Bienen Ensembles

CANCELED: Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and Arditti Quartet

Sunday, April 26, 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.

Part of NUNC! 4, the Northwestern University New-Music Conference

Donald Nally, conductor

BCE and the Arditti Quartet team up for two works of great contrast and profound impact. In composing the national anthems, David Lang set out to identify commonalities of hope and inspiration in national anthems; what he found was a universal fear of war and of loss of freedom. Simultaneously terrifying and calm, Anna Thorvaldsdóttir’s Ad genua (To the Knees) considers “the other” through humility and a longing for beauty in the face of pain. The program also includes selections and artists from the NUNC! calls for scores and performers.

Free Event

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.