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winterdances 2020

Winterdances 2020: Transformation

January 30 - February 2

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 - February 1

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

Vocal Showcase Recital

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

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

Vocal Arts Festival Final Concert

February 1 @ 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.

UW-Milwaukee Jazz Ensemble Concert

February 7 @ 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 @ 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.

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance

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

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

Concerto Competition Winners Concert

February 21 @ 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 @ 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.

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band With Guest Conductor Craig Kirchhoff

February 28 @ 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.

Amadeus Guitar Duo in Concert

March 5 @ 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.

MKE Unplugged Presents: Alexandr Misko

March 5 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

MKE Unplugged welcomes Alexandr Misko, drawing influences from the musicians who pioneered and expanded this guitar style, Misko manages to break through to new heights while never losing sight of the underlying music. All MKE Unplugged shows are family-friendly, free and open to the public.

Sing Into Spring Choral Concert

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

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

Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music

March 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Advanced students of the Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music perform masterpieces of chamber music repertoire.

WORLD PREMIERE: WHO ARE WE? operatic explorations of identity

March 27 - March 29

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 @ 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.

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

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

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

Clippert Plays Mozart & Beethoven’s “Eroica”

April 3 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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.

Classical Guitar Studio Recital

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

Graduate & undergraduate guitar students of Rene Izquierdo will provide an evening of varied solo repertoire.

Milwaukee Composers Collective

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

Milwaukee Composers Collective presents a diverse recital of new music.

Guest Vocal Recital

April 17 @ 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.

Kenilworth-Open-Studios

Kenilworth Open Studios

April 18 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Peck School faculty and graduate studio doors open, inviting the community in to watch live art in the making. Experience four hours of art exhibitions & film screenings; live performances; demonstrations and hands-on activities for all ages.

UWM Flute Day

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for an afternoon of flute activities! Guest artist Mary Stolper will be presenting a class on practice techniques, performing a recital and giving a masterclass.

University Community Orchestra Concert

April 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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

MKE Unplugged presents: Irina Kulikova.

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

MKE Unplugged Irina Kulikova recipient of over 30 awards for her artistry, including 1st prizes at the highly prestigious competitions of Michele Pittaluga in Italy, Guitarra Alhambra in Spain, Forum Gitarre Wien in Austria and Iserlohn in Germany. All MKE Unplugged shows are family-friendly, free and open to the public.

University Community Band Spring Concerto

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

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

Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music

April 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Advanced students of the Leonard Sorkin Institute of Chamber Music perform masterpieces of chamber music repertoire.

Bonnie & Clyde

April 29 - May 3

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

UWM Jazz Guitar Recital

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

Featuring performances by students of the UWM Jazz Guitar Program.

Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2

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

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

Gospel Choir Spring Concert

May 2 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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

May 3 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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!

Choral Collage Concert

May 5 @ 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.

Classical Guitar Chamber Music Recital

May 5 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Graduate & undergraduate guitar students of Rene Izquierdo will provide an evening of varied chamber repertoire.

Experimental Improvisation

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

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

University Community Orchestra Concert

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

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

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