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Winterdances 2020: Transformation

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Premiere performances, live musical accompaniment and more to warm your soul and inspire your senses during our annual winter dance concert.

Violin Piano Recital

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

UWM Violin Faculty Bernard Zinck and Guest Pianist Lúcia Berrenechea will perform a violin-piano recital featuring music by Brahms, Turina and Poulenc.

Dr. Berrenechea teaches piano and chamber music at UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Dr. Bernard Zinck teaches violin at UWM and is director of Lakeside Chamber Music.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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.

MKE Unplugged Presents: ~Nois Quartet

Jan Serr Studio Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square East - 6th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

~Nois is a Chicago-based saxophone quartet that defies categorization by working between the boundary of contemporary classical music and experimental improvisation. Founded in 2016, ~Nois (pronounced "noise") has quickly emerged as one of the premier young ensembles in the United States.

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

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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.

Female Transport

Kenilworth Five-0-Eight Kenilworth Five-0-Eight (Kenilworth Square East - 5th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

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

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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

Jan Serr Studio Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square East - 6th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

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

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Abbey Hepner

Arts Center Lecture Hall Arts Center Lecture Hall (ACL 120) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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

UWM Jazz Ensemble & UJAY

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (Room 250) Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts (Room 250) | 2419 East Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI

The Peck School of the Arts presents the UWM Jazz Ensemble - a classic big band - directed by Jonathan Winkle and the UWM Youth Jazz Ensemble - the high school big band - directed by Rosemary McGee Walzer.

*CANCELED* From the Archives: In Search of Splendor

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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.

*CANCELED* UWM Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band March Concert

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Cellist Stefan Kartman performs the Fantasy for Cello and Wind Ensemble by Hungarian composer Frigyes Hidas.

*CANCELED* UWM Piano Festival: The Art of Teaching Beethoven

Arts Center Lecture Hall Arts Center Lecture Hall (ACL 120) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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* Adoor Gopalakrishnan at Union Cinema

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

An incredible afternoon of cinema and culture for Milwaukee audiences unfolds as acclaimed Indian filmmaker Adoor Gopalakrishnan screens two of his most beloved award-winning works: 'Dance of the Enchantress' and 'Shadow Kill.'

*CANCELED* Classical Guitar Studio Recital

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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

*CANCELED* Springdances: Moving Stories

Jan Serr Studio Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square East - 6th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

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.

*CANCELED* Bonnie & Clyde

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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

*CANCELED* DVC BFA: Senior Design Capstone Showcase

Kenilworth Square East 3rd Floor Gallery Kenilworth Square East (3rd Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

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.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

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.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 – streaming concert

The year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. To celebrate, the UWM Symphony Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s energetic, cheerful and effervescent Symphony No. 2.

BFA/BA Capstone Exhibition

Virtual Milwaukee, WI

A Department of Art & Design tradition continues as our graduating BFA/BA artists present their work during a virtual exhibition.

Winterdances: Upliftment

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Winterdances: Upliftment is a movement conversation about longing for physical contact and reaching out when needed. It also explores ideals of womanhood and how people’s stories can illuminate our community through our quest for humanity. Featuring works by Debra Loewen,... Read More

Let the Music Pay: Music Career Day

Meet a dozen musicians who have found their niche in the music world as performers, program administrators, librarians, composers, recording artists, conductors, attorneys, military and more.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

An evening of French chamber music featuring UWM faculty from the string, keyboard and voice areas as well as the Dance Department.

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is comprised of 20 undergraduate and graduate students focused on the study and performance of big band jazz and related styles of music arranged for this instrumentation.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: LaNia Sproles

LaNia Sproles is a 2019 Nohl Fellow who lives and works in the segregated city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her work spans several disciplines including printmaking, drawing, and collage.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concert “Beautiful Strings”

UWM Symphony Orchestra opens the first concert of the year 2021, featuring the string sections of the orchestra and the faculty soloists, Violinist Dr. Bernard Zinck, and Conductor/Violinist Dr. Jun Kim, who will be leading Corelli's concerto grosso op.6, no.8 known as "Christmas Concerto".

Wind Ensemble

The UW-Milwaukee Wind Ensemble's first program of 2021 features an exciting and varied program. The program includes a set of works by Percy Grainger, Igor Stavinsky's Octet for Winds, a chamber winds version of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana and Jazzalogue No. 1 for brass ensemble by Joseph Turrin.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kris Sanford

Kris Sanford lives is an assistant professor at Central Michigan University. She has exhibited work nationally and internationally, including exhibitions in Amsterdam, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Houston, London, Miami, and New York.

