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Well Versed: Dittmar Gallery 2024 Community Art Show

Ongoing
Evanston
Well Versed is an invitation to explore the intertwining of art and language through the unique medium of poetry. This art exhibit prompts visual artists in our community to create works inspired by p...
Visual ArtsFebruary 20241708668000

Actions for the Earth: Art, Care & Ecology

Starting February 23, 2024
Evanston
Actions for the Earth: Art, Care & Ecology is a traveling exhibition that considers kinship, healing, and restorative interventions as artistic practices and strategies to foster a deeper consciousnes...
Visual ArtsFebruary 20241708711200

Looking 101

Starting February 23, 2024
Evanston
The average museum visitor spends less than 30 seconds looking at a work of art.  It usually takes us far less than that to draw conclusions about what we see; the human brain seems to perform this wo...
Visual ArtsFebruary 20241708711200

Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really

Starting February 23, 2024
Evanston
By Kate HamillBased on the novel by Bram StockerDirected by Jasmine B. Gunter  In this thrilling new adaptation that bounces between horror and humor, playwright Kate Hamill confronts the sexism in Br...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20241708738200
A cottage made of colorful candy in the middle of the woods

Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel

Starting February 23, 2024
Evanston
Joachim Schamberger, director; Patrick Furrer, conductor; Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra  Premiered in 1893, Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel is based on the Brothers Grimm fairy ...
MusicFebruary 20241708738200

Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy, Really

Starting February 25, 2024
Evanston
By Kate HamillBased on the novel by Bram StockerDirected by Jasmine B. Gunter  In this thrilling new adaptation that bounces between horror and humor, playwright Kate Hamill confronts the sexism in Br...
Theatre and DanceFebruary 20241708891200

Norris Mini Courses Early Registration

Starting February 26, 2024
Evanston
Learn something new this Spring with Norris Mini Courses.  Registration for Spring Mini Courses will open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26.  Returning favorites include public speaking, Introductio...
Visual ArtsFebruary 20241708927200

Wonder Boy: A New Musical

Starting March 7, 2024
Evanston
When Jackson ingests an experimental drug and transforms into a superhero, he learns that protecting others is more complicated than he thought. As he navigates his new identity as a transgender man, ...
Theatre and DanceMarch 20241709861400

Danceworks 2024: Emergence

Starting March 8, 2024
Evanston
Join us for Northwestern’s annual dance showcase featuring new works by acclaimed and nationally recognized guest choreographers and faculty. 
Theatre and DanceMarch 20241709947800

16th Annual Writers Festival, presented by Northwestern Creative Writing

Starting May 6, 2024
Evanston
Please join us for the 16th annual Writers Festival, featuring renowned writers offering public readings! This year's featured writers are Stephanie Griest, Kirstin Valdez Quade, and Airea D. Matthews...
Literary ArtsMay 20241715032800
cellist

Bienen Strings Ensemble

February 24, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Donald Schleicher, conductor  Arnold Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4  W. A. Mozart, Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 297b 
MusicFebruary 20241708824600
Concert Band musicians performing onstage

Concert Band

February 25, 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
Daniel J. Farris, conductor Talented students from across the Northwestern campus present a concert of band standards. Morton Gould (trans. Philip J. Lang), American Salute  Ronald LoPresti, Elegy for...
MusicFebruary 20241708894800
Camerata singers standing around a piano onstage

Northwestern Camerata: Light of a Clear Blue Morning

February 25, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Victoria Marshall, conductor; Ami Hatori, piano Come along on a journey with the Northwestern Camerata as they travel from night to day. Their program features classical and contemporary music for tre...
MusicFebruary 20241708911000
Shining brass instruments on a reflective surface

Trombone Choir

February 25, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Reed Capshaw, director  Music written and arranged for trombones.  Daniela Candillari, Fanfare  Claudia Francesca Rusca (trans. Corey Sansolo), Glorias e Coros per Tromboni  Chiara Margherita Cozzolan...
MusicFebruary 20241708911000
Three jazz musicians performing together

Jazz Small Ensembles: Composition 1502—Student Originals

February 26, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Derrick Gardner and Kevin Fort, conductors The students of the Derrick Gardner and Kevin Fort ensembles perform a program of new and original works.
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Michael Zapata Reading and Conversation

