Dedicated to reshaping how music is created and experienced, the International Contemporary Ensemble has been hailed by the New Yorker as “the new gold standard for music.” With a modular makeup of 33 leading instrumentalists, ICE functions as performer, presenter, and educator. This concert showcases Bienen School student compositions.

Admission is free. More information 

Post date: December 2, 2014 - 11:07am

Sir George Shearing and his ensembles produced some of the most beautiful and intricate musical textures the jazz world has ever known. Join our jazz students as they interpret and perform selections from Shearing’s canon.

Tickets are $6 for the general public and $4 for students. Purchase tickets 

Post date: December 2, 2014 - 11:06am

Praised by the New York Times for his “virtuosic,” “dazzling,” and “brilliant” performances, oboist James Austin Smith performs both classical and contemporary music nationally and around the world.

A regular guest of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Smith is an artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society Two, the International Contemporary Ensemble, the Cygnus Ensemble, Decoda, and the Talea Ensemble. In fall 2014 he joined the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.

Post date: December 2, 2014 - 11:02am

Bass-baritone Eric Owens has earned international acclaim as both an esteemed interpreter of the classics and a champion of new music.

His career highlights include Aida at Houston Grand Opera, his San Francisco Opera debut in Otello, and his Covent Garden debut in Norma. Owens’s 2014–15 season engagements include Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Lucerne Festival, Porgy and Bess at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and his debut in the title role of Der fliegende Holländer with the Washington National Opera.

Post date: December 2, 2014 - 11:01am

The Financial Times calls the International Contemporary Ensemble “bracing, illuminating, reassuring.” Since its founding in 2001, ICE has premiered over 500 compositions, the majority of them new works by emerging composers.

The ensemble has received the American Music Center’s Trailblazer Award, the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, and Musical America Worldwide’s Ensemble of the Year award in 2013.

Admission is free. More information

Post date: December 2, 2014 - 10:59am

Students at Evanston/Skokie District 65 schools are doing better than average in the state, but math scores are better than reading.

Post date: December 2, 2014 - 10:08am

Evanston aldermen voted 7-2 Monday night to approve a 15.5 percent increase in the tax levy for the public library.

Post date: December 2, 2014 - 9:34am

Birth weight makes a difference to a child’s future academic performance, according to new Northwestern University research that found heavier newborns do better in elementary and middle school than infants with lower birth weights.

Led by a multidisciplinary team of Northwestern researchers, the study raises an intriguing question: Does a fetus benefit from a longer stay in the mother’s womb?

Post date: December 2, 2014 - 6:15am

Photo equipment, TV sets, and computers were among items taken in two apartment burglaries in the 800 block of Hamlin Street. These among the stories in the Thanksgiving weekend crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: December 1, 2014 - 3:53pm

ETHS Parents Engaged is hosting a meeting Wednesday evening, Dec. 10, on course planning for parents of freshman, sophomores and juniors, providing parents the information they need to help their students make good course choices for the next school year. 

A representative from each department and counseling staff will be available to answer questions. 

Post date: December 1, 2014 - 1:18pm