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November is THE month for music at NU

Whether you like brass, percussion, strings, piano, or choral work, Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music is presenting a full month of music on the Evanston campus in November, and it’s all open to the public at modest prices.

Whether you like brass, percussion, strings, piano, or choral work, Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music is presenting a full month of music on the Evanston campus in November, and it’s all open to the public at modest prices.

In addition to faculty recitals and concerts featuring student choral, percussion, string, and orchestral ensembles, there will be guest performances by pianists Jeffrey Siegel and Mykola Suk, the Newberry Consort, and the Baroque Music Ensemble. The two closing Lisztomania festival concerts celebrating composer Franz Liszt’s 200th birthday also will take place.

So grab your calendar and feast on this list, which is presented in chronological order.  For additional information and to purchase tickets online, you may go to the university’s website.

Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.

Lisztomania, pianist Alan Chow, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, Lutkin Hall.

Kids Fare, “A Paragon of Percussion,” 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Pick-Steiger.

Lisztomania, pianist Mykola Suk, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Lutkin Hall.

NU Voices, A Choral Showcase, Op. 26, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, Pick-Staiger.

Newberry Consort 25th Anniversary Season, “Rosa das Rosas,” 3 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 6, Alice Millar Chapel.

Percussion Ensemble, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Pick-Staiger .

Chamber Music Gala, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, Lutkin Hall.

Vive la France! 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, Cahn Auditorium.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, Pick-Staiger.

Paul Ellison Bass Master Class, 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall Rehearsal Room.

Evening of Brass, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, Pick-Staiger .

Baroque Music Ensemble, 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, Alice Millar Chapel.

Keyboard Conversations, “From Heart to Art – The Romantic Music of Franz List,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, Pick-Staiger. Features pianist Jeffrey Siegel.

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov.
19, Pick-Staiger .

Concert Band, 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, Pick-Staiger .

Philharmonia, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, Pick-Staiger .

University Singers and University Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, Pick-Staiger .

Small Jazz Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, Regenstein Recital Hall.

Contemporary Music Ensemble, “California Collage,” 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 30, Pick-Staiger.

 

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio stations and business-oriented magazines.

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