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Celebrate a Season of Sounds

August 23, 2006

TEMPE, Ariz. –  From orchestra to jazz and everything in between, ASU’s Herberger College School of Music begins its 2006-2007 season with a sound for every ear.  The following shows represent the season highlights.  For a complete list of all shows and the most updated concert information, including prices and times, visit:  (A brief explanation of how to use the Herberger College events calendar is listed at the end of this document)

ASU Bands presents new works, band classics and music from the wind band’s centuries-long history.  World-renown guest artists will take a seat with ASU’s finest during a year of musical treats! 

All ASU Band concerts are held at ASU Gammage. For more info: or 480-965-TUNE.

  • SoundRave2, Wind Symphony and Friends
    Oct. 14, 5:30 – 10 p.m., FREE 
    The night includes a host of activities – a battle of the bands, DJ Radar and ASU composer James DeMars’ Native Drumming with special guest artists, Black Lodge Singers and composer John Mackey’s new work, Turbine.
  • Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony 
    Oct. 31, 7:30 p.m., FREE 
    Halloween favorites including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Berloiz’s March to the Scaffold and Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice, create a creepy show…costumes are encouraged!
  • Pass In Review 
    Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $7.50 - $12.50 
    An all-bands spectacular features the ASU Sun Devil Marching Band.
  • Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony 
    April 19, 7:30 p.m., FREE 
    The perfect season finale – virtuoso clarinetist Robert Spring is featured in the Arizona premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Brooklyn Bridge. 

Jazz kicks it up a notch during its MainStage season premiere. ASU’s Concert Jazz Band, Jazz Repertory Band, Latin Jazz Band and Jazz Percussion Band incorporate the works by contemporary jazz composers to big band repertoire in a variety of concerts throughout the year.

MainStage Jazz tickets are available at or 480-965-6447.

  • MainStage Jazz: Joe Corral and ASU Concert Jazz Band 
    Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $7 - $18 Katzin Concert Hall 
    Mike Crotty directs a fabulous evening that includes Jazz flutist Joe Corral and the ASU Concert Jazz Band.
  • MainStage Jazz: Charlie Parker with Strings and More! 
    Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m., Tickets: $7 - $18 Katzin Concert Hall 
    Eric Schneider plays the saxophone and Michael Kocour directs.
  • ASU Jazz Week 2007 
    March 26-29, 7:30 p.m., Evelyn Smith Music Theatre (some concerts are ticketed) 
    Highlights include performances by the ASU Latin Jazz Band, ASU Jazz Repertory Band, ASU Jazz Faculty Septet, ASU Concert Jazz Band and ASU New Music Jazz Ensemble.  
    Jazz Faculty and Eric Alexander on tenor saxophone under Mike Crotty’s direction bring Jazz week to a close during March 28 & 29 concerts.
  • MainStage Jazz: The Music of Charles Mingus April 25, 7:30 p.m., FREE Katzin Concert Hall 
    Michael Kocour directs, Bryon Ruth on saxophone.

ASU Orchestras invites you to join the celebration of great music by passionate orchestra students who play with incredible energy and insight.  Take part in a season that includes world-renown guest artists who will transport you to many different times and places through their spectacular performances.

All ASU Orchestra concerts listed are held at ASU Gammage. More info at:  or 480-965-TUNE.

  • Celebrating Greatness – ASU Symphony Orchestra with Andre Watts, piano soloist
    Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Tickets: $15 - $45 ( or 480-965-3434)
    Experience Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 in C minor, opus 68 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #5 in E-flat major.
  • A Halloween Spectacular – ASU Symphony Orchestra with ASU Choral Union
    Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., FREE
    Music from John Williams’ Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone sets the spooky mood that includes works by Johann Strauss and more!
  • Holiday Concert  – ASU Symphony Orchestra and ASU Choral Union 
    Dec. 3, 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $7.50 - $12.50 ( or 480-965-3434)
    Works including Rouse’s Karolju and Courtney’s Carols of the Night and A Musicological Journey Through the 12 Days of Christmas.
  • ASU Chamber Orchestra 
    Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m. FREE
    Joel Smirnoff guest conducts and Catalin Rotaru on double bass perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 and Bottesini’s Concerto No. 2 for Double Bass and Orchestra.
  • ASU Chamber Orchestra and Sinfonietta 
    April 17, 7:30 p.m. FREE
    Jana Minov guest conducts and the ASU Concert of Soloists winner performs.

MainStage Organ performances feature an Italian Baroque organ built by Domenico Traeri in 1742 – joining the Fritts organ in the Organ Hall. The Italian Baroque organ, a beautiful artifact of the Baroque era, is on permanent loan to the university and promises to deliver the wonderful sounds found in Early Music.

All concerts are held in Organ Hall. Tickets are $7-$18 and available at or 480-965-6447.

  • The King of Instruments Meets the Instrument of Kings 
    Sept. 24, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. 
    This show marks the first public performance of the Italian Baroque organ and includes Regents’ Professor David Hickman and Goldman Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall in a program that explores the sounds of organ and trumpet.
  • 4th Annual Organ Christmas Concert 
    Dec. 9 & 10, 2:30 & 5 p.m.
    Goldman Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall and the ASU Organ Studio welcome you to a special holiday concert that celebrates seasonal carols and noels. Purchase tickets early – last year’s celebration sold out!
  • In Pursuit of Art: Early Organ Music as Diadactic Material 
    Feb. 18, 2:30 p.m.
    ASU’s new pedal clavichord by master builder Gary Blaise is introduced by Professor of Early Music, Siegbert Rampe. The clavichord was used for centuries by organists to prepare them on how to play the organ. Learn how Baroque organists learned to compose and play. Half of the program is on the clavichord, the other on organ.
  • Order vs. Beauty: A Juxtaposition of German and Italian Styles 
    March 11, 2:30 p.m.
    Marking the official dedication of the Italian Baroque organ, Goldman Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall explores the fruits of her research while on sabbatical in Italy last year.  This program exploits the unique timbres of the Fritts and Traeri organs.

How to use the Herberger College events calendar:

  1. To view a list of all School of Music events, visit  Choose “Search the Calendar.” Click on “Search by Area,” and in the drop-down menu, select “Music” and hit “Go.”
  2. This calendar allows you to choose any event three ways:
    • Category e.g., “Jazz” or “Concert Orchestra”
    • Area e.g. “music” or “dance”
    • Month e.g. see all Herberger College events listed by month.

The School of Music in the Herberger College of Fine Arts at Arizona State University is ranked 19th in the country and eighth among public institutions by “U.S.News & World Report.” More than 100 music faculty artists and scholars work with approximately 800 music majors each year in research, performance and scholarly activities. It presents approximately 700 concerts and recitals each year. To learn more about the School of Music, visit