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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)

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

Symphonic Band

Monday, November 20, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Symphony Orchestra: Deux Pianos, Deux!

Thursday, November 30, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

The Symphony's "Season of Joy" continues with Deux Pianos, Deux, which highlights works from or about France – and with the help of French fur trappers a couple centuries ago, works about Wyoming fit this theme.

Mozart's Paris Symphony will open the concert, a bold work Mozart wrote especially for Parisian taste. It starts with a thrilling string flourish popular there, a premier coup d'archet, and proceeds with a strength that foreshadows Beethoven’s powerful orchestral music. Then the solo work for the evening actually has two pianists, having great fun with the Concerto for Two Pianos by Francis Poulenc. Written a century and a half after Mozart was there, it still appeals to French popular tastes, and though it’s more modern, it actually sounds like Mozart in spots. Oh, it also sounds like Danny Elfman's music for the film Beetlejuice in spots, according to conductor Michael Griffith, who will be on the podium.

Two Wyoming-related pieces are also on the program. First is music Laramie composer Anne Guzzo wrote for the soundtrack of Wyoming Public Television's, Wyoming Voices in 2005. Then comes Shiloh Ranch, a tone poem by Steve Reisteter, commissioned by the Wyoming Arts Council for their 50th anniversary earlier this month. It was premiered by the UWSO in Lander at the celebration concert. The performance will close with one of the most popular pieces in the French repertoire: the sensuous Bacchanale from Camille Saint-Saéns’ opera, Samson et Dalila.

Soloists for the Poulenc will be pianists Chi-Chen Wu and Theresa Bogard, both of the UW Music faculty. Praised for her "amazing playing," (Chicago World Journal), "symphonic, expansive texture of breathless virtuosity" (Historical Keyboard Society), and for making "the music come to life in a new way" (Early Music America), Dr. Wu has appeared as a recitalist, chamber musician, and concerto soloist in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Taiwan, China, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Boston Early Music Festival Fringe Concert Series, among others. Her concerts have been broadcast on NPR's Simply Grand Concert Series and on their From the Top. As a recording artist, Chi-Chen's newest album of Schumann Fantasie and Carnaval has won a silver medal in Global Music Awards, and her recording of the complete Schumann sonatas for piano and violin received two gold medals and was named in the Top 10 "Best Classical Recordings of 2015" on The Big City, New York, which included the New York Philharmonic.

Dr. Theresa Bogard is likewise an active performer combining interests in historical performance practice, contemporary music, chamber music and the music of women composers. She has presented programs in the United States, New Zealand, Australia, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Mexico, Bolivia, Brazil, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Taiwan and Singapore and is featured on a recording of solo piano works by Louise Talma. Sought after as a collaborative pianist, Bogard she can be heard on two recordings for saxophone and piano with saxophonist Scott Turpen, Johann Nepomuk Hummel: Chamber Music at Schönbrunn with Red Cedar Chamber Music, Eastern Gems a disc of flute and piano music by eastern European composers with flutist Nicole Riner, Music of Gustav Nolck for cello and piano with Beth Vanderborgh cellist, Chamber Music of Jennifer Higdon and Verismo Trio a recording of contemporary music for flute, saxophone and piano.


Theresa Bogard, piano
Chi-Chen Wu, piano

Happy Jacks

Friday, December 1, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

Antero Winds Wyoming Composer's Concert

Saturday, December 2, 7:30 pm
BCPA Recital Hall

Percussion Ensemble

Monday, December 4, 7:30 pm
BCPA Concert Hall

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