Davee Media Library

Recitals and Chamber Music

The final video in the Bienen School's Black Composer Showcase series includes selections performed by Bienen instrumental students.

“Poets of the Harlem Renaissance” is the second video in the Bienen School's Black Composer Showcase series.

“Chicago Connections,” the first video in the Bienen School's Black Composer Showcase series, focuses on two female African American composers with ties to Chicago: Northwestern alumna Margaret Bonds ’33, ’34 MMus and her mentor Florence

The Contemporary Music Ensemble, conducted by Ben Bolter, is joined by members of the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and Ensemble Dal Niente guitarist Jesse Langen to perform The Man Who Hated Everything by Bienen alum

Dominick Douglass performs Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s Sonoran Storm. Douglas is a master’s viola student of Helen Callus.

James Cooper performs Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson’s Lamentations Black/Folk Song Suite for Solo Cello, III. Calvary Ostinato. Cooper is a master’s cello student of Hans Jørgen Jensen.

Avery Weeks performs Xavier Foley’s Etude No. 3 "Lament." Weeks is a double bass student of Andrew Raciti.

Xingyu Li performs Jessie Montgomery’s Rhapsody No. 1. Li is a doctoral violin student of Gerardo Ribeiro.