Recitals & Visiting Artists

Gail Williams, horn

Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 3:00pm

Galvin Recital Hall

An internationally recognized hornist and brass pedagogue, Gail Williams has presented concerts, master classes, recitals, and lectures throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Previously associate principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra, she is currently principal horn of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. Williams has made chamber music appearances with the Vermeer Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival. The Chicago Chamber Musicians’ Grammy-nominated recording of Mozart works for winds and strings features her performance of the Horn Quintet. In this recital, Williams pays tribute to a longtime colleague, the late Chicago Symphony Orchestra hornist Norman Schweikert, with music of Verne Reynolds, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Percy Grainger. She will be joined by current and former horn students in music transcribed by Schweikert for brass ensemble.

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.