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Department of Music

1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242

Fax: (307) 766-5326

Email: musicdpt@uwyo.edu

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

Check back often to see what's coming up next!

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

Tickets | Music Department: Pick 5 Ticket DealJazz Studies Concert Season 2017-2018 | Symphony Orchestra Season 2017-2018 | UW Presents


Civic Chorus and Community Band

Monday, April 23, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Symphony Orchestra: A Choral Trio Finale

Thursday, April 26, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Final concerts for the year are always bigger than others, but the UW Symphony really outdid themselves preparing this performance. Their season finale includes a guest trio, four choirs, two conductors, a boy soprano, and an anniversary! The Lysander Piano Trio will play Beethoven’s powerful Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello. All the university choirs will join the orchestra for two choral works: Leonard Bernstein's Chichester Psalms and Brahms' Nänie. The concert will open with the brilliant overture to Bernstein's Candide. Nicole Lamartine will conduct the two choral works, and Michael Griffith will conduct the overture and the concerto.

Leonard Bernstein was born in 1918, so the whole musical world is celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth. Chichester Psalms is one of his most important works, written in 1965 for Chichester Cathedral in England. By turns joyous, dramatic, and introspective, it's wonderful music for the most well-known psalms. Somehow Bernstein even makes music swing in seven-four time! His Candide Overture is a superfast, fun curtain-opener, with a love song also using a seven beat phrase.

The Beethoven is unique, a full concerto for piano trio (piano, violin, and cello) and orchestra. Its three movement – fast, slow, fast – encompass everything Beethoven’s music is known for: drama, power, thoughtful lyricism, and sudden contrast. The Lysander Piano Trio, a winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, has been praised by the Strad for its "incredible ensemble, passionate playing, articulate and imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours." These qualities have made the Trio a standout at other competitions, with top honors at the 2010 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the 2011 Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition (Grand Prize), and the 2011 J. C. Arriaga Chamber Music Competition (First Prize). The Trio’s 2014 debut recording, After a Dream (CAG Records), featuring music by Ravel, Haydn, Schubert, Joaquin Turina, and Moshe Zorman, was acclaimed for its "polished and spirited interpretations" (The New York Times).

In addition to the massed choral forces, the Psalms use a boy soprano. Since the age of two, Laramie's Teddy Hart has been entertaining family and friends with song and theatrics. Now eleven, Teddy enjoys performing in musicals at the UW Lab School and with Studio 253. Previous roles include the "Lollipop Guild" in The Wizard of Oz (age 5), "Bert Healy" in Annie (age 7), "Grandpa Louis" in The Faux News Blues (age 10), and "Lumière" in Beauty and the Beast (age 11).

Featuring:

Lysander Piano Trio, soloists
UW Choirs: Collegiate Chorale, Singing Statesmen, Bel Canto Women's Chorus, Laramie Civic Chorus

Symphonic Band

Monday, April 30, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Ticketed

Happy Jacks

Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall
Free


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Department of Music

1000 E. University Avenue, Dept. 3037

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242

Fax: (307) 766-5326

Email: musicdpt@uwyo.edu

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