ON Stage

ASU Symphony Orchestra: Earth on Fire with Brooklyn Rider

April 5, 2023


As part of the prestigious ASU Visiting Quartet Residency Program, the critically acclaimed string quartet Brooklyn Rider joins the ASU Symphony Orchestra in a rich tapestry of musical selections exploring major issues facing a global, interconnected society on a warming planet. With its intrepid musical appetite, the quartet will act as leaders, soloists, and collaborators throughout the evening on this fascinating and thought-provoking musical journey. Works by Ruth Crawford Seeger, Michael Abels, Gabriela Lena Frank and others.

The ASU Gammage lobby will be open at 6:00 p.m. to all ticket holders to experience exhibits and art displays on topics of climate change and sustainability. Participating artists and scholars include ASU faculty and students in the School of Sustainability in the College of Global Futures, the School of Art and Landscape Architecture, Urban Design and Environmental Design in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts.

Concert program:

Ruth Crawford Seeger: Rissolty Rossolty
Colin Jacobsen: A Short While To Be Hereā€¦ (based on American Folk Songs as collected and transcribed by Ruth Crawford Seeger)
Michael Abels: Global Warming
Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae for string quartet (Brooklyn Rider)
Gabriela Lena Frank: Contested Eden
Siamak Aghaei/Colin Jacobsen: Ascending Bird: Introduction and Dance for Orchestra, (arr. for full orchestra by Michael P. Atkinson)

Event Partners

  • ASU School of Music

Venue Details

ASU Gammage

1200 S Forest Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85281