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Ana María Martínez Opera Master Class
Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. With a repertoire that encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts and a myriad of captivating recordings. Opera News’ recent cover story on Ms. Martínez declared that her “soprano harks back to the golden age. Her range is even, from a dusky chest-voice through a claret-colored middle and up to radiant top, and is impressive in its quiet moments as it is at full power.”
11:00am, Tue, Oct 30, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
Performance and Reflections of 1960's Black Music with Courtney Bryan and Brandee Younger
Join DePaul's School of Music and the Center for Black Diaspora for a preview performance as pianist, composer, and academic Courtney Bryanand composer, educator, and harpist Brandee Younger engage in an intimate, on-stage conversation about their collaborations with one another, their work as bandleaders and in the ensembles of others, Black female composers and performers who have influenced them, and the many ways that Musics of the African Diaspora, and particularly Black Music and its attendant culture in the 1960s, have and continues to inform their artistic and creative practices. In addition to what should be a riveting conversation facilitated by DePaul University’s Director of Jazz Studies Dana Hall, Bryan and Younger will also preview a sample of what’s musically in store for their concert with the DePaul University Jazz Workshop under Hall’s direction on Friday, November 2nd as part of Unveiled: A Celebration of Music at DePaul to commemorate the opening of the new Holtschneider Performance Center.
7:00pm, Tue, Oct 30, 2018
Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
Free
Ana María Martínez Opera Master Class
Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. With a repertoire that encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts and a myriad of captivating recordings. Opera News’ recent cover story on Ms. Martínez declared that her “soprano harks back to the golden age. Her range is even, from a dusky chest-voice through a claret-colored middle and up to radiant top, and is impressive in its quiet moments as it is at full power.”
1:00pm, Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
DePaul Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Choir and Community Chorus present
Carmina Burana
Eric Esparza and Michael Lewanski, conductors
Majesty and intimacy. A unified voice and the individual spirit. On this opening evening of Unveiled, both will be honored through music and ceremony. The performance begins with a resplendent energy in School of Music Dean Ronald Caltabiano’s world premiere brass fanfare, followed by the warmth of a’cappella choral music—each showcasing student performers and the acoustical range of the new Mary Patricia Gannon Concert Hall. But that same spectrum of enormity and modesty will be pushed further when renowned guest soloists Andrew Garland, David Portillo and Lauren Snouffer join together with the DePaul Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Choir and the Community Music Division's Community Chorus for a stunning presentation of Carl Orff’s 20th century masterpiece, Carmina Burana.
7:00pm, Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
$45
Percussion Master Class with Matthew Bell
The DePaul School of Music is pleased to welcome alumnus Matthew Bell (BM ’02) back to campus for a percussion master class. Bell, a percussionist known for his versatility and finesse across a broad range of rudimental and folk traditions, has performed and recorded on the bodhrán with with a host of Celtic musicians including Bonnie Rideout, Jerry O’Sullivan, William Jackson, John Doyle, Cathie Ryan, Liz Carroll and many more. He is featured on Billy McComiskey’s Grammy-nominated album, "Outside the Box," on Compass Records.
10:00am, Fri, Nov 02, 2018
Instrumental Rehearsal Room A
Free
Women in Audio Engineering
Careers in music production and sound engineering are often dominated by men, but in this conversation led by Shure CEO, Christine Schyvinck, a panel of noted women audio professionals will discuss the hurdles and triumphs they’ve experienced while navigating a professional path in the world of sound. This discussion will also include three accomplished alumae of the School of Music’s Sound Recording Technology program: Kate Finan (BS ’05) Owner and Supervising Sound Editor at Boom Box Post, Marina Killion (BS ’08) Senior Audio Engineer at Optimus and Mary Mazurek (BS ’92) Recording Engineer and Producer at WFMT Radio.
1:00pm, Fri, Nov 02, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
Courtney Bryan and Brandee Younger with DePaul Jazz Workshop
Dana Hall, director
Under the direction of esteemed drummer and composer, Dana Hall, DePaul’s own Jazz Workshop is by design an ensemble that is both dynamic and multi-purpose – flexing in size from as few as 10 to as many as 17 members and performing the work of the genre’s legends as well as young up-and-coming stars. On this evening Jazz Workshop will be joined by New Orleans native and a “pianist and composer of panoramic interests” (The New York Times), Courtney Bryan, and the genre-defying, fearless and versatile harpist, Brandee Younger.
