Concerts & Events

Feb 2, 2020 7:30pm

Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Feb 5, 2020 7:00pm

An Evening with Marc-André Hamelin

Galvin Recital Hall

Feb 8, 2020 7:30pm

Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Feb 8, 2020 7:30pm

Nikolai Lugansky, piano

Galvin Recital Hall

Feb 9, 2020 7:30pm

Brasil Guitar Duo

Galvin Recital Hall

Feb 12, 2020 7:30pm

Quartet-in-Residence: Dover Quartet

Galvin Recital Hall

Upcoming Events

Jan 31, 2020 7:30pm

Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

Feb 1, 2020 2:30pm

Leonardo Enrique Aguilar-Arias, saxophone

McClintock Choral and Recital Room

Feb 1, 2020 2:30pm

Mary Tyler, trombone

Galvin Recital Hall

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Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Named one of the most impressive performance spaces in Chicago, the Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall features excellent acoustics and views.

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Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

The Ryan Center for the Musical Arts sit at the southeast corner of campus, adjacent to the Bienen School's other music facilities.

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Ryan Center for the Musical Arts

Opened in 2015, the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts features three state-of-the-art performances venues.

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Bienen News

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Chatting with ... Third Coast Percussion

January 23, 2020

The four members of Third Coast Percussion—all alumni of the Bienen School of Music — discuss their dream collaborations, the best part of the Grammys, and what’s playing in their headphones.  

Two Bienen ensembles to compete in MTNA Finals

January 10, 2020

Two Bienen School of Music student ensembles have advanced to the finals of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Chamber Music Competition.

Bienen School of Music seeks nominations for $100,000 Nemmers prize

January 7, 2020

The Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University invites nominations for the 2020 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. The biennial prize will be awarded in spring 2020.

Mallory Thompson to receive Medal of Honor at Midwest Clinic

December 12, 2019

Bienen School faculty member Mallory Thompson will be awarded the prestigious Medal of Honor at the International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic on December 18, 2019.

Winter Chamber Music Festival lineup includes James Ehnes, Stephanie Blythe

December 11, 2019

Performances in the 24th annual Winter Chamber Music Festival include the festival debuts of the Aizuri Quartet, American String Quartet and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, as well as the return of James Ehnes, Andrew Armstrong and the Dudok Quartet Amsterdam.

Grammy nominations honor faculty and alumni

November 22, 2019

Nominees for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards include Bienen faculty, alumni, and the current winner of the school's Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition.

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