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The Heart’s Knowledge: Science and Empathy in the Art of Dario Robleto

Ongoing
Evanston
What do we owe to the memories of one another's hearts? For American artist Dario Robleto (b. 1972), artists and scientists share a common aspiration: to increase the sensitivity of their observations...
Visual ArtsFebruary 20231675879200

Night Side Songs

Starting February 11, 2023
Chicago
“Illness is the night side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.”  – Susan Sontag Yasmine Holly i...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231676165400
Magic Flute poster design

Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Starting February 23, 2023
Evanston
Joachim Schamberger, director; Andrew Bisantz, guest conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra  A handsome prince and an abducted princess are caught between the warring forces of the Quee...
MusicFebruary 20231677202200

Imagine U: The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats

Starting February 24, 2023
Evanston
Adapted for the stage by Jerome HairstonBased on the book by Ezra Jack KeatsDirected by Detra Payne The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, being inclusive in one’...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231677286800

Danceworks 2023: Nostalgia in the Night

Starting March 3, 2023
Evanston
What do cabarets, 1960s surf movies, gritty partnering, and flesh-centric activism have in common? Danceworks 2023: “Nostalgia for the Night” asks how memory, imagination and camaraderie can guide us ...
Theatre and DanceMarch 20231677893400

Imagine U: The Snowy Day and Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats

Starting March 5, 2023
Evanston
Adapted for the stage by Jerome Hairston Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats Directed by Detra Payne The wonder of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, being inclusive in on...
Theatre and DanceMarch 20231678046400

Evanston Dance Ensemble: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Starting March 9, 2023
Evanston
The magical world of Narnia returns with theEvanston Dance Ensemble’s unforgettable productionof The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. This performance uses original music, beautiful costumes, and exc...
Theatre and DanceMarch 20231678411800

Indecent

Starting April 21, 2023
Evanston
By Paula Vogel Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi Indecent, a deeply moving play with music, inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance ...
Theatre and DanceApril 20231682123400

Indecent

Starting April 21, 2023
Evanston
By Paula Vogel Directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi Indecent, a deeply moving play with music, inspired by the true events surrounding the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance ...
Theatre and DanceApril 20231682123400

MFA Collaboration Series: Sweat

Starting April 28, 2023
Evanston
By Lynn Nottage Directed by Tor Campbell This Pulitzer Prize-winning play examines race, class, and the costs of capitalism. In once prosperous Rust Belt town, a group of friends spend their lives sha...
Theatre and DanceApril 20231682728200

The Waa-Mu Show

Starting April 28, 2023
Evanston
Northwestern’s oldest theatrical tradition, The Waa-Mu Show, provides undergraduates with an unparalleled education in new musical theatre development. More than 100 students participate every year as...
Theatre and DanceApril 20231682728200

Everybody

Starting May 19, 2023
Evanston
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Directed by Katie Lupica This modern riff on the fifteenth-century morality play Everymanfollows Everybody (who is chosen from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance...
Theatre and DanceMay 20231684542600

MFA Collaboration Series: Sandblasted

Starting May 26, 2023
Evanston
By Charly Evon Simpson Directed by Manna-Symone Middlebrooks Angela and Odessa are searching for something that might not be real, but they are determined to make a way out of no way. They seek out Ad...
Theatre and DanceMay 20231685147400

Warnock Lecture Series: Emine Fetvaci (Boston College), "The Wonder of Paper Joinery at the Ottoman Court"

February 8, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston
This talk will examine a stunning example of paper cutting and joining prepared by the Ottoman courtier, album maker, and "paper joiner" Kalender Pasha (d. 1616). The folio’s aesthetic qualities help ...
Visual ArtsFebruary 20231675897200

RESIDUE (2020) with filmmaker Merawi Gerima

February 9, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston
Drawing from his upbringing, Merawi Gerima’s debut feature film RESIDUE (2020) follows a young filmmaker returning to Washington DC’s Q Street, a community that raised him, to find it nearly unrecogni...
FilmFebruary 20231675990800

X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES (1963) on 35mm

February 10, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston
Roger Corman’s visionary sci-fi classic follows a scientist (Ray Milland) who develops eyedrops that allows him to see beyond the spectrum of visible light, penetrating mysteries of the human body and...
FilmFebruary 20231676077200
Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Contemporary Music Ensemble

February 10, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Alan Pierson and Ben Bolter, conductors; Jennifer Huang, graduate assistant conductor; Emily Levin and Michelle Gott, harp  Dallas Symphony Orchestra principal harpist Emily Levin and Michelle Gott, a...
MusicFebruary 20231676079000

