UW News

December 7, 2016

Arts Roundup: Curator Talk, Jonathan Biss – and An Appalachian Christmas

The quarter ends with performances of classical piano, jazz and Appalachian holiday music. The School of Drama concludes its final production of the quarter. Visit the Jacob Lawrence Gallery for the final days of Utopia Neighborhood Club and join Henry Art Gallery’s Luis Croquer for a curator talk at the Henry.

Jazz drums

Photo courtesy UW School of Music

Jazz Innovations Part II

7:30 p.m., December 8 | Brechemin Auditorium

Student jazz ensembles from the School of Music pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions. More info.

Curator Talk With Luis Croquer

2 p.m., December 10 | Henry Art Gallery

Luis Croquer, Henry Art Gallery deputy director of exhibitions, collections, and programs, discusses Paul McCarthy’s work and the ideas behind the gallery’s current exhibit, Paul McCarthy: White Snow Wood Sculptures. More info.

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Pianist Jonathan Biss

Jonathan Biss

7:30 p.m., December 10 | Meany Theater

Internationally renowned pianist Jonathan Biss returns to Meany Hall for a solo recital of music by Brahms, Kurtag and Beethoven. During his visit to campus, Biss will also perform with the UW Symphony on December 9. More info.

F**king A

Through December 11 | Meany Studio Theater

The School of Drama presents Suzan-Lori Parks’ haunting adaptation of “The Scarlet Letter,” a modern telling that turns Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tale of an exiled adulteress into the tragic story of Hester Smith—branded “A” for Abortionist—plying her trade in hopes of buying her son’s freedom from prison. More info.

O'Connor Family Band

O’Connor Family BandJohn David Pittman

Mark O’Connor: An Appalachian Christmas

7:30 p.m. December 15 | Meany Theater

Famed fiddler Mark O’Connor returns to Meany Hall with his “family band” for an Appalachian holiday celebration of fiddling, bluegrass and other traditional American music. More info.

Utopia Neighborhood Club

Ends December 22 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The School of Art + Art History + Design celebrates the 100th anniversary of Jacob Lawrence’s birth with a series of participatory exhibitions and programs. This first exhibition showcases artwork by UW faculty alongside international artists. More info.


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