BYU’s Philharmonic Orchestra, directed by Kory Katseanes, plays compositions from all musical periods, focusing on the romantic period but also including 20th- and 21st-century music. Bringing these great symphonic works to life are 95 of the university’s finest musicians. The orchestra performs regularly on campus, collaborating with BYU’s acclaimed opera, choral, and ballet groups, and is also available in the Utah area for additional performances.

“... Right from the opening fanfare…you could have convinced me this was a fully professional orchestra. The musicians play with supreme confidence and a sense of total abandon. One senses that they feel totally relaxed under their conductor, Kory Katseanes, whose contribution to the cause is equally commendable. The music rarely lacks for momentum, notes are fully sustained, phrases beautifully molded, the architecture masterfully shaped…all things considered, it is a shining tribute to the excellence of America’s music schools."
-- Robert Markow, Fanfare Magazine
". . . [BYU Philharmonic Orchestra] proved to be one of the most polished, pleasing events of the year."
--Gerry Crabb, Helena Daily World, Helena, Arkansas