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BFA & BA Fall Exhibitions

January 21 - February 1

The Department of Art & Design presents an exhibition of work from BFA students.

UWM Friends of the MSO Lecture Series

January 28

Bill Helmers, MSO Clarinet, will talk on the Nielsen Clarinet Concerto, Op. 57, to be performed along with Nielsen’s Saga-Drøm, Op. 39 “Saga Dream,” Sibelius’ Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 104, and Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 105, at 8 p.m. Friday, January 30, and Saturday, January 31, 2015.

Chamber Music Milwaukee: Faculty Artist Series – Sounds of Spain, Venezuela, Cuba: An art song recital with a sprinkle of Zarzuela duets

January 30

The Chamber Music Milwaukee Faculty Artist Series presents songs for voice, guitar and piano by composers from Spain, Venezuela and Cuba will be performed as well as Zarzuela duets from the Spanish-language operetta form.

Mateo Tannatt

January 30 - February 28

Los Angeles-based artist Mateo Tannatt uses sculpture as a platform that includes performance, video, photography, and painting, creating landscapes of objects and props that are often brought to life by actors and performers.

Musical Theatre Capstone: Anna Pfefferkorn

January 31

Musical Theatre student Anna Pfefferkorn presents her capstone performance.

Fine Arts Quartet

February 1

The Fine Arts Quartet ranks among the most distinguished ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy.

Artists Now! – Carol Golemboski: Photography and Magic

February 4

Golemboski’s manipulated, metaphorical images of classic illusions relate photography to the golden age of magic.

Winterdances: Set to Reset

February 5 - 8

Choreographic works by Simone Ferro, Luc Vanier and Darci Wutz as well as the reconstruction of Trisha Brown’s seminal work “Set and Reset” (1983) with visual design by UWM Department of Art and Design Professor Leslie Vansen.

Winterdances High School Dance Day

February 6

Partial matinee of Winterdances performance, followed by technique and composition workshops.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until March 13, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Milwaukee Music Festival Concert

February 7

The Milwaukee Music Festival will bring the finest high school students from Wisconsin and surrounding states to the UWM campus for a weekend of rehearsals and master classes with UW-Milwaukee faculty artists, a number of whom are members of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

Winterdances Studio Workshop Day

February 7

Three technique, composition and/or improvisation workshops, dinner break, and evening performance, including Trisha Brown’s seminal work “Set and Reset” and talkback with choreographers and performers.

Artists Now! – Ryan Mandell: Shifting Utopia

February 11

Mandell will discuss his research on historic and contemporary attempts at the formation of Utopian society in the Netherlands via architecture, urban planning and design.

She Kills Monsters by Qui Nguyen

February 12 - 15

High-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture​.

Gaelle Solal Classical Guitar Concert

February 13

Performance by French classical guitarist Gaelle Solal.

Nigel North: Lute Master Class

February 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

English lutenist, musicologist, and pedagogue Nigel North will work with student soloist and ensembles and discuss his works in progress, which include Bach transcriptions, a new edition of Robert Dowland’s anthology of 1610, and a performance practice handbook for lute and early guitar. This workshop is being presented in conjunction with his February 14 appearance in concert. For concert information visit www.earlymusicnow.org.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until March 13, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Artists Now! – A. Bill Miller: Revisiting the Gridworks Collection Project Archive

February 18

A. Bill Miller, an Assistant Professor of Art and Design at UW-Whitewater, will give a general overview of the developments within the Gridworks Collection Project Archive in recent years.

MKE Unplugged Presents: DEAD HORSES w/special guests Ugly Brothers

February 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Catch a FREE, all-ages concert featuring local, indie artists — including some of the Peck School of the Arts’ very own alumni. The February concert features local folk band Dead Horses with opening act Ugly Brothers.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until March 13, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Youth Wind Ensemble & UWM Wind Ensemble Concert

February 22

The Youth Wind Ensemble join the UWM Wind Ensemble for a concert performance.

Raphaella Smits Classical Guitar Concert

February 22

Performance by classical guitarist Raphaella Smits.

