College of Arts and Communication

Events

Jenie Gao, artist

Art Exhibit:
Jenie Gao Claiming Space

October 14 – November 13
Artist Reception and Presentation: October 15 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery

Jenie Gao is an installation artist and printmaker. Her work has been on display in local, national and international venues. She writes, “My work seeks to challenge and expand upon stories and story structures, so it makes sense to show this work in an academic environment. My hope for this installation is that it will challenge old story paradigms, while also offering affirmation that things can always change.”

She will be speaking and working with students to dig deeper into the art and expand the reach of the messaging.

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Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra

Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra
Oct. 18 at 7:30 pm in Young Auditorium

 

The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra will be performing A Night on Bald Mountain by Mussorgsky, Arensky’s Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in c minor.

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~Nois Saxophone Quartet

Guest Artist Concert:
Sonict presents ~Nois, saxophone quartet
Oct. 22 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

~Nois is a Chicago-based saxophone quartet that defies categorization by working between the boundary of contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation. Founded in 2016 by graduate students at Northwestern University, ~Nois (pronounced "noise") has quickly emerged as one of the premier young ensembles dedicated to innovative and engaging performances. Known for their “masterclass-level demonstrations of precise articulations and glowing legatos” (I Care if You Listen), “truly innovative musicianship,” and “raw creativity” (Cacophony Magazine), ~Nois has been awarded prizes at prestigious chamber music competitions including the Second Prize in the Open Division of the 2018 M-Prize International Chamber Arts Competition, the Silver Medal at the 2017 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Second Prize at the 2018 North American Saxophone Alliance Quartet Competition, and First Prize at the 2016 Chicago Woodwind Ensemble Competition. ~Nois was invited to be an Ensemble Fellow to the 2018 Blackbird Creative Lab, where they worked closely with fellow Chicago-based ensemble, Eighth Blackbird

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Five Times The Jazz

Music Mosaics Concert:
Five Times the Jazz, Jazz Quartet
Oct. 29 at 3:00 pm in Light Recital Hall

Jazz up your October with an evening of original compositions by Michael Hackett from his recordings; Circles and New Point of View. The jazz quintet includes Michael Hackett, trumpet; Matt Sintchak, saxophone and Brad Townsend, bass with guests, Nick Zielinkski, drums and Mark Sigenthaler, piano. This evening of jazz will also include some jazz standards and new compositions.

 

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Karen Boe

Faculty Concert: Karen Boe, piano
November 3 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

Karen Boe, piano will perform solo works including, Scarlatti Sonatas, Brahms Seven Fantasias, op.116, Chopin Etudes, op. 25 and more. *This event is free to attend and does not require a ticket.

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Iron Pour
November 9 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenhill Center of the Arts, Room 1036 Courtyard

Each fall semester, the Sculpture students at UW-Whitewater â€‹work together to create a spectacular iron pour event to present to the University, as well as, the community. Schools from all around the region are invited to participate. *This event is free to attend and does not require a ticket.

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Symphonic Wind Ensemble

Symphonic Wind Ensemble & University/Community Band
Nov. 10 at 3:00 pm in Young Auditorium

 The Symphonic Wind Ensemble & University/Community Band directed by Glenn Hayes will perform a premiere of Concerto for Horn and Wind Orchestra by Hirokazu Fukushima, featuing Dafydd Bevil, horn.  The Symphonic Wind Ensemble will perform American Overture for Band by Jenkins in honor of the upcoming return to Carnegie Hall.

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Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Chamber Singers/Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Nov. 10 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

 

The fall concert by the Chamber Singers and Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The Chamber Singers will be conducted by Jon Arnold and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble is conducted by Sharri VanAlstine. This will be their first concert following their international choir tour of Germany and Poland. Vocal Jazz Ensemble will perform Signed, Sealed, Delivered and a Pentatonix arrangement of I Can't Help Falling in Love.

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UW-W Brass Quintet

Faculty Concert:
Whitewater Brass Quintet
Nov. 17 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

The Whitewater Brass Quintet includes: Christopher Ramaekers and Jessica Jensen, trumpet; Dafydd Bevil, horn; Mike Dugan, trombone; and John Tuinstra, tuba. The quintet will perform pieces by Shostakovich, Bach, and Edward Gregson.

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Crossman Gallery

Scholarship and Creative Achievement Exhibition
November 18 - November 21
Reception: November 19 from 4:00 - 5:30 pm
Crossman Gallery

A reception and exhibit of works recognizing University faculty and staff for their scholarship and creative achievements of the previous academic year. This event is intended to promote a free exchange of ideas and encourage and stimulate further research and creative activity. This event is sponsored annually by the Chancellor, the Provost, Andersen Library, Office of Research & Sponsored Programs and Crossman Gallery.

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Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare

(Theatre/Dance production)
November 19 - 22 at 7:30pm
November 23 - 24 at 1:00pm
Barnett Theatre

Shakespeare's comedy Twelfth Night creates an undulating wave of confusion, disguise and love after a shipwreck separates twins Viola and Sebastian. In a dizzying display of gender confusion; a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves. Whew! Ride the wave of laughter in this delightful Shakespearean romp.

