Brigham Young University will present the BYU Chamber Orchestra Mar. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall, Harris Fine Arts Center BYU. Tickets are available in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801-422-2981 or online at byuarts.com. For those who are unable to attend, the performance will be streamed live at liveconcerts.byu.edu.
“The concert is guaranteed to be a fun-filled evening featuring music from American composers such as Bernstein, Copland, John Williams, Gershwin and more,” director Kory Katseanes said.
This performance is a preview for what the ensemble will perform on their upcoming tour to the Philippines this May. Brennan Tolman is a member of the ensemble and served his mission in the Philippines, Baguio mission. He will be accompanying the orchestra to the Philippines.
Tolman said the upcoming tour to the Philippines was part of his motivation to audition for the orchestra his senior year.
“Going back to the Philippines will be so much fun,” Tolman said. “I’m looking forward to dusting off my Tagalog. The rest of the orchestra is in for an amazing experience as well because the Filipino culture is so warm and friendly.”
Visit BYU Arts YouTube to see a preview of the Chamber Orchestra from one of the ensemble’s 2014 performances in Hungary.
The Chamber Orchestra is the most select of the five orchestras in the BYU School of Music. Comprised of 48 of the top musicians from the BYU Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra is the touring orchestra that represents BYU throughout the U.S. and internationally, making it, perhaps, the most widely-traveled university orchestra in the world.
Conducted by Professor Kory Katseanes, the Chamber Orchestra programs feature the great classical repertoire written for small orchestra from all musical periods, and showcase the refinement and energy especially suited to this compact ensemble.
While touring the Philippines in May 2017, the orchestra is pleased to appear with Broadway superstar Lea Salonga.