UW News

November 2, 2016

Arts Roundup: Pianist Joyce Yang, UW Symphony – and Meet the Mammals


This week in the arts: the Henry Art Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Chuck Close and Meany Center for the Performing Arts presents programs by a classical pianist and a contemporary dance ensemble. Catch the UW Symphony’s first concert of the year or stop by the Burke Museum for its annual Meet the Mammals day.

Joyce Yang
7:30 p.m., November 3 | Meany Theater
Joyce Yang captivates audiences across the globe with her stunning virtuosity, combined with heartfelt lyricism and interpretive sensitivity. She returns to Meany Hall for a performance of music by Schumann, Grieg and Vine. More info.

UW Symphony
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7:30 p.m., November 4 | Meany Theater
David Alexander Rahbee conducts the University Symphony and School of Music cello professor Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir in a program of works by Martinů, Shostakovich, and Brahms. More info.

Meet the Mammals
10 a.m., November 5 | Burke Museum
Hundreds of specimens – from tigers to bats, pangolins to wolverines – will be on display during the Burke Museum’s annual Meet the Mammals day. There will be hands-on activities for all ages, with mammal experts available to answer questions. More info.

Jessica LangJessica Lang Dance
November 10 – 12 | Meany Theater
Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang, the recipient of a 2014 Bessie Award, transforms classical ballet language into artfully crafted, emotionally engaging contemporary works. More info.



Chuck Close Photographs
November 5 – April 2 | Henry Art Gallery
This traveling exhibition is the first comprehensive survey of the photographic work by renowned American artist and Washington native Chuck Close (BA, Art, 1962). With over 90 works, this exhibition reveals the fundamental role photography has played in Close’s artistic practice for over five decades. More info.

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