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The University of Wyoming Department of Music has a rich and varied schedule of performances throughout the year.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Fine Arts Building is now The Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA)

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UW Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band:Classical Winds

Thursday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Concert Hall

UW Symphonic Band and Wind Symphony, led by conductor Robert Belser with guest conductor Herbert Herrera, team up to present “classics” for wind band that are oft-requested by audience members, including well-established works with a bit of a pops concert twist, such as Vaughan Williams’s inimitable “Folk Song Suite, The Russian Sailor’s Dance,” Tull’s “Sketches on a Tudor Psalm,” Howard Hanson’s “Chorale and Alleluia,” plus much more.  Also featured will be UW oboe professor Jennifer Stucki in Eric Ewasen’s “Oboe Concerto,” new sounds that soon will be a classic. 

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UW Symphony Orchestra: The Dorothy Jacoby Concerto Competition

Thursday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Concert Hall

The worlds of competition and classical music meet head-on as UW’s finest student musician will be chosen at this year’s Jacoby Competition, named after long-time patron and UWSO supporter Dorothy Jacoby.

Six extraordinary finalists --two strings, two woodwinds, a singer, and a pianist--were chosen at auditions in the fall. Now, these exciting young performers will each perform as a soloist with the UW Symphony. A panel of distinguished judges will then choose the winner and runner-up of the Jacoby prize – significant cash awards. 

The Jacoby Competition never fails to be one of the UWSO’s most exciting events. This year’s soloists, and their repertoire, are:

  • Sophia Helmkamp, violin. Sophia will be playing the first movement of the 4th violin concerto of Henri Vieuxtemps. She’s from the Denver area, and a sophomore.

  • Kathryn Jones, soprano, a graduate student from Laramie. She is singing Song to the Moon, from Dvořák’s opera Rusalka.

  • Ross McIntosh, a sophomore violist, also from Laramie. He’s playing the opening movement of Der Schwanendreher by the German/American composer Paul Hindemith.

  • Mikayla Peterson, saxophone, a senior from Rock Springs. She’s performing movement one of the alto sax concerto by the 20th Century French composer Henri Tomasi.

  • Lilian Schmidt, a graduate flutist born in Monterrey, Mexico and raised in Houston. She is playing the Fantasy on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen, by François Borne.

  • Yi-Chen Sung, piano, a graduate student from Taiwan. Her selection is the first movement of the Third Piano Concerto of Beethoven.

While the judges are deliberating, graduate student Antonia Soria from Spain will conduct The Inspector General Overture by Steven Rosenhaus, after the farce by Nikolai Gogol.

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