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February 1, 2017

Arts Roundup: Japanese drumming, Shakespeare, and a public lecture

This week in the arts, traditional Japanese music, a modern twist on a Shakespearean classic, and a lecture featuring Cameron Rowland discusses contemporary art and its place in society.

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KODO ensemble

8 p.m., February 3 & 4 | Meany Theater
An international phenomenon since 1981, the percussion ensemble KODO explores the limitless rhythmic possibilities of the traditional Japanese taiko drum. More info.

As You Like It
7:30 p.m., February 7 through February 19 | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theater
Shakespeare’s glorious comedy of love and change is reimagined for 1950s America. Written by William Shakespeare, directed by Jeffrey Fracé. More info.

Painting + Drawing Open House
7:30 p.m., February 7| Sand Point Gallery
Rarely open to the public, the studios of the Master of Fine Art students in the Painting + Drawing Program are opening their doors to exhibit student work.  More info.

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Christina Valdes, piano

Faculty Recital: Cristina Valdés, Piano – Sourced
7:30 p.m., February 8 | Meany Theater
Artist-in-residence Cristina Valdés, piano, presents “Sourced,” performing Program Notes, by faculty composer Richard Karpen; Tombeau de Rameau, by faculty composer Joël-François Durand; Petites esquisses d’oiseaux, by Olivier Messiaen; and Shimmer, Tree/In Memoriam Jonathan Harvey, by Kotoka Suzuki. More info.

CICAP Lecture Series – Cameron Rowland
7 p.m., February 9 | Henry Art Gallery
Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice is a free public lecture series. The series is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design at the University of Washington and is sponsored by The Boeing Company with support from Henry Art Gallery. This installment features Cameron Rowland, whose work investigates legal ad economic structures that enforce contemporary life.  More info.

Brechemin Piano Series
7:30 p.m., February 9 | Brechemin Auditorium
UW music students perform works for piano. More info.

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