April 9, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures – and Music of Today

Music and exhibit openings mark this busy week in the arts. Check out some of the surprising objects amassed over the years in the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture’s new exhibit “Imagine That.” Or experience an intimate Music of Today performance presented by the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) and the School of Music. Don’t miss out on these exciting events!

Courting Sticks

Richard Brown

Courting Sticks (fánáy) from Micronesia, part of the Burke Museum’s Ethnology collection.

Artist Lecture: Milenko Prvacki
April 10 | Art Building
Visiting artist Milenko Prvacki was born in Yugoslavia, received his MFA in Romania, and has worked (creating art and teaching) in Singapore since 1994. He produces drawings, sculpture, and paintings. More info.

Photomedia BFA Show
Through April 18 | Art Building
The graduation exhibition for students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the Photomedia Program. More info.

“Imagine That.”
April 12 – Oct. 26, 2014 | Burke Museum
This exhibit reveals the surprising stories, complex questions, and awe-inspiring answers hidden inside objects. See a new side of the Burke, and uncover some of the most fascinating, intriguing, and rare objects in its collection. Join scientists making daily discoveries in the exhibit, and learn how collections show us new things about the world around us every day. More info.

  • 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., April 12, celebrate opening day with performances and activities. More info.

André Watts
April 15 | Meany Theater
Having a career that spans more than 40 years, Watts remains one of today’s most celebrated and beloved superstars. His performances each year with the world’s great orchestras and conductors, bring him to every corner of the globe. More info.

Soweto Gospel Choir

Lorenzo Di Nozzi

Soweto Gospel Choir performs at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., April 12, in Meany Hall.

Soweto Gospel Choir
April 12 | Meany Theater
The 24-member ensemble combines tribal, traditional, and popular African and Western gospel music for awe-inspiring performances all ages can enjoy. In a concert that will reflect the color and vibrancy of their rainbow nation, the ensemble honors the life and legacy of their late President and friend, Nelson Mandela. More info.

Music of Today
April 17 | Meany Theater
The University of Washington School of Music and DXARTS co-sponsor this concert featuring an evening of improvised experimental music in 3D, with Richard Karpen (piano), Stuart Dempster (trombone),  Cuong Vu (trumpet), Ted Poor (drums), Greg Sinibaldi (saxophone), Luke Bergman (bass), Juan Pampin, and Joseph Anderson (3D electronics). For this concert the audience will be seated on the stage of Meany Theater surrounded by the musicians, and a 3D audio system will be deployed to create a full 3D immersive experience. More info.

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