UW News

November 13, 2013

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

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 the SITI Company: Café Variations in collaboration with the School of Drama, the Burke Museum of History and Culture has its Meet the Mammals day, and much more.

Valerie Curtis-Newton

Valerie Curtis-Newton directs Lanford Wilson’s “Fifth of July,” Nov. 13-24.Mike Hipple

Fifth of July
7:30 p.m., Nov. 13-24 | Meany Studio Theater
Set in rural Missouri in 1977, this play revolves around the Talley family and focuses on their disillusionment with America in the wake of the Vietnam War. Wilson’s poignant play is rife with acting challenges while actively confronting many American taboos. More info.

SITI Company: Café Variations
7:30 p.m. Nov. 14-16, 2 p.m. Nov. 16 | Jones Playhouse
This Obie-winning theater ensemble performs a story of longing, lust, lost love, found love, and budding romantic adventure. Presented by the UW World Series in collaboration with the School of Drama. More info.

Music of Today
7:30 p.m., Nov. 14 | Meany Hall
The concert features works by early-20th century avant-garde artist Walter Ruttmann and musique concréte pioneer Pierre Scaeffer alongside contemporary compositions by Matthew Barnard and Pete Stollery, followed by innovative works from DXARTS’ Joseph Anderson and School of Music Director Richard Karpen. More info.

Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Senior Show, “Overlap”
6-8pm, Nov. 15 | Sand Point Gallery
Students in this quarter’s class with Associate Professor Lou Cabeen present their work.  Exhibition continues through Nov. 24. More info.  

Meet the Mammals
10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Nov. 16 | Burke Museum
There will be hands-on family activities and many of the specimens from the Burke’s mammalogy collection can be held or touched. Mammal experts will be on hand to answer questions and talk about the diversity of mammals. More info.

University Chorale and Chamber Singers
7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 | Meany Hall
The chorale will perform Randall Thompson’s “Peaceable Kingdom,” and the Chamber Singers present Benjamin Britten’s “A Boy Was Born, Op. 3.” This program features choreography by Seattle-based modern dance company Sapience Dance Collective and Karen Stevens Dance. More info.

McCabe and Larionoff

Robin McCabe, piano (left), and Maria Larionoff, violin.Joanne De Pue

The McCabe Larionoff Duo: The Beethoven Project
1:30 p.m., Nov. 17 | Brechemin Auditorium
Maria Larionoff, violin, and Robin McCabe, piano, continue their traversal of the complete Beethoven Sonatas for violin and piano. Music History Professor Stephen Rumph introduces the event with a pre-concert lecture. More info.

Concerto Competition
7 p.m., Nov. 18 | Meany Hall
School of Music students from three divisions— piano, strings and orchestral instruments — perform for outside judges. Winners will perform with the UW Symphony in future concerts during the 2013-14 season. More info.

Modigliani Quartet
7:30 p.m., Nov. 19 | Meany Hall
Based in Paris, this group is one of the globe’s leading young quartets. Program features works by Arriaga, Beethoven, and Debussy. Presented by the UW World Series. More info.

Nov. 19 | Hall Health Center
About 140 unique artworks created by UW students, faculty, staff and alumni will be on display for the UW community. There will also be a brief presentation led by Mark Shaw, Hall Health director of health promotion, discussing the topic, “How Art Can Enhance the Healing Process.”  More info.

Jazz Innovations Part I & II
Nov. 20-21 | Brechemin Auditorium
Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions. More information about Part I and Part II.

7:30 p.m., Nov. 21 – Dec. 8 | Hutchinson Hall Cabaret Theater
The Undergraduate Theater Society presents this drama by Georg Büchner, directed by Elizabeth Schiffler. More info.

6:30 p.m., Nov. 21-23 | Meany Studio 267

A student-produced, student-choreographed show presented by the Dance Student’s Association. This year’s show features the work of 15 undergraduate choreographers. Tickets are available at the door with a suggested donation of $5. All proceeds go towards two DSA scholarships.

Elwha: A River Reborn

Elwha Chinook return to their hereditary spawning grounds, only to be blocked by dams for 100 years. After the Elwha Dam was removed in 2012, salmon were able to swim 8.6 miles further upstream.Steve Ringman, The Seattle Times

“Elwha: A River Reborn”
Nov. 23, 2013 – March 9, 2014 | Burke Museum
This exhibit takes you into the Northwest’s legendary Elwha River Valley to discover the people, places, and history behind the world’s largest dam removal project. Based on the book by Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes and photographer Steve Ringman, the exhibit sheds light on this essential part of Washington state’s history through stories, photographs, and Burke collection—from fish to cultural objects from the Elwha region. More info.

  • Join the Museum at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 23 to celebrate the opening of the exhibit. Listen to stories and attend music and dance performances from members of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. Also attend talks and book signings from Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes, whose book inspired the exhibit. More info.