New experiences at The Noorda for the fall semester

Reading Time: 2 minutes Utah Valley University’s Noorda Center for the Performing Arts is determined to transform and empower lives for their fall season.

Reading Time: 2 minutes

The Noorda has been the haven for UVU’s performing arts program since 2019. It has always had a great connection with the Utah Valley community, whether it be an audience member or the lead actor in a performance. This fall, the Noorda will be hosting a variety of performances, from Grammy Award winners to spectacular UVU students. 

Opening the season on Sep. 9, five-time Grammy Award winner and incredible blues musician Keb’ Mo’ with special guest Scott Mulvahill will set the stage off. On the Saturday after, Renée Elise Goldsberry, known for playing Angelica Schuyler in “Hamilton” on and off Broadway, will be gracing the Noorda with her powerful voice. On Sep. 27, Aristo Sham, a pianist hailed by the New York Times and Washington Post, will be sweeping audiences off their feet with his elegant playing. 

In October, Daniela Liebman, a 20-year-old Mexican pianist, will be enchanting audiences with her piano playing. Following her two days later, Avi Avital and Hanzhi Wang will be taking the stage. Avital is the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy Award. Wang will be accompanying Avital on the accordion, creating a unique style of music. On Oct. 26, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra will be performing a special Halloween underscore from the film “Nosferatu.” 

November and December will have historical and beautiful cultural performances. Starting off on Nov. 10 & 11, UVU professor Greg Jackson will be turning American history into a wonderful narrative, called “History That Doesn’t Suck.”  

On Dec. 5, three-time Grammy Award winner Kalani Pe’a will bring Hawaii to Utah in a wonderful holiday performance. Dec. 21 will consist of Celtic fiddler and step-dancer Natalie MacMaster, accompanied by Donnell Leahy. They will be a perfect close to the holidays as they perform “A Celtic Family Christmas.” 

The UVU Theatre Department will also be showing: The Diary of Anne Frank (Oct. 6-14), Two Donuts (Oct. 27 & 28) and Machinal (Nov. 17 & 18). 

There is no doubt that the Noorda has a lot in store for the citizens of Utah Valley, whether it be music, dance, or theatre. Most of these performances are a once–in–a–lifetime opportunity and should be seen as soon as possible. A person can never know what the power of the performing arts can have on the world until they experience it for themselves. 

Get tickets at or contact (801)-863-PLAY (7529). All performances are suitable for ages six and up.