Symphonic Band

February 10, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Shawn Vondran, conductor; Schyler Adkins, doctoral assistant conductor  The Symphonic Band’s first concert of the winter brings together multiple art forms, beginning with a celebration of dance. Rob ...
MusicFebruary 20231676079000
Sara Davis Buechner

Sara Davis Buechner, piano

February 11, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series Sara Davis Buechner, piano Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times) and “thoughtful artistry in the full...
MusicFebruary 20231676165400
Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra: The Music of Wayne Shorter

February 14, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Derrick Gardner, conductor Jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader Wayne Shorter rose to prominence in the late 1950s as a member of, and composer for, Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. He later ...
MusicFebruary 20231676424600

Shamanic Cinema: Trance as Resistance with Colectivo Los Ingrávidos

February 15, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston
"Shamanic Cinema: Trance as Resistance" brings together six short films by the Mexican independent artist group Colectivo Los Ingrávidos which depict what they call the “violent relational trance of o...
FilmFebruary 20231676509200
The Dover Quartet

Dover Quartet

February 15, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
This concert has been relocated from Pick-Staiger Concert Hall to Galvin Recital Hall. The Dover Quartet’s residency is sponsored in part by the generous support of the Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation....
MusicFebruary 20231676511000

Reading with Kao Kalia Yang, Distinguished Visiting Writer-in-Residence

February 16, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston
  Please join us for a reading with Kao Kalia Yang at 5pm in University Hall, 201! Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American writer. She is the author of the memoirs The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir,...
Literary ArtsFebruary 20231676588400
Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

February 16, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
She-e Wu, director Clay Condon, Fractalia  Nina Young, Etched in Sand  Mike Burritt, Fandango 13  Andy Akiho, Pillar VII  Alejandro Viñao, "Hommage to Nancarrow" from Estudios de Frontera  Joseph Blah...
MusicFebruary 20231676597400

Saxophone Ensemble

February 16, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Taimur Sullivan, director Vibrant new works composed for saxophones, including the world premiere of Hawk’s Nest by Berlin Prize winner Laura Schwendinger and Portal by Lawrence Dillon, plus the US pr...
MusicFebruary 20231676597400

OUR VOICE OF EARTH, MEMORY & FUTURE (1981)

February 17, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston
“The land belongs to those who work it, not the thieves who stole it.” --Nuestra Voz An essential yet underseen work of Latin American political cinema, NUESTRA VOZ DE TIERRA, MEMORIA Y FUTURO (Our Vo...
Visual ArtsFebruary 20231676682000

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

February 17, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Mallory Thompson, conductor On the subject of her work Magneticfireflies, Augusta Read Thomas explains, “One of the main intentions of this music is the juxtaposition between stark, bold, individual c...
MusicFebruary 20231676683800

Violet

February 17, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
Music by Jeanine Tesori Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts Directed by Mikael Burke As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was ...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231676683800

Science on Screen: FIRST MAN (2018)

February 18, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston
Damien Chazelle’s meticulously-realized film follows astronaut Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling) and wife Janet (Claire Foy) on the long and difficult path that led from the death of their daughter Karen ...
FilmFebruary 20231676746800

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

February 18, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Andrew Megill, guest conductor; Charles Foster, keyboard One of America’s leading choral musicians, Andrew Megill returns to lead a program on the eve of Lent—a season rich in introspective works from...
MusicFebruary 20231676770200

Violet

February 18, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
Music by Jeanine Tesori Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts Directed by Mikael Burke As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was ...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231676770200

Chicago Saxophone Day

February 19, 2023
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Evanston
Bienen saxophone professor Taimur Sullivan and Dr. J. Michael Weiss-Holmes (Roosevelt University) co-lead a whirlwind day of master classes, clinics, and recitals. This year’s featured guest artist is...
MusicFebruary 20231676818800

A Mirror is Not a Window: Roe Versus Wade

February 19, 2023
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, Evanston
A reading of a new play by award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer and playwright Sarah Schulman, directed by Obie-winner Lisa Peterson. Two women, the lawyer and the plaintiff, argued the case for...
February 20231676833200

Violet

February 19, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Evanston
Music by Jeanine Tesori Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts Directed by Mikael Burke As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was ...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231676836800
Guitar Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

February 19, 2023
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, Evanston
Anne Waller, director Music for guitar soloists, duos, trios, and full ensemble.
MusicFebruary 20231676838600
Baroque Music Ensemble

