Millenium Park in ChicagoMAY 9, 2011 — EVANSTON, ILL.— A Memorial Day weekend band concert at Chicago’s Millennium Park will feature the Northwestern University Symphonic Wind Ensemble conducted by Mallory Thompson, live commentary by 98.7 WFMT-FM and University of Michigan Marching Band announcer Carl Grapentine, and guest trumpet soloist Colin Oldberg. The event is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music, the 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 29 program marks the 6th year of Northwestern ensemble performances at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, at 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Avenue and Columbus Drive.

February 23, 2011 — EVANSTON, ILL. — Northwestern University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble will present a live webcast of their performance at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. (CST) Friday, Feb. 25.

The webcast may be viewed at pickstaiger.org/webcasts, where the live video stream will begin approximately 10 minutes prior to the performance (7:20 p.m. CST).

The Symphonic Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Mallory Thompson, will perform the Overture of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”; “Sleep,” Eric Whitacre’s work inspired by poet Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”; “Sweelinck Variations,” David Noon’s work based on themes by early Baroque Era Dutch composer Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck; and David Maslanka’s Symphony No. 4, a modern-day “ode to joy.”

Composer John CoriglianoApril 27, 2010 — EVANSTON, Ill. — A master class, a spring opera and four concerts — including one at Chicago's Millennium Park on Memorial Day weekend — will spotlight the works of multiple award-winning composer John Corigliano. The events are all part of the Northwestern University Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music's festival saluting the composer.

The John Corigliano Festival runs from May 12 to May 30 and includes performances by the University's Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Chorale, Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra, Bienen School students and guest artists.