Bienen Ensembles

Symphonic Band

Friday, December 1, 2023 at 7:30pm CST

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Shawn Vondran, conductor

The Symphonic Band’s second fall-quarter concert opens with Andrew Boss’s á la Machaut, lending a modern touch to thematic material from the works of medieval composer Guillaume de Machaut. Moving forward in music history to the Renaissance, the program continues with Gordon Jacob’s stately, and sprightly, William Byrd Suite. Following Leonard Bernstein’s ode to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, “The BSO Forever,” the performance concludes with Katahj Copley’s bold and brilliant 2022 work DOPE—in the composer’s words, “a gumbo of all the music that inspires and influences me from Thundercat to Kendrick Lamar to Miles Davis to Hiatus Kaiyote and more.” 

Andrew Boss, à la Machaut
Gordon Jacob, William Byrd Suite 
Leonard Bernstein, “The BSO Forever” from Divertimento for Orchestra 
Katahj Copley, DOPE 

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 972-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.