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Bienen School of Music Faculty Members to Perform This Fall

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October 1, 2008 | by Judy Moore
EVANSTON, Ill. --- The Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music will present a fall season of recitals by renowned faculty musicians. The four upcoming faculty performances will include a concert introducing clarinetist and saxophonist Victor Goines, the Bienen School of Music's new director of jazz, and the new jazz faculty; a trio comprised of two faculty members and a Chicago Symphony Orchestra flutist performing works by Saint-Saens; an evening of music composed by visiting professor Richard Danielpour; and a program of wind music by the Trio Cayenne, featuring faculty clarinetist Stephen Cohen and friends.

The following programs will be held on the Evanston campus at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive; Regenstein Recital Hall, 60 Arts Circle Drive; and Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place, as noted below.

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall will host the Bienen School of Music Jazz Faculty Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13. The concert will debut Northwestern's new director of jazz studies Victor Goines, who was previously artistic director of the jazz program at the Juilliard School. A jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, Goines has collaborated with many celebrated musicians, including Stevie Wonder, Dizzy Gillespie and Ray Charles. New jazz faculty trombonist Elliot Mason, pianist Peter Martin, bassist Carlos Henriquez, drummer Herlin Riley and tenor saxophonist Christopher Madsen will join Goines on stage. Tickets are $9 for the general public, $7 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff, and $5 for full-time students. This concert is supported in part by The Owen L. Coon Foundation.

The first of three quarterly concerts of a special miniseries titled "A Trio of S" will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in Lutkin Hall. The new series celebrates the music of composers Camille Saint-Saens, Robert Schumann and Ludwig Spohr. The diverse cast of performers includes members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Bienen School of Music faculty, and the Lincoln String Quartet. This first concert features pianist Alan Chow and clarinetist J. Lawrie Bloom, both Bienen School of Music faculty, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra flutist Jennifer Gunn, Bloom's CSO colleague. The trio will perform works by Camille Saint-Saens, including "Allegro appassionato" in B Minor, Sonata in E-Flat Major, Sonata in G Major, and "Tarantelle" in A Minor. Tickets are $9 for the general public, $7 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff, and $5 for full-time students.

"The Music of Richard Danielpour," a composition professor at both the Manhattan School of Music and Curtis Institute of Music, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in Lutkin Hall. The program includes an evening of solo and chamber works performed by Bienen School of Music faculty members, including pianists Toni-Marie Montgomery, dean of the Bienen School, and James Giles; violinist Gerardo Ribeiro and cellist Stephen Balderston. This concert is part of Danielpour's weeklong residency at Northwestern. Tickets are $9 for the general public; $7 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff;, and $5 for full-time students.

Trio Cayenne will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Regenstein Recital Hall. Oboist Mark Ostoich and bassoonist William Ludwig will join faculty clarinetist Steven Cohen to perform works by Jean Francaix, W.A. Mozart, Alexandre Tansman and Erwin Schulhoff. Tickets are $9 for the general public; $7 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $5 for full-time students.

For more information, call the Pick-Staiger Concert Office at (847) 491-5441 or visit the Pick-Staiger Web site at http://www.pickstaiger.org. To order tickets by phone, call the Pick-Staiger Ticket Office at (847) 467-4000.
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