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Music Faculty to Perform at Recitals

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April 11, 2006 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- This spring, five distinguished Northwestern University School of Music faculty members will present recitals featuring collaborations with renowned guest artists as well as University colleagues.

All of the recitals will be held in venues on the University’s Evanston campus.

Northwestern faculty pianist James Giles will be joined by DePaul University faculty violinist Ilya Kaler at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place. Giles, known as one of the most versatile pianists of his generation, and Kaler, acclaimed for his flawless technique, will perform a program that includes works by Schubert, Debussy and Prokofiev.

Alan Chow, coordinator of Northwestern’s piano program and an award-winning pianist, will be joined by fellow faculty clarinetist Steven Cohen and guest cellist Marina Hoover at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, at Lutkin Hall. Their program will feature music by Beethoven, Brahms and others.

Percussion Professor Michael Burritt, coordinator of the School of Music’s wind and percussion program and an active composer, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Regenstein Recital Hall, 60 Arts Circle Drive. Burritt’s program will include Alejandro Vinao’s “Kahn Variations” for solo marimba, Steven Mackey’s “Busted” for solo percussion and Burritt’s newest work for solo marimba and percussion ensemble, “The Blue Flame Quintet.”

Gail Williams, internationally recognized horn virtuoso and Northwestern School of Music faculty member and retired associate principal horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will join music faculty colleague Elizabeth Cifani, principal harpist of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra, for a recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30, at Lutkin Hall. Their musically diverse program will include the world premiere of Radens’ “Meditation on a Falling Leaf,” as well as works by Koestier, Franz Strauss and Andres.

Tickets for each of the spring faculty recitals are $8.50 for the general public; $7 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for students.

To order tickets or for more information, call the Pick-Staiger Box Office at (847) 467-4000 or visit www.pickstaiger.com.

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