Festivals & Series

CANCELED: Drew Petersen, piano

Skyline Piano Artist Series

Friday, April 3, 2020 at 7:30pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

For the health and safety of the Bienen School community and our valued patrons, this event has been canceled.

The New York Times raves that Drew Petersen “had technique to spare during the dazzling episodes, and plumbed the piece for tenderness and lyricism that many pianists gloss over.” BBC Music Magazine praised his first solo recording of American music on the Steinway label, citing his “stunning, full-bodied sound” and “superb technique.” The acclaimed pianist is the recipient of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the 2017 American Pianists Award, and was named the Christel DeHaan Fellow of the American Pianists Association. He has appeared with the Houston, Phoenix, Tucson, Pacific, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, as well as in solo recitals at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, University of Indianapolis, and Dame Myra Hess Concerts in Chicago. Recent festival performances have included Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Brevard Music Center’s Summer Festival, and Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, and his 2019-20 season includes his Kennedy Center debut.

J. S. Bach, Partita in G Major, BWV 829
Franz Schubert, Wanderer-Fantasie, D. 760

Due to overwhelming demand, Skyline Piano Artist Series subscriptions are sold out. Single tickets are $30 for the general public and $10 for students with valid ID.

Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.