NU Symphony plays monumental Russian works

The Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music presents two large-scale works by Russian composers this winter: their program “Giants of Russian Music,” conducted by Victor Yampolsky, showcases Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor (“Pathétique”) and Stravinsky’s  “Le Sacre du Printemps” (“The Rite of Spring”).

Theater: Practical Theatre Company returns

A comedy improv group founded by NU students in the 80s is back with a classic radio show at Studio5. The Nutcracker meets the Wizard of Oz at Noyes again this weekend. And “Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods” continues at Music Theater Works. Check out what’s on stage in an around Evanston this weekend.