Davee Media Library
The Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra—together with the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, University Chorale, and Northwestern Alumni Choir in its performance debut—present Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
Three movements of Kile Smith’s The Waking Sun anchor this program, featuring the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and University Chorale, conducted by Donald Nally, Matthew Cramer, and Corey Everly.
Donald Nally conducts University Chorale and the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra in David T. Little's Am I Born, with text by Royce Vavrek. The performance features vocal soloist Aryssa Burrs.
Donald Nally conducts the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble in Judd Greenstein's My City, based on poems of Walt Whitman, in two parts:
Donald Nally conducts the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble in the world premiere of Nicholas Cline's Watersheds, with tenor saxophone soloist Joseph Connor and vocal soloists Walter Aldrich, Olivia Prendergast,
The Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, University Chorale and Apollo Chorus of Chicago join together for Sergei Rachmaninoff’s The Bells under the direction of Victor Yampolsky. This performance featured soloists Bahare
Donald Nally uses his role as conductor of both the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble (BCE) and the Grammy-winning professional choir, The Crossing, to commission and perform new choral music with an eye towards social advocacy.
Grammy-winning choral ensemble The Crossing joins the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble for performances of Gabriel Jackson’s Rigwreck and David Shaprio’s Sumptuous Planet (14:02). Donald Nally conducts.