Mark Maxwell, guitar

A veteran member of the School of Music faculty, Mark Maxwell joins forces with his wife and Northwestern University guitar professor Anne Waller as the Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo.  The Duo partners with theatre artist and historian Fiona Maxwell for a program reflecting on themes of Childhood, Friendship, and Memory.

This performance puts original and adapted storytelling pieces in conversation with works for solo and duo guitar to revive and modernize the lost genre of the nineteenth-century literary and musical entertainment. Mark Maxwell and Anne Waller will perform works by Fernando Sor, Robert Schumann, Toru Takemitsu, Joe Hisaishi, Igor Stravinsky, and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.

Fiona Maxwell will share excerpts from her original historical fiction pieces, which are based on archival research and activate an enduring aspect of Chicago history: the creative practices of working-class immigrant young people at settlement houses during the 1890s. Literary adaptations will include selections from P. L. Travers and Juan Ramón Jíménez.

View complete concert program here

While masks are not required inside the Holtschneider Performance Center concert halls, DePaul University continues to be a mask-friendly campus and wearing a mask will be highly recommended for all indoor spaces. Proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test will no longer be required upon entry.  Details found here.

Sunday, January 22 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Holtschneider Performance Center, Allen Recital Hall
2330 North Halsted Street

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School of Music, (All) School of Music, Faculty Concerts



$15 Standard; $10 Senior (65+); $5 Non-DePaul students. No charge for DePaul faculty, staff, and students, but advance registration is required. Additional service fees may apply.



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