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Kenilworth Open Studios

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

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Portia Cobb

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

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Nina Ghanbarzadeh

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

Iranian-born artist Nina Ghanbarzadeh works at the intersection of text and image, using text to create movement, texture and the possibility of abstraction.

*CANCELED* Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Amanda Boetzkes

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

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).

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.

Sensoria | If Not Winter

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

Sensoria: Experiments in Sound and Performance, celebrates its sixth season with Artistic Director Amanda Schoofs.

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kate Mondloch

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

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.

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.

Concerto Competition Winners 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

The annual UWM Symphony Orchestra's Concerto Competition winners will be performing. Dukas' "Sorcerer's Apprentice" and Sibelius' "Karelia Suite" are among the titles that will be performed.

Miscast: A Musical Theatre Student Cabaret Project

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

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.

String Academy Honors Recital

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

Come hear String Academy of Wisconsin students perform solo works on the Spring 2020 Honors Recital. Performers range in age of 5 to 18 years.

Recital is Free and open to the Public.

UWM Youth Wind & Percussion Ensembles (UWAY) – Concert #3

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 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

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.”

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Kim Beckmann

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

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

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 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

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Erin Loree

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

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

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* Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Arijit Sen

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

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.

*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* Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Martha Glowacki

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

Explore the intersections between visual art and the natural sciences with sculptor and installation artist Martha Glowacki.

*CANCELED* Playing With Power

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

Playing With Power is an entirely new kind of theatre. Two siblings rediscover their childhood in memories told through classic video games like Super Mario, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokemon, and many more.

*CANCELED* Clippert Plays Mozart & Beethoven’s “Eroica”

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 year 2020 marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth and, to celebrate it, UWM Symphony will perform Beethoven's "Eroica".

*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* Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Melanie Yazzie

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

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.

*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* Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Dewey Tafoya

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

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.

*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* Milwaukee Composers Collective

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

Milwaukee Composers Collective presents a diverse recital of new music.

*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.

Jewelry & Metalsmithing Online Summer Workshops

Jewelers and metalsmiths of all levels are invited to expand their skills with the exciting and challenging summer intensive workshops - available online only during spring/summer 2020.

UWM Jazz 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 University's 20-piece jazz big band will perform music from the catalogs of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Charles Mingus, to Henry Mancini and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and Toshiko Akiyoshi.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Peter Antor

Peter Antor received his MFA in Metalsmithing and Jewelry from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2016 and his BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from Grand Valley State University in 2011.

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI

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

Experience what happens when a small-time mobster with ruthless ambition takes control of the gangster underworld in 1930s Chicago.

UWM Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band In 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

Members of the UWM Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band will share a concert of varied repertoire for winds.

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.

The Resilience of Art: Our Hope for the Future!

The Fall 2020 Musical Theatre Capstone cohort, aka the “Great Eight,” explore the power of artistic expression in challenging times through their theme: The Resilience of Art: Our Hope for the Future! Join them for song, dance, drama and rejuvenation!

UWM Steel PANthers

The UWM Steel PANthers is a student steel pan ensemble that explores the rich traditions of Trinidadian steel band music as well as classical and pop music transcriptions.

Jeron Braxton Screening

A glorious array of Jeron Braxton's films to be screened for Experimental Tuesdays.

University Community Orchestra 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

University Community Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra comprised of students and community members, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from the classical and pops repertoire.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Gina Litherland

Gina Litherland’s fantastical figurative paintings combine memory, the imprint of childhood, the natural world and cultural experiences that often converge and recombine in a passing moment in our daily experience.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: William Estrada

William Estrada grew up in California, Mexico, and Chicago. His teaching and art making practice focus on addressing inequity, migration, historical passivity and cultural recognition in under- represented communities.

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.

Student Animation Showcase

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

This year’s Student Animation Showcase, curated by Magdalena Kalecki and Douglas Pellock Jr, winners of the Ephemeral Animation Prize, features a wide array of animation, from stop motion puppetry to straight up 2d animation, to experimental “destructive” animation.

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

Miscast 2021 Cabaret

Miscast is a style of musical theatre cabaret that leans into the comedy of playing outside of one’s preconceived “type.” Think of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson performing “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story, and let your mind expand as the UWM Theatre students play against their "type"!

*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.

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).

UWM Percussion Ensemble

The UWM Percussion Ensemble presents Recover, featuring four premieres of brand new works that the ensemble helped to commission.

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

BFA/BA Capstone Exhibition

A Department of Art & Design invites you to join us as we celebrate graduating BFA/BA artists and their achievements. Please tour the online exhibition (available May 5th, 2021) featuring the Class of Spring 2021 and their outstanding work.

UWM Steel PANthers

Spaights Plaza

The UWM Steel PANthers is a student steel pan ensemble that explores the rich traditions of Trinidadian steel band music as well as classical and pop music transcriptions.

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

6 Foot Focus (UWM Senior Photography & Imaging Exhibition)

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

Graduating seniors at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts in Photography & Imaging present 6 Foot Focus, an exhibition that showcases the thesis work of five exhibiting artists. This show is the culmination of a year dedicated to the development of a strong studio practice and focused research, and celebrates the unique stylistic and conceptual voice of each student.

Saxophone Ensemble Concert

This diverse program showcases the ensemble repertoire of Marilyn Shrude, Jenni Watson, and Steven Bryant. We are also excited to be premiering new arrangements by Luke Daniels, Adam LuMaye, and Nick Ortiz on the YDS-150 Digital Saxophone!

