Festivals & Series

Music of Joy and Peace - Beethoven, Schumann, Gershwin

Part of Keyboard Conversations, with Jeffrey Siegel

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7:30pm CST

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Music to uplift and to soothe. Beethoven’s Rage Over a Lost Penny, Schumann’s gorgeous Aria, Copland’s humorous The Cat and the Mouse, and Gershwin’s jazzy “I Got Rhythm” are just some of the short works on this program to bring much needed joy and peace.

Ludwig van Beethoven, Rage Over a Lost Penny, Op. 129
Frédéric Chopin, Etude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3
Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major, Op. 81a, "Les adieux" (The Farewell)
Selections by Aaron Copland:
     The Cat and the Mouse
The Story of Our Town"
     "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
Selections by George Gershwin:
     Novelette in Fourths
Prelude No. 2
     "I Got Rhythm"

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Pick-Staiger Concert Hall


50 Arts Cir Dr
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Pick-Staiger is a 972-seat hall located in the Arts Circle on the Evanston campus of Northwestern University. The main lobby entrance for concerts is on the west side of the building (revolving and regular doors). Since its inception in 1975, the hall has functioned as both a classroom and performance facility for Bienen School of Music performing ensembles, faculty recitals, festivals, and professional guest artists.