Jul 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

The USU Summer Alumni Band consists of over 300 alumni of the band program at USU who continue to perform seriously following graduation, many as professional musicians or music teachers. In addition, a few talented students are invited to play, as are USU music department faculty members. Each concert features 45-60 of these Aggie musicians, all of whom donate their services and travel. The personnel changes for each concert depending on musical needs and summer travel schedules of band members.

Jul 31, 2019 - 7:30pm

Leroy J. Robertson's powerfully dramatic Oratorio from the Book of Mormon performed by the American Festival Chorus and Utah Festival's orchestra and soloists. Conducted by Craig Jessop.

Robertson was born in Fountain Green, Utah. One of his earliest instructors was Anthony C. Lund. He graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music with a certificate in Public School Music and diplomas in Composition, Violin (after studies with Harrison Keller), and Piano in 1923, the same year he was awarded the Endicott prize for "Overture in E Minor". Following his graduation, Robertson taught music at North Cache High School in Richmond, Utah and at Pleasant Grove High School in Pleasant Grove, Utah, where he also supervised music in the Alpine School District.

He is best known for his Oratorio from the Book of Mormon, which premiered in 1953. The setting of the Lord's Prayer from that oratorio was recorded by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and released as a 45 single on the flip side of the Battle Hymn of the Republic, which hit the top 50 charts.

No children under 5 allowed. No babes in arms. All patrons must have a ticket regardless of age.

Student / Children price tickets are available.  Patrons can call UFOMT directly at 435.750.0300 ext 106 or visit their box office at the Dansante Building (59 South 100 West Logan, Utah 84321)

Aug 22, 2019 - 6:30pm

Life, death, and rebirth. Mahler’s modest ambition to express the totality of the human condition journeys through love, hope, nostalgia, humor, despair, a face-melting shriek of death, and finally a glorious resurrection. Does it succeed? Alasdair Neale recalls his first hearing at age 13: “It rocked my world – I had never imagined music could have that level of visceral, emotional impact.”

Alasdair Neale, Conductor
Julie Adams, Soprano
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
American Festival Chorus, Chorus – Dr. Craig Jessop, Director

Call for Singers in 3rd-8th Grade

Students in 3rd-8th grade are invited to sing a special patriotic program with the American Festival Chorus under the direction of Craig Jessop and the Utah State University Alumni Band directed by Nicholas Morrison.

Click here for more information and to sign up.


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