Phoenix Arizona

Tempe Center for the Arts by azhttp
September 15, 2007, 5:57 am
Filed under: Artists, Arts, Arts and Entertainment, City of Tempe, Entertainment, Tempe, Tempe Arizona | Tags: ,

April 21

Tempe Center for the Arts (Theater), 700 E. Rio Salado Parkway


“Overature to ‘Colas Breugnon’ ” by Dmitri Kabalevsky; “La Fiesta Mexicana”

by Herbert Owen Reed; and “Concerto for Piano, No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18” by

Sergei Rachmaninoff with Steinway Artist Walter Cosand, piano.

The Tempe Symphony Orchestra is a program of the city of Tempe Cultural

Services Division and is supported by the Arizona State University School of


Tickets for events at the Tempe Center for the Arts will be available at the

door, or patrons may call the TCA Box Office at 480-350-2822 to reserve a


Information: 480/350-5287 or visit

Aaron Copland with Jenny Armendt by azhttp
September 14, 2007, 5:53 am
Filed under: Arizona, Artists, Arts and Entertainment, Entertainment, Maricopa County

Feb. 25

Location to be announced

“Old American Songs, Set 2” by Aaron Copland with Jenny Armendt,

mezzo-soprano; “Ballet Music from ‘Le Cid’ ” by Jules Massenet; and “Grand

Canyon Suite” by Ferde Grofé.

ASU Gammage by azhttp

Nov. 26

ASU Gammage, 1200 S. Forest Ave. (northeast corner of Apache Boulevard and

Mill Avenue)


“Triple Concerto (Mvts. 2 & 3)” by Ludwig Van Beethoven with Katherine

McLin, violin, Thomas Landschoot, cello, and Andrew Campbell, piano; “Suite

from the Opera, ‘Merry Mount’ ” by Howard Hanson; “Crown Imperial March” by

William Walton with Kimberly Marshall, organ; and “Mass in G Major” by Franz

Schubert with vocalists Carole FitzPatrick, soprano, Glenn Bennett, tenor,

Robert Barefield, baritone, and the Deseret Chorale (Michael Willson,

Conductor); Red Mountain Community College A Capella Choir; Sun Valley

Chorale (Glenn Bennett, Conductor).



CHANDLER, AZ – The Chandler Center for the Arts will host public forums on

the following dates: Wednesday, September 26 @ 7pm ~ Tuesday, October

16 @ 7pm ~ Wednesday, November 14 @ 7pm. The purpose of the forums is

to assess the need for expanded arts facilities for today’s population.

Chandler’s population has grown from 89,000 when the Chandler Center for the

Arts opened in 1989 to 247,567 today.

Chandler Center for the Arts is a multi-theatre performing and visual arts

facility that is jointly owned by the City of Chandler and the Chandler

Unified School District. The facility is used Monday through Thursday

primarily for school arts curriculum and other school activities, and Friday

through Sunday for City/or public performances. The City contracts with the

Chandler Cultural Foundation, a non-profit corporation, to act as the

programming and fundraising entity of the Chandler Center for the Arts.

Under this scenario, the Center represents one of the most unique

organizational structures in the country.

In the last year, separate bond elections were held in the Chandler Unified

School District and the City of Chandler that resulted in $6.7 million in

approved funding to replace aging theatrical equipment and to updating

facility amenities at the Chandler Center for the Arts. Additionally, the

City of Chandler and the Chandler Cultural Foundation hired Architekton and

Associates to lead a Facility Review and Expansion Feasibility Study. The

facility review portion was completed in May and is primarily associated

with the bond-approved projects. The expansion feasibility portion is

primarily intended to guide long-range planning and/or expansion for the

Chandler Center for the Arts. Interviews for the expansion feasibility

began in July with organizations, individuals and community groups and will

conclude with the public forums.

Each public forum will begin with an introduction on the study that has been

conducted to date. Additionally, each forum will include a different focus

of arts services for discussion and will provide an opportunity for public

input. Specifically, the September 26 forum will include a discussion on

facilities; the October 16 forum will focus on programming, and the November

14 forum will cover marketing. Light refreshments will be provided. All

forums will be held at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona

Avenue. For more information call (480) 782-2683.

Mesa Southwest Museum by azhttp
September 12, 2007, 6:12 pm
Filed under: Artists, Arts, Arts and Entertainment, City of Mesa, Entertainment, Mesa, Museum | Tags:

Night at the Mesa Southwest Museum

Dress as your favorite character in the movie Night at the Museum and come

see the real thing at the Mesa Southwest Museum Friday September 14 from

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free for this special event.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the museum as part of Friday

Night Out, have fun with the ‘Night at the Museum’ theme and promote our

name change,” Mesa Southwest Museum Director Tom Wilson said.

