Two Films by Ana Vaz & Nicolas Pereda

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

This program pairs two films by Nicolas Pereda & Ana Vaz. Nicolas Pereda's My Skin Luminous, originally commissioned by the Mexican Ministry of Education, is a hypnotically mysterious, hybrid object that unravels and metamorphoses within the walls of a school.

Winterdances 2022: All That You Touch You Change

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Winterdances 2022: All That You Touch You Change Winterdances: All That You Touch You Change features new works investigating the experience of our impact on the environment. Choreographers offer moving meditations on the perception of time, the archive of experience in our... Read More

Winterdances 2022: High School Matinee & High School Day

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

UWM High School Dance Day is the best way for high school students to learn about the life of a dance major at the esteemed Peck School of the Arts. Individuals and groups are welcome to register.

Vocal Showcase Recital

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

Join us for a recital featuring outstanding student vocalists from the UWM voice area. This recital, presented as a part of the 2022 Vocal Arts Festival.

Winterdances Studio Workshop Day

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

UWM Dance Studio Workshop Day is the best way for high school students to learn about the life of a dance major at Peck School of the Arts, University of Wisconsin’s only School of the Arts. Individuals and groups are welcome to register.

Vocal Arts Festival Final Concert

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

Join us in a free choral concert featuring Concert Chorale, UWM's premier choral ensemble, and the Vocal Arts Festival Choir, a group comprising 120 of the finest high school singers from around the region.

Short Films by Morgan Quaintance

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

This program presents a selection of recent short films from one of the most exciting emerging voices in artist-made cinema. Morgan Quaintance is a London-based writer, musician, broadcaster, and curator.

Stefanie Jacob, Piano Masterclass Series

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

Stefanie Jacob made her solo debut with the Boston Pops at age 17 and her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1984. An avid chamber musician, she was twice awarded Second Prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and received Indiana University's Leo Weiner Prize for Chamber Music.

Jazz Ensemble

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is 20-member jazz big band that studies and performs the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Charles Mingus, Quincy Jones, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Maria Schneider.

Hope & Healing: A UWM Voice Faculty Recital

Milwaukee, WI

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.

Two Videos by Charlotte Prodger

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Charlotte Prodger is a British artist working with moving image, printed image, sculpture and writing.

World Percussion Night

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

The UWM Percussion Area hosts World Percussion Night in the beautiful Jan Serr Studio, featuring special guest Samba da Vida MKE alongside the UWM Steel PANthers Steel Band and other student ensembles.

Ste. Anne by Rhayne Vermette

UWM Union Cinema 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

This stirring debut feature by Manitoban filmmaker and artist Rhayne Vermette is a formally alluring examination of home by way of places and people.

This is Modern Art

Kenilworth Five-0-Eight 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

This Is Modern Art takes you racing over the rooftops, through the history of graffiti art, and face-to-face with the question: Where does art belong?  Graffiti crews are willing to risk anything for their art.

Dr. Eli Kalman, Piano Masterclass Series

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

Romanian-born pianist Eli Kalman has performed extensively in Romania, Israel, Germany, Hungary, Japan, United States and Canada.

Jazz Ensemble

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

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is a 20-musician jazz big band that performs the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Charles Mingus, Melba Liston, Thad Jones, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lennie Niehaus, and Maria Schneider.

Sing into Spring Choral Concert

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

UWM's Bella Voce, Kameraden, and Alta Voce choirs for an evening of choral music featuring selections from a variety of styles, time periods, and cultures.

UWM Concert Chorale Winter Concert

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

Join UWM’s flagship choral ensemble for an evening of engaging and emotional choral music. Hear compositions from Finland, South Korea, and South Africa, music of Bruckner, Weelkes, Brian Edward Galante, and the Beatles, two spiritual settings, and movements from Joel Thompson’s Seven Last Words of the Unarmed.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

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

Chamber Music Milwaukee presents an evening of works by UWM faculty composers Will Heinrichs, Phillip Sink, Josh Backes, and Nathan Nokes.

American College Dance Association – Livestream Concerts

The UWM Dance Department hosts the American College Dance Association (ACDA) North-Central Regional Conference, March 18-22, 2022.  26 schools from across the Midwest and beyond will gather to share their creative work over 6 different concerts.

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band

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

A new double concerto by composer Stacy Garrop, Alpenglow follows the sun’s journey over soaring mountains, from the slow pre-dawn hour through the shimmering twilight.

Prince of Denmark

Kenilworth Five-0-Eight 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

An imagined prequel to Shakespeare's HAMLET.  Michael Lesslie's play explores the world of a younger Hamlet and gives us answers to many of the questions that Shakespeare left up in the air. 

Michael Mizrahi, Piano Masterclass Series

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

Pianist MICHAEL MIZRAHI has appeared as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and teaching artist in major concert halls around the world. A first prize winner in several international competitions, he has been praised as "intrepid" (Philadelphia Inquirer), "engaging" (Houston Chronicle), and "endlessly fascinating" (WQXR New York).

