The next concert in the Arts at Ascension series is Friday, Feb. 8.

The concert, featuring Catalin Rotaru accompanied by Wan Ting Yu, begins at 7 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension.

Catalin Rotaru, who plays double bass, joined Arizona State University School of Music in 2005.

He is a graduate of the National University of Music from Bucharest, Romania, and holds a master’s degree in music performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Wan Ting Yu began showing a high level of interest and aptitude toward music at a young age.

She began playing piano when she was three and double bass when she was 10. In 2015, she was offered a full-time position in the Taipei Symphony Orchestra.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the National Taiwan Normal University and her Master’s Degree in Double Bass performance at Taipei National University of Arts.

Tickets for the concert are $30 per person for priority seating and $25 per person for general admission.

Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling the church, 480-837-1066.

The net proceeds will be donated to the fine arts department at St. Matthew School. St. Matthew is an inner-city Catholic K-8 school that provides a comprehensive dual language education to further the lives of students and families.