Baroque Music Ensemble: Classical Lightning

February 19, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Stephen Alltop, conductor The talented members of the Baroque Music Ensemble once again venture into the early Classical period in notably virtuosic concertos and symphonies by C. P. E. Bach, Joseph H...
MusicFebruary 20231676856600

LOVE, WOMEN & FLOWERS (1989)

February 23, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston
Filmed over the course of five years, AMOR, MUJERES & FLORES is a two-part documentary by Colombian duo Marta Rodriguéz and Jorge Silva exposing the harmful working environment of flower cultivation l...
FilmFebruary 20231677200400

Violet

February 23, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
Music by Jeanine Tesori Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts Directed by Mikael Burke As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was ...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231677202200

DRY GROUND BURNING (2022) with filmmaker Joana Pimenta

February 24, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston
A visionary hybrid of documentary and science-fiction, DRY GROUND BURNING takes place in an alternate present, in which a group of outlaw women dares to pirate, refine, and distribute petrol in the fa...
FilmFebruary 20231677283200

Violet

February 24, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
Music by Jeanine Tesori Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts Directed by Mikael Burke As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was ...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231677288600

Violet

February 25, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Evanston
Music by Jeanine Tesori Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts Directed by Mikael Burke As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was ...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231677355200
Alvario Pierri

Álvaro Pierri, guitar

February 25, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Segovia Classical Guitar Series Álvaro Pierri, guitar “Fluent technique, golden tone and singing musicality poured from his guitar. Pierri matched panache with reflectiveness and superb rh...
MusicFebruary 20231677375000

Violet

February 25, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
Music by Jeanine Tesori Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts Directed by Mikael Burke As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was ...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231677375000

Violet

February 26, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Evanston
Music by Jeanine Tesori Lyrics and book by Brian Crawley Based on “The Ugliest Pilgrim” by Doris Betts Directed by Mikael Burke As a girl, Violet was struck by a wayward axe blade when her father was ...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20231677441600
Concert Band

Concert Band

February 26, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
Daniel J. Farris, conductor Talented students from across the Northwestern campus present a concert of band standards.
MusicFebruary 20231677445200
Jazz Small Ensembles

Jazz Small Ensembles: Composition 1402—New Beginning

February 27, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Derrick Gardner and Kevin Fort, conductors An evening of brand new compositions and arrangements by jazz studies students.
MusicFebruary 20231677547800
Headshot of Patrice Michaels.

Patrice Michaels and Friends

February 28, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Patrice Michaels, soprano and composer; Julian Velasco, saxophone; the Cavatina Duo (Eugenia Moliner, flute and Denis Azabagic, guitar); Nick Photinos, cello; Jason Carlson, Alan Darling, and Kuang-Ha...
MusicFebruary 20231677634200

FOG LINE (1970) and HORIZONS (1973) with filmmaker Larry Gottheim

March 1, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
A key figure in American avant-garde cinema since the 1970s, Larry Gottheim has influenced countless filmmakers, both through his patient, sensuous 16mm films, and through his role in founding the Cin...
FilmMarch 20231677718800

GIUSEPPINA (1960) and THE UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (1964)

March 2, 2023
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
The two films in this program offer brightly-hued glimpses of the optimistic image that oil companies sought to project into the popular imagination of the 1950s and 60s. Commissioned by British Petro...
FilmMarch 20231677803400

ONE IMAGE, TWO ACTS (2020) with filmmaker Sanaz Sohrabi

March 3, 2023
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Evanston
ONE IMAGE, TWO ACTS with filmmaker Sanaz Sohrabi (SANAZ SOHRABI, 2020, 44 MIN, DIGITAL) IN PERSON: SANAZ SOHRABI   In ONE IMAGE, TWO ACTS, Montreal-based Iranian filmmaker Sanaz Sohrabi draws on the p...
FilmMarch 20231677891600
An array of choral singers, donning black attire, in warm lighting.

University Chorale: A Simple Song

March 4, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, No Location
A. J. Keller, conductor This winter, University Chorale explores the simpler side of choral music, with a program exploring a variety of traditional and contemporary pieces based on minimal musical ma...
MusicMarch 20231677979800
An array of string players wearing black on stage.

Philharmonia

March 5, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
Robert G. Hasty, conductor Louis Joseph F. Hérold, Overture to Zampa Aram Khachaturian, Masquerade: Suite Sergei Prokofiev, Symphony No. 7 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 131
MusicMarch 20231678050000
A group of singers wearing black on stage.

