual musicians intone their own separate "pipes" and percussionists create sounds striking a wide variety of instruments. This carefully blended interpretation breathes life into the composer's work, which in turn communicates in a way that only fine music can. Enjoy UVU’s Wind Symphony tonight for a unique classical music experience.

ChangYong Shin

Tue, Mar 14

ChangYong Shin

7:30 p.m. Concert HallMusic The Noorda

First Prize Winner of the Gina Bachauer International Artist Competition, Seoul International Music Competition, and The Hilton Head International Piano Competition, ChangYong Shin is quite accomplished early in his career. His performances are passionate and inspired. He has received critical acclaim for his albums from WQXR, ClassicsToday, and Classical Music Journal Pizzicato.

music

Thu, Mar 16

Faculty Recital:

Cheung Chau

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Cheung Chau is Director of Orchestral studies at Utah Valley University and Music Director of the Utah Valley Youth Symphony in Orem, Utah. He is Music Director of Sinfonietta Polonia in Poznan, Poland, and is serving as the Resident Conductor of the Changsha Symphony in Hunan, China, for his UVU sabbatical leave for 2021 – 2022. He served as Music Director of the Bloomington Symphony in Minnesota, the Central Pennsylvania Symphony and the Manchester Symphony in Connecticut, as principal guest conductor of the Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra in Lublin, Poland, and held director of orchestra positions at the Haverford College and the University of Connecticut.

Mockingbird

Mar 17 & 18

TYE Center Presents:

Mockingbird

6:30 p.m. BB Jones Theatre Theatre TYE Center

Adapted by Julie Jensen
From the National Book Award-winning novel by Kathryn Erskine
Caitlin is an 11-year-old girl on the autism spectrum. Not all things make sense to her. Emotions are mysterious and voices are almost always too loud. Suddenly, she must grapple with the unthinkable: a mass shooting has taken her brother away. He was the one person who helped her cope. Now she is alone with her grieving father and a cacophony of children at school. She struggles to understand empathy, what facial expressions mean, and why a drawing might have more than one color. We see the world from Caitlin’s point of view. We struggle as she does. We also take comfort in the times when she finds a friend, draws a multicolored mockingbird, and can finally cry for her brother.

music

Wed, Mar 22

Jazz Orchestra in Concert

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

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!

music

Thu, Mar 23

Commercial Music Showcase

7:00 p.m. Nu Skin Recital Hall Music School of the Arts

Soak up the creativity as UVU's singer/songwriters share 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.

dance

Mar 23–25

CONTEMPORARY DANCe ensemble
in Concert

7:30 p.m. BB Jones Theatre Dance School of the Arts

Join us for a dynamic evening of live dance. Contemporary Dance Ensemble is a pre-professional level modern dance company, currently under the direction of Monica Campbell and Melissa Younker. This concert will feature the restaging of Shapiro & Smith’s iconic work To Have and to Hold, a world premiere from award winning choreographer, Yoshito Sakuraba, as well as premieres by UVU Department of Dance faculty, and emerging choreographer, Holly Perkins.

The Doo Wop Project

Fri, Mar 24

The Doo Wop Project

7:30 p.m. Concert HallMusic The Noorda

Doo Wop, dü-wäp, noun: a genre of rhythm and blues music that originated among African-American youth in the 1940s. This group reimagines classics from all eras and “DooWopifies” them. From Jason Mraz to Garth Brooks, this band, featuring stars of Broadway’s smash hits Jersey Boys and Motown: The Musical, puts their unique spin on the tunes for an authentic musical journey. Oh what a night!

music

Fri, Mar 31

Mixtape Live

7:00 p.m. Smith Theatre Music School of the Arts

Looking for a rock concert and a pop concert? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Join all of the bands and 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.

theatre

Mar 31–Apr 8

Short Attention Span Theatre

7:30 p.m. Student Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

UVU’s annual festival of student written, student directed, and student acted work. Always one of the most popular events of the year! Come for a celebration of the creative process in the theatre!

music

Tue, Apr 4

Percussion in Concert

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

The UVU Percussion Ensemble presents music from across the globe, including Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, West African, Caribbean, and classical percussion styles. The ensemble is known for its energetic and engaging performances that captivate and educate audiences on all things percussion!

dance

Apr 6–8

Department of Dance Capstone Concert

5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. BB Jones Theatre Dance School of the Arts

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.

music

Apr 7 & 8

Opera Scenes

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

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.

Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of an Orchestra

Tue, Apr 11

Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of an Orchestra

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Utah Symphony

Explore the age-old connection of creativity and technology with Philharmonia Fantastique: The Making of the Orchestra. Guided by a magical Sprite, see the inner workings of an orchestra as violin strings vibrate, brass valves slice air, and drum heads resonate. By the film’s end, the orchestra overcomes its differences to demonstrate “unity from diversity” in a spectacular finale! Philharmonia Fantastique was written by Mason Bates, and co-created with Academy Award-nominated director/writer Gary Rydstrom, and Academy Award nominated animator Jim Capobianco.

music

Wed, Apr 12

Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra in Concert

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

A chamber orchestra forces musicians to work together, giving them both more freedom of expression as a musician, yet depending upon the other members of the chamber orchestra for the music to synthesize. Be a part of one of the most intimate classical music experiences on campus.

Enjoy both ensembles together for a magical evening of music.

dance

Apr 13–15

Esprit d.c. Showcase

7:30 p.m. Smith Theatre Dance School of the Arts

Join UVU’s hip hop crew, Esprit d.c. as they showcase choreography from both students and renowned professional choreographers through Hip Hop elements of Dance, DJing, and Graffiti. Esprit d.c. is bound to sell out, so get your tickets now!

Lucky Stiff

Apr 14–22

Lucky Stiff

Book and Lyrics by Lynn ahrens
Music by stephen flaherty

Based on "The Man Who Broke the bank at the
monte carlo" by michael butterworth

7:30 p.m.2:00 p.m. (Apr 15)   Bastian Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

Lucky Stiff is an offbeat, hilarious murder mystery farce, complete with mistaken identities, six million bucks in diamonds and a corpse in a wheelchair. The story revolves around an unassuming English shoe salesman who is forced to take the embalmed body of his recently murdered uncle on a vacation to Monte Carlo. Should he succeed in passing his uncle off as alive, Harry Witherspoon stands to inherit $6,000,000. If not, the money goes to the Universal Dog Home of Brooklyn...or else his uncle's gun-toting ex!

music

Wed, Apr 19

Symphony Orchestra

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Attending a live symphonic concert is a feast for the senses. People love to be inspired and to share meaningful experiences together. Technology won't ever change that. The live experience provides so much more additional sensory stimulus than a recording. The sound is enveloping and rich. It arrives from so many different point sources. The intense concentration, physical involvement and interaction of the musicians with the soloists and conductors adds drama and heightens the emotional involvement. Most importantly the audience recognizes that their own participation as involved, active listeners is a vital component of the whole experience. Join the UVU Symphony and be inspired.

music

Fri, Apr 21

Emerald Singers in Concert

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Our Emerald Singers present an evening of energetic and powerful music. You’ll love their compelling harmonies and rich, complex counter point. You’ll experience humor, excitement, and amazement. Join us for an astounding evening of song!

music

Sat, Apr 22

Bass Clef Fest

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

Deep Green presents an evening of energetic and powerful music. You’ll love their compelling harmonies and rich, complex counter point. You’ll experience humor, excitement, and amazement. Join us for an astounding evening of song!

music

SAT, Apr 29

Wind Symphony in Concert

7:00 p.m. Concert Hall Music School of the Arts

A wind symphony provides all voices from a traditional orchestra using only wind and percussion instruments. That is, there are no string sections: violins, violas, and cellos. This is done by adding many more brass and woodwind players and percussionists playing both pitched and rhythm instruments. The sound of a wind symphony is unique. Some feel it has the characteristic sound of a large and powerful pipe organ. Yet the music is an artistically combined sound. Individual musicians intone their own separate "pipes" and percussionists create sounds striking a wide variety of instruments. This carefully blended interpretation breathes life into the composer's work, which in turn communicates in a way that only fine music can. Enjoy UVU’s Wind Symphony tonight for a unique classical music experience.

dance

Apr 28 & 29

Ballroom dance company:
Glitz and Glam

7:30 p.m.2:00 p.m. (Apr 29) Smith Theatre Dance School of the Arts

The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is a premier ballroom dance company which won 2 more titles this June in the Open British Formation Championships at Blackpool, England, bringing UVU’s total wins to 6. In addition the UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won 2 USADance National Formation Championships as well as DWTS Collegiate Championships to win the mirror ball trophy in the shows first ever collegiate championship. The company woes audiences and judges around the world with their fresh choreography, attention to technique, and enthusiasm for the art of ballroom styles in International and American, including Latin, Standard Ballroom, Smooth and Rhythm.

Cirque Kalabanté

FRI, May 12

Cirque Kalabanté

7:30 p.m. Smith Theatre Dance The Noorda

Cirque Kalabanté is a highly colorful creation featuring amazing acrobats and musicians performing their authentic choreography to the frantic rhythms of djembes and other native instruments of Guinea. This innovative group combines the diversity of traditional African arts with the virtuosity of the North American modern circus performance.