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June 2010 Music Calendar

Northwestern student ensemble events end spring and kick-off summer music seasons

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May 27, 2010 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- A performance by the Symphonic Band (June 4) and a concert by the Contemporary Music Ensemble (June 5) will conclude the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University's 2009-10 spring season.

The Bienen School's summer 2010 programming begins in June with a recital by guest tubist Fritz Kaenzig (June 28), a tuba recital by music faculty member Rex Martin (June 29) and the first of many 2010 National High School Music Institute (NHSMI) student concerts (June 30).

An integral part of Northwestern's Bienen School of Music, NHSMI offers high school students from around the country who are up-and-coming stars an intimate look at collegiate-level music study and music as a career.

Events listed below are open to the public and will be held on Northwestern's Evanston campus at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive, and Regenstein Recital Hall, 60 Arts Circle Drive, as noted.

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.

JUNE 2010 MUSIC EVENTS

Symphonic Band, 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 4, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Bienen School of Music faculty member Ryan T. Nelson will conduct the Symphonic Band in a program featuring John Adams' "Lollapalooza," Joseph Thalken's "Baby Face Nelson" and Philip Sparke's "Dance Movements." Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

Contemporary Music Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Bienen faculty member Ryan T. Nelson will conduct the Contemporary Music Ensemble in a program featuring Gyorgy Ligeti's "Chamber Concerto" and Brice Pauset's "La harpe de melodie." Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

Guest artist, Fritz Kaenzig, tuba, 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 28, Regenstein Recital Hall. Fritz Kaenzig has served as principal tubist of the Florida Symphony Orchestra and as additional or substitute tubist with Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and the symphony orchestras of Detroit, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and St. Louis. Every summer since 1984, he has been principal tubist with Chicago's Grant Park Orchestra. Kaenzig has performed in ensembles for diverse artists, including writer Alan Ginsberg, tenor Luciano Pavarotti and the English rock band The Moody Blues. Admission is free.

Faculty Recital, Rex Martin, tuba, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, Regenstein Recital Hall.
Tubist Rex Martin has been heard on more than 70 symphony orchestra recordings. He has given recitals and master classes around the world. In 1998 he began a biannual series of master classes in Castagneto Carducci, Italy, where he has worked with some of that country's finest professional brass players. Admission is free.

NHSMI Faculty Musicale, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Admission is free.