A gift of music: Free admission to more than 50 concerts on our season

UW Music scholarship students present a recital on Feb. 12
UW Music scholarship students present a recital on Feb. 12.

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 many years made so much possible for students at the school. Mina’s gift, added to support from the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office, allows us to throw open the doors to our in-house concert hall this season and offer our audiences a wealth of great music free of all admission charges.

Included in this bounty of musical riches are two top-notch series produced by piano professor Robin McCabe: Beethoven Back to Back (Nov. 13-15), a three performance exploration of the complete piano and violin sonatas of Beethoven, performed by McCabe and violinist Maria Larionoff; and Schubertiade (Dec. 6, Mar. 6, May 1), a quarterly performance showcasing works by the great composer performed by some of our most talented School of Music students. Both series include pre-concert lectures by music scholars from the UW and elsewhere.

Other performances of note include a faculty recital by Michael Partington, guitar (April 24), a performance by The American String Project Chamber Players (March 18), and concerts featuring Ethnomusicology Visiting Artists Lalo Izquierdo (Dec. 8) and Phyllis Byrdwell (March 8).

The annual Littlefield Organ Series, presented at the Walker-Ames Room of Kane Hall, is also included in the School’s list of free concert offerings in 2015-16. Starting with the very popular Halloween Organ Concert on Oct. 30, the series continues on Jan. 10 with a performance by organist Robert Bates from the University of Houston and concludes on April 17 with a performance by Arizona State University organist Kimberly Marshall.

Our students, too, take their moments in the spotlight, with quarterly concerts by our Jazz Studies students (Nov. 18 and 19; Feb. 17 and 18; May 18 and 19), Vocal Performance majors (Oct. 19, Feb. 29, and May 16), and more, including Instrumental Performance students competing on three evenings (Nov. 17, 20, and 23) for opportunities to solo with the UW Symphony.

Finally, we present two performances by our 2015-16 Scholarship Chamber Group, the Daana String Quartet (Dec. 2 and May 15) as well as more than a dozen master classes and performances by visiting artists and performers.

A full list of events is below. Programs and guest artists are subject to change. Visit www.music.washington.edu/calendar for the latest updates.

 

FALL QUARTER EVENTS

Oct. 19 (Mon)
Voice Division Recital
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE 

Oct. 21 (Wed)
Piano Masterclass: David Korevaar
Brechemin Auditorium
4:30  p.m.
FREE

Oct. 22  (Thu)
Piano Masterclass: Roy Howat
Brechemin Auditorium 
4:30 p.m.
FREE 

Oct 23 (Fri)
Recital: The Intimate Fauré
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 pm
FREE

Oct. 25 (Sun)
Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds
Brechemin Auditorium
1:30 p.m.
FREE 

Oct. 30 (Fri)
Littlefield Organ Series: Halloween Organ Concert
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
7:30 pm
FREE

Nov. 9, 10 (Mon, Tue)
Masterclass and Recital: Lydia Artymiw, piano

Nov. 9 Recital
7:30 pm 
Brechemin Auditorium
FREE

Nov. 10 Master Class
5 pm
Brechemin Auditorium
FREE 

Nov. 12 (Thu)
Brechemin Piano Series
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE 

Nov. 13 (Fri)
Beethoven: Back to Back
Pre-concert Lecture: Melinda Bargreen

7 pm Lecture
7:30 p.m. Concert
Brechemin Auditorium
FREE

Nov. 14 (Sat)
Beethoven: Back to Back
Pre-concert Lecture: Lisa Bergman
4 pm Lecture
4:30 p.m. Concert
Brechemin Auditorium
FREE

Nov. 15 (Sun)
Beethoven: Back to Back
Pre-concert Lecture: Sean MacLean
4 pm Lecture
4:30 p.m. Concert 
Brechemin Auditorium
FREE

Nov. 17 (Tue)
Concerto Competition: Strings
Brechemin Auditorium
7 p.m.
FREE

Nov. 18, 19 (Wed, Thu)
Jazz Innovations
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Nov. 20 (Fri)
Concerto Competition: Keyboard
Brechemin Auditorium
7 p.m.
FREE

Nov. 23 (Mon)
Concerto Competition: Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion
Brechemin Auditorium
7 p.m.
FREE

Dec. 2 (Wed)  
Student Chamber Concert: Daana Quartet
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m
FREE

Dec. 3  (Thu)
Brechemin Piano Series
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Dec. 6 (Sun)
Schubertiade
Pre-concert Lecture: George Bozarth
4 pm Lecture
4:30 p.m. Concert
Brechemin Auditorium
FREE

Dec. 8 (Tue)
Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Event:
Lalo Izquierdo and Students
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 pm
FREE

Dec. 12, 13 (Sat, Sun)
Barry Lieberman and Friends: Maximilian Dimoff
Dec. 12 Master Class
Brechemin Auditorium
2 pm
FREE

Dec. 13 Recital
Brechemin Auditorium
2 pm
FREE

WINTER QUARTER EVENTS

 Jan. 5, 6 (Tue, Wed)  
Masterclass and Recital: David Brooks, piano

Jan. 5 Recital: 7:30 pm 
Jan. 6 Master class:  4:30 pm
Brechemin Auditorium
FREE

Jan 10 (Sun)
Littlefield Organ Series: Robert Bates
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
3 pm
FREE

Feb. 10 (Wed)  
Master Class: Glenn Dicterow, violin
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Feb. 11 (Thu)
Brechemin Piano Series
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 17, 18 (Wed, Thu)
Jazz Innovations
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 19 (Fri)  
Guitar Ensemble
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Feb. 23 (Tues)
Baroque Ensemble
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Feb. 29 (Mon)
Voice Division Recital
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Mar. 5 (Sat)
Symphonic Band Chamber Concert
Brechemin Auditorium
1:30 p.m.
FREE

Mar. 6 (Sun)
Schubertiade
Pre-concert Lecture: Stephen Rumph

4 pm Lecture
4:30 p.m. Concert 
FREE
Brechemin Auditorium

Mar 8 (Tue)
Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert
Phyllis Byrdwell and Students
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Mar. 10 (Thu)  
Brechemin Piano Series
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Mar. 18 (Fri.)
Barry Lieberman and Friends: American String Project Chamber Players
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE  

SPRING QUARTER EVENTS

Apr. 7 (Thu)  
Brechemin Piano Series
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Apr. 11 (Mon)  
Clarinet Night
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

Apr. 12 & 13 (Tue, Wed)  
Master Class and Recital: Mark Leonard Anderson, piano

April 12 Recital:  7:30 pm                      
April 13 Master Class: 4:30 pm                     
Brechemin Auditorium  
FREE

Apr. 17 (Sun)
Littlefield Organ Series: Kimberly Marshall
Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall
3 pm    
FREE

Apr. 24 (Sun)
Faculty Recital: Michael Partington, guitