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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 Singing Statesmen and Symphonic Band Present "Where We Walk"

Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Concert Hall

The UW Singing Statesmen and Symphonic Band present “Where We Walk,” Thursday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.  For tickets, call 307-766-6666 or go online to

Symphonic Band repertory will include “A Movement For Rosa,” “Irish Tune from County Derry” (Danny Boy); “Three Sketches for Winds,” and “Arabian Dance.” Conductor Robert Belser will be joined by guest conductors, Crystal Sieger and Herbert Herrera. 

The Singing Statesmen, Nicole Lamartine, conductor, will perform movements from “The Seven Last Words of the Unarmed,” rousing traditional songs, “Fre O,” “She moved Through the Fair,” and “El Hombre Armado.”  The men’s a cappella group Happy Jacks will perform pop and contemporary tunes.

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Lynn Harrell and Friends Concert

Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Recital Hall

World-famous cellist Lynn Harrell returns to the University of Wyoming to teach and perform as featured guest artist for the UW Cello Festival.

Directed by festival founder and UW cello professor, Dr. Beth Vanderborgh, the festival attracts students, teachers, performers, cello makers, and vendors nationwide for workshops, lectures, and masterclasses.

At 5:00 p.m., Michael Griffith conducts the Festival Cello Choir, the largest cello ensemble every assembled in Wyoming, in a free concert in the BCPA Concert Hall.  The day concludes at 7:30 p.m. with a special chamber music performance of “Lynn Harrell and Friends.” Don’t miss this extraordinary evening of world-class chamber music centered around perhaps the greatest cellist of our time. 

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Percussion Ensemble: Spring Concert

Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Concert Hall

The University of Wyoming Percussion Studio Presents the Spring Percussion Ensemble Concert, Andy Wheelock, Director, and Dr. Tiger Robison, Steel Pan Director. The concert will feature Steel Pan Music, Afro-Cuban Rhythms, and dancers from the UW Department of Theatre and Dance.

:Free and open to the public


Spring Swing

Saturday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Concert Hall

Join us for an evening of Jazz from the Great American Songbook, featuring the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble, Ben Markley, director, the Happy Jacks, Nicole lamartine, director, as well as Katrina Zook, Nicole Lamartine, Mady Lundblad, and Lora Sherrodd, vocal soloists.

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UW Symphony Orchestra: Van Cliburn Medalist

Thursday, May 2, 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Concert Hall

In 2016, pianist Daniel Hsu was at UW, playing Mozart’s Elvira Madigan Concerto with the UW Symphony. Just months after that he won the bronze medal in the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. UWSO Music Director Michael Griffith immediately worked to bring him back and is happy to present him to you at this concert. His repertoire – there really was no choice – is the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto. It’s one of the most popular of all piano solo works, and it’s utterly different from the Mozart Hsu did last time. It’s truly one of the great Romantic piano concertos. This was the concerto the Van Cliburn played when he won the 1958 Tchaikovsky International Piano competition, bringing the whole process full circle.

Mendelssohn’s music for Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be the major orchestral work on the concert. It has some of the most recognizable classical music ever written, including the famous Wedding March (no, not Here Comes the Bride; that’s from Wagner’s Lohengrin). The overture contains wonderful, sparkling music, a beautiful love theme, and donkey music (for the character Nick Bottom), complete with perfect orchestral “hee-haw”s. Other movements the UWSO is performing are the Scherzo, the Nocturne, and the song You Spotted Snakes. Singers from the Bel Canto Women’s Choir, with soloists Caroline Nardino and Brittany LaPalme, will be the chorus for Shakespeare’s song.

To immerse you into the world of Titania and Oberon, of Shakespeare’s lovers, faeries, and rustics, to help you understand the music, to set the scenes, and explain the action, Anne Mason will read some of Shakespeare’s lines before and after the musical excerpts. She is a professional actor, the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Relative Theatrics, and a graduate of the UW Theatre and Dance department.

The concert will start with John Adams’ Tromba Lontata. This is a fascinating four-minute piece, commissioned by the Houston Symphony in 1986. It’s the first minimalist work the orchestra has ever done. It’s tonal, and completely mesmerizing.

Daniel Hsu photo credit: Carolyn Cruz

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Civic Chorus & Community Band Spring Concert

Monday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Concert Hall

The Civic Chorus and Community Band present their spring concert

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Sonic Seasonings

Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m.
BCPA Concert Hall

The UW Wind Symphony presents its spring concert

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Department of Music

1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242

Fax: (307) 766-5326


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