Artists Now! – Nick Tobier: Starts in the Streets

February 25

Using seemingly utilitarian objects and tasks alongside eccentric objects in everyday places, Tobier’s works offer interruptions as a way to build social situations and to prompt questions of what might be possible.

UWM Opera and Symphony Orchestra Production: Operas of Mozart and Puccini

February 27 - 28

The UWM Symphony Orchestra presents the operas of Mozart and Puccini.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Xuefei Yang Classical Guitar Concert

March 3

Performance by classical guitarist Xuefei Yang.

Little Women: The Musical

March 4 - 8

This coming of age musical follows the lives of Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Amy and Beth, during the Civil War era. The action will unfold in an intimate staging focused on the colorful characters and the heart-warming story.

Artists Now! – Zoe Nelson: Painting Through Absence

March 4

Nelson will talk about her departure into perpendicular painting and installation and her interest in opening up the site of painting in order to explore sculptural, performative and multi-dimensional possibilities.

Symphony Band & University Band Concert

March 6

The UWM Symphony Band and UWM University Band present a special joint performance.

Die Winterreise

March 6

Kurt Ollmann, baritone, and Jeffry Peterson, piano, perform Die Winterreise by Franz Schubert.

MA/MFA Exhibition I

March 6 - 26

Join us for an exhibition of works from students in the Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts programs.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until March 13, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Spring Choral Concert

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Choral Concert featuring the UWM Concert Chorale, Men’s Chorus, University Choir and Women’s Chorus.

Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music: Franco-German Recital

March 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The International Institute of Chamber Music’s second recital of the 2014-2015 semester, featuring a Franco-German theme.

Graduate Conductors Chamber Recital

March 8

Chamber Winds program led by graduate conductors.

Florestan Duo and Friends

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Florestan Duo – Stefan Kartman, cello and Jeannie Yu, piano – performs masterpieces of chamber music repertoire.

Women’s Chorus Performance

March 11

Performance by the UWM Women’s Chorus.

Dale Kavanagh Classical Guitar Concert

March 13

Classical guitar performance by Dale Kavanagh.

Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene

March 13 - May 30

Placing the Golden Spike: Landscapes of the Anthropocene explores sites of environmental change, sharply focusing on the profound impact human industry has made transforming Earth’s essential matter.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until March 13, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

UWM Friends of the MSO Lecture Series

March 18

Yuka Kadota, MSO Violin, will focus on Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 99, by Shoshtakovich, to be performed along with Barber’s Essay No. 2, Op. 17, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances, Op. 45, at 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, 2015.

String Academy of Wisconsin Spring Concerts

March 21

Violin, viola and cello students in the String Academy of Wisconsin present group concerts.

Student Conductors Experience

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a matinee performance by the UWM Symphony Band, conducted by undergraduate student conductors.

MacDowell Club Piano Duet and Duo Piano Recital

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The MacDowell Club of Milwaukee presents a piano duet and duo piano recital.

Artists Now! – Annu Palakunnathu Matthew: Living Between Cultures

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Matthew’s work explores her experience of living between cultures – England, India and the United States.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until April 17, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses! Open to artists of all skill levels!

Artists Now! – Rosa Menkman: Beyond Resolution

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Menkman will discuss media protocols and ask the question, “Have we become bad at constructing our own resolutions, or are we just oblivious to resolutions and their inherent compromises?”

MKE Unplugged: Woody Mann

April 2

Catch a FREE, all-ages concert featuring local, indie artists — including some of the Peck School of the Arts’ very own alumni.

First Year Program Exhibitions

April 2 - 10

View the Department of Art & Design’s First Year Program Exhibitions.

Woody Mann: Finger-Style Guitar Workshop

April 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Finger-style guitarist Woody Mann will work with students and discuss the essential role of country blues in America’s musical history and the importance of including country blues in the study of finger-style guitar as a curriculum for musical inspiration and creativity.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert: Concerto Winners

April 3

The UWM Symphony Orchestra presents a performance of work by Ravel, Stravinsky and other concertos.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until April 17, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses! Open to artists of all skill levels!

Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music Spring Recital

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Institute of Chamber Music will be performing a chamber music recital featuring the works of American composers.

