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…

Coda: NIU Jazz Ensemble to bid farewell to its remarkable director

Ron Carter
The nationally renowned NIU Jazz Ensemble will bid a fond farewell to its longtime beloved director, Ron Carter, at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Carter, who is retiring from NIU this spring, will host a pre-concert jam session for former students and friends at 6 p.m.…

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