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Pacific Coast Bank Keynote

September 4

Pacific Coast Bank Keynote

Pacific Coast Banking School has been helping bankers by providing an outstanding, graduate-level executive leadership and financial management education. Organization Website: thepcbs.org

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Pacific Coast Bank Graduation

September 6

Pacific Coast Bank Graduation

Pacific Coast Banking School has been helping bankers by providing an outstanding, graduate-level executive leadership and financial management education. Organization Website: thepcbs.org

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UW Panhellenic Recruit

September 6

UW Panhellenic Recruit

Potential new members will receive their welcome packet and an open house t-shirt. Detailed information will be given about the following week and questions will be answered by the Panhellenic…

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Elisabeth Miller Lecture

September 12

Elisabeth Miller Lecture

25th Annual Elisabeth C. Miller Lecture As a lasting gift to the horticultural community, the Pendleton and Elisabeth Carey Miller Charitable Foundation, the Elisabeth Carey Miller Botanical…

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Dawg Daze Presents

September 21

Dawg Daze Presents

Info on artist to be updated later. Admittance free with Dawg Pass www.uwdawgdaze.com

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Korean Music Assoc Concert

September 22

Korean Music Assoc Concert

Korean Music Association's 4oth Anniversary Concert This year's concert includes Gagok and other musical pieces by KMA's Evergreen chorus, including a solo by Lisa An, winner of the Grand Prize at…

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Dawg Tricks for Resilience

September 24

Dawg Tricks for Resilience

Do you have any questions you really want to ask before classes start? What do successful students say are the things they wish they knew before they started college? Come to this session to ask a…

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Arts Buzz

September 25

Arts Buzz

Arts Buzz: Donuts, Coffee, and ArtsUW at Meany Center Do-nut miss your opportunity to take part in the Arts. There will be prizes, a film screening, donuts, giveaways and more! Free to…

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Narae 2019: A Korean Folktale

September 29

Narae 2019: A Korean Folktale

Narae (Wings) features the best in Korean cultural dance & music in the Pacific Northwest as Morning Star spreads our wings over the community in a cultural embrace. For this year's production,…

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Garrick Ohlsson

October 1

Garrick Ohlsson

Seattle favorite Garrick Ohlsson returns to Meany Center with a program of Brahms and Chopin. In the decades since his legendary win at the International Chopin Competition, Ohlsson has…

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Marine Band

October 2

Marine Band

Tickets on sale September 4th. (Note: All other Academic tix on sale Sept 10th). Admission is free, but tickets are required. Limit 4 per request. ALL TICKETS HELD AT WILL CALL. Tickets not…

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Chamber Dance Company, Falling

October 10–13

Chamber Dance Company, Falling

José Limón based his technique on the natural rhythms of and dynamism between fall and recovery, underlining the idea that movement itself can create emotion and meaning. This season’s repertoire…

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Sankai Juku

October 17–19

Sankai Juku

Declared “one of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen” by The New York Times, Sankai Juku is renowned as Japan’s finest example of contemporary Butoh. Choreographer…

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Music of Today: DXARTS

October 23

Music of Today: DXARTS

The ArtsUW Ticket Office is not ticketing this event. The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media presents an evening of digital music. This series is co-sponsored by the School of Music.

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Rachel Priday

October 24

Rachel Priday

In her debut UW recital, the School of Music’s newest faculty member, violinist Rachel Lee Priday - with guest pianist Julio Elizalde (EL-EE-zawl-day) - performing works by Bernstein (BURN-steen),…

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

October 26–November 10

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Jones Playhouse
The Paco de Lucía Project

October 29

The Paco de Lucía Project

Flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucía was widely considered the world’s premier flamenco guitarist and by some to be Spain’s greatest music ambassador. His influence on flamenco guitar, both as a…

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UW Symphony w/ Valdes

November 1

UW Symphony w/ Valdes

UW Symphony w/ Cristina Valdes, piano The UW Symphony Orchestra (David Alexander Rahbee, director) kicks off its 2019-20 season with a performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Op. 60 in B flat…

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Jonathan Biss - Celebrating Beethoven: Part I

November 5

Jonathan Biss - Celebrating Beethoven: Part I

Pianist Jonathan Biss is recognized as one of the world’s leading interpreters of Beethoven. In addition to having embarked on a nine-year project to record all 32 of the composer’s piano sonatas,…

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Danish String Quartet

November 7

Danish String Quartet

The Danish String Quartet mesmerizes audiences with its impeccable intonation, integrated sound and infectious energy. These modern-day chamber music Vikings are acclaimed as one of the “best…

