College of Arts and Communication

Events

MUSIC CONCERT: Benjamin Whitcomb, cello
January 24 at 7:30 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Cellist Benjamin Whitcomb performs some of the great works for unaccompanied cello from the 20th Century.


CROSSMAN GALLERY: Scholarship and Creative Achievement Exhibition

January 28 - 31

Reception: January 29 from 3-4:30 pm
A reception and exhibit of works recognizing faculty and staff for their scholarship and creative achievements of the previous academic year is sponsored annually by the Chancellor, the Provost, Andersen Library, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and Crossman Gallery. The purpose of the event is twofold:
• to promote a free exchange of ideas;
• to encourage and stimulate further research and creative activity.


MUSIC CONCERT: Guest Artist Sonict presents Patti Cudd
February 3 at 1:00 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Percussionist Patti Cudd will perform new works by comosers Cort Lippe, Brett Masteller, Chris Mercer, and UW-W Faculty member Jeff Herriott.


MUSIC CONCERT: Leanne League, violin & the Illinois Chamber Music Festival Faculty
February 3 at 3:00 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Faculty member Leanne League, violin and the Illinois Chamber Music Faculty will perform Brahms Sextet and other chamber music works.


CROSSMAN GALLERY: We Give Our Consent
February 7 - February 26
Opening reception: Thursday, February 7 from 5-7 pm
John Milton wrote: "The power of kings and magistrates is nothing else, but what is only derivative, transferred and committed to them in trust from the people, to the common good of them all, in whom the power yet remains fundamentally, and cannot be taken from them, without a violation of their natural birthright." Organized by UW-W faculty members Jeff Herriott, Nick Hwang and A. Bill Miller, this exhibit explores our collective willingness to surrender personal data through the use of social and online media. Digital games designed by the trio demonstrate the difficulty of navigating the internet without losing personal information. Support for our project has come from: UW-Whitewater FIRE Grant, College of Arts and Communication Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award and Undergrad Research Center's Research Apprentice Program. In addition to the faculty members involved, research apprentices include: Leah Blasczyk, Charlie Cruz, Wesley McWhorter, Sydney Myers, Alec Ochowski, and Nick Spaeth.


MUSIC CONCERT: Guest Artist Ian Clake, flute
February 14 at 7:30 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

World renowned British flutist and composter, Ian Clarke will perform a concert of his own compositions.


MUSIC CONCERT: Guest Artist Otis Murphy, saxophone and Haruko Murphy, piano
February 16 at 7:30 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Otis Murphy is professor of saxophone at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, joined by Haruko Murphy, piano. Chicago Tribune writes, "Murphy's playing is bright, alert . . . always with a polish and sensitivity that make the most of the music."


THEATRE/DANCE: Triumph of Love
February 26 - March 1 at 7:30 pm, March 2 at 2:00pm
Barnett Theatre, Greenhilll Center of the Arts

Book by: James Magruder       Lyrics by: Susan Birkenhead      Music by: Jeffrey Stock
Directed by: Bruce Cohen   Music direction by Robert Gehrenbeck     Choreography by Piper Morgan Hayes

Two dueling households lay claim to the throne; Prince Agis vows to kill Princess Leonide so his family can reign with intellect over the realm. Leonide hopelessly falls for Agis and seeks entry into their private retreat disguised as a man. While only some are fooled by her disguise, all fall in love with her winsome spirit, and a hilariously messy path to love ensues. Join us for a rollicking musical ride on a difficult path to love, filled with deception, disguise, and confused relationships.

"Bright... campy, irreverent wit" - Variety


CROSSMAN GALLERY: Spooky Boobs Collective
March 4 - March 22
Reception and Performance: Monday, March 4 from 5-7 pm
Spooky Boobs is a feminist collective that uses art, language, and design to visualize the trivialization of women's experiences. SB was formed in 2014 around the goal of producing public artworks with a mission to halt the perpetuation of sexism in our culture. Situating themselves within the history of women's arts activism, they draw attention to prevalent language that continues to foster resentment and disrespect towards women, initiate community interaction to support the sharing of experiences, and instigate progress towards the eradication of misogynist language from our collective vocabulary. SB's work is manifested through art installations, performances, printed material, social media campaigns, and social interactions. SB is made up of three feminist artists: Amy Cannestra, Myszka Lewis and Maggie Snyder.


MUSIC CONCERT: Symphonic Wind Ensemble & University/Community Band
March 10 at 3:00pm
Young Auditorium

The UW-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premiere wind and percussion ensemble on campus. It is open by audition to all qualified students, regardless of major. SWE has distinguished itself internationally, nationally and regionally. Honors include being the first university band from Wisconsin to perform at Carnegie Hall. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble has performed by invitation at conventions of the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, College Band Directors National Conference and the National Association of Music Educators. The ensemble re-auditions every semester.


MUSIC CONCERT: Chamber Singers & Vocal Jazz Ensemble
March 10 at 7:30 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

The UW-W Chamber Singers, together with UW-W's Vocal Jazz Ensemble, will embark on an international tour to Germany and Poland from May 21 - June 2, 2019. In prep for this tour, they will present works by Bach and more.


MUSIC CONCERT: Guest Artist Sonict presents Grant Blaschka
March 12 at 7:30 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Guest artist Grant Blaschka is a bassist and composer living in Madison, WI. His work is inspired by an interest in the natural world, partial theory, and harmonic structures, most often exploring the intersections between improvisation and composition while utilizing computers and electronics. Recently he has been working on meditative and ethereal music which relies on just intonation and microtonal relationships, while pushing the bounds of natural harmonics on the upright bass. He received his Bachelor's degree in bass performance from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and is currently working on a Master's degree at the Hartt School under the guidance of Robert Black. He performs solo, improvised electroacoustic pieces in the Madison area and has performed prominent works by composers such as Kaija Saariaho, Cort Lippe, Matt Sargent, and more.


THEATRE/DANCE: DanceScapes '19
March 16 - 17 at 2:00 pm
March 18 - 19 at 7:30 pm
Barnett Theatre, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Artistic direction by: Amy Slater   Guest artists: Inclusive Excellence Fellows

Featuring choreography by faculty, students and guest artists, DanceScapes ‘19 combines diverse creative visions into performances that will entertain, provoke thought, express an idea or story, or simply present movement for movement's sake. This year, the dance program is proud to host guest choreographers, Alfonso Cervera and Alessandra Williams as part of the Inclusive Excellence Fellows program, who will bring inspiring vitality to this seasons' performance.

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul" - Martha Graham


MUSIC CONCERT: Karen Boe, piano & Friends
March 16 at 7:30 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Faculty member Karen Boe, piano will be joined by guest artists Xavier Pleindoux, violin; Karl Lavine, cello; and J.J. Koh, clarinet. This talented group of musicians will perform works including Claude Debussy's first composition, Piano Trio in G major, and Olivier Messiaen's Quartet for the End of Time, among others.


CROSSMAN GALLERY: Annual Juried Student Show

April 5 - 20
Opening reception: April 5 from 5-7 pm; awards presentation at 6 pm
This exhibit involves a competitive process to select outstanding examples of student work in a variety of media. Over $1000 in awards will be given to the top student artists and designers including special recognition in the area of ceramics, metals, drawing, and printmaking.


MUSIC CONCERT: Whitewater Symphony Orchestra
April 10 at 7:30 pm
Young Auditorium

In addition to performing 2-3 concerts each semester, the Symphony Orchestra tours semi-annually. Repertoire selections focus on standard symphonic masterworks, but include a variety of works from the classical period to modern day. Each year student concerto soloists are selected to perform with the orchestras through the annual concerto competition and members of the music faculty at UW-Whitewater make guest solo appearances with the orchestras.


MUSIC CONCERT: Guest Artist Sonict presents Cosmographie
April 14 at 7:30 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Cosmographie performances convey awareness and inspiration to the audience concerning our eartha nd its environment. These performances bring live music, interactive video, audio mash-ups, poetry, dance, and natural soundscapes into a moving, thought-provoking event.


CROSSMAN GALLERY: BFA Entry and Junior Review
April 29 - May 4
Family and Friends Night: April 29from 5-7 pm
Students will present works for review by Department of Art and Design faculty to determine their eligibility to enter the BFA program and to assess the progress and graduation status of Junior BFA track students.


MUSIC CONCERT: Faculty Concert Music of the Holocaust by Matt Sintchak
April 30 at 7:30 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

Professor Matt Sintchak presents a concert of works exploring the Holocaust as part of Yom HaShoah.


THEATRE/DANCE: Angel Street
May 1 - 4 at 7:30 pm
May 5 at 2:00 pm

By: Patrick Hamilton   
Directed by: Kymberly Mellen  

Victorian tranquility is not what it seems on Angel Street. The suavely handsome Mr. Manningham has slowly been driving his devoted wife to the edge of insanity with overt kindness masking sinister motives. This suspenseful drama uncovers Jack Manningham's subtle plot against Bella; however, Inspector Roughy suspects foul play as he investigates a 15-year-old murder on Angel Street. *Be advised, this play contains themes of psychological abuse.

"Spine chiller" - Broadway World


MUSIC CONCERT: Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra
May 2 at 7:30 pm
Young Auditorium

In addition to performing 2-3 concerts each semester, the Symphony Orchestra tours semi-annually. Repertoire selections focus on standard symphonic masterworks, but include a variety of works from the classical period to modern day. Each year student concerto soloists are selected to perform with the orchestras through the annual concerto competition and members of the music faculty at UW-Whitewater make guest solo appearances with the orchestras.
The Chamber Orchestra is a select string ensemble that performs works fro the Baroque through present day. Membership is open to any student on campus, however an ability to learn repertoire quickly and outside of rehearsal is necessary. The Chamber Orchestra performs in concerts by themselves as well as alongside the Symphony Orchestra, and is occasionally supplemented with minds, brass, and percussion as needed. The Chamber Orchestra also participates in the annual concerto competition which highlights solo talent from among UW-Whitewater music majors.


MUSIC CONCERT: Symphonic Wind Ensemble & the University/Community Band
May 5 at 3:00 pm
Young Auditorium

The UW-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premiere wind and percussion ensemble on campus. It is open by audition to all qualified students, regardless of major. SWE has distinguished itself internationally, nationally and regionally. Honors include being the first university band from Wisconsin to perform at Carnegie Hall. The Symphonic Wind Ensemble has performed by invitation at conventions of the British Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, College Band Directors National Conference and the National Association of Music Educators. The ensemble re-auditions every semester.


MUSIC CONCERT: Chamber Singers & Vocal Jazz Ensemble
May 5 at 7:30 pm
Light Recital Hall, Greenhill Center of the Arts

The last concert prior to their international tour, the Chamber Singers & Vocal Jazz will perform selections from Bach, Wayne Oquin, and more.


CROSSMAN GALLERY: BFA Exhibition

May 6 - 11
Opening reception: May 6 from 5-7 pm
Students graduating from the Department of Art and Design present their creative work in this group show. The exhibit typically feature works in all fine arts media including painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, metals, ceramics and computer assisted design.


CROSSMAN GALLERY: Senior Show
May 13 - 18
Family and Friends Night: May 13 from 5-7 pm
Students graduating from the Department of Art and Design present their creative work in this group show. The exhibit typically feature works in all fine arts media including painting, drawing, printmaking, book arts, sculpture, metals, ceramics and computer assisted design.