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Bienen School presents Stravinsky’s ‘The Rake’s Progress’

February 5, 2019

Equal parts tragedy and farce, Igor Stravinsky’s opera “The Rake’s Progress” follows the moral decline and fall of Tom Rakewell, who exchanges a simple life with sweetheart Anne Truelove for the worldly pleasures of London in the company of the devious Nick Shadow.

World-famous pianist Olga Kern to perform sold-out concert at Bienen

February 1, 2019

Olga Kern will be making her Northwestern debut on Saturday at the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall. Her sold-out concert is a part of the fourth annual Skyline Piano Artist Series.

Norman Schweikert (1937-2018)

January 31, 2019

Norman Schweikert, former associate professor of horn and longtime member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, died December 31, 2018, at age 81.

Nally premieres ‘Fire in my mouth,’ with NY Philharmonic

January 23, 2019

A chorus of 146 women and girls, including six current and former members of the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, will premiere Julia Wolfe’s “Fire in my mouth” with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Donald Nally.

Angelic Voices For Troubled Times

January 17, 2019

Grammy-winning Bienen conductor Donald Nally is reinventing choral music, drawing on scholarship and collaboration to produce secular sagas that are both visceral and transcendent.

Gryphon Trio and Catalyst Quartet to perform at Winter Chamber Music Festival

January 17, 2019

Inspired by universal emotions and the potential for social change, the Gryphon Trio and Catalyst Quartet are bringing fresh perspectives to classical works of music at the Bienen School of Music’s Winter Chamber Music Festival this weekend.

A "Fitbit" for your vocal cords

January 15, 2019

Bienen School of Music lecturer Theresa Brancaccio discusses her Singer Savvy app – a vocal fatigue tracking system – on the Northwestern Digital Learning Podcast.

Symphony Orchestra plays monumental Russian works Jan. 31

January 8, 2019

The Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra presents two large-scale works by Russian composers Jan. 31: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor (“Pathétique”) and Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”.

2019 Grammy Nominees include Bienen School faculty, alumni

December 10, 2018

Bienen faculty member Donald Nally,  alumni Doyle Armbrust and Russell Rolen (of Spektral Quartet) and alumna Katrina Lenk have been nominated for 2019 Grammy Awards.

Gryphon Trio and Catalyst Quartet debut in Winter Chamber Music Festival

November 19, 2018

The 2019 Winter Chamber Music Festival will feature the festival debuts of the Gryphon Trio and Catalyst Quartet.

Mark Nuccio joins Bienen School clarinet faculty

November 16, 2018

Mark Nuccio, principal clarinet of the Houston Symphony Orchestra, will join the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music faculty in fall 2019 as lecturer of clarinet.

Bienen School of Music presents 2018 winter holiday concerts

November 1, 2018

A variety of jazz, orchestral, vocal and chamber music offerings will celebrate the holiday season at the Bienen School.


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