Recitals & Lectures

Marguerite Lynn Williams, harp 

Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:00pm CDT

Galvin Recital Hall

Yukie Ota, flute; Raquel Coleman, Christopher Minn, Amy Shlyak, Emily Stone, and Ksenia Sushkevich, harp

Principal harpist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Marguerite Lynn Williams has been praised for her “ravishing harp artistry” (Charleston Today) and “seamless technical polish and lyric sensitivity” (Chicago Classical Review). An avid chamber musician, Williams is a founding member of the Chicago Harp Quartet, International Chamber Artists, and harp and flute duo La Folia. Her program features guest flutist Yukie Ota and members of the Bienen Harp Ensemble.

Astor Piazzolla, Histoire du Tango 
J. S. Bach (trans. Marcel Grandjany), Bourrée from Partita No. 1 
Carlos Salzedo, Chanson dans la nuit 
Marcel Tournier, Lolita la danseuse from Trois images, Op. 29 
Brandee Younger, Essence of Ruby 
Paul Hindemith, Mässig schnell from Sonate 
Traditional (arr. Yvon Rivoal and Catherine Garson), Songs and Dances from Latin America
Gerardo Tamez (arr. Bullen and Williams), Tierra Mestiza 

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.