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November 26, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music — and ArtBreak with Barbara Ciega

The holiday season is officially upon us and the arts host a lineup of events to get you in the festive spirit. The School of Music paves the way with performances ranging from the Percussion Ensemble to CarolFest. If you’re looking for an exhibition to explore, the Burke Museum’s recently opened “Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired” will be the perfect option after the Thanksgiving bustle.

Kwakwaka’wakw transformation mask that inspired the Seahawks' logo

Kwakwaka’wakw transformation mask that inspired the Seahawks’ logo.

“Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired”
Through July 27, 2015 | Burke Museum
The Burke’s newest exhibit showcases how today’s artists learn from past generations. The exhibit features 30 new works by contemporary Native artists, paired with historic pieces from the Burke Museum that artists identified as key to their learning. More info.

ArtBreak with Barbara Ciega
2: 30 p.m., Nov. 29 | Henry Art Gallery
ArtBreaks are facilitated gallery experiences led by a variety of artists, scholars and community members. Join Barbara Ceiga, Interpretive Director at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, as she explores the relationship between natural history and contemporary art as seen in the exhibition “Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E.” More info.

Studio Jazz Ensemble and Modern Band
Dec. 1 | Meany Studio Theater
The Studio Jazz Ensemble, led by Fred Radke, performs big band arrangements and repertory selections. The Modern Band, led by Cuong Vu, performs innovative arrangements of jazz standards, selections from the outer limits of the genre and new original compositions. More info.

Gospel Choir
Dec. 1 | Meany Theater
Phyllis Byrdwell leads the 100-voice gospel choir in songs of praise, jubilation and other expressions of the Gospel tradition. More info.

Percussion Ensemble
Dec. 2 | Meany Studio Theater
Students of Tom Collier perform works for percussion. More info.

University Chorale and Chamber Singers
Dec. 2 | Meany Theater
The University Chorale and UW Chamber Singers perform their fall quarter concert. More info.

Dec. 3 | Meany Theater
The Chamber Singers, University Chorale, University Singers, Women’s Choir, Gospel Choir and UW Men’s Glee Club perform seasonal music from around the world. More info.

International Ladino Day
Dec. 4 | Kane Hall
The UW Sephardic Studies Program and the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies will host Seattle’s second annual International Ladino Day celebration. This year’s expanded event will showcase encore performances as well as fresh faces joining the celebration of Ladino as a language that is alive and spoken in Seattle. More info.

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