UW News

October 21, 2015

Arts Roundup: French opera, percussion – and ‘The Cradle Will Rock’


The School of Drama kicks off its 75th anniversary season with the infamous musical “The Cradle Will Rock.” Catch performances of Gabriel Fauré’s opera “Pénélope,” the Mallethead series, and Ensemble Dal Niente, all presented by the School of Music. In the visual arts, the Henry Art Gallery throws its Fall Open House and a new exhibit opens in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.


Gabriel Fauré’s “Pénélope
October 22, 24 & 25 | Meany Studio Theater
The UW School of Music partners with Vespertine Opera and Philharmonia Northwest to present Gabriel Fauré’s rarely performed opera, “Pénélope.” In three performances in Meany Studio Theater, this production tells the timeless story of Homer’s “Odyssey” with a cast professional vocalists. More info.

Aaron Francis Cammack, Jeffrey Fracé, and AJ Friday in "The Cradle Will Rock."

Aaron Francis Cammack, Jeffrey Fracé, and AJ Friday in “The Cradle Will Rock.”Photo by Mike Hipple

“The Cradle Will Rock”
October 28 – November 8 | Jones Playhouse
This 1937 musical, set in Steeltown, USA, follows the struggle to unionize local workers in the face of greedy business. Kicking off the School of Drama’s 75th anniversary season, “The Cradle Will Rock” features a cast of current students, faculty and alumni. More info.

Fall Open House
7:30 p.m., October 29 | Henry Art Gallery
The Henry Art Gallery celebrates its fall line-up of exhibitions with an evening of art viewing, activities, music, conversation, snacks and beer. More info.

Professor Tom Collier

Professor Tom CollierPhoto: UW School of Music

Mallethead Series: Tom Collier
7:30 p.m., October 30 | Meany Studio Theater
School of Music professor Tom Collier, vibes and marimba, is joined by pianist Dawn Clement, bassist Dan Dean, and drummer Steve Korn in the fall quarter installment of this popular percussion series. More info.

Music of Today: Ensemble Dal Niente
7:30 p.m., October 30 | Meany Theater
Chicago-based contemporary music collective Ensemble Dal Niente presents new music in ways that redefine the listening experience. Hear the collective’s interpretation of music by UW faculty composers Huck Hodge and Joël-François Durand, and UW doctoral student Marcin Pączkowski. More info.

Jake Exhibit: Shedding and Shredding
Through November 14 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
School of Art + Art History + Design MFA students in their second year present work from last year’s graduate seminars in the 3D4M, Painting + Drawing and Photomedia programs. More info.


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