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Music Season Features Variety of Performances

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September 27, 2005

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Northwestern University’s 2005-06 music season highlights include the 10th annual Winter Chamber Music Festival (Dec. 6 and Jan. 6 through Jan. 22); and the Segovia Classical Guitar Series featuring Paco Peña (Feb. 10), Waller and Maxwell Duo (Feb. 18), Oscar Ghiglia (March 4), David Russell (April 15) and Robert Guthrie (May 13).

Kids Fare concerts for families with children aged 3 to 8 are scheduled for Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Jan. 21, Feb. 25, April 8 and May 13.

New this season will be “A 14-Day Festival from William Tell to Bill Monroe” (March 27 to April 9) featuring Sharon Isbin, Paul Wertico and the Chicago World Percussion All-Stars, Kaki King and Patty Larkin.

This season’s operas include Weill’s “Threepenny Opera” (Nov. 17 to 19); Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” (Feb. 23 to 26); and Mozart’s “Così fan tutte” (May 20 to 21).

During the fall 2005 academic quarter, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra concerts will include a pre-concert discussion at 6:45 p.m. featuring commentary by School of Music faculty and students on the program’s music and composers. The discussions are free to ticket holders.

Northwestern also celebrates the 35th anniversary of Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations series on the North Shore, his 10th anniversary at Pick-Staiger, and the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth.

October highlights include performances by the Newberry Consort (Oct. 2) and jazz guitarist John Scofield (Oct. 17); a concert (Oct. 19) and master class (Oct. 20) featuring piano virtuoso Earl Wild; an evening of marches, popular favorites and a tribute to Louis Armstrong by the Göteborg Brass Band of Sweden (Oct. 27); and a Homecoming Concert and Pep Rally (Oct. 28).

Events listed below will be held on Northwestern’s Evanston campus at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, Trienens Hall, Lutkin Hall, Regenstein Recital Hall or Alice Millar Chapel, as noted below.

For more information, call the Pick-Staiger Concert Office at (847) 491-5441 or go to the Pick-Staiger Web site at www.pickstaiger.com.

To order tickets by phone, call the Pick-Staiger Ticket Office at (847) 467-4000.

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