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Northwestern University Music in June

June includes band and horn concerts, opera excerpts program and guitar recital

  • Symphonic Band will perform works for winds, brass and percussion
  • Two horn concerts are part of the Bienen School’s Peak Performance Horn Symposium
  • Guitar solos, duos and trios to be performed by Oscar Ghiglia and Waller and Maxwell Duo
  • Opera Scenes Gala concert marks the end of the Bienen School’s Summer Voice Institute

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Two horn concerts featuring works by Scriabin and Brahms and a recital by renowned Italian classical guitarist Oscar Ghiglia and the Waller and Maxwell Duo are among the June music events on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. 

Presented by the University’s Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, the upcoming programs also will feature an impressive lineup of music faculty and a Northwestern student ensemble.

Other highlights include a performance by the Bienen School Symphonic Band, two concerts featuring brass faculty members Gail Williams and Jonathan Boen, a vocal program devoted to excerpts from favorite operas, and a recital by Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombonist Michael Mulcahy, who also is a member of the Bienen School trombone faculty.

Four of the following seven June events are free.


All June programs listed below are open to the public. Bienen School music events take place on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus throughout the year at the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts’ Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall, and David and Carol McClintock Choral and Recital Room, 70 Arts Circle Drive; Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive; Regenstein Hall’s Master Class Room, 60 Arts Circle Drive; or Alice Millar Chapel, 1870 Sheridan Road, as noted.


The Bienen School Ticket Office is located at the southeast entrance of Pick-Staiger Concert Hall. Concert ticket prices are offered at three levels: the first for the general public and the second for full-time students with IDs. Northwestern faculty and staff with a valid Wildcard receive a 15 percent discount off the general public ticket price.

For more information, contact the Bienen School of Music Concert Management Office at 847-491-5441 or visit To order tickets, call 847-467-4000 or visit


For 2016-17 series brochures or further information, call 847-491-5441 or email requests to To join the Bienen School’s concerts and events list and receive a monthly events newsletter as well as special discount offers, send your email address to


  • Michael Mulcahy, trombone, noon, Sunday, June 26, Ryan Center’s Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall. Bienen School faculty member Michael Mulcahy is a Chicago Symphony Orchestra trombonist and principal trombone of the Grand Teton Music Festival. He has served as principal trombone of the Cologne Radio, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony orchestras. He also is a member of the Chicago Chamber Musicians and Summit Brass and is active as a soloist, teacher, lecturer and clinician throughout the world. Mulcahy will be accompanied by pianist Yoko Yamada-Selvaggio. Admission is free.

For more information, call the Bienen School of Music Concert Management Office at 847- 491-5441 or visit or Northwestern’s new Arts Circle website at To order tickets, call the Bienen School Ticket Office at 847-467-4000 or visit  

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