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Woven Images 2019

September 13 - October 31

Woven Images 2019 showcases  selected woven pieces from the Woven Structure and Introduction to Fibers courses in the Department of Art and Design.

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band Concert

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The UWM Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band present “French Impressions” a concert of French inspired music. The program includes works by Paul Dukas, Charles Gounod, Gabriel Faure, Camille Saint-Saëns, George Bizet, and features the winner of the 2019 UWM Bands Concerto Competition Jeremiah Willson performing Francois Borne’s Carmen Fantasie Brillante for Flute and Wind Band.

Rovshan Mamedkuliev in Concert

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

As a soloist Rovshan has performed with a wide variety of ensembles and orchestras including: l’Ensemble orchestral de Valencia (Spain), Orchestre du Conservatoire National de Musique Superiur de Paris (France), Azerbaijani State Chamber Orchestra named after Kara Karaev, Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic Symphonic Orchestra, State Symphony Orchestra of the Udmurt Republic.

Concert Chorale and Master’s Conducting Recital

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Peck School of the Arts' Concert Chorale for its premiere concert of the 2019-20 season, featuring Francisco Durante's Magnificat and other choral gems.

Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music Fall Recital

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UWM's advanced graduate students will perform Samuel Barber's String Quartet with the famous Adagio along with a Mozart Flute Quartet and Muczynski's Five Fragments for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon.

UWAY Concert #1: Fantasies

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join the talented high school students of the UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) for their first  concert of the season!

Barbara Hammer: Ecstatic Subjectivity

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Barbara Hammer (1939-2019): In Tribute
Three rich programs or recent restorations and new 16mm prints celebrating the career of Barbara Hammer, the singularly pioneering, lesbian feminist experimental filmmaker, who we lost earlier this year. The three programs – with over 20 works to screen -- are but a sampling of this maker’s considerable and exuberant achievement, film and video work demonstrating an ongoing activist sensibility that encouraged an experimentation with the formal possibilities of her media and a representational and politically expansive reach to her subject matter.

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Fen

October 23 - October 27

Residents of England’s bleak coastal fens are cramped by grinding labor and economic oppression. Brief, fiercely resonant scenes depict—with powerful humanity—the desolate lives of the women of this region throughout history.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Alejandro Cartagena

October 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Documentary photographer Alejandro Cartagena lives and works in Monterrey, Mexico but his photography is in museum and personal collections that span the globe. Cartagena joins us on the eve of the Society for Photographic Education midwestern chapter conference, where he will serve as a jurist and featured artist.

Barbara Hammer: Mediated Sensuality

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival presents....

Barbara Hammer: Mediated Sensuality

Write curators KJ Relth and Mark Toscano, “Beginning with her best-known short and ending with her last completed work, this program highlights Hammer’s playful, unfolding dialogue between corporeality and artistic method.... primer on Hammer’s visual imagination and career-long fascination with the scintillating power of touch.”

Tuba Studio Recital

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

Join the UWM Tuba Studio for a night of music making!  Enjoy the music of James Grant, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Alexander Lebedev, and Antonio Capuzzi.

Jazz Artist Adam Larson with UWM & UJAY Jazz Ensembles

October 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Lauded by The New York Times and Chicago Tribune as one of the most promising artists of his generation, jazz saxophonist, scholar and clinician Adam Larson brings his "prodigious" performance style to the Peck School's Zelazo Center for an exciting evening of music.

Movement on Movement

October 29 @ 7:30 pm

In Movement on Movement, Noé Soulier analyzes and describes different ways to conceive movements that aim to offer multiple ways to experience the body.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kee-Ho Yuen

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

Educated in Hong Kong and in the American Midwest, artist Kee-ho Yuen looks at his work as an evolving collage of both the philosophy and the sensibility of the East and West. His work is an aesthetic investigation as well as a quest to whimsically comment on human emotions and interactions.

