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SWE 50th Anniversary Concert

  • Pick-Staiger Concert Hall (map)

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble at the Northwestern University Bienen School of Music will commemorate the 50th anniversary with an epic performance featuring more than 150 Bienen School alumni!

The SWE 50th Anniversary Celebration concert will be held Sunday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, 50 Arts Circle Drive in Evanston. Alumni from virtually every major orchestra and military ensemble will perform a program of wind masterworks. The event is free and open to the public!!!

This event will also be live-streamed at

Program repertoire to include:

Arnold/Paynter – Four Scottish Dances
Bach/Hunsberger – Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Grainger/Rogers – Children’s March
Handel – Overture to Music for the Royal Fireworks
Hindemith – Symphony in B–flat
Holst – First Suite in E–flat
Lauridsen/Reynolds – O Magnum Mysterium
Maslanka – Finale to Symphony No. 2
Mozart – Serenade in C minor, Movement 1
Prokofiev – Ode to the End of the War
Shostakovich/Higgins – Symphony No. 10, Movement 2
Strauss – Feierlicher Einzug
Strauss – Serenade, Op. 7
Whitacre – Sleep

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble 50th anniversary celebration weekend is sponsored by the Bienen School of Music. Partial support is also provided by an Alumnae Grant for Academic Enrichment from The Alumnae of Northwestern University.

Later Event: July 4
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular