Davee Media Library

New Music

Ben Bolter leads the Contemporary Music Ensemble in a performance of Pendulum Vll (for saxophone and ensemble) by Alex Mincek.

The Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Donald Nally, performs Ted Hearne's Sound from The Bench.

In fall 2022, Northwestern Opera Theater presented the Midwest premiere of  Christopher Cerrone and Stephanie Fleischmann’s opera In a Grove.

Composer, conductor, singer, and pianist Julius Eastman and his work Stay On It are highlighted in this Black Composer Showcase video.

The Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs present the world premiere of Christopher Cerrone’s The Last Message Received.

The Contemporary Music Ensemble presents the US premiere of Harmoniemusik (full version) by Hans Thomalla, professor of composition and music technology and director of the school’s Institute for New Music.

The culmination of an effort that began in Spring 2020 following the complete shutdown of all in-person rehearsals and performances, this recording of the John Luther Adams work Ten Thousand Birds features the Contemporary Music

Donald Nally, John W. Beattie Chair of Music and Director of Choral Organizations, discusses the intersection of his work with his Grammy-Award winning ensemble, The Crossing, and the choirs of the Bienen School of Music.