UW News

October 28, 2015

Arts Roundup: Pae White, the Danish String Quartet – and spooky Halloween music


The School of Music sets the mood for Halloween with a concert of spooky organ music. UW World Series presents The Danish String Quartet, and the Henry Art Gallery opens a new exhibition by noted American artist Pae White. Don’t forget to catch the School of Drama’s first production of the year, “The Cradle Will Rock,” and a performance by UW artist-in-residence Cristina Valdés.

Image of Pipe Organ

UW’s Littlefield Organ in Kane Hall

Halloween Organ Concert
7:30 p.m., October 30 | Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
Just in time for Halloween, students of music professor Carole Terry perform spooky organ classics – including Bach’s famous “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” – on the UW’s Littlefield Organ. More info.

Seattle Theatre Symposium
7:30 p.m., November 2 | Jones Playhouse
The UW School of Drama PhD program hosts a public symposium examining the founding visions of our city’s theaters. More info.

Faculty Recital: Cristina Valdés
7:30 p.m., November 3 | Meany Theater
UW artist-in-residence Cristina Valdés performs works for solo piano, including music by Steve Reich, György Ligeti, and a new work by UW faculty composer Richard Karpen. More info.

Danish String Quartet

Danish String Quartet(c) Caroline Bittencourt

The Danish String Quartet
7:30 p.m., November 4 | Meany Theater
Called one of the “best quartets before the public today” by The Washington Post, the Danish String Quartet brings a program of works by Beethoven, Schnittke, and Danish composer Per Nørgaard to Meany Hall as part of the UW World Series. More info.

“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.

Rendering of Pae White's "Command-Shift-4"

Rendering of Pae White’s “Command-Shift-4”Courtesy Henry Art Gallery

Pae White: Command-Shift-4
Through January 24 | Henry Art Gallery
The Henry’s newest exhibition features the work of American artist Pae White. Known for her unusual use of space and large-scale installations, White brings “Command-Shift-4” to the large lower level gallery of the Henry. More info.



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