For the second year, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts is partnering with Arizona State University Herberger Institute's School of Music to present ASU Concerts at the Center, a series of 12 Monday-evening concerts and informal educational talks, which begin Sept. 10 with Steinway Artist and ASU Professor of Music Walter Cosand performing the music of renowned French composer Claude Debussy.
Tickets are available for only $10 through www.ScottsdalePerformingArts.org or (480) 499-TKTS (8587) and are free for all students with a current I.D.
One of the most brilliant and original composers in history, Claude Debussy was born 150 years ago on Aug. 22. In honor of the artist's birthday, Professor Cosand will perform an evening of Debussy's piano music, including his celebrated Children's Corner and the technically demanding Étude Book 2. Pianist Uni Choi will join Cosand for the Petite Suite for four hands, and Associate Professor of Cello Thomas Landschoot and Cosand will perform Sonate.
ASU Concerts at the Center showcases the many musical endeavors pursued at Arizona State University. Performed by the faculty and students of ASU's nationally ranked School of Music, the series offers a variety of genres for every taste, from classical chamber music to swinging big band. To enrich the audience experience, each event includes a pre-concert talk as part of the Center's innovative Arts-Connect program. The ASU Concerts at the Center series is made possible by supporting sponsor Holiday Inn.
The 2012–13 ASU Concerts at the Center series features:
Claude Debussy, 150th Anniversary
Monday, September 10, 2012, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-Concert Talk, 6:30 p.m.)
Chunyang Wang, Bass, and Yeojin Seoul, Piano
Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-Concert Talk, 6:30 p.m.)
An Evening of Choral Music
Schola Cantorum, Symphonic Chorale and Solis Camerata
Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-Concert Talk, 6:30 p.m.)
ASU Concert Jazz Band, Michael Kocour, Director
Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-Concert Talk, 6:30 p.m.)
Partners in Time
ASU Faculty and Students with Gary W. Hill, Conductor
Monday, January 14, 2013, 7:30 p.m. (Pre-Concert Talk, 6:30 p.m.)