Music Events

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Seating commences approximately 30 minutes prior to performance.

No one under the age of 8 admitted, including babes-in-arms; unless otherwise specified

One ticket admits one person.

Fall Choral Showcase

Oct. 5th


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Directed by: Conductors: Reed Criddle and Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by: UVU Chamber Choir, UVU Men's Choir and UVU Women's Choir

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
65 East 500 North, Orem Utah

Experience the annual Fall Choral Showcase as three UVU Choirs sing music to inspire, uplift, and enliven. You will thrill to the blend of musical sophistication, spirited presentation, and ensemble virtuosity.

String Sensation

Oct. 10th


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Performed by: UVU Department of Music Faculty Featuring: Donna Fairbanks and Cheung Chau

Location: UVU Science Building Auditorium at SB134

Delight to the flawless and irresistible enthusiasm of the renowned string faculty of UVU, as they create dialogue between the old masters and living composers. The brilliance of these performers will create an unforgettable evening of musical exploration.

. . . Something Old . . .

Oct. 17th


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Directed by: Conductor: Thomas Keck

Performed by: UVU Wind Symphony

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Ragan Theater

The tradition of something old is beautifully executed as we delve, back in time, to explore the exquisite masterpieces of composers from the Renaissance through today, with interesting twists about how old is defined.

When Voices Combine

Nov. 5th


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Directed by: Conductors: Reed Criddle and Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by: UVU Men's Choir and UVU Women's Choir

Location: UVU Sorensen Center Ragan Theatre

Just as facets of a gem can be exposed in a cut, facets of our life can be reflected in music. Appreciate the harmonies of UVU's Men's Choir and Women's Choir, combining for a beautiful evening of shimmering choral gems.

The Voice Within

Nov. 12th


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Directed by: Conductor: Reed Criddle

Performed by: UVU Chamber Choir

Location: Orem City Public Library
50 North State Street, Orem Utah

Where words end, music begins. The awardwinning UVU Chamber Choir performs sweet melodies while speaking universal truths about the human experience.

Ice Breaker Jazz Festival Gala Concert

Nov. 21st


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Directed by: Alex Heitlinger

Performed by: UVU Jazz Ensembles

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Ragan Theater

Swing to the grand finale of the annual UVU Jazz Festival, featuring the energy and creativity of the host band and the UVU Faculty Jazz Combo. Miles Davis said, 'don't play what's there, play what's not there.' Discover for yourself what Miles meant.

Christmashannukwanzadan?

Nov. 29th


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Directed by: Conductor: Doug Smith

Performed by: Percussion UVU

Location: UVU Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

Earlier and earlier each year, store displays of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas come together let's jump several steps further and party with music from New Year's Eve to Christmas, stopping at Valentine's, St. Patrick's and July 4th along the way. It's fun, and fantastic, confusion.

Movie Music Magic

Dec. 2nd


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Directed by: Conductor and Faculty Artis: Cheung Chau and Doug Smith

Performed by: UVU Symphony Orchestra

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Grande Ballroom

Immerse yourself in music from the 1940 and 1999 versions of Disney's Fantasia, including Dukas' The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Stravinsky's Firebird. Then, thrill to Szymanowski's lush 1st Violin Concerto with Polish violinist Blanka Bednarz.

American Popular Music Annual Concert

Dec. 5th


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Directed by: Faculty Advisor: Todd Sorensen

Performed by: UVU Department of Music Comercial Music

Location: UVU Sorensen Center Centre Stage

What is a jam session? A musical activity where musicians improvise without extensive preparation. This concert features the talents of UVU Commercial Music students, debuting original compositions and belting out popular picks. You didn't expect a pop/rock concert, did ya?

. . . Something New . . .

Dec. 8th


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Directed by: Conductor: Thomas Keck

Performed by: UVU Wind Symphony

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Grande Ballroom

Featuring newfangled composers worth listening to, join in as we appreciate something new. Of special importance is the Utah premier of Andrew Boysen's Whispering of Fields Unsown, a piece the UVU Wind Symphony commissioned.

Travel Through Gilbert and Sullivan

Dec. 9th


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Directed by: Conductor: Isaac Hurtado

Performed by: UVU Opera Workshop

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Ragan Theater

Tickle with laughter as the UVU Opera Workshop performers take you on a journey through Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, and The Gondoliers. You'll be holding your sides as you're rolling in the aisles.

Opera Goes to the Movies

Dec. 10th


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Directed by: Conductor: Isaac Hurtado

Performed by: UVU Opera

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Ragan Theater

Experience this multimedia event, featuring operatic moments of celebrated films Shawshank Redemption, Life is Beautiful, Pretty Woman, Fifth Element, and Moonstruck. All renditions will be performed by stellar UVU Opera artists.