UWM Opera Theatre presents “Little Women” by Mark Adamo

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

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.

UWM Symphony Orchestra with Ken-David Masur

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

Join us for an amazing evening of music.

Tower Duo

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

Please join us for an evening with Tower Duo, featuring Erin Helgeson Torres (flute) and Michael Rene Torres (saxophone).  Their innovative program will include works by Harrison, Kernohan, Lamb, Redman, Torres, Weait, Williams, and Zilinick.

Simon Gollo, Chamber Music Masterclass – Piano Masterclass Series

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

Associate Professor of Violin and Orchestral Conducting at New Mexico State University, Simon Gollo will conduct a chamber music class for pianists and string players. Selected as the recipient of Spring 2021 College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Scholarship, New Mexico State University.

Cosmo Reed Quintet Premieres

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

The graduate Cosmo Reed Quintet will premiere new works by UWM composers Barbara Howe, Gavin Roberts, Adam Taylor, Ben Piette, Eli Drews, and Clark Hudec.

Chamber Music Milwaukee “Tanguano”

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

UWM piano faculty Elena Abend and violin professor at New Mexico State University Simon Gollo, come together to bring an exciting program of Beethoven, Brahms and Piazzolla including his "Tanguano" for violin and piano.

Jazz Ensemble

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

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is a 20-musician jazz big band that performs music from Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Charles Mingus, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Lennie Niehaus, and Maria Schneider.

The Laramie Project

Kenilworth Square East 5th Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The Laramie Project, one of the most-performed theatre pieces in America, is a breathtaking collage that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

Suzuki & Pre-College Guitar Program Spring Recital

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

The Pre-College Division Guitar Program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee offers thorough and comprehensive guitar instruction for children and teens of all skill levels aged 5-18.

Chamber Music Milwaukee

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

Chamber Music Milwaukee
Enjoy an evening of chamber music performed by UWM faculty members Jennifer Clippert (flute), Claudia Lasareff-Mironoff (viola) and guest Lauren Hayes (harp).

Springdances 2022: The Ground Is Not Our Only Home

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Springdances 2022: The Ground is Not Our Only Home brings together four unique dancemakers reflecting on the nature of being, bridging and belonging. These dances explore aerial apparatus, bold video projections, repetition and the subtlety of touch. Through a broad... Read More

Art & Design MFA Exhibition: Echoes in Time

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

Celebrate with our graduating MFA artists, who exhibit their finest work and share their creative journeys.

**CANCELED** UWM Dance Studio Workshop Day

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI

UWM Dance Studio Workshop Day is the best way for high school students to learn about the life of a dance major at the esteemed Peck School of the Arts. Individuals and groups are welcome to register.

Wind Ensemble/Symphony Band Concert

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

Join us for an amazing evening of music.

Into The Woods

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim takes everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, musically sophisticated event.  The Tony Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching. 

BA / BFA Exhibitions and Reception

Kenilworth Square East 4th Floor Gallery 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

The Department of Art and Design will host the Spring 2022 BA / BFA Exhibition at Kenilworth Square East.

Jazz Ensemble

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

The UWM Jazz Ensemble is a 20-musician jazz big band that performs the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Woody Herman, Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Maria Schneider.

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners’ Concert with David Bloom

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

UWM Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition Winners' Concert with David Bloom Noted for his “rockstar energy” (Urban Milwaukee) and “graceful sensitivity” (I Care If You Listen), guest conductor David Bloom of Present Music and Contemporaneous joins student soloists for the Concerto... Read More

Art and Design Open Studios

Kenilworth Square East 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Please join the Department of Art and Design and explore the "Kenilworth Square East" galleries and studios. The building is a 6-floor, 500,000-square-foot, industrial artist studio space and home to award-winning graduate students and faculty in Art and Design.

David Russell Classical Guitar Recital

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

Grammy Award-winning guitarist David Russell concert at UW-Milwaukee. PSOA School of Art

Choral Collage Concert

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

UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, Kameraden, and Alta Voce for their final performance of the 2021-2022 school year. The program features diverse choral music spanning a variety of styles, time periods, and cultures.

MKE Mass Steel Band

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

Steel pan ensembles and individual performers from around Wisconsin will come together to form the 2022 MKE Mass Steel Band, hosted by the UWM Steel PANthers Steel Band. The event will feature a lively combination of traditional music and pop transcriptions performed by the large, joint ensemble. The concert will be headlined by guest artist Alex Fragiskatos, who arranged a majority of the music to be performed.

**CANCELED**Francisco Flores, Chamber Music Masterclass – Piano Masterclass Series

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

**CANCELED** Francisco Flores, Chamber Music Masterclass - Piano Masterclass Series Francisco Flores was awarded First Prize in the “Maurice André” International Contest, the most renowned trumpet Contest in the world, as well as First Prize in the “Philip Jones” International... Read More

**CANCELED** Elena Abend and Francisco Flores – Collaborative Recital

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

**CANCELED** Elena Abend and Francisco Flores - Collaborative Recital UWM Piano Faculty Elena Abend and fellow Venezuelan trumpet virtuoso Francisco Flores, join forces in a recital of exciting Latin American and Spanish music. Date/Time: Thursday, May 12, 2022 7:30 p.m.... Read More

Film Department Senior Screenings

Bolton Hall (Room 150) 3210 N Maryland Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Join us in celebrating the class of 2022 and their fantastic films! Seniors work all year on writing, producing, editing, and polishing short films of their own design. Come see some of the most unique and exciting films coming out of Milwaukee!

UWM String Academy Summer Programs

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

Students ages 4-18 at the UWM String Academy learn to use their minds, ears, and bodies to express themselves through music. Through this journey, each child learns valuable lessons in problem solving, concentration, consistency and discipline, developing self-confidence, perseverance through... Read More

UpStart: An MFA Dance Research Concert

Mitchell Hall (Studio 254) 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

UpStart: An MFA Dance Research Concert Second-year MFA in Dance students present an evening of new, experimental works in preparation for their culminating thesis projects. Featuring a wide array of approaches to the choreograph method, from deeply embodying tradition to... Read More

UWM String Academy Fall 2022 Programs

UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts 2400 E Kenwood Blvd, Milwaukee

Students ages 4-18 at the UWM String Academy learn to use their minds, ears, and bodies to express themselves through music. Through this journey, each child learns valuable lessons in problem solving, concentration, consistency and discipline, developing self-confidence, perseverance through... Read More

Continuum 2022: Sitelines 42

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

Continuum 2022: Sitelines 42 will present Professor Emerita Leslie Vansen’s studio work, including paintings, produced throughout her forty-two years of teaching at UWM, alongside selected works by about 50 alumni at the KSE Gallery.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Chip Thomas

Online
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Chip Thomas, aka “jetsonorama” is a photographer, public artist, activist and physician who has been working between Monument Valley and The Grand Canyon on the Navajo nation since 1987.

Korea Day Celebration and Symphony Orchestra Concert

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

Korea Day Celebration at UWM The Korean American Faculty & Staff Association at UWM and Korean American Association of Milwaukee host the 2022 KOREA Day (한국의 날) Celebration on Friday, October 7 at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing... Read More

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Based on the unfinished Charles Dickens' novel, this detective story of murder, love, and sleepy town opium dens has tantalized readers for ages. This musical version, written by Rupert Holmes (who also had a #1 pop hit with Escape-The Piña Colada Song), won Tony awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical Score.

Solo Duo Concert

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

The UWM Classical Guitar Department puts on an evening of music.

UWM String Academy Halloween Concert

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

Come see the incredible students of the UWM String Academy (ages 3-18) perform a festive Halloween program. There will be costumes, tricks, and treats.

The Sparrow

Kenilworth Five-0-Eight 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

Emily Book, orphan, and high school senior must come to terms with the consequences of using her supernatural powers.

Masterworks Concert

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

Join the UWM choirs and symphony orchestra for an evening of choral/orchestral masterworks conducted by Dr. Jun Kim.

Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble and Steel PANthers Steel Band

Jan Serr Studio 2155 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The Afro-Caribbean Jazz Ensemble and the Steel PANthers Steel Band will join forces to present a memorable evening of lively music in the beautiful Jan Serr Studio.

UWM Piano Studio Recital

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

UWM Piano Studio will present a varied program including piano solo and chamber music repertoire.

UWM Dance Studio Workshop Day

Mitchell Hall (Studio 254) 3203 N. Downer Ave., Milwaukee, WI

UWM Dance Studio Workshop Day is open to all interested dance students ages 15 and up. Studio Workshop Day is the best way for high school students to learn from our internationally known faculty and interact with senior BFA and BA students.

UWM Percussion Ensemble

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

The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents its annual Fall concert, featuring a wide variety of instruments, sounds, and compositions from different periods.

UWM Student Chamber Music Recital

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

UWM Students Perform! A variety of chamber music masterpieces.

Piggsville | A New Dramaworks Production

Mainstage Theatre 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

A Hamlet inspired story centering around a man’s challenges running the family brewery after the sudden and suspicious death of his father. A new play, written by UWM Theatre’s own Alvaro Saar Rios, Piggsville takes place in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley.

Musical Theatre Capstone Recital

Kenilworth Five-0-Eight 2155 N Prospect Ave., Milwaukee, WI

This variety showcase of upper-level musical theatre majors explores their development at UWM and the promising futures in store.

Sounds of the Season Choral Concert

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

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, Kameraden, and Alta Voce choirs for an evening of eclectic choral music from around the world.

UWAY Returns!

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

UWAY's first concert since the program went on hiatus, due to the global pandemic.