• December 12, 2017 - 7:30pm
    University Chorale

    The University Chorale and Ko'olauloa Children's Chorus present their Christmas concert, "For Unto Us, A Child is Born," featuring guest performers from Kahuku High Vocal Motion.

  • December 9, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Piano Majors Recital poster

    The BYUH Piano Majors perform their semester-end recital on Saturday, Dec. 9th, at 7:30pm in the McKay Auditorium. Children under the age of eight will not be admitted. Free admission.

  • December 7, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Shaka Steel and Ka Pa Kani Ko'ele O La'ie

    The Polynesian Drum Ensemble (Ka Pa Kani Ko'ele O La'ie) and Shaka Steel combine in an evening of the music of oceania. McKay Auditorium, Dec. 7, 2017, 7:30pm. Free admission. This is a children-friendly concert.

  • December 5, 2017 - 7:30pm
    North Shore Symphonic Winds Orchestra

    The North Shore Symphonic Winds Orchestra and the BYUH Chamber Orchestra combine in a concert of classics. Tuesday, Dec. 5th at 7:30pm in the McKay Auditorium. This concert is suitable for children eight and older. Free admission.

  • December 2, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Concert Choir

    Enjoy the sounds of the season with BYUH Concert Choir on Saturday, December 2nd at 7:30pm in the McKay Auditorium. Free Admission. Appropriate for children over six years of age.

  • November 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Salsa Orchestra

    Come dance in the aisles to the tunes of The BYUH Salsa Orchestra on Thursday, November 30 at 7:30pm in the McKay Auditorium. Free Admission. Children may attend.

  • November 28, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Brass Band

    The BYUH Street Band takes to the stage on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 7:30pm in the McKay Auditorium. Come enjoy an evening of New Orleans-style street band music, combined with this ensemble's unique flavors and twists--it's sure to be an eventful evening!

  • November 22, 2017 - 7:30am
    Evening of Concertos poster

    2017 Evening of Concertos Concert BYU-Hawai‘i

    On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the McKay Auditorium, the BYU-H Music Department presents An Evening of Concertos, featuring the BYUH Concert Choir, Kahuku High School's Vocal Motion singers, members of the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra [HSO], musicians from the BYUH Chamber Orchestra, and the 2017 Concerto Competition winners: Hikaru Imaizumi (piano), Kaitlyn Bourne (soprano), Sun Mi Jin (violin), Parker Stockford (marimba), and Lawrence Laureano (tenor).

    A much-anticipated event, this program brings together aspiring young artists and seasoned professionals to perform dazzling virtuoso works from the classical, contemporary, and sacred-choral traditions. The orchestra includes HSO professionals, student-instrumentalists from BYUH, and faculty members from the Department of Music and Theatre. Maestro Ernest Taniguchi will lead the combined choir in Gerald Finzi's Lo, the full, final sacrifice and the student-soloists in their performances of concerto movements or arias by Prokofiev, Donizetti, Tchaikovsky, Ewazen, and Menken.

    The association between the BYU-H Music Department and HSO began several decades ago when Dr. James A. Smith, then director of the choral/vocal program, hired musicians to perform oratorios with the Concert Choir. The concerto competition was added in 1998, giving pianists, instrumentalists, and singers the opportunity to solo with an orchestra of professionals. This year's concert is the eighth in the series, each of which has been organized by Dr. Scott McCarrey. The 2017 competition selection committee was comprised of faculty and special instructors from the BYUH Music Department.


    Concert ChoirFrom New York's Carnegie Hall to venues across northern China, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, the BYUH Concert Choir, under the direction of Professor Michael Belnap, has delighted audiences with its repertoire of spirituals, musical theater pieces, lively folk-arrangements, and sacred music.


    Vocal MotionVocal Motion, under the direction of Esther Macy, is the premiere vocal ensemble at Kahuku High School. Students are selected by audition and sing advanced choral literature from a variety of genres. They have earned numerous awards over the past fifteen years, including first place at the Anaheim Heritage Festival in 2016. This year's group will perform at Carnegie Hall alongside featured high-school choirs from across the United States.

    Ernest TaniguchiErnest Taniguchi is currently Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra and the North Shore Symphonic Wind Orchestra at BYUH. Previously he has served as Music Director and Guest Conductor of the Honolulu Wind Ensemble, and has conducted musical theatre for Army Community Theatre and Manoa Valley Theatre, garnering a 2007 Po’okela Award for Best Music Direction. Presently Mr. Taniguchi is one of several directors of the Hawaii Symphonic Band. He has studied with Maestro Takashi Asahina (1908–2001), Music Director of the Osaka Philharmonic. With Maestro Antoni Wit (b. 1944), former Artistic Director of the Warsaw Philharmonic and current Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, he served as his assistant in St. Petersburg, Russia, Krakow, Poland, and in Indianapolis. Mr. Taniguchi has also served as Director of the Kahuku High School "Pride of the North Shore" Symphonic Band and Assistant Director of the inaugural Hawaii All-State Marching Band at the 2003 Tournament of Roses Parade. He has conducted workshops for members of the National Philharmonic of Jamaica and has been invited to guest conduct in the near future. Mr. Taniguchi has previously worked with musicians of the HSO in An Evening of Concertos (2015) and Songs of the Seven Seas (2016) concerts on the campus of BYUH.

