Bienen Ensembles

Symphonic Band

Friday, June 3, 2022 at 7:30pm

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Shawn Vondran, conductor

2022 marks the 85th anniversary of Percy Grainger’s Lincolnshire Posy, widely considered a cornerstone of the wind band repertoire. The Symphonic Band’s June performance of the work is a celebration of these two factors. The composition is a set of six movements, each developing a folk song Grainger collected on Edison wax cylinders while exploring various regions of England. Viet Cuong’s new work for chamber ensemble was inspired by Pablo Picasso’s 1954 work Bull, a series of ten lithographs. The composer explains, “The first lithograph is a fully formed bull that, over its next two iterations, increases in opacity and detail. Then, over the next eight panels, layers are gradually peeled away to reveal just the essence of the bull.”

Viet Cuong, Bull’s Eye
Percy Grainger (ed. Fennell), Lincolnshire Posy
Karel Husa, Cheetah
Aaron Copland, The Red Pony (Suite for Band)


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

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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.