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December 6, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Jomama Jones performance, Scandinavian 30, and more

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This week in the arts, enjoy Beethoven Trio Cycle with School of Music faculty, use the arts to spark dialogue about memory loss, support Indigenous Artists at the Burke, and more!

Beethoven Trio Cycle Concert
December 9, 7:30 pm | Meany Center

Faculty colleagues Craig Sheppard, piano; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; and Rachel Lee Priday, violin, present the first of a three-concert performance over two seasons of the complete Beethoven piano trio cycle. Join the artists in the West Lobby of Meany Hall after the concert for light refreshments and conversation.

Tickets are $10 – $20 | More Info

Black Light: Jomama Jones

December 12-14, 7:30 pm | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Developed by Daniel Alexander Jones and starring Jones’s alter ego — legendary singer Jomama Jones — Black Light is a captivating musical journey that fuses the Black American Freedom movement, Afromysticism and goddess mythology with the musical influences of Prince, Sade, Diana Ross and Tina Turner. Black Light removes the barrier between artist and audience, allowing them to bear witness, be witnessed and reflect on the present time.

Tickets are $45 | More info

Past Selves: Looking forward

December 10, 6:30 pm – 8 pm | The Bridge in Greenlake

Join us for this free event showcasing three Seattle area projects that help us think differently about dementia. Learn how art, design and community engagement are sparking dialogue about memory loss. Featuring performative sculpture artist Sarah Fetterman, UW Division of Design student Cal Dobrzynski and UW School of Social Work student Alisa Tirado Strayer.

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Jonathan Biss

Jonathan Biss — Celebrating Beethoven, Part 2

December 11, 7:30 pm | Meany Hall

In the second part of our Beethoven anniversary celebration with pianist Jonathan Biss, we continue our exploration of Beethoven’s piano sonatas, one of the most important collections in the history of music. This evening features music written over three decades, spanning the beloved “Moonlight” sonata to the other-worldly Opus 109. Recognized as one of the world’s leading interpreters of Beethoven, Biss writes, “Each of these earlier sonatas reveal hidden motives — like compositional Easter eggs. But nothing quite prepares you for the impact of the later work. It suggests an entire emotional universe and, in the way only Beethoven can, conjures the infinite.”

Tickets are $41 – $49More 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.

Re/frame: Lifelike

December 12, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Henry Art Gallery

Inspired by the selection of Samantha Scherer’s These Are Their Stories, on view as part of the Henry’s Viewpoints exhibition series, we will share a group of objects from the collection that play with the lines of fiction and reality. Works by artists such as Cindy Sherman, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Jon Haddock, and Yasumasa Morimura will help us explore these boundaries, as well as questions relating to how we experience the real/unreal through our consumption of popular culture, television, and film.

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Viking Y2K: Ragnarök, Doomsday, and the End of the World (as We Know It)

December 12, 7 pm – 7:30 pm | Nordic Museum

What can our medieval sources for Ragnarök tell us about what people in Scandinavia in the Viking Age thought about the end of the world? How did their understanding of the future affect their actions in their present? Was Old Norse religion really just a Doomsday cult? Join Lauren Poyer for this short, snappy, and entertaining session presented as part of the Scandinavian 30.

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Holiday Pop-up Market

December 15, 10 am – 5 pm | Burke Museum

Buy a meaningful and unique holiday gift while supporting Indigenous and Native artists and the Burke Museum! Shop the Burke Museum Store for natural history and cultural gifts, or purchase directly from about a dozen Indigenous and Native artists. Enjoy a memorable day with live music, warm beverages, and seeing and buying unique pieces with 100% of purchases from vendors going directly to the artists.

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