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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Portia Cobb

January 29 @ 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.

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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.

Warhol + Tavel / Tavel + Warhol

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

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video (roughly) Monthly screening series presents...
Warhol + Tavel / Tavel + Warhol
The Life of Juanita Castro (1965)
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Screen Test #2 ( 1965)

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. 

High School Dance Day

January 31 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 7:30 pm

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

*CANCELED* Beijing Guitar Duo in Concert

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

*CANCELED*

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Amanda Boetzkes

February 12 @ 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 @ 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

Music for viola, clarinet and piano performed by alumni Orlando Pimentel (clarinet) and Matthew Michelic (viola), who are joined by Peck School of the Arts piano faculty Elena Abend.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kate Mondloch

February 19 @ 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 @ 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.

Miscast: A Musical Theatre Student Cabaret Project

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Students working together as a collaborative that is exploring how to create a "Miscast" presentation that uses tropes from the canon in alternative and transformative ways.

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.

Experimental Tuesday at the Union Cinema: Phuttiphong Aroonpheng’s Manta Ray

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

Phuttiphong Aroonpheng's feature-length film Manta Ray is set near a coastal village of Thailand. A local fisherman finds an injured man unconscious in the forest by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned. He rescues the stranger, offers him his friendship and names him Thongchai. But when the fisherman suddenly disappears at sea, Thongchai slowly begins to take over his friend's life.

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Female Transport

February 26 - March 1

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.”

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Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kim Beckmann

February 26 @ 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 @ 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.

Concert Chorale Spring Concert

March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Concert Chorale, UWM's flagship choral ensemble, was selected by audition to perform at this year's regional conference of the American Choral Directors Association.

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The Trojan Women

March 4 - March 8

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 @ 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 @ 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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Abbey Hepner

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Abbey Hepner is an Assistant Professor of Art at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She is interested in health, technology, and our relationship with place.

From the Archives: In Search of Splendo

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

The From The Archives series invites MFA Candidates from the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres to collaborate with the Department's Archive to curate an evening for Experimental Tuesdays.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Arijit Sen

March 25 @ 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 - 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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Martha Glowacki

April 1 @ 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 - April 18

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 @ 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!

*CANCELED* Benjamin Verdery in Concert

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

*CANCELED*

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melanie Yazzie

April 8 @ 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.

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Dewey Tafoya

April 15 @ 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 - April 19

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 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Milwaukee Composers Collective presents a diverse recital of new music.

High School Dance Day

April 17 @ 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 @ 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.

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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.

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April 22 - April 26

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 @ 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.

MKE Unplugged presents: An Tran in Concert

April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Praised for his “gorgeous playing” with “flawless technique” by the KnoxTNToday and considered as a “Vietnamese guitar virtuoso” by Austin Classical Guitar, guitarist An Tran has captivated audiences throughout North America and Asia. Most recent seasons brought An to different parts of the world, including recitals for Bangkok Guitar Society, Austin Classical Guitar, Toronto International Guitar Series and many more. Upcoming 2019-20 season highlight include An’s solo concert at the prestigious Segovia Classical Guitar Series in Chicago, USA in May 2020.

Art and Design MFA Exhibition

April 24 - May 16

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

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Tia Richardson

April 29 @ 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 - May 17

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.

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!

Improv Showcase

May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Final Improv/Comedy Improv performances that come out of THR 111 Theatre Games and THR 311 Advanced Improvisation.

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.

Africa & the Diaspora, Salsa/Merengue Showing

May 6 @ 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.

Theatre Improv/Comedy Improv

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Improvisation performances that are the result of THR 111 and THR 311.

Hip-Hop Showcase

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

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

Dancemakers

July 24 - July 25

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

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.

summer dance intensive

Department of Dance – High School Summer Intensive

July 27 - July 31

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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