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November 1, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: attend the Danish String Quartet concert, observe a Monologue Audition workshop, and more

This week in the arts, celebrate Beethoven’s 250th anniversary with Jonathan Biss, attend the Burke museum for free, catch A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and more.

Jonathan Biss – Celebrating Beethoven Pt 1

November 5, 7:30 pm | Meany Center

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, Meany Center presents a selection of his piano sonatas with acclaimed pianist and Beethoven expert Jonathan Biss. In addition to having embarked on a nine-year project to record all 32 of the composer’s piano sonatas, he created Coursera’s popular open online course, Exploring Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas. In the first of two programs, Biss showcases the remarkable variety of expression in these works as he focuses on the dramatic Opus 7 with its tremendous confidence and optimism; the “Tempest” full of mystery and ambiguity; and the “Appassionata,” a furious, remorseless descent into darkness.

Tickets are $41 – $49 | More Info

$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.

Diana Trotter: Monologue Audition PART TWO

November 6, 6 – 8 pm | Brechemin Auditorium

Four to six volunteers from this workshop will coach their crafted songs/monologues using the process learned in the October 16th clinic. This master class is well worth observing with a host of take-aways for your own auditions and time to Q&A with Diana Trotter.

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dinosaur bonesBurke Free First Thursday

November 7, 10 am – 8 pm | Burke Museum

Have you visited the Burke yet? Take advantage of the extended hours for Free First Thursday! Be sure to reserve your timed ticket in advance to enjoy the exhibits. Don’t forget that your Husky card grants you free admission, even outside of Free First Thursday!

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Exhibition Reception – Erasure and Tracking

November 7, 6 – 8 pm | Sandpoint Gallery

Join second-year MFA student Shuo Yin for the opening reception highlighting new works from his residency in Singapore. Outside of the reception, this exhibit is by appointment only, so catch it while you can!

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Danish String Quartet

November 7, 7:30 pm | Meany Center

The Danish String Quartet mesmerizes audiences with its impeccable intonation, integrated sound and infectious energy. These modern-day chamber music Vikings are acclaimed as one of the “best quartets before the public today” (The Washington Post). For their Meany Center performance, the Quartet presents music from its Prism series, with the Grammy-nominated Prism I that includes the first of Beethoven’s late string quartets, a fugue by J.S. Bach and Shostakovich’s final string quartet.

Tickets are $41 – $49 | More Info

$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.

Brechemin Piano Series

November 7, 7:30 pm| Brechemin Auditorium

Join School of Music students as they perform works for piano.

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Closing Soon: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

October 31 – November 10 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Kick-off School of Drama’s 2019-2020 season with Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. PATP alumnus Scott Kaiser, a 27-year veteran of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, directs.

Tickets are $5 – $20 | More info