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ASU School of Music announces upcoming Organ Series concerts

With a repertoire that spans more than 500 years, the pipe organ has an unmatched power and versatility in the musical world. Take in the beauty and intensity of this incredible instrument this fall at Arizona State University's School of Music 2017–2018 Organ Series.

Organ Series performances all take place in the ASU Organ Hall on the Tempe campus.

Tickets for the Organ Series go on sale Aug. 1.

To order tickets, call the Herberger Institute Box Office at 480-965-6447 or go to music.asu.edu/events. Summer box office hours are: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

Tickets prices: $22, general; $16, ASU faculty, staff and alumni; $15, senior; $12, student.

Performances in this series feature a range of music, from baroque Germany to the Arizona desert, even including some Christmas favorites. All seven programs are in the ASU Organ Hall on the Tempe campus.

Reformations and Counter-Reformations
2:30 p.m. Oct. 29
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, Dutch organist Paul Tegels explores the effects of religious upheaval on the organ repertoire.

Sanctuary: A Place of Peace
2:30 p.m. Nov. 12
In this collaborative program, Goldman Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall and Arizona Poet Laureate Alberto Rios create an artistic sanctuary in the ASU Organ Hall.  Rios will read his poetry, interspersed with organ music from Bach to ASU composer Jody Rockmaker.

Christmas Concerts: Adeste Fideles
 2:30 and 5 p.m. Dec. 9–10
Come all ye faithful ... to hear the glorious sounds of Christmas. Melanie Holm, soprano, joins organist Kimberly Marshall and the ASU Organ Studio in this celebration of the season. 

Bach’s Formative Influences I
2:30 p.m. Jan. 14
Goldman Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall presents Bach’s organ music with that of earlier composers, including Italian works performed on the Traeri organ.

Songs of My Homeland
2:30 p.m. Jan. 28
ASU alumna Ashley Snavley performs an eclectic program of organ works based on folk songs, hymns and popular tunes of composers' native lands.

Toccata Power!
2:30 p.m. Feb. 18
North Carolina organist Timothy Olsen explores the various guises of the organ Toccata including works from J.S. Bach to Max Reger. Olsen will perform on both the Traeri and Fritts organs. 

Bach’s Formative Influences II
2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 18
ASU alumnus Geoffrey Ward continues the exploration of Bach’s stylistic development with works by Böhm, Buxtehude and de Grigny.