UW News

May 19, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: The Wolves play, Indigenous Writing and Storytelling Series, International Security Colloquium, Chamber Music Performances and more

This week, head to Meany Hall for UW Sings presented by University Singers, Treble Choir and UW Glee Club, explore the CHID Thesis Symposium created by current undergraduates, enjoy Chamber Music performances and more.

May 19, 5:00 – 6:30 PM | “Examining how Election Observation Statements impact Perceptions of Misinformation, Fraud, and Violence: Evidence from Kenya’s 2022 General Election” – Morgan Wack, PhD Student, Political Science, Gowen Hall

Join PhD Political Science Student Nela Mrchkovska for the 2022-2023 University of Washington International Security Colloquium.

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May 20, 3:00 PM | Campus Philharmonia, Meany Hall

In their final performance of the season, the two Campus Philharmonia Orchestras will combine into one enormous orchestra to perform works by Elgar, Florence Price, and Tchaikovsky. The first half of the program will also feature each orchestra performing music by Rossini and Sibelius.

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May 22, 7:30 PM | Baroque Ensemble, Brechemin Auditorium

The UW Baroque Ensemble led by Director Tekla Cunningham presents its Spring Quarter concert.

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May 23, 6:00 – 8:00 PM | Sacred Breath: Indigenous Writing and Storytelling Series, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House

The Department of American Indian Studies at the UW hosts an annual literary and storytelling series. Sacred Breath features Indigenous writers and storytellers sharing their craft at the beautiful wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ Intellectual House on the UW Seattle campus. Storytelling offers a spiritual connection, a sharing of sacred breath. Literature, similarly, preserves human experience and ideals. Both forms are durable and transmit power that teaches us how to live. Both storytelling and reading aloud can impact audiences through the power of presence, allowing for the experience of the transfer of sacred breath as audiences are immersed in the experience of being inside stories and works of literature.

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May 23, 4:00 PM | Voice Division Recital, Brechemin Auditorium

Students of Thomas Harper and Carrie Shaw perform works from the vocal repertoire.

Thomas Harper is Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Washington. In addition to voice instruction, he holds classes in Diction and Art-Song Repertoire. Carrie Henneman Shaw has been appointed an artist-in-residence in the Voice Program starting in Autumn 2020. As a singer, Carrie engages in a wide variety of musical projects, but she focuses on early and contemporary music.

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May 23, 2:00 – 6:00 PM | CHID Thesis Symposium, Communications Building

Join the Department of Comparative History and Ideas to celebrate the amazing work by CHID students on their undergraduate thesis projects. This student organized event will be a space for CHID seniors to present their work to friends, faculty, and their community at the UW. Light refreshments will  be provided at this event.

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May 24, 7:30 PM | Percussion Ensemble and UW Steel Band: “2023 Percussion Bash”, Meany Hall

The UW Percussion Ensemble presents a year-end performance shared with the UW Steel Drum Band.

The Steel Drum Band will perform arrangements of calypso, salsa, reggae, soca, and other dance styles. The Percussion Ensemble will perform brand new music for percussion written by UW student composers and ensemble members.

$10 Tickets | More info and Tickets

May 25, 5:00 PM | Chamber Music Showcase, Brechemin Auditorium

Student chamber groups coached by UW Strings faculty perform an end-of-quarter recital.

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May 25, 7:30 PM | UW Sings, Meany Hall

The University Singers, Treble Choir, and UW Glee Club present an eclectic program of music from around the world, folk tunes, and arrangements of popular music standards in their end-of-year performance.

$10 Tickets  | More info and Tickets

May 25, 7:30 PM | Brechemin Piano Series, Brechemin Auditorium

Students from the UW Keyboard Program perform in this quarterly presentation of works from the piano repertoire. Craig Sheppard is Professor of Piano and Head of Keyboard at the School of Music of the University of Washington in Seattle.

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May 25 – Jun 4, 7:30 PM or 2:30 PM | The Wolves, Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

Now let’s push ourselves today
Push further than you think you can
And keep on pushing

Nine teenage girls make up the Wolves, a high school soccer team. During their stretching and warm-ups, the girls converse about everything from their bodies to genocide to social gossip to their desire to play soccer in college. Their conversations test boundaries and create conflict amongst the teammates. As the play progresses, their relationships grow and their bond as a team deepens. Before the final game, the teammates come together after tragedy and support each other in their grief.

A finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2017, Sarah DeLappe brings us a powerful coming-of-age story. Sunam Ellis, UW School of Drama PATP alum, directs.

$10 – $20 Tickets | More info and Tickets

May 26, 7:30 PM | Modern Music Ensemble with UW Composition Students, Meany Hall

Cristina Valdés leads the UW Modern Music Ensemble in a program of works by UW Composition students Joe Krycia, Yonatan Ron, Melissa Wang, Maxwell Williams, Sandesh Nagaraj, and Frederic Rzewski.

$10 Tickets | More info and Tickets

May 26, 7:30 PM | Chamber Singers and University Chorale: River of Time, Meany Hall

The Chamber Singers (Geoffrey Boers) and University Chorale (Giselle Wyers) present River of Time, a program of works by Eric Whitacre, Joni Mitchell, Dale Trumbore, Reena Esmail, and others. With Serena Chin and Amy Boers, piano; and Sarah Rommel, cello.

$10 Tickets | More info and Tickets

Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Lauren Zondag (zondagld@uw.edu).