UW News

February 11, 2015

Arts Roundup: Music, lectures – and Urban Bush Women

This week, the UW World Series presents American dance ensemble Urban Bush Women in a provocative performance fueled by the music of the jazz age, and quickly follows up this production with the Jerusalem Quartet. Other events on campus include the continuation of the School of Art + Art History + Design’s lecture series and the School of Music’s Mallethead Series featuring Percussion Studies Professor Tom Collier.

Urban Bush Women

Urban Bush Women perform at Meany Hall, Feb. 12-14.

Urban Bush Women
Feb. 12-14 | Meany Hall
Celebrating 30 years as an unstoppable force in American dance, this ensemble continues to make visceral, politically-charged work that is electric and inspiring. With “Hep Hep Sweet Sweet,” founder and choreographer Jawole Willa Jo Zollar presents an earthy and provocative new take on the music and culture fueled by the Great Migration that emerged at jazz clubs in Harlem and Zollar’s native Kansas City. More info.

Exhibit reception: Jonathan Happ and David Gress
6 p.m., Feb. 12 | Sand Point Gallery
Recent Master of Fine Art alumni David Gress and Jonathan Happ show new work from their residency in Singapore. The exhibit will be open through Feb. 19 by appointment only; email to request a viewing. More info.

Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Public Lecture Series
7 p.m., Through March 12 | Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
The Division of Art within the School of Art + Art History + Design will host its annual public lecture series, now in its third year, at the Henry Art Gallery. Organized by Eric Fredericksen for Art 361/595, the course and lecture series are part of the Nebula Project, funded by the New Foundation Seattle and the College of Arts & Sciences.  The program features artists who balance individual practices with collaborative and institutional work.

  • Feb. 12– Mitch McEwen, Detroit
  • Feb. 19– Gareth Moore, Vancouver
  • March 12– Liz Craft with Pentti Monkkonen, Los Angeles

Mallethead Series: Dueling Mallets
7:30 p.m., Feb. 13 | Meany Studio Theater
Percussion Studies Professor Tom Collier performs with noted vibraphonist and School of Music alumna Susan Pascal and faculty drummer Ted Poor in this installment of the popular percussion series. More info.

Jazz Innovations Part I & II
7:30 p.m., Feb. 18-19 | Brechemin Auditorium
Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions. More info.

Jerusalem Quartet
7:30 p.m., Feb. 19 | Meany Theater
This quartet’s wide repertoire and stunning depth of expression is grounded in a warm, full sound balancing high and low voices that refine interpretations of the classical repertoire, as well as works of our time. Presented by the UW World Series. More info.

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