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KING FM's Second Inversion channel puts the spotlight on our own UW Modern Music Ensemble (aka Inverted Space) and their three-day festival celebrating the music of Italian composer Bruno Madera. Maderna Fest kicks off Wednesday May 27 at Jack Straw studio in Seattle's University District, and continues Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the UW and at several U District cafes.  Learn more about the composer and his music, including the experimental opera Don Perlimplin, which the ensemble presents... Read more
Magic Flute Dress Rehearsal
On the heels of a fine production of “Semele” in 2014, Pacific MusicWorks honcho Stephen Stubbs, professional singers and the UW School of Music are again joining forces to give students invaluable opera training. Read more in the Seattle Times.
The members of Tyrant Lizard (Ray Larsen, trumpet, Gregg Beslisle-Chi, guitar, Carmen Rothwell, bass) are all involved in the University Of Washington’s Improvised Music Project.  When they came to KPLU for a live studio session, they immediately stated their improvisational intentions by beginning the show with a gorgeous version of Don’t Fence Me In.  (So the first thing we knew about the band was that they have a sense of humor.)  ... Read more
A marimba sized for a giant. Suspended glass domes, artfully arranged. A Chromelodeon, a Kithara, and a Harmonic Canon.  These are just a few of the one-of-a-kind instruments that inventive composer Harry Partch (1901-1974) created to bring his music to life.  Read more in the April issue of Arts and Sciences Perspectives.  
The School of Music presents three opportunities to get up close with the music and handmade instruments of 20th century American composer Harry Partch May 11, 26, and 27 at the UW's Meany Hall. Learn more about the composer and how his collection of instruments landed at the University of Washington in this article from UW Today.  ...