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September 19, 2017

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EventZappa and Varèse concert
CityEvanston
PlacePick-Staiger Concert Hall
Address50 Arts Circle Dr
DetailsThe iconoclastic work of self-taught guitarist and composer Frank Zappa will be performed alongside the work of the innovative French-born composer Edgard Varèse, one of Zappa’s earliest musical influences, in a pair of Memorial Day weekend concerts presented by Northwestern University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music. The Northwestern Symphony Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble’s Zappa and Varèse concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Northwestern’s Percussion Ensemble joins the Symphony Orchestra and Contemporary Music Ensemble for the second concert at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
Start DateFriday, May 26, 2017
End Time7:30 PM
Additional InformationConducted by Victor Yampolsky, Alan Pierson and Ben Bolter, the program includes Zappa’s “Pedro’s Dowry” and “G-Spot Tornado” as well as Varèse’s “Amériques” and Bienen School alumna Augusta Read Thomas’s “Hemke Concerto: Prisms of Light” for saxophone and orchestra, featuring Bienen School Associate Professor of Saxophone Taimur Sullivan.
Phone(847) 491-5441
Emailevents.music@northwestern.edu
Web Addresshttp://www.concertsatbienen.org/



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