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A Site of Struggle: American Art Against Anti-Black Violence

Starting May 25, 2022
Evanston
How has art been used to protest, process, mourn, and memorialize anti-Black violence within the United States? Originating at Northwestern's Block Museum of Art  A Site of Struggle explores how arti...
Visual ArtsMay 20221653498000

blossom soup, blossom salad: 2022 MFA Thesis Exhibition

Starting May 25, 2022
Evanston
The 2022 Master of Fine Arts degree candidates — Yani aviles, an emard, Whitney Johnson, Scott Kemp, Travis Morehead, jess mai walker — present their thesis projects at the Block Museum and conclude t...
Visual ArtsMay 20221653498000

Puccini’s La bohème

Starting May 26, 2022
Evanston
Joachim Schamberger, director; Patrick Furrer, conductor; Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra  Four struggling bohemians find their lives forever changed when, one bitterly cold Christmas Eve, a...
MusicMay 20221653611400

Toward the Critique of Violence in 1920s and 2020s Colloquium

May 23, 2022
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Evanston
A Colloquium at Northwestern University in response to the publication of the new translation and critical edition of Walter Benjamin’s 1921 essay, “Zur Kritik der Gewalt” (Toward the Critique of Viol...
HumanitiesMay 20221653314400

Harp Faculty and Studio Recital

May 23, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Marguerite Lynn Williams, Melody Cribbs, Atti Liu, Natalie Man, Amy Shlyak, Emily Stone, and Ksenia Sushkevich, harp  Solo, ensemble, and chamber performances featuring the Bienen School harp studio a...
MusicMay 20221653352200

Northwestern Camerata

May 23, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:15 PM, Evanston
Jack Reeder, conductor; Haoying Wu, keyboard Northwestern Camerata’s spring concert is centered around Wendell Berry’s poem “The Peace of Wild Things,” contemplating our material and spiritual relatio...
MusicMay 20221653352200

Your Skin Shall Bear Witness Against You — On Memory, Materiality, and the Body of the Witness (Vartan Avakian)

May 25, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston
Your Skin Shall Bear Witness Against You — On Memory, Materiality, and the Body of the Witness “This is the story of a judicial investigator, a biochemist, and a salamander. They stand centuries apart...
Visual ArtsMay 20221653517800

Karen Kan-Walsh with Julian Kwok, piano

May 25, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Coordinator of Keyboard Skills and Non-Major Piano at the Bienen School, Karen Kan-Walsh received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in piano performance from the University of Michigan School of ...
MusicMay 20221653525000

"Singing like Germans: Black Musicians in the Land of Bach, Beethoven, and Brahms" Featuring Kira Thurman (University of Michigan)

May 26, 2022
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston
Kira Thurman is a highly-sought-after and award-winning historian and musicologist. A classically-trained pianist who grew up in Vienna, Austria, Thurman earned her PhD in history from the University ...
HumanitiesMay 20221653598800

Philharmonia

May 26, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Robert G. Hasty, conductor; Andrew Ritchie, graduate assistant conductor; Marisa Sardo, guitar  Joaquín Rodrigo, Concierto de Aranjuez  Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36  Bél...
MusicMay 20221653611400

Saxophone Ensemble

May 27, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Taimur Sullivan, director  The Northwestern University Saxophone Ensemble presents a concert of new works that highlight the richness and excitement of the saxophone. The program features world premie...
MusicMay 20221653697800

Trombone Choir

May 27, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Christopher P. Davis, director  James Kazik, 2002  Giuseppe Verdi (arr. Scott Hartman), “Ave Maria” from Otello  Giovanni Gabrieli (arr. Timothy Higgins), Sancta Maria  Paul Dukas (arr. David Mathie),...
MusicMay 20221653697800

An Evening of Strings

June 2, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Jennifer Huang, conductor  Enjoy two masterworks for string chamber ensemble, featuring members of the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra.  Edvard Grieg, Holberg Suite, Op. 40  Pyotr Ilyich Tch...
MusicJune 20221654216200

Performance Hour: Staring at the Dogwood Trees [Friday]

June 3, 2022
All day, Evanston
June 3-5, time TBA Staring at the Dogwood by Trees Harrison Lewis
June 20221654232400

Symphonic Band

June 3, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Shawn Vondran, conductor  2022 marks the 85th anniversary of Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, widely considered a cornerstone of the wind band repertoire. The Symphonic Band’s June performance of t...
MusicJune 20221654302600

University Singers: The Impermanence of All Things

June 3, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
A.J. Keller, conductor; Victoria Marshall and Tim Lambert, graduate assistant conductors  Northwestern University Singers present a meditation on the experience of finitude within the temporal landsca...
MusicJune 20221654302600

Performance Hour: Staring at the Dogwood Trees [Saturday]

June 4, 2022
All day, Evanston
June 3-5, time TBA Staring at the Dogwood by Trees Harrison Lewis
June 20221654318800

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

June 4, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Victor Yampolsky, conductor  In the final concerts of his 38 years at the Bienen School of Music, Victor Yampolsky conducts Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, closing a season reflecting on the composers...
MusicJune 20221654389000

Performance Hour: Staring at the Dogwood Trees [Sunday]

June 5, 2022
All day, Evanston
June 3-5, time TBA Staring at the Dogwood by Trees Harrison Lewis
June 20221654405200

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

June 5, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Victor Yampolsky, conductor  In the final concerts of his 38 years at the Bienen School of Music, Victor Yampolsky conducts Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 9, closing a season reflecting on the composers...
MusicJune 20221654475400

One Book One Northwestern Climate Change-Themed MFA Reading

June 9, 2022
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Online
Current MFA students and alumni, Ignatius Valentine Aloysius, Morgan Eklund, E.W.I. Johnson, Laura Joyce-Hubbard, Aram Mrjoian, and Holly Stovall will read original climate change-themed poetry and pr...
HumanitiesJune 20221654815600

Exhibition Gallery Talk: A Site of Struggle with Emily Martin

June 17, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston
Today’s program is offered by Emily Martin, Curatorial Associate for A Site of Struggle. Exhibition Gallery Talks are offered monthly by Block Museum staff, Northwestern faculty and students, or commu...
Visual ArtsJune 20221655487000

Exhibition Gallery Talk: A Site of Struggle with Alisa Swindell

July 9, 2022
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston
This program is offered by Alisa Swindell, former Curatorial Research Associate for A Site of Struggle and current Associate Curator of Photography at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. Exhibi...
Visual ArtsJuly 20221657387800