UW News

April 19, 2007

A week of variety from the School of Music

Latin Caribbean music, Indian music, J.S. Bach on piano, a Vivaldi classic and performances by exceptional students are among the wide variety of entertainment being offered by the UW School of Music this week.

  • Students who have earned Brechemin Scholarships will give a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 20, in Brechemin Auditorium at the School of Music. Tickets are $5, cash or check at the door.
    Brechemin Scholarship Winners Concert
    Friday, April 20, 2007

  • Violinist Ani Kavafian, the school’s Hans and Thelma Lehmann Distinguished Visiting Artist, will be featured in Barry Lieberman & Friends: Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 22, in the Brechemin Auditorium. This will the final performance of Kavafian’s residency. Tickets are $10, cash or check at the door. A rehearsal the public may attend for $5 will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in the auditorium, and Kavafian will hold a master class at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, also in the auditorium that is free and open to the public.

  • The UW’s wind ensemble and symphonic, campus and concert bands will team up for a presentation titled Harps and Lyres at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 23 in Meany Theater. Tickets are $10 each, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 206-543-4880.

  • Ethnomusicology Visiting Artists Joe Santiago and Uday Bhawalkar will share their talents and musical heritage in a concert titled Latin Caribbean Music and Dhrupad Singing of India at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, in Meany Theater. Santiago, bass player for many luminaries of Latin music, leads an ensemble including special guest Edsel Gomez from New York City on piano. Bhawalkar is one of India’s leading performers in the ancient Dhrupad tradition of classical vocal music. He will be accompanied by Manik Munde, master of the pakhawaj, an ancient doubleheaded drum.

  • Acclaimed pianist and UW faculty memer Craig Sheppard will play the first 24 of the 48 preludes and fugues of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, groundbreaking works suffused with Bach¹s consummate knowledge of counterpoint and form, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in Meany Theater. Sheppard is a graduate of both the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and the Juilliard School in New York City. He came to the UW School of Music in 1993. Sheppard has performed with all of the major orchestras in Great Britain, as well as those of Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Atlanta, Dallas, Seattle, and others.

Tickets are $15 ($10 for students and seniors), 206-543-4880, www.meany.org, http://www.music.washington.edu