    Musicians of the Hawaii Symphony OrchestraThe Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra, formerly known as the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra, was founded in 1900. [It] is the second oldest orchestra in the USA west of the Rocky Mountains. Originally housed in a clubhouse on the slopes of Punchbowl, the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra now plays from the Neal S. Blaisdell Concert Hall in downtown Honolulu (, accessed October 31, 2015).

    Hikaru ImaizumiHikaru Imaizumi is a senior majoring in piano performance. Originally from Nagoya, Japan, she began piano lessons at the age of three as a student of Setsuko Endo. She currently studies with Dr. Scott McCarrey. 



    Kaitlyn BourneKnown for her passionate and powerful performances, soprano Kaitlyn Bourne recently returned from singing and studying in Italy with the Lorenzo Malfatti Academia Vocale. While there she performed opera scenes from Così fan tutte and Incoronzaione di Poppea, and gave solo performances at numerous venues, including Puccini's summer home. Kaitlyn recently graduated from BYUH with a degree in vocal studies as a student of Dr. Melissa Glenn.


    Sun Mi JinSun Mi Jin, a featured soloist from the 2015 Evening of Concertos concert, is from Seoul, South Korea. An award-winning violinist, she has won eleven competitions. In 2015 she won first place in the Hawaii Music Teachers Association strings competition. Recently Sun Mi participated in the Yang-gi Pain Resort Summer Music Academy & Festival and was accepted into the 2017 Bowdoin International Music Festival. She studies with Doctor Helen Liu.


    Parker StockfordParker Stockford grew up in Oregon and began playing percussion at the age of eleven. In 2013 he placed first in the Rudimental Snare Drum Competition of the Oregon Educators Music Association. Prior to his mission, Parker attended BYU-Idaho where he was a member of several ensembles and section leader of the Rix Stix drumline. Here at BYUH, he performs with Shaka Steel and Salsa Orchestra. His percussion teacher is Dr. Darren Duerden.


    Lawrence LaureanoOriginally from the Phillipines, Lawrence Laureano is a music major, emphasizing voice and piano. A member of several departmental ensembles, he also regularly provides music for campus devotionals and firesides. He has a passion for musical theater and enjoys working collaboratively with other musicians. His teachers include Michael Belnap (voice) and Jennifer Duerden (piano).

    Location: McKay Auditorium

    Admission: free, tickets may be picked at the Aloha Center Front Desk, and are available from Wednesday, November 15, until 5:00 p.m. on the day of the concert Date: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 Time: 7:30 p.m.

    *Reserved seating will be in effect until 7:20 p.m. on the day of the concert at which time unused seats will opened to those without tickets on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    *Children under the age of eight will not be admitted. Recording and photography are prohibited.

  • November 21, 2017 - 8:00pm
    Alexander and Aubrey Woods Violin Duo

    Guest Violinists Alexander and Aubrey Woods present a concert of music for violin duo. Aubrey is concertmaster of Ballet West in Salt Lake City. Alexander is faculty at Brigham Young University (Provo campus). Free admission. Children under 8 will not be admitted.

  • November 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
    Dreams - Broadway Revue Fall 2017

    Broadway Revue (formerly Broadway Cabaret) is an exciting musical theatre and pop ensemble. The ensemble, which meets every fall semester, showcases some of Broadway's beloved song and dance numbers, as well as contemporary pop and jazz songs. Featured numbers of late have included hits from the musicals Hamilton, Les Miserables, and Dear Evan Hansen, songs from Disney films, and vocal arrangements of song by Pentatonix.

  • November 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
    Sun Mi Jin Violin Recital

    Violinist Sunmi Sunny Jin presents a recital of Bach and Tchaikovsky on the theme Count your Blessings. Accompanied by Dr. Katy Luo. Sunmi is a student of Dr. Helen Liu. Light refreshments will be provided. Children under eight not permitted.

  • November 9, 2017 - 7:00pm
    Honorable Urashima

    The Honorable Urashima Taro is the story of a young Japanese man who rides on the back of a giant sea turtle to save the sea creatures from the evil sea scorpion. A wonderful play for the whole family!