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January 31, 2020

ArtsUW Roundup: the Orlando Consort performs at Meany Hall, The Best of Everything kicks-off, and more

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This week in the arts, attend Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident Marisa Williamson’s artist talk, join the Henry Art Gallery for a trumpet and American Sign Language performance, listen as David Alexander Rahbee leads the UW Symphony, and more! To learn about more events taking place, visit ArtsUW.

Open Rehearsal with the UW Symphony

February 3,  3:30 pm – 6:00 pm | Meany Hall

Get a special behind-the-scenes look at the rehearsal process of the UW Symphony Orchestra on Monday, February 3. Under the direction of David Alexander Rahbee, the Symphony will rehearse pieces by Monteverdi, Stravinsky, and an arrangement of the suite from Bizet’s Carmen.

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Orlando Consort: The Passion of Joan of Arc

February 4, 7:30 pm | Meany Hall

Acclaimed as one of the finest films ever made, Carl Theodor Dreyer’s silent film, La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc (1928), chronicles the trial of Joan of Arc in the hours leading up to her execution. Actress Renée Falconetti’s haunting face channels the agony and ecstasy of martyrdom in a legendary performance that remains a landmark in the history of cinema. Britain’s celebrated early music vocal ensemble, the Orlando Consort, transports us to Joan’s world, accompanying the film live with a deeply moving soundtrack of sacred and secular music from her lifetime.

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The Best of Everything – Preview

February 4, 7:30 pm | Jones Playhouse

Adapted by Julie Kramer from the book by Rona Jaffe
Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton

A sensational career, thrilling adventures, and a husband and children (eventually)—that’s what the women in the Fabian Publishing typing pool want: nothing less than the best of everything. UW Drama faculty member Valerie Curtis-Newton directs Julie Kramer’s adaptation of Rona Jaffe’s 1958 novel. The play gives us a funny, candid, clear-eyed glimpse into the lives of working women in Mad Men-era New York, through the gaze of the women themselves (as well as fabulous costumes, of course).

Can’t make it to the preview? Showings are February 6 through February 16 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. See the link below for exact dates and times.

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Artist Talk with Marisa Williamson

February 7, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Join us for a talk by Marisa Williamson, this year’s Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident. An exhibition reception will follow.

In Walter Benjamin’s interpretation of the Paul Klee painting, Angelus Novus (New Angel) in his Theses on the Philosophy of History, he explains Klee’s angel as moving away from something he is fixedly contemplating. Since 2013, Williamson has been fixedly contemplating the life, work, choices, and legacy of Sally Hemings, enslaved mother of four of Thomas Jefferson’s children. This exhibition moves out from that extended contemplation, engaging with questions of monument and memory.

The exhibition is on view through February 28.

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UW Symphony: Re-Imagination

February 7, 7:30 pm| Meany Hall

David Alexander Rahbee leads the UW Symphony in a program of music by Claudio Monteverdi, Igor Stravinsky, and Bizet/Shchedrin. David Alexander Rahbeeis currently Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music in Seattle, where he is Director of Orchestral Activities and Chair of Orchestral Conducting. He is Music Director and Conductor of the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra and founder of the UW Campus Philharmonia Orchestras. He is a recipient of the American-Austrian Foundation’s 2003 Herbert von Karajan Fellowship for Young Conductors, the 2005 International Richard-Wagner-Verband Stipend, and a fellowship the Acanthes Centre in Paris in 2007.

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The Tuba Thieves Performance and Conversation

February 8, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Henry Art Gallery

Join us for an experimental trumpet and American Sign Language (ASL) performance directed by In Plain Sight artist Alison O’Daniel. Echoing and engaging the themes and soundscapes of O’Daniel’s The Tuba Thieves video installation, the performers will echo both scripted and improvised visual, aural, and haptic vocabularies in an exploration of communication that tethers silences and sounds.

Directly after, join us in the auditorium for an informal discussion and reflection on The Tuba Thieves film series and performance, featuring Alison O’Daniel, the performers, and Patty Liang, Executive Director of Deaf Spotlight. ASL translation will be provided for this conversation.

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