March 14, 2013

Arts Roundup: Symphony, chamber singers, organ music and more

News and Information

The University Symphony will perform with the Chamber Singers March 15 in Meany Hall.

Joanne De Pue

The University Symphony will perform with the Chamber Singers March 15 in Meany Hall.

UW arts are slowing some as winter quarter winds down, but there’s still plenty to see. The University Symphony performs with the Chamber Singers, and the Littlefield Organ Series welcomes a guest.

Also, the New Voices in World Jewish Music series winds up and the School of Drama holds its annual benefit and fundraiser.

New Voices in World Jewish Music: Guy Mendilow Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., March 14. The series concludes with this ensemble that advance notes state “breathes new life into centuries-old Sephardi songs — epic tales of sailors and love lost to the seas, fantastic dreams and the intrigue of kings and queens abound in arrangements that crackle with rich musical storytelling.” At the Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 4272 Fremont Ave. N., Seattle. Tickets $10-$15. 206-543-0138.

University Symphony & Chamber Singers, 7:30 p.m., March 15. The symphony, directed by Jonathan Pastenack, School of Music lecturer and director of orchestral activities, performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the chamber singers and guests the Tacoma Symphony Chorus. Tickets $10-$15. 206-543-4880.

School of Drama benefit, “Transformations,” 6-9 p.m., March 16. The school’s annual benefit and celebration offers an evening of food, fun and fundraising in the Jones Playhouse. Tickets $85, $45 for graduates in the last five years.

John Grew, guest organist at the UW

John Grew

Littlefield Organ Series: John Grew, 3 p.m., March 17. University Organist and chair of the organ program at McGill University, Grew performs music of the Baroque and modern eras on the UW’s famed Littlefield Organ. In Kane Hall’s Walker-Ames Room. $15, cash or check at the door. 206-685-8384.

Journeys Ashore: South Asian Immigrants in the Pacific Northwest, through March 31. An exhibit in the Allen Library exploring the various routes that brought South Asians to the Pacific Northwest through photographs and oral histories, from the 1890s through the Second World War.

“Ground,” art by Akio Takamori, through March 30. An exhibit by the UW professor of ceramics at the James Harris Gallery, 312 Second Ave. S., Seattle.

Faculty Focus: Touring the Henry Art Gallery, noon, March 20. Join a UW faculty member for a 30-minute tour the third Wednesday of each month. Each month a different faculty member will share a unique perspective on the art on view. Free for UW students, faculty and staff. $10 for general, $6 for seniors.

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