8:00pm, Fri, Nov 02, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
$30
Late Night Chamber Music
A Chamber Ensemble composed of the School of Music’s most promising young talents will perform a late-night set in the Allen Recital Hall. Performers and repertoire will be announced in the coming weeks.
10:00pm, Fri, Nov 02, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$10
Jazz Combos
Jazz Studies students perform a late-night set from both jazz legends and modern American composers in the intimate Corboy Jazz Hall.
10:00pm, Fri, Nov 02, 2018
Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
$10
DePaul Percussion Ensemble featuring Alumnus, Matthew Bell
Day three of Unveiled shines a spotlight on the tremendous accomplishments of School of Music alumni, and opens with a performance by the DePaul Percussion Ensemble featuring alumnus Matthew Bell (BM ’02), a percussionist known for his versatility and finesse across a broad range of rudimental and folk traditions. In addition to other selections, Bell will perform as the featured soloist on Robert Sanderl’s Schnabel, an homage to the Swiss Basel style of drumming.
2:00pm, Sat, Nov 03, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
$15
Kartemquin Films presents Left-Handed Pianist starring Alumnus Norman Malone
Pianist Norman Malone (BM '68 & MM '73) has led an unpredictable and heroic journey to the concert stage. As a child, he was a prodigious pianist, but a tragic event that occurred when he was 10 years old left him paralyzed on his right side. Undaunted, Malone proceeded to develop his art as a pianist, specializing in repertoire written for the left hand. Malone’s incredible story has inspired a new documentary by Chicago’s own Kartemquin Films who will screen a preview on this afternoon, followed by a conversation with the filmmakers and Malone himself.
4:00pm, Sat, Nov 03, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$10
DePaul School of Music Alumni Reception
Whether you just graduated last year or haven’t been back on campus for decades, all School of Music alumni are warmly welcomed home to the Holtschneider Performance Center for an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and professors. Beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be served; and while the event is free, please RSVP by emailing alumnievents@depaul.edu or by calling (800) 437-1898.
5:00pm, Sat, Nov 03, 2018
Instrumental Rehearsal Room A
RSVP required. Please contact alumnievents@depaul.edu.
Alumni Showcase
With 105 years of history and more than 3,800 alumni, the DePaul University School of Music has been a launchpad for countless virtuosic careers in the arts. On this night, many of these accomplished musicians will return to Chicago and perform together in the school's remarkable new home, among them are renowned soprano Janai Brugger (BM ’05), decorated pianist Weiwen Ma (CER ’16), a 20+ person guitar ensemble performing Leo Brouwer’s Cuban Landscape with Rain, twentieth century works performed by an alumni horn sextet, a cello quartet, clarinet ensemble and jazz selections led by faculty member and alumnus, Dana Hall.
8:00pm, Sat, Nov 03, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
$15
Alumni Jazz Jam Session
Jazz-lovers are invited to revel in the incredible artistry of alumni musicians during a late-night jam session hosted by a special to-be-announced School of Music graduate. On this final event of Alumni Day at Unveiled the rich sounds of reconnecting and reminiscing peers will emanate from the intimate Corboy Jazz Hall.
10:00pm, Sat, Nov 03, 2018
Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
$10
Greenroom Conversations: William Mason with Ana María Martínez
Music industry leaders face a unique balancing act between producing an uncompromising artistic product while also attaining sustainability for their organizations. Join us for a series of one-on-one conversations in which the leaders of Chicago’s most illustrious music institutions discuss this balancing act of art and commerce with the celebrated musicians who are routinely delivering stunning performances locally and around the world. On this afternoon, general director emeritus of Lyric Opera of Chicago, William Mason joins together in conversation with Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez, considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time.
2:00pm, Sun, Nov 04, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$5
Ana María Martínez with DePaul Opera Theatre
Grammy Award® winner Ana María Martínez is considered to be one of the foremost sopranos of her time, with an international career that spans the world’s most important opera houses and concert halls. With a repertoire that encompasses opera’s most intriguing and diverse leading ladies, she engages her audiences season after season with signature roles, spellbinding debuts and a myriad of captivating recordings. Opera News’ recent cover story on Ms. Martínez declared that her “soprano harks back to the golden age. Her range is even, from a dusky chest-voice through a claret-colored middle and up to radiant top, and is impressive in its quiet moments as it is at full power.”
4:00pm, Sun, Nov 04, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
$45
S.E.M. Ensemble Master Class
S.E.M. Ensemble has established itself as one of the distinguished ensembles for new music in the U.S., maintaining a continuous schedule of concerts in New York, touring annually in Europe and also performing in South America and Japan. New York Times has hailed, “S.E.M. Ensemble represents the best of what is left of the experimental tradition.”
6:00pm, Mon, Nov 05, 2018
Instrumental Rehearsal Room A
Free
Master Class with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and DePaul Wind Symphony
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower individuals through collaboration, innovation, education, and a passion for artistic excellence. Orpheus strives to be the world’s premier chamber orchestra by performing music at the highest level without a conductor, challenging artistic boundaries, inspiring the public to think and work with new perspectives, and building a broad and active audience in New York City and around the world.
12:00pm, Tue, Nov 06, 2018
Instrumental Rehearsal Room B
Free
S.E.M. Ensemble presents, "For Philip Guston"
In 1995, Alex Ross reviewed S.E.M. Ensemble’s performance of For Philip Guston for The New York Times. He declared that, “What makes Guston fundamentally and wondrously beautiful is its harmony. Feldman's whole career was a search for ways to string together lovely chords, and Guston contains some of his most lustrous inventions. He is careful to parcel them out economically, so that they arrive as gratifying shocks after stretches of more neutral sound. These islands of beauty are like suggestions of figuration at the center of an abstract painting.”
12:00pm, Tue, Nov 06, 2018
Schaefer College Hall Lobby
Free
Piano Video Master Class with Byron Janis
Byron Janis is internationally renowned as one of the world’s greatest pianists. After making his orchestral debut at age 15 with Toscanini’s NBC Symphony Orchestra, he was chosen by Vladimir Horowitz as his first student. At 18, he became the youngest artist ever signed to a contract by RCA Victor Records and two years later, in 1948, he made his Carnegie Hall debut which was hailed as an unparalleled success. He has played with every major symphony orchestra in both the U.S. and abroad. On this afternoon, Mr. Janis will offer a piano master class via a live video stream.
2:00pm, Tue, Nov 06, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
Greenroom Conversations: Jeff Alexander with Cristina Rocca and James M. Fahey
Music industry leaders face a unique balancing act between producing an uncompromising artistic product while also attaining sustainability for their organizations. Join us for a series of conversations in which the leaders of Chicago’s most illustrious music institutions discuss this balancing act of art and commerce. On this evening, President of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, Jeff Alexander, will join together in conversation with his colleagues Cristina Rocca, the Symphony’s Vice President for Artistic Planning and James M. Fahey (BM ’83) the Director of Programming for Symphony Center Presents. This trio will discuss the competing interests of art and economics for one of the city’s largest and most celebrated musical institutions.
5:30pm, Tue, Nov 06, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$5
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Dodging war and chasing riches, top European composers like Hungary’s Miklós Rózsa, Italy’s Nino Rota and Germany’s Franz Waxman immigrated to America and helped to fuel Hollywood’s golden age. Their concert music shows off the evocative tone painting and craftsmanship that made their film scores so indispensable to Hitchcock, Fellini and Coppola, among others. Soloists Ksenija Sidorova and Avi Avital each bring modern glitz and glamor to their old-world instruments, whether playing a reconfigured Bach concerto or debuting the brand-new work written for them by Golden Globe®, GRAMMY® and Emmy® nominated British composer Benjamin Wallfisch. This Orpheus commission is the latest addition to American Notes, a project that explores the landscape of new music from diverse perspectives.
7:00pm, Tue, Nov 06, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
$30
Brass Ensemble
Leading students from the School of Music’s brass studios close out day six at Unveiled with a performance including the classical repertoire and modern favorites.
