The fall lineup is set for Brigham Young University-Idaho’s Center Stage.
The schedule, announced Aug. 31, is highlighted by a visit from the Utah trio Gentri, who are scheduled to perform Oct. 13.
The season opens with a return trip by The National Parks, a Utah-based band that is popular with students. The group will perform Sept. 22 in the Hart Auditorium.
The semester ends with the traditional Christmas concert featuring actor/singer Santino Fontana and 15-year-old singer Lexi Walker.
Here’s a rundown of the schedule (with descriptions from a BYU-Idaho release):
The National Parks
7:30 p.m. Sept. 22, Hart Auditorium
The National Parks band was formed by front man Brady Parks in early 2013 in Provo, Utah. The group has released two full-length albums (and a standalone single “As We Ran”), which together have amassed more than 13.2 million Spotify streams. Tickets are on sale now for $12, $6 for BYU-Idaho students.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, Kirkham Auditorium
The quartet formed in 2005, and has developed, both in size and sound, to create a unique fusion of their traditional music and songs, with the urban sounds of rock, pop and funk. Tickets are on sale now for $12, $6 for BYU-Idaho students.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Hart Auditorium
Preshow dinner at 6 p.m. ($16 extra)
The Gentlemen Trio, comprised of tenors Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever, has pioneered a signature sound that can only be described as “cinematic pop,” transfused with lush, epic orchestrations and rich and dynamic three-part harmonies. Gentri will be joined on stage for a few songs by 15-year-old singing sensation Lexi Walker. Tickets are on sale now for $12 to 16, $6-8 for BYU-Idaho students.
7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Kirkham Auditorium
Brigham Young University’s top female a cappella ensemble delivers a power-packed concert that combines vocal percussion, humor, and a tight harmony. Noteworthy has appeared on NBC’s show “The Sing-Off” and was crowned International Championship of Collegiate A Capella champion in 2007. Tickets go on sale Monday for $12, $6 for BYU-Idaho students.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 3, Kirkham Auditorium
The Villalobos Brothers are one of today’s leading contemporary Mexican bands, and their music celebrates the richness of Mexican folk music with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music. Tickets go on sale Monday for $12, $6 for BYU-Idaho students.
7:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Barrus Concert Hall
WindSync, a wind ensemble features flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon and French horn, plays exclusively from memory, including elements of staging and choreography, and focuses on building a connection with audiences through dynamic concert programming and charismatic stage presence. Tickets go on sale Sept. 19 for $12, $6 for BYU-Idaho students.
Norman Krieger with the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra
7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, Barrus Concert Hall
Pianist Norman Krieger, one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, will perform the Brahms 2nd Concerto with the BYU-Idaho Symphony Orchestra directed by Robert Tueller. Krieger regularly appears orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and the National Symphony. Tickets go on sale Monday for $12, $6 for BYU-Idaho students.
A BYU-Idaho Christmas
7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, BYU-Idaho Center
Preshow dinner at 6 p.m. ($20 extra)
Santino Fontana and Lexi Walker will be the featured guests at the university’s seventh annual Christmas program in the BYU-Idaho Center. Fontana was the voice of Prince Hans in the Disney animated film Frozen, and in 2015 he became the first guest artist to perform three times in one year with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Walker, 15, will capture your heart with her magical voice and delightful personality. Tickets go on sale Monday for $12, $6 for BYU-Idaho students.
Season tickets may be ordered through the ticket office by calling 496-3170.Detailed information can also be found on the Center Stage website at www.byui.edu/centerstage.