Concerts & Events

Sep 27, 2019 7:30pm

Haydn and Mozart: Humor and Heartache

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Oct 11, 2019 7:30pm

Manuel Barrueco, guitar

Galvin Recital Hall

Oct 18, 2019 7:30pm

Richard Goode, piano

Galvin Recital Hall

Oct 26, 2019 7:30pm - Oct 27, 2019 3:00pm

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Nov 20, 2019 7:30pm

Quartet-in-Residence: Dover Quartet

Galvin Recital Hall

Nov 21, 2019 7:30pm - Nov 24, 2019 3:00pm

David T. Little’s Dog Days

Ryan Opera Theater

Nov 22, 2019 7:30pm

Warm Romantic Music from the Cold Far North

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Upcoming Events

Sep 27, 2019 7:30pm

Haydn and Mozart: Humor and Heartache

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Oct 6, 2019 3:00pm

Karen Kan-Walsh, piano and Annie Hsiao, piano

Galvin Recital Hall

Oct 8, 2019 4:30pm

Roberto Díaz Viola Master Class

Galvin Recital Hall

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Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Named one of the most impressive performance spaces in Chicago, the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall features excellent acoustics and views.

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Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

The Ryan Center for the Musical Arts sit at the southeast corner of campus, adjacent to the Bienen School's other music facilities.

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Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Opened in 2015, the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts features three state-of-the-art performances venues.

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Bienen News

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Institute for New Music announces 2019-2020 season

August 8, 2019

The Institute for New Music at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music will present the Chicago premiere of David T. Little’s powerful contemporary opera “Dog Days,” Nov. 21 to 24 at the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts. Bookending the Institute’s season is NUNC!

Three alumni compete in inaugural Tchaikovsky Brass Competition

June 28, 2019

Ansel Norris (16), a trumpet alumnus of the Bienen School of Music, won fifth prize in the brass division of the 16th International Tchaikovsky Competition. Trombone alumni Kelton Koch (14) and Nick Platoff (14) also advanced in the inaugural brass competition.

Mallory Thompson featured on Northwestern Intersections podcast

June 6, 2019

In the latest Northwestern Intersections podcast, Mallory Thompson (79, G80) discusses her “family” at Northwestern, including an extensive alumni network that she has cultivated for the past 23 years as director of bands.

Pierson brings music of Aphex Twin to Northwestern

May 23, 2019

Over 15 years ago, Alan Pierson’s ensemble Alarm Will Sound recorded an album of tracks by British techno artist Aphex Twin. This Friday, Pierson conducts the Contemporary Music Ensemble in renditions of some of these same songs.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble celebrates 50th anniversary June 8 and 9

May 15, 2019

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will commemorate the 50th anniversary of its founding with a two-day celebration June 8 and 9, culminating in a performance featuring more than 150 Bienen School alumni.

Bienen School presents Berlioz’s ‘Béatrice et Bénédict’

May 6, 2019

The Bienen School of Music will present Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénédict” -- based on Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” -- from May 23-26

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