Posted on: September 5, 2013
Arizona State University’s (ASU) Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts just announced its 2013-14 performing arts season and it is packed with great events! Believe me, you won’t have to any further than Tempe to enjoy outstanding performances by ASU students and faculty and internationally recognized visiting artists. Set on the stages of ASU’s world-class performing arts venues the depth and range of programs is incredible, encompassing music from classical to contemporary, dance, opera and theatre.
From the ever-popular guitar series and the 50th Anniversary Lyric Opera Theatre season, to the cutting edge TheatreLAB and Circle Circle dot dot – Alumni Project Series, this season has something that’s bound to suit your fancy. And it’s all amazingly affordable, especially now until October 1 when you can create your own season and save 20% by ordering tickets to three or more performances. There are also numerous free events that are not part of the regular season which will take place on the ASU Tempe campus and throughout the community. These include art and design exhibitions, film screenings, talks, lecture series, workshops, recitals, concerts and symposia.
The 2013-14 season offers way too many programs to list, but here are a few highlights to pique your interest. This sample is just a pebble off the Mt. Everest of a season that the ASU Herberger Institute has scheduled. For the complete season and to purchase tickets, visit http://herbergerinstitute.asu.edu for some of the best ASU events.
September 20: Fuse – A collaboration by artists in dance and theatre at ASU, Fuse will feature collaborative, interdisciplinary work by students, faculty and guest artists from the newly fused School of Film, Dance and Theatre.
October 3-6: La Périchole – Lyric Opera Theatre kicks off its 50th anniversary season with Offenbach’s sparkling operetta, La Périchole, filled to the brim with enchanting melodies, high-kicking can-cans, whirling waltzes and riotous comic action. This one’s for the whole family.
October 4: Roland Dyens – The immensely popular French guitarist, composer and arranger Roland Dyens is known for his extraordinary capacity for improvisation. He frequently opens his concerts with an improvised piece to help him get a feel for the hall and the audience.
November 15-17, 21-24: Dog Act – Post-apocalyptic wilderness was never funnier. Dog Act follows the adventures of Zetta Stone, a traveling performer and her companion Dog (a young man undergoing a voluntary species demotion) as they wander through the former Northeastern United States.
December 7-8: 11th Annual Organ Christmas Concert -To celebrate the 11th anniversary of Christmas concerts, Goldman Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall and the ASU Organ Studio will pull out all the stops. The glorious music and festively decorated Organ Hall will get you in the holiday spirit.
January 21: Michael Kocour – Always a hit, ASU Associate Professor Michael Kocour presents an evening of musical explorations through American standards, jazz classics and original compositions.
View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.
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