“You Are Not Alone” – UWM Choirs Spring Concert

Join the UWM Concert Chorale, Bella Voce, Kameraden Chorus, and Alta Voce for a streamed concert about friendship, love, community, and finding peace. The choirs explore music from a wide variety of styles including barbershop, Gospel, musical theatre, spirituals, folk music from various cultures, and historical and contemporary traditional choral works.

Jewelry & Metalsmithing Summer Workshops

Jewelers and metalsmiths of all levels are invited to expand their skills with the exciting and challenging summer workshops. Investigate a variety of techniques and processes and learn new ways to solve problems while exploring your creative potential. For a... 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.

University Community Orchestra String and Percussion Ensemble 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
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

University Community Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra comprised of students and community members, led by conductor Margery Deutsch, performs works from classical and pops repertoire.

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Rain Harris

Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Rain Harris is a sculptor and installation artist who was born in Oakland, CA and currently lives in Kansas City, MO. She received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and her MFA from The Ohio State University.

Experimental Tuesdays: Her Name Was Europa

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

The duo Dornieden and Monroy, also known as OJOBOCA, works fiction and fable from the use of scientific arguments. Here we have the investigation about the Auroch, a species of a wild bovine, first documented case of extinction in the seventeen century.

arx duo

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

A guest artist percussion recital presented by arx duo, featuring works by Peter Klatzow, Robert Honstein, Leonardo Gorosito, Rafael Alberto, and J.S. Bach.

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.

SOLD OUT! UWM Symphony Season Opening Concert – Korea Day Concert with Richard O’Neill

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

SOLD OUT! UWM Symphony Season Opening Concert - Korea Day Concert with Richard O'Neill 2021 Grammy Award winning violist Richard O'Neill joins the UWM Symphony Orchestra for its season-opening concert. In this concert, which is part of the annual UWM... Read More

Rupert Boyd Classical Guitar Recital

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

Australian Guitarist Rupert Boyd Performs a live concert at UWM.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: David Antonio Cruz

Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

David Antonio Cruz is a multidisciplinary artist and a Professor of the Practice in Painting and Drawing at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University.

MKE Unplugged Presents: Mike Dowling & Eccentric Acoustic

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

MKE Unplugged is a free music series featuring predominantly acoustic music performers from around the corner and around the world. All concerts take place in the Jan Serr Studio.
Join us October 7th for Mike Dowling with special guest opening act Eccentric Acoustic.

Fall Choral Showcase – “Comings and Goings”

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

Join UWM's Bella Voce, Kameraden, and Alta Voce choirs for an evening of live choral music - our first in-person concert since March of 2020!

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Jessica Thornton

Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Jessica Thornton is an artist, illustrator, printmaker and community organizer based in Palmer, Alaska. She was born in Åbo, Finland and raised in Huizen, the Netherlands.

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

Street Signs

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

Street Signs is an original jukebox musical featuring familiar songs of the paths we all travel.  Join us on a journey to iconic places such as Oz, Broadway, Beale Street, Penny Lane, and Thunder Road.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Lara Shipley

Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Lara Shipley is an American photographer. Her work has appeared in notable exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, GuatePhoto International Photography Festival in Guatemala, the Benaki Museum in Greece and a recent solo exhibition at the international photography festival Cortona on the Move, in Italy.

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

Spooky Student Showcase: Spooky Movies with FVANG IV

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

Student Filmmakers in Attendance!
Brace yourselves for another Halloween-themed showcase of student films and videos from the Department of Film Video Animation and New Genres. This screening promises to dazzle you with the spookiest, scariest, grossest, and most otherworldly student creations.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Shannon Molter

Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Shannon Molter holds a BFA from the Peck School of the Arts in both Fiber Art and Art Education, with an Honors College certificate in Philosophy.

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: David Clemons

Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

David Clemons was born in El Paso, Texas and spent much of his life in Austin, Texas. Initially he began his undergraduate career attending Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, pursuing a degree program for Biology Art.

Baroque and Beyond: UWM Choral/Orchestral Masterworks 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
Virtual Event Hybrid Event

The UWM choirs and Symphony Orchestra perform music of the Baroque and beyond!

UWM Percussion 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
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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Katrina Andry

Virtual Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

A native of New Orleans, LA, Katrina Andry received an M.F.A in printmaking in 2010. She currently lives and works in New Orleans where she maintains a studio. Andry’s work is often in dialogue with the viewer, asking them to confront their own race and gender biases and to consider how it affects the quality of life of their community writ large.

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. 

MKE Unplugged Presents: Grisha Goryachev

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

MKE Unplugged is a free music series featuring predominantly acoustic music performers from around the corner and around the world. All concerts take place in the Jan Serr Studio. Join us November 10th for Flamenco guitarist Grisha Goryachev.

Hamlet

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

The UWM Theatre Department puts a one-of-a-kind spin on Shakespeare's HAMLET, the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder, and madness.

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Valaria Tatera

Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Valaria Tatera is a visual artist whose work investigates the intersection of ethnicity, gender, commerce, and the environment. A member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Tatera explores self- identity and contemporary Indigenous issues such as the environment, sovereignty, and the co-opting of imagery.

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.

UWM Symphony Band and Steel PANthers Steel Band present “Musical Steel”

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

The UWM Symphony Band and UWM Steel PANthers will share a concert program in Bader Concert Hall at the Zelazo Center of the Performing Arts.

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.

Artists Now! Guest Lecture Series: Ck Ledesma

Milwaukee, WI
Virtual Event Virtual Event

Ck Ledesma is a transdisciplinary artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico, living in the diaspora in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Besides art practices, they are passionate about serving their community and the liberation of all BIPOC people.

UWM Symphony Orchestra

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

UWM Symphony Orchestra December Concert "Baroque Takes Flight" Dates/Time:  Friday, December 3, 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... Read More