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May 27, 2015

Arts Roundup: Music, exhibits – and ‘Boy’s Life’

College of Arts & Sciences

This week, head to the theater to enjoy the School of Drama’s production of the bitingly funny “Boy’s Life” or the Undergraduate Theater Society’s adventurous production of “On the Verge.” Also this week, the School of Music presents the UW Gospel Choir, UW Symphony, and more.

3D4M BFA Show
May 27 – June 6 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
This graduation exhibition features pieces by students receiving a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from the 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Program. More info. 

Boy's Life

Professor Valarie Curtis-Newton directs the School of Drama’s undergraduate students in “Boy’s Life,” May 27 – June 7 at the Penthouse Theater.

“Boy’s Life”
May 27 – June 7 | Brechemin Auditorium
This bitingly funny comedy of manners by Howard Korder follows three former college buddies as they stumble through their 20s -– and their various relationships with women –- attempting to come to terms with life and the meaning of manhood. Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton directs the School of Drama’s talented undergraduate students in this intelligent, modern story of what it means to grow up. More info.

UW Bands “Prized: Premio Roma”
7:30 p.m., May 28 | Meany Theater
The UW Wind Ensemble, Symphonic, and Campus Bands perform works by composers awarded the prestigious Rome Prize. Program selections include “Eastwind” by UW Emeritus Professor William O. Smith, “from the language of shadows” by UW Professor Huck Hodge, and “Concertino for Cello, Winds, Percussion and Piano in C minor” by Bohuslav Martinů. More info.

“On the Verge”
May 28 – June 7 | Cabaret Theater, Hutchinson Hall
In this Undergraduate Theater Society production, three intrepid lady explorers embark on their greatest adventure yet: an expedition into the last uncharted jungle in the world, Terra Incognita. Little do they know they are ‘on the verge’ of a deliciously verbose, joyously feminist, and ultimately serendipitous romp through time. Armed with pith helmets and journals, our heroines encounter treacherous obstacles, several eccentric characters, and a myriad of pop culture references. More info.

Trio Andromeda
7:30 p.m., May 30 | Brechemin Auditorium
The School of Music presents a concert by Trio Andromeda, winners of the 2014 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Ensemble Competition. Ensemble members are violinist Allion Salvador, cellist Hye Jung Yang, and pianist Li-Cheng Hung. More info.

The 100-voice UW Gospel Choir will perform at Meany Theater June 1. | Photo by Cynthia St. Clair.

The 100-voice UW Gospel Choir will perform at Meany Theater June 1. | Photo by Cynthia St. Clair.

Gospel Choir
7:30 p.m., June 1 | Meany Theater
Phyllis Byrdwell leads the 100-voice UW Gospel Choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the Gospel tradition. More info.

University Choirs: “UW Sings”
7:30 p.m., June 2 | Meany Theater
The University Singers, Women’s Choir, and Men’s Glee Club present their popular year-end concert. More info.

Film Screening: “People of a Feather”
7 p.m., June 5 | SIFF Film Center
The Seattle International Film Festival presents a screening of a documentary produced and directed by Joel Heath, who is also the UW’s 2014-15 Canada Fulbright Chair in Arctic Studies. Also sponsored by the Canadian Studies Center in the Jackson School of International Studies, and by the UW’s Future of Ice initiative. More info.

UW Symphony and Combined University Choirs
7:30 p.m., June 5 | Meany Theater
Geoffrey Boers conducts the University Symphony and combined UW Chamber Singers and University Chorale in a performance of works by Verdi, Bernstein, and Prokofiev. More info.

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