The Return of La Argentina

October 30 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

With The Return of La Argentina, Trajal Harrell’s work ventures into a new realm of performance. Drawing upon memory and invention, this performance invites the audience into a fictional archiving of butoh co-founder Kazuo Ohno’s signature work, Admiring La Argentina,…

Instrumental Ideas II: Improvised Songs with Argopelter

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

Please join us as the UWM Musicology & Ethnomusicology continues its Instrumental Ideas series with a performance by the Milwaukee-based trio Argopelter. Through this series, we explore musical instruments (from wood and wire to electronics) as foundational elements of not only creative processes from composition to improvisation but also the experiences of listeners and the formation and maintenance of musical genres.

Masterworks Concert Featuring Poulenc’s Gloria

November 1 - November 2

The UWM choirs and symphony orchestra join forces to present three 20th-century masterworks. The program is anchored by Francis Poulenc's resplendent Gloria featuring the combined UWM choirs and symphony orchestra conducted by Dr. Zack Durlam.

Faculty Recital: Nicki Roman, Saxophone

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Nicki Roman and Casey Dierlam Tse present an evening of music for saxophone and piano. Works by Marcos Balter, Lucie Robert, William Bolcom, Edvard Grieg, and more.

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19th Annual Double Reed Day

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Double Reed Day is open to double reed players of all ages and levels. Join Katherine Steele and Beth Giacobassi, the UWM Music Department's double reed faculty, and your fellow players for a day of master classes, workshops, and faculty and student ensemble performances.

Classical Guitar Studio Recital

November 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guitar students from the studio of Rene Izquierdo present an evening of varied repertoire.

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In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)

November 6 - November 10

Enjoy this marvelously moving story about the wonders of electricity - between partners, in medical practice and among artists. "A droll exploration of the early days of electrified desire," Chicago Tribune, 2017.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Drew Matott

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Master papermaker Drew Matott directs the Peace Paper Project, an international community-arts initiative that utilizes traditional papermaking as a form of trauma therapy, social engagement and community activism.

Faculty Recital: Alex Wier, Percussion

November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Alex Wier presents a solo percussion recital of works mostly for marimba. These works include pieces by Jacob Druckman, Eric Sammut, Scott Joplin, and Olafur Arnolds. The program will also feature traditional music on the Ghanaian gyil (xylophone from West Africa), Joe Tompkin's snare drum solo "Walkin' Down Coolidge," and Molly Joyce's "Head to Toe" for glockenspiel, desk bells, and ankle bells.

*CANCELLED* Hammond Piano Duo

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

Hammond Piano Duo performs a recital of works for two pianos. Program TBD.

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance

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

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance, celebrates its sixth season with Artistic Director Amanda Schoofs.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

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

Peck School of the Arts music faculty join forces with the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players for an afternoon of rejuvenating and lush chamber music for strings and piano by Schumann and Turina and a new Viola Sonata by Peter Klatzow.

It’s An Interlace: Five Videos by Barbara Hammer

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival and aCinema presents....
It’s an Interlace: Five Videos By Barbara Hammer

Light Reading: 2 X Lis Rhodes

November 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema presents...

LIGHT READING: 2 x LIS RHODES
Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema is a free series on most Tuesdays throughout the academic year that shares contemporary and canonical experimental media. Presented by the UWM Union Cinema and the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres. Free and open to all!

UWM Jazz Guitar Student Recital

November 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee presents jazz guitar studio performances featuring the students of Pete Billmann.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Makeal Flammini

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Lifelong penpals Makeal Flammini and Samantha Hunt join forces and focus for this intimate discussion of their experiences making art in a world where “women, children, and dreams are doubted.” Flammini is a painter, 2018 Nohl fellow and alumna of the Peck School of the Arts. Hunt is a novelist who also wrote the short story collection "The Dark Dark."

MKE Unplugged: Michael Manring

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

MKE Unplugged welcomes Gold-record winning solo bassist Michael Manring, whose concerts are a rich musical tapestry of expression, virtuosity, humor and meaning. Manring has perfected this style during hundreds of recordings as a session musician and thousands of international concerts. All MKE Unplugged shows are family-friendly, free and open to the public.

Milwaukee Composers Collective

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

Milwaukee Composers Collective presents a diverse recital of new music.

Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale

November 15 - November 17

Handmade treasure and one-of-a-kind objects d'art are available for browsing and purchasing during the Peck School's Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale at Kenilworth Square East. Meet the artists (our students!) and buy local.

