College of Arts and Communication


Fall 2020 Events

For the safety of our students, faculty, staff and patrons, almost 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:


Benjamin Whitcomb, cello (Department of Music event)
Suggested Donation
Content available: November 14, 2020

The repertoire for unaccompanied cello contains many wonderful and ingenious works that get performed only rarely. On Nov. 14, cellist Benjamin Whitcomb will perform several of these works in a video performance available online.



Whitewater Symphony Orchestra (Department of Music event)
Tickets on sale: Fri., Nov. 13*
Content available: Weds., Nov. 25 - Weds., Dec. 9*
The Whitewater Symphony Orchestra is the flagship orchestra at UW-Whitewater 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.

*please note this event was originally scheduled for an earlier release date.


Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Department of Music event)
Tickets on sale: Fri., Nov. 13
Content available: Wed., Nov. 25 - Wed., Dec. 9
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.



Gala Gets Thankful Scholarship Fundraiser (Department of Music event)
Tickets on sale now!
Content available: Mon., Nov. 23 - Mon., Dec. 21

Despite this unusual time, we are profoundly grateful for MUSIC. UW-Whitewater’s Department of Music is shaking up the traditional holiday Gala this year with a digital November event. We are serving up a musical fest with all of the fixings – featuring works from current students, faculty, and more! This year, we are incredibly thankful for our community – you make what we do possible. Tune in for an evening of extraordinary music and generosity as we raise funds for student scholarships.



Le Misanthrope (Department of Theatre/Dance event)
by Moliere, adapted by Neil Bartlett
directed by Bruce Cohen

Tickets on sale: Mon., Sept. 14
Content available: Mon., Nov. 23 – Sun., Nov. 29

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 (Department of Music event)
Tickets on sale: Tues., Nov. 10
Content available: Tues. Dec. 1
- Tues., Dec. 15
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.