Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

ASU Wind Orchestra

Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble
"Reflections"
Tuesday, September 25, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Gammage

Gary Hill and Jason Caslor, conductors

An evening of music by Husa, Holst, Wagner and more.

  • Ives: The Alcotts
  • Ives: Country Band March
  • Danyew: Magnolia Star
  • Husa: Music for Prague
  • Sousa: Stars and Stripes Forever
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Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

ASU Symphony Orchestra

Frankenstein!!
Part of the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Gammage

ASU Chamber Orchestra
Jeffery Meyer, Conductor
David Schildkret, Chansonnier

The ASU Chamber Orchestra embarks on a musical exploration of Frankenstein themes as part of the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project. Concerts at ASU Gammage and the Mesa Arts Center present HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!!, featuring a fantastical protagonist and an ensemble that blurs the lines between classical and popular music. The second half of the concert will present the 1931 black and white film Frankenstein with Shapiro’s film score performed live. Guests are invited to arrive an hour before each concert to participate in Frankenstein-related activities and explore the many facets of the Frankenstein story through innovative projects and perspectives from across the disciplines.

  • Gruber: Frankenstein!! | David Schildkret, Chansonnier
  • Michael Shapiro: Frankenstein
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Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

ASU Symphony Orchestra

Frankenstein!!
Part of the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project

Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, 3 p.m.
Mesa Arts Center

ASU Chamber Orchestra
Jeffery Meyer, Conductor
David Schildkret, Chansonnier

The ASU Chamber Orchestra embarks on a musical exploration of Frankenstein themes as part of the ASU Frankenstein Bicentennial Project. Concerts at ASU Gammage and the Mesa Arts Center present HK Gruber’s Frankenstein!!, featuring a fantastical protagonist and an ensemble that blurs the lines between classical and popular music. The second half of the concert will present the 1931 black and white film Frankenstein with Shapiro’s film score performed live. Guests are invited to arrive an hour before each concert to participate in Frankenstein-related activities and explore the many facets of the Frankenstein story through innovative projects and perspectives from across the disciplines.

  • Gruber: Frankenstein!! | David Schildkret, Chansonnier
  • Michael Shapiro: Frankenstein
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Nov
17
7:30 PM19:30

ASU Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein MASS
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Gammage

ASU Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre and Opera, ASU Choirs and Phoenix Boys Choir
Jeffery Meyer, Conductor
Jubilant Sykes, Baritone

Leonard Bernstein’s remarkable and controversial work commissioned for the opening of The Kennedy Center, Mass, is performed in celebration of the American icon’s centennial. The production features renowned guest artist Jubilant Sykes as the Celebrant alongside the ASU Symphony Orchestra, ASU Choirs, Music Theatre and Opera, the School of Film, Dance and Theatre and the Phoenix Boys Choi. Written at a time when the world was facing profound crises of identity, faith, and morality Mass resonates as deeply today as it did during the Vietnam War. It is a piece that celebrates the boundaries Bernstein expanded as a composer and artist, as well as the profound depths that are possible in a journey through faith and doubt.

  • Bernstein: Mass | Jubilant Sykes, Baritone
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Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

ASU Symphony Orchestra

Bernstein MASS
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, 2 p.m.
ASU Gammage

ASU Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre and Opera, ASU Choirs and Phoenix Boys Choir
Jeffery Meyer, Conductor
Jubilant Sykes, Baritone

Leonard Bernstein’s remarkable and controversial work commissioned for the opening of The Kennedy Center, Mass, is performed in celebration of the American icon’s centennial. The production features renowned guest artist Jubilant Sykes as the Celebrant alongside the ASU Symphony Orchestra, ASU Choirs, Music Theatre and Opera, the School of Film, Dance and Theatre and the Phoenix Boys Choi. Written at a time when the world was facing profound crises of identity, faith, and morality Mass resonates as deeply today as it did during the Vietnam War. It is a piece that celebrates the boundaries Bernstein expanded as a composer and artist, as well as the profound depths that are possible in a journey through faith and doubt.

  • Bernstein: Mass | Jubilant Sykes, Baritone
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Jul
9
1:45 PM13:45

ClarinetFest 2018

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Lecture: Marketing for the Modern Clarinetist

Conservatory at the Sea | Ostende, Belgium

1:45-2:45 PM

International Clarinet Association - ClarinetFest 2018

What is personal branding and why is it vital as a clarinetist in today's ever-changing world? In this 60 minute lecture, I will explore ways in which you can tell your story, market your talents, and build your brand as a modern musician. 

 

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Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

ASU Symphony Orchestra

Mahler Symphony No. 1

Gammage Auditorium | 1200 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281

The ASUSO is joined by ASU’s combined choirs in Poulenc’s exuberant Gloria featuring guest soprano Danielle Talamantes. The second half concludes the 2017-18 season with Mahler’s revolutionary and triumphant first symphony.