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Pilobolus

November 14–16

Pilobolus

This “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers” (NY Newsday) tests the limits of human physicality, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. Performing for…

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Three Sisters

November 16–December 8

Three Sisters

Penthouse Theatre
Music of Today

November 19

Music of Today

Composers from the School of Music program this concert co-hosted by the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media. On sale Sept 10

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Cham Sing/Univ Chorale

November 21

Cham Sing/Univ Chorale

The University Chorale and Chamber Singers present works from a variety of cultures in their fall quarter performance. On sale Sept 10th

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Percussion Ensemble

November 22

Percussion Ensemble

Academic Single tix go on sale Sept 10

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Gabriel Kahane

November 23

Gabriel Kahane

The morning after the 2016 presidential election, composer, pianist and singer Gabriel Kahane packed a suitcase and boarded Amtrak’s Lake Shore Limited bound for Chicago. Over the next thirteen…

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Gospel Choir

December 2

Gospel Choir

Conductor Phyllis Byrdwell leads the 100-voice Gospel Choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the Gospel tradition. On sale Sept 10

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Studio Jazz/Modern Band

December 3

Studio Jazz/Modern Band

Studio Jazz Ensemble & UW Modern Band The Studio Jazz Ensemble performs big band arrangements and repertory selections. The Modern Band performs innovative arrangements of jazz standards,…

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CarolFest

December 4

CarolFest

This popular annual program by the Chamber Singers, University Chorale, University Singers, Treble Choir, Gospel Choir, and UW Glee Club features seven conductors, six choral ensembles, five hundred…

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Wind Ens/Symphonic Band

December 5

Wind Ens/Symphonic Band

Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band: "Divisi" Larry Tuttle: Across the Divide David Maslanka: Symphony No. 4

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UW Symph w/ Guests

December 6

UW Symph w/ Guests

UW Symphony David Alexander Rahbee and Michael Jinbo, conductors with Mary Lynch, oboe; Seth Krimsky, bassoon; Rachel Priday, violin; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello Haydn (HIGH-din):…

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Faculty Concert

December 9

Faculty Concert

Faculty Concert: Sheppard, Priday, Thorsteinsdóttir (thor-steens-DAW-teer), Beethoven Piano Trios Faculty colleagues Craig Sheppard, piano; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; and Rachel Lee Priday,…

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Jonathan Biss - Celebrating Beethoven: Part II

December 11

Jonathan Biss - Celebrating Beethoven: Part II

In celebration of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, we continue our exploration of his piano sonatas, one of the most important collections in the history of music, with acclaimed…

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Jomama Jones

December 12–14

Jomama Jones

Developed by UW Creative Research Fellow Daniel Alexander Jones and starring Jones’s alter ego — legendary singer Jomama Jones — Black Light is a captivating musical journey that fuses…

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UW Dance Presents

January 22–26

UW Dance Presents

Academic single tickets go on sale September 10th.

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Midori with Jean-Yves Thibaudet

January 23

Midori with Jean-Yves Thibaudet

One of the most admired violinists in the world today, Grammy award-winner Midori transfixes audiences wherever she performs. Her graceful precision and intimate expression allow the listening…

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Brian Brooks Moving Company

January 30–February 1

Brian Brooks Moving Company

The Brian Brooks Moving Company is, as its name suggests, all about moving. Brooks developed his audacious movement style as a dancer with MacArthur “Genius” Elizabeth Streb and has gone on to…

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The Best of Everything

February 1–16

The Best of Everything

Jones Playhouse
Orlando Consort

February 4

Orlando Consort

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.…

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UW Symphony

February 7

UW Symphony

UW Symphony: Re-imagination Monteverdi (mon-tuh-VAIR-dee): Overture - Toccata - from L'Orfeo (lore-FAY-oh) Stravinsky (struh-VIN-skee): Pulcinella Suite (pull-chee-NELL-uh) Bizet/Shchedrin…

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Mark & Maggie O’Connor

February 14

Mark & Maggie O’Connor

Mark and Maggie O’Connor present American Classics, the cornerstones of repertoire, style and wonderful diversity of a New American School of String Playing. Mining a huge body of repertoire that has…

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Grupo Corpo

February 20–22

Grupo Corpo

Combining the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms with the technical prowess of ballet, Brazil’s leading contemporary dance company, Grupo Corpo, returns to Meany with two wildly different…