February 27, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston
Chicago-based author Michael Zapata will be reading and discussing his novel The Lost Book of Adana Moreau. Zapata is a founding editor of MAKE Literary Magazine and the author of the novel The Lost B...
Literary ArtsFebruary 20241709074800

Early Modern Colloquium: Colby Gordon

February 28, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston
Please join the Trans Poetics, Affects, and Histories Workshop, and the Renaissance Lab for a talk by Dr. Colby Gordon called "Fear of A Trans Renaissance" on Wednesday Feb 28 a 5pm, in the Hagstrum R...
HumanitiesFebruary 20241709161200
Saxophone studio musicians standing in front of the Bienen School with their instruments

Saxophone Ensemble

February 28, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Taimur Sullivan, director The Northwestern University Saxophone Ensemble presents a wide-ranging concert showcasing the expressive capabilities of the saxophone. Included will be works by ground-break...
MusicFebruary 20241709170200

Raven Leilani Reading

February 29, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston
Raven Leilani Baptiste is an American writer whose debut novel, Luster, was published in 2020 under the name Raven Leilani. Her work has been published in Granta, The Yale Review, McSweeney’s Quarterl...
Literary ArtsFebruary 20241709247600

Thought Leadership Panel: Careers in Humanities

March 1, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, Online
Please join the Northwestern University School of Professional Studies (SPS) Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program for a discussion about career pathways in the humanities outside of academia. Lea...
HumanitiesMarch 20241709316000
University Chorale performing at night in Galvin Recital Hall

University Chorale: Staggering, Elegant, Beautiful Things

March 1, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
A. J. Keller and Logan Henke, conductors; Charles Foster, piano A cosmic exploration of the natural world, culminating in The Consolation of Apollo, Kile Smith’s extraordinary musical journey through ...
MusicMarch 20241709343000

Casting Beyond the Binary

March 2, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, Evanston
Gender is an ever-evolving part of our society; a continually reinforced structure often used to understand and evaluate each other. The same can be said of casting.  As our industry aspires toward a ...
Theatre and DanceMarch 20241709402400
Guitarist David Russell

SOLD OUT: David Russell, guitar

March 2, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Segovia Classical Guitar Series This event has sold out. “Russell is not only an elegant musician but also a technician of the highest order.” —San Francisco Classical Voice  Classical gui...
MusicMarch 20241709429400
Philharmonia musicians performing onstage

Philharmonia

March 3, 2024
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
Diego Hernandez, graduate conductor; Giang Vo and Jason Gluck, graduate assistant conductors Dena Levy, Aidan Alcocer, Eden Stargardt, Ryan Williamson, Lily Kern, Gwen Boros, Mark Morris, and Michael ...
MusicMarch 20241709499600
University Singers

University Singers

March 3, 2024
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston
Heartoutbursts A. J. Keller and Zachary Shand, conductors; Charles Foster, piano  An uplifting program of works from a variety of styles and musical eras, focusing on the myriad ways composers have ex...
MusicMarch 20241709506800
Jazz Small Ensemble

Jazz Small Ensembles

March 4, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Composition 1502—Student Originals Joe Clark and Darius Hampton, conductors  Jazz studies students in the Joe Clark and Darius Hampton ensembles showcase their creativity in a program of all-new comp...
MusicMarch 20241709602200
Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra: Hard Bop Evolution

March 5, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Derrick Gardner, conductor  Journalists and record companies began using the term “hard bop” in the mid-1950s to describe a new current within jazz that incorporated influences from rhythm and blues, ...
MusicMarch 20241709688600
Aiyun Huang

Aiyun Huang, percussion

March 6, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
First Prize and Audience Award winner at the 2002 Geneva International Music Competition, Aiyun Huang enjoys a career as a soloist, chamber musician, researcher, teacher, and producer. Her recent perf...
MusicMarch 20241709775000
Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

March 7, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Benjamin Manis, conductor; Geoffrey Schmelzer, baritone (Northwestern Concerto/Aria Competition winner)  Igor Stravinsky, Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra Igor Stravinsky, Suite No. 2 for Small Orchest...
MusicMarch 20241709861400
Contemporary Music Ensemble

