Tempe events this week – Playing for Peace at ASU Gammage

Posted on: February 6, 2014

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ASU Gammage

ASU Gammage is known for bringing a full season of the very best Broadway shows to Tempe every year. However there’s another program that is equally as noteworthy, but perhaps not as well known, the ASU Gammage Beyond series. Described as being “as eclectic as it is refined,” the Beyond series brings us world-class performing artists who immerse themselves into our community through residencies with audiences of all ages and backgrounds. At some point during their residencies, the artists present a program that’s open to the public.

This Saturday, as part of the Playing for Peace program, the ASU Gammage Beyond series will present the New Hampshire-based Apple Hill String Quartet with Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and Israeli pianist Sally Pinkas. They will perform a new commission by Syrian composer Kareem Roustom.

The Playing for Peace program was founded by the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music with the purpose of using music to bridge the divide between cultures in conflict.  For the years, Apple Hill has formed partnerships with music programs and institutions around the globe as part of the Playing for Peace™ program. These include US embassies, universities, schools and youth orchestras in the U.S., Ireland, Turkey, Cyprus, and Jordan.

You can see this moving and powerful performance, which will feature on stage seating, at ASU Gammage on Saturday, February 15. For more information and to purchase tickets to Playing for Peace, visit http://asugammage.com/.

Tempe has a full roster of outstanding arts and culture events to enjoy this week. Check out this list. View a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158.

 


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