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Music of Today: DXARTS

February 25

Music of Today: DXARTS

The ArtsUW Ticket Office is not ticketing for this event. The University of Washington School of Music and The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) present original music and…

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Niyaz

February 28

Niyaz

Known for its electroacoustic trance music, Niyaz is “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music” (Huffington Post). The band embraces the collision of the old and the new as a…

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The Women of Lockerbie

February 29–March 15

The Women of Lockerbie

Penthouse Theatre
Faculty Concert

February 29

Faculty Concert

Faculty Concert: Sheppard, Priday, Thorsteinsdóttir (thor-steens-DAW-teer), Beethoven Piano Trios Faculty colleagues Craig Sheppard, piano; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; and Rachel Lee Priday,…

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Concert/Campus Bands

March 3

Concert/Campus Bands

Single tix on sale Sept 10

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Hélène Grimaud

March 4

Hélène Grimaud

French pianist Hélène Grimaud brings a virtuosic program to Meany Center, performing music from her 2018 recording, Memory. In exploring music’s ability to bring the past to life, she stirs…

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Dance Majors Concert

March 4–8

Dance Majors Concert

Academic Single Tickets go on sale September 10th.

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Chamber Sing/Univ Choral

March 5

Chamber Sing/Univ Choral

The Chamber Singers and University Chorale perform their winter quarter concert.

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Modern Music Ensemble

March 6

Modern Music Ensemble

MODERN MUSIC ENSEMBLE Cristina Valdés, director Focuses on presenting repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on small ensemble and chamber orchestra works. This program…

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Thorsteinsdottir/Elizalde

March 9

Thorsteinsdottir/Elizalde

Faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir (Thor-steens-DAW-teer) and pianist Julio Elizalde (EL-EE-zawl-day) present a duo recital. On sale Sept 10.

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Studio Jazz/Modern Band

March 9

Studio Jazz/Modern Band

Studio Jazz Ensemble & UW Modern Band The Studio Jazz Ensemble performs big band arrangements and repertory selections. The Modern Band performs innovative arrangements of jazz standards,…

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Meridian Ensemble

March 11

Meridian Ensemble

Guest Artist Concert: Trio Meridian Meridian favors a musical approach exploring acoustic phenomena rather than rhythm, gesture, or technique. The trio is joined by students from the UW…

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Wind Ens & Donna Shin

March 12

Wind Ens & Donna Shin

Wind Ensemble with Donna Shin, flute: "Korea Tour Preview" Chang Su Koh: Pansori’c Rhapsody Franz Doppler: Andante et Rondo

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UW Symph/Comb Choirs

March 13

UW Symph/Comb Choirs

UW Symphony with Combined UW Choirs Schubert (SHU-but): Symphony in B Minor, "Unfinished" Dallapiccola (dah-luh-PEE-co-luh): Piccola musica notturna (PEE-co-luh MOO-zee-cuh…

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Jerusalem Quartet

March 24

Jerusalem Quartet

For nearly a quarter century, the Jerusalem Quartet has toured the world, earning rave reviews for its warm, full sound and precise balance of voices — a balance so finely tuned that The New York…

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Los Angeles Master Chorale

March 26

Los Angeles Master Chorale

From visionary theater and opera director Peter Sellars comes his most personal work to date, a staging of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of Saint Peter). This profoundly…

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RUBBERBANDance Group

April 2–4

RUBBERBANDance Group

Choreographer Victor Quijada brings together classical dance composition and West Coast hip-hop like no one before him. His unique style of movement has uprooted the boundaries of contemporary…

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New Music Festival

April 10–21

New Music Festival

The School of Music and the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media present a celebration of new music with performances by internationally renowned guest artists and composers as well as UW…

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Hagen Quartet

April 23

Hagen Quartet

A connoisseur’s group of intuitive playing and pure musical focus, the Hagen Quartet has been called “the pinnacle of musicality” (Die Presse). Founded in Salzburg in 1981, the quartet is…

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Robin McCabe

April 24

Robin McCabe

Robin McCabe, piano "Around Robin" Faculty pianist Robin McCabe (muh-CAYB) performs solo works of Ravel (ruh-VELL) and Franck on the first half of her faculty recital. On the second half of…

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Cabaret

April 25–May 17

Cabaret

Jones Playhouse
Vocal Theatre Works Presents

April 25

Vocal Theatre Works Presents

Spring Principal Production Led by visiting artists Deanne Meek, the UW Vocal Theatre Workshop presents its 2020 principal production, with UW faculty conductor Geoffrey Boers. Cast and…

