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2017-18

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WELCOME Our 2017-18 concert season highlights all the best things about the School of Music—namely, its students, faculty, and the many scholars and artists who visit here, whether for a day, a week, or much longer. The events included in the pages of this brochure represent a lively, eclectic community of artists and scholars immersed in the study, creation, and performance of great music. Great music is at its best in great venues and on Feb. 5 the UW Symphony (David Alexander Rahbee, director) performs on the main stage at Benaroya Hall, home of Seattle Symphony, joined by SSO Music Director (and UW head of conducting) Ludovic Morlot and faculty soloists Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello, and Cristina Valdés, piano, and guest violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim. Morlot returns March 1 to conduct the Modern Music Ensemble (Cristina Valdés, director) at Meany Theater. The venue is also home stage for a variety of inspiring faculty concerts—Robin and Rachelle McCabe (Jan. 11); Craig Sheppard (Feb. 23); Melia Watras and Atar Arad (March 28); and Craig Sheppard with Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir (April 16)—with other performances by our faculty in other settings on campus and beyond. Other highlights on our season include an evening with the Intercontinental Experimental Music Ensemble (Oct 25) with guests Garth Knox from France, Nguy ên ˜ Thanh Thuy from Vietnam, Stefan Östersjö from Sweden, the Cuong Vu Trio, and UW faculty Richard Karpen, Juan Pampin, and Bonnie Whiting; a tabla performance by the internationally renowned Zakir Hussain (Nov. 19), and the tenth annual

PERFORMANCE LOCATION KEY BA - Brechemin Auditorium BH - Benaroya Hall JPH - Jones Playhouse MT - Meany Theater MST - Meany Studio Theater SAP - St. Alphonsus Parish WA - Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall

Improvised Music Project Festival with guitarist Bill Frisell and other notable guests (May 30, 31). Throughout this publication we feature photographs by Seattle photographer Steve Korn of the handmade instruments of 20th century American composer Harry Partch, whose Instrumentarium is in long-term residence at the School of Music under the curatorship of composer/scholar Charles Corey. In the coming year Corey joins with School of Music faculty, graduate students, and community members to present a variety of performances and special events centered around the instruments, with a Harry Partch Festival May 11-13 offering opportunities to see and hear more from this unique collection, including world premieres of new works composed for the instruments. We hope you will join us in celebrating this wonderful musical resource. Last year the School of Music lost a dear friend with the passing of Mina B. Person, a member of the Brechemin family whose generosity over the past five decades has made so much possible at the School of Music. Mina’s legacy of generosity continues in 2017-18 with her family’s support enabling the School to offer free admission to dozens of concert season events in Brechemin Auditorium. Mina’s love of music and her desire to share music with others endures with this generous gift, a most fitting tribute to an unforgettable friend and one that we are pleased to present to you. Enjoy! Richard Karpen Director, University of Washington School of Music


MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

The School of Music and its Ethnomusicology Program continue a halfcentury tradition of bringing musicians from around the world to the UW campus.

NOV 19 (SUN) Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert Zakir Hussain, tabla Hindustani Classical Music

Fall Quarter Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Zakir Hussain is known in India and worldwide for his virtuosity in the fields of world music and percussion as a tabla player, percussionist and composer. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, he has enjoyed many historic collaborations with artists such as John McLaughlin and L. Shankar, Mickey Hart, George Harrison, Yo-Yo Ma, and many others. MT 7:30 pm $35 ($10 students/seniors)

FEB 1 (THU) Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert Sepideh Raissadat Classical Persian Music

Winter Quarter Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Sepideh Raissadat, a singer of classical Perisian music, performs with her UW students in this special performance. BA 7:30 pm FREE

May 3 (THU) Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert Ricardo Garcia Spanish Flamenco Music

Spring Quarter Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Ricardo Garcia, a Spanish guitarist and leader of the group Flamenco Flow, performs with UW students in this special performance of interpretations of Flamenco blended with other musical forms. BA 7:30 pm FREE

PHOTO: ROSHANAK-BAHRAMLOU

MEET THE ARTIST: SEPIDEH RAISSADAT

A key figure in the new generation of classical Persian vocalists, Sepideh Raissadat began studying Persian music at the age of 9 with the famous Iranian Diva Parissa and later with renowned masters Parviz Meshkatian and Mohammad Reza Lofti. With five critically acclaimed albums to her credit, Sepideh began her recording career at the age of 19 with an album with Parviz Meshkatian (Konj-e Saburi, 2000). Her international performance career has included engagements in Europe, notably with Italian musicians Franco Battiato, Andrea Parodi and Ensemble Maraghi. Sepideh pursued academic studies at the University of Toronto, obtaining an MA in Ethnomusicology and collaborating with prominent ensembles such as Nexus Percussion, Constantinople, and the Grammy-winning Roomful of Teeth. She is currently engaged in doctoral studies at the University of Toronto in addition to her performance career.

MEET THE ARTIST: RICARDO GARCIA

Born in Andalusia, Ricardo Garcia moved to France during the Franco era with his family when he was a young child. His family was musical, and he was taught to play guitar by his uncle Antonio when he was very young and learned to accompany his mother, the singer Maria del Carmen. Garcia appeared in his first concert at the age of nine, and since then has performed alone or with his aunt and uncle in all parts of France as well as internationally as a solo and ensemble artist. Garcia’s performances incorporate flamenco styles that range from free-flowing Alegrías and tangos to the emotive tientos and soleas. Arab influences as well as elements from Indian, African, South American and Caribbean music can be heard in his playing, as well as modern influences such as jazz, Latin jazz, bossa nova, and salsa, leading the Only magazine to describe his music as “a unique and devastatingly original, awe-inspiring sound.”

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Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Zakir Hussain, tabla SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017

The preeminent classical tabla virtuoso of our time, Zakir Hussain is appreciated both in the field of percussion and in the music world at large as an international phenomenon. A national treasure in his native India, he is one of the world’s most esteemed and influential musicians, renowned for his genre-defying collaborations. Widely considered a chief architect of the contemporary world music movement, Zakir’s contribution has been unique, with many historic and groundbreaking collaborations, including Shakti, Remember Shakti, Masters of Percussion, the Diga Rhythm Band, Planet Drum, Tabla Beat Science, Sangam with Charles Lloyd and Eric Harland, in trio with Bela Fleck and Edgar Meyer and, most recently, with Herbie Hancock. The foremost disciple of his father, the legendary Ustad Alla Rakha, Zakir was a child prodigy who began his professional career at the age of twelve, touring internationally with great success by the age of eighteen. As a composer, he has scored music for numerous feature films, major events and productions. A Grammy award winner, he is the recipient of countless awards and honors, including Padma Bhushan, National Heritage Fellowship and Officier in France’s Order of Arts and Letters. In 2015, he was voted “Best Percussionist” by both the Downbeat Critics’ Poll and Modern Drummer’s Reader’s Poll. Known worldwide for his phenomenal mastery of the North Indian tabla drum as well as his ability to interact at the deepest imaginative levels with music and percussion genres of diverse cultures, Hussain is sure to dazzle in this evening concert featuring a tabla solo and his work with UW faculty and students. MT

7:30 pm $35 ($10 students, seniors) PHOTO: JIM McGUIRE

UW Symphony at Benaroya Hall MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018

Ludovic Morlot, David Alexander Rahbee, and Mario Alejandro Torres, conductors Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; Cristina Valdés, piano; Michael Jinsoo Lim, violin

Students and faculty from the School of Music convene at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, home of Seattle Symphony Orchestra, for a program of works by Rossini, Stravinsky, Beethoven, and Enescu. Conducted by Seattle Symphony Music Director (and head of conducting at the School of Music) Ludovic Morlot, faculty artist-in-residence David Alexander Rahbee, and graduate conducting student Mario Alejandro Torres, the program includes appearances by faculty artists-inresidence Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; and Cristina Valdés, piano; and Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra Concertmaster Michael Jinsoo Lim, violin. Rossini: William Tell Overture (Mario Torres, conductor) Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements Beethoven: Triple Concerto, in C Major, Op. 56 Enescu: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, Op. 11, No. 1 (Ludovic Morlot, conductor) BH

7:30 pm *$27 ($12 students/seniors)

* Tickets are available in person at the Benaroya Hall Box Offce, 200 University St. Seattle, WA 98101; by phone at 206.215.4747; or online at benaroyahall.com. School of Music Notecards and Performance Passes are valid for admission.

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UW Symphony Orchestra With Jon Kimura Parker, piano FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017 Known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, pianist Jon Kimura Parker has performed as guest soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Wolfgang Sawallisch in Carnegie Hall, toured Europe with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Andre Previn, and shared the stage with Jessye Norman at Berlin’s Philharmonie. Parker is guest soloist on Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F Major on his Dec. 8 performance with the UW Symphony Orchestra (David Alexander Rahbee, conductor. Parker’s appearance with the orchestra is presented in conjunction with Meany Center for the Arts, presenting the Montrose Trio—Parker and trio mates Martin Beaver and Clive Greensmith—Dec. 9 at Meany Theater. Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5, in B-flat Major, Op.100 MT

7:30 pm $15 ($10 students, seniors)

UW Symphony & Combined University Choirs Works by Brahms and Debussy FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2018

Giselle Wyers and David Alexander Rahbee, conductors

Giselle Wyers and David Alexander Rahbee lead the combined UW Symphony Orchestra and combined University Choirs in a year-end program of music by Debussy and Brahms. Debussy’s La damoiselle élue, the composer’s first work for orchestra to be performed, premiered in Paris in 1893 and was decried by some critics as decadent and sensual, praised by others for delightful audacity. It is being presented here to commemorate 100 years since Debussy’s death. Brahms’s Ein Deutsches Requiem, a work in seven movements for orchestra, choir, and baritone soloist, is the composer’s longest work, created in the wake of his mother’s death in 1865. This program features soloists from the UW Voice program. Debussy: La damoiselle élue Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 MT 7:30 pm $15 ($10 students/seniors) 206.543.4880

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Harry Partch Festival FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY MAY 11, 12, & 13, 2018 Twentieth century American composer Harry Partch created an original musical world and hand-hewn instruments on which to perform his microtonal compositions, which continue to inspire and influence musicians and composers today. This festival celebrates the music and influence of this unique composer, whose hand-made musical instruments are in long-term residence at the UW under the direction of composer and Partch expert Charles Corey. Three distinct programs include premieres of new works composed for Partch’s instruments as well as rarely or never-before performed works from the composer’s archives. Other activities, including master classes, demos, and talks, complete this homage to a unique American artist. Visit music.washington.edu for the most up-to-date event listings as details for this festival are finalized. All performances are at 7:30 pm at Meany Theater Tickets: *$25 ($10 students/seniors) * Or purchase general admission tickets for all three performances (in one transaction) for $60. Online promo code: BUYALL3FOR$60

IMPFest X With Bill Frisell, Special Guests WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, MAY 30 & 31, 2018 MEANY STUDIO THEATER

UW Music and the Improvised Music Project (IMP) present IMPFest X Over the past decade the student-led Improvised Music Project has instigated new directions in Seattle’s jazz and improvised music scene. The annual festival, which groups up-and-coming musicians, faculty all-stars, and seasoned professionals of international renown, is IMP’s signature annual event. Lineups and programs to be announced. Check www.music.washington.edu for the most up-to-date listings. MST 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors) Not a Notecard Event

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MUSIC OF TODAY

Modern Music Ensemble

The University of Washington School of Music and The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) co-sponsor this series featuring groundbreaking new works and modern classics by faculty and guest composers.

OCT 25 (WED) Intercontinental Experimental Music Ensemble

This rare convergence of world-renowned musicians from four continents features Garth Knox (viola), members of the 6 Tones (Nguy ên ˜ Thanh Thuy, đàn tranh and guzheng); Stefan Östersjö, guitars), Cuong Vu Trio (Cuong Vu, trumpet, Ted Poor, drums, Stomu Takeishi, bass); and UW Music faculty Bonnie Whiting (percussion), Richard Karpen (keyboards), and Juan Pampin (live electronics).

NOV 28 (TUE) DXARTS

New works of of sonic and visual art exploring state-of-the-art technologies as instruments of poetry and artistic discovery. All DXARTS concerts feature the extraordinary surround-sound system that puts the audience in the middle of expansive new sound worlds.

FEB 21 (WED) Music of Today

The University of Washington School of Music and The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) present the winter quarter Music of Today concert.

MAY 1 (TUE) DXARTS

A concert featuring classic and more recent works from the “live plus electronics” genre.

MAY 11, 12, 13 (FRI, SAT, SUN) Harry Partch Festival

Three distinct programs featuring world premieres of works composed for the original handmade instruments of American composer Harry Partch, plus rare pieces from the composer’s archives. See page 4 for more detail. *$25 ($10 students/seniors) * General admission tickets for Harry Partch Festival: $25 per performance, or purchase general admission tickets for all three performances (in one transaction) for $60. All performances are at 7:30 pm at Meany Theater except where noted. Tickets: $15 ($10 students/seniors) except where noted.

Cristina Valdés, director The University of Washington Modern Music Ensemble presents works of our time in several concerts each year. Including repertoire from the early to mid-20th century and beyond, the group focuses on small ensemble and chamber orchestra works, performed by both undergraduate and graduate students.

DEC 5 (TUE)

Olivier Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time; other works *BA 7:30 pm FREE

MAR 1 (THU)

With Ludovic Morlot, guest conductor Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello Marc André Dalbavie: Palimpseste Betsy Jolas: Wanderlied for solo cello and ensemble (Saeunn Thorsteinsdottir, cello) Pierre Boulez: Dérive 2 (Ludovic Morlot, conductor) MT 7:30 pm

MAY 24 (THU) MST 7:30 pm

* $10 all tickets except where noted.

Violist Garth Knox is among internationally renowned musicians performing Oct. 25 on the Music of Today Series (see details, above). Photo: courtesy the artist.

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PIANO AND ORGAN Student Performances NOV 9, NOV 30, FEB 8, MAR 8, APR 12, MAY 10, MAY 31 (THU) Brechemin Piano Series

Students from the UW piano studios perform music from the piano repertoire. BA 7:30 pm FREE

NOV 17 (FRI) Concerto Competition: Keyboard

UW keyboard performance students compete for a chance to perform with the UW Symphony. BA 7:30 pm FREE

Faculty Performances JAN 11 (THU) Robin McCabe and Rachelle McCabe, piano

The School of Music presents a dynamic evening of duo performances by UW piano professor Robin McCabe and her sister, Rachelle McCabe, professor of piano at Oregon State University, performing music by Brahms, Bernstein, and William Hirtz. Please see page 9 for details. MT 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

LITTLEFIELD ORGAN SERIES OCT 27 (FRI) Halloween Organ Concert

An evening of spooky organ classics from students of Carole Terry WA 7:30 pm FREE *

JAN 21 (SUN) Dr. Jakyung Oh

Professor of Organ at the Korea University of the Arts WA 3 pm FREE

APR 15 (SUN) Dr. Michael Unger

Assistant Professor of Organ and Harpsichord, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music WA 3 pm FREE * Admission is free for the Halloween Organ Concert but tickets are required. Tickets may be reserved in advance at music.washington.edu. A small quantity of tickets will be available at the door. Seating capacity is limited.

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FEB 23 (FRI) Craig Sheppard, piano Bach: The Art of the Fugue

The faculty pianist performs this masterwork, the culmination of Bach’s lifelong passion for fugal composition. Please see page 9 for details. MT 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

APR 16 (MON) Craig Sheppard, piano; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello

Faculty colleagues Craig Sheppard, piano, and Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello, perform music by Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Please see page 9 for details. MT 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

APR 27 (FRI) Carole Terry, organ

Faculty organist Carole Terry performs works of Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, and Brahms on the world-class Fritts/ Richards organ at St. Alphonsus Parish in Ballard. Terry’s connections to the instrument extend back to her 1984 performance of the inaugural concert for the organ, whose design is based on a 17th century North German/Dutch design esteemed by organists all over the world. St. Alphonsus Parish, 5816 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 7:30 pm FREE 206.784.6464


GUEST PIANISTS

Carter: Two Diversions Corigliano: Winging It Nancarrow: Two Canons for Ursula NOV 1 Master Class BA 4:30 pm NOV 2 Recital BA 7:30 pm

APR 24, 25 (TUE, WED) Recital and Master Class: Zhenni Li

FREE FREE

APR 2, 3 (MON, TUE) Lecture-Recital and Master Class: Paul Roberts, piano

Paul Roberts is internationally renowned for piano performance, scholarship, and pedagogy. His April 2 lecture-recital, “In the Mind’s Eye: The Piano Music of Claude Debussy,” honors the 100th anniversary of the composer’s passing. He also leads a master class with UW piano students on April 3. APR 2 Recital BA 7:30 pm FREE APR 3 Master Class BA 5 pm FREE

Hailed by The Philadelphia Inquirer for her “big, gorgeous tone and a mesmerizing touch” and by the Concours for her “sensitivity, finesse of touch and musical intelligence,” pianist Zhenni Li of the McGill School of Music in Montreal has performed in the world’s great concert halls and won numerous prestigious piano competitions. Her April 24 recital at the School of Music, “Colors and Characters,” includes music by Debussy, Lourié, and Schumann. She also leads a master class with UW piano students on April 25. Debussy: Preludes Book II Lourié: Preludes, Op.1 Schumann: Sonata No.1 APR 24 Recital BA 7:30 pm FREE APR 25 Master Class BA 4:30 pm FREE

NOV 1, 2 (WED, THU) Recital and Master Class: Ursula Oppens, piano

Long recognized as the leading champion of contemporary American piano music, Ursula Oppens’ original and perceptive readings of music old and new have earned her a place among the elite of today’s performing musicians. Her Nov. 2 recital includes music by Stravinsky, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Carter, Corigliano, and Nancarrow. She also leads a master class with UW piano students on Nov. 1. Stravinsky: Sonata Rachmaninoff: 4 Etudes from Opus 33 Scriabin: Sonata No. 2

CATCH A RISING STAR Promising young artists demonstrate their musical prowess in this quarterly guest artist series presented by the UW keyboard program.

OCT 8 (SUN) Nathan Lee, piano

Seattle-area pianist Nathan Lee began playing the piano at age six and made his orchestral debut at the age of nine. He studies with Dr. Sasha Starcevich. Recent engagements include a performance with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra on NPR’s From the Top, an appearance on Radio France with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and an upcoming performance with the Seattle Symphony. In his October 8 recital, he performs music by Bach, Kapustin, and others. Bach: D Major Partita Kapustin: Variations Strauss: “Soiree de Vienne,” concert paraphrase from Die Fledermaus BA 4:30 pm FREE

JAN 14 (SUN) Scott Cuellar, piano

In reviewing pianist Scott Cuellar’s debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, David LaMarche of the New York Concert Review described his performance as “virtuosic in scope and expression, like a great man of the theater,” and praised his ability to “illuminate both

the external structure and the emotional core of the work he plays.” A doctoral student at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where he studies with Jon Kimura Parker, Cuellar performs music by Schumann and Scriabin in his Jan. 14 recital. Schumann: Humoreske Scriabin: Black Mass Sonata BA 4:30 pm FREE

APR 29 (SUN) Yesong Sophie Lee, violin

Thirteen-year-old Yesong Sophie Lee, winner of the 2016 International Menuhin Competition, has been praised as “a huge talent” (Kulture Radio, Berlin) for her “beautiful sound” and her “pursuit of drama and excitement” (The Guardian, London). She has performed extensively in the United States and Europe, including concerti with the London Philharmonia and the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestras and a subscription series of concerts in the Seattle Symphony’s 2017-18 season. She is a student of Simon James, second assistant concertmaster of Seattle Symphony Orchestra, in addition to Jan Coleman and Hiro Imamura. BA 4:30 pm FREE

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INTERSECTIONS: MUSIC , WORDS, AND PICTURES Piano professor Robin McCabe produces this quarterly series exploring inspired intersections in the arts. Each concert includes a pre-concert lecture by a UW faculty member and performances by top School of Music students. Below is a partial list of repertoire on the series. Programs and performers are subject to change. DEC 3 (SUN) Pre-Concert Lecture: Michael Shapiro

MAR 4 (SUN) Pre-Concert Lecture: Jane Brown

MAY 6 (SUN) Pre-Concert Lecture: Ronald Moore

Flavors and Reverberations: Classical Indian Theories on Music, Literature, and the Other Arts

Mermaids and Nymphs: Women, Nature, and Death in the 19th Century

The Line of Thought: Lyrical Power in Words, Music, and Painting

UW Dean of Humanities

Program Granados: Two Goyescas Gabriel Manalac, piano Takemitsu: All in Twilight Lucas Victor, guitar Songs of Carpenter and Rachmaninoff Gemma Balinban, soprano Debussy: l’Isle Joyeuse Colleen Kennedy, piano Telemann: Don Quixote Suite UW Baroque Ensemble

UW Professor Emerita, Germanics

Program Berlioz: Les Nuits d’Ete Suzanna Mizell, soprano Ravel: Ondine Hexin Quiao, piano Granados: Goyesca, Los Requiebros Daniel Richardson, piano Reinecke: “Undine” Sonata for flute and piano Gemma Goday, flute, Colleen Kennedy, piano

Faculty organist Carole Terry performs works of Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, and Brahms on the world-class Fritts/Richards organ at St. Alphonsus Parish in Ballard. Please see page 6 for details. SAP 7:30 FREE

UW faculty guitarist Michael Partington joins with duo partner Marc Teicholz of the San Francisco Conservatory for an evening of music composed or arranged for two guitars, including music by Joseph Haydn, Mauro Giuliani, Francis Poulenc, Dusan Bogdanovic, and others. BA

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7:30

FREE

Program Rzewski: “Fortune,” for Four Talking Violists, based on Shakespeare Sonnet No. 29 Liszt: Vallee d”Obermann Yimo Zhang, piano Scenes from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet Vijay Chalasani, viola, Steven Damouni, piano

Concerts are at 4:30 pm, Brechemin Auditorium. Pre-concert lectures are at 4 pm. Admission to this series is free.

APR 27 (FRI) Faculty Recital: Carole Terry, organ

APR 16 (MON) Faculty Recital: Michael Partington and Marc Teicholz, guitar

UW Professor of Philosophy

MAY 19 (SAT) String Orchestra of the Rockies with Barry Lieberman, bass; Maria Larionoff, violin The Cascades Meet the Rockies

Faculty artist-in-residence Barry Lieberman and violinist Maria Larionoff perform in the Seattle debut of the Missoula, Montanabased String Orchestra of the Rockies, a 15-member conductor-less ensemble of musicians and string teachers. The group’s May 19 program highlights regional and acclaimed composers reflecting the grandeur and beauty of the Northwest. BA

7:30

FREE


FACULTY CONCERTS SEP 27 (WED) Bonnie Whiting with Jennifer Torrence New Music for Singing/Speaking Percussionists

Percussion Studies Chair Bonnie Whiting joins percussionist Jennifer Torrence (Norway) in an evening of world premieres of music for speaking and singing percussionists. The program includes a work for crash cymbals, resonant feedback, and singing by Paula Matthusen, music for small electronic toys and deconstructed language by Bethany Younge, and a collaborative improvisation with DXARTS professor Afroditi Psarra featuring her signature wearable electronics and embroidered synthesizers. A Q&A with the performers and composers follows the program. Note: The duo also presents a free master class earlier in the day, 11:30 am, Meany Studio Theater. MST 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

JAN 11 (THU) Robin McCabe & Rachelle McCabe, piano

The School of Music presents a dynamic evening of duo performances by UW piano professor Robin McCabe and her sister, Rachelle McCabe, professor of piano at Oregon State University. Program includes Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story; Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn; and William Hirtz’s “Fantasy on Wizard Of Oz.” MT 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

Cello faculty artist-in-residence Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir presents a solo recital of music composed for her, including West Coast, U.S. and world premieres of pieces by Halldór Smárason, Þuríður Jónsdóttir, Páll Ragnar Pálsson, and Melia Watras. JPH 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

Faculty colleagues Craig Sheppard, piano, and Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello, perform the Beethoven Cello Sonatas—Opus 5 #1 in F Major and Opus 102 #2 in D Major—and Rachmaninoff’s Cello Sonata Opus 19. MT 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

MAY 27 (SUN) Faculty Chamber Group Frequency: Dialogues

FEB 23 (FRI) Craig Sheppard, piano Bach: The Art of The Fugue

OCT 19 (THU) Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello

APR 16 (MON) Craig Sheppard, piano; Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello

Frequency (violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim, violist Melia Watras and cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir) welcomes special guest violinist Yura Lee, recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, to the Meany Theater stage. Lee will perform duos with each member of Frequency, before the trio turns to Ernő Dohnányi’s Serenade. The program includes works by Luciano Berio, Witold Lutosławski, Bruno Maderna, Maurice Ravel, and Melia Watras. MT 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

Chair of the UW piano program and acclaimed concert pianist performs Bach’s masterwork, the culmination of his lifelong passion for fugal composition. MT 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

MAR 28 (WED) Melia Watras & Atar Arad, viola

UW viola professor Melia Watras welcomes internationally renowned artist Atar Arad, her former teacher and fellow violist/composer, for a concert that centers on compositions by the two colleagues. Atar Arad is Professor of Viola at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Pairs will include works by Arad, Britten, Penderecki and Watras, with special guest violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim, concertmaster of Pacific Northwest Ballet. Note: Atar Arad also leads a free master class with students of Melia Watras, Tuesday, March 27, 3 pm, Brechemin Auditorium. MT 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

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UW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA David Alexander Rahbee, music director and conductor All performances are at 7:30 pm in Meany Theater except where noted Program selections and guest artists subject to change Tickets: $15 ($10 students/seniors) except where noted

PHOTOS: STEVE KORN

NOV 3 (FRI) UW Symphony with Seattle Symphony Horns

Beethoven: Symphony No.8 in F Major, Op. 93 Schumann: Konzertstück for Four Horns in F Major, Op. 86 (Jeffrey Fair, principal; Jenna Breen; John Turman; Danielle Kuhlmann) Dvorak: The Golden Spinning Wheel, Op. 109

DEC 8 (FRI) UW Symphony with Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements Beethoven: Triple Concerto in C Major, Op. 56 Enescu: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 in A Major, Op. 11, No. 1 (Ludovic Morlot, conductor) BH 7:30 pm *$27 ($12 students, seniors)

MARCH 9 (FRI) UW Symphony with Concerto Competition Winners and Ludovic Morlot Composition Competition Winner (TBA) Three Concerto Competition Winners (TBA) Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks, Op. 28

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F Major Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B-flat Major, Op. 100

FEB 5 (MON) UW Symphony at Benaroya Hall With Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello; Cristina Valdés, piano; Michael Jinsoo Lim, violin Ludovic Morlot, David Alexander Rahbee, Mario Alejandro Torres, conductors Rossini: William Tell Overture (Mario Alejandro Torres, conductor)

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UW CHAMBER ORCHESTRA APR 20 (FRI) UW Chamber Orchestra Soirée With Melia Watras, viola

Britten: Lachrymae, Op. 48 for viola and strings Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade BA

7:30 pm FREE

APR 27 (FRI) UW Symphony with Ben Lulich, clarinet

Lutosławski: Dance Preludes Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin The Haydn Experience: An unusual perspective on music by the most unknown of “known” composers.

JUNE 1 (FRI) UW Symphony and Combined UW Choirs

David Alexander Rahbee, Giselle Wyers, conductors Debussy: La damoiselle élue Brahms: Ein Deutches Requiem, Op. 45 Please see page 2 for details. * Tickets for the Feb. 5 performance at Benaroya Hall are available in person at the Benaroya Hall Box Office, 200 University St. Seattle, WA 98101; by phone at 206.215.4747; or online at benaroyahall.com. School of Music Notecards and Performance Passes are valid for admission.


STUDENT CHAMBER GROUPS Co-Winners of the 2017 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Music Competition

DEC 1 (FRI) & APR 28 (SAT) Discovery Trio

Coached by UW Strings Chair Melia Watras, The Discovery Trio (pictured)—UW graduate music students Gemma Goday, flute, Wyatt Smith, harpsichord, and Chris Young, cello—explores music from throughout the past four centuries, ranging from music of the early Baroque to contemporary compositions, performing both on period and modern instruments.

FEB 7 (WED) & MAY 4 (FRI) Daisha

Coached by faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, Daisha—undergraduates Halie Borror, violin, Daniel Richardson, piano, and Isabella Kodama, cello—perform challenging works from the piano and strings repertoire. All concerts are at 7:30 pm at Brechemin Auditorium. Admission is free.

PHOTO: EMILY ACRI

DEC 1 (FRI)

Percussion Ensemble: John Cage: The City Wears a Slouch Hat The University of Washington Percussion Ensemble (Bonnie Whiting, director) presents a theatrical version of John Cage’s recently-discovered radio play “The City Wears a Slouch Hat,” pairing Cage’s vintage music with brand new music by University of Washington composition students. MST 7:30 pm $10 all tickets 206.543.4880

CONCERTO COMPETITIONS School of Music students from three divisions—piano, strings, and other instruments— perform for outside judges in divisional competitions. One winner from each area will perform with the UW Symphony on March 9, 2018 (see facing page for details).

NOV 14 (TUE) Strings Competition NOV 17 (FRI) Piano/Organ Competition NOV 20 (MON) Woodwind/Brass/Percussion BA

7:30 pm FREE

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VOICE & OPERA

PHOTOS: STEVE KORN

NOV 14 (TUE), FEB 26 (MON), MAY 14 (MON) Voice Division Recitals

Students of Thomas Harper, Kari Ragan, and Cyndia Sieden perform art songs and arias from France, Germany, Italy, and beyond. NOV 14: BA 4:30 pm FREE FEB 26 and MAY 14: BA 7:30 pm FREE

New this Season:

NOV 14 (TUE) Voice Division Happy Hour Recital

Join us for an afternoon “Happy Hour” recital and post-concert mix-and-mingle hosted by UW Music voice faculty Thomas Harper, Kari Ragan, and Cyndia Sieden, featuring outstanding performances by students from the UW vocal studios. BA 4:30 pm FREE

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OPERA WORKSHOP DEC 2 (SAT) Ravel: L’enfant et les Sortilleges

UW Music faculty Stephen Stubbs and Cyndia Sieden are musical directors for this performance of Ravel’s one-act opera, performed by UW voice students. With Deanne Meek, stage director. BA 7:30 pm FREE

MAR 8 (THU) 20th Century Opera Scenes Featuring Britten: The Beggar’s Opera UW Music faculty Stephen Stubbs and Cyndia Sieden lead UW voice students in staged performances of scenes from the 20th century opera repertoire, including Benjamin Britten’s 1948 ballad opera (John Gay, text) The Beggar’s Opera, and more. MST 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)

STUDIO HIGHLIGHTS

Performances and music-related events from the UW voice and instrumental studios.

FEB 11 (SUN) Scholarship Recital

Performances by some of the School of Music’s top instrumental and voice students are featured in this celebration of the outstanding students who have been awarded scholarships and fellowships this year in the School of Music, including the prestigious Brechemin Scholarship. BA 2 pm FREE

FEB 27, MAY 22 (TUES) Baroque Ensemble

Faculty artists Carole Terry and Tekla Cunningham direct UW Music students in performing music of the Baroque era. BA 7:30 pm FREE


CHORAL ENSEMBLES

University Choirs Chamber Singers: Geoffrey Boers, conductor University Chorale: Giselle Wyers, conductor UW Men’s Glee Club: Ben Luedcke, Alonso Brizuela, conductors Gospel Choir: Phyllis Byrdwell, conductor University Singers: Steve Danielson, Elizabeth Nice, conductors UW Women’s Choir: Elisabeth Cherland, Gerrit Scheepers, Ligia Pucci, conductors All performances are at 7:30 pm at Meany Theater except where noted. Program and guest artists are subject to change. Tickets: $10 all tickets unless otherwise noted

NOV 30 (THU) University Chorale & Chamber Singers

The UW’s top auditioned choirs perform Bach’s Cantata 106 and Ich Lasse Dich Nicht; Vivaldi’s Vix et Dominum, two settings of “When David Heard,” and other selections in their fall quarter concert.

MAR 2 (FRI) University Chorale and Chamber Singers

DEC 4 (MON) Gospel Choir

The Chamber Singers and University Chorale perform music from the Baltic states in their winter quarter concert, presented in collaboration with the UW Baltic Studies Program. Highlights include Jaakko Mantyjarvi’s Canticum Calamitatis Maritimae and other works.

DEC 6 (WED) CarolFest

JUNE 1 (FRI) UW Symphony and Combined University Choirs

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

This popular annual program by the Chamber Singers, University Chorale, University Singers, Women’s Choir, Gospel Choir, and UW Men’s Glee Club features seven conductors, six choral ensembles, five hundred singers, four graduate conductors, three choral faculty, two hours of great music, and one impressive grand finale.

Music by Brahms and Debussy

Giselle Wyers and David Alexander Rahbee conduct the combined UW Choirs and University Symphony in a program of music by Brahms and Debussy. Debussy: La damoiselle élue Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45 $15 ($10 students/seniors) Please see page 3 for details.

MAY 21 (MON) Gospel Choir

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

MAY 23 (WED) Chamber Singers and University Chorale

UW’s top auditioned choirs present their spring quarter concert.

MAY 25 (FRI) University Choirs: “UW Sings”

The University Singers, Women’s Choir, and Men’s Glee Club present their popular year-end concert.

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JAZZ STUDIES UW Modern Band: Cuong Vu, director Studio Jazz Ensemble: Paul Harshman, Fred Radke, directors Small Combo Faculty Coaching: Cuong Vu, Marc Seales, Ted Poor, Greg Sinibaldi

PHOTOS: STEVE KORN

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, selections from the outer limits of the genre, and new original compositions.

DEC 6 (WED) MST MAR 5 (MON) MT MAY 23 (WED) MST

Performances are at 7:30 pm $10 all tickets

JAZZ INNOVATIONS

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY NOV 15 & 16 FEB 14 & 15 MAY 16 & 17 BA

7:30 pm FREE

IMPFest X

With Bill Frisell, Special Guests MAY 30, 31 (WED, THU)

UW Music and the Improvised Music Project present IMPFest X, with Bill Frisell and special guests. Please see page 4 for details. MST 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors) Not a Notecard Event

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STUDIO HIGHLIGHTS PERCUSSION STUDIES

Bonnie Whiting, chair DEC 1 (FRI) Percussion Ensemble John Cage: The City Wears a Slouch Hat Please see page 11 for details.

MAY 25 (FRI) Percussion Ensemble

An end-of-year percussive celebration. Performances are at 7:30pm in the Meany Studio Theater. $10 all tickets

SEP 27 (WED) Faculty performance: Bonnie Whiting with Jennifer Torrence

Percussion Studies Chair Bonnie Whiting joins percussionist Jennifer Torrence (Norway) in an evening of world premieres of music for speaking and singing percussionists. Please see page 9 for more information. The duo also presents a free master at 11:30 am, Meany Studio Theater. Master Class: MST 11:30 am FREE Concert: MST 7:30 pm $20 ($10 students/seniors)


CONCERT BANDS

UW Concert Bands UW Wind Ensemble: Timothy Salzman, Mark Tse, Doug Morin, and Shayna Stahl, conductors Symphonic Band: Steven Morrison, Taina Lorenz, conductors Concert Band: Mark Tse, Shayna Stahl, conductors Campus Band: Doug Morin, Lauren Hepburn, conductors

OCT 29 (SUN) Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds

Side by Side: Students and Faculty from Shanghai Conservatory Fountain of Youth

Members of the UW Wind Ensemble perform a side-by-side concert with students and professors of the Shanghai Conservatory, performing music by Mendelssohn, Strauss, Persichetti, and UW composition student Aidan Gold. BA 1:30 pm FREE

DEC 7 (THU) Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band With Michael Partington, guitar Colors and Contrasts

The UW Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band present their fall quarter concert, performing the Northwest premiere of A Concerto of Colours (2017) by Stephen Goss with faculty guitarist Michael Partington. MT 7:30 pm $10

FEB 27 (TUE) Concert & Campus Bands Wanderlust

The Concert and Campus Bands perform music by Ryan George, Nigel Hess, Hiroshi Hoshina, and Jan Van der Roost. MT 7:30 pm $10

MAR 8 (THU) Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band

With Bonnie Whiting, percussion Urban Landscapes The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band present their winter quarter concert, performing music by Michael Tilson Thomas, Darius Milhaud, and others. With UW Percussion Studies Chair Bonnie Whiting. MT 7:30 pm $10

APR 26 (THU) Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band

With Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition Winners Spotlight

The UW Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band present their spring quarter concert, featuring winners of the UW Wind Ensemble Concerto Competition. MT 7:30 pm $10

MAY 24 (THU) Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band Dreams and Fancies

The UW Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band present their spring quarter concert, performing music by David Maslanka, Igor Stravinsky, and others. MT 7:30 pm $10

Programs and guest artists are subject to change.Visit www.music.washington.edu for the latest updates.

STUDIO HIGHLIGHTS GUITAR STUDIES Michael Partington, chair FEB 9 (FRI)

Students of Michael Partington perform music of Spain, including Manuel de Falla’s Siete Canciones Populares Españolas, and Fernando Sor’s L’Encouragement.

MAY 18 (FRI)

Students of Michael Partington perform music of Italy, including Antonio Salieri’s Sinfonia Veneziana, Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti, and music by Mauro Giuliani and Ferdinando Carulli. BA 7:30 pm FREE

APR 16 (MON) Faculty Recital: Michael Partington and Marc Teicholz, guitar Please see page 8 for details.

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Master Class: Bonnie Whiting & Jennifer Torrence: New Works for Percussion MST 11:30 am FREE pg.9 Faculty Concert: Bonnie Whiting & Jennifer Torrence: New Works for Percussion MST 7:30pm $20-$10 pg.9

OCTOBER 8

Catch a Rising Star Series: Nathan Lee, piano BA 4:30pm FREE pg. 7

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Faculty Recital: Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, cello JPH 7:30pm $20-$10 pg. 9

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Music of Today: Intercontinental Experimental Music Ensemble MT 7:30pm $15-$10 pg. 5

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Littlefield Organ Series: Halloween Organ Concert WA 7:30pm FREE (Tickets required) pg. 6

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Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds BA 1:30pm FREE pg. 15

NOVEMBER 1

Guest Artist Master Class: Ursula Oppens, piano BA 4:30pm FREE pg. 7

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Guest Artist Recital: Ursula Oppens, piano BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 7

3

UW Symphony with Seattle Symphony Horns MT 7:30pm $15-$10 pg. 10

9

Brechemin Piano Series BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 6

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Voice Division Recital BA 4:30pm FREE pg. 12 Concerto Competition: Strings BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 11

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Jazz Innovations, Part I BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 14

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Jazz Innovations, Part II BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 14

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Concerto Competition: Piano/Organ BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 11

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Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert: Zakir Hussain MT 7:30pm $35-$10 pg. 2

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Concerto Competition: Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 11

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Music of Today: DXARTS MT 7:30pm $15-$10 pg. 5

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Chamber Singers & University Chorale MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 13 Brechemin Piano Series BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 6

DECEMBER

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Scholarship Chamber Group: Discovery Trio BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 11 Percussion Ensemble: The City Wears a Slouch Hat MST 7:30pm $10 pg. 11

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Opera Workshop: Ravel, L’enfant et les Sortilleges BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 12

3

Intersections Series BA 4:30pm (4pm lecture, Michael Shapiro) FREE pg. 8

4

Gospel Choir MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 13

5

UW Modern Music Ensemble BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 5

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Studio Jazz Ensemble, UW Modern Band MST 7:30pm $10 pg. 14 CarolFest MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 13

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Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 15

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University Symphony with Jon Kimura Parker MT 7:30pm $15-$10 pg. 3


WINTER JANUARY 2018 Sun 7

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Faculty Recital: Robin McCabe, piano with Rachelle McCabe MT 7:30pm $20-$10 pg. 9

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Catch a Rising Star: Scott Cuellar, piano BA 4:30pm FREE pg. 7

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Littlefield Organ Series: Jakyung Oh WA 3pm FREE pg. 6

FEBRUARY 1

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert: Sepideh Raissadat BA FREE pg. 1

5

UW Symphony at Benaroya Hall BH 7:30pm $27-$12 pg. 2

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Scholarship Chamber Group: Daisha BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 11

8

Brechemin Piano Series BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 6

9

Guitar Studio Recital BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 15

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Jazz Innovations, Part I BA 7:30 pm FREE pg. 14

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Jazz Innovations, Part II BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 14

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Music of Today MT 7:30pm $15-$10 pg. 5

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Faculty Recital: Craig Sheppard, piano MT 7:30pm $20-$10 pg. 9

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Voice Division Recital BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 12

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Campus and Concert Bands MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 15 Baroque Ensemble BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 12

MARCH 1

Modern Ensemble MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 5

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Chamber Singers & University Chorale MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 13

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Intersections Series (4 pm lecture, Jane Brown) BA 4:30pm FREE pg. 8

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Studio Jazz Ensemble, UW Modern Band MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 14

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Brechemin Piano Series BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 6 Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 15 Opera Workshop MST 7:30pm $20-10 pg. 12

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UW Symphony MT 7:30pm $15-10 pg. 10

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Master Class: Atar Arad, viola BA 3pm FREE pg. 9

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Faculty Recital: Melia Watras, viola, with Atar Arad, viola MT 7:30pm $20-$10 pg. 9

PERFORMANCE LOCATION KEY BA - Brechemin Auditorium BH - Benaroya Hall JPH - Jones Playhouse MT - Meany Theater MST - Meany Studio Theater SAP - St. Alphonsus Parish WA - Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall

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Guest artist Lecture-Recital: Paul Roberts, piano BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 7

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Guest artist Master Class: Paul Roberts, piano BA 5pm FREE pg. 7

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Brechemin Piano Series BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 6

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Littlefield Organ Series: Michael Unger WA 3pm FREE pg. 6

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Faculty Recital: Craig Sheppard, piano; Sรฆunn Thorsteinsdรณttir, cello MT 7:30pm $20-$10 pg. 9 Faculty Recital: Michael Partington, guitar BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 8

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UW Chamber Orchestra BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 10

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Guest Artist Recital: Zhenni Li, piano BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 7

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Guest Artist Master Class: Zhenni Li, piano BA 4:30pm FREE pg. 7

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Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 15

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UW Symphony Orchestra MT 7:30pm $15-$10 pg. 10 Faculty Recital: Carole Terry, organ SAP 7:30pm FREE pg. 6

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Scholarship Chamber Group: Discovery Trio BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 11

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Catch a Rising Star: Sophie Lee, piano BA 4:30pm FREE pg. 7

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Music of Today: DXARTS MT 7:30pm $15-$10 pg. 5

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Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist: Ricardo Garcia BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 1

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Scholarship Chamber Group: Daisha BA 7:30pm pg. 11

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Intersections Series (4pm lecture, Ron Moore) BA 4:30pm FREE pg. 8

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Brechemin Piano Series BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 6

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Music of Today: Harry Partch Festival MST 7:30pm $25-$10 pg. 4

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Music of Today: Harry Partch Festival MST 7:30pm $25-$10 pg. 4

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Music of Today: Harry Partch Festival MST 7:30pm $25-$10 pg. 4

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Voice Division Recital BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 12

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Jazz Innovations, Part I BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 14

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Jazz Innovations, Part II BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 14

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Guitar Studio Recital BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 15

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Barry Lieberman and Friends Recital: String Orchestra of the Rockies BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 8

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Gospel Choir MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 13

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Baroque Ensemble BA 7:30pm FREE pg. 12

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University Chorale & Chamber Singers MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 13 Studio Jazz Ensemble, Modern Band MST 7:30pm $10 pg. 14

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Wind Ensemble & Symphonic Band MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 14 Modern Music Ensemble MST 7:30pm $10 pg. 5

PERFORMANCE LOCATION KEY

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BA - Brechemin Auditorium BH - Benaroya Hall JPH - Jones Playhouse MT - Meany Theater MST - Meany Studio Theater SAP - St. Alphonsus Parish WA - Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall

Percussion Ensemble MST 7:30pm $10 pg. 14 UW Sings MT 7:30pm $10 pg. 13

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Faculty Chamber Group: Frequency MT 7:30pm $20-$10 pg. 9

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IMPFest X MST 7:30pm $20-$10 pg. 4

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TICKET INFORMATION AND UW CONCERT LOCATIONS* Meany Theater, Meany Studio Theater, the Jones Playhouse, and Ethnic Cultural Theater

Where to buy tickets In advance: Purchase tickets in advance, beginning September 11 through the ArtsUW Ticket Office or online. ArtsUW Ticket Office: Purchase tickets by cash, check, Visa, or MasterCard, Monday through Friday, 11 am – 6 pm Location: 1313 NE 41st St, Seattle WA 98105 Phone: 206-543-4880 (1-800-859-5342 outside Seattle) FAX: 206-685-4141 Online: Go to www.music.washington.edu (click on “Events,” then on the concert you want to attend) or www.artsuw.org. There is a $1 processing fee per ticket for mail, fax, phone, and online orders. No processing fee is charged for tickets purchased at the ArtsUW Ticket Office window. At the performance: The box offices open one hour prior to performance for ticket sales and will-call tickets. You can avoid long lines by purchasing tickets in advance or arriving early. Exchanges Exchanges are valid (for an alternate performance of the same event) with a handling fee of $1 per ticket. Exchanges must be completed at least 24 hours in advance of the date on the ticket. We regret that we cannot give refunds for unused tickets. Location Meany Theater and Meany Studio Theater are in Meany Hall, on the southwest corner of the UW’s Central Plaza (“Red Square”). Meany Hall’s main entrance leads directly into Meany Theater. Enter Meany Studio Theater by taking the outside stairs at the northeast corner of Meany Hall to the sunken courtyard. The Jones Playhouse is accessible via ramps and elevator from the main entrance at 4045 University Way NE. Disability access Meany Theater is accessible via ramps and elevator from the UW Central Plaza Garage (NE 41st Street and 15th Avenue NE). For Meany Studio Theater, park on level C1 of the garage and use the ramp to that theater’s lobby.

Brechemin Auditorium Where to buy tickets In 2017-18: the School of Music offers free admission to all Brechemin Auditorium events listed in this publication. Seating is first-come, first served. Arrive early for best selection of seating. Location Brechemin Auditorium is on the southeast end of the School of Music’s main floor. Disability access There is a ramp at the northwest (main) entrance as well as access at the School of Music’s northeast entrance.

Walker-Ames Room Where to buy tickets In 2017-18: the School of Music offers free admission to all Walker-Ames events listed in this publication. Seating is firstcome, first served. Arrive early for best selection of seating. Location The Walker-Ames Room is on the second floor of Kane Hall, in the northeast corner of the UW’s Central Plaza (“Red Square”). Disability access An elevator from the UW Central Plaza Garage goes to the first and second floors of Kane Hall, and a ramp provides access at the east entrance to the Walker-Ames Room.

NOTECARDS Your Season Pass to UW Music

The School of Music Notecard is a season pass to nearly all of the concerts presented by the UW School of Music in Meany Theater, Meany Studio Theater, and the Jones Playhouse. Notecards for the 201718 season are $90 ($75 for UW community members). A School of Music Notecard is convenient. You don’t need to get tickets in advance — just present your Notecard at the door of the theater at least 20 minutes before the event begins and you will be admitted on a seat-available basis.** Seating for Notecard events is not reserved and not guaranteed, so arrive early for the best choice of seats. Order your Notecard using the form on the inside back cover, or by calling the ArtsUW Ticket Office (206-543-4880 or 1-800-8595342 outside Seattle). Notecards are not transferable, refundable, or replaceable. The following is not a Notecard event: • IMPFest X ** Seating for Notecard events in the Meany Studio Theater and Jones Playhouse is limited, but Notecard patrons may ensure their seating by contacting the ArtsUW Ticket Office before 5 pm the day of the performance (or on Friday at 5 pm for Saturday and Sunday performances).

Disability Accommodation

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office preferably at least 10 days in advance. Phone: 206-543-6450; TTY: 206-543-6452; FAX: 206-685-7264; dso@u.washington.edu For more information, visit www.washington. edu/admin/dso

Remember . . .

• Concerts, dates, artists, locations, and

programs are subject to change. For the latest information, check our online calendar (www.music.washington.edu) or Events Hotline (206-685-8384). • To ensure that you’ll receive a copy of next season’s School of Music brochure, just purchase an advance ticket for one of our events in Meany Theater, Meany Studio Theater, the Jones Playhouse, or the Ethnic Cultural Theater, or a School of Music Notecard, through the ArtsUW Ticket Office.*

* Please refer to event listings in this brochure or at www.music.washington.edu for venue and ticketing information for off-campus venues.

PHOTO: CORENTIN POKORNY

Co-Winners of the UW Music 2017 Strings and Piano Chamber Competition, Daisha—undergraduates Halie Borror, violin, Daniel Richardson, piano, and Isabella Kodama, cello—presents recitals on Feb. 7 and May 4 in Brechemin Auditorium (see page 11 for details).

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PARKING Parking for performances in Meany Theater, Meany Studio Theater, the Walker-Ames Room, and Jones Playhouse Underground parking

The entrance to the UW Central Plaza Parking Garage is at NE 41st Street and 15th Avenue NE, on the west side of campus. A $10 non-refundable flat rate is charged for evening events (4 pm or after).

Above-ground parking

Enter the UW campus at NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE, near the Burke Museum. Stop at the gatehouse to pay (the evening rate is $5) and to obtain directions and a parking permit.

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Parking for events in the School of Music’s Brechemin Auditorium

Enter the north end of campus (NE 45th Street and 17th Avenue NE), near the Burke Museum north entrance or via the east side of campus (Pend Oreille Road, off 25th Avenue NE) near University Village Shopping Center. Stop at the gatehouse to pay (the evening rate is $5); tell the parking specialist that you’re going to a School of Music event. You’ll receive directions to the nearest lot and a parking permit.

Pay for parking and obtain a permit at a UW gatehouse • 6 am to 9 pm Monday through Friday • 7 am to noon Saturday

Parking fees

• $15 from 6 am to 5 pm weekdays or pay $3 per hour for four or fewer hours • $5 from 4 pm to 9 pm weekdays • $5 from 7 am to noon Saturdays • The Central Plaza Garage charges a non-refundable flat-rate fee of $10 from 4 pm to 9 pm Monday through Friday and from 7 am to noon on Saturdays. • Visa and MasterCard are accepted at all campus gatehouses.

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You can sometimes park for free • • • •

Weekdays from 9 pm to 6 am 9 pm Friday to 7 am Saturday Noon Saturday to 6 am Monday University holidays and some holiday weekends • Check signs, as some parking areas are restricted (Note: This applies to all parking time periods).

Parking for mobility-impaired visitors

• Alert the parking specialist so you may be directed to the most convenient parking areas.

Information on UW parking and directions

• www.washington.edu/facilities/ transportation/park • 206-685-1553 (Monday through Friday, 8 am to 9 pm) • Email: ucommute@uw.edu

TAKE THE TRAIN; TAKE THE BUS Sound Transit, Seattle Metro, and Community Transit offer direct connections to the UW campus and surroundings. The Link light rail station by Husky stadium is a ten-minute walk from UW campus performance venues. Use Metro’s trip planner at m.tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/ to plan your visit. • Sound Transit: www.soundtransit.org Phone 1.888.889.6368 TTY Relay: Dial 711 • Metro: www.metro.kingcounty.gov Phone 206-553-3000 TTY Relay: Dial 711 • Community Transit: www.commtrans.org Phone 425-353-RIDE or 1-800-562-1375 TTY Relay: Dial 711


ORDER FORMS FIRST NAME (PLEASE PRINT) _______________________________________________________ LAST NAME __________________________________________________ ADDRESS _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ CITY/STATE/ZIP ___________________________________________________________________ E-MAIL __________________________________________________ DAY PHONE ______________________________________________________________ EVENING PHONE __________________________________________________

Programs, locations, concert artists, and dates are subject to change.

For the latest information, check our online events calendar (music. washington.edu) or our Events Hotline (206-685-8384). Tickets to Meany Theater, Meany Studio Theater, Jones Playhouse, and Ethnic Cultural Theater events are available in advance from the ArtsUW Ticket Office, 1313 NE 41st St, Seattle WA 98105, (phone 206-543-4880, outside Seattle 1-800-859-5342, FAX 206-685-4141). Tickets to all other School of Music events are available at the door of the performance venue.

To request disability accommodation, contact the UW Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance at 206-543-6450/V, 206-543-6452/TTY, 206-685-7264/FAX, or by email at dso@u.washington.edu.

NOTECARD

GENERAL

UW STUDENT, EMPLOYEE, UW RETIREE, UWAA

TOTAL

(Limit 2 per UW student, UW employee, or UWAA member. Please enclose a copy of valid ID with form.)

___ x $90

___ x $75

$_______

$3.00

NOTECARD ORDER PROCESSING

Harry Partch Festival Meany Theater 7:30 pm

❒ 5/11 (FRI) ❒ 5/12 (SAT) ❒ 5/13 (SUN) ❒ All Three Performances

___ x $25

general admission

___ x $10

student, limit 2

___ x $60

$_______

___ x $10

(purchasing general admission tickets for all three performances)

senior

HARRY PARTCH FESTIVAL PROCESSING

___ x $1.00

($1 per ticket; no processing charge if ordered with a Notecard.)

$_______

# of notecards: _____

GRAND TOTAL

$_______

# of tickets: _____

• All tickets for our concerts in Meany Theater, Meany Studio Theater, and the Jones Playhouse go on sale September 11, including those purchased through our online ticketing service at artsuw.org.

Mail order form to: ArtsUW Ticket Office 1313 NE 41st St Seattle WA 98105

• Orders received 10 days or less before the performance will be held at the box office. • All sales are final.

Or call:

PAYMENT

(206) 543-4880 800-859-5342 toll free

❒ Check (payable to University of Washington)

Or fax:

❒ Visa

❒ MasterCard

(206) 685-4141 CARD NUMBER (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)

EXPIRATION DATE

SIGNATURE (AS NAME APPEARS ON CARD)

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY

❒ Counter

❒ Phone

❒ Mail

❒ FAX

Processed

Mailed

LABO’D

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PAID Seattle, WA Permit #62

Thanks to:

www.music.washington.edu www.artsuw.org Steve Korn Photography

UW School of Music 2017-18 Concert Season  

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