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October 31, 2017

Arts Roundup: ‘Amazing Animals’ at the Burke, voice division recital and — Concerto Competition

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This week: Have a fuzzy, slimy, cuddly and crawly fun time at the Burke; hear the School of Music’s Voice Division Recital; feel the competition heat up as strings students compete for an incredible opportunity; hear jazz students perform original compositions; see a special art history lecture on “highly staged repository of works” from the Mughal era;…


October 25, 2017

Arts Roundup: Littlefield Halloween organ concert; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark; Habib Koité and more

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This week in the arts, hear the harrowing sounds of the Littlefield Organ Series’ Halloween show; see the first performance of the School of Drama’s 2017-18 season; enjoy a guest recital from a “leading champion of contemporary American piano music”; experience a special collaboration between the UW Symphony and Seattle Symphony Orchestra; and catch performer…


October 12, 2017

Arts Roundup: Blue Nights and Night Flowers, MFA Exhibition, a Faculty Recital, the Chamber Dance Concert, and more

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This week in the arts, the School of Art + Art History + Design second year MFA show continues at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; dance and social activism take the stage at the Chamber Dance Concert; Creative Research Fellow Daniel Alexander Jones meditates on nearly a quarter century of performance art and theatre; “a true theatrical original”…


October 4, 2017

Arts Roundup: BANDALOOP, Material Performance, Brian Jungen, Nathan Lee, Chamber Dance Concert

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This week in the arts, the School of Art + Art History + Design second year MFA show continues at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery; a final look at Brian Jungen’s exploration of First Nations culture and globalism; BANDALOOP turns Meany’s dance floor on its side; a child virtuoso takes the Brechemin stage; and innovative choreographers fuse…


September 28, 2017

Arts Roundup: Material performance, faculty concert, changing forms, eight studies for the book of genesis, and BANDALOOP

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This week in the arts, see the School of Art + Art History + Design second year MFA show; hear an evening of world premieres of music for speaking and singing percussionists; get a final look at the Henry’s exhibitions of work by Doris Totten Chase and Jacob Lawrence;  and experience BANDALOOP as they weave dynamic physicality,…


May 31, 2017

Arts Roundup: Harry Partch Ensemble, Defiant Requiem, Trans History in 99 Objects, Sueño, and School of Art graduation exhibitions

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This week in the arts, hear the Harry Partch Ensemble perform with students and faculty; experience a concert-drama combining the music of Verdi with video testimony from survivors of the Terezí concentration camp; get a final look at the Henry’s exhibit from the Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art; see an Obie Award-winning adaptation of Calderon de…


May 23, 2017

Arts Roundup: UW Sings, Sueño, School of Art IVA Honors + Juried Show, I Dig Dinos, and Manimou Camara

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This week in the arts, hear The University Singers, Women’s Choir, and Men’s Glee Club on one stage; see award-winning playwright José Rivera’s adaptation of the classic Life is a Dream, dig dinos at the Burke; check out the latest installment of the School of Art Graduation Exhibitions; and listen to a master drummer performs with his students….


May 10, 2017

Arts Roundup: UW Sings, Native Art Market, Emel Mathlouthi, Photomedia Grad Exhibition, and Cherdonna Shinatra

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This week in the arts, hear alumni composers play Music of Today; celebrate Native art with the Burke Museum; hear “The Voice of the Tunisian Revolution”; check out capstone Photomedia work at the Jake; and get a first look at the month-long Henry residency of Cheradonna Shinatra. MUSIC OF TODAY: UW ALUMNI COMPOSERS Friday, May 12,…


May 3, 2017

Arts Roundup: Harry Partch’s Oedipus, the Intersections series, Waterlines Class Series, and the Evergreen Trio

Intersections: Music, Words, and Pictures

This week in the arts, see century maverick composer Harry Partch turn Sophocles’s play Oedipus into a visual and aural extravaganza; hear music inspired by great works of literature; and listen to the co-winners of the School of Music’s 2016 Strings and Piano Chamber Competition. HARRY PARTCH’S OEDIPUS: A MUSIC DANCE DRAMA May 5 – 7| Meany…


April 27, 2017

Arts Roundup: Orlando, Environmental Writing at the Burke, Photomedia Graduation Exhibitions, and the Brechemin Piano Series

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This week in the arts, experience “one of literature’s most beloved fantasies”; attend a one-day environmental writing program in both the field and classroom; celebrate the Photomedia Graduation show at a special reception; and hear the latest installment of the Brechemin Piano Series. ORLANDO April 28-30 and May 3-7| Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater Virginia Woolf’s Orlando…


April 12, 2017

Arts Roundup: Amazing Animals, Marc Seales — and Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band

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This week in the arts, wrap up spring break at the Burke; hear a noted Northwest jazz pianist; see classically-inspired textural print works in Edmonds; experience the School of Art’s Painting + Drawing Graduate Exhibition; and hear the UW Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band present their spring quarter concert. AMAZING ANIMALS: WATER & SKY EDITION…


April 5, 2017

Arts Roundup: Jacob Lawrence, 3D4M Grad Exhibition, A Final Look at the Wild Nearby, and Dido and Aeneas

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This week in the arts, get one final look at the Burke’s Wild Nearby; see student’s capstone in ceramics, glass, and sculpture; celebrate the centennial of Jacob Lawrence; experience an experimental performance using a mind-driven instrument; and hear voice students in a monumental Baroque opera. Music of Today: DXARTS 7:30 p.m., April 6| Meany Theater The University…


March 29, 2017

Arts Roundup: Last chance for Chuck Close Photographs, Piano and Cello Faculty Recital, Brechemin Piano Series; Music of Today: DXARTS

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This week in the arts, get a last look at the comprehensive survey of the photographic work of Chuck Close; hear faculty artists play Beethoven; enjoy piano works from School of Music students; check out groundbreaking new works and modern classics by faculty and guest composers. Chuck Close Photographs Through April 2| Henry Art Gallery Don’t…


March 8, 2017

Arts Roundup: Cino Nights, Pippin, a Faculty Recital and the Elements of Architecture

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This week in the arts, see a former medical marijuana dispensary transformed into a makeshift theater cafe; experience the School of Drama’s telling of the Tony-winning Pippin; hear a faculty piano recital; see Shen Wei Dance Arts defy categorization in a fusion of calligraphy, dance, and choreography; and get a framework of the Elements of…


February 22, 2017

Arts Roundup: Wendy Red Star, Melia Watras, The Jake Legacy Residency, and Voice and Dance Exhibitions

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This week in the arts, hear how Wendy Red Star explores Native American ideologies through photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance; explore a special group exhibition honoring the the 100th birthday of Jacob Lawrence at this namesake gallery; and witness UW faculty and students performing in array of forms, including classical violin, voice, and dance. Critical…


February 15, 2017

Arts Roundup: Hannah Black, Step Afrika!, Henry Curator Talk, and Music of Today

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This week in the arts, learn about the intersection of feminism, pop music, and hope with lecturer Hannah Black; celebrate the 100th birthday of Jacob Lawrence with Step Afrika!; hear from the Director of the Henry on the photography work of Chuck Close; and explore the facilities of the 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program. Critical…