Recitals & Visiting Artists

Steven Cohen, clarinet and Gail Williams, horn

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 7:30pm

Galvin Recital Hall

This performance will also be presented as a live stream.

Steven Cohen, Victor Goines, Alex Whitehead, Jackson Brown, and Samantha Winkler, clarinet; Gail Williams, horn; She-e Wu and Benjamin Krauss, percussion; Kay Kim, piano; Steven Wilke, Brian Zhan, Joelle Chen, and Kirsten Lee, violin; Johannah Carmona and Sanghoo Lee, viola; Jacob Barker, Sarah Chong, and Oleksander Mycyk, cello; Henry Girard, bass; Nicholas Sunghyun Koo, conductor

Before their retirement from the Bienen School, clarinet professor Steven Cohen and horn professor Gail Williams give a final recital together with their colleagues and students, featuring multiple world premieres. Prior to joining the Bienen School faculty, Steven Cohen served as principal clarinet and frequent soloist with the New Orleans Symphony, later known as the Louisiana Philharmonic. Each summer since 1979, Cohen has performed as principal clarinet at the Brevard Music Center, and he gives solo recitals and master classes throughout the world. Principal horn of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra, Gail Williams has served as associate principal horn with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Lyric Opera Orchestra. Williams is an original member of Summit Brass, and has played an active role in commissioning projects and performing contemporary solo works for horn.

Carl Nielsen, Humoresque Bagatelles, Op. 11 
Dana Wilson, Amid the sadness . . . (world premiere)
Victor Goines, Gonna Take That Train Home (world premiere)
Catherine Likhuta, Lesions
James Stephenson, RE:NU for Clarinet, French Horn, and Two Percussion (world premiere)
Johann Strauss (trans. Kevin Walko), Die Fledermaus Overture, Op. 367 for clarinet quartet

Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.