UW News

September 30, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: Cuarteto Latinoamericano concert, Sasha Senderovich book launch, Gabriel Kahane concert, and more

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week!

As the UW community returns to campus, consider taking advantage of campus perks available to UW employees and students:

  • Free admission to the Henry Art Gallery and Burke Museum
  • Discounted tickets to performances by Meany Center, School of Drama, Department of Dance, School of Music, and more

September 26 – October 7: 2022 Poster Sale, various locations

Shop thousands of posters at the HUB’s annual poster sale! Poster sale proceeds benefit the HUB Director’s Art Award, supporting UW student artists by purchasing and displaying their work in the HUB Permanent Art Collection, and the HUB Scholarship, assisting students involved in ASUW, GPSS, RSOs, and HUB student employment in reaching their full potential as leaders, regardless of financial situation.

October 6, 7:30 PM: Cuarteto Latinoamericano – Mexico: A Musical Journey, Meany Center

Winner of two Latin Grammys for Best Classical Recording, the quartet represents an innovative voice in classical music devoted to adventurous programming, commissioning new works and championing the voices of contemporary composers. In Mexico: A Musical Journey, the group explores connections in Mexican visual art, history and culture through the music of six iconic composers, alongside a narrated multimedia presentation of paintings ranging from Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera to today.Art, drinks, music and conversation: celebrate the Henry’s latest exhibitions.

UW Faculty, UW Staff, UW Retirees and UW Alumni Association (UWAA): 10% off regular-priced single tickets, subject to availability. A valid UW ID (e.g. Husky card or UWAA card) is required; limit of one ticket per valid ID | Tickets and more information

October 6, 4 PM: Book Launch: “How the Soviet Jew Was Made” with Sasha Senderovich, HUB

UW faculty member Sasha Senderovich (Slavic and Jackson School) will discuss his new book, “How the Soviet Jew Was Made” (Harvard University Press, 2022). Senderovich offers a close reading of postrevolutionary Russian and Yiddish literature and film that recast the Soviet Jew as a novel cultural figure: not just a minority but an ambivalent character navigating between the Jewish past and Bolshevik modernity. Moderated by Aria Fani (Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures). Book signing, champagne toasts and dessert to follow.

Sponsored by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies. Co-sponsored by Slavic Languages & Literatures; Simpson Center for the Humanities; Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies; and Elliott Bay Book Company.

Free | More info

October 7, 8 PM: Gabriel Kahane, Meany Center

Considered by The New Yorker to be “one of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day,” Gabriel Kahane reveals his most personal work in a decade. With his new album, Magnificent Bird, Gabriel Kahane chronicles the final month of a year spent off the internet. Shuttling between the quotidian mundane and overlapping global crises, he sings of grief, nostalgia, shame and salvation: a portrait of daily life in the roiling chaos of the 21st century.

UW Faculty, UW Staff, UW Retirees and UW Alumni Association (UWAA): 10% off regular-priced single tickets, subject to availability. A valid UW ID (e.g. Husky card or UWAA card) is required; limit of one ticket per valid ID | Tickets and more information

October 6, 5 PM: The Trickier Side of Free Speech, online

Explore the contemporary issues and challenges associated with free speech. UW Impact, the UW Alumni Association’s legislative advocacy program, will host this discussion. State Senator David Frockt, media litigator Caesar Kalinowski, ’17, and UW political science professor Victor Menaldo will bring their insights and experience to the panel.

What parts of free speech are the least understood? What threats or rollbacks of this revered hallmark of American democracy might be on the horizon? Does the First Amendment create challenges in maintaining order during political or social unrest?

(No spoilers! You do not need to have read the book to participate.)

Free | RSVP require

October 12, 3:30 PM: The Inaugural Sam Dubal Memorial Lecture on Racial Justice in Global Health, online

Presented by: Dr. Ugo Edu, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at UCLA

This talk draws on different moments, fictitious and non-fictitious, to explore our commitments to the anti-racist work needed to move towards health equity. It asks for an interrogation of what is meant by “health” and how that definition or those definitions inform/s what can be envisioned as health equity. By asking whether we are sure we want health equity is to invite reflection on our commitments and willingness to sacrifice over performative gestures and statements that often contradict stated goals.

Free | More info

October 13 – 16: Chamber Dance Company, Meany Hall – Studio Theatre

This year’s program, (see content advisory) performed in the intimate Meany Studio Theatre, celebrates a broad sweep of contemporary dance styles. Guests from Seattle’s professional dance community join the Chamber Dance Company to perform excerpts from Crystal Pite’s 10 Duets on a Theme of Rescue, and David Roussève’s haunting and tender work, Stardust. Completing the program are new works created by second year MFA students, Gary Champi, and Jenn Pray, that will be performed by company members with guests from the Department of Dance.

Discounts available to UW employees and students | Tickets are $10 – $22