2021-22 Concert Season, UW School of Music

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UW School of Music: Season 2021-22 FACULTY PERFORMANCES

$20 General $15 UW Affiliate* $10 Students/Seniors





Carrie Shaw, soprano Default Mode Network MT Saturday, 7:30pm


From 1980s Berlin to the haunting Louisiana bayou, Carrie Henneman Shaw’s Default Mode Network explores composers’ wildly virtuosic and colorful explorations of the solitary singer.



Sparks fly in this duo piano collaboration including Schumann’s elegant “Andante and Variations” and finger-blistering transcriptions of Prokofiev’s “Classical Symphony” and Rachmaninoff’s “Symphonic Dances.”

Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Bach Cello Suites Cycle MT Saturday, 7:30pm


The faculty cellist concludes a threeperformance cycle of the complete Cello Suites of J.S. Bach with a performance of Suites 2, 4, and 6.


Melia Watras The almond tree duos MT Tuesday, 7:30pm

Melia Watras Song: An Endless Flight MT Monday, 7:30pm

Violist/composer Melia Watras, narrator Shelia Daniels, violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim and vocalist Carrie Henneman Shaw perform newly commissioned music by Alessandra Barrett and Leilehua Lanzilotti and works by Melia Watras and Frances White.


Colleagues Tekla Cunningham, Rachel Lee Priday, Michael Jinsoo Lim, and Melia Watras perform 18 duos for violin and viola in the world premiere of a new work by faculty composer/violist Melia Watras.


Craig Sheppard, Cristina Valdés, Bonnie Whiting, James Benoit Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion MT Monday, 7:30pm

Faculty pianists Craig Sheppard and Cristina Valdés, faculty percussionist Bonnie Whiting, and Seattle principal timpanist James Benoit perform this exhilarating and popular work, written in 1937.



Robin and Rachelle McCabe Duo Piano Recital MT Thursday, 7:30pm

Rachel Lee Priday and JP Jofre MT Thursday, 7:30pm

Violinist Rachel Lee Priday joins composer and virtuoso bandoneonist JP Jofre in his original nuevo tango compositions for violin and bandoneon. *UW Affiliate: UW Employee, UW Retiree, or UWAA member.


Cristina Valdés, piano Preludes and Etudes MT Friday, 7:30pm

Gabriela Ortiz’s Estudios entre preludios is the focal point of this program also including works by Unsuk Chin, Claude Debussy, and others.




Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds BA Sunday, 1:30pm FREE



UW Symphony MT Friday, 7:30pm $10


Baroque Ensemble BA Sunday, 1:30pm FREE


Voice Division Recital BA Tuesday, 4 pm FREE



Percussion Ensemble MT Wednesday, 7:30pm $10


Chamber Singers and University Chorale MT Thursday, 7:30pm $10


Composition Studio BA Friday, 7:30pm FREE

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Jazz Innovations BA Wednesday & Thursday, 7:30pm FREE

PERFORMANCE LOCATION KEY BA – Brechemin Auditorium MT – Meany Hall—Gerlich Theater MST – Meany Hall—Studio Theatre


DECEMBER CONT. University Symphony MT $10

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Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist: BA Tuesday, 7:30pm FREE

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Gospel Choir MT Monday, 7:30pm $10 Modern Music Ensemble BA Monday, 7:30pm FREE CarolFest MT Wednesday, 7:30pm $10 Studio Jazz/Modern Band MST Wednesday, 7:30pm $10 Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band MT Thursday, 7:30pm $10 Brechemin Piano Series BA Thursday, 7:30pm FREE

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Buy tickets by phone at (206) 543-4880•or online at music.washington.edu/events

Welcome Back We are delighted to welcome you back to campus in 2021-22 for live performances by our faculty, students, and guest artists. We are committed to providing a safe concert experience and will be following protocols developed by ArtsUW with guidance from the UW Department of Environmental Health and Safety in staging live events this season. Programs are all subject to change, so please check for the latest updates and up-to-the-minute status of upcoming performances at music.washington.edu/events. We look forward to seeing you! —JoAnn Taricani, Director, UW School of Music

Notecards The School of Music Notecard is a season pass to nearly all ticketed performances on the School of Music concert season, including faculty and student ensemble concerts at Meany Hall. To facilitate easier tracking of capacity and public health policies this season, Notecard patrons will receive a special promo code to redeem for tickets to School of Music performances at Meany. Learn more, or purchase Notecards at: music.washington.edu/ticketing

Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater and Meany Studio Theater Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater and Meany Studio Theater are in Meany Hall, on the southwest corner of the UW’s Central Plaza (“Red Square”). Advance Tickets: Purchase advance tickets for performances at Meany Hall by phone, in person, or online through the ArtsUW Ticket Office. Hours: Purchase tickets by phone or in person Monday through Friday, 12 pm – 4 pm. Location: 1313 NE 41st St. Seattle, WA 98105 Phone: 206-543- 4880 (1-800-859-5342 outside of Seattle) Online: Purchase tickets online at music.washington.edu/events or at artsevents.washington.edu. At the performance: The box offices open one hour prior to performance for ticket sales and will-call tickets. Brechemin Auditorium Brechemin Auditorium is on the southeast end of the School of Music’s main floor. The School of Music offers free admission to all Brechemin Auditorium events listed in this publication. Seating is first come, first served, and ArtsUW Covid safety protocols are in effect. Masks and proof of vaccination/recent negative COVID-19 test required. Learn More Learn more about policies and protocols in place for 2021-22 at music.washington. edu/live-performances-2021-22.


Meany’s Customer Care Commitment A generous customer care commitment provides further assurance for patrons of School of Music performances at Meany Hall. If for any reason you feel uncomfortable attending an event, you may receive a full refund for your tickets prior to the performance. Performances are general admission. If you require special accommodations, Ticket Office staff will work with you to make alternative seating arrangements or refund your tickets.

Tickets, Venues, and Locations

Box 353450 - Seattle, WA 98195-3450

Events at Meany Center The School of Music follows protocol and policies of Meany Center for the Performing Arts for all events staged at the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater and the Meany Studio Theater. Masks are required in all indoor spaces on the UW campus, and patrons must show proof of vaccination or recent (within 72 hours of the performance) negative COVID-19 test for entry to live events at Meany Hall. Enhanced sanitation measures and touchless ticketing are among other safety measures in effect for 2021-22. Details of these policies and procedures are at: artsevents.washington.edu/covidprotocols