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Go Beyond Messiaen with the ASU Herberger College School of Music

October 13, 2008

Go Beyond Messiaen with ASU Herberger College School of Music faculty soloists, ensembles and special guest artists.

Celebrate the influence of French composer Olivier Messiaen’s centennial year. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and former Messiaen student, William Bolcom, joins ASU Herberger College School of Music faculty soloists and guest artists for this exciting performance.

Other guest artists include Paul Festa, Joan Morris, Vijaya Prabhakar and Alex Ross. 
Lynne Aspnes, Andrew Campbell, Danwen Jiang, Katie McLin and Robert Spring are featured School of Music faculty soloists, who are joined by ASU Chamber Singers, the Javanese Gamelan, ASU Symphony Orchestra and the ASU Wind Ensemble.

Enjoy a pre-concert Messiaen discussion by Alex Ross, music critic for The New Yorker and author of The Rest is Noise at 6:15 p.m. At 9:30 p.m., join us for a post-concert screening of Paul Festa’s film, Apparition of the Eternal Church.

ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe, Ariz. For maps and parking information, visit:

Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.


Public Contact
Gary W. Hill
Director of Bands

The School of Music in the Herberger Institute for Design and the 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

Media Contact:
Catherine Bickell
School of Music
Media Liaison