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BYU music ensembles plan end-of-semester concerts beginning Dec. 4

Brigham Young University’s School of Music will present its Symphony Orchestra, the Wind Symphony with the Symphonic Band and the University Chorale in end-of-semester performances.

Tickets are available through the Fine Arts Ticket Office, (801) 422-2981, or online at byuarts.com/tickets.

• The Symphony Orchestra directed by Christian Smith will perform in concert Wednesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are $6.

They will perform the Mozart's Overture to his opera "The Impresario," Rodrigo's “Concierto de Aranjuez,” featuring guitar soloist and faculty artist Lawrence Green and Alexander Borodin's Symphony No. 2.

The Symphony Orchestra is the preparatory orchestra in the School of Music. The symphony shares the responsibilities of collaborating with the ensemble concerts presented in the school, as well as performing regularly with musical theatre productions.

• The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will join in concert Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall.

Tickets are $10, with $4 off with BYU or student ID and $1 for senior citizens or BYU alumni.

The performance will feature a guest appearance by the Cougar Marching Band Brass and will consist of a “Rocket Sleigh” by Delvyn Case, “Grand Canyon Fanfare” by James Newton Howard and “Under the Double Eagle March” by J. F. Wagner.

The Symphonic Band, conducted by Kirt Saville, is one of BYU’s full concert bands comprised of 85 musicians. The Wind Symphony, conducted by Donald Peterson, is BYU’s top symphony consisting of its finest woodwind, brass and percussion players.

• The University Chorale will perform its final concert of the semester Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the de Jong Concert Hall. Tickets are on sale now for $4.
The program is centered on the theme “Where Can I Turn for Peace.”
Conducted by Patrick Tatman and Paul Broomhead and accompanied by Juliana Bullen, they will perform music in celebration of the holiday season, including “O Magnum Mysterium” by Giovanni Gabrieli, “Veni Jesu” by Luigi Cherubini and “Adoramus te, Christe” by Eric William Barnum.

For more information, contact Ken Crossley at ken_crossley@byu.edu or (801) 422-9348.

Writer: Brett Lee

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