Bienen Ensembles

CANCELED: Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs

Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 7:30pm

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

For the health and safety of the Bienen School community and our valued patrons, this event has been canceled.

Victor Yampolsky, conductor; Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and University Chorale

Preconcert talk with Donald Nally and Christopher Cerrone
6:30 p.m., McClintock Choral and Recital Room

The Last Message Received is a new work for chorus and orchestra inspired by the blog of the same name. In 2014, 16-year-old Emily Trunko created a space for people to anonymously share their final communications with loved ones. Thousands of posts later, composer Christopher Cerrone and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann collaborated to create a sometimes dramatic, sometimes intimate, and sometimes joyous tapestry of these poignant communications. Jointly commissioned by Northwestern University and the Yale University Symphony Orchestra and Glee Club, The Last Message Received receives its world premiere in a program that also includes the full-orchestra version of the great 20th-century Requiem of Maurice Duruflé.

Maurice Duruflé, Requiem, Op. 9
Christopher Cerrone, The Last Message Received (world premiere) 

Tickets are $12 for the general public and $6 for students with valid ID.

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.