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film

Thu, Feb. 1

National Theatre Live Presents: 

Othello

6:00 p.m. Smith Theatre Film Noorda

Othello: Shakespeare’s compelling tragedy of boundary-defying love, thwarted by oppressive social barriers and meddling outside forces, is brought startlingly up to date by a stellar cast including Giles Terera (Hamilton).

This film is rated PG-13.

Small Island, Big Song

Mon, Feb. 5

Small Island Big Song

7:30 p.m. Smith Theatre Music Multimedia Noorda

This is a multi-platform project uniting the seafaring cultures of the Pacific and Indian Oceans through songs–a contemporary and relevant musical statement from a region at the frontline of the Climate Crisis. Both poignant and playful, the result is a diverse style incorporating roots-reggae, beats, grunge, RnB, folk, and spoken-word for, “One coherent jaw dropping piece” as described by Rob Schwartz (Billboard).

This performance is suitable for ages six and up.

Andy J. Pizza

Thu, Feb. 8

Andy J. Pizza

Speaking About Neurodiversity and Thriving with ADHD

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

UVU School of the Arts is delighted to host a talk and Q&A for all SOA students, faculty, and staff with Andy J. Pizza. Andy J. Pizza is a New York Times Bestselling Children’s Book Author and Illustrator, the host of the popular Creative Pep Talk podcast, an illustrator for places like the New York Times and Xbox, and a speaker at places like Sesame Street and Warby Parker. Andy shoots for talks that fall between TED talks and one man shows, with a focus on neurodiversity, thriving with ADHD, finding your sensibility as an artist, and how anyone can build a thriving creative career.

music

Fri, Feb. 9

Spring Choral Showcase

UVU Chamber Choir, UVU Deep Green & UVU Emerald Singers

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.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents: Sing and Swing

Mon, Feb. 12

A Jazz at Lincoln Center PRESENTS Production

Sing and Swing

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Noorda

Come celebrate the Great American Songbook in all its playful and sophisticated glory with Bria Skonberg and Benny Benack III, two of this generation's brightest stars. Featuring songs by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and many more, and joined by a who's who of New York all-stars, this is an unforgettable evening of singin' and swingin.' 

Suitable for ages six and up. 

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Strauss' Don Juan & A World Premiere with Principal Trombone Mark Davidson

Thu, Feb. 15

The utah symphony presents:

Strauss' don juan & a world premiere

with Principal Trombone Mark Davidson

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Noorda

You’ve heard of Don Juan. But have you felt the pain as he languishes in his ultimate solitude? Strauss’ Don Juan is a heartbreaking retelling of the lothario who searches for his soulmate until he succumbs to loneliness. The pain is exquisitely punctuated with the romantic melodies of Barber’s First Symphony, and former Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington also takes us through works that span nearly 350 years—from Haydn (the “father of the symphony”) to the world premiere of Quinn Mason’s Trombone Concerto, written for Principal Trombone Mark Davidson.

art & design

Feb. 2-15

Entertainment Design Show:

Stories We Tell

Artists' Reception: Feb. 15, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Gallery on 6th (GT 634) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by the Entertainment Design majors from the Department of Art & Design. More information on the opening reception to follow.

dance

Feb. 15–17

Repertory Ballet Ensemble:

Masterworks & New Works

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

Experience an exciting evening of dance presented by UVU’s Repertory Ballet Ensemble. Enjoy a wide variety of classical and contemporary ballet works including faculty-choreographed world premieres and contemporary masterpieces. Don’t miss the stirring tour de force The Curve by founding artistic director and resident choreographer of Complexions Contemporary Ballet, Dwight Rhoden and excerpts of two signature works, Italian Suite and Kettentanz, by the visionary choreographer Gerald Arpino. RBE is honored to be a part of the Arpino Centennial Celebration by performing these pieces. This collaborative concert will also feature the UVU Percussion Ensemble led by Dr. Shane Jones and a brand-new composition by UVU Commercial Music Professor Dr. Charlie Han.

music

Tue, Feb. 20

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 make this magic happen.

art & design

Feb. 21 – March 7

interpreting movement

manifestations of expression

Gallery on 6th (GT 634) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by students from the Department of Art & Design. An opening reception will be held Thursday, February 29 from 5:30-8 p.m.

