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February 12, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, art — and ‘Short Takes on Dam(n) Science’

Ludovic Morlot

Music and museums lead this week in the arts as Ludovic Morlot, Seattle Symphony music director, joins the University Symphony for a special Valentine’s Day performance.

February 5, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures — and the Mallethead Series

Danny Lyon

It’s a packed week in the arts presenting you with a diverse array of options. The Henry Art Gallery presents “Danny Lyon: The Bikeriders” through May 4; the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture hosts a trivia night at the College Inn Pub and don’t miss the final weekend of “Reading to Vegetables” at the Penthouse Theater.

January 30, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, Music — and ‘Katinka Bock: A and I’ at the Henry

Katherine Groesbeck

This week there is a smattering of events with a highlight being the School of Drama’s show “Reading to Vegetables,” directed by Tina Polzin.

January 22, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, dance — and students perform ‘Reefer Madness’

The cast of the Undergraduate Theater Society's production of "Reefer Madness," playing in the Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater Jan. 23 through Feb. 2.

Dance and drama lead this busy week of UW Arts, with the Dance Program’s Dance Faculty Concert and later, “Reefer Madness” by the Undergraduate Theater Society and the School of Drama’s production of “Reading to Vegetables.”

January 15, 2014

Arts Roundup: Student music recitals, A Far Cry — and ‘Theater from the Inside Out’

Figures in Space

This week enjoy a variety of events happening across campus with a highlight being an inside look at the “Chinookan Peoples of the Lower Columbia” at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

January 8, 2014

Arts Roundup: Juried open, Garrick Ohlsson — and the Littlefield Organ Series

Melia Watras

With the new year come new events to entertain and inspire you. From the School of Music’s Littlefield Organ concert to a piano performance by Garrick Ohlsson presented by the UW World Series, discover what’s happening this coming week in the arts. VIVA! Exhibit: “Celebrating Latino/a Art, Activism & Life” Jan. 6-April 18 | First…

December 4, 2013

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

Woyzeck Cast

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.”

November 26, 2013

Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and the School of Music’s ‘Carolfest’


The holiday season kicks off in full force with a variety of arts events to enjoy, including the School of Music’s annual CarolFest is on Dec. 4.

November 20, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and ‘Elwha: A River Reborn’


This week slows down as the campus prepares for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. However, don’t miss your last chance to see School of Drama’s “Fifth of July” or venture to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture to explore their new exhibit “Elwha: A River Reborn.”

November 13, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and the Hall Health Artwalk

Robin McCabe, piano (left) Maria Larionoff, violin.

It’s a packed week in the arts, with an event option for every day. DXARTS and the School of Music offer an electro-acoustic concert, the UW World Series presents “Café Variations” in collaboration with the School of Drama, the Burke Museum of History and Culture has its Meet the Mammals day, and more.

November 7, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, lectures — and the School of Drama’s ‘Fifth of July’

AnDa Union performs Nov. 5 in Meany Hall

This week there is a smattering of events with a highlight being the School of Drama’s “Fifth of July,” directed by Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton. Also, if Mongolian music suits your fancy, you’re in luck because the vibrant young ensemble, AnDa Union makes their Seattle debut on the Meany stage. JewDub Talks 7 p.m., Nov. 7…

November 5, 2013

‘Music is an infinite thing’: Jazz great Bill Frisell joins School of Music

Guitarist and trumpet player rehearse

The School of Music has lured Bill Frisell, one of modern jazz’s premier guitarists, to a position on the faculty.

October 30, 2013

Arts Roundup: Faculty performances — and the Earshot Jazz Festival


As we head into November, the UW offers an array of events to get you out of the rain and into a museum or performance. If jazz is your flavor, make sure to check out the Earshot Jazz Festival with special performances by UW music professors and other local jazz favorites.

October 28, 2013

New musical theater degree begins with outreach, talent search

Student Annmarie Morro caught in motion during a class in advanced jazz and theater dance taught by Wilson Mendieta. Morro was accepted into the new musical theater degree program.

The first order of business for the UW’s new degree in musical theater is not greasepaint or tap shoes but public outreach and finding talented, committed students.

October 24, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, exhibits, women’s festival — and a Halloween concert


It’s a big week for the arts on campus featuring dance, music, lectures, and a festival. From the annual Halloween Organ Concert to the ISIS: Women Arts Festival at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture — take your pick or pick them all.

October 16, 2013

Arts Roundup: Birds at the Burke, exhibit openings — and Music of Today featuring Garth Knox

The Real Inspector Hound

The UW School of Music leads this busy week in the arts with performances by the Steve Korn Group, UW Symphony and Music of Today featuring violist Garth Knox.

October 10, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, film, drama, lectures — and Chamber Dance Company

The Real Inspector Hound

This week, the Chamber Dance Company’s 2013 concert is the icing on the cake in a busy week of arts events that also includes the School of Drama’s opening of “The Real Inspector Hound” and the Emerson String Quartet performing with School of Music Professor Craig Sheppard.

March 28, 2013

Arts Roundup: Art, recitals, trivia — and big band jazz

Bethany4 TILE

This week, student art and music, a School of Social Work art exhibit a lecture on art and more. It’s between quarters but there’s still plenty to see on campus.

March 21, 2013

Arts Roundup: Art about music, music about art — and ongoing shows

A still image from the video "A la belle étoile (Under The Sky)," from the exhibit closing March 24 at the Henry Art Gallery.

Ongoing exhibits at the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum and UW-related art being shown off campus are featured.

March 14, 2013

Arts Roundup: Symphony, chamber singers, organ music and more

The University Symphony will perform with the Chamber Singers March 15 in Meany Hall.

The UW Symphony, Chamber Singers, Littlefield Organ Series and more this week in UW arts.

March 7, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, opera, drama — and dinosaurs

UW Wind Ensemble performs March 12 in Meany Hall.

Lots of music this week, plus “Cyrano” continues and the Burke Museum holds Dino Day, a family-friendly event 65 million years in the making.

February 28, 2013

Arts Roundup: Dance, art, music, lectures — and students stage ‘Cyrano’

actors in Undergraduate Theater Society's production of "Cyrano."

This week the Undergraduate Theater Society stages the Cyrano de Bergerac story and the School of Drama performs “Pentecost.” There’s also the 2013 Dance Majors Concert.

February 21, 2013

Arts Roundup: Drama, art, music, lectures — and the Dance Majors Concert

Black Grace dance company

Dance and drama lead this busy week of UW Arts, with the School of Drama’s production of “Pentecost,” the visiting Black Grace dance company and later, the 2013 Dance Majors concert.

February 7, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music old and new, drumming and percussion — and the Burke’s Artifact ID Day

Burke Museum staff examine an item at Artifact ID Day.

The School of Music leads this crowded week, from baroque to modern, percussion to a combined band concert. Plus, Taiko drummers visit, the Henry Art Gallery has its annual gala and the Burke Museum holds its popular annual Artifact ID Day

January 31, 2013

Arts Roundup: Music, theater, art, lectures — and ‘Short Takes on Plastics’

Bottles with Tree

The drama “Burn This” continues, the School of Art has multiple events and the Kirkland Choral Society stops by for a visit.

January 17, 2013

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures, books on stage — and a dance collaboration

The cast of "The Rite of Spring" in rehearsal.

A busy week in UW arts, including a dance concert and staging great novels with Book-It Repertory.

October 1, 2012

UW composer fills arboretum byways with her ‘Music of Trees’

Solar panal in tree in arboretum

A UW doctoral student in musical composition uses sounds from the Washington Park Arboretum to create music that’s part natural, part imagined.

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