ASU FAME Concert, Auction Features Music and Artwork
March 24, 2011
Tickets for the 7 p.m. event are $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens, with students admitted free. The C.J. Davidson Conference Center is located in the ASU Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
The plate auction, which will end after this years event, will allow silent-auction bids before the concert and at intermission on 15 local artists and celebrities creations. The winning bids will be announced during the concert. Artwork by ASU students will also be on display and available for sale in the UC Art Gallery with proceeds to be split between the artists and the FAME scholarship fund.
The concert will include performances by the ASU Wind Ensemble, Concert Chorale, Jazz Combo, Brass Choir, Percussion Ensemble, Woodwind Quintet and Music Theater Workshop.
The Jazz Combo will perform the Mahogany Hall Stomp by Spencer Williams and My Funny Valentine by Richard Rodgers. The Percussion Ensemble will contribute La Vida Es Un Carnaval, while the Woodwind Quintet will play a movement of Klughardts Quintet, Op 70.
ASUs Concert Chorale will sing A Jubilant Song by Norman Dello Joio and follow that with Aaron Coplands Ching-a-Ring Chaw. The Brass Choir will perform Overture for a New Day by Andrew Wolfe and Girl With the Flaxen Hair by Claude Debussy. The Opera Music Theatre Workshop will present Mr. Cellophane from Chicago by John Kander. The Wind Ensemble will perform Irish Tune from County Derry by Percy Grainger and Kirkpatrick Fanfare by Andrew Boysen Jr.
Over the past 14 years, ASU FAME has provided more than 275 scholarships to ASU art and music students totaling more than $160,000.
Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For more information, call the ASU Department of Art and Music at 942-2085.