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.
The New Music Ensemble will perform works by contemporary and living composers. This eclectic musical group will also perform compositions for chamber ensembles and large ensembles mixing winds, brass, and percussion. Featured pieces are by student composers from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
The Vocal Arts Festival provides an opportunity for talented singers to interact with, perform for, and join their voices with peers from around the region as they learn and grow as both soloists and choral artists. The festival also includes the UWM Vocal Showcase Recital and the Final Concert with UWM Concert Chorale.
Winterdances: Liminal features an evening of world-premiere dance works by guest artist Aysha Upchurch and UW-Milwaukee dance faculty Maria Gillespie, Dan Schuchart, and Dawn Springer with original music by composers Michael Rossetto and Kiran Vedula. These artists share visually evocative and kinetically fierce collaborations that activate the imagination and memories revealed in the space between the past and present.
High School Workshop Day is the best way for high school groups and classes to learn from our internationally known faculty. This event is great for those curious and interested in becoming a dance major at UW-Milwaukee's Peck School of the Arts. High school groups, High School dance programs, and individuals (accompanied by a chaperone) are welcome to register.
An award-winning architect, educator and author, Zell’s transformative programs connect art, architecture, and community engagement. With notable research, she fosters design thinking and creativity in both architectural practice and education. She holds degrees from University of Virginia and Yale.
The Union Art Gallery presents the 51st Annual Juried Exhibition, a showcase of artwork in a variety of mediums by college student artists from around the Greater Milwaukee area. Juried by a panel of three Milwaukee arts professionals, the top exhibiting artists will be announced and awarded cash prizes during the opening reception. This is a great opportunity to see and support the incredible talent of emerging contemporary artists right in our local area!
The UWM Percussion Area hosts World Percussion Night in the beautiful Jan Serr Studio, featuring a special community guest alongside the UWM Steel PANthers Steel Band and other student ensembles. Audiences will love the upbeat, exciting energy of Brazilian Samba and Puerto Rican bomba in addition to traditional and arranged music for ensembles consisting of Guatemalan marimba doble and Trinidadian steel pans performed by UWM students and faculty and vibrant community ensembles.
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.
The Fisher/Lau Project (percussion duo of Dr. Abby Fisher and Dr. Matthew Lau) cultivates an international presence through engagements such as the Transplanted Roots Percussion Research Symposium (Brisbane, Australia), Percussive Arts Society International Convention (Indianapolis, USA), and Ensemble Mise-En Curator Series (Brooklyn, USA). F/L Project promotes the contemporary and avant garde aesthetic with clarity and approachability at concerts, engagement at masterclasses, and through their interactive social media presence. With repertoire extending from European master Philippe Manoury to esteemed compositional voices of today including Alex Temple and Jordan Munson, F/L Project works to perform music from a diverse range of composers.