9:00pm, Tue, Nov 06, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
$10
Sounds of the City: A Symposium on Music Making in Chicago’s Neighborhoods
If Chicago is a global city, what are the city's global sounds? How do the city's diverse neighborhood contribute to Chicago's identity as a global city? How do factors such as community institutions, gentrification, migration and public policy shape these neighborhood music scenes? Join city leaders, community members, ethnographers and performers for discussions, round tables and performances that will invite us to listen more carefully to the sound of Chicago's neighborhoods.
10:00am, Wed, Nov 07, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
Portion of this event will take place in Instrumental Rehearsal A (C109)
World Music Symposium featuring Surabhi Ensemble
An eclectic mix of sounds and movement, Surabhi Ensemble – a Chicago-based world music group – has been performing to delighted cross-cultural audiences for the last decade. Founded by veena artist Saraswathi Ranganathan, Surabhi Ensemble’s mission is to bring people together to celebrate diverse global cultures, musical genres, race, religion and color. The ensemble has been delighting audiences with lush rustic soundscapes of flamenco music, mellifluous Middle Eastern Maqams, African rhythms woven into the rich sounds of Indian Classical ragas, embellished with blues and folk melodies. Performances often include both music and dance from the Indian, African, Middle Eastern and Spanish flamenco traditions.
1:00pm, Wed, Nov 07, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
Faculty Recital featuring Nicholas Phan, tenor
Praised by National Public Radio as “an artist who must be heard,” American tenor Nicholas Phan continues to distinguish himself as one of the most compelling tenors appearing on the prestigious concert and opera stages of the world today. An artist with an incredibly diverse repertoire that ranges from Claudio Monteverdi to Nico Muhly and beyond, Phan performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies. In 2010, Phan co-founded Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, an organization devoted to promoting the underserved repertoire of art song and vocal chamber music, where he serves as artistic director.
6:30pm, Wed, Nov 07, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$15
Faculty Chamber Music
The DePaul University School of Music’s foundation of excellence is its faculty of prodigious professionals. Rarely do so many of these incredible artists share a single stage, but on this evening they’ll collaborate on a selection of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century works. Performers include past and current members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago and other renowned institutions including Stephen Balderston, William Buchman, Scott Burns, Keith Buncke, Dennis Carroll, Julie DeRoche, Dana Hall, Beilin Han, Stefan Hoskuldsson, Alyce Johnson, Alex Klein, Wei-Ting Kuo, Miles Maner, Paul Neubauer, James Smelser, Carolyn Stuart, Janet Sung, Jim Trompeter, Anna Velzo, Stephen Williamson and Ann Yi.
8:00pm, Wed, Nov 07, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
$15
Late Night Chamber Music
Discover the next generation of classical music talent in this performance by some of the top student chamber ensembles at the School of Music. These select groups will present both familiar and lesser-known masterpieces of the chamber repertory in the stunning new Allen Recital Hall.
10:00pm, Wed, Nov 07, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$10
Jazz Combos
Jazz Studies students perform a late-night set from both jazz legends and modern American composers in the intimate Corboy Jazz Hall.
10:00pm, Wed, Nov 07, 2018
Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
$10
Composition Workshop and Master Class with Julio Estrada
The DePaul School of Music is pleased to welcome composer, theoretician, historian and pedagogue, Julio Estrada, for a unique master class opportunity. Born in Mexico City in 1943 following his family’s exile from Spain, Estrada began his musical studies in 1953 with Julián Orbón before going on to Paris and later Germany studying with Nadia Boulanger, Messiaen, Stockhausen and Ligeti. He has written nearly a hundred articles based on his research and is the General Editor of the most complete publication on Mexican music history, La Música de México. This event begins with a lecture at 10 am, a short lunch break at noon, followed by a demonstration and workshop to conclude the class.
10:00am, Thu, Nov 08, 2018
Brennan Family Recital Hall
Free
Voice Master Class with Nicholas Phan
Following his performance a day earlier, faculty member and celebrated American tenor, Nicholas Phan, will give a vocal master class on the Allen Recital Hall stage. Although participation in the masterclass is limited to select students, all are welcome to attend and observe.
11:00am, Thu, Nov 08, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
20-21st Century Chamber Music
DePaul School of Music faculty and members of Chicago’s own Ensemble Dal Niente join together for a concert of twentieth and twenty-first century solos and duos including works by Julio Estrada, Julián Orbón and former chair of composition and musicianship, George Flynn.