Jazz Ensemble

We emphasize music composed and performed by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Woody Herman to Gil Evans, Charles Mingus, and Quincy Jones to Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Maria Schneider. In addition, the band serves as a vehicle to feature the arrangements and original compositions of students.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

Evening of chamber music masterpieces with Stefan Kartman, Jeannie Yu and the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra Concertmaster, Robert Hanford

*POSTPONED* UWM Symphony Band: Commemorations

This varied program of wind band music will include musical acknowledgements of St. Patrick’s Day (including Percy Grainger’s “Irish Tune from County Derry”), Beethoven’s 250th year, and the hopeful emergence of the new year.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Carrie Moyer

Carrie Moyer is an artist and writer. Her work has been exhibited widely, in both the US and Europe. Museums shows include the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and a traveling survey, Carrie Moyer: Pirate Jenny,  that originated at the Tang Museum in 2013.

“Hopes and Dreams” – UWM Choirs streamed concert

Join UWM's Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, Kameraden, and Alta Voce choirs for an evening of choral music exploring hopes and dreams. Selections include folks songs and original works from Lithuania, South Africa, Canada, India, Brazil, and the United States, compositions by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Howard Hanson, and Billy Joel, and two arrangements by the King's Singers.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Anna Walker

Anna Walker is Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts, Craft, and Design at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) where she is responsible for exhibition, research and publication, the proposal of acquisitions, and development of long-term collections strategy.

Wind Ensemble

The UWM Wind Ensemble's second concert of the 2021 season features Karel Husa's classic Divertimento for Brass and Percussion, Adam Gorb's Yiddish Dances, Francis Poulenc's Suite Francaise and the original version for 18 winds/percussion of Gustav Holst's cornerstone work for wind band, First Suite in Eb.

Khemia Ensemble Solo Concert

The individuals of Khemia Ensemble present a virtual concert of solo works and interviews by living composers Nicole Chamberlain, Melissa Dunphy, Reena Esmail, Stacy Garrop, Jennifer Jolley, Emma O’Halloran, Tanner Porter, and Juri Seo.

Khemia Ensemble Premieres UWM Faculty & Student Works

Khemia Ensemble performs new chamber music works by University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee composition faculty Phillip Sink and graduate student composers David Collins, Lawton Hall, and Adam Taylor. Khemia members recorded and produced the works remotely across seven states to create virtual premieres of five UWM original works.

Chamber Music Milwaukee: BRASS!

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.

Jazz Ensemble

The Jazz Ensemble is comprised of 20 undergraduate and graduate students devoted to the study and performance of big band jazz and related styles of music arranged for this instrumentation.

Springdances: Blurring Borders

Jan Serr Studio Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square East - 6th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

SpringDances will feature works from Dance Faculty Mair Culbreth, Simone Ferro, Maria Gillespie and Dan Schuchart, with original composition by Andy Miller and Allen Russell. Guest performance by UWM music professor Bernard Zinck.

UWM Composition and Technology Spring Concert

The Composition and Technology area presents new works by UWM student composers. The live-streamed concert will feature new music paired with multimedia accompanied by short introductions by the composers.

Playboy of the Western World (Theatre Fest ’21)

Playboy of the Western World is our fourth (of five) productions in Theatre Fest '21. We have reimagined this classic as an old-time radio drama.  Our Playboy is a tour de force of sound engineering and voice-acting. Listen as we dive into... Read More

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Celeste Contreras

Celeste Contreras is a Xicana - Indigenous artist who works in mixed mediums to share stories of ceremony, culture and tradition. Her work includes illustrations, print, book arts and animation.

Makers!21 Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Makers21! is an annual juried student exhibition, and first ever virtual event,  showcasing the art and design work from the Peck School of the Arts Jewelry and Metalsmithing and Digital Fabrication and Design Area students.

Wind Ensemble

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The final Wind Ensemble concert of the 2020-21 season features music by Gustav Holst, Evelin Auger, Tielman Susato, Felix Mendelssohn and Karl King. Serving as guest conductor of Mendelssohn's Overture Op. 24 for chamber winds, will be Dr. David Turrill, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Muskingum University (OH).

Symphony Band & University Community Band

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Please join us for the final concert of the year as UWM's Symphony Band and University Band perform an exciting and varied program of works for concert band. The Symphony Band is under the direction of Dr. Scott R. Corley and the University Community Band will be led by graduate conductors Matthew Dutczak and Ross Venneberg.

Twelfth Night

We close Theatre Fest '21 with Twelfth Night.  From our Mainstage Theatre, we transplant Shakespeare’s romantic comedy to the wild high society of 1920’s London and transformed into a powerfully-funny, gender-bending exposé of social bullying, elitism, lust, and personal desire. View... Read More

Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert & Beethoven “Pastoral”

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

UWM Symphony Orchestra's final concert will feature the winners of the 2020 Concerto Competition. Ian Wasserman will perform Haydn's Cello Concerto No. 1, and Zachary Childress will perform Haydn's Oboe Concerto arranged for Saxophone. UWM Symphony will conclude its season with Beethoven's Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral," which depicts the power and beauty of nature.

