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October 22, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and Noche Flamenca

Drama, lectures, dance and exhibitions fill this especially busy week in the arts. From the closing of the Mad Campus exhibition to the start of the UW World Series collaboration with Noche Flamenca on a new work, “Antigona,” there’s plenty to see and do. Also, don’t forget to visit Red Square this Friday, October 24, to partake in some of the exciting W-Day activities.

“Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom”
Oct. 23 – Nov. 2 | Cabaret Theatre in Hutchinson Hall
The Undergraduate Theater Society presents this sci-fi thriller in the opening production of its 2014-15 season. More info.

Wave Sine

Mad Campus closes this Saturday, October 25. Featured above is “Wave Sine” by W. Scott Trimble.James Harnois

Mad Campus
Through Oct. 25 | Campuswide
This autumn, the UW campus became Seattle’s most expansive art gallery through Mad Campus, an outdoor public art exhibition that spans approximately 2.5 miles and features 12 large-scale, temporary, site-specific works inspired by their locations. Free and open to the public, touring the installations is a great activity for families on a crisp fall day.  The exhibit comes to a close this Saturday, Oct. 25.  More info.

Factory Showroom “Industry”
Through Nov. 15 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
The School of Art + Art History + Design announces its first Factory Showroom display, featuring no art, only labor, in the newly renovated Jacob Lawrence Gallery. “Industry” is the first program in Factory Showroom, a series of displays, labor demonstrations, motivational speeches, quality controls and new product launches organized by the gallery to explore the question, “Is a school a factory?” More info.

Visiting Artist & Scholar Lectures
This fall the School of Art + Art History + Design invites the public to a series of lectures led by a variety of glass, paint and sculpture artists.

From UW to IDEO: Minnie Bredouw and Nivi Ramesh
Oct. 23 | Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Division of Design alumnae Minnie Dredouw (2010) and Nivi Ramesh (2008) share their post-graduation journeys and discuss their current experience working at IDEO, an internationally recognized design and consulting firm. More info.

Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca
Oct. 23-25 |  Meany Hall
In a unique creative partnership, Noche Flamenca joins with acclaimed American theater director Lee Breuer to create a new work, “Antigona,” based on Sophocles’ ancient Greek heroine. Combining live music, song and dance, this world premiere will bring the fiery, expressive nature of flamenco to one of the world’s great tragedies. More info.

Mallethead Series
Oct. 24 | Meany Studio Theater
School of Music professors Tom Collier (vibes and marimba) and Marc Seales (piano) perform duo arrangements of jazz selections. More info.

Cory Doctorow

Lecture by Cory Doctorow October 25, Kane Hall.

Lecture: Cory Doctorow
Oct. 25 | Kane Hall, Walker-Ames Room
The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), the Henry Art Gallery and the UW Tech Policy Lab present a lecture with author and activist Cory Doctorow. Doctorow’s novels “Little Brother” and “Homeland,” and the forthcoming book “Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free,” address issues of privacy, surveillance, copyright, cryptography and social activism. More info.


Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds
Oct. 26 | Brechemin Auditorium
Members of the UW Wind Ensemble perform works by prize-winning composers, including Transcendental Windows, by Pierre Jalbert; and Music for Brass Instruments, by Ingolf Dahl. More info.

“Cold Empty Terrible”
Through Oct. 26 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
Created in collaboration with and directed by Whit MacLaughlin, artistic director of the OBIE award-winning New Paradise Laboratories, this production is a resuscitation of a theatrical debacle embedded inside Anton Chekhov’s 1896 masterpiece, “The Seagull.” Members of the School of Drama Professional Actor Training Program turn molehill into mountain by devising an original work for the stage that aims to prove that a century of theatrical experimentation must be good for something. More info.

3D4M BFA Shows
Graduation exhibitions by three-dimensional forum (3D4M) Bachelor of Fine Arts students:

Music of Today: An Evening with Heatwarmer
October 28 | Meany Theater
The School of Music and the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) co-sponsor this series featuring groundbreaking new works and modern classics by faculty and guest composers. The series launches this year with a performance by Seattle group Heatwarmer (whose members include School of Music faculty member Luke Bergman and assorted Jazz Studies alumni), credited with creating some of the most original and eclectic work to emerge from Seattle’s thriving new music scene. More info.

UW Symphony

UW Symphony performs October 30, Meany Hall.Steve Korn

UW Symphony
Oct. 30 | Meany Theater
David Alexander Rahbee conducts the UW Symphony in a concert of works by Dvorak, Richard Strauss and Mendelssohn. Jeff Fair (principal horn of the Seattle Symphony and UW faculty member) is the featured soloist on Strauss’s Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat, Op. 11. The orchestra also welcomes the women singers of the University Chorale. More info.

Littlefield Organ Series
Oct. 31 | Meany Hall
Students of Carole Terry perform spooky organ classics — including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor — on the UW’s Littlefield Organ. More info.

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