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Upcoming Performances

Contemporary Music EnsembleContemporary Music Ensemble
Tuesday, December 2, 7:30 p.m.
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Alan Pierson and Vincent Povazsay, conductors
Gérard Grisey, Partiels
John Adams, Son of Chamber Symphony
José Arellano, Blue Moon (world premiere)
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Choral groupBienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and University Chorale: Winter Wildness
Sunday, December 7, 5 p.m.
Pick-Staiger Concert Hall
Donald Nally, conductorTwo Bienen School choirs offer a new take on the holiday concert tradition with unaccompanied music of winter, Christmas, the Solstice, and more by Bach, Gabrieli, Dove, Tulev, Jennefelt, and Esenvalds. In the midst of the holiday bustle, these rich, contemplative works of today and yesterday offer an hour of repose.
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loadbang ensemble

Andy Kozar, trumpet
Thursday, January 15, 7:30 p.m.
Lutkin Hall
The trumpeter, improviser, composer, and educator gives a recital and presentation as part of loadbang's composition residency at the Institute for New Music.
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loadbang
Sunday, January 18, 7:30 p.m.
Lutkin Hall
Carlos Cordeiro, bass clarinet; Andy Kozar, trumpet; Jeffrey Gavett, voice; William Lang, tromboneThe unique instrumentation of the New York-based chamber group loadbang has inspired diverse responses from composers. The ensemble's stylistic palette ranges from whistled Brazilian rhythms and microtonal jazz standards to the deconstructed and decoupled sounds of the second modernity. The group has premiered original works and new arrangements by such composers as Eve Beglarian, David Lang, Andy Akiho, and Alexandre Lunsqui.
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Darmstadt Fellowship Awardees Include Two Bienen School Students

At the conclusion of Germany's 2014 Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music on August 16, eight fellowship awards were given to participants. Two of the awards were given to Bienen School students: Weston Olencki, a 2014 graduate in trombone performance, and Katherine Young, a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate in composition. The Bienen School congratulates these students for achieving this highly selective honor and raising Chicago's prominence on the international new music scene. Over 400 participants from around the world attended this year's Summer Course. Read more about Darmstadt International Summer Course award recipients.