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Contemporary Music Ensemble

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM, Online

This performance will be presented as a live stream. Visit after 7:20 p.m. CDT to view the performance. Ben Bolter, conductor/director Jessie Cox, Quantify Ruud Roelofsen, Memento Mori (world premiere) Alex Temple, The Man Who Hated Everything For its final concert of the season, the Contemporary Music Ensemble comes together in-person for the first time in over a year. The ensemble reprises Jessie Cox's Quantify, performed via remote live stream in March, and gives the world premiere of Bienen PhD composition student Ruud Roelofsen's Memento Mori. The program closes with Bienen alumna Alex Temple's The Man Who Hated Everything, a rollicking, genre-bending tribute to—and critique of—Frank Zappa that music critic George Wallace dubbed "a total blazing hoot." Joining the ensemble for Temple's work are singers from the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble (BCE) and Ensemble Dal Niente guitarist Jesse Langen.


Spring Festival Video Concert

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Online

Alice Millar Chapel Choir and soloists Baroque Music Ensemble Stephen Alltop, conductor Kyle Dickson, assistant conductor The Alice Millar Chapel Choir and Baroque Music Ensemble round out this eventful year with an exciting video concert. The program features the scintillating interplay of solo strings in Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso in D Minor, RV. 565; the majestic sonorities of horns and oboes in Telemann's Overture-Suite in D Major, TWV 55: D21; and Haydn's delightfully imaginative Symphony No. 27 in G Major. The Chapel Choir's offerings include settings of "All Creatures of Our God and King," "How Great Thou Art," and Rosephanye Powell's "The Word Was God." Music from Haydn's Great Organ Solo Mass, Hob. XXII:4 will bring the program to a joyous conclusion. A community video premiere will be held on Zoom on Sunday, May 30 at 11 a.m. CDT. After the premiere, the concert will be available for general viewing through June 30.  


Portfolio: A Studio Recital Featuring Students of Patrice Michaels

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM, Online

This recital will be presented via Zoom. Register via the link to receive access to the recital. Vocalists Alexa Bartschat, Alexi Ortega Chavez, Andrew Pulver, Audrey Neace, Sabrina Chen, Lucy London, Daphne Meng, Carly Passer, Antonio Ruiz-Nokes, and Skye Tarshis Collaborative Pianists Jason Carlson and Shuyi Guan Guitarist Erica Cha This webinar-style presentation is a sampling of the year’s work in the studio of Patrice Michaels.  Each singer will introduce two selections from their repertoire (drawn from operatic and oratorio arias, art song, and Tin Pan Alley), recorded live from the Bienen School of Music.  Conversation to follow. The program includes music of Adams, Bernstein, Ellington, Hailstork, Handel, Purcell, Tchaikovsky, Barber, Bizet, Debussy, Falla, Mozart, Ravel, Schubert, and Sor.