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Summer 2011 Music Calendar

June and July events include recitals by faculty musicians and summer ensembles

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May 31, 2011 | by Judy Moore

EVANSTON, Ill. --- A concert by renowned guitarist Oscar Ghiglia and recitals by tubist Rex Martin and trombonist Michael Mulcahy are among this summer’s programs presented by the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music.

Other Northwestern University music highlights include performances by the Summer Band and the Summer Orchestra as well as a violin recital in cooperation with the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute.

Many of the events are free and all are open to the public. They will be held 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 website at http://www.pickstaiger.org/. To order tickets by phone, call the Pick-Staiger Ticket Office at (847) 467-4000.

SUMMER 2011 MUSIC EVENTS

JUNE

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 Summer Guitar Workshop (June 11 to 16) with a performance featuring 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 six-day workshop, e-mail musiclife@northwestern.edu or call (847) 491-3141.

Guitar Workshop Recital, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16, Lutkin Hall. This recital will culminate six days of intensive guitar study, creative effort and fun. Performers include high school and university students from the Chicago area and beyond. 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.

JULY

Summer Violin Institute Recital, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2, Regenstein Recital Hall. The recital will feature performances by Violin Institute participants. Admission is free.

Steans Institute Recital, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 5, Regenstein Recital Hall. Each summer, the Ravinia Festival’s Steans Institute invites young artists from around the world to study with its stellar faculty. In cooperation with the Bienen School of Music’s Summer Violin 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 6, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Daniel J. Farris will conduct the Summer Band in a program featuring Ira Hearshen’s arrangement of Jerry Bock’s Symphonic Dances from “Fiddler on the Roof”; John Zdechlik’s “Chorale and Shaker Dance”; Eric Whitacre’s “Noisy Wheels of Joy”; and Henry Fillmore’s “Americans We.” Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

Summer Violin Institute Recital, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, Regenstein Recital Hall. This recital will feature performances by Violin Institute participants. Admission is free.

Northwestern University Summer Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 10, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Robert G. Hasty will conduct the Summer Orchestra in a performance featuring pianist Mary Rose Norell. The program will include Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 in F Minor. Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

Northshore Concert Band, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. 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 seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

Northwestern University Summer Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 21, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Chris Madsen will conduct the Summer Jazz Band in this performance. Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.

Trombonist Michael Mulcahy, 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24, Regenstein Recital Hall. A member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombone section since his appointment by Sir Georg Solti in 1989, Mulcahy has performed and taught throughout the world. Active as a member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians, he has collaborated with artists Pierre Boulez, Joseph Silverstein, Christoph Eschenbach, William Bolcom and Yo-Yo Ma. His program includes works by Serocki, Schubert, Creston and Defay and features accompaniment by pianist Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio. Admission is free.

Northwestern University Summer Chorus, “Great Songs of Praise,” 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Robert A. Harris will conduct the Summer Chorus in a concert of choral excerpts from masterworks by Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Faure and Vaughan Williams. 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 Summer Band, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Mallory Thompson will conduct the Summer Band in a performance featuring trombonist David Binder. The program will include Itaru Sakai’s “Fanfare of Wakakusa Hill”; Malcolm Arnold’s “English Dances,” Set 1; Robert Spittal’s “Pacem”; and Johnnie Vinson’s “Echoes of the Hollow Square.” John Philip Sousa’s “Semper Fidelis”; Frank Ticheli’s “Amen”; Arthur Pryor’s “Fantastic Polka”; Henry Fillmore’s “Rolling Thunder”; and “Klaxon” and Bob Lowden’s “Armed Forces Medley” also are on the program. 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 Summer Orchestra, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 28, Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Robert G. Hasty will conduct the Summer Orchestra in a performance featuring saxophonist Masahito Sugihara. The program will include Villa-Lobos’ Fantasia for Saxophone and Orchestra and Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.” Tickets are $7 for the general public; $5 for seniors and Northwestern faculty and staff; and $4 for full-time students with IDs.
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