UW News

November 4, 2015

Arts Roundup: UW Symphony, Don Quixote — and ArtVentures


The School of Drama wraps up its first play of the year this week, and pays tribute to one of the great theaters of Seattle’s past. In Meany Theater, catch the UW Symphony’s first concert of the year or explore Indian classical dance with the Akram Kahn Company. Visit the Henry for an exploration of Cervantes’ classic tale, “Don Quixote,” or an ArtVenture with the whole family.

UW Symphony performs on Nov. 6.

UW Symphony performs on Nov. 6.(c) School of Music

UW Symphony with Violinist Maria Larionoff
7:30 p.m., November 6 | Meany Theater
David Alexander Rahbee conducts the UW Symphony in a concert of works by Sibelius, Stravinsky, and Beethoven. Violinist Maria Larionoff is the featured soloist on Sibelius’ “Two Humoresques” and Stravinsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major. More info.

Donald Gilbert-Santamaria: Who is Don Quixote?
1 p.m., November 7 | Henry Art Gallery
The Henry Art Gallery hosts a public reading of the prologue and first chapter of “Don Quixote,” led by Donald Gilbert-Santamaria, associate professor in the Spanish and Portuguese Studies Department. More info.

ArtVenture: Michelle Hagewood
2 p.m., November 8 | Henry Art Gallery
ArtVentures, held every second Sunday, encourage families to play, learn and create together. Join the fun as Henry assistant curator Michelle Hagewood explores how simple materials like paint and thread can dramatically alter space in the Henry’s current exhibition, “Pae White: Command-Shift-4.” More info.

UW School of Drama's first play of the year, "The Cradle Will Rock" runs through Nov. 8.

UW School of Drama’s first play of the year, “The Cradle Will Rock” runs through Nov. 8.(c) Mike Hipple

The Cradle Will Rock
Through 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.

Seattle Theatres Lost & Founded
7:30 p.m. November 9 | Meany Studio Theater
The School of Drama celebrates the legacy of Seattle’s now-closed Group Theatre, one of the first ethnic theater companies in the country and a leader in the movement for colorblind casting. RSVP is required for this free public play reading. More info.

Akram Khan Company

Akram Khan Company(c) Jean Louis Fernandez

Akram Khan Company
8 p.m., November 12 – 14 | Meany Theater
The Akram Khan Company makes its Seattle debut at Meany Hall as part of the UW World Series. This internationally acclaimed ensemble bridges classical Indian choreography with contemporary dance in three performances. More info.




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