Enjoy recitals by internationally acclaimed musicians at no charge!
WHAT: Faculty Artist Recital series
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m., check listings below
WHERE: Katzin Concert Hall, Music Building, 40 East Gammage Parkway, Tempe
TICKETS: None required, admission is free
Much of the best music coming from the ASU Herberger College School of Music is absolutely free.
The School of Music presents an annual Faculty Artist Recital series that features performance faculty who are known around the world for their talent and skill on a variety of instruments, from cello to fortepiano. Best of all, recitals are free and open to the public, with no tickets required.
Recitals are held in the Music Building’s Katzin Concert Hall, a venue renowned for its acoustics. The Music Building is located on the main ASU campus in Tempe at 40 East Gammage Parkway, which is on the northeast corner of Mill Avenue and Gammage Parkway.
For the most up-to-the-minute information on recital times, call the School of Music hotline, 480-965-8863. Here is a rundown of Faculty Artist Recitals from now until the end of the year.
Sept. 29 (Sunday), 2:30 p.m.: Cellist Thomas Landschoot and pianist Baruch Meir perform a unique and versatile program for cello and piano. The program includes works by Schumann, Penderecki, Prokofiev, Bruch and Piazzola’s sensual, yet nostalgic Grand Tango.
Oct. 6 (Sunday), 7:30 p.m.: Internationally recognized tubist Sam Pilafian presents two autobiographical works, the first based on his Armenian heritage, Relentless Grooves 1, and the other on his Miami upbringing, Relentless Grooves 2. The second half of the recital features his new jazz arrangements for two tubas and two percussionists. He is joined by guest tubist Patrick Sheridan, and percussionists Dom Moio and Joe Garcia.
Oct. 11 (Friday), 7:30 p.m.: New woodwind faculty member and Principal Flute in The Phoenix Symphony Elizabeth Buck performs a recital of flute favorites, performing on both her traditional silver flute and her modern wood and gold flute. Program selections include the Prokofiev Sonata.
Oct. 14 (Monday), 7:30 p.m.: Mezzo-soprano Judy May performs with accompaniment by pianist Robert Hamilton. The program showcases two song cycles, Poèmes d’un Jour by Gabriel Fauré and A Charm of Lullabies by Benjamin Britton, as well as “Letters Found Near a Suicide” by Earl Kim.
Oct. 20 (Sunday), 2:30 p.m.: Jazz pianist Chuck Marohnic performs with Dwight Kilian on drums and Dom Moio on bass as the Chuck Marohnic Jazz Trio.
Marohnic is a multi-faceted keyboard artist and composer and Director of Jazz Studies at ASU. To date, he has recorded 22 albums and CDs, and his work has earned rankings of 4 1/2 stars in both Downbeat and Rolling Stone magazines.
Oct. 27 (Sunday), 7:30 p.m.: Bassoonist Jeffrey Lyman presents “Henry Miller’s Paris,” features an afternoon of music from the ribald and raucous Paris of the 1930s when a new wave of musicians, authors and artists took their places in the seats of the city’s cafés and music halls. Selections include pieces by George Antheil, Alexandre Tansman and Florent Schmitt.
Nov. 2 (Saturday), 7:30 p.m.: Early music specialists John Metz, keyboard, and Barbara Bailey-Metz, viola da gamba, present a program
That explores music for the viola da gamba in ensemble with organ, harpsichord and fortepiano, in repertoire from the high Renaissance through the late 20th century.
Nov. 3 (Sunday), 2:30 p.m.: The McLin/Campbell Duo (violinist Katie McLin and pianist Andrew Campbell) celebrates its 12th season with a recital of 20th-century Russian masterworks for violin and piano. The duo will perform works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich and Stravinsky, and will be joined on stage by clarinetist Robert Spring.
Nov. 16 (Saturday), 7:30 p.m.: This recital by new string faculty member Nancy Buck will feature works by Rebecca Clarke and Ernest Bloch. Guest pianist Laura Melton will accompany her.
Nov. 24 (Sunday), 2:30 p.m.: Oboist Martin Schuring and pianist Andrew Campbell present a program will consist of 20th-century pieces inspired by or written for the legendary English oboe virtuoso, Leon Goossens. Selections will include Gordon Jacob’s Sonata, Benjamin Britten’s Temporal Variations, Edmund Rubbra’s Sonata in C Major and Herbert Howells’ Sonata.