University Singers: a little bird told me...

March 5, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston
A. J. Keller, conductor The University Singers’ winter program explores traditional and contemporary selections based on the backbone of Western choral music: Gregorian chant. Their performance featur...
MusicMarch 20231678057200
Aerial view of orchestral players on stage.

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

March 9, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Robert G. Hasty, conductor; Jakyoung Olivia Huh, cello (Northwestern Concerto Competition winner) A program showcasing the works of British composers. William Walton, Façade: Suite No. 2 Edward Elgar,...
MusicMarch 20231678411800
A line of violinists mid-bow and under stage lighting.

Bienen Strings Ensemble

March 10, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Matthew Sheppard, conductor Talented Bienen School string students present a concert selected from the vast string repertoire. Heinrich von Biber, Battalia  Leoš Janáček, Suite for Strings (conducted ...
MusicMarch 20231678498200
A conductor standing on stage and directing a group of string players.

Contemporary Music Ensemble

March 10, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Ben Bolter, conductor The Contemporary Music Ensemble’s second concert of the winter quarter features Bienen faculty composer and Wet Ink Ensemble co-director Alex Mincek’s Pendulum VII; Charlie Piper...
MusicMarch 20231678498200
A group of choral singers wearing black and standing on stage.

Northwestern Camerata: A Circle of Infinity

March 10, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Victoria Marshall, conductor; Sandy Li, piano; Bienen String Quartet A program for treble voices and strings, including music by Jean-Baptiste Lully, Edward Elgar, Eric Whitacre, and Joby Talbot, as w...
MusicMarch 20231678498200

Bandini-Chiacchiaretta Duo with the Dalí Quartet

March 11, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Segovia Classical Guitar Series Giampaolo Bandini, guitar; Cesare Chiacchiaretta, bandoneón; Ari Isaacman-Beck and Carlos Rubio, violin; Adriana Linares, viola; Jesús Morales, cello The Ba...
MusicMarch 20231678584600
A side shot of wind players.

Symphonic Band

March 11, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Shawn Vondran, conductor The Symphonic Band’s second winter-quarter concert takes a musical tour around the world, starting in Havana with George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture before traversing the globe ...
MusicMarch 20231678584600
Members of Unheard-of//Ensemble posing in front of a red backdrop.

Unheard-of//Ensemble: An Evening of World Premieres

March 11, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Ford Fourqurean, clarinet; Matheus Souza and Erica Dicker, violin; Iva Casian-Lakoš, cello; Daniel Anastasio, piano New York-based contemporary chamber group Unheard-of//Ensemble is dedicated to the d...
MusicMarch 20231678584600
Yefim Bronfman

SOLD OUT: Yefim Bronfman, piano

April 2, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
This event has sold out. Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series Yefim Bronfman, piano “Bronfman is well known as a powerhouse pianist with a tone of crystalline clarity.” –Los Angeles Times Widely pr...
MusicApril 20231680465600
Manuel Barrueco

Manuel Barrueco, guitar

April 8, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Segovia Classical Guitar Series Manuel Barrueco, guitar “A warmth and a singing quality that would undoubtedly have made Segovia smile.” –New York Times During three decades of concertizin...
MusicApril 20231681000200
Pianist Jeffrey Siegel in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

American Pianistic Treasures

May 5, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022-23 Keyboard Conversations series Jeffrey Siegel, piano Hallmarks of American musical style, including the rarely heard solo piano transcription of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue a...
MusicMay 20231683333000

Waa-Mu: Behind the Curtain

May 6, 2023
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, Evanston
Led by Dr. Ryan T. Nelson, School of Communication Part of the IMAGINE U series for young audiences, geared toward children and their families. An interactive musical exploration for young audiences! ...
Theatre and DanceMay 20231683399600
Wieskirche, designed by the Zimmermann brothers, near Steingaden, Germany, 1745–1755, view toward altar.

Warnock Lecture Series: Michael Yonan (University of California Davis), "The Bavarian Rococo, the Outlier of Eighteenth-Century Art"

May 17, 2023
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston
Bavarian rococo art and architecture has long received both attention and derision from art historians. It is incredibly sophisticated in design and seemingly totally out of sync with the broader narr...
Visual ArtsMay 20231684360800
Stewart Goodyear

Stewart Goodyear, piano

May 26, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series Stewart Goodyear, piano Proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times and "one of the best pianists of his generation" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewar...
MusicMay 20231685147400