Bienen Ensembles

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra

Voices Seldom Heard: The Music of the Women in Jazz 

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

Darius Hampton, conductor

Since the beginning of the jazz tradition, the music of women—though seldom given due acknowledgement—has held an essential place in the art form. This performance highlights several female masters of the genre. The Northwestern Jazz Orchestra showcases a diverse program of compositions and arrangements by artists ranging from Mary Lou Williams to Maria Schneider. Join us in recognizing these vital contributions to jazz history!

Mary Lou Williams, Walkin' and Swingin'Camel Hop, and New Musical Express
Mary Lou Williams (arr. Melba Liston, trans. Darius Hampton), "Virgo" from Zodiac Suite
Melba Liston, Just Waiting
Vincent Youmans (arr. Melba Liston), Carioca
Alexa Tarantino, Square One
Lauren Sevian (arr. Keith Karns), Blueprint
Janelle Reichman/Noriko Ueda, Middleground
Toshiko Akiyoshi, Song for the Harvest
Melba Liston, Tone Poem
Maria Schneider, Bird Count

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.