Bienen Ensembles

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra

Jazz for Lovers

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

Victor Goines and Jarrard Harris, conductors; Kenny Washington, vocals

Happy Valentine’s Day! Bring a loved one with you to celebrate and experience the power of Cupid. This love-song program by the Jazz Orchestra and guest vocalist Kenny Washington will touch hearts and warm souls with new arrangements of “The Nearness of You,” “Stardust,” “My Funny Valentine,” and other jazz standards, all performed against the beautiful backdrop of Chicago’s skyline. 

George and Ira Gershwin (arr. Ted Nash), "Our Love Is Here to Stay"
Bob Brookmeyer, "First Love Song"
Jerome Kern/Dorothy Fields (arr. Sam Wolsk), "The Way You Look Tonight"
Hoagy Carmichael/Mitchell Parish (arr. Austin Klewan), "Stardust"
Hoagy Carmichael/Ned Washington (arr. Victor Goines), "The Nearness of You"
Jimmy Van Heusen (arr. John LaBarbera), "Like Someone In Love"
Duke Ellington (arr. Slide Hampton), "In a Sentimental Mood"
Irving Berlin (arr. Austin Klewan), "Cheek to Cheek"
Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart (arr. Victor Goines), "My Funny Valentine"
Isham Jones/Gus Kahn (arr. Victor Goines), "It Had to Be You"

Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 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.