Projeto Arcomusical, a percussion sextet playing Afro-Brazilian berimbau musical bows, has been selected for Grammy consideration in the category Best World Music Album for their second album, “Spinning in the Wheel” released earlier this year. (more…)
The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert Band will hold a performance, Monday, October 7 at the NIU School of Music. The concert is free of charge and will be held in Boutell Memorial Concert Hall at 8 p.m. in the NIU Music Building. (more…)
On what would have been her 110th birthday, the Northern Illinois University Libraries and the Friends of the NIU Libraries are hosting an event to celebrate and honor the life of world-renowned cellist and former NIU faculty member, Raya Garbousova, and her contributions to the world of music. Garbousova (1909-1997) was on faculty at NIU from 1979 until 1991 and was instrumental in building the music program by attracting very talented cello students to attend school at NIU. (more…)
Anthony Devroye, professor of viola at the NIU School of Music, and guest pianist Daniel Schlosberg, from the University of Notre Dame, present a recital titled “Viola Century,” Tuesday, September 24, at 8 p.m. in the NIU Recital Hall. The program features three sonatas from the 1919 Berkshire Music Festival Competition, which prompted the creation of dozens of new works for viola and piano and helped launch the often-neglected viola as a solo instrument. (more…)
Summer is winding down, and there’s no surer sign of it than the announcement of Sundaes on Saturday, the fourth annual welcome back event in the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Projeto Arcomusical, a percussion sextet playing Afro-Brazilian berimbau musical bows, has received critical acclaim for their album, “Spinning in the Wheel” which was released in March. (more…)