Spring Choral Showcase

Feb. 8th


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Directed by: Conductors: Reed Criddle and Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by: UVU Chamber Choir, UVU Men's Choir, UVU Women's Choir and UVU Concert Choir

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
65 East 500 North, Orem, Utah

Rejoice the arrival of spring with three UVU Choirs, performed in the warming embrace of Orem City's St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. Relish in this special evening of artistry, with music spanning numerous worship traditions and many centuries.

Concerto Night: A Classical Discovery

Feb. 11th


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Directed by: Conductor: Cheung Chau

Performed by: UVU Symphony Orchestra

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Ragan Theater

Commemorate an evening with the concerto competition winners, and special guests from the Lyceum Orchestra Program at American Heritage School, in a grand performance of Dvorak's New World Symphony.

Valentine's Day at the Rainbow Room

Feb. 14th


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Directed by: Alex Heitlinger

Performed by: UVU Jazz Ensembles

Location: UVU Sorensen Center Grande Ballroom

Swing back in time to the Big Band era as you dance the night away with your sweetheart. Feast on a delicious meal, then romance to the music of the great golden age. If you just prefer to dance together, indulge in the dessert and marvelous music. Special performance appearances by select members of UVU Ballroom Dance Teams.

. . . Something Borrowed . . .

Mar. 1st


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Directed by: Conductor: Thomas Keck

Performed by: UVU Wind Symphony

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Ragan Theater

Renewing vows we've made, we pick great music to adapt for percussion and winds. Jacqeues Press' dynamic Wedding Dance concludes this renewal of vows.

Haphazard!

Apr. 4th


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Directed by: Conductor: Doug Smith

Performed by: Percussion UVU

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Centre Stage

What makes this concert so fun is the brocade, patchwork and tapestry. The mastery of this haphazard collection of music, all in one concert, is incredible. The energy in this room will be dynamic.

Real Men Sing

Apr. 7th


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Directed by: Conductor: Reed Criddle

Performed by: UVU Men's Choir

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Ragan Theater

The UVU Men's Choir hosts a night of vocal music, bringing a lush joy to the ears in a magnificent collaborative concert with local Utah high school men's ensemble choirs.

. . . Something Blue . . .

Apr. 10th


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Directed by: Conductor: Thomas Keck

Performed by: UVU Wind Symphony Featuring UVU Faculty Artist: Hilary Demske

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Grande Ballroom

Rhapsodize over Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, with artist and UVU faculty member Hilary Demske as soloist. A bouncing finale to John Philip Sousa's Who's Who in Navy Blue, will conclude the joyful season for UVU's Wind Symphony.

Passion

Apr. 12th


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Directed by: Conductor: Reed Criddle

Performed by: UVU Chamber Choir

Location: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
65 East 500 North, Orem, Utah

Rejoice in Johann Sebastian Bach's musical drama Passion, chronicling the last week in the life of Christ, as recounted in the gospel of St. John. Celebrate this monument of the classical canon, in observance of Ash Wednesday at Orem City's St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Not Your Grandpa's Big Band

Apr. 13th


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Directed by: Alex Heitlinger

Performed by: UVU Jazz Ensembles

Location: UVU Sorensen Center Ragan Theatre

There is nothing more refreshing than recognizing a tune, remastered in a fresh, new way. Grandpa might tap his foot or hum his mouth along while the cool peeps will tap their iPhones, asking aloud: what is that song? Works by jazz and pop artists of today might leave you thinking what Chuck Barry said, 'The Big Band Era is my era.'

Women's Choir Invitational

Apr. 15th


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Directed by: Conductor: Cherilyn Worthen

Performed by: UVU Women's Choir

Location: UVU Sorensen Student Center Ragan Theatre

The UVU Women's Choir makes it sound so easy, sweeping you away with an evening of beautiful song. A plethora of local and regional women's choirs will perform with the UVU Women's Choir. Blended together, while singing, the choirs will sing with passion and purity of sound, pleasing all choral music fans.

American Popular Music SemiAnnual Concert

Apr. 24th


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Directed by: Faculty Advisor: Todd Sorensen

Performed by: UVU Department of Music

Location: UVU Sorensen Center Centre Stage

When the first Jam Session rocked so hard, we figured the second would rock the house harder! Come down, and rock out at our second annual rock/pop concert.

The Magic Flute

Apr. 28th - Apr. 29th


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Directed by: Faculty Advisor: Isaac Hurtado

Performed by: UVU Opera

Location: Heritage School
Loveland Performing Arts Center
5600 Heritage School Drive, Provo Utah 84604

When a beautiful princess is imprisoned by a powerful ruler, a brave prince with a goofy sidekick takes on an impossible quest. A wicked queen uses her magic to lure the hero into evil. Then, every now and then, someone breaks into song. Savor Mozart's masterpiece, performed in English, by members of UVU Opera Studio and UVU Opera Workshop.