Arizona Wind Symphony - Now in its 18th season, the Arizona Wind Symphony (AWS) entertains Tempe and surrounding communities with an enjoyable variety of music in the beautiful Tempe Center for the Arts. Under the baton of William J. Richardson, the AWS is a 90-piece concert band comprised of musicians passionately committed to presenting music of the highest caliber. AWS is comprised of music professionals, non-professionals and students. Joined together by a shared joy and commitment to the arts, AWS musicians are proud to share their time and talents for enriching the cultural landscape of our community.
The Bridge Initiative is an Arizona nonprofit working to identify and empower female artists in the Southwest region, with the aim of gender parity across all theatrical disciplines. The mission also includes bridging the gap between academia and the professional world, encouraging students to envision a clearer path to becoming lifelong artists.
was founded by Artistic Director Carley Conder in 2003, CONDER/dance is committed to enhancing the cultural vibrancy of its home community in Arizona. CONDER/dance also produces Breaking Ground, a notable dance and film festival, at Tempe Center for the Arts. By creating vibrant new works, providing platforms for artists to present innovative voices in dance and building bridges worldwide through international cultural exchange, CONDER/dance's objective is to enlarge the artistic environment that is vital to the cultural fabric of Arizona.
Desert Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company that was founded in 1979 by four ASU Dance Graduates. Currently, under the artistic direction of Lisa R. Chow and Step Raptis, Desert Dance Theatre has an eclectic variety of dances in the current repertory, which range from classical, comical, abstract and theatrical.
Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Series takes place in the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. This Sunday afternoon series features guest artists from all over the United States and they are all exceptionally fine musicians. After the concerts the audience is invited to meet the musicians at a wine reception, and a glass of wine is included in the adult ticket price.
Lakeshore Music, Inc. (LMI) produces and promotes high-quality jazz programming, master classes and educational seminars in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Based in Tempe, Arizona, LMI evolved from three separate and successful jazz programs launched in Tempe.
Decidedly off the beaten path, Stray Cat is an indie theatre at its best: quirky, edgy and irreverent. Stray Cat Theatre scratches the Valley's itch for a visceral, provocative theatre experience for culture-savvy cats who crave something beyond the standard kitty chow.
Since 1989, Tempe Winds is dedicated to making music accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds across the East Valley and Phoenix by providing fully professional, low-cost concerts and educational programming. Tempe Winds presents concerts with musical offerings for children and families, seasoned concert-goers, and those just discovering the joys of classical music.