Performance with a View: Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for coffee service and the concert begins at 10:00 a.m.
Seating limited to those who arrive first.
Bob Ravenscroft, Tuesday, September 25, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
Bob Ravenscroft presents a creative solo piano experience that offers a peaceful oasis in an otherwise chaotic world. “LoveSong” is a spontaneous live composition inspired by love songs, jazz standards and poetry, performed on a hand crafted Ravenscroft grand piano.
ASU Violin Studio E435, Tuesday, October 23, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
The ASU Violin Studio E435 will perform. The studio is under the direction of Danwen Jiang. Ms. Jiang is a recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award and President's Tenured Faculty Exemplar Award at Arizona State University. She was invited and featured twice as soloist and violin master class artist by the American String Teachers Association at ASTA National Conferences (2005 and 2008).
ASU Studio E217 Voice Recital, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
The voice students of Anne Elgar Kopta will perform. Professor Kopta, soprano and ASU associate professor of Music in voice, comes to the ASU Herberger College School of Music with a distinguished record of performing and teaching that spans the world of Broadway and opera, and that of teaching at major universities and at summer music schools both here and abroad.
Among Professor Kopta’s top priorities today is the career development of her students, as evidenced by the many who have become successful performers in opera and musical theater, dedicated teachers at colleges and conservatories, and creative administrators in arts-related fields.
Pan Devils Steel Band, Tues, Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
Founded in 1991 by J.B. Smith, director of percussion studies, the Pan Devils Steel Band in the ASU Herberger Institute School of Music has entertained campus, public school and community audiences throughout the state. The band, whose members are undergraduate and graduate students, brings the lilting sounds of the West Indies to its performances and showcases the steel drum, or pan, a unique musical instrument that has its origins in the West Indies.
ASU Jazz Combos, Tuesday, January 22, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
Come and hear the jazz stars of tomorrow when the ASU Jazz Combos perform under the direction of host ASU Director of Jazz Studies Michael Kocour. Kocour previously served on the Jazz Studies faculty at Northwestern University. He has worked with many artists, ensembles and students. The ASU Jazz Studies program has a curriculum based on active involvement in music. The jazz ensembles perform frequently around the Valley.
Tetra String Quartet, Tuesday, Feb 19, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
Hailed for their "engaging and energetic performances" and the "ability to master music of any style or genre," the Tetra String Quartet continues to captivate audiences throughout the country and abroad. As advocates of chamber music, Tetra strives to make performance experiences relevant for any listener by sharing music of all kinds in both new and traditional venues.
ASU Guitar Ensembles, Tuesday, March 19, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
The ASU Guitar Ensembles under the direction of Frank Koonce will perform. Professor of Music Frank Koonce has directed the guitar program at ASU since 1978. He was Director of "Guitar Festival 1987" an international event jointly sponsored by the Guitar Foundation of America and the American String Teachers Association, and he has since served as Chair of the GFA Advisory Board. Koonce is an internationally acclaimed performer, teacher and writer.
ASU Herberger String Quartet, Tues, April 23, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
The ASU Herberger String Quartet under the direction of Nancy Buck will perform. Nancy Buck is Associate Professor of Viola in the Herberger College School of Music at Arizona State University. She holds degrees in performance from the Oberlin Conservatory and the Cleveland Institute of Music. While at the Cleveland Institute of Music, she served as teaching assistant to internationally-renown viola pedagogue Heidi Castleman.
Chunyang Wang, ASU Double Base, Tuesday, May 21, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
Chunyang Wang, ASU Distinguished Double Bass student, will perform. Originally from Habin, China, he received his bachelor's and master's degree from The Julliard School. He was the winner of the 2004 ASTA-Linear Double Bass Competition. He also served as the principal bass of the New York Asian Symphony Orchestra.
CONDER / dance, Tues, June 18, 9:30 a.m. Lakeside Room
CONDER/dance is an Arizona dance company composed of passionate people with common goals: to excel in art and strengthen human values through creative research. Since its founding in 2003 by Carley Conder, the company has expanded to a strong group of unique contemporary dancers. Conder's work demands technical strength and artistic vision from each dancer. Each member is a creator in their own right, often being called upon to contribute movement material and ideas.