December 4, 2013

Arts Roundup: Drama, Ladino Day — and the UW Opera Theater

As fall quarter comes to a close, there’s still plenty to see and do on campus. This coming week, attend the UW Opera Theater to brush up on your “Le Nozze di Figaro,” or enjoy the final weekend of the Undergraduate Theater Society’s performance of “Woyzeck.”

Woyzeck

Johnson Deng

The cast of “Woyzeck” from left Lauren Brown, Kate Touhill, Esther Hafner, Mimi Santos, Beverly Poole.

“Woyzeck”
7:30 p.m., Dec. 5-8 | Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater
The Undergraduate Theater Society presents this drama by Georg Büchner, directed by Elizabeth Schiffler. More info.

International Ladino Day Celebration
7 p.m., Dec. 5 | Hillel UW
Poetry readings, songs, food, and festivities will mark the first-ever International Ladino Day, celebrating the language and culture of Sephardic Jews. Presenters will include students, faculty, and Seattle community members. More info.

Concert: Wind Ensemble, Symphonic and Campus Band
7:30 p.m., Dec. 5 | Meany Hall
The School of Music presents a combined band concert featuring works by Steven Bryant, Percy Grainger and Jennifer Higdon. More info.

University Symphony
7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 | Meany Theater
David Alexander Rahbee conducts the symphony in a program of works by Verdi, Wagner, Takemitsu and Tchaikovsky. The orchestra is joined by special guest Alexander Velinzon, concertmaster of the Seattle Symphony. More info.

Opera Theater
7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 | Jones Playhouse
Thomas Harper directs students from the UW Opera Theater in scenes from Maria Stuarda, “The Magic Flute,” “Die Meistersinger,” “Cendrillon,” “Le Nozze di Figaro” and “Rigoletto.”

Charles Dickens Seminar
3 p.m., Dec. 7 | ACT Theatre
Warm up a December afternoon with hot cider, a cookie and an insightful journey into the history of Dickens’  ”A Christmas Carol” with Kurt Beattie, artistic director, UW alumnus and this year’s Scrooge, together with Richard Dunn, UW professor emeritus. More info.

Faculty Recital: Dainius Vaičekonis
4:30 p.m., Dec. 8 | Brechemin Auditorium
Pianist Vaičekonis is joined by his wife, Asta (piano), UW faculty colleague Donna Shin (flute) and Seattle Symphony Concertmaster Alexander Velinzon (violin) in presenting “Cultural Crossroads,” a concert featuring legendary American composers and artists with Lithuanian heritage. More info.

ArtVENTURES
2 p.m., Dec. 8 | Henry Art Gallery
Join the Henry to draw inspiration from artist Haegue Yang’s ”Towers on String” and then create musical instruments out of unexpected things. More info.

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