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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


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‘Soli Deo Gloria’: Evanston’s Bach Week Festival signs off with Bach’s ‘Mass in B minor’

May 9, 2024

Classical music enthusiasts flocked to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Evanston on Sunday for the final concert of the 50th annual Bach Week Festival. As the name suggests, Bach Week is a festival that...

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Bach Week Festival returns to Evanston for 50th, final anniversary

April 24, 2024

Evanston’s perennial classical music festival is coming “Bach” for its grand finale. Bach Week Festival will celebrate its 50th and final season in a two-weekend event around the Chicago area,...

Desirée Ruhstrat performs at a past Bach Week Festival. Ruhstrat will perform Bach’s Violin Partita No. 2 at the final concert of this year’s Bach Week Festival.

NU alum premieres new composition at 45th annual Bach Week Festival

April 25, 2018

A&E When acclaimed cellist Katinka Kleijn came to Richard Webster (Bienen ’74, ’77) with the idea of performing a newly commissioned composition at the 45th annual Bach Week Festival, Webster...

Richard Webster

Northwestern alumnus directs Bach Week Festival

April 21, 2016

A&E As a student studying organ at Northwestern, Richard Webster (Bienen ‘74, ‘77) spent a lot of time playing music by Baroque-period composer Johann Sebastian Bach. As a senior in 1974, Webster...

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