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January 16, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Guest Artist Recital, Preview and Opening of Rutherford and Son, and more

This week in the arts, partake in an exhibition opening with Danny Giles, the 2019 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident, attend the preview of a School of Drama production, and more!

Guest Artist Recital Tony Cho, Piano and David Bowlin, ViolinPiano Strings

January 17, 7:30 PM| Brechmin Auditorium

Oberlin Conservatory colleagues Tony Cho, piano, and David Bowlin, violin, perform duo arrangements of chamber music repertoire. Cho, a former piano student of UW professor Craig Sheppard, completed a DMA in piano performance at the UW in 2003.

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Rutherford and SonPreview and Opening: Rutherford and Son

January 19 to February 3 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

London, 1912: Rutherford and Son, a new play by an unknown playwright, “K.G. Sowerby,” has burst onto the scene, shattering box office records and drawing lofty accolades from critics, who are calling it the best play to premiere on the west end in 10 years, and comparing the author to theatrical titans like Ibsen. When it’s revealed that the play’s author is, shockingly, a woman named Githa Sowerby, she becomes the story, and her shattering tale of a tyrannical capitalist who loses his grip on his children is all but forgotten. As far as we can tell, UW Drama will only be the third theatre in the U.S. to ever present this transformational work of contemporary feminist drama. Be assured, time has only sharpened Sowerby’s withering excoriation of the golden age of patriarchy. The New York Post called a 2001 production “alive with human passions and tyrannies.”

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The Black Embodiments Studio Talk & Reception – Danny Giles, Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident

January 22, 5:30 to 8:30 PM | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Chicago-based artist Danny Giles was selected for the 2019 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency. The Black Embodiments Studio, supported by the Simpson Center for the Humanities, is hosting this artist talk. It precedes the opening of his exhibition in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery.

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UW Symphony  and Seattle Symphony Side by Side

January 25, 7:30 PM | Benaroya Hall

Ludovic Morlot and David Alexander Rahbee share conducting duties in this program of music by Haydn and Bernstein, performed by members of the Seattle Symphony side-by-side with members of the UW Symphony.
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January 25 to 27 | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

This year’s concert features the Seattle debut of award-winning choreographer Brian Brooks and a collaborative new work for large ensemble by Kawasaki Guest Artist Etienne Cakpo. The evening also includes four premieres from nationally and internationally recognized faculty members Alethea Alexander, Rachael Lincoln, Dr. Juliet McMains and Jeffery Fracé.

Choreographer Brian Brooks is a Creative Research Fellow with the Creative Fellowships Initiative at Meany Center for the Performing Arts. His Seattle debut performance of Division is sponsored in full by the Floyd & Delores Jones Endowed Chair in the Arts.

Etienne Cakpo is sponsored in full by the Kawasaki Guest Artist Fund. Thank you to the Faculty Dance Concert’s media sponsor, KUOW.

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