5:00pm, Thu, Nov 08, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$15
Ensemble Dal Niente with Ensemble 20+ and Guest Composer Julio Estrada
Michael Lewanski, conductor
Noted for its presentation of "bracing sonic adventures" (Chicago Tribune), Ensemble Dal Niente, "a superb contemporary-music collective" (The New York Times), aims to drive musical discourse with adventurous projects that exhibit an ambitious range of aesthetic values tied to contemporary life and culture. The ensemble performs music written for large ensemble, chamber music and solo works, each with relentless attention to interpretation. On this evening, Dal Niente shares the stage with the DePaul School of Music’s own Ensemble 20+, a performance group dedicated to playing the work of living composers.
7:00pm, Thu, Nov 08, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
$30
Improvisation and New Music
DePaul School of Music faculty and members of Chicago’s own Ensemble Dal Niente join together for a concert of improvisation and New Music, including James Tenney’s Having Never Written a Note for Percussion, Alvin Lucier’s Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra, John Cage’s Radio Music and improvisational sets led by Alejandro Acierto and Amanda DeBoer Bartlett.
9:30pm, Thu, Nov 08, 2018
Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
$10
Percussion Master Class with Evelyn Glennie
Evelyn Glennie is the first person in history to successfully create and sustain a full-time career as a solo percussionist, performing worldwide with the greatest conductors, orchestras and artists. She fondly recalls having played the first percussion concerto in the history of The Proms at the Albert Hall in 1992, which paved the way for orchestras around the world to feature percussion concerti. To this day, Evelyn continues to invest in realizing her vision – to Teach the World to Listen – while looking to open a center that embodies her mission: “to improve communication and social cohesion by encouraging everyone to discover new ways of listening. We want to inspire, to create, to engage and to empower.”
10:00am, Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Percussion Large Rehearsal Room
Free
Symposium: Music Education at DePaul University
Join us for a series of performances and plenary sessions, highlighted by a keynote from Dr. Constance McKoy, Director of Undergraduate Studies at UNC Greensboro’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. Dr. McKoy will draw on her vast body of research to share ideas on culturally responsive music education in a changing world.
12:00pm, Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
Master Class with Composer John Corigliano
John Paul Corigliano is an American composer of classical music. His scores, now numbering over one hundred, have won him the Pulitzer Prize, five Grammy Awards, Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition and an Oscar. He is a distinguished professor of music at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, on the composition faculty at the Juilliard School and an honorary degree recipient from the DePaul School of Music.
4:30pm, Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
Free
Faculty Recital featuring George Vatchnadze, piano
George Vatchnadze has appeared with orchestras and in recital throughout the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Netherlands, Finland, Italy, Israel, Russia, Japan, Taiwan as well as Central and South America. He has performed at the Hollywood Bowl Festival, Ravinia Festival, Stresa Festival and Rotterdam Philharmonic’s “Philips Gergiev” Festival. He has also been a frequent guest of St. Petersburg’s “White Nights” and “Mikkeli” (Finland) festivals. The centerpiece of this evening will be Vatchnadze’s performance of Liszt’s stirring and powerful Piano Sonata in B minor.
6:00pm, Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$15
Greenroom Conversations: Welz Kauffman with Ramsey Lewis
Music industry leaders face a unique balancing act between producing an uncompromising artistic product while also attaining sustainability for their organizations. Join us for a series of one-on-one conversations in which the leaders of Chicago’s most illustrious music institutions discuss this balancing act of art and commerce with the celebrated musicians who are routinely delivering stunning performances locally and around the world. On this evening, Welz Kauffman, President and CEO of North American’s oldest music festival, Ravinia, will join together in conversation with Ramsey Lewis, an iconic leader in the contemporary jazz movement.
6:30pm, Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Brennan Family Recital Hall
$5
DePaul Jazz Workshop featuring Nicholas Payton
Dana Hall, director
Nicholas Payton became a virtuoso before he was even out of high school. His talent and skill have earned him praise and accolades, as well as insured his place in musical history. Spanning a multitude of musical genres, Payton has composed and arranged, performed and recorded with his own groups in many settings and in 1997, at age 25, Payton won a Grammy Award for his collaboration with Doc Cheatham. On this evening, Payton will collaborate with the DePaul Jazz Workshop on the Gannon Concert Hall stage.