Jazz Ensemble

UWM Jazz Ensemble The Jazz Ensemble is comprised of 20 undergraduate and graduate students devoted to the study of big band jazz and its related musical styles arranged for this instrumentation. Music is performed from a diverse array of composers... Read More

Recurring

WORKING: A Musical (Theatre Fest ’21)

Theatre Fest '21 continues with Working: A Musical (Concert Version). Working is based on real-life stories collected by Studs Terkel and includes songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, James Taylor, and Micki Grant. Our concert version is a testament to strength, tenacity, and... Read More

Recurring

Songs of Work & Protest (Theatre Fest ’21)

Theatre Fest '21 continues with Songs of Work & Protest, an ensemble piece combining song, dance, and story. This presentation is crafted by students, and explores how work and song connect and express the class struggle. SHOW STREAMING DATES & TIMES April... Read More

UWM Steel PANthers at Make Music Milwaukee

The UWM Steel PANthers Steel Band will be performing in the Make Music Milwaukee celebration that is part of international Make Music Day, an annual event. The group will be performing downtown in the plaza of the 310W building.

Dancemakers 2021

Virtual Event Virtual Event

Dancemakers features bold eclecticism in contemporary dance works by Peck School of the Arts MFA candidates in dance. Their dances draw from African Diaspora, tap, modern, hip hop, ballet, and other contemporary dance forms.

2021 Sum Total: Department of Art & Design Faculty Exhibition

INOVA Gallery at Kenilworth Square East INOVA Gallery at Kenilworth Square East | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

An unmissable, biennial exhibition by Art & Design faculty & staff, Sum Total 2021 brings diverse and delightful, multimedia and Milwaukee-made works of art to the KSE Gallery.

Film Dept Faculty Screening

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Get to know the output and inner minds of the Film, Video, Animation and New Genres faculty and staff at this all-star screening. Expect drama, documentary, experimentation, comedy, appropriation, and the unexpected. Many of the artists, your teachers, will be in attendance.

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square East - 6th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is comprised of 20 undergraduate and graduate students and performs a wide variety of music composed or arranged for jazz big band.

Korea Weekend Celebration (한국의 날)

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The Korean American Faculty & Staff Association at UWM and Korean American Association of Milwaukee host the 2021 KOREA Weekend (한국의 날) Celebration. With the generous support from Korean Consulate General in Chicago this year's event will be a 2-day event.

Wind Ensemble/Symphony Band

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Wind Ensemble/Symphony Band  Dates/Time:  Friday, October 15, 2021 7:30 p.m. CT Ticket Pricing – In Person: General – $11 Senior/UWM Faculty & Staff – $9 Youth under 18 – Free (Ticket must be picked up at PSOA Box Office) UWM Student... Read More

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square East - 6th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is comprised of 20 undergraduate and graduate students and performs a wide variety of music composed and arranged for jazz big band.

CANCELED – UWAY Concert #1

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts - Helen Bader Concert Hall | 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

UWAY Concert #1 This event has been canceled. This event has been canceled. If you have purchased tickets, please check your email for refund information from the PSOA Box Office. We invite you to explore the Peck School of the Arts’... Read More

String Academy of Wisconsin Halloween Concert

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The String Academy of Wisconsin presents our annual Fall/Halloween Concert.  Violin/Viola students, ranging in age 4 to 18 and beginner to advanced levels, will perform works of various styles and composers.

Milwaukee Underground Film Festival

UWM Union Cinema UWM Union Cinema (2nd Floor) | 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The 20th Milwaukee Underground Film Festival runs November 11-13th in various locations. It is a student-run film festival showcasing international underground, independent and experimental films. 

New Dancemakers 2021: Viewed & Perceived

Mitchell Hall (Studio 254) Mitchell Hall (Studio 254) | 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Senior capstone choreographic works by our BA and BFA students.

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square East - 6th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is a jazz big band comprised of 20 undergraduate and graduate musicians who share a passion for the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Maria Schneider, and other luminary jazz composers and arrangers.

Contemporary Craft Exhibition and Sale

INOVA Gallery at Kenilworth Square East INOVA Gallery at Kenilworth Square East | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

This event will feature handmade student work from across many disciplines within the Peck School of the Arts, including jewelry and metalsmithing, print and narrative forms, ceramics, photography and imaging, fibers, sculpture, digital fabrication and design, and design and visual communications.

5th House Ensemble: Rivers Empyrean and Student Work Premieres

Jan Serr Studio Jan Serr Studio (Kenilworth Square East - 6th Floor) | 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Fifth House Ensemble is pleased to present the world premieres of four exciting new works written by UWM student composers Adam Taylor, Lawton Hall, Gavin Roberts, and Alex Malin. 5HE will also present several pieces from their environmentally-focused program Rivers Empyrean.

Tuba Euphonium Studio Recital

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

Come join the UWM Tuba and Euphonium studio for an evening of music.  The program includes works by Gregson, Sparke, Jacobs and others!

First Year Musical Theatre Fall Showcase

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The class of 2025 will present a showcase, All 4 One: an evening of quartets from the musical theatre canon.

UWM Guitar Student Concert

Music Recital Hall Music Recital Hall, Room 175 | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

End of the semester Guitar studio Solo performances.