Contemporary Music Ensemble

March 8, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
Ben Bolter, conductor; Jason Gluck, assistant conductor; Rena Maduro, mezzo-soprano  The ensemble’s second winter-quarter performance features Israeli composer Yotam Haber’s Estro Poetico-armonico III...
MusicMarch 20241709947800
Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

March 8, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Shawn Vondran, conductor  Charles Ives, Variations on “America”  Roshanne Etezady, Against the Rain  David Maslanka, Traveler  Zhou Tian, Sinfonia 
MusicMarch 20241709947800
Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

March 9, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Terrifying Angel—Choral Explorations of Rilke Andrew Megill and Tim Lambert, conductors ​​​​​​​Stephen Andrew Taylor, guest composer An evening of choral settings of poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke, whos...
MusicMarch 20241710034200
Portrait of singer Jamie Barton in a leather jacket

Jamie Barton Vocal Master Class

April 3, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
Part of the Tichio-Finnie Vocal Master Class Series “Barton’s mezzo has a juicy bite and a fierce chest register… and is probably still reverberating around the auditorium right now,” declares Bachtra...
MusicApril 20241712188800
Headshot of five creative writing graduate students and the Crying in H Mart book cover

One Book One Northwestern "Crying in H Mart" inspired reading

April 5, 2024
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Evanston
The MFA in Prose and Poetry and MA in Writing Programs at SPS are pleased to present readings by current creative writing students Amanda Dee, Nicole Schnitzler, Jared Spitz, Sara Verstynen, and Laura...
Literary ArtsApril 20241712358000
Pianist Maria João Pires

SOLD OUT: Maria João Pires, piano

April 12, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
This performance is SOLD OUT. Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series Winner of the 2023 Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance "Sparkle as well as high seriousness" —The Guardian Born in 1944 in...
MusicApril 20241712968200
Guitarist Álvaro Pierri

Álvaro Pierri, guitar

April 13, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Segovia Classical Guitar Series “Fluent technique, golden tone, and singing musicality” —Vancouver Sun  A leading personality in the world of the guitar, Álvaro Pierri is a regular guest i...
MusicApril 20241713054600
Gateways Chamber Players and Phylicia Rashad

Gateways Chamber Players with Tai Murray and Phylicia Rashad

April 15, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Gateways Music Festival In the opening performance of the Gateways Festival’s 2023-24 Chicago residency, the Gateways Chamber Players, featuring violinist Tai Murray and special guest narr...
MusicApril 20241713227400

Suzanne Scanlon Reading

April 17, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Evanston
Suzanne Scanlon is the author of Committed (Vintage / Anchor Books), a critical memoir about women, reading, and mental illness. Scanlon’s previous books include Promising Young Women (Dorothy, 2012) ...
Literary ArtsApril 20241713391200
Stewart Goodyear

Stewart Goodyear

April 17, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Gateways Music Festival  Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplish...
MusicApril 20241713400200

The Moore Lecture Series presents Erika L. Sanchez

April 25, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston
The Moore Lecture Series aims to attract great writers to pass their knowledge and experience on to students, faculty, and the Northwestern community. This year's Moore lecturer is Erika L. Sanchez. E...
Literary ArtsApril 20241714082400
Pianist Gabriela Montero

SOLD OUT: Gabriela Montero, piano

April 28, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
This performance is SOLD OUT. Part of the Skyline Piano Artist Series “Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power in climactic moments, soulful lyricism i...
MusicApril 20241714350600
Guitarist An Tran

An Tran, guitar

May 4, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the Segovia Classical Guitar Series Hailed by The Boston Globe for his “subtle, graceful virtuosity,” An Tran continues to impress audiences with innate musicality and dynamic artistry. In rec...
MusicMay 20241714869000
Pianist Jeffrey Siegel

Three Great Beloved Romantics

May 10, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel Jeffrey Siegel, piano The 2023-24 season of Keyboard Conversations comes to a close with captivating music of Tchaikovsky, Brahms, and Grieg. Keyboar...
MusicMay 20241715387400

Warnock Lecture Series: Rita Lucarelli (University of California, Berkeley)

May 22, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Evanston
Spring 2024 Warnock Lecture, presented by the Department of Art History Lecture: 5–6:30pm Reception: 6:30–7:30pm
Visual ArtsMay 20241716415200