June 2011 Music CalendarMay 12, 2011 | by Judy Moore
EVANSTON, Ill. --- A concert featuring Grammy Award-winning flutist Molly Barth with the Chamber Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble, and a program by Oscar Ghiglia, Anne Waller and Mark Maxwell launching the Summer Guitar Workshop, are among the musical offerings from Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.
Other Bienen School June highlights include a jazz program by the Symphonic Band featuring works by Gershwin and Paul McCartney and a performance of Brahms “German Requiem” by Northwestern’s Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir.
All the June events are open to the public and will be held on Northwestern’s Evanston campus either 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 website at http://www.pickstaiger.org/. To order tickets by phone, call the Pick-Staiger Ticket Office at (847) 467-4000.
JUNE 2011 MUSIC EVENTS
Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble,
7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Tim Robblee and Ya-Hui Cheng will conduct the Chamber Orchestra and the Contemporary Music Ensemble in a concert featuring Grammy Award–winning flutist and Northwestern alumna Molly Barth, a founding member of the new music ensemble eighth blackbird. The program will include Bartok’s “Rumanian Folk Dances” for String Orchestra, Gordon Chin’s “The Lonely Rage” and Josef Suk’s Serenade in E-flat Major. Elliott Carter’s “Asko Concerto,” Jonathan Newman’s Concertino for Flute and Winds and Michael Torke’s “Overnight Mail” also will be performed. Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.
Symphonic Band, “Jazz in the Concert Hall,” 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Tim Robblee will conduct the Symphonic Band in a concert that examines the subtle to overt influences of jazz on composers for wind band. The program will feature Dana Wilson’s “Piece of Mind,” Gershwin’s Prelude No. 2, Michael Daugherty’s “Desi” and Shelly Berg’s arrangement of Paul McCartney’s “Blackbird.” Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.
Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra and University Symphonic Choir, “Brahms Requiem,” 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Robert A. Harris will conduct the orchestra, choir and soloists in a performance of Brahms “German Requiem.” Tickets are $12 for the general public; $9 for seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $6 for full-time students with IDs.
Guitarists Oscar Ghiglia, Anne Waller and Mark Maxwell, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, Lutkin Hall. Renowned Italian guitarist Oscar Ghiglia will open this year’s Bienen School Summer Guitar Workshop (June 11 to 16) in a performance with Northwestern faculty guitarist Anne Waller and DePaul University faculty guitarist Mark Maxwell. The program includes solos, duos and trios by Ponce, Mertz, Falla and Barrios. Tickets are $18 for the general public; $15 for seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $8 for full-time students with IDs. For more on the intensive six-day workshop, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (847) 491-3141.
Guitar Workshop Recital, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, Lutkin Hall. The recital will culminate six days of intensive guitar study, creative effort and fun. Performers include talented high school and university students from the Chicago area and beyond. Admission is free.
Tubist Fritz Kaenzig, 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, Regenstein Recital Hall. Kaenzig, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Michigan, has served as principal tubist of the Florida Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in ensembles for the late Allen Ginsberg and Luciano Pavarotti as well as The Moody Blues, among others. Admission is free.Tubist Rex Martin, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, Regenstein Recital Hall. One of the world’s virtuoso tuba players, Martin can be heard on more than 70 symphony orchestra recordings. In 1998, he founded a biannual series of master classes in Italy, working with some of the country’s finest professional brass players. He has given recitals and master classes world-wide. Admission is free.