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April 13, 2016

Arts Roundup: Violinist Gil Shaham, Pianist Murray Perahia – and the Kollar American Art Lecture


Visit Meany Hall this week for the chance to hear two world-renowned classical musicians – violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Murray Perahia – each perform solo recitals. Join the UW Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band for an exploration of music by French composers, or catch lectures by artist Buster Simpson and art historian Susan P. Casteras.

Artist Talk: Buster Simpson
7 p.m., April 14 | Henry Art Gallery
Artist Buster Simpson will discuss the development of his current commission for the Seattle waterfront as well as concepts underlying his ongoing interest in the social, environmental and poetic facets of infrastructure. More info.


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Susan P. Casteras explores Pre-Raphaelitism in the Kollar American Art Lecture, April 15.Sir John Everett Millais, Ophelia (1852)

Kollar American Art Lecture:
Susan P. Casteras

6 p.m., April 15 | UW Intellectual House
Susan P. Casteras, UW professor of American art history, explores aspects of Victorian-era art in both Britain and America in this annual public lecture series. A reception will follow in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. More info.

Virtuoso Violinist Gil Shaham performs at Meany Hall, April 16.

Virtuoso Violinist Gil Shaham performs at Meany Hall, April 16.Photo: Luke Ratray

Gil Shaham: Bach Six Solos with Original Films by David Michalek
8 p.m., April 16 | Meany Theater
One of the foremost violinists of our time comes to Meany Hall. Gil Shaham performs all six of Bach’s iconic Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, accompanied by projections of visuals created by artist/filmmaker David Michalek.  More info.

Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band: Souvenir de France
7:30 p.m., April 19 | Meany Theater
The UW Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Bands present an evening of music by French composers, including Paul Dukas, Darius Milhaud and Camille Saint-Saëns. More info.


Pianist Murray Perahia gives a solo recital, April 20.Photo: Felix Broede

Murray Perahia

7:30 p.m., April 20 | Meany Theater
Pianist Murray Perahia, hailed by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the most satisfying, illuminating, and all-around impressive pianists of any generation,” performs a solo recital of music by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Brahms as part of the UW World Series. More info.


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