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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. 
Recently appointed artist-in-residence Tekla Cunningham teaches baroque violin at the UW School of Music. Read more about the artist, who serves as conductor of the orchestra of the UW's ensemble-in-residence Pacific MusicWorks, in this August 7, 2015 Seattle TImes profile.
The School of Music has long been a source of affordable performances of great music from across genres. But now we have even more to offer music lovers in our region. In 2015-16, we have done away with the cost of admission to more than 50 concerts and music-related events at the School’s Brechemin Auditorium and the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall. This development is made possible thanks to the generosity of School of Music friend Mina B. Person, a member of the Brechemin family that has for... Read more