Bienen Ensembles

Contemporary Music Ensemble

Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 7:30pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

Ben Bolter and Alan Pierson, conductors; Jennifer Huang, graduate assistant conductor; Ben LaMar Gay, guest composer

The ensemble’s final concert of the academic year features a world premiere composed by—and featuring—guest composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Ben LaMar Gay, praised by Pitchfork for “elevating the diverse sounds of Earth to the heavens.” Also on the program are Andrew Norman’s Try—a musical portrait of creative risk-taking—the world premiere of Andrew Maxbauer’s lontano, and Louis Andriessen's iconic Workers Union.

Andrew Norman, Try 
Andrew Maxbauer, untitled (lontano) 
Ben Lamar Gay, Lapsus (Onomatopoeic Lives)
Louis Andriessen, Workers Union 

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.