Bienen Ensembles

Symphonic Band

Sunday, April 28, 2024 at 3:00pm CDT

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Shawn Vondran, conductor; Schyler Adkins, doctoral assistant conductor; Gail Williams, horn

The Symphonic Band’s first performance of the spring quarter includes Sure-fire, a new concerto by Australian composer Catherine Likhuta, featuring faculty soloist Gail Williams. The concerto was written as a lament to the loss of native animal life on the Australian continent during the brushfires of 2019 and 2020. Also on the program is Samuel Barber’s Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, derived from the composer’s ballet suite based on the ancient Greek play by Euripedes.

Ron Nelson, Rocky Point Holiday 
Joel Puckett, a proper goodbye 
Catherine Likhuta, Sure-fire 
Samuel Barber (trans. Frank Hudson), Medea’s Dance of Vengeance, Op. 23a 

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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.