The world premiere of a commissioned work by David Lang, a performance of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, and a three-day Horn Festival will be performed in honor of the Bienen School’s new Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.Continue reading on Northwestern Now
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Opening Year Celebration Events
June 13, 2016
Throughout the 2015–16 academic year, special events celebrated the Bienen School of Music’s new Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, commemorating the transformative time in the school’s history.
Join Northwestern’s Arts Circle Celebration
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Free June 4 daylong Arts Circle Celebration to feature dance, music, demos, exhibits and more.
Jazz piano student Julius Tucker receives Luminarts Fellowship
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Julius Tucker, a senior jazz piano major, has been awarded a 2016 Luminarts Fellowship in jazz improvisation, along with $5,000, from the Luminarts Cultural Foundation.
Bienen School Presents Spring Celebration Events
April 7, 2016
The world premiere of a commissioned work by David Lang, a performance of Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony at the Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago’s Millennium Park, and a three-day Horn Festival will be performed in honor of the Bienen School’s new Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.
Victor Goines proves prowess as composer
April 2, 2016
We always knew Victor Goines to be a first-rate clarinetist-saxophonist. On Friday evening, a standing-room-only crowd at Northwestern University’s Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, in Evanston, learned of his prowess as composer.
Epic works from jazz master Victor Goines to merge in concert Friday
March 28, 2016
The superb saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines has played many memorable concerts here since he was named director of jazz studies at Northwestern University in 2007, but nothing on the order of what he'll attempt Friday evening.
Branford Marsalis to Perform With Bienen School Jazz Orchestra
March 18, 2016
World-renowned jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis will join clarinetist Victor Goines and the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra on stage to launch the spring jazz season on the Evanston campus.