Voctave, Corner of Broadway and Mainstreet

Thu, Feb. 22

Voctave

the corner of broadway & mainstreet

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Noorda

Voctave is an 11-member a cappella group whose singers have roots in musical theatre, contemporary Christian music, barbershop, pop, and choral music. They have multiple #1 songs and albums on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify, and the group has also ranked in the top 25 on Billboard Magazine’s charts.

This performance is suitable for ages six and up.

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Fri & Sat, Feb. 23 & 24

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

7:30 p.m. Smith Theatre Dance Noorda

The company’s foremost innovation is that dance should be about removing boundaries, not reinforcing them. Whether it be the limiting traditions of a single style, period, venue, or culture, Complexions transcends them all. With a singular approach to reinventing dance through a groundbreaking mix of methods, styles, and cultures, Complexions represents one of the most recognized, diverse, inclusive, and respected performing arts brands in the world.

Their performances at The Noorda will feature the phenomenally talented  members of UVU’s Repertory Ballet Ensemble and Contemporary Dance Ensemble.

This performance is suitable for ages six and up.

SOA EID 101

Tue, Feb. 27

School of the Arts EID 101

11:30-1:00 p.m. SC 213a School of the Arts

EID 101 is a continuous discussion-based event where students, faculty, staff, and alums can come together to learn about UVU's Equity, inclusion and Diversity (EID) efforts across campus and discuss what EID looks like within specific schools and colleges. These discussions focus on how EID effects the students within those colleges and schools as well as the university as a whole and helps attendees see how EID work can affect their daily lives within their education and as they graduate and move into their professional lives.

art symposium

Thu, Feb. 29

2024 Art History Symposium:

Crossing Boundaries

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Fulton Library Auditorium Art & Design School of the Arts

The annual UVU Art History Symposium will be held on Thursday, February 29, 2024, in the Fulton Library Auditorium from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Undergraduate students from Utah Valley University and Brigham Young University will present papers exploring intersections between art and social identity, art and fashion, art and philosophy, art and technology, and art and spirituality. This year's keynote address will be given by Elena Soterakis, an artist working at the forefront of biology and technology who is the founder of Beyond Earth, a bio-space art collective.

Gin Mummy

March 1–9

Gin Mummy

By Melissa Leilani Larson

7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. (Sat, March 2) Bastian Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

Gin Mummy is a drawing-room comedy in which a young Victorian aristocrat comes to terms with what she wants and what her family expects on the night of her engagement party. Also, there is a mummy.

We are pleased to offer ASL interpretation for the performance on Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the UVU Accessibility Office.

art & design

Dec. 5–Mar. 2

Absurdly Familiar

A Kent Christensen Career Perspective

Museum of Art at Lakemount

Absurdly Familiar invites viewers to embark upon a playful journey through nearly four decades of work by acclaimed artist, illustrator, and designer Kent Christensen. Christensen’s candy-hued and pop culture infused paintings of decadent desserts, fast-food feasts, and product populated skylines are both whimsical and amusingly satirical. The artist’s west coast pop aesthetic will be on display at the UVU Museum of Art at Lakemount from Dec. 5-Mar. 2.

An opening reception will be held on Dec. 5 from 5-7 p.m.

music

Wed, March 6

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 for a unique classical music experience.

film

Thu, March 7

National Theatre live Presents:

King Lear

6:00 p.m. Smith Theatre Film Noorda

King Lear: Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s "extraordinarily moving portrayal" (Independent) of King Lear on the big screen, a contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving, and shocking play.

theatre

Thu - Sat, March 7-9 & 21-23

In Good Faith

7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. (Sat, March 9) Student Theatre Theatre School of the Arts

In Good Faith is an original work that explores the complicated relationship many people have with religion, family, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Hear first-hand accounts from member and former members about how they are meeting this new challenge and how they talk with their families about their faith disagreements.

