Winter season Chamber Audio Competition is again with 5 award-profitable ensembles

With the return of two popular concert collection, visitor artists are again on the Northwestern phase this winter thanks to the Henry and Leigh Bienen College of New music.

The Winter Chamber Audio Festival (Jan. 14 to Feb. 15, 2022), getting into its 25th time, presents a five-live performance journey through chamber new music masterworks past and current.

“After a lot more than a 12 months of separation, we are thrilled to arrive with each other yet again to encounter the transformative and unifying power of music,” said founding inventive director Blair Milton, a Chicago Symphony Orchestra violinist and an adjunct affiliate professor at the Bienen Faculty. “This 12 months we are privileged to welcome last year’s artists to rejoice the 25th season of the Winter season Chamber New music Competition. If it is true that very good items appear to individuals who wait, we anticipate a magnificent series and look ahead to the distinctive collaboration the festival’s performers and viewers have relished for yrs.”

For a lot more than 50 yrs, pianist Jeffrey Siegel has shared the tunes and stories driving generations of piano masterpieces by effectively-identified composers with Chicagoland audiences. Siegel returns with a three-live performance Keyboard Conversations sequence (Feb. 11 to May perhaps 20, 2022).

Winter Chamber New music Competition

Operating Jan. 14 to Feb. 15, 2022, the competition explores chamber audio spanning centuries and continents, with five award-successful ensembles on the monthly bill at Decide on-Staiger Concert Hall.

Ariel Quartet with Orion Weiss, piano
7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 14, 2022:  Recipient of the Cleveland Quartet Award and the Grand Prize at the 2006 Fischoff National Chamber Songs Level of competition, the Ariel Quartet has garnered vital praise throughout the world over the training course of a lot more than two many years. Joining them for this overall performance is pianist Orion Weiss, praised by the Washington Put up for his “powerful system and extraordinary insight.” The method includes tunes of Hugo Wolf, Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms.

St. Lawrence String Quartet
7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022: The St. Lawrence String Quartet has preserved residencies at Spoleto Competition United states of america and Stanford College, and current collaborations have incorporated the San Francisco Symphony, LA Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony. Their method characteristics audio of Joseph Haydn, Béla Bartók and Ludwig van Beethoven. 

Miró Quartet
7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022: Winner of an Emmy Award for their multimedia undertaking “Transcendence” and the first ensemble to be awarded an Avery Fisher Vocation Grant, the Miró Quartet executed recently commissioned will work with each other with songs of Dvořák and Schubert for the duration of the 2020-21 period. Their system attributes audio of Samuel Barber, Kevin Puts and Maurice Ravel.

Ying Quartet
7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022: The Grammy Award-profitable Ying Quartet’s modern seasons have featured performances with jazz pianist Billy Childs, a tour of China, concert events for the Philadelphia and Phoenix Chamber Tunes Societies and appearances as quartet-in-residence at the Bowdoin International Songs Pageant. Their system capabilities songs of Joseph Haydn, Zhou Prolonged, Tan Dun, Vivian Fung and Antonín Dvořák.

Dover Quartet
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022: Bienen School of Audio Quartet-in-Home the Dover Quartet counts among its many honors and awards an Avery Fisher Job Grant, Chamber Audio America’s Cleveland Quartet Award, Lincoln Center’s Hunt Spouse and children Award and major prizes at the Banff Intercontinental String Quartet Competitors and Fischoff Chamber Tunes Competition. Their program capabilities audio of Joseph Haydn, Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten.

Keyboard Conversations

Working Feb. 11 to May perhaps 20, 2022, this three-software sequence, coming into its 52nd period on Chicago’s North Shore, options energetic performances and insightful commentary by Jeffrey Siegel at Choose-Staiger Live performance Corridor.

New music of Pleasure and Peace: Beethoven, Schumann, Gershwin
7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 11, 2022: Siegel shares a method of music to uplift and soothe. Beethoven’s“Rage More than a Lost Penny,” Schumann’s stunning Aria, Copland’s humorous “The Cat and the Mouse” and Gershwin’s jazzy “I Bought Rhythm” are just some of the small functions on this software to provide considerably-wanted pleasure and peace.

The Superb Songs of Chopin
7:30 p.m., Friday, April 8, 2022: Heroic polonaises, soulful mazurkas, passionate études, dreamy nocturnes, vivacious waltzes and the rarely read tarantella are showcased in this evening of works by 1 of the world’s most well known, beloved composers.

Evocative Visions: Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Liszt
7:30 p.m. Friday, May perhaps 20, 2022: Visually-inspired musical masterpieces are the emphasis of this live performance Rachmaninoff’s festive and passionate “Études-tableaux,” Debussy’s visionary “Préludes,” Liszt’s “Au bord d’une source” (By the Water) and “Il Pensieroso,” inspired by Michelangelo’s statue.

Get tickets

Collection subscriptions are now available and might be acquired by cellular phone at 847-467-4000 or in particular person at Decide on-Staiger Concert Hall throughout ticket office hrs.

One tickets for the Wintertime Chamber New music Pageant and Keyboard Discussions are $30 for basic admission and $10 for whole-time learners with legitimate ID. Tickets are offered on the web at

Ticket office several hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday by way of Friday, and noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Reduced ticket place of work hrs all through Northwestern University’s winter season recess will be posted at environment.

Bienen College of Music is a member of the Northwestern Arts Circle, which provides with each other film, humanities, literary arts, music, theater, dance and visible arts.