8:00pm, Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
($30 – $100)
Piano Showcase
Hand curated by School of Music faculty, top performance students present a collection of piano music showcasing their incredible skills and expertise.
10:00pm, Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$10
Jazz Combos
Jazz Studies students perform a late-night set from both jazz legends and modern American composers in the intimate Corboy Jazz Hall.
10:00pm, Fri, Nov 09, 2018
Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
$10
Chicago Children's Choir
Founded in January 1989, the DePaul Children’s Choir was the first of nine neighborhood choirs of The Chicago Children’s Choir. Open to students in third through ninth grades, the choir program offers a comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes choral training while building community pride and stewardship in each singer. Repertoire includes a wide variety of excellent choral literature particularly suited to young voices.
9:30am, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
Free
Community Music Division Student Showcases
Community Music Division students of different ages and instruments play two showcases. The first will take place from 10-11 am, the second from 12-1 pm
10:00am, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Brennan Family Recital Hall
Free
Showcase #1
Nina Kraus Lecture
Nina Kraus is the Hugh Knowles Professor of Communication Sciences, Neurobiology and Otolaryngology at Northwestern University. She is a scientist, inventor, and amateur musician who uses hearing as a window into brain health. Join Dr. Kraus for a wonderfully compelling presentation on how music and sound processing can impact and enhance learning in the human brain. A question and answer session will follow.
11:00am, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
Community Music Division Student Showcases
Community Music Division students of different ages and instruments play two showcases. The first will take place from 10-11 am, the second from 12-1 pm
12:00pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Brennan Family Recital Hall
Free
Showcase #2
Natsuki Kumagai Violin Performance
Alumna of the School of Music's Community Music Division and a member of the Minnesota Orchestra’s second violin section, Natsuki Kumagai will return to DePaul this afternoon for a performance on the Allen Recital Hall stage. Born and raised in Chicago, she has served in numerous concertmaster positions at orchestras including the New World Symphony and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, where she was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize. After her time in the Community Music Division, Kumagai attended the New England Conservatory in Boston where she studied with Boston Symphony Orchestra’s concertmaster Malcolm Lowe. She later received her master's degree at the Juilliard School studying with Ida Kavafian.
1:30pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
Piano Master Class with Jeremy Jordan
Alumnus of the School of Music's Community Music Division and a member of the Young Steinway Artists roster, Jeremy Jordan will return to DePaul this afternoon for a performance on the Allen Recital Hall stage. A native Chicagoan, Jordan has been called “a clear technical virtuoso,” “a rare talent” and “a true wunderkind” after having burst on the music scene at age nine playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in a live televised performance. After his time in the Community Music Division, Jordan attended the Juilliard School, before going on to a career performing solo and chamber concerts throughout Europe and America including at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rudolfinum in Prague, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and the Ravinia Festival.
2:00pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Brennan Family Recital Hall
Free
Cantabile Violin Choir Performance
Free lobby performance, no tickets or reservations required.
3:00pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Schaefer College Hall Lobby
Free
Fostering Audience Development for Classical Music
Experts in the field discuss building audiences for classical music performances including orchestra, opera and chamber music. With education and engagement, how can we ensure the audiences of tomorrow? Sitting on this panel and sharing their insights will be Community Music Division alumna and a member of the Minnesota Orchestra’s second violin section, Natsuki Kumagai, DePaul University School of Music alumna and celebrated opera soprano, Janai Brugger and Director of Performing Arts Management for the DePaul School of Music, Alan Salzenstein.
3:30pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Instrumental Rehearsal Room B
Free
New Horizons Concert and Jazz Band Play-Along
Bring your instrument and play along with the New Horizons Concert Band and Jazz Band. The New Horizons ensemble concept was founded at the Eastman School of Music in 1991 and has since been adopted by more than 90 organizations throughout the United States. The DePaul New Horizons program is an offering for adult students with no age requirement and members ranging in age from 20 to 90 years old.