After the museum visit, you are encouraged to stay in Downtown Mesa for

Friday Night Out. Approximately 50 shops, galleries, restaurants and other

businesses along Main Street between Country Club Drive and Center

Street have been staying open until 10 p.m. for Friday Night Out on the

second Friday of every month. Some offer discounts and many host live

music, art exhibitions and other activities.

The Mesa Southwest Museum will change its name to the Arizona Museum of

Natural History October 1 to more accurately reflect the mission of the

institution as a natural history museum and emphasize its statewide scope .

For more information on Night at the Museum, contact Mesa Southwest Museum

Curator of Education Kathy Eastman at 480-644-5662.

Tempe Center for the Arts by azhttp

Oct. 15

Tempe Center for the Arts (Theater), 700 E. Rio Salado Parkway


“Prelude to the Third Act of ‘Lohengrin’ ” by Richard Wagner; “Concerto for

Cello & Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 85” by Edward Elgar with Brinton Smith,

cello soloist; “Symphonic Dances, Op.45 (Mvt.1)” by Sergei Rachmaninoff; and

“Lincoln Portrait” by Aaron Copland with Mayor Hugh Hallman, narrator.

Tempe Symphony Orchestra announces 2007-08 schedule by azhttp
September 11, 2007, 5:41 pm
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TEMPE, Ariz. – The Tempe Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of

conductor Dr. Richard E. Strange, will celebrate its 33rd concert season

with four free shows in Tempe.

All shows begin at 7:30 p.m.

Program is subject to change.

Shemer Art Center to Host Exciting Fall Exhibits by azhttp

The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department’s Shemer Art Center and Museum will be hosting two exhibits highlighting the Valley’s most talented and progressive artists. 

Sept. 18 to Oct. 18 – Artists of the Black Community
Members of the Artists of the Black Community (ABC) will exhibit their diverse works showcasing Family. Local Black artists founded the ABC 30 years ago to promote and support the work of Black artists in Arizona. Bob Martin will exhibit his paintings that focus on relationships in the front gallery. An opening night reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18. There will be live music, refreshments and an opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists.
Exhibits can be viewed 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.The city of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department operates the Shemer Art Center and Museum, a Phoenix Point of Pride, located at 5005 E. Cambelback Road. All events are co-sponsored by the Shemer Art Center and Museum Association (SACAMA). For additional information, visit or call 602-262-4727.

Artists show “restraint” in new exhibition by azhttp

TEMPE, Ariz. – An exhibition exploring a number of themes and media

surrounding artists’ personal interpretations of “Containment” will be on

display from Sept. 6 to Nov. 2 in the Lower Level Library, 3500 S.

Rural Road.

The exhibition features work by artists Sandra Luehrsen of Tempe; Denise

Currier of Mesa; Leandro Soto, Kate Timmerman and Denise Yaghmourian, all of

Phoenix; and Hyun Jee Suh of Chandler.

“A container or vessel can take almost any shape and function that a person

can imagine,” Exhibition Coordinator Michelle Dock said.

‘Containers can be as inexpressive as a cardboard box, zip-lock bag or

plastic cup. But in the hands of an artist, containers can be embellished

with meaning and value.”

Containers in this exhibition become intimate vessels for precious objects

and memories like a locket, jewelry box or scrapbook.

Containment also is reflected in two- and three-dimensional objects and

ideas such as confinement, restraint or protection.

For some artists, the theme refers to an object such a teapot, box or bowl.

Some of these objects are functional while others are more decorative. For

other artists, the theme refers to a communication of feelings and

expression of ideas.

Lower Library Gallery hours

9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday-Thursday

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday

Noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday

(Closed on city-observed holidays)

Tickets go on sale for “Seussical” and “A Thousand Cranes” by azhttp
September 5, 2007, 6:39 pm
Filed under: Arts and Entertainment, Entertainment, Family, Tempe, Tempe Arizona

TEMPE, Ariz. – Tickets for Childsplay’s performances of “Seussical” and “A

Thousand Cranes” will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sept. 7 through the Tempe

Center for the Arts Box Office.

“A Thousand Cranes” is a drama about Sadako Sasaki, a young Japanese girl

and her dream that continues to inspire children around the world to work

for peace. Sadako’s courage and determination in the face of personal

adversity has added meaning in a post-9/11 world. Performances are scheduled

for 1 and 4 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays from Oct. 27-Nov.


“Seussical” is the immensely popular and energetic Broadway musical,

featuring Horton the Elephant and the Whos of Whoville. This musical works

brilliantly for little ones who know and love the Dr. Seuss stories and for

the rest of us who’ll delight in the sheer spectacle of the show.

Performances are scheduled for 1 and 4 p.m., Saturdays & Sundays from Dec.


To purchase tickets, visit or call 480-350-2TCA (2822).