Pianist shares ‘world language’ with Souper Wednesday audience

Souper Wednesday: Yao Lin
NIU honors students were captivated Wednesday as they listened to alum Yao Lin play the piano and share her love of music, which she described as the universal language. Lin, known as Lina on campus, came to NIU in 2009 from Beijing to study piano performance with William Goldenberg, a distinguished professor in the NIU School…

Avalon Quartet to join Illinois Philharmonic for special concert

Avalon String Quartet
NIU’s Avalon Quartet will join the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and its acclaimed Austrian Music Director David Danzmayr to present “A Premieres Project: Zemlinsky and Schuller.” The concert begins at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive in Chicago. Featuring the United States premiere of Alexander Zemlinsky’s Symphony No.1,…

Icon Ron Carter to conduct his last NIU Jazz Ensemble concert

Ron Carter
After 20 years of directing the NIU Jazz Ensemble and shaping the diversity of the program, School of Music professor Ron Carter will retire this spring. “I will definitely miss the students a lot and the great colleagues I’ve met here,” Carter said. “I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to recruit students from all over the world…

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