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Ensemble Linea: April 17-21

Ensemble Linea

The French ensemble will be in residency at the Institute for New Music at the Bienen School, working with composition students, coaching performance students in contemporary music, and playing two concerts.

Concert 1:
Monday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall

Raphaël Cendo, Rokh I 
Aurélien Dumont, fiocchi di silenzio 
Yair Klartag, new work for Ensemble Linea
Marco Momi, Iconica 
Pascal Dusapin, Indeed for trombone
Frédéric Durieux, etudes en alternance 1, 2, and 3 (first performance of No. 3)

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Concert 2:
Thursday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.
Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall

In the second of its Institute for New Music visting-artist concerts, the ensemble performs music by Bienen School composition students.

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Third Coast Percussion

Saturday, May 7, 2016

The Chicago-based percussion group prepares, rehearses, and records percussion pieces with students, in addition to coaching them on writing for percussion. 

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 7:30pm
Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater

Timo Andres, Checkered Shade
Nicholas Cline, water-witching (world premiere)
Louis Andriessen, Workers Union
Simon Steen-Andersen, Chambered Music

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Student Composers' Concert

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 7:30pm
Regenstein Master Class Room

An evening of original student compositions. Admission is free.

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble

Bienen contemporary early vocal ensemble

Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 4:00pm
Shirley Welsh Ryan Opera Theater

In the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble's first performance in Ryan Opera Theater, the chorus opens its final dress rehearsal to the public as a preview of its MusicNow debut performance (Monday, June 6 at the Harris Theater). The program includes the world premiere of a work written for BCE by Chicago Symphony Orchestra composer-in-residence Samuel Adams as well as Qasim Naqvi's Fjoloy, a fascinating, mesmerizing sound world that explores and expands music's notational, spatial, timbral, and ensemble elements. Admission is free.