Recitals & Visiting Artists

CANCELED: David Portillo, tenor and Yasuko Oura, piano

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

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

Acclaimed American tenor David Portillo is joined by pianist and Bienen School faculty member Yasuko Oura in a recital titled "Poet's Love," featuring songs by Benjamin Britten, Stacy Garrop, Carlos Guastavino, and Maria Grever as well as Robert Schumann's beloved DichterliebeOpera News praised Portillo for "singing with a luxuriant warm glow that seduced the ear." His 2019-20 season highlights include a return to the Metropolitan Opera for his role debut as Steuermann in Der fliegende Holländer as well as Tamino in Die Zauberflöte at the Met and Washington National Opera, Pasquale in Orlando Paladino at the Bayerische Staatsoper, and the world premiere of Tobias Picker's Awakenings at Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Ooura is regularly engaged by Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chicago Opera Theater. She has served on the music staff of Des Moines Metro Opera and the Florentine Opera and has given chamber recitals at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Merkin Hall.

Tickets are $20 for the general public and $5 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.