Big Ten Network: Northwestern University Programs

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Great Mass" in C Minor

Considered one of Mozart's important works, this Great Mass was never completed. The concert features the Alice Millar Chapel Choir and soloists, Northwestern University's Symphony Orchestra, organist Greg Hand and conductor Stephen Alltop, faculty of the School of Music.

The Making of Cymbeline

Mary Zimmerman, renowned Tony Award-winning director, Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate, Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member and Northwestern University faculty member, returns to the Northwestern stage in this adventurous Shakespearean fantasy. It is a tale about the beautiful Princess Imogen and her new husband Posthumus, who are parted by circumstances involving her wicked stepmother and her distant father, King Cymbeline. Deception, disguises, misidentifications, plot twists and romantic comedy abound in this ode to the fairytale world.

The Making of The Boys From Syracuse

We followed award-winning director, writer and choreographer David H. Bell as he staged a world premiere of his adaptation of the 1938 hit Broadway musical THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE for the Northwestern University stage. It is a stylish multicultural take-off on Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors, and tells the story of two sets of identical male twins who cause confusion in a city on Turkey's Aegean coast. Bell adds 1930s flair and flavor with neon lights, zoot suits and swing music.

Third Annual Bienen School of Music Concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion In Millennium Park

This annual event features three ensembles – 60 cellos, 40 saxophones, and a brass and woodwind ensemble – conducted by School of Music faculty members Hans-Jørgen Jensen, Frederick Hemke, Victor Yampolsky, Gail Williams and Mallory Thompson, performing against the backdrop of downtown Chicago's most scenic outdoor stage. Program highlights include the cello ensemble from Barber's Adagio for Strings; the saxophone ensemble from Bernstein's Candide Overture and Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue; and the wind ensemble in Strauss' Alpine Symphony."

A Festival of Lessons and Carols

Based on a 19th century English tradition, readings and music combine to portray the Christmas miracle in this concert conducted by School of Music faculty member Stephen Alltop. The program features oboist Michael Henoch, the Alice Millar Chapel Choir, Philharmonia and the Millar Brass Ensemble performing medieval and modern carols, including Ferko's MOTET FOR THE ANNUNCIATION, Nelhybel's ESTAMPIE NATALIS, Rutter's WHAT SWEETER MUSIC and Sandström's LO, HOW A ROSE E'ER BLOOMING.

Alice Millar Birthday Concert: Haydn's Mass in B-Flat Major

In this annual concert that celebrates the namesake of the Alice Millar Chapel and Religious center, Stephen Alltop conducts members of the Northwestern Symphony Orchestra and the Alice Millar Chapel Choir in Haydn's HARMONIEMESSE, a work that dates from the 70th year of the great composer's life. Subtitled HARMONIE in reference to the work's sublime wind-band instrumentation, this mass – Haydn's last masterpiece – is notable for some of his most harmonically adventurous scoring and exquisite solo vocal writing.