There’s a lot to see and hear on campus as spring quarter begins. The Burke Museum celebrates Coast Salish art and artists, the Henry Art Gallery has a new show and its annual open house and the Boise-based dance troupe the Trey McIntyre Project returns to Meany Hall.
Also, Russian pianist Danil Trifonov visits, the Talea Ensemble performs UW-composed works and staffer Scott Bailey reads from his debut novel. All supporting players, though, to the current campus stars — cherry blossoms.
Henry Art Gallery Spring Open House, 5-10 p.m., April 5. Celebrate the opening of spring exhibitions at the gallery. Free for members. Tickets are $10 for students, seniors and UW faculty and staff, $15 for the general public. Members preview 5-7 p.m., open house 7-10 p.m. Learn more online.
Coast Salish Weekend, April 5-6. The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture presents a discussion panel of artists, “Coast Salish Art in the 21st Century” at 7 p.m., April 5, in Room 120 of Kane Hall. Free but registration is requested. Then watch demonstrations and attend film screenings at Coast Salish Art and Artists, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 6.
Also: The Burke offers volunteer docent training April, 5, 12 and 19. To learn more, contact Cassandra Sandkam at email@example.com or 206-616-4415.
“Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauharoque,” April 6 – Sept. 29. The Henry Art Gallery presents a focused selection of 12 works that span the artist’s career and include his earliest mature work from 1965 to his most recent ideas. In the East Gallery. Also: Laffoley will give a lecture at 1 p.m. April 6, in the Henry Auditorium. Tickets are $5-$10. RSVP online.
Lecture: “The Pacific Northwest: A Personal History,” 4 p.m., April 8. John Findlay, UW professor of history, will give this lecture in the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall. Findlay studies the American West and is editor of the history department’s journal, Pacific Northwest Quarterly. A Seattle native, he will discuss how his sense of place has developed over the years.
“My historical view of the Northwest doesn’t much reflect my being born here; I hope to explain why I see the region as largely one composed of newcomers, including myself in a way,” Findlay said. “The story revolves in part around how my father discovered the region during World War II, courtesy of the Army, and decided to relocate here when he could.” Limited seating; RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-543-8656.
Music of Today: Talea Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., April 8. This New York contemporary-classical group will perform “Hermetic Definition,” a new work by UW composer Joël François Durand, as well as works by faculty composer Huck Hodge and by UW students. In the Meany Studio Theater. Tickets $12-$20,
Daniil Trifonov, 7:30 p.m., April 9. Emerging as one of the brightest names of the next generation of young artists, this 22-year-old Russian pianist won two of the most prestigious competitions in the music world: First Prize at the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, and the Gold Medal at the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. This performance, in Meany Hall, marks his Seattle debut. Presented by President’s Piano Series. Tickets $35-$39.
Scott G. F. Bailey reads from “The Astrologer,” 7 p.m., April 11. The UW staffer’s debut novel takes place in Europe at the start of the Renaissance. Press notes state, “It is a world ruled by the sword, where civilization is held in place by violence and blind loyalty. In 1601, a man who thinks for himself is a dangerous man. Soren Andersmann, the astrologer, is becoming a dangerous man…” At Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Bailey is a fiscal specialist with the UW Academic Affairs office. “The Astrologer” was published by Rhemalsa Publishing of Moses Lake, Wash. Free.
School of Art lectures: The school hosts several lectures in coming days, most in the Art Building. Sinem Arcak Casale of European University Institute, 4 p.m., April 4; Catherine Becker of the University of Illinois, 2:30 p.m., April 5; Lauren Kroiz of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 4 p.m., April 8; and ceramic artist Nicholas Bivins at 6 p.m., April 9, in the Ceramic and Metal Arts Building.
Trey McIntyre Project, 8 p.m., April 11-13. This popular Boise-based dance group’s repertoire ranges from rock and classical music to jazz and folk. This second Meany Hall appearance will include the pieces “Arrantza,” celebrating Basque culture; “Queen of the Goths,” inspired by Shakespeare’s “Titus Andronicus” and the preview of a new work titled “Pass, Away.” Presented by the UW World Series. Tickets are $39-$43 ($20 for students).
Coming next week: A western from the School of Drama.