Pick-Staiger Concert Hall is located on the shore of Lake Michigan on
Northwestern University's Evanston campus. The concert hall, which
opened in October 1975, was made possible by generous gifts from Albert Pick, Jr. and Charles G. Staiger, who dedicated the edifice to their wives Corinne Frada Pick and Pauline Pick-Staiger.
its inception the hall has functioned as both a classroom and
performance facility for School of Music performing ensembles,
Music/Theater productions, faculty recitals, festivals and professional
guest artists. A typical season of programming includes Orchestral,
Choral, Opera, Chamber, Jazz, Contemporary, Brass, and Percussion
concerts as well as solo recitals, lectures, master classes, and other
Pick-Staiger's diverse programming is
designed to showcase the developing talent of School of Music students;
to promote interaction among faculty members, students, and
professional artists; and to provide affordable cultural presentations
to the community at large.
Pick-Staiger is also home to
professional performance organizations such as Chicago Chamber
Musicians, Chicago Philharmonic, Northshore Concert Band, Evanston
Symphony Orchestra, and others who rent facilities from the School of
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PICK-STAIGER'S ANNUAL CONCERT SERIES AND FESTIVALS:
Pick-Staiger annually hosts the Winter Chamber Music Festival, the Segovia Classical Guitar Series (in cooperation with the Chicago Classical Guitar Society), a three-production Opera Series, the Kids Fare children's concert series, a varying-themed Spring Festival featuring a host of notable guest artists, and pianist Jeffrey Siegel's four-concert Keyboard Conversations® Series. Check the concert section of this site for more information!