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February 18, 2015

Arts Roundup: Drama, music – and ‘Music of Today’

This coming week, the School of Music leads the way with a variety of events to keep your calendar full. Highlights include the UW Chamber Orchestra performing two nights, a faculty recital with Jazz Studies Professor Marc Seales, and a Music of Today performance in collaboration with the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, or DXARTS. If you want to mix your music with drama, don’t miss the opening of the musical “Cabaret,” presented by the Undergraduate Theater Society.

Jazz Studies major Carmen Rothwell, bass

Jazz Studies major Carmen Rothwell, bass. Student jazz ensembles will play Feb. 19 in Brechemin Auditorium.

Jazz Innovations Part II
Feb. 19 | Brechemin Auditorium
Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions. More info.

UW Chamber Orchestra with Quinton Morris, violin
7:30 p.m., Feb. 19 | HUB Lyceum
David Alexander Rahbee conducts members of the UW Symphony in a concert of works by Sibelius, Atterberg, Schubert, and Mozart.  More info.

UW Chamber Orchestra with Cyndia Sieden, soprano
7:30 p.m., Feb. 20 | Meany Hall
Senior Artist in Residence Stephen Stubbs and Director of Orchestral Activities David Alexander Rahbee conduct members of the UW Symphony in a program of works by Mozart and Haydn.  The featured soloist is Cyndia Sieden, recently appointed as faculty artist in the School of Music. More info.

Field Sketching: Arctic Animals
10 a.m., Feb. 21 | Burke Museum
Explore the Arctic through ink and watercolor with expeditionary artist Maria Coryell-Martin. This hands-on workshop will cover the fundamental tools for field sketching and painting, using bones and specimens of arctic terns, walrus, polar bear, narwhal and musk ox from the Burke Museum’s collection. More info.

Faculty Recital
7:30 p.m., Feb. 21 | Meany Hall
Jazz Studies professor and noted Northwest pianist Marc Seales and guests perform music from recent CD releases: “American Songs” V. 1 through 3 and the “Paris Suite.”  Guests include: guitarist Fred Hamilton; bassists Evan Flory-Barnes and Jeff Johnson; drummers D’Vonne Lewis, Gary Hobbs, and Moyes Lucas; and percussionist Tom Collier. More info.

Jazz Studies professor, Marc Seales, performs at Meany Theater, Feb. 21.

Jazz Studies Professor, Marc Seales, performs at Meany Hall, Feb. 21.

Music of Today
7:30 p.m., Feb. 24 | Meany Hall
The School of Music and DXARTS co-curate this series featuring new works and modern classics performed by renowned visiting artists. More info.

Percussion Ensemble
7:30 p.m., Feb. 25 | Meany Hall
Thomas Collier directs the UW Percussion Ensemble.   More info.

Feb. 26-March 8 | Cabaret Theater, Hutchinson Hall
The Undergraduate Theater Society presents this classic musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. More info.

Incite and Insight Lecture: Kristan Kennedy
7 p.m., Feb. 26 | Henry Art Gallery
This lecture series, presented by the Henry and Cornish College of the Arts, promotes engagement with contemporary art practice. In this session, artist, curator and educator Kennedy will focus on her curatorial work, which involves commissioning international emerging artists to create large-scale, site-specific installations and solo projects that exist at the borders of genres. More info.

Prized: Fractal Landscapes
7:30 p.m., Feb. 26 | Meany Hall
The Symphonic, Concert and Campus Bands perform works by prize-winning composers, including “Skating on the Cheyenne,” by Ross Lee Finney; and “Lullaby,” by Leslie Bassett. More info.

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