Artists Now! – Bob Ebendorf: Jewelry as Personal Adornment

April 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ebendorf will discuss his conceptual approach to jewelry-making and the way it questions the nature of adornment itself.

MA/MFA Exhibition II

April 10 - 23

View the Department of Art & Design’s Spring MA/MFA Exhibition.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until April 17, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses! Open to artists of all skill levels!

Wind Ensemble Concert

April 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Wind Ensemble presents a Spring concert.

Antigoni Goni Classical Guitar Concert

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Classical guitar performance by Antigoni Goni.

Love’s Labors Lost

April 15 - 19

The young King of Navarre and his best bachelor buddies swear off women for three years to dive into a life of scholarship and serious study. The Princess of France and her most eligible attendants show up on a diplomatic mission and the study immediately turns to the subject left off their college syllabus and the one that most matters – love.

Artists Now! – Souther Salazar: Half Imagined/Half Remembered

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Through mixed media, found objects and layers of assemblage, Salazar’s work evokes the wonders and imagination that many of us abandoned in childhood.

Woody Herman Jazz Festival

April 16 - 18

The Woody Herman Jazz Festival will host several clinics for all ages, featuring a special guests. The concert on Saturday, April 18 will feature the Youth Jazz Ensemble, UWM Jazz Ensemble and our guest artist.

Unruly Music: Suono Mobile USA

April 16

Suono Mobile USA, established in 2012 by composer Philipp Blume and saxophonist Nathan Mandel, will present a brand-new mixed chamber ensemble program entitled ‘Versions.’ The program features Michael Finnissy’s Halbnackt (2007) and also includes two world premieres.

Metals!15 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

April 16 - May 6

The Jewelry and Metalsmithing Department presents an exhibition of student work.

Unruly Music: Quince

April 17

Quince returns to UWM for the second half of their Unruly Music residency with an evening of new works for a cappella quartet. Their program highlights works from their new album Realign the Time along with new compositions by UWM graduate students and faculty.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until April 17, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses! Open to artists of all skill levels!

UWM Guitar Program Student Recital: Finger-Style Guitar Solos

April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

UWM finger-style guitar students showcase highlights of their Spring 2015 repertoire.

Unruly Music: Katherine Young & J. Austin Wulliman

April 18

Chicago musicians J. Austin Wulliman (violin) and Katherine Young (composer) present Diligence is to Magic as Progress is to Flight, a collaborative installation-performance for violins, sound sculptures, video, and live electronics.

Kenilworth Open Studios

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Experience 3 hours and 6 floors of live music; dance and theatre performances; film screenings; art exhibitions; installations; hands-on activities, demos, and more.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chamber Music Milwaukee presents its Spring Concert, featuring UWM Music Department faculty and special guests.

Gospel Choir Concert

April 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Gospel Choir presents its Spring concert.

Slightly Bigger Women: What Happens when “Little Women” Grow Up?

April 22 - 26

A cross-cultural, intergenerational look at the changes in women’s lives across the century.

Artists Now! – Kryssi Staikidis: Two But Not Two: Artistry and Research as Personal and Cultural Narrative

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Staikidis’ lecture will focus on her studio practice informed by her scholarly work with Guatemalan Mayan contemporary artists.

Chamber Music Milwaukee Faculty Artist Series: The Tango Project

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Tango Project is presented by Jeff Peterson, René Izquierdo, Jennifer Clippert, Elena Abend and invited Guest Peter Thomas.

University Band & Symphony Band Concert

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A performance featuring the UWM University Band and Symphony Band.

University Community Orchestra Concert

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The University Community Orchestra presents its Spring concert.

New Dancemakers

April 28 - May 2

Students of the Dance Department present their senior project works.

The Crucible

April 29 - May 3

The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, is a powerful recounting of an historical moment in 17th century America: the witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts. Written during the rise and spread of McCarthyism in the early ‘50s, the landmark drama is famous for exploring the fear-laced conscience of its time and ours.

African and Salsa Showing

April 29

Showcase of choreography from all African and Salsa technique classes.

Artists Now! – Patricia Olynyk: The Mutable Archive

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Olynyk will discuss her creative work, which explores the dialectics of mind and body, human and artificial, and sensing and knowing.

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

April 30 - May 3

A weekend full of innovative International films dedicated to contemporary works.

UWM Symphony Orchestra & UWM Chorus Concert: Brahms Requiem

May 1 - 2

Brahms’ German Requiem performed by the UWM Symphony Orchestra and UWM Chorus, featuring Tanya Kruse Ruck, soprano, and Andrew Wilkowske, baritone.

Resolution 2015

May 1 - 2

The UWM Department of Design and Visual Communication presents its Senior Capstone Show.

Maja Radovanlija Classical Guitar Concert

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Classical guitar concert featuring special guest artist Maja Radovanlija.

Fine Arts Quartet

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Fine Arts Quartet ranks among the most distinguished ensembles of our time, with an illustrious history of performing success and an extensive recording legacy.

Percussion Ensemble Concert

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Concert from the UWM Percussion Ensemble

HEAR MY SONG: The Music of Jason Robert Brown

May 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Voice Area presents a concert of works by Jason Robert Brown.

Acting BFA Capstone Projects

May 5 - 6

Performances of capstone projects for the BFA Acting program.

BFA Spring Exhibition

May 6 - 16

BFA students from the Department of Art & Design showcase their work.

UWM Friends of the MSO Lecture Series

May 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Josh Phillips, MSO French Horn, will speak on Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus and Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93, Vivian Fung’s Violin Concerto, and Peter Eötvös’s Shadows.

UWM Guitar Program Student Recital: Classical and Finger-Style Ensembles

May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Students in the Guitar Program present classical and finger-style ensemble performances.

Experimental Improvisation

May 7

A culmination of a semester-long study of free improvisation, a non-idiomatic form of spontaneous music making that emphasizes uninhibited and real-time interaction between musicians. It is an art form that has no rules.

Dance Composition III Showing

May 7

Works-in-progress from Dance Composition III students.

MKE Unplugged: John Sieger

May 7

Catch a FREE, all-ages concert featuring local, indie artists — including some of the Peck School of the Arts’ very own alumni.

Wind Ensemble Concert

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Concert season finale for UWM Wind Ensemble.

68th Student Film & Video Festival

May 8

A juried showcase of the best short films and videos from the pioneering UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres.

Youth Wind Ensemble Concert

May 10 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us for the last concert of the season!

Youth Jazz Ensemble Concert

May 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble present their Spring concert.

Hip Hop Showing

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Showcase of student choreography from UWM Dance Hip Hop classes, plus guest organizations and crews from around the city/region.

Film Department Senior Screenings

May 14 - 15

A special evening showcasing the films and videos completed by the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genre’s graduating seniors.

Electroacoustic Salon

May 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

New projects in electronic music and multimedia by UWM student composers and artists.

From One Hand to Two Pianos

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Repertoire starting with one hand and increasing gradually to four hands, eventually using two pianos.

BA Spring Exhibition

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

BA students from the Department of Art & Design showcase work from the Spring 2015 semester.

Sensoria: Experiments in Time-based Media and Performance presents: Peter J Woods

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee artist Peter J Woods’ solo work resides within its own universe. Pulling equally from the worlds of harsh noise and absurdist theatre, Woods’ performances build a sense of terror and existential dread from simple imagery, muted text and an unpredictable barrage of silence and sound.

Summerdances: Spirits & Fugitives

May 28 - 30

Choreographic works will honor the research, poetry, music and creative works of Milwaukee’s icon and UWM Music Department faculty member Martin Jack Rosenblum.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 26, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Friday Night Figure Drawing

June 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 26, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Friday Night Figure Drawing

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Every week on Friday until June 26, 2015

Draw the nude male or female figure from a variety of poses. Open to artists of all skill levels!

Friday Night Figure Drawing

June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Dance MFA Thesis Concert: Behind Stuck and Unstuck by Jennifer Glaws

June 26 - 27

Evening-length concert as the culmination of Glaws’ research into the relationship of dance making with cognitive development.

Friday Night Figure Drawing

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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University Community Orchestra Concert

July 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University Community Orchestra presents its Summer concert.

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