Content Warning: This is a devised ethnographic performance. Verbatim excerpts from interviews with research subjects furnish the performance text. As a result, our show contains sensitive content, such as mentions of abuse, that may be disturbing to some audience members.

The Sweet Remains

FRI, March 8

The Sweet Remains

7:30 p.m. BB Jones Music Noorda

Driven by strong lyrical and melodic writing, their songs easily appeal to fans of modern folk-rockers like Jason Mraz, Ray Lamontagne, and John Mayer. They have been featured in commercials, feature films, and television, as well as having their songs covered by numerous artists. Their lush harmonies harken back to super-groups of the 60s and 70s like Crosby, Stills, & Nash, the Eagles, Simon & Garfunkel, winning them fans all over the globe.

This performance is suitable for ages six and up.

art & design

March 19–28

BFA Group Show 1

Gallery on 6th (GT 634) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by students from the Department of Art & Design. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 21 from 5:30-8 p.m.

art & design

March 19–28

BFA Group Show 3

Gallery 402 (GT 402) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by students from the Department of Art & Design. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 21 from 5:30-8 p.m.

Trailblazing Women of Country

Thu, March 21

Trailblazing Women of Country

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Noorda

Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Dolly Parton revolutionized country music and blazed a trail for future generations of female artists. Trailblazing Women of Country, a five-member, all-female band will entertain and inspire with their tapestry of country music and their and unmistakably female perspective, with performances from soloists Miko MarksCountry Music Television’s 2022 “Next Woman of Country” and Nashville based singer Kristina Train.

This performance is suitable for ages six and up.

theatre tye center

March 22–23

In the Garden of the Selfish Giant

By Sandra Fenichel Asher

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

Witness the transformative power of imagination and friendship in In the Garden of the Selfish Giant. Join eleven-year-old Maggie and her new friend Brianna, as they act out Oscar Wilde's enchanting fairy tale and discover if they can write their own ending to the story. Experience a heartwarming journey of understanding, forgiveness, and the blossoming of resilience amidst life's challenges. Don't miss this captivating play that reminds us of the enduring magic of storytelling.

The Friday, March 22 showing at 6:30 p.m. will have ASL interpretation.
The Saturday, March 23 showing at 2:00 p.m. will be sensory friendly. 

music

Wed, March 27

Jazz Orchestra

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, March 28

Commercial Music Showcase

7:00 p.m. Nu Skin 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

March 28–30

Contemporary DancE Ensemble:

Ode to ourselves

7:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. (Sat) BB Jones Dance School of the Arts

Utah Valley University’s Department of Dance is pleased to announce its upcoming evening-length concert Ode to Ourselves by Contemporary Dance Ensemble. This show is a celebration of what is individually, collectively, and distinctly — us. Prepare to be moved by an innovative evening of choreography, technical precision, and expressive performances pushing boundaries of movement and storytelling. Experience a dance show incorporating set-design, video projection, music composition, captivating costuming and a live-musical performance on Opening Night.

The show will feature four original works by choreographers Monica Campbell, Kellie St. Pierre, Nichele Woods, as well as collaborators Brian Gerke and Melissa Younker.  

music

MON, April 1

No one Will Love As I Did

UVU Chamber Choir & UVU Deep Green

 

7:30 p.m. St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Music School of the Arts

Experience the harmonious beauty of UVU's Chamber Choir and Deep Green in a captivating music recital. Be captivated by their impeccable blend, rich tones, and dynamic performances as they explore a diverse repertoire. Prepare to be moved by the power of choral music in an unforgettable evening of musical excellence.

art & design

April 2–11

BFA Group Show 2

Gallery on 6th (GT 634) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by students from the Department of Art & Design. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 4 from 5:30-8 p.m.

art & design

April 2–11

BFA Group Show 4

Gallery 402 (GT 402) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by students from the Department of Art & Design. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 4 from 5:30-8 p.m.

music

Fri, April 5

Mixtape

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

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

Into the Woods

April 5–13

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

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

This Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim takes a look at the Brothers Grimm fairy tale characters and their journey after happy endings. A dark comedy that teaches us that getting what you want is not always what you need to make you happy. Follow the Baker and his Wife, Cinderella, Jack, Rapunzel, Little Red, and the Wolf as their stories intertwine in this popular Sondheim classic. 

We are pleased to offer ASL interpretation for the performance on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m., sponsored by the UVU Accessibility Office.

music

Mon, April 8

Chamber Orchestra Concert

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

Immerse yourself in the sublime melodies of The UVU Chamber Orchestra. Join us for a captivating evening of classical music as talented musicians come together to deliver a breathtaking performance. Experience the beauty and precision of this exceptional ensemble as they transport you to a world of musical brilliance.

dance

April 11–13

Senior Capstone Performance

5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. BB Jones 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 various dance forms and styles created by UVU’s emerging choreographers.

music

April 12–13

Opera Scenes

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

Get ready for an evening filled with laughter and musical talent as UVU opera students present a delightful recital of comedic opera scenes. Enjoy an array of hilarious situations and memorable characters brought to life through their expressive voices and theatrical performances. Don't miss this entertaining showcase of operatic humor and skill.

theatre

April 12–20

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 is always one of the most popular events of the year! Come for a celebration of the creative process in the theatre!

art & design

April 16–19

Graphic Design Group BFA

Gallery on 6th (GT 634) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by the Graphic Design majors from the Department of Art & Design. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-8 p.m.

art & design

April 16–19

3D Travel Show

Gallery 402 (GT 402) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by students from the Department of Art & Design. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 18 from 5:30-8 p.m.

dance

April 18–20

Esprit d.c. Concert

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!

music

Fri, April 19

Symphony Orchestra Spring 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.

music

Sat, April 20

Emerald Singers Spring 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 counterpoint. You’ll experience humor, excitement, and amazement. Join us for an astounding evening of song!

music

Mon, April 22

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 for a unique classical music experience.

music

Tue, April 23

Percussion Ensemble
& Steelband Concert

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

Join The UVU and Wolverine Steelbands as they explore Soca and Calypso, the traditional music of Trinidad and Tobago, as well as more popular music styles. This concert features international performing artist Tyler Swick as a soloist and composer.

art & design

April 23 – May 2

Illustration Group BFA

Gallery on 6th (GT 634) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by the Illustration majors from the Department of Art & Design. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 25 from 5:30-8 p.m.

art & design

April 23 – May 2

BFA Group Show 5

Gallery 402 (GT 402) Art & Design School of the Arts

Come join us for an exhibition highlighting work by students from the Department of Art & Design. An opening reception will be held Thursday, April 25 from 5:30-8 p.m.

dance

April 26–27

Ballroom Concert (Spring)

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

The UVU Ballroom Dance Company is a premier ballroom dance company which won two more titles last June in the Open British Formation Championships at Blackpool, England, bringing UVU’s total wins to six. In addition, The UVU Ballroom Dance Company has won two USADance National Formation Championships as well as Dancing With the Stars Collegiate Championships to win the Mirrorball Trophy in the show’s 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.

Joe Gransden

Sat, May 11

Joe Gransden

7:30 p.m. Concert Hall Music Noorda

The Joe Gransden 16-Piece Big Band is quickly becoming one of the busiest groups on the jazz scene. Smokey Robinson says of the band, “Joe has an innate ability to connect with an audience. His singing and trumpet playing are world class. Throw in his 16-piece big band and you have something very special!”

This performance is suitable for ages six and up.