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February 6, 2020

ArtsUW Roundup: a Valentine’s Day concert with Mark and Maggie O’Connor, Money can’t buy you HYGGE Presented by Kristian Næsby, and more

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This week in the arts, attend a student jazz ensemble concert, hear from Department of Communications faculty about creative ways to tackle challenges within your community, join Rahel Aima for another Critical Issues lecture, and more! To learn about more events taking place, visit ArtsUW.

Lecture-Recital: Bach Cello Suites: Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir

February 11,  1:30 pm | Brechemin Auditorium

Faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir presents six Tuesday afternoon lecture-recitals in 2019-20—one for each of the six cello suites of J.S. Bach. She performs the complete works at Meany Hall over two consecutive evenings, May 21 and 22, 2020.

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Jazz Innovations, Part I

February 12, 7:30 pm | Brechemin Auditorium

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

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Scandinavian 30: Money can’t buy you HYGGE Presented by Kristian Næsby

February 4, 7:30 pm | Jones Playhouse

HYGGE – No other Scandinavian topic has drawn more attention over the last decade. Hundreds of books and articles have been written to explain the quaint combination of coziness, candles, woolen socks and hot chocolate to the American audience. But there is more to HYGGE than meets the eye. This talk looks beyond the tranquil representation of HYGGE outside of Denmark to discuss the real pros and cons of this Danish and international sensation.

Short, snappy, entertaining: Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, thirty-minute talks by UW Scandinavian Studies faculty the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Nordic Museum.

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Envisioning Better Cities: A Global Tour of Good Ideas

February 12, 6:00 | U District Bookstore

Join Department of Communications faculty,  Nancy K. Rivenburgh and A.V. Crofts in discussion with Patricia Chase. Envisioning Better Cities: A Global Tour of Good Ideas takes readers on an international tour of useful, feasible, and novel ideas for making cities more livable and sustainable. The book visits cities of all sizes to share what people are doing – now – to tackle the economic, social and environmental challenges their communities face.

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Critical Issues in Contemporary Art Practice: Rahel Aima

February 7, 7:30 pm| Henry Art Gallery

Rahel Aima is a freelance writer and editor from Dubai who is currently based in Brooklyn. She is an editor at The New Inquiry, a correspondent at Art Review Asia, and a contributing editor at Momus, and she has contributed to dozens of additional publications. She was the founding editor-in-chief of THE STATE, a periodical investigating global South-South reorientations, alternative futurisms, transgressive cultural criticism, and the transition from analog to digital. She has been profiled in Elle India and New York Magazine, and she is a recipient of a 2018 Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant.

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Mark & Maggie O’Connor: American Classics for Valentine’s Day

February 14, 8:00 pm | Meany Hall

Mark and Maggie O’Connor present American Classics, combining folk and classical artistry in a concert of popular, spiritual and patriotic music. Performing on violin, vocals and guitar, this virtuosic duo mines a vast repertoire of American music spanning 400 years. Audiences will find themselves inspired by the songbook of America as they have never heard it before.

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