October 23, 2013
The La Sala Ballroom at ASU’s West campus will host a concert by the West Valley Symphony at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2.
Conducted by Cal Stewart Kellogg, this 70-piece ensemble returns to the West campus with an exciting concert celebrating its 40th birthday as an organization, performing Verdi’s exotic ballet from “Aida,” Wagner’s powerful Prelude and Liebestod from “Tristan and Isolde,” and Britten’s beloved showcase of the instruments of the symphony, his “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.”
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The West Valley Symphony is the only professional orchestra based in and serving the West Valley communities. Kellogg was named the orchestra’s music director and conductor in April 2009. Maestro Kellogg continues to be an audience favorite, thanks to his personable style and exceptional talent, leading the orchestra in truly stirring performances.
“ASU’s West campus is the only venue where the West Valley Symphony performs, other than their home location in Surprise,” said Jeff Kennedy, the campus’ artistic director and a faculty member in ASU’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. “We are delighted to welcome them back to campus again this year and to offer Valley residents this opportunity to see these talented musicians perform.”
Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. They may be purchased online or reserved by calling (602) 543-2787. Tickets also will be available at the door.
The campus is at 4701 W. Thunderbird Road in Phoenix. There is no charge for visitor parking on weekends.
Information about this and other upcoming events to be held at ASU’s West campus may be found online on the campus events page.