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Summer 2010 Music Calendar

June and July events include recitals by faculty, guest and NHSMI student musicians

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June 11, 2010 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Recitals by tenor Kurt Hansen and the Chicago Piano-Vocal Score Ensemble and trombonist Michael Mulcahy, and concerts by the Summer Band and by the Summer Orchestra are among the highlights of the Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music's Summer 2010 season.

Beginning June 30, the National High School Music Institute (NHSMI), an integral part of the Bienen School of Music, will offer students a close-up look at collegiate-level music study and music as a career and the opportunity to work with Northwestern music faculty. These outstanding NHSMI musicians will perform throughout the summer as soloists and in large and small ensembles. More information on NHSMI events is featured below.

The events will take place on Northwestern's Evanston campus at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive; Lutkin Hall, 700 University Place; or 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.

SUMMER 2010 MUSIC EVENTS

JUNE

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 performed with Amsterdam's Concertgebouw and the symphony orchestras of Detroit, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and St. Louis. He has been the principal tubist with Chicago's Grant Park Orchestra every summer since 1984. Kaenzig has performed in ensembles that have included writer Alan Ginsberg, tenor Luciano Pavarotti and the 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 can be heard on more than 70 symphony orchestra recordings and gives recitals and master classes around the world. In 1998 he began a biannual series of master classes in Italy's Castagneto Carducci, where he has worked with some of that country's finest brass players. Admission is free.

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

JULY

Faculty recital, Kurt Hansen and the Chicago Piano-Vocal Score Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 1, Lutkin Hall.
Bienen School of Music faculty member and tenor Kurt Hansen will be joined by soprano Michelle Areyzaga; mezzo-soprano Tracy Watson; baritone Douglas Anderson; and pianists Karina Kontorovitch and Ruth Lin in a performance of Johannes Brahms' "Liebeslieder Walzer" and "Neue Liebeslieder Walzer." Admission is free.

Steans Institute Chamber Concert, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 6, Lutkin Hall.
Each summer, the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute invites young artists from around the world to study with its stellar faculty. With Northwestern's National High School Music Institute, the Steans Institute brings several of these budding virtuosos to perform at Northwestern. Admission is free.

Northwestern University Summer Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Bienen School faculty member Daniel J. Farris will conduct the Summer Band in a program of selections from Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story," Charles Ives' "Old Home Days," Clare Grundman's "American Folk Rhapsody" No. 3, Joseph Turrin's "Lullaby for Noah" and John Philip Sousa's "Easter Monday on the White House Lawn." Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

NHSMI Guitar Recital, 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 9, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

NHSMI Choir, Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 10, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Erin Freeman, Phillips Peters and Daniel J. Farris will conduct the NHSMI ensembles in an evening of choral, orchestral and wind music. The choir will perform Claude Debussy's "Trois Chansons" and Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Serenade to Music." The orchestra will perform Alexander Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia" and Richard Wagner's Overture to "Tannhauser." The wind ensemble will play Eric Whitacre's "Sleep" and Clare Grundman's arrangement of Leonard Bernstein's "Candide Suite." Admission is free.

NHSMI Solo and Chamber Recital, 3 p.m. Sunday, July 11, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

Northwestern University Summer Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 11, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Bienen School faculty member Robert G. Hasty will conduct the Summer Orchestra in a performance featuring cellist Russell Rolen. The program will include Edward Elgar's Cello Concerto in E Minor and Gustav Holst's "The Planets." Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

NHSMI String Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 12, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

NHSMI Orchestra and Honors Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Phillips Peters will conduct the ensembles in a program featuring Shostakovich's Sinfonia for String Orchestra (from String Quartet No. 8 in C Minor). Admission is free.

NHSMI Solo and Chamber Recital, 1 p.m. Sunday, July 18, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

Faculty recital, Michael Mulcahy, trombone, 3 p.m. Sunday, July 18, Regenstein Recital Hall.
A member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) since his appointment by Sir Georg Solti in 1989, as trombonist Michael Mulcahy has performed and taught throughout the world. He has performed as soloist with the CSO under Daniel Barenboim as well as with the Bavarian Radio, Hilversum Radio and Melbourne symphonies. A member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians, he has collaborated with Pierre Boulez, Joseph Silverstein, Christoph Eschenbach, William Bolcom and Yo-Yo Ma. He also is principal trombonist of Chicago's Music of the Baroque and Wyoming's Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra. Admission is free.

NHSMI Solo and Chamber Recital, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 20, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

Northshore Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 21, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Bienen School faculty member Daniel J. Farris will conduct the Northshore Concert Band in an evening of band classics and march favorites. Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

NHSMI Jazz Combos with Northwestern University Summer Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 22, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
NHSMI jazz program coordinator Chris Madsen will conduct this collaborative concert. Admission is free.

NHSMI Wind Ensemble and Honors Chamber Ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Bienen School faculty member Daniel J. Farris will conduct the ensembles in a program featuring Vincent Persichetti's Symphony No. 6. Admission is free.

NHSMI Solo and Chamber Recital, 1 p.m. Sunday, July 25, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

NHSMI Honors Solo Recital, 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

NHSMI Evening of Strings, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

Northwestern University Summer Chorus and Summer Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Bienen School faculty members Robert A. Harris and Robert G. Hasty will conduct the Summer Chorus and Summer Orchestra in a program featuring Mozart's Requiem and Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 in E Minor ("From the New World"). Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

NHSMI Voice Recital, 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

Northwestern University Summer Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Bienen School faculty member Mallory Thompson will conduct the Summer Band in a concert featuring flutist Sandra Wu. The program will include Richard Strauss' "Konigsmarsch," Malcolm Arnold's "Prelude, Siciliano, and Rondo," Steven Bryant's "Dusk" and Frank Ticheli's "Simple Gifts." Cecile Chaminade's Concertino for Flute and Wind Ensemble, Arthur Pryor's "The Whistler and His Dog," Jaime Texidor's "Ampirito Roca" and Edwin Franco Goldman's "Cheerio March" also will be performed. Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

NHSMI Piano Recital, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, Lutkin Hall.
Admission is free.

NHSMI Composition Recital, 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Admission is free.

NHSMI Jazz Combos, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
NHSMI jazz program coordinator Chris Madsen will conduct the student Jazz Combos. Admission is free.

NHSMI Gala Finale, 2 p.m. Friday, July 30, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Erin Freeman, Philips Peters and Daniel J. Farris will conduct the NHSMI ensembles in an evening of choral, orchestral and wind music. The choir will perform selections from Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's "Missa Papae Marcelli" and Gioachino Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle." The orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms' "Variations on a Theme of Haydn" and Antonin Dvorak's "Slavonic Dances." The wind ensemble will perform Donald Grantham's "Southern Harmony." Admission is free.

(Nathalie Rayter, a junior in the School of Education and Social Policy, contributed to this story.)