November 9, 2016

MusicNOW: Steve Reich's 80th Birthday Celebration

Steve ReichStudents from two Bienen School ensembles – the Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble and Contemporary Music Ensemble – will perform Steve Reich’s Proverb in an upcoming MusicNOW concert commemorating the composer’s 80th birthday.

The concert will take place Monday, November 21, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Street, Chicago. Alan Pierson, Bienen School lecturer, will conduct the all-Reich program, which also includes Different Trains and Double Sextet, performed by musicians from the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. More information and tickets are available at by calling 312-294-3000.

Steve Reich received the Bienen School of Music’s 2016 Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition. He will be in residence at the Bienen School February 8-9, 2017 to work with Bienen student ensembles and composers and attend a concert of his music on February 9.