Crossing Over Opening Reception

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

An exciting, eclectic annual exhibition that features artwork from some of the Peck School's most talented emerging visual artists across a wide range of mediums and covering a variety of topics.

Kamil Tokarski Alumnus Recital

November 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Dr. Kamil Tokarski is a distinguished pianist with rich musical experiences throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. He returns to his alma mater, the Peck School of the Arts, for a recital of works by Scarlatti, Liszt, Chopin and Albeniz. Tokarski is currently based in Taiwan, where he operates a teaching and recording studio.

You Are On Indian Land + Mohawk Nation

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema presents....YOU ARE ON INDIAN LAND + MOHAWK NATION.

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New Dancemakers: Disconnect // Reconnect

November 20 - November 23

Dance Undergraduate Capstone Concert

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kristin Thielking

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sculptor and public artist Kristin Thielking has a special interest in language as a material, creating work that inspires dialogue about the state of the environment and environmental stewardship.

Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival

November 21 - November 23

More than 1,500 students gather each year for workshops with trained professionals, one-act and individual performance contests, showcase productions and exhibitors from theatre vendors to college programs.

THE QUEEN (1968) – 4K Restoration

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

THE QUEEN screens as a part of the Festival’s monthly screening series.
The Festival is hosted by the Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with support from the Peck School of the Arts and the UWM Union Cinema.

UWM Percussion Ensemble

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

The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents its annual fall concert, featuring a wide variety of instruments, sounds and compositions from different periods. Come hear an exhilarating mix of musical styles and sounds that only a percussion concert can provide!

High School Dance Days

November 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Live a day in the life of a UWM dance student!

50 Shades of Opera Theatre – Exploring the Gray

November 23

In celebration of our new Versatile Voice degree program, we will redefine "opera theatre" and apply this definition to all styles of vocal repertoire - opera, art song, music theatre, and pop - featuring scenes by Tori Amos, Benjamin Britten, Michael Ching, Philip Glass, Jake Heggie, Dave Malloy, Pasek & Paul, and Radiohead.

UWM Symphony Band – Concert #2

November 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The UWM Symphony Band presents a public concert in conjunction with the UWM Middle School Honor Bands Festival.

Studio Workshop Days

November 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with current students and professors and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.

Derek Jarman’s THE GARDEN (1990)

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Writhing with sorrow and anger, and yet so vividly alive to the loveliness of being, Derek Jarman's "The Garden" (1990) is a baleful and beautiful epistle from the brink of the beyond. Presented by the LGBT Film/Video Festival on World AIDS Day.

Contemporary Music Ensemble

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Contemporary Music Ensemble is an electro-acoustic performance group focusing on indeterminate and improvisation works. Directed by Amanda Schoofs, this concert features hybrid visual and generative video scores, created with the past ten years.

From The Archives: BEFORE NEED

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema presents...From the Archives: BEFORE NEED.

A Piece of My Heart

December 4 - December 8

Experience the stories of six courageous women deployed to Vietnam as they struggle to make sense of their lives as civilians and make peace with the nation that shunned them.

Fall 2019 BFA Exhibition & BA Project Session

December 4, 2019 - January 11, 2020

The UWM Department of Art & Design presents its biannual exhibition showcasing the work of its graduating Bachelor of Fine Arts (studio) students and projects by the Bachelor of Arts students.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Corinne Teed

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

Corinne Teed is an artist, activist and educator who utilizes printmaking, drawing, installation and time-based media, often incorporating participatory practices into their work on queer relationality, cross species empathy and the poetics of ecological thought.

Classical Guitar Chamber Music Recital

December 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Students of Rene Izquierdo present a varied program of chamber works featuring the guitar.

Expressed in Units: Music for Wind Ensemble and Dance

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The departments of music and dance present a concert featuring the music of UWM alumnus Joseph Koykkar.

University Community Band Fall Concert

December 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the University Community Band for a concert of classic and contemporary works.

