Daniel Swenberg

Daniel Swenberg plays a wide variety of lutes and guitars: baroque, renaissance, classical/romantic–small, medium, and large. While based in New York, Daniel schleps instruments throughout North America and Europe to play with a wide range of ensembles: ARTEK, REBEL, The Metropolitan Opera, the Carmel Bach Festival, Mr. Jones & the Engines of Destruction,  Jordi Savall and leg Concert des Nations, Opera Atelier/Tafelmusik, The New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, Catacoustic Ensemble, Handel & Hayden, The Green Mountain Project, Tenet, Skid Rococo, the Newberry Consort, Music of the Baroque, Staatstheatre Stuttgart, the Orchestra of St Lukes, and Blah, blah, blah. He has accompanied Renee Fleming and Kathleen Battle at Carnegie Hall. He is on faculty at The Juilliard School’s Historical Performance program and at the University of Northern Texas (Denton).  Daniel received awards from the Belgian American Educational Foundation (2000) for a study of 18th century chamber music for the lute, and a Fulbright Scholarship (1997) to study in Bremen, Germany at the Hochschule für Künste (studying with Stephen Stubbs and Andrew Lawrence King). He studied previously with Pat O’Brien at Mannes College of Music, receiving a Masters degree in Historical Performance (Lute). Prior to this life’s incarnation as a lutenist, he studied classical guitar at the North Carolina School of the Arts, and musicology at Washington University (St. Louis). His programing integrates and emphasizes music with the history, sciences, economics, politics, and broader culture of its time.

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October 18th, Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library

ADDRESS: 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Concert begins at 8:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 7:30 pm)

***Complimentary wine and prosecco available before concert and at intermission***
PARKING: 
Nearby parking garage: 100 West Chestnut Street (enter on Clark Street). Parking rates are $11 (0-6 hours) and $13 (6-8 hours).
Limited metered street parking available near Library
Directions for via L, bus available here.
Alternatively, we recommend visiting SpotHero to book a space at the Newberry Plaza Garage – great deals on parking are available when you book in advance using this website/app!
 

October 19th, International House, U of C

ADDRESS: 1414 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

 
Concert begins at 2:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 1:30 pm) – PLEASE NOTE ATYPICAL START TIME

***Reception to celebrate partnership with Global Voices to follow the performance.***

PARKING:
Limited street parking is available around the Midway Plaisance and all around campus. PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING MAY BE IMPACTED BY CAMPUS EVENTS AND OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO.

The preferred visitors parking garage is located at Drexel Avenue and 61st Street. The garage opens at 9 am on weekdays. The parking rate is $4 per hour.
The parking lot at the corner of Drexel Avenue and 60th Street is free on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays.
Alternatively, we recommend visiting SpotHero to book a space at the Newberry Plaza Garage – great deals on parking are available when you book in advance using this website/app!

October 20th, Galvin Recital Hall, NU

ADDRESS: 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
***Please note venue is located inside the Bienen Music School, a large building on Lake Michigan. On the side of the structure you will see the name of the building itself, which is “The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.”***Concert begins at 3:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm) 

General campus directions (leads to visitors center very close to Music School) can be found here.
PARKING 
A large parking lot is located nearby the venue and is free to all on Sundays. Additional parking options can be found here.