ASU Symphony Orchestra: Picturesque

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Open to the public

Prepare to be transported into a sensory journey that combines the beauty of sound with the depth of emotion.
In the first half of the performance, the spotlight will shine on ASU's exceptionally talented students who have emerged triumphant in composition and concerto competitions. Carlos Zarate's compositions will paint sonic landscapes that captivate the imagination, while Michelle Perez's voice will weave stories that touch the heart. Bradley Johnson's bassoon prowess will bring forth a harmonious blend of melody and resonance. This segment is a testament to the next generation of musical brilliance, a celebration of youthful creativity that promises to leave a lasting impact.
The crescendo of the evening arrives in the second half, as the legendary JoAnn Falletta takes the conductor's podium. With her world-renowned expertise, Maestra Falletta will lead the ASU Symphony Orchestra through a masterful interpretation of "Pictures at an Exhibition." This timeless composition by Mussorgsky will come alive under her baton, inviting you to step into a gallery of musical vignettes, each more evocative than the last. The symphony will craft an exquisite auditory canvas that brings to life the colors, emotions and stories depicted in this musical masterpiece.
A momentous occasion awaits as Maestra Falletta graces the ASU Symphony Orchestra with her mentorship for the very first time. The culmination of a week of inspiring rehearsals, this concert is the culmination of dedication, passion and the pursuit of musical excellence. Join us on Oct. 26 at 7:30 P.M. to witness the extraordinary synergy between conductor, orchestra and composition. This is your chance to experience the culmination of artistry and dedication in a musical performance that will resonate within you long after the final note fades.

Carlos Zarate Flores: Between transparency and the invisible

Barber, Samuel: Knoxville: Summer of 1915, op.24 <1947>
For high voice and orchestra
Michelle Perez, guest soloist

Bernhard Henrik Crusell: Concertino, Bassoon, B-flat major
I. Allegro brillante–Poco adagio–Allegro, 7'
II. Allegro moderato, 4'
III. Polacca, 5'


Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition


All Herberger Institute students are eligible for one complimentary ticket. To obtain the ticket, visit the ASU Gammage box office in-person (in-advance or day of the show) with your student ID.

All Herberger Institute faculty and staff are eligible for up to two 2 complimentary tickets. To obtain the ticket(s), visit the ASU Gammage box office in-person (in-advance or day of the show) with your faculty or staff ID.

For ASU Gammage ticketed events, tickets are available for 

$12 in-person at the ASU Gammage Box office or can be purchased online at Ticketmaster (fees apply).


Additional information

Event contact

ASU School of Music, Dance, Theatre

Thursday, October 26, 2023


7:30 pm9:00 pm (MST)


Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium


$12.00 General Admission