Children of all ages (including infants) are welcome at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Family Concert Series! The concerts are specifically designed for children and last approximately 40 minutes. In addition, there is usually an opportunity after each concert to meet the musicians and see their instruments!
The 2017-2018 Family Concerts are FREE—no tickets required. This is made possible by a generous grant from the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Foundation. We are grateful for their support.
All concerts are held in the de Jong Concert Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center on the BYU campus.
For more family activities, scroll past the concert listings for information about the BYU Young Musicians Academy.
If you enjoyed the family concerts, please tweet about it using #byufamilyconcerts.
Adventures in Opera!
October 28, 2017
Joshua Lindsay, director
You and your family are invited on an exciting journey to the amazing world of opera. Explore the imaginations of famous composers, poetic librettists, emotionally powerful singers, expressive instrumentalists, elegant costume designers, illuminating lighting designers, and much, much more! Bring your binoculars and see how captivating, fascinating, and intriguing the world of opera can be!
Jazz Makes Me Happy!
November 4, 2017
BYU Jazz Ensemble
Mark Ammons, director
Toes gotta tap! Fingers gotta snap! Bodies gotta move! Feel that happy grove! You’ll hear a trumpet that whinnies like a horse, a trombone that moos like a cow, saxophones that squawk like geese, and drums that sound the beat of the jungle! Come join the Jazz Ensemble and Mark Ammons for a morning of fun jazz music – sure to help you chase your blues away and get you feeling happy.
Pictures in Sound
February 10, 2018
Kory Katseanes, conductor
Move, clap, follow musical maps, and have a great time as the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra and director Kory Katseanes take you on an exciting musical tour! The whole family will have a wonderful time as you hear composers use musical instruments like an artist’s paints to create pictures in sound. After the concert you can visit with musical instruments of every “color”!
March 24, 2018
BYU Men’s Chorus
Rosalind Hall, conductor
BYU Women’s Chorus
Jean Applonie, conductor
Join the amazing BYU Men’s Chorus and BYU Women’s Chorus (led by their enchanting conductors, Rosalind Hall and Jean Applonie, respectively) in a thrilling and exciting exploration of the magic of singing. Your whole family will be spellbound under their magical musical charms!
THE BYU YOUNG MUSICIANS ACADEMY is a series of weekly music classes for preschool children and their parents. The program runs from September 2017–April 2018, and offers the following classes on Saturday mornings:
Parent/Toddler (20 months-2 years old)
Music Explorers (3 years old)
Music Makers (4 years old)
*NEW* Music Creators (5-7 years old)
Availability is limited. To learn more and register, visit childrensmusic.byu.edu.