 

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Rachel Wood, mezzo-soprano

Faculty Concert:
Rachel Wood, mezzo-soprano

Nov. 23 at 3:00 pm in Light Recital Hall

 This faculty concert is titled, A Clara Schumann Celebration, in honor of her bicentenery. Rachel Wood, mezzo-soprano will perform various Lieder by Clara Schumann and will be joined on stage by other voice faculty and the Whitewater Piano Trio featuring MyungHee Chung, piano; Benjamin Whitcomb, cello, and Leanne League, violin.

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A Musical Homecoming

Music Mosaics Concert:
A Musical Homecoming: Faculty & Alumni String Quartet
Nov. 24 at 3:00 pm in Light Recital Hall

Join us for A Musical Homecoming with returning alumna Rena Blazek '15, viola; Mallory (Bray) Tabb '12, violin, Richard Pretarius III '19, cello, and faculty members Leanne League, violin, and Benjamin Whitcomb, cello with current student Jasmyn Kosier, viola. This reunion will feature a program including Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence written after a trip to Florence, Mozart's String Quartet in D minor, K. 421 written after spending several years abroad, and a premiere of a short work by Adam Taylor '19.

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Crossman Gallery

Art Exhibit:
Bachelor of Fine Arts Entry and Junior Review

December 2 - December 6
Friends and Family Night: December 3 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery

Students in the Department of Art and Design are invited to submit their portfolios for admission to the BFA Program and in the case of the Junior Review, receive approval to proceed to their final project and participation in the BFA Exhibit.

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Art Exhibit:
Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition
December 9 - December 13
Reception: December 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery

Students completing the requirements for graduation with a BFA degree in studio art or design exhibit their work in this display.

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Music Notes

Guest Artist Concert:
The Sonict New Music Ensemble
Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm in Light Recital Hall

 

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Gala Holiday Concert

Gala Holiday Dinner, Concert, and Silent Auction
Dec. 7, 2019
Dinner at 6:00 pm in Kachel Center
Silent Auction at 7:00 pm - Intermission in Fern Young Terrace
Concert at 7:30 pm in Young Auditorium

An annual holiday tradition, this evening of holiday music features a dinner, concert, and silent auction, as well as nearly every student ensemble playing throughout the building. All proceeds from the dinner, auction, and concert benefit the UW-Whitewater Music Department's scholarship fund, which allows the department to recognize students for their talents and academic excellence

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Crossman Gallery

Art Exhibit:
Senior Adjudication

December 18 – December 22
Friends and Family Night: December 19 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Crossman Gallery

Students in the BA and BSE degree programs exhibit their senior portfolios in this annual review.

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The Addams Family Musical

The Addams Family Musical
(Theatre/Dance production)
Book by: Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice
Music & Lyrics by: Andrew Lippa 
February 25-28 at 7:30pm
February  29 at 2:00pm
Barnett Theatre

Wednesday Addams, the princess of darkness takes center stage in The Addams Family Musical. Wednesday asks Gomez to keep a secret from Morticia, something they have never ever done in their married life. She secretly love a young man froma respectable Ohio family and when these two families meet for a fateful dinner party, hilarity unfolds. Join Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heartwarming story of love, family and friendship . . . with a wicked twist!

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DanceScapes '20

DanceScapes '20
(Theatre/Dance production)
Co-Artistic Directors: Barbara Grubel & Alfonso Cervera
March 14 & 15 at 2:00 PM
March 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM 
Barnett Theatre

There is no art form so personal or language so universal as dance. This perennial favorite, under the artistic direction of Barbara Grubel and Co-Artistic director Alfonso Cervera, DanceScapes' 20 is choreographed by faculty, students, and guest artists that's brought to life in imaginative and powerful ways. Each performance features a variety of styles, so audiences are sure to find a dance that speaks to them. This year's production will feature the work of guest artist, Inclusive Excellence Fellow Alfonso Cervera. 

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    Miss Lulu Bett
    Miss Lulu Bett
    (Theatre/Dance production)
    by Zona Gale
    April 28 - May 1 at 7:30pm
    May 2-3 at 2:00pm
    Hicklin Studio Theatre
    Miss Lulu Bett is the Pulitzer prize winning play by Wisconsin author Zona Gale. In small town Wisconsin, we meet Miss Lulu Bett, the 34-year-old unmarried sister of Mrs. Ina Deacon. Lulu is a servant in the family home, earning her keep by taking care of the household. A visit from Deacon's impulsive brother Ninian brings unexpected romance and a marriage proposal. Seizing the chance to leave the Deacon home, Lulu marries Ninian and sets off to begin a new life. However, Ninan's past is discovered, destroying their relationship. Lulu reluctantly returns to the Deacon home, faced with the dreadful dilemma of telling the truth or lying to save the family's reputation.