ASU School of Music announces its 2015-16 organ series


August 24, 2015

With a repertoire that spans over 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 at the 2015–2016 Organ Series, through performances featuring a range of music from the Italian Renaissance to the German Baroque and even Christmas favorites! All seven programs are in the ASU Organ Hall on the Tempe campus.

Sunday, Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m. – Anthony Newman
"Bach and Newman"

Renowned Bach performer Anthony Newman plays works by the Thomaskirche Cantor alongside his own compositions. New York organist Renée Anne Louprette will play both the Fritts and Traeri organs as part of the School of Music's 2015-16 organ series. Photo by Geoffrey Silver, Acis Productions. Download Full Image

Sunday, Nov. 8, 2:30 p.m. – Kimberly Marshall
"Pioneers of the Organ"

Goldman professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall traces innovations in organ composition in a program featuring both the Fritts and Traeri organs in music by Schlick, Sweelinck, Frescobaldi and Bach.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2:30 and 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, 5 p.m. – Kimberly Marshall and the ASU Organ Studio
"Christmas Classics"

Enjoy your Christmas favorites in this program of seasonal organ music, with Melanie Holm, soprano. The glorious music and festively decorated Organ Hall are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2:30 p.m. – Annie Laver
"All Roads Lead to Rome"

Syracuse University organist Annie Laver explores the musical culture of Rome and its influences throughout Europe in a program that features the Traeri baroque organ.

Sunday, Feb. 7, 2:30 p.m. – Kimberly Marshall
"German Milestones"

Germany’s legacy of remarkable organ music is unparalleled. Goldman Professor of Organ Kimberly Marshall traces this from the first notated music of the 15th century to that of Max Reger, commemorating the centennial of his death.

Sunday, Feb. 21, 2:30 p.m. – Skye Hart
"Castles, Convents and Cathedrals"

ASU alumnus Skye Hart explores music from the Renaissance to the present that mirrors the architecture in which it was conceived.

Sunday, Mar. 20, 2:30 p.m. – Renée Anne Louprette
"North Meets South: Musical treasures by German Baroque and Italian Renaissance masters"

New York organist Renée Anne Louprette plays both the Fritts and Traeri organ with works by Buxtehude, Böhm, Merulo, Cavazzoni, Trabaci, De Macque and J. S. Bach.

Tickets: $22–General; $16–ASU Faculty, Staff and Alumni; $15–Senior; $12–Student.

Save 25 percent by ordering tickets to three or more events per person by Oct. 1.

A $2 handling fee applies to all orders, and a web per ticket purchase fee will apply.

Box office hours are Wednesday–Friday, 11:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., and Saturday 2–4 p.m.

To order tickets, call the Herberger Box Office at 480-965-6447 or go to music.asu.edu/events.



Media Contact:
Heather Beaman
School of Music Communications Liaison
480.727.6222
Heather.M.Beaman@asu.edu

ASU law school receives $2M gift from Steele Foundation


August 24, 2015

The Steele Foundation has made a grant award of $2 million to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University to endow the Daniel Cracchiolo Chair in Civil and Criminal Law, thus founding the largest named chair in the school’s history.

“With this type of support, we anticipate that our ability to draw an even more prominent pool of talent to ASU Law will be further strengthened,” said Douglas Sylvester, dean of ASU Law. “With this gift, ASU Law will dedicate resources to innovative education opportunities, allowing our highly knowledgeable faculty members to excel in their work.” Daniel Cracchiolo, co-founder of Burch and Cracchiolo The Steele Foundation has made a grant award of $2 million to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University to endow the Daniel Cracchiolo Chair in Civil and Criminal Litigation. Cracchiolo is chairman and CEO of the Steele Foundation and co-founder of one of Phoenix’s most prominent law firms, Burch & Cracchiolo.<Br>Image provided by Burch and Cracchiolo Download Full Image

In recognition of this gift, ASU Law will name its new downtown Phoenix executive conference room at the Arizona Center for Law and Society after Cracchiolo, chairman and CEO of the Steele Foundation and co-founder of one of Phoenix’s most prominent law firms, Burch & Cracchiolo.

“I am humbled by our board of directors’ decision to bestow this honor in my name. It is wonderful to have my name associated with the ASU Law, and I am equally ecstatic our grant will provide scholarships for first-generation law school students,” said Cracchiolo. “For over 60 years I have practiced law in Arizona, and I am excited to see ASU Law coming into downtown Phoenix. I’m thrilled our foundation will be an integral part of supporting this move.”

A graduate of the University of Arizona Law in 1952, Cracchiolo considers Phoenix his home and has received numerous accolades for his leadership role within the legal community. In 1970, Cracchiolo co-founded the firm of Burch & Cracchiolo, P.A. He is an inductee of the Maricopa County Bar Association Hall of Fame; a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; the American Judicature Society; the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; and is listed in two categories within the “Best Lawyers in America.”

Established in 1980, the Steele Foundation has a long tradition of supporting early-childhood education and programs that promote first-generation college attendance and graduation. With this gift, the foundation is expanding its focus to higher education and is partnering with ASU Law as it continues to offer a diverse and comprehensive selection of programs and courses to its students.

Director of Communications, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

480-727-9052