April 25, 2013
Arts Roundup: Student music and art, a staged Western — and wind ensemble (with tuba)
There’s a lot to see and hear on campus as the weather warms up to resemble the season. Bachelor of Fine Arts students exhibit their art, School of Music students play jazz with famous guests and the Burke invites all for a celebration of Salish Coast art.
Also, the School of Music’s Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band unite for an evening of music featuring a tuba concerto, of course.
Improvised Music Project’s IMPfest V, through April 27. This annual student-organized festival pairs local musicians with some of the world’s top performers in a series of concerts at the School of Music and the Chapel Performance Space in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. Details, schedule online.
Play: “Once Upon a Time 6X in the West,” 7:30 p.m., through April 28. Director Jeffrey Fracé views The Western through a series of theatrical lenses iconic in their own right, all created by the ensemble of actors. The play is divided into six sections, each devoted to a theater director. Presented by the School of Drama in the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse. 2 p.m. matinee April 28. Tickets are $10-$20.
Ethnomusicology Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., April 26. A concert by members of the Ethnomusicology Students Association in Brechemin Auditorium. Tickets are $5 at the door.
At the Burke: Salish Coast art is featured 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 27-28. Burke Trivia Night is 8 p.m. May 2, at the College Inn Pub. Admission is free the first Thursday of each month at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.
Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, “Constructions,” 7:30 p.m., April 29. The two groups perform works by Alan Hovhaness, Percy Grainger, Vincent Persichetti and others. Seattle Symphony principal tuba and School of Music faculty artist Christopher Olka joins the Wind Ensemble for Anthony Plog’s tuba concerto, “Three Miniatures.” In Meany Hall. Tickets $10-$15. 206-543-4880.
Painting and Drawing BFA Show, April 30 – May 10. A graduation exhibit for students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the Painting and Drawing Program, in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Reception 4-8 p.m. April 30, in the gallery. Gallery hours are normally noon to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.
Lecture-recital, Stuart Isacoff: “The American Piano,” 7:30 p.m., May 2. Isacoff, a concert pianist, tells the story of the piano as it unfolded both in Europe and in a young America. Musical examples will include the first extant pieces written for the piano as well as music by C.P.E. Bach, Beethoven, Jerry Lee Lewis, Couperin, Ravel, Debussy, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington, Prokofiev, Chopin, Gershwin and others. In Brechemin Auditorium. Tickets are $15, cash or check at the door. 206-685-8384.
- Coming next week: Juan Pampin, James Coupe and “Sanctum” at the Henry Art Gallery.