Masterworks Concert: “The More Things Change…”

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Bader Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Join the combined UWM choirs and symphony orchestra for performances of four major works exploring the changeable and unchangeable.

Opera Scenes Performance

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Join UWM's Opera Workshop for a performance of opera scenes featuring talented UWM singers in a variety of roles.

Macbeth

Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The UWM Theatre Department's second stop on their journey across the mysterious moors of Britain takes us to Scotland with Shakespeare's dark masterpiece and gothic love story gone awry, Macbeth. Combining elements of a ghost story, a horror movie, and a revenge tragedy, this Western Art landmark invokes the supernatural and the deeply psychological as it navigates the collapse of a power couple's souls into darkness, ravaged by the malignant rot of the ultimate sin of murder. Highly theatrical, hard-hitting, and fast-paced, this production showcases some of Shakespeare's most stunning poetry and a love story for the ages – the dark ages.

Percussion guest artist Dr. Michael Vercelli

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Percussion guest artist Dr. Michael Vercelli will be presenting a lecture and performance on the Ghanaian gyil, a 14-note xylophone from West Africa.

UWM Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Bader Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

The UWM Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band will perform on respective halves of this concert.

You on the Moors Now

Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The UWM Theatre Department's exploration of the moors culminates with an imagined reunion of 19th-century heroines from Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Little Women. Only this time around, these heroines resolutely decline the advances of their famous suitors and grapple with the challenge of reconciling historical romantic ideals with their contemporary perspectives on courtship. This clever play offers an empowering perspective on a group of women who not only reject their passionate suitors but also defy the conventions and societal norms expected of them.

Peck School of the Arts Involvement Fair

Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Learn about Peck School of the Arts resources, student organizations, programs and classes. This opportunity is available to all UWM students.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Evelyn Patricia Terry

Virtual or Hybrid
Virtual Event Virtual Event

A widely collected and exhibited professional artist, Terry’s figurative and non-objective artwork includes paintings, assemblages, book art, installations, and public art. She has exhibited internationally, authored art articles and won commissions, fellowships, and exhibition awards.

Pipeline

Kenilworth Square East, Kenilworth Five-0-Eight 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Compassionate and lyrical, Pipeline brings an urgent, powerful conversation to the intimacy of the Kenilworth Five-0-Eight stage. Written by Dominique Morisseau, one of America’s most thoughtful and widely produced contemporary playwrights, Pipeline raises challenging questions about race, class, parental responsibility and the state of American education in a profoundly moving story of a mother's struggle to secure a brighter future for her son while remaining loyal to the community that molded him.

UWM Symphony Orchestra: An Evening of Opera Arias with Aaron Agulay

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Room 250 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The UWM Symphony Orchestra is hosting a concert titled An Evening of Opera Arias with Aaron Agulay, which will showcase the talents of Dr. Aaron Agulay, an award-winning Baritone and UWM's newest faculty member.

Animation Showcase

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres presents their annual Animation Showcase featuring the latest work of prospective BAs. Programmed by Ethereal Animation prize winner, Elizabeth Whelan, the theme for the animated showcase this year is expression. Student work demonstrates creative expression and highlights their passion for animation in all forms: 2D, stop motion, cutout and 3D animation. Come and show your support for the animation area and the future animators of today!

One-Act Operas | Suor Angelica and Curlew River

Music Building, Recital Hall 175 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Join us for UWM's Spring Opera Production featuring a double bill of one-act operas!

Moving Between Tongues: Choreographing Translation

Mitchell Hall, Studio 254 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Department of Dance Student Undergraduate Research Fellows (SURF) Lia Smith-Redmann, Libby Steckmesser, and Rae Zimmerli collaborate with faculty mentor Maria Gillespie to present an informal showing of their choreographic research.  Moving Between Tongues developed from choreographic research exploring meaning making in the pre and post lingual forms of dance. The dancers share the products of their aesthetic practice as a nexus in which auto-ethnography, embodied storytelling, and interdisciplinary performance practice reveal how translation is an embodied and ongoing practice.

Once Upon a Mattress

Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Once Upon a Mattress, a comic masterpiece based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Princess and the Pea, propelled Carol Burnett to stardom as Winnifred the Woebegone, a simple swamp princess hoping to win the hand of the prince despite all odds. This hilariously wacky romp is filled with witty, charming, and wonderfully romantic songs and dance numbers composed by Mary Rodgers. It serves as a delightful bookend to a season that began with a neglected gem by her father, Richard Rodgers.

UWM Bands – Celebrations!

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Bader Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will share a concert that celebrates the end of the academic year and feature a performance of the winning entry from the UWM Bands annual Concerto Competition.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Season Finale – Beethoven Triple Concerto

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Bader Hall 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The UWM Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Jun Kim, concludes its season with Beethoven's Triple Concerto, featuring violinist Bernard Zinck, cellist Adrien Zitoun, and pianist Jean-Louis Haguenauer. The concert also features Symphony No. 5 by Ralph Vaughn Williams, a beautiful, powerful, and hopeful work by one of England’s greatest composers.

Kenilworth Open Studios

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Immerse yourself in creativity when Peck School of the Arts student and faculty artists open their studios to the public. From exhibitions and studio visits to live performances and family-friendly art activities, you’ll find something to excite you at Kenilworth Open Studios.

Zen Film Festival

Arts Center Lecture Hall 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Join us for a collection of student made short films from the class Zen and the Art of Filmmaking, which focuses on developing the artistic sensibility through the Zen art of practice and automatic principles. These films are funny, odd, thoughtful, frightening, and most of all full of Zen.

Convocation

Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, Room 250 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

You are cordially invited to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts graduation convocation for Fall 2023, Winterim 2024, Spring 2024 and Summer 2023 baccalaureate and master’s degree recipients.

Film Summer Camp

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N. Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The Department of Film, Video, Animation & New Genres at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts welcomes young filmmakers to develop their skills at a week-long day camp this summer! Choose from two comprehensive experiences: film camp (with optional overnight accommodations) and advanced film camp. Both camps include hands-on workshops and sessions led by practicing artists and professors, so participants gain knowledge from experienced professionals.