Recitals & Visiting Artists

An Evening with Marc-André Hamelin

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7:00pm

Galvin Recital Hall

Join us for an evening of conversation with WBEZ Senior Editor Rob Wildeboer and Grammy-nominated pianist Marc-André Hamelin, winner of seven Juno Awards, a lifetime achievement award from the German Record Critics’ Association, and Northwestern University’s Jean Gimbel Lane Prize in Piano Performance. Renowned for his musicianship and technique, and hailed by the New York Times as “a performer of near-superhuman technical prowess,” Hamelin also possesses a masterful ability to speak eloquently and accessibly about music. Hear music for piano from a fresh perspective as Hamelin and Wildeboer—a contributor to Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and This American Life—discuss its preparation, performance, and composition. The evening will include brief performance excerpts, and conclude with selected questions from the audience.

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Admission is free, but tickets must be reserved prior to the event and claimed from Will Call.

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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.