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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.

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)
Screen Test #2 ( 1965)

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

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.

UWM female transport

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.”

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.

the trojan women

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.


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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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