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May 18, 2016

Arts Roundup: Graduation Exhibitions, Gluck’s ‘Orphée’ …And Hilarity Ensues…


This week in the arts, the School of Music takes center stage with performances by the UW Gospel Choir and Modern Music Ensemble, and a production of Gluck’s Baroque opera, Orphée. The Dance Program presents its annual MFA Dance Concert, and the School of Drama opens its latest production at the Penthouse Theater. The School of Art + Art History + Design’s graduation exhibitions continue at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.


MFA Dance Concert, May 18-22.

MFA Dance Concert takes place in Meany Studio Theater, May 18-22.Photo: Warren Woo

MFA Dance Concert
May 18-22 | Meany Studio Theater
This annual performance features original and thought-provoking choreography created by the Dance Program’s world-class MFA candidates, performed by dance students. More info.

UW Music and Pacific MusicWorks Opera: Gluck’s Orphée
May 20-22 | Meany Theater
The School of Music teams up with Pacific MusicWorks to present Gluck’s celebrated opera, Orphée, with Grammy-winning conductor and Senior Artist-in-Residence Stephen Stubbs. More info.

Gospel Choir
7:30 p.m., May 23 | Meany Theater
Phyllis Byrdwell leads the 100-voice UW Gospel Choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the Gospel tradition for its spring quarter concert. More info.

UW Modern Music Ensemble

UW Modern Music Ensemble performs in Meany Studio Theater, May 23.

Modern Music Ensemble
7:30 p.m., May 23 | Meany Studio Theater
The School of Music’s contemporary music ensemble performs works by Messiaen, Murail, Takemitsu and Lutoslawski in its final campus performance of the academic year.  More info.

And Hilarity Ensues

“…And Hilarity Ensues…” opens at the Penthouse Theater on May 25.
Photo: Mike Hipple

…And Hilarity Ensues…
May 25-29 | Penthouse Theater
Plays from the School of Drama’s inaugural 1940-41 season are reimagined in an immersive, multi-media theater experience. During this performance, the audience is invited to walk freely through time and space as the historic Penthouse Theatre comes alive. More info.

Graduation Exhibition: Painting + Drawing
May 25-June 4 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
See the painting and drawing works of students receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Art + Art History + Design this June. More info.


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