Bienen Ensembles

Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and University Chorale

Waking Sun

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

Donald Nally, conductor

The movements of Kile Smith’s The Waking Sun, an exploration of Seneca’s stoic view of the world, anchor this thought-provoking collaboration between University Chorale and the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble. Interspersed with early music of Bach, Tomkins, and Marenzio, this journey is one of waiting, longing, and hope. The program also features the second performance to date of Ted Hearne’s Fervor.

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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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.