Jeffery Meyer

Conductor | Pianist

Arizona State University Orchestras

ASU Symphony Orchestra, September 28, 2016

The ASU Symphony Orchestra provides its members with intensive orchestral training and professional level artistic performance experience. Led by Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, the ASUSO performs challenging and diverse repertoire chosen to help emerging professional musicians develop a wide range of skills and aptitudes. Rich concert programming offers audiences and the greater arts community opportunities to engage with major works of the orchestral canon as well as cutting-edge works of our time. Exploring the full creative range of the contemporary symphony orchestra, the ASUSO seeks to perform canonical works with technical excellence and artistry while also pushing musical boundaries through innovative multi-disciplinary collaborations.

The ASU Symphony Orchestra aims to extend student learning through rich interactions with professional artists. ASU faculty are closely involved with their students’ orchestral experience and regularly lead orchestral sectionals. The ASU orchestras also maintain a vibrant relationship with the Phoenix Symphony with frequent guest artist visits in both sectional rehearsals and side-by-side rehearsal contexts.

Guest artists have included renowned faculty performers and other celebrated professional collaborators including:

•Violinists Glenn Dicterow, Szymon Goldberg, Dylana Jenson, Ani Kavafian and Edvard Melkus

•Cellists Colin Carr, Stephen Kates and Lazlo-Varga

•Pianists André Watts, Ursula Oppens, Jeffrey Siegel, Victor Borge

•Guitarist Manuel Lopez Ramos

•Singers Faye Robinson, Anna Christy, Isola Jones

•Conductors Carl St.Clair, Tito Muñoz, Lukas Foss, Vincent Persichetti, ,

•Composers Joan Tower, Phillip Glass and Gunther Schuller, PDQ Bach


2016 - 2017 ASU Orchestra Season

Ecstasy of Memory: Respighi, Ravel and Mendelssohn
Friday, September 9, 7:30 p.m.
Katzin Concert Hall

ASU Chamber Orchestra
Jeffery Meyer, conductor

The ASU Chamber Orchestra begins the 2016-17 seasons under the baton of Jeffery Meyer with three virtuosic works for chamber orchestra: Respighi’s Trittico Botticeliano, Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 “Italian”.

Respighi: Trittico Botticelliano, P. 151
Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, op. 90 (“Italian”)


Seduction and the Hand of Fate: Adams and Tchaikovsky
Wednesday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Gammage

Monday, October 3, 7:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts,
7380 E Second St., Scottsdale
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ASU Symphony Orchestra
Jeffery Meyer, conductor

The ASU Symphony Orchestra, led by Jeffery Meyer, presents Adams’ The Chairman Dances, a fanciful portrayal of the youthful Mao Tse Tung dancing the foxtrot with his mistress, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, a dramatic depiction of the transformation of fate.

Adams: The Chairman Dances; Foxtrot for Orchestra (1985)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5, op. 64, TH 29, E minor


A Circle of Forces: Britten, Nuyts and Prokofiev 
Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Gammage

ASU Symphony Orchestra
Jeffery Meyer, conductor

The ASU Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jeffery Meyer welcome cellist Tom Landschoot to the stage for the United States’ premiere of Frank Nuyts Tumbleweed Concerto. The concert begins with Benjamin Britten’s evocative Four Sea Interludes and concludes with Prokofiev’s powerful Symphony No. 5 honoring the composer’s 125th birthday.

Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, op. 33a
Frank Nuyts: Tumbleweed Concerto (for cello and orchestra) (2012)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, op. 100, B-flat major


The Fire of Emerging Artists: Graduate Recital
Wednesday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Katzin Concert Hall

ASU Chamber Orchestra
Cullan Lucas, conductor

DMA orchestral conducting candidate Cullan Lucas leads the ASU Chamber Orchestra in the intimate Katzin Recital Hall in works by Haydn and a world premiere by ASU composition student Stephen Mitton.

Beethoven: Coroilan Overture
Stephen Mitton: World Premiere (2016)
Haydn: Symphony No. 59 “Fire Symphony”


St. Cecilia’s Day Concert
Tuesday, November 22, 7:30 p.m.
Central United Methodist Church, 1875 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004 (next to the Phoenix Art Museum)

ASU Chamber Singers and Chamber Orchestra
Jason Caslor, David Schildkret, conductors

A traditional celebration of the patron saint of music, featuring Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day.

Handel: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76

Tickets:  $15, students free with ID (1 ticket per ID), available at the Herberger Institute Box Office or at the door


Holiday Concert!
Friday, December 2, 7:30 p.m. 
ASU Gammage

ASU Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
Bartlett Evans, Jeffery Meyer, Julie Neish, David Schildkret, 
Jason Thompson, conductors
Gordon Hawkins, baritone

Join the ASU Choirs and Symphony Orchestra for selections from Tchaikovsky’s The NutcrackerFantasia on Christmas Carols by Vaughan Williams with faculty baritone Gordon Hawkins, and many more holiday favorites.


Concert of Soloists: Ravel, Bates and Prize Winners
Friday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Gammage 

ASU Symphony Orchestra
Conductors and soloists TBA

The ASU Symphony Orchestra presents the winners of the 2016 concerto competition in the Concert of Soloists. The program will begin with Mason Bates’ blues-inspired White Lies for Lomax and conclude with Ravel’s opulent and explosive Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2.

Bates: White Lies for Lomax (2008)
Concertos: TBA
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2


Kinetic Aesthetics: Beethoven and Theofanidis
Monday, February 27, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Gammage

ASU Chamber Orchestra
Jeffery Meyer, conductor
Albie Micklich, bassoon

Bassoonist Albie Micklich is featured alongside conductor Jeffery Meyer and the ASU Chamber Orchestra in a beautiful and wild new concerto by American composer Christopher Theofanidis. The concert begins and ends with the echoing vitality of Beethoven, first with the Egmont Overture and concluding with the masterful Symphony No. 7.

Beethoven: Egmont: Overture
Theofanidis: Concerto for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra (1997/2002) 
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, op. 92, A major


Rhapsodies: Stucky and Brahms
Friday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Gammage

ASU Symphony Orchestra
Jeffery Meyer, conductor

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky’s Rhapsodies begins a program of lyricism and drama with conductor Jeffery Meyer and the ASU Symphony Orchestra. Brahms’ Symphony No. 4 continues the emotional arc of the program with its contrasting color and grandeur.

Stucky: Rhapsodies (2008)
Brahms: Symphony No.4, op. 98, E minor


Fireworks with the ASU Choirs and Symphony: Stravinsky, Bartok and Beethoven
Thursday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
ASU Gammage

ASU Symphony Orchestra, ASU Choral Union, Concert Choir andBarrett Choir
Jeffery Meyer, David Schildkret, conductors

The ASU Choirs and Symphony combine for the 2016-17 season finale with Stravinsky’s brilliant early work,Fireworks, Bartok’s tour de force Concerto for Orchestra and Beethoven’s monumental Mass in C.

Stravinsky: Feu d'artifice, op.4 (Fireworks)
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123
Beethoven: Mass in C Major, op. 86