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Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World

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LOOKING 101

Starting December 4, 2022
Evanston
Learn to look in this dynamic space for teaching and learning through art. The average museum visitor spends less than 30 seconds looking at a work of art.  It usually takes us far less than that to ...
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Taking Shape

Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s – 1980s

Starting December 4, 2022
Evanston
Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s explores mid-20th-century abstract art from North Africa, West Asia, and the Arab diaspora—a vast geographic expanse that encompasses diverse...
Visual ArtsDecember 20221670176800
Tote Bag

The Block Collects 2022

Starting December 4, 2022
Evanston
very year The Block brings new works of art into the collection to support Northwestern University’s teaching and learning mission. Each work becomes part of an expanding resource that students, facul...
Visual ArtsDecember 20221670176800
Bienen choirs and ensembles performing in Alice Millar Chapel

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

December 4, 2022
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Evanston
Stephen Alltop, conductor; Alice Millar Chapel Choir; Philharmonia; Millar Brass Ensemble  Note: this performance will begin at 10:40 a.m. In this beloved holiday tradition, readings and musical gems ...
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Pianist Jeffrey Siegel in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

The Brahms I Love

December 9, 2022
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022-23 Keyboard Conversations series Jeffrey Siegel, piano Passionate rhapsodies, charming waltzes, and intimate intermezzos composed by Johannes Brahms. Allegro non troppo, ma energico f...
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Xavier Foley and the Calidore String Quartet

Calidore String Quartet with Xavier Foley, double bass

January 6, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival Jeffrey Myers and Ryan Meehan, violin; Jeremy Berry, viola; Estelle Choi, cello; Xavier Foley, double bass Praised by the New York Times for its “deep re...
MusicJanuary 20231673055000
Johannes Brahms

An Afternoon of Brahms

January 8, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival Stephanie Jeong and Simon Michal, violin; Weijing Michal, viola; Kenneth Olsen, cello; Adam Neiman, piano Members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra prese...
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Boris Berman, piano

January 11, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Hailed for his “unfailingly beautiful” tone and “enviable technique” (Boston Globe), Moscow-born pianist Boris Berman has given performances on six continents, including solo appearances with the Roya...
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St. Lawrence String Quartet

Isidore String Quartet

January 13, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival Adrian Steele and Phoenix Avalon, violin; Devin Moore, viola; Joshua McClendon, cello  Winner of the 2022 Banff International String Quartet Competition...
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New Orford String Quartet

New Orford String Quartet

January 15, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival Andrew Wan and Jonathan Crow, violin; Sharon Wei, viola; Brian Manker, cello “These four string virtuosos animate every note with uncommon power and pass...
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Mentors and Protégés Brass Recital

January 17, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Gail Williams, director Bienen School brass faculty are joined by students for a special performance including Mozart’s Serenade No. 10 for Winds in B-flat Major (“Gran Partita”).
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Horszowski Trio

Horszowski Trio

January 20, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival Jesse Mills, violin; Ole Akahoshi, cello; Rieko Aizawa, piano The Los Angeles Times declares, “The Horszowskis are power players… Memorably monumental.” ...
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Jupiter String Quartet

Jupiter String Quartet

January 22, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2023 Winter Chamber Music Festival Nelson Lee and Meg Freivogel, violin; Liz Freivogel, viola; Daniel McDonough, cello Praised by the New Yorker for its “eloquent intensity,” the Jupiter S...
MusicJanuary 20231674421200

Kangmin Justin Kim Vocal Master Class

January 25, 2023
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Evanston
One of the most sought-after countertenors of his generation, Bienen alumnus Kangmin Justin Kim has earned recognition for his roles in Baroque repertoire, contemporary music, and Mozart’s trouser rol...
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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

January 27, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Mallory Thompson, conductor; Quincy Erickson, trumpet (Concerto Competition winner) Dmitri Shostakovich’s ebullient Festive Overture opens this concert of works by Eastern European composers. At the c...
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Jazz Small Ensembles: Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley

January 30, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Joe Clark and Darius Hampton, conductors Jazz saxophonist Julian Edwin “Cannonball” Adderley is perhaps best remembered for the 1966 soul jazz single “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy,” written for him by his keyb...
MusicJanuary 20231675128600

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble: Ted Hearne’s Sound from the Bench

February 3, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Donald Nally, conductor; Taylor Levine and James Moore, guitar; Ron Wiltrout, percussion A 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sound from the Bench is a reaction to Jena Osman’s book Corporate Relations tha...
MusicFebruary 20231675474200
Pianist Jeffrey Siegel in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Musical Valentines

February 3, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Part of the 2022-23 Keyboard Conversations series Jeffrey Siegel, piano Love-inspired music of Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, and Mendelssohn. Keyboard Conversations subscription renewals for the 2022-23 se...
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Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

February 4, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Robert G. Hasty, conductor A program showcasing the music of American composers. William Grant Still, Mother and Child Charles Ives, Symphony No. 3 (“The Camp Meeting”) Aaron Copland, Variations on a ...
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Paganini Caprices

February 5, 2023
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Evanston
Gerardo Ribeiro, director In this special recital, the Bienen School violin studio performs all 24 of Niccolò Paganini’s Caprices for Solo Violin. Composed between 1802 and 1817, and first published i...
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Alice Millar Birthday Concert

February 5, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Evanston
Stephen Alltop and A. J. Keller, conductors; Alice Millar Chapel Choir; University Chorale; Michelle Areyzaga, soprano; Leah Dexter, mezzo-soprano; Jesse Donner, tenor; David Govertsen, bass-baritone;...
MusicFebruary 20231675638000

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 ...
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Contemporary Music Ensemble

Contemporary Music Ensemble

February 10, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Alan Pierson and Ben Bolter, conductors; Aaron Holloway-Nahum, guest composer; Emily Levin, harp  Hailed for her “technical wizardry and artistic intuition” (The Herald-Times), Dallas Symphony Orchest...
MusicFebruary 20231676079000

Symphonic Band

February 10, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
Shawn Vondran, conductor The Symphonic Band’s first concert of the winter brings together multiple art forms, beginning with a celebration of dance. Rob Smith’s jazz- and pop-influenced Dance Mix is f...
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 and Darius Hampton, conductors  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 ...
MusicFebruary 20231676424600
Percussion Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

February 16, 2023
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM, Evanston
She-e Wu, director; Steven Schick, guest percussionist and conductor  This winter, the Percussion Ensemble is coached by guest percussionist Steven Schick, hailed by the New Yorker’s Alex Ross as “one...
MusicFebruary 20231676597400
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

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
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...
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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 Gershwin, Bernstein, Copland, and Gottschalk. Keyboard Conversations subscription renewals for the 2022-23 season are now availa...
MusicMay 20231683333000
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