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George Li

April 29

George Li

Praised by The Washington Post for combining “staggering technical prowess, a sense of command and depth of expression,” pianist George Li possesses an effortless grace, brilliant…

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Wind Ens & Guests

April 30

Wind Ens & Guests

Wind Ensemble and Guests: "Music of Friendship" The UW Wind Ensemble and guests present a spring quarter concert, with special guests Austin Huang, composer; Seattle Chinese Orchestra; Yu Long…

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UW Symphony w/ Sheppard

May 1

UW Symphony w/ Sheppard

UW Symphony w/ Craig Sheppard, piano Sibelius (sih-BAY-lee-us): Spring Song, Op. 16 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 25, K 503 in C Major Shostakovich (shuh-stuh-CO-vich): Symphony No. 9, Op. 70 in…

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Third Coast Percussion

May 2

Third Coast Percussion

Grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary breadth of musical possibilities in…

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Step Afrika!

May 7–9

Step Afrika!

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities with traditional African dance and other art forms. Integrating songs,…

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MFA Dance Concert

May 13–17

MFA Dance Concert

Academic Single Tickets go on sale September 10th.

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Ensemble Dal Niente

May 15

Ensemble Dal Niente

Ensemble Dal Niente Music of UW Faculty Composers The Chicago-based collective marks a return visit to the School of Music with this concert of new works by UW faculty composers Joël-François…

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David Finckel & Wu Han with Philip Setzer

May 18

David Finckel & Wu Han with Philip Setzer

Violinist Philip Setzer joins cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han for this dynamic chamber music trio performance. Finckel, Han and Setzer rank among the most esteemed and influential…

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Rachel Priday

May 19

Rachel Priday

The School of Music’s newly appointed assistant professor, violinist Rachel Lee Priday collaborates with pianist/composer Timo Andres in a program of works by Stravinsky (Struh-VIN-skee), Wolfe,…

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Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

May 21–22

Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir

Faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir (Thor-steens-DAW-teer) performs the six Cello Suites, BWV 1007-1012, by J.S. Bach, over two consecutive evenings at Meany Hall.

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IMPFEST XII

May 22–23

IMPFEST XII

IMPFest XII The School of Music and the student-run Improvised Music Project present the 12th annual IMPFEST, featuring UW Jazz Studies students and faculty performing with guest artists of…

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Dead Man's Cellphone

May 23–June 7

Dead Man's Cellphone

Penthouse Theatre
Studio Jazz/Modern Band

May 26

Studio Jazz/Modern Band

Studio Jazz Ensemble & UW Modern Band The Studio Jazz Ensemble performs big band arrangements and repertory selections. The Modern Band performs innovative arrangements of jazz standards,…

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Percussion & Steel Band Ens.

May 27

Percussion & Steel Band Ens.

The UW Percussion Ensemble (Bonnie Whiting, director) and the UW Steel Band (Shannon Dudley, director) present music from around the world in this end-of-year performance.

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Chamber Singers/Univ Chorale

May 27

Chamber Singers/Univ Chorale

The University Chorale and Chamber Singers perform their spring quarter concert.

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UW Sings

May 29

UW Sings

University Choirs: "UW Sings" The University Singers, Treble Choir, and UW Glee Club present their popular year-end concert.

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Modern Music Ensemble

May 29

Modern Music Ensemble

MODERN MUSIC ENSEMBLE Cristina Valdés, director Focuses on presenting repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries with a focus on small ensemble and chamber orchestra works. This program…

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Phil. NW w/ Concerto Winners

May 31

Phil. NW w/ Concerto Winners

Note: This performance starts at 3pm. Philharmonia Northwest w/ Piano Concerto Winners The popular Seattle orchestra Philharmonia Northwest, led by School of Music alumna Julia Tai, (’10 DMA…

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Gospel Choir

June 1

Gospel Choir

Phyllis Byrdwell leads the 100-voice Gospel Choir in songs of praise, jubilation, and other expressions of the Gospel tradition.

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Ethnomusicology: Kedmon Mapana

June 2

Ethnomusicology: Kedmon Mapana

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert Kedmon Mapana "Music and Dance of the Wagogo of Tanzania" Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Kedmon Mapana, prominent East African musician, teacher, and…

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UW Symph/Competition Winners

June 5

UW Symph/Competition Winners

UW Symphony and Concerto, Composition Competition Winners Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltzes TBA: Concerto and Composition Competition Winners

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