Donald Nally, conductor; Stephen Spinelli, assistant conductor; Eric Budzynski, organ

Embracing our need for ritual through ancient liturgy, BCE sings Evensong in two of our area’s loveliest churches with grand organs and brilliant acoustics.

Herbert Howells, Magnificat and Nunc dimittis (Collegium Regale) and “Now Abideth Faith, Hope, and Charity”

Will Todd, The Call of Wisdom

music of Josquin des Prez and Gabriel Jackson

Post date: September 29, 2014 - 11:29am

A concert honoring the late Bienen School professor Lee Hyla, an award-winning composer who wrote for such ensembles as the Kronos Quartet, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Post date: September 29, 2014 - 11:27am

Robert Sullivan has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops Orchestras, the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the U.S. Air Force Band and Orchestra, among other groups.

He has recorded soundtracks for major motion pictures and performed at the Grammy Awards show. He studied with Armando Ghitalla at the University of Michigan and won the Armando Ghitalla fellowship to attend the Tanglewood Music Center in 1984.

Post date: September 29, 2014 - 11:26am

The witty variations on “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”; the haunting, introspective, and deeply personal Adagio in B Minor; and the A Minor Sonata, written after the death of the composer’s mother.

Tickets are $22 for the general public and $16 for students. Purchase tickets

Post date: September 29, 2014 - 11:24am

Internationally renowned tuba and euphonium player and a member of the University of Arkansas faculty, Benjamin Pierce follows his master class with a solo recital.

Pietro Locatelli, Sonata in G Minor

Zoltán Gárdonyi, Sonate

David Gillingham, Jabberwocky

Rodney Newton, Five Portraits from Middle Earth

Arthur Butterworth, Partita

Samuel Barber (trans. Pierce), mvt. IV. Moto Perpetuo from Concerto for Violin

Admission is free. More Information

Post date: September 29, 2014 - 11:23am

Winner of tuba and euphonium competitions throughout the world, Benjamin Pierce performs solo recitals and concerti with top United States military bands and such orchestras as the Tokyo Symphony, Finland’s Oulu Symphony, and Germany’s Vogtland Philharmonie, as well as the Detroit Symphony, Detroit Chamber Brass, Toledo Symphony, and Tulsa Symphony.

In this master class, he coaches talented students from the Bienen School of Music tuba and euphonium studio.

Post date: September 29, 2014 - 11:21am

Hungarian pianist Péter Kiss has performed throughout Europe and the United States. Committed to contemporary music, he has given multiple world and national premieres and is a frequent collaborator with Hungary’s UMZE Ensemble.

Kiss is also a member of Trio Inception and the Ludium Ensemble. Currently he is pursuing a doctoral degree from the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students. Purchase tickets

Post date: September 29, 2014 - 11:19am

Principal horn of the Grand Teton Music Festival and a former member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, Gail Williams has also performed with the Vermeer Quartet, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society.

Joining her are Joseph Genualdi, professor of violin at the University of Missouri–Kansas City, and Kay Kim, who has performed with members of the New York Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, and Paris Opera Orchestras.

Post date: September 29, 2014 - 11:16am

Eight seniors from Evanston Township High School have been named semifinalists for the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program, an academic competition established to provide recognition for outstanding Black American high school students.

The ETHS semifinalists are: Matthew G. Auston, Andrew O. Bempah, Larenz R. Brown, Jackie C. Colquitt, Michelle Y. Foster, Kai A. Joy, Austin J. Klopfer, and Logan Z. Stuart.

Post date: September 29, 2014 - 8:58am

Local authors read from their latest novels. Joshua Corey will share his debut "Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy," Patrick Creevy will read from his book "Ryan's Woods" and Dennis Byrne will present his historical novel "Madness: The War of 1812."

Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., in the first floor Community Meeting Room at the Main Library

All three authors will take questions following their readings, and copies of each book will be available to purchase.


Post date: September 28, 2014 - 3:39pm