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October 29, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music — and ArtBreak

Music and exhibitions lead this week in the arts as David Alexander Rahbee conducts the UW Symphony and the School of Music presents the annual Halloween Organ Concert featuring spooky classics. The Henry kicks off ArtBreak, featuring in-gallery experiences that relate to the different materials and ideas in the new exhibit “Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.” Also, the School of Drama’s Cathy Madden gives the final lecture in the school’s three-part Performing Arts Lecture Series.

Uw Symphony

UW Symphony performs at Meany Hall, Oct. 30.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 Theater
Students of Carole Terry, professor of organ, perform spooky organ classics — including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor — on the UW’s Littlefield Organ. More info.

ArtBreak with Joe Milutis
Oct. 30 | Henry Art Gallery
ArtBreaks are in-gallery experiences that present different ways to relate to the materials and ideas in the Henry’s new exhibit, “Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.” Led by staff and guest facilitators, each ArtBreak embraces a different theme and approach, from reading and writing to musical performance and conversation. This session is with Joe Milutis, writer, media artist and UW-Bothell assistant professor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Cultural Studies. More info.

 “Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom”
Through  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.

Performing Arts Lecture Series: Cathy Madden
Nov. 4 | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater
One function of celebrity is to show us what is possible. The kind of celebrity represented by F.M. Alexander, founder of the Alexander Technique, is one that reminds us that we can pioneer our lives: responding to discontent with constructive desire, and steadfast in our ability to be a celebrity in our own world. Madden, principal lecturer in the School of Drama, will lead this workshop on the Alexander Technique. More info.

  • For information on the Performing Arts Lecture Series, read the full story here.

3D4M BFA Shows
Nov. 4-22 | Ceramic and Metal Arts Building
Graduation exhibitions by three-dimensional forum (3D4M) Bachelor of Fine Arts students.
November 4-8:  Alex Hirt
November 18-22: Hannah Avila

Modern Music Ensemble

The Modern Music Ensemble performs in the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse, Nov. 6.Steve Korn

Modern Music Ensemble
Nov. 6 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse
The UW’s contemporary music ensemble presents three on-campus concerts a year, performing both the “classics” of the modern era and hot-off-the-presses works from the best of today’s composers, including UW faculty and students. In its first campus performance of the 2014-15 season, the group performs works by Steve Reich, James Tenney, Michael Gordon and Alvin Lucier. More info.

Back to Back: Pecha Kucha Night
Nov. 6 | Art Building, room 003
Seniors, graduate students, and alumni give Pecha Kucha style presentations (a style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each) about their summer internships. More info.