ASU School of Music announces its 2015-16 organ series

New York organist Renée Anne Louprette will play both the Fritts and Traeri organs as part of the School of Music's 2015-16 organ series.

Photo by Geoffrey Silver, Acis Productions.

With a repertoire that spans over 500 years, the pipe organ has an unmatched power and versatility in the musical world. Take in the beauty and intensity of this incredible instrument at the 2015–2016 Organ Series, through performances featuring a range of music from the Italian Renaissance to the German Baroque and even Christmas favorites! All seven programs are in the ASU Organ Hall on the Tempe campus.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m. – Anthony Newman
"Bach and Newman"

Renowned Bach performer Anthony Newman plays works by the Thomaskirche Cantor alongside his own compositions.

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m. – Kimberly Marshall
"Pioneers of the Organ"

Goldman professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall traces innovations in organ composition in a program featuring both the Fritts and Traeri organs in music by Schlick, Sweelinck, Frescobaldi and Bach.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2:30 and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m. – Kimberly Marshall and the ASU Organ Studio
"Christmas Classics"

Enjoy your Christmas favorites in this program of seasonal organ music, with Melanie Holm, soprano. The glorious music and festively decorated Organ Hall are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2:30 p.m. – Annie Laver
"All Roads Lead to Rome"

Syracuse University organist Annie Laver explores the musical culture of Rome and its influences throughout Europe in a program that features the Traeri baroque organ.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. – Kimberly Marshall
"German Milestones"

Germany’s legacy of remarkable organ music is unparalleled. Goldman Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall traces this from the first notated music of the 15th century to that of Max Reger, commemorating the centennial of his death.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m. – Skye Hart
"Castles, Convents and Cathedrals"

ASU alumnus Skye Hart explores music from the Renaissance to the present that mirrors the architecture in which it was conceived.

Sunday, Mar. 20, 2:30 p.m. – Renée Anne Louprette
"North Meets South: Musical treasures by German Baroque and Italian Renaissance masters"

New York organist Renée Anne Louprette plays both the Fritts and Traeri organ with works by Buxtehude, Böhm, Merulo, Cavazzoni, Trabaci, De Macque and J. S. Bach.

Tickets: $22–General; $16–ASU Faculty, Staff and Alumni; $15–Senior; $12–Student.

Save 25 percent by ordering tickets to three or more events per person by Oct. 1.

A $2 handling fee applies to all orders, and a web per ticket purchase fee will apply.

Box office hours are Wednesday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., and Saturday 2–4 p.m.

To order tickets, call the Herberger Box Office at 480-965-6447 or go to

Media Contact:
Heather Beaman
School of Music Communications Liaison