UW News

June 1, 2016

Arts Roundup: IMPFest, Counterculture Comics – and Skies Over Seattle


UW Drama wraps up the 2015-2016 season with “Skies Over Seattle,” and UW Symphony gives its last performance of the year. Hear the music of Indonesia at Meany Theater, or explore jazz and improvised music at IMPFest. Visit the Henry Art Gallery for a workshop about counterculture comics.

Ade Suparman

Hear the music of Indonesia in Meany Theater, June 2.

Ade Suparman & Sundanese Music of Indonesia
7:30 p.m., June 2 | Meany Theater
Ethnomusicology visiting artist Ade Suparman and his students perform music from West Java, Indonesia. The performance will include traditional and contemporary Sundanese music and dance, and showcase two types of gamelan ensembles. More info.


UW students and professional musicians team up for three nights of jazz and improvised music, June 2-4.

IMPFest VIII: With Bill Frisell, Reid Anderson, Bill McHenry
7:30 p.m., June 2-4 | Meany Studio Theater
The student-led Improvised Music Project (IMP), now in its eighth year, explores new directions in Seattle’s jazz and improvised music scene. This annual festival pairs up-and-coming musicians with seasoned professionals for three nights of collaborative performances, with a different Seattle-based musician featured each night. More info.

UW Symphony with Concerto Competition Winners
7:30 p.m., June 3 | Meany Theater
David Alexander Rahbee conducts the UW Symphony in a program of works by Satie and Brahms. The program also features two winners of the 2015-16 Concerto Competition, performing with the orchestra. More info.

Skies Over Seattle

School of Drama students give the world premiere of new community-centric theater pieces, June 3-5 .

Skies Over Seattle
June 3-5 | Jones Playhouse
This world-premiere installation performance weaves together three student-generated theater pieces, each evolved from a year of collaboration and conversation between UW Drama students and three U-District community groups. More info.

Counterculture Comics and the Semiotics of Disney Icons: A Workshop with Shary Flenniken
12:30 p.m., June 5 | Henry Art Gallery
Seattle-based cartoonist Shary Flenniken leads a two-hour workshop featuring a discussion of the colorful and contentious history of appropriated imagery, and a drawing exercise on adapting imagery from pop culture for satirical purposes. More info.


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