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Fall 2020 Virtual Concert Archive

The Department of Music  presented several virtual concerts and recorded pieces during fall 2020.

Those that are still available for viewing are archived below.

Fall 2020 Virtual Events


UW Symphony: The Orchestra Returns

October 1, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
MDT livestream from the BCPA Concert Hall

Dr. Michael Griffith, conductor

Nicole Riner, flute soloist


Ives, The Unanswered Question
Bach, Little Fugue in G Minor
Bach, Orchestral Suite No. 2
Akpabot, ‑ree Nigerian Dances
Schubert, Symphony No. 5


Photo of a violin, cello, and piano

Baroque Sonatas of Handel and Bach

October 9, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
MDT livestream from the BCPA Concert Hall

Buchanan Baroque features University of Wyoming Department of Music faculty Drs. Theresa Bogard, harpsichord; Beth Vanderborgh, baroque cello and gamba; and John Fadial, baroque violin

The livestreamed performance will include baroque masterpieces by J.S. Bach and G.F. Handel.

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UW Chamber Orchestra 

Sunday, October 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
MDT Livestream from the BCPA Concert Hall

Dr. James Przygocki, conductor

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Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, No. 4, A. Corelli              (1653-1713)


St. Paul Suite, Gustav Holst                                 (1874-1934)

Finale: The Dargason

Divertimento in D, K. 136, W.A. Mozart                  (1756-1791)



wind symphony

UW Wind Symphony: Heritage of the Band

Thursday, November 5, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
MST Livestream from the BCPA Concert Hall

Dr. Robert Belser, conductor

Our modern concert band was in its infancy a century ago, an emergence from military bands for pomp and celebrations, court bands of the Classical era for entertainment and outdoor muisc, civil war era town bands accompanying the local militias, and wind ensemble music written by composers exploring the newly developing families of wind instruments. 

The fall concert by the UW Wind Symphony will reflect on that history in presentitng a wide variety of chamber works for smaller sets of players, transcriptions as many earlier town bands would perform, and wind ensemble works by master composers.  From Mozart, through Beethoven, to Hindemith - with a little fun thrown in - the concert will as always be an evening of many varieties of good band music.

Following the concert, the Wind Symphony wil be recording Holiday music for later online broadcast in December.


UW Symphonic Band Fall Concert: On the Campus

Recording now available at:

Dr. Joe Carver,  director

Please join the UW Symphonic Band in our live stream concert titled "On the Campus." The performance will feature John Philip Sousa's 1920 march, which shares the same title.

The concert will take place on the stage of our Concert Hall, however, all audience members will need to attend virtually. We look forward to sharing an evening of music-making with you as we celebrate the opportunity to be together.

Pianist playing with jazz ensemble

UW Jazz Performances 2020-2021

Recordings TBA

Dr. Ben Markley, Director of Jazz Studies

In place of performances this semester, the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble will be releasing its second commercially released recording.

The album will be recorded in a remote fashion with the students recording their parts individually at their homes and then submitting them to be recorded. Additionally, many of the tracks on the recording will also come with a video of group playing the tune.

The recording will be released in the spring semester. The group plans to release videos of individual tracks as they are finished.

Other recordings will be posted as they become available.


Composed by Cedar Walton
Arranged by Ben Markley

Red-Light, Green-Light

Composed and arranged by Ben Markley
Performed by the Wyoming Jazz Ensemble

'Mon Back
Composed and arranged by Ben Markley

Soul Eyes 

By Mal Waldron
Arranged by Joel Frahm
Adapted for Big Band by Ben Markley 


Con Alma 
By Dizzy Gillespie
Arranged by Ben Markley


UW Jazz Emsemble II: Timba Mabo

 By Hilario Duran

Performed by University of Wyoming Jazz Ensemble II.

SAXOPHONES Colby Turpen Bradley Walgren Sara Ravens Sean Pinkham

TRUMPETS Tyler Longfellow Jalen Allred Gerrit Worthington

RHYTHM SECTION Rudy Woodward - gtr Tom Hartnett - pno Mary Maragaret Petix - bass Stephen Rodriguez - drums

GUEST SOLOISTS Ben Markley - piano Scott Turpen - soprano Andy Wheelock - timbales/congas



Photo of saxophone section

UW Saxophone Studio: I Wonder As I Wander

The UW Saxophone Studio presents an arrangement of "I Wonder As I wander" for your holiday enjoyment.



UW Choirs 2020-2021

Walking In Hope: A Virtual Choir Performance

Dr. Holly Dalrymple, Director of Choral Activities

Dr. Brian C. Murray, Associate Director of Choral Activities

This semester, the University of Wyoming choirs have been learning and making musical experiences together through virtual platforms.

All UW choirs (Collegiate Chorale, Civic Chorus, Bel Canto, Singing Statesmen) have collaborated on the virtual program of music listed below.

Because the choral art allows us to focus deeply on text and poetry, we have selected repertoire that embodies the ideals of strength, resiliency, and hope, as we find solace in our choral community.


Song of Wyoming by John Denver
Mady Lundblad & Tom Quinlivan


O Love by Elaine Hagenberg
Bel Canto
Holly Dalrymple, conductor
Beth Vanderborgh, cello
Kandice Gardner, piano


Amazing Grace arr. Robert T. Gibson
Singing Statesmen
Brian C. Murray, conductor
Erik Erlandson, baritone
John Fadial, violin
Beth Vanderborgh, cello
Kandice Gardner, piano


Sure on This Shining Night by Morten Lauridsen
Collegiate Chorale
Holly Dalrymple, conductor
Kandice Gardner, piano


No Time arr. Susan Brumfield
Combined UW Choirs
Kandice Gardner, piano

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