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April 17, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Romeo and Jules, Seattle Symphony: Mozart Symphony No. 40, Performing with the Brain, and more!

This week in the arts, attend opening night of “Romeo and Jules”, witness musicians perform with their brains, drop in to the Allen Library for a lunchtime concert, and more!

SOLD OUT: Kollar American Art Lecture: Elizabeth West HutchinsonUWSoA_Elizabeth_Hutchinson_2975_500x430-upsz

April 18, 6:00 pm | Henry Art Gallery

In the summer of 1868, Eadweard Muybridge accompanied a military inspection of southeastern Alaska. The photographs do not inspire confidence in American command over the the newly-acquired territory. Many of the pictures are empty and unreadable, others record Tlingit comfort and collaboration with the local environment. Countering a longstanding argument that reads American landscape art as a tool of United States expansionism, this talk will argue that Muybridge’s photographs offer a rare glimpse of the difficult conceptual work of imperialism.

Elizabeth West Hutchinson is Associate Professor of American Art History at Barnard College/Columbia University.

Romeo and Jules

April 17 to 28 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

What if your first love was someone you’d been taught to hate? The School of Drama presents an original, gender-expansive adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Adapted by Geoff Korf and Darby Sherwood, directed by Geoff Korf, UW Drama faculty, Associate Director

$10 tickets for UW students | More info and tickets

Time for Three

April 18, 7:30 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Combining elements of classical, country, western, gypsy and jazz idioms, Time for Three is a genre-defying string trio that brings a passion for improvisation, composing and arranging.

$10 tickets for UW students when you show your Husky ID in advance at the ArtsUW Ticket Office or on the night of the show at the Box Office at Meany Hall. | More info

Performing with the Brain

April 19, 7:30 pm | Meany Studio Theater

Using only their brain waves, quadriplegic artists improvise with professional musicians in this collaboration between DXARTS Art+Brain Lab and Swedish Neuroscience Institute. In a research project hosted at DXARTS’ Art + Brain lab in collaboration with Swedish Neuroscience Institute, the patients learned to perform the Encephalophone, a novel Brain Computer Music Interface allowing the creation of music without movement. Made possible with funding from a Creativity Connects grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Free | More info

Strauss & Dvorak Conducting

Seattle Symphony: Mozart Symphony No. 40

April 18 and 20| Benaroya Hall

A new work by UW School of Music Composition professor Joël-François Durand, commissioned by Seattle Symphony and Music director Ludovic Morlot, premieres April 18 and 20 at Benaroya Hall. Retired UW professor Larry Starr delivers pre-concert talks on both evenings. Durand and Starr met recently at the School of Music for a conversation about the new work and other topics.  Read about it here.

More info and tickets

Fourth Wednesday Concert Series

April 24, 12:30 pm | Allen Library, North Lobby

Students from the UW School of Music strings program will perform in in the Allen Library North lobby. This free monthly lunchtime concert series is co-hosted by the School of Music and UW Libraries.

Free | More info

Last chance to see exhibitions at the Henry Art Gallery!

April 28 will be your last day to see Untitled Prints by Bruce Conner and Between Bodies at the Henry Art Gallery.

“Bruce Conner’s latest exhibition focuses on murky and moody prints he made in 1970–71 using a new-to-market felt-tip pen. Ink in these pens dried out quickly, resulting in Conner exploring ephemerality in his drawings, memorializing them forever by photographing and then transferring the results to print.” – JASMYNE KEIMIG, THE STRANGER

“Between Bodies is the most prognosticating, combining careful research, innovative media and artistic imagining to envision new realities and new ways of interacting with the world.” – THE SEATTLE TIMES

Free admission for UW students | More info