Posted by: Nancy
February 6, 2014
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.
- February 11: Aiyun Huang: Save Percussion Theater!, ASU Katzin Concert Hall
- February 11: Dmitri Matheny & Stan Sorenson, Mad Hatter Brew Pub
- February 12: Walk in Wednesday Open Mic, Tempe Center for the Arts
- February 12: Great American Comedy Festival, Tempe Improv
- February 13-16: Before You Ruin It World Premier, ASU Lyceum Theater
- February 14: ASU Art Museum Season Opening Reception, ASU Art Museum/Ceramics Research Center
- February 14: Off the Cuff Comedy, Changing Hands Bookstore
- February 14: Stray Cat Theatre: The Whale, Tempe Performing Arts Theatre
- February 14: The ASU Desert Bones, ASU Katzin Concert Hall
- February 14: Finally Friday: Ryan Fremling, Tempe Center for the Arts
- February 14: Comedy Concert Series: Love and other Funny Stuff, Tempe Center for the Arts.
- February 14: Sci-Fi Fridays: Teacher Night, Tempe Center for the Arts
- February 14: Sarah’s Lament; February 15: Ratio, Tempe Marketplace District Stage
- February 14: Grady Soiné;February 15: Michael V, Tempe Marketplace Barnes & Noble Fountain
- February 14: Sea Merchants; February 15: Traveler, Rula Bula Irish Pub
- February 14-16: Taylor Williamson, Tempe Improv
- February 15: Barocco, ASU Organ Hall
- February 15: Playing for Peace: Sally Pinkas/Apple Hill String Quartet/Kinan Azmeh, ASU Gammage
- February 15-March 16: Childsplay Presents The Cat in the Hat, Tempe Center for the Arts
- February 15: Fetish Revolution 2014, Marquee Theatre
- February 16: Sonoran Chamber Music Series: Piano Trios, Tempe Center for the Arts