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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...
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...
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...
Nick Page
The NIU School of Music is looking to build an instant choir, hundreds of voices strong, at a “Community Sing” scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The choir, composed of all attendees at the event, will be led by Nick Page, an internationally...
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Student composers in the NIU School of Music will perform a concert of their works at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Recital Hall of the Music Building. This diverse program will feature music for pipa, piano, winds, brass, strings and percussion by undergraduate student composers MJ Halco, Kyle Krause, Tyler Madden and Gregory...
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The NIU Steelband, under the direction of Liam Teague and Cliff Alexis, will presents its spring 2014 concert at 3 p.m. Sunday April 13, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The event will commemorate the ensemble’s 40th year of existence and will be a celebration of the past, present and...
The Amicizia Trio
The Amicizia Trio will present “Incarnation,” a free concert of new works composed for violin, cello and piano, at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in the NIU Music Building Recital Hall. The program will feature works by Zack Browning, Robert Fleisher, Tim Schirmer, Daniel Temkin and Durwynne Hsieh. Three of these compositions will be receiving...
Jeri Mae Astolfi
Guest pianist Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi will present a free concert titled “Here (and There): Music for Piano and Electronics” at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the NIU Music Building Recital Hall. The program will feature works by composers Jeff Herriott, Tom Lopez, Phillip Schroeder, Brian Belet, Jim Fox and Ed Martin. Lopez and Martin,...
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The Northern Illinois University Alumni Association invites alumni and friends Tuesday, April 1, to Jazz in New York City. The regional event begins at 7:30 p.m. with NIU’s Rosebud Jazztet at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, fifth floor of the Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle. Seniors and graduate students make up the award-winning Jazztet and are...
NIU Jazz Lab Band
The NIU Jazz Lab Band, directed by Rodrigo Villanueva, will perform two shows Tuesday, March 18, at the legendary Jazz Showcase in Chicago. Funds raised at the door will help the band produce its first live DVD, which was recorded in January at the Peoria Civic Center as part of the 2014 Illinois Music Education...
Liam Teague
Liam Teague, head of steelpan studies and an associate professor in the NIU School of Music, has been named the 2014 Laureate in Arts and Letters by the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards For Excellence. Launched in 2005 by the ANSA McAL Foundation, the awards are the English-speaking Caribbean’s leading recognition program in arts, sciences...
Larry Williams
Fanfare, please: Wednesday, Feb. 26, is “Horn Day” in the NIU School of Music. Noted horn soloist Larry Williams is the featured performer for the event. Horn Day also will feature NIU professors Thomas Bough and John Fairfield, along with the NIU Wind Symphony. All events are free. During the afternoon, participants will enjoy horn...
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