  • Poulenc: Gloria
  • Mahler: Symphony No.1, D major (Titan)

 

 

 

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Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

Vince Dominguez, clarinet

Doctoral Recital

Katzin Concert Hall | 50 Gammage Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281

  • Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time
  • Brahms: Quintet in B minor, Op. 115

Featuring: 

Clarice Collins, violin | Emilio Vasquez, violin | Sarah Evins, viola | Emily Hunt, cello

Free Admission

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Apr
2
7:30 PM19:30

ASU Symphony Orchestra

Symphonie Fantastique

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts | 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

In two evenings of concerts at the arts centers of Tempe and Scottsdale, the ASUSO presents a collaboration with ASU’s Daniel Bernard Roumain (composer), Gordon Hawkins (baritone), and the ASU Gospel Choir. Roumain’s Harvest focuses on the collective culture of the African American spiritual, while Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer looks at the composer’s own experience of loss and regret. The performance concludes with Berlioz’s wild and radical Symphonie fantastique.

  • Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
  • Daniel Bernard Roumain: Harvest (2004/2017) (World Premiere)
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, op.14  

Tickets: $10 | Students free with ID

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Mar
28
7:30 PM19:30

ASU Symphony Orchestra

Symphonie Fantastique

Tempe Center for the Arts | 700 W. Rio Salado, Tempe, AZ 85281

In two evenings of concerts at the arts centers of Tempe and Scottsdale, the ASUSO presents a collaboration with ASU’s Daniel Bernard Roumain (composer), Gordon Hawkins (baritone), and the ASU Gospel Choir. Roumain’s Harvest focuses on the collective culture of the African American spiritual, while Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer looks at the composer’s own experience of loss and regret. The performance concludes with Berlioz’s wild and radical Symphonie fantastique.

  • Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)
  • Daniel Bernard Roumain: Harvest (2004/2017) (World Premiere)
  • Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, Op.14  

Tickets: $12 | Students free with ID

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Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

ASU Symphony Orchestra

From the New World

The ASUSO is proud to introduce the innovative and cross-disciplinary artist Tonia Ko to the valley. A one-of-a-kind preconcert interactive performance will explore the unique musical capacities of everyday materials such as foam, canvas, and bubble wrap. The evening’s main event will feature Ko’s Strange Sounds and Explosions Worldwide, Pulitzer Prize winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s fiery Percussion Concerto and Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

  • Tonia Ko: Strange Sounds and Explosions Worldwide (2015-16)
  • Jennifer Higdon: Percussion Concerto (2005)
  • Dvorak: Symphony No. 9, Op. 95 ( From the New World)

Arizona State University | Gammage Auditorium

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Jan
19
to Jan 21

The Phoenix Symphony

2017-18 Pops: The Tenors

Matthew Kasper, conductor
Victor Micallef, vocalist
Clifton Murray, vocalist
Fraser Walters, vocalist

Fresh off the release of their fourth studio album and second PBS Special, Under One Sky, this Canadian trio with multiple No. 1 Billboard Classical Crossover albums brings their signature blend of classical and contemporary pop to The Phoenix Symphony for three captivating performances. Hear classical and pop favorites like “Lean on Me,” “You Are So Beautiful,” “Hallelujah,” “Besame Mucho” and “Ave Maria” when multi-Platinum, JUNO Award-winning vocal group The Tenors make their first appearance at Symphony Hall. This concert features hit vocal group The Tenors (formerly known as The Canadian Tenors) consisting of Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters and Clifton Murray.

Fri 1/19/18 7:30PM | Symphony Hall

Sat 1/20/18 7:30PM | Symphony Hall

Sun 1/21/18 2:00PM | Symphony Hall

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Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

ASU Chamber Orchestra

Modern Classics: Adams, Ligeti, Stravinsky

Hailed as “superb” and “incisive”” in The Boston Globe, cellist David Russell joins the ASUCO in Ligeti’s imaginatively intense Cello Concerto. The concert will continue with the mystical and meditative Shaker Loops by preeminent American composer John Adams in honor of his 70th birthday. Stravinsky’s dazzling Pulcinella Suite will complete the evening.

Ligeti: Cello Concerto (1966)
John Adams: Shaker Loops
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite

Arizona State University | Katzin Concert Hall

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Sep
16
7:30 PM19:30

ASU Symphony Orchestra

Scheherazade and Beyond!

The ASUSO will open its 2017-18 season with a diverse and innovative musical journey. Guest composer Narong Prangcharoen (Thailand) and sitar virtuoso Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan (India) will join the ASUSO, (re)framing Philip Glass’ Offering in celebration of his 80th birthday. The journey will conclude with the 1001 nights of Rimsky-Korsakov’s classic Scheherazade.

Narong Prangcharoen: Phenomenon (2004)
Philip Glass: Offering from “Passages” (1990)
Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan/Jacob Adler: Sitar Concerto in Raag Gavati (2015)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Arizona State University | Gammage Auditorium
 

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