Scottsdale’s Museum of the West to offer free concert

The Arizona Wind Quintet (Submitted photo)

The Arizona Wind Quintet (Submitted photo)


A free, one-hour concert entitled “The Music of Berio, Haas, and Asia” will be presented at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West.

The program will be performed by the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music Wind Quintet. The musicians include five University of Arizona faculty members and a special guest, saxophonist Kelland Thomas, according to a press release.

The museum is located in downtown Scottsdale’s arts district at 3830 N. Marshall Way, just south of the Main Street art galleries and one block west of Scottsdale Road. The performance will take place in the museum’s 135-seat Virginia G. Piper Theater.

The program features compositions by Daniel Asia, University of Arizona professor of music and director of this performance; Luciano Berio, an Italian composer of the last half of the 20th century; and Pavel Haas, a Czech composer who was murdered during the Holocaust. They include:

  • The Jane Set for solo saxophone (Daniel Asia)
  • Opus Zoo (Luciano Berio)
  • Sequenza for solo saxophone (Luciano Berio)
  • Quintet (Pavel Haas)
  • Sequenza for solo flute (Luciano Berio)

Doors will open to concertgoers at 7 p.m. The museum’s galleries will close at 5 p.m. the day of the concert.

Free, underground parking is available and can be accessed from Marshall Way at the north side of the museum.

For additional information, visit or call 480-686-9539.

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