Bienen Ensembles

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

Part of the Joan La Barbara Residency

Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 7:30pm

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Robert G. Hasty, conductor; Lauryn Nelson, mezzo-soprano

A program exploring themes of fear, death, and the supernatural.

Bernard Herrmann, Psycho: A Suite for Strings
Luigi Boccherini, Symphony No. 6 in D Minor (“La casa del diavolo”)
Jean Sibelius, “Valse triste” from Kuolema (Death)
Joan La Barbara, In solitude this fear is lived
Manuel de Falla, El amor brujo

Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students with valid ID.

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Joan La Barbara Residency

October 21-29 at the Bienen School of Music

About the Residency

Recognized as a contemporary music vocal virtuoso, Joan La Barbara is credited with advancing a new vocabulary of vocal sounds. Her work has been featured in a wide variety of settings, from chamber, orchestral, and choral music to film scores and vocal effects. She visits the Bienen School for discussions, master classes, and performances of her work.

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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 989-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.