3:30pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
Free
Film Screening of
Touch the Sound: A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie
followed by a conversation with Ms. Glennie
German documentarian Thomas Riedelsheimer turns his camera on nearly-deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie who experiences sound as a kind of touching or vibration. Using Glennie's unique musical sensibilities as a jumping-off point, Riedelsheimer introduces the viewer to an amazing sonic realm that we all know but rarely appreciate: a world of tapping, sputtering, clanging, rustling rhythms. In Riedelsheimer's skilled hands these sounds become moments of revelation. Watching this film viewers will feel like they are hearing the world for the first time. The screening will be followed by a brief on stage conversation with Ms. Glennie.
5:00pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Brennan Family Recital Hall
$10
Jeremy Jordan Piano Performance
Alumnus of the School of Music's Community Music Division and a member of the Young Steinway Artists roster, Jeremy Jordan will return to DePaul this afternoon for a performance on the Allen Recital Hall stage. A native Chicagoan, Jordan has been called “a clear technical virtuoso,” “a rare talent” and “a true wunderkind” after having burst on the music scene at age nine playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in a live televised performance. After his time in the Community Music Division, Jordan attended the Juilliard School, before going on to a career performing solo and chamber concerts throughout Europe and America including at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rudolfinum in Prague, Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and the Ravinia Festival.
5:00pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
Free
DePaul Wind Ensemble featuring Evelyn Glennie
Erica Neidlinger, conductor
Evelyn Glennie fondly recalls having played the first percussion concerto in the history of The Proms at the Albert Hall in 1992, which paved the way for orchestras around the world to feature percussion concerti. She had the honor of a leading role in the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and her solo recordings, which now exceed 30 CDs, are as diverse as her career onstage. “Shadow Behind the Iron Sun” and “Sound Spirits” continue to be bestselling albums that amply demonstrate her brilliant improvisational skills. On this evening she joins together with DePaul Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Erica Neidlinger, for a performance of Joseph Schwantner’s Percussion Concerto.
8:00pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
($30 – $150)
Late Night Chamber Music
Discover the next generation of classical music talent in this performance by some of the top student chamber ensembles at the School of Music. These select groups will present both familiar and lesser-known masterpieces of the chamber repertory in the stunning new Allen Recital Hall.
10:00pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$10
Frank Catalano Quartet
Local favorite and School of Music alumnus, Frank Catalano (BM ’99) will offer a nightcap for this tenth day of Unveiled festivities. Often heard at Chicago’s Green Mill Jazz Club and other stages throughout town, Frank has also toured the United States, France, England and Japan. His Savoy/Columbia recording “Bang!” debuted at #12 on the Billboard Jazz Charts, and his recording, “Mighty Burner” was on the Billboard Charts for 20 straight weeks. Catalano has been heard by millions of people all over the world thanks in part to three Grammy-winning and 11 Grammy-nominated recordings with artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Destiny’s Child and John Legend. He has also performed live on the Oprah Winfrey TV show with singer/composer Seal.
10:00pm, Sat, Nov 10, 2018
Mary A. Dempsey and Philip H. Corboy Jazz Hall
$10
Casey Lecture: Four Decades on the Chicago Classical Aisle. Whither Criticism?
Named in honor of Donald Casey, the School of Music’s most recent former Dean, the Casey Lecture is an annual opportunity for a great thinker in the arts to offer a moving and insightful address on a topic relevant to today’s musicians and music professionals. On this final day of Unveiled, the Casey Lecture will feature John von Rhein, the former classical music critic of The Chicago Tribune, a role he held from 1977 until 2018. During that time, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra had three music directors and Lyric Opera of Chicago four general directors. Von Rhein covered innumerable other shifts (seismic and otherwise) on the local cultural scene, as well. Before joining The Tribune, he reviewed classical music and dance for the Akron Beacon Journal. Mr. Von Rhein will discuss the state of arts criticism before taking questions from the audience.
2:00pm, Sun, Nov 11, 2018
Allen Recital Hall
$10
Itzhak Perlman with DePaul Symphony Orchestra
Cliff Colnot, conductor
Undeniably the reigning virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music, which he communicates. As the cultivating performance in the 11-day Unveiled celebration, Mr. Perlman will present Max Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor with the DePaul Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Cliff Colnot.
3:00pm, Sun, Nov 11, 2018
Mary Pat Gannon Concert Hall
($45 – $150)

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