College of Arts and Communication


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Fall 2020 Events

For the safety of our students, faculty, staff and patrons, all event offerings in the fall 2020 semester will be digital. Tickets can be purchased by calling 262-472-2222. Tickets can be expected to go on sale at least three weeks prior to the content becoming available. Digital content will be delivered to all ticket holders by email as soon as content becomes available. For events at Young Auditorium, please visit their website:

Beethoven at 250, MyungHee Chung, piano (Music Department event)
Tickets onsale: Mon., Sept. 7
Content available: Mon. Sept. 28

The Music Mosaics Concert Series always begins with Dr. Chung’s incredible prowess over keys in black and white, and this year is no exception. In honor of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday, MyungHee Chung will perform a solo piano concert comprised entirely of Beethoven’s compositions.

Vanity Fair (Theatre/Dance Department event)
by Kate Hamill based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray, directed by Sara J. Griffin
Tickets onsale: Mon., Sept. 14
Content available: Mon., Oct. 19 - Sun., Oct.
Vanity Fair
proves that there is nothing fair about vanity. This (im)morality play watches as one woman climbs the social ladder using her feminine wiles and wit, indulging her wicked impulses; while another, a model of goodness and virtue, loses her fortune and all that she loves while clinging to her moral high ground. Bold, wickedly funny, and shockingly relevant, Vanity Fair demands that we face our own hypocrisy. After all…who are we to judge?

Whitewater Symphony Orchestra (Music Department event)
Tickets onsale: Mon., Oct. 19
Content available: Mon., Nov. 2

The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra is the flagship orchestra at UW-W and includes woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings. 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.

Haunted! Flute and Friends (Music Department event)
Tickets onsale: Mon., Oct. 19
Content available: Mon., Nov. 9

Join Cristina Ballatori for an evening of spooky chamber music for flute; including Antonio Bazzini’s La Ronde de Lutins, Op. 25; Toru Takemitsu’s Voice for Solo Flutist; Payton MacDonald’s Devil Dance, and Andre Jolivet’s Chant de Linos.  Cristina Ballitori, flute will be joined by Kevin Chance, piano and more.

Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Music Department event)
Tickets onsale: Mon., Nov. 9
Content available: Mon., Nov. 23
The UW-Whitewater Symphonic Wind Ensemble is the premiere wind and percussion ensemble on campus. SWE has distinguished itself internationally, nationally and regionally and 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.

Le Misanthrope (Theatre/Dance Department event)
by Moliere, adapted by Neil Bartlett, directed by Bruce Cohen
Tickets available: Mon., Sept. 14
Content available: Mon., Nov. 23 – Sun., Nov. 29

Le Mis·an·thrope: a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.
The 80’s (Me decade) when greed was good, hair was big, style was loud, and relationships were strategic - is the perfect setting for Bartlet’s adaptation of Moliere’s classic play. At Celimene’s extravagant party, Alceste and Oronte verbally spar for her affection. While Alceste despises society and vows to speak only the truth, Oronte is a wealthy respected member of society who feels he deserves to win Celimene. Vanity and silly flirtations ensue in this time-honored rollicking romp of a play.

Faculty Jazz – A Tribute to Charlie “Yardbird” Parker (Music Department event)
Tickets onsale: Tues., Nov. 10
Content available: Tues. Dec. 1

The great jazz legend Charlie “Yardbird” Parker would have turned 100 this past August. Charlie Parker the legendary Grammy Award–winning jazz saxophonist who, with Dizzy Gillespie, invented the musical style called bop or bebop. The Faculty Jazz Ensemble performs a tribute to “Yardbird”. The ensemble includes Michael Hackett, trumpet; Matt Sintchak, saxophone; Rob Hodson, piano; Brad Townsend, bass; and Devin Drobka, drummer.