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Fauré foray Oct. 21-25 at UW
What becomes of the talented arts students of the University of Washington once they’ve completed their degree studies? Look no further than the personnel involved with the UW’s upcoming presentation of Gabriel Faure’s 1913 opera Pénélope for an answer. The School of Music’s production of Pénélope, presented in collaboration with Vespertine Opera Theater and Philharmonia Northwest, is a fine example of UW talent making dynamic contributions within the greater Seattle arts... Read more
Chicago's Ensemble Dal Niente
The 21-member Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente claims “some of the best new-music virtuosos around,” says the Chicago Tribune, which promises "bracing sonic adventures” when this new music collective comes to town. The group will explore, collaborate, and perform during its weeklong residency at the School of Music, concluding with an Oct. 30 concert of works by UW faculty composers Joël-François Durand and Huck Hodge and doctoral... Read more
Gabriel Faure - John Singer Sargent
A distinguished assembly of scholars from France, Italy, England, and the United States convene at the UW in October to study, discuss, and perform the music of French composer Gabriel Fauré during “Effable and Ineffable:  Gabriel Fauré and the Limits of Criticism,” an international conference co-sponsored by The UW Simpson Center for the Humanities and the UW School of Music. Associated performances include a production of the composer’s 1913 opera Pénélope, presented by UW Music Oct. 22, 24... Read more
Estonian choral music from touring ensemble Vox Populi on Sept. 19, a tribute to the great Sonny Rollins album “Our Man in Jazz” by faculty drummer Ted Poor and quartet on Oct. 15, and three performances of Gabriel Fauré's rarely-performed 1913 opera... Read more
Jazz Studies graduate student Gregg Beslisle-Chi graces the cover of the September 2015 issue of Earshot Jazz magazine and is the subject of a profile deeming him "a guitarist and composer of mercurial activity yet grounded focus." Read more.