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November 16, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Baroque Ensemble, Duwamish November Native Art Market, Book Talks, and more

This week, attend the Baroque Ensemble led by Tekla Cunningham, head to the Duwamish November Native Art Market, engage in a discussion on P. Sainath’s book: The Last Heroes: Foot Soldiers of Indian Freedom, and more.

November 19, 3:00pm | Baroque Ensemble, Brechemin Auditorium

Tekla Cunningham, Artist in Residence and Director for the UW Baroque Ensemble, leads the Baroque Ensemble to perform the “Baroque Pearls from Venice,” a program of works by Merula, Castello, Rosenmüller, Marini, Uccellini, as well as a fully improvised Passamezzo Antico in this end-of-quarter concert.

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November 21, 4:00 – 6:00pm | Book Talk with Elliott Prasse-Freeman | Rights Refused: Grassroots Activism and State Violence in Myanmar, Thomson Hall

In this book, Elliott Prasse-Freeman documents grassroots political activists who advocate for workers and peasants across Burma, covering not only the so-called “democratic transition” from 2011-2021, but also the February 2021 military coup that ended that experiment and the ongoing mass uprising against it.

Elliot Prasse-Freeman is the Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the National University of Singapore.

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November 21, 4:00pm | Voice Division Recital, Brechemin Auditorium

Students of Thomas Harper, Associate Professor of Voice, and Carrie Shaw, Artist In Residence for the Voice Program, perform works from the vocal repertoire.

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November 24 – 26, 10:00am – 7:00pm | Duwamish November Native Art Market 2023, Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center

Come to the November Native Art Market to support native artists and food vendors on site.

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November 28, 7:30pm | Concert and Campus Bands: Sonic Luminescence, Meany Hall

The UW Concert and Campus Bands, led by Roger Wu Fu and David Stewart, present “Sonic Luminescence,” performing music by Julie Giroux, Frank Ticheli, David Maslanka, Eric Whitacre, and others.

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November 29, 10:30am | Guest Artist Master Class: Atar Arad, viola, Brechemin Auditorium 

Viola students of Melia Watras perform for renowned violist Atar Arad, longtime professor at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Arad will also give a talk, “A Tiger in the Room,” about dealing with stage fright. 

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November 29, 4:00pm | Garrick Ohlsson Residency: Panel Discussion, Brechemin Auditorium

The internationally esteemed concert pianist Garrick Ohlsson takes part in a public panel discussion during a three-day residency at the UW School of Music.

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November 29, 7:30 pm | Percussion Ensemble: Ionisation, Meany Hall

The UW Percussion Ensemble, led by Director Bonnie Whiting, explores early 1930s percussion repertoire in its program Ionisation, reimagining Edgard Varèse’s iconic early percussion work with the Afrocubanismo pioneer Amadeo Roldán’s Ritmicas as well as music by James Tenney, Gabriela Lena Frank, and Nick Hubble.

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November 30, 5:00 – 6:30pm | LECTURE | P. Sainath | The Last Heroes: Foot Soldiers of Indian Freedom, Kane Hall

Join the South Asia Center for a discussion with acclaimed journalist P. Sainath, who will discuss his new book: The Last Heroes: Foot Soldiers of Indian Freedom. The book features millions of ordinary people living in India – farmers, laborers, homemakers, forest produce gatherers, artisans, and others – that stood up to the British. Dive deep into the difference between freedom and independence through the voices of these people in P. Sainath’s book.

P. Sainath is the Founder Editor of the People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI), an outcome of his three decades-plus experience in journalism. PARI aims to report and record the two-thirds of India’s population that were hidden from corporate media.

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November 30, 6:30pm | “Twenty Dreams”: Fall 2023 Katz Distinguished Lecture, Husky Union Building

Katherine McKittrick will present new work that highlights anti-colonial methodologies and addresses some limitations and possibilities of theorizing climate catastrophe and ecocide alongside race and racism. McKittrick’s thinking is propelled by methodological clues and analytical frames that tend to equate environmental toxicities with (degraded) blackness. McKittrick will also center pedagogy and draw attention to how black livingness is not a concept, per se, but a set of actions that teach people how to theorize the environs anew.

The Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities Series recognizes scholars in the humanities and emphasizes the role of the humanities in liberal education.

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October – November | “Ways of Knowing” Podcast: Episode 6

“Ways of Knowing” is an eight-episode podcast connecting humanities research with current events and issues. In this week’s episode, Diana Ruíz discusses how the same images can be used on both sides of the same debate. In this case, pro- and anti-immigration. Ruíz, assistant professor of cinema and media studies at the UW, describes how the photos evoked empathy and assistance for humanitarian organizations, but were also used to promote support for vigilante groups by inducing fear.

This season features faculty from the UW College of Arts & Sciences as they explore race, immigration, history, the natural world—even comic books. Each episode analyzes a work, or an idea, and provides additional resources for learning more.

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