UW News

November 30, 2016

Arts Roundup: CarolFest, Harry Partch, and The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G

December brings a full slate of arts events on campus.  The School of Drama kicks off a production about a playwright interacting with his own characters. The School of Music showcases the Harry Partch instrument collection and presents a night of Caribbean music and dance. Robin McCabe opens a three-part series exploring music and literature, and the School of Music presents CarolFest, its annual holiday concert featuring six choral ensembles and 500 singers.

Luke Fitzpatrick: Cage & Partch

Luke Fitzpatrick

Luke Fitzpatrick: Cage & Partch

7:30 p.m., December 2 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

UW School of Music violinist Luke Fitzpatrick performs Harry Partch’s 17 Lyrics of Li Po, marking the first-ever performance of the work in its entirety on the composer’s original handmade instrument. More info.

Intersection: Music, Words & Pictures

4 p.m., December 4 | Brechemin Auditorium

Piano Professor Robin McCabe hosts the first of a three-part series that explores music inspired by great works of literature. UW English professor Leroy Searle will give a pre-concert lecture at 4 p.m., followed by UW music students performing works by Liszt, Sibelius and more. More info.

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert: Caribbean Music

7:30 p.m., December 6 | Brechemin Auditorium

This quarter’s Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Marisol Berríos-Miranda is joined by her students in a performance of music and dance from the Caribbean traditions, exploring the rhythms of salsa, plena, bomba, merengue and rumba. More info.

The Inexplicable Redemption of Agent G

December 6 – 11 | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater

When playwright Qui Nguyen refuses to finish writing his play, his main character kidnaps him and forces him to pen the story he’s been avoiding for a decade.  More info.




7:30 p.m., December 7 | Meany Theater

This popular annual holiday concert features seven conductors, six choral ensembles, five hundred singers, four graduate conductors, three choral faculty, two hours of great music and one impressive grand finale. More info.


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