Join UWM Faculty Members Nicki Roman (saxophone) and Alex Wier (percussion) for an evening of chamber music performances, including compositions by UWM Faculty Composers William Heinrichs and Phillip Sink.
UWM Faculty members Gregory Fint, Kevin Hartman, Mark Hoelscher and Andy Smith join forces with guest artists Karen Suarez Flint, Colin Welford and Ross Venneberg to present an evening of exciting brass compositions. This varied program includes works by J. S. Bach, Verne Reynolds, and Tōru Takemitsu.
Hope and Healing, a UWM voice faculty recital, aims to address the topic of “loss” as it surfaces in our lives in many forms in order to promote greater empathy for and support of one another and as we all grieve and heal from a global COVID pandemic, continued racial inequality, and the personal traumas of our own individual lives. The recital will feature music from classical and music theatre repertoire and will include a world premiere song cycle by James Daley entitled Songs for Andy as well as the world premiere mini-opera Ready (or Not) by Ruben Piirainen. It is our hope that as our world is physically able to come together once again, we can also come together on a deeper emotional level of connection and understanding to step forward together and rebuild a safer and stronger society.
The students of UWM Opera Theatre and pianist Joseph Hauer present composer Mark Adamo's brilliant take on the classic American coming-of-age story by Louisa May Alcott. First performed by the Houston Grand Opera Studio in 1998, this piece has since become an important part of the American opera repertoire.