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

Nov 22, 2019 7:30pm

Warm Romantic Music from the Cold North

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Jan 10, 2020 7:30pm

James Ehnes, violin and Andrew Armstrong, piano

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Jan 12, 2020 7:30pm

James Ehnes, violin and Andrew Armstrong, piano

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Jan 17, 2020 7:30pm

Aizuri Quartet

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Jan 19, 2020 7:30pm

Dudok Quartet Amsterdam

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Upcoming Events

Jul 26, 2019 7:00pm

Vocal Performance Seminar Final Concert

Ryan Opera Theater

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

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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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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

Steven J. Morrison joins Bienen School faculty

May 6, 2019

Steven J. Morrison has been named Professor of Music Education in the Bienen School, effective September 1, 2019.

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