Flint, Gipps and Nutcracker

December 7 @ 7:30 pm

UWM’s own, Professor Greg Flint joins UWM Symphony Orchestra to perform the horn concerto by British Woman Composer, Ruth Gipps. Tchaikovsky Nutcracker, a holiday tradition that sets the tone for the season, will be performed in its suite version, along with Suite for Strings by Carl Nielsen in this concert.

University Community Orchestra Concert

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

University Community Orchestra, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoires.

Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music December Recital

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

Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music Presents;
An afternoon of Chamber Music

UWM's Advanced Graduate Chamber Music Students will perform an afternoon of music.

Sounds of the Season Choral Concert

December 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce Women's Choir, Men's Choir and Women's Chorus for an evening of seasonal choral music.

Dance Composition I Showing

December 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

End of the term Dance Composition I Showing, where students share their accomplishments acquired in class during the semester.

Dance Composition II Showing

December 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Students share accomplishments acquired and moves mastered during this end-of-semester showcase. 

Africa & the Diaspora, Salsa/Merengue Showing

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

See how salsa, the African Diaspora, merengue and more influence student dancers in this lively end-of-semester showcase.

Hip-Hop Showing

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Peck School dance artists in this MKE-favorite end-of-semester hip-hop showcase. What's the point of learning new moves if you don't use them to dazzle/delight audiences?

UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles (UWAY) – Concert #2

December 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The talented high school students of the UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) are joined by UWM Professor of Trumpet Kevin Hartman on their second performance of the season.

UW-Milwaukee Jazz Ensemble

December 15 @ 7:30 pm

Come see the UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble finish off the fall semester with some hot jazz charts!

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Portia Cobb

January 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

African American history, identity, forced forgetting and reconstructed memory are conveyed through the art of filmmaker, educator and performance artist Portia Cobb. Look closely at some of her latest work, drawn from questions of survival and the radical black imagination and experiences of her Gullah-Geechee ancestors.

Winterdances 2020

January 30, 2020 - February 2, 2020

Premiere performances, live musical accompaniment and more to warm your soul and inspire your senses during our annual winter dance concert.

Vocal Arts Festival

January 31, 2020 - February 1, 2020

Talented high school vocalists who enjoy both solo and choral singing are invited to apply for the 2020 UWM Vocal Arts Festival. 

High School Dance Day

January 31, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Live a day in the life of a UWM Dance student. Matinee performance, meeting with the students and masterclasses are on the agenda for this exciting, immersive day in the studio.

Vocal Showcase Recital

January 31, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

A free showcase recital featuring UWM voice students and faculty performing a diverse range of songs.

Studio Workshop Days

February 1, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with the students and faculty and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.

Vocal Arts Festival Final Concert

February 1, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This free concert concludes the 2020 UWM Vocal Arts Festival, with featured performances by the university's concert chorale and Vocal Arts Festival Choir.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Nina Ghanbarzadeh

February 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Iranian-born artist Nina Ghanbarzadeh works at the intersection of text and image, using text to create movement, texture and the possibility of abstraction.

UW-Milwaukee Jazz Ensemble Concert

February 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Come see the UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble kick off the spring semester with some hot jazz charts!

Beijing Guitar Duo in Concert

February 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Praised by the distinguished Classical Guitar Magazine as “having the star potential to serve as inspiration for new generations of guitarists to come,” Beijing Guitar Duo made their New York debut in Carnegie Hall in 2010 and launched their international concert career.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Amanda Boetzkes

February 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Amanda Boetzkes is associate professor of contemporary art history and theory at the University of Guelph in Ontario. She works at the intersection of visual/creative practices and the biological sciences (particularly ecology and neurology).

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance

February 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance, celebrates its sixth season with Artistic Director Amanda Schoofs.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

February 16, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UWM Alumni clarinetist Orlando Pimentel and violist Matthew Michelic joins UWM's Piano Faculty Elena Abend

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kate Mondloch

February 19, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Scholar Kate Mondloch researches media art and theory, installation art, feminism, new media, science and technology studies and the digital humanities. She is especially interested in theories of spectatorship and subjectivity, and in research methods that bridge the sciences and the humanities.

Concerto Competition Winners Concert

February 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The annual UWM Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition winners will be performing, in addition to orchestral works by Ravel and Weber.

UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles (UWAY) – Concert #3

February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The talented high school students of the UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) are joined by the UWAY Middle School "All-Star Band" and UWM Director of Percussion Studies Alex Wier on their third performance of the season.

Female Transport

February 26, 2020 - March 1, 2020

This stark, hard hitting drama details the journey of six women convicted of petty crimes and sentenced to hard labor in Britain’s penal colonies “down under.”

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kim Beckmann

February 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Provoked by place-telling, -mapping and -making, artist Kim Beckmann investigates the interconnectedness of physical, mental and ephemeral artifacts of place. Her prints can be likened to field guides, a collective narrative manifested by recording, transmitting and deciphering information about places.

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band With Guest Conductor Craig Kirchhoff

February 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

UWM alumnus Craig Kirchhoff, Professor Emeritus at the Unversity of Minnesota will lead the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band in an exciting program of music for wind band.

Trojan Women

March 4, 2020 - March 8, 2020

An enduring and searing portrayal of war and its aftermath-as relevant today as it was when it was first staged in 415 BCE.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Erin Loree

March 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Erin Loree is a Canadian artist who lives and works in Toronto, Ontario. She works intuitively with oil on panel to create vibrant and energetic paintings that continuously test and expand the ways in which a painting can come into being.

Amadeus Guitar Duo in Concert

March 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

They are counted among the top-class international guitar duos, receiving enthusiastic reviews from all over the world. Canadian Dale Kavanagh and her German partner Thomas Kirchhoff have made up the Amadeus Guitar Duo since 1991. The secret of their success, regularly documented by more than 70 concerts per year, is the complete devotion of the two artists to their instrument.

Sing Into Spring Choral Concert

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the UWM Bella Voce Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women's Chorus for a wonderful evening of choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods!

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance

March 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance, celebrates its sixth season with Artistic Director Amanda Schoofs.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Arijit Sen

March 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Architect/historian Arijit Sen shares lessons and artifacts curated through the influential, interdisciplinary Buildings-Landscapes-Cultures Field School -- chronicling the people, culture, heritage and history of Milwaukee’s oldest, often overlooked, neighborhoods.

WORLD PREMIERE: WHO ARE WE? operatic explorations of identity

March 27, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

UWM Opera Theatre will present a spring production of seven world premiere “mini-operas” in our beautiful Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square).

WHO ARE WE? operatic explorations of identity

March 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

UWM Opera Theatre will present a spring production of seven world premiere “mini-operas” in our beautiful Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square).

Chamber Music Milwaukee

March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

UWM faculty Nicki Roman and Alex Wier will present new works for saxophone and percussion. Including newly commissioned pieces from composition faculty William Heinrichs and Phillip Sink. The program will also include additional chamber music offerings involving more members of the Music Department faculty.

WHO ARE WE? operatic explorations of identity

March 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

UWM Opera Theatre will present a spring production of seven world premiere “mini-operas” in our beautiful Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square).

Pianist Nathan Carterette performs Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book I

April 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Guest Pianist Nathan Carterette returns to UWM in a recital presenting Bach's Well Tempered Clavier Book I.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Martha Glowacki

April 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Explore the intersections between visual art and the natural sciences with sculptor and installation artist Martha Glowacki.

Metals + Sculpture + Digital Fabrication Student Exhibitions 2020

April 3, 2020 - April 18, 2020

A "best of" exhibition highlighting award winning jewelry and metalwork, sculpture and digital fabrication projects from rising student artists in the Peck School of the Arts.

Clippert Plays Mozart & Beethoven’s “Eroica”

April 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and, to celebrate it, UWM Symphony will perform Beethoven's "Eroica".

UWM Piano Festival: The Art of Teaching Beethoven

April 4, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Join Peck School of the Arts piano faculty and guest speakers for a festive day celebrating the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and performing his piano compositions!

Benjamin Verdery in Concert

April 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Benjamin Verdery is described as “iconoclastic” and “inventive” by the New York Times. He has also been written up as “one of the classical guitar world’s most foremost personalities” by Classical Guitar Magazine.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melanie Yazzie

April 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Melanie Yazzie’s work draws upon her rich Diné (Navajo) cultural heritage. Her work follows the Diné dictum “walk in beauty" - creating beauty and harmony. See how this printmaker-painter-sculptor weaves it all together, using her art to serve as an agent of change.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Dewey Tafoya

April 15, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Screen printing, community building and satire are just a few of the tools dynamic artist/educator Dewey Tafoya brings to youth groups in Watts, South Los Angeles, Boyle Heights and beyond.

Springdances

April 16, 2020 - April 19, 2020

Professors premiere new dance works at our annual spring concert. This year's event features a collaboration with San Francisco's famed Joe Goode Performance Group and MKE-area social justice organizations.

Milwaukee Composers Collective

April 16, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee Composers Collective presents a diverse recital of new music.

High School Dance Day

April 17, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Live a day in the life of a Peck School of the Arts dance major! Matinee performance, meeting with current students and professors and masterclasses are included in this exciting, immersive day-long event.

Guest Vocal Recital

April 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Guest Baritone John Daugherty and UWM's Piano faculty member Elena Abend will perform a recital including Schumann's song cycle "Liederkreis" Op. 39.

University Community Orchestra Concert

April 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

University Community Orchestra, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoires.

#3 (hashtag cubed)

April 22, 2020 - April 26, 2020

This devised piece explores our current global political realities by relocating de Vega’s play from embattled fifteenth century Spain to present day.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Michael Ware

April 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Ware has traveled extensively throughout the continental United States, and memories of those experiences and the American landscape serve as the basis for his abstract ceramic sculptures.

Art and Design MFA Exhibition

April 24, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Art and Design MFA Exhibition with an opening reception and panel discussion with the artists.

University Community Band Spring Concerto

April 26, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the University Community Band as they present their spring concert.

Bonnie & Clyde

April 29, 2020 - May 3, 2020

Bonnie and Clyde went from small-town nobodies to Depression-era folk heroes and Texas law enforcement’s worst nightmare.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tia Richardson

April 29, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

See how integrated community artist Tia Richardson facilitates visual arts programs, from book-making to mural-painting, for Milwaukee youth and adults using a team-building framework.

DVC BFA: Senior Design Capstone Showcase

April 30, 2020 - May 17, 2020

Seniors of the the Design & Visual Communication program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts will be showcasing their capstone work from their Spring 2020 semester.

Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

May 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

UWM Symphony Orchestra's season finale concert featuring Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2.

Choral Collage Concert

May 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce Women's Choir, Men's Choir, Chamber Choir, and Women's Chorus in their final concert of the 2019-2020 school year as they present a collage of choral music from a variety of styles, locations, and time periods.

UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles (UWAY) – Concert #4

May 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The talented high school students of the UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles program (UWAY) celebrate the end of another successful season in their final performance of the year.

UW-Milwaukee Jazz Ensemble Concert

May 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Come see the UWM Jazz Ensemble and Youth Jazz Ensemble ease into summer with some cool jazz charts!

Flute Ensemble Concert

May 5, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Please join us for an afternoon of flute ensemble music performed by our current undergraduate/graduate flute students of the UWM Flute studio!

Gospel Choir Spring Concert

May 5, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join the UWM Gospel Choir for their final performance of the 2019-2020 school year!

Africa & the Diaspora, Salsa/Merengue Showing

May 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

See how salsa, the African Diaspora, merengue and more influence student dancers in this lively end-of-semester showcase.

Dance Composition III Showing

May 7, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Juniors in our department of dance present a showing of their best work from this semester's class, Composition III.

Hip-Hop Showcase

May 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Peck School dance artists in this MKE-favorite end-of-semester hip-hop showcase. What's the point of learning new moves if you don't use them to dazzle/delight audiences?

Experimental Improvisation

May 7, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Experimental Improvisation, directed by Amanda Schoofs, presents an evening of freely improvised sound.

Dancemakers

July 24, 2020 - July 25, 2020

Dancemakers welcomes audiences into our studios to experience new works premiered by our master's of fine arts (MFA) students, alumni and community dancers.

Department of Dance – High School Summer Intensive

July 27, 2020 - July 31, 2020

High school summer intensive is a one-week, immersive workshop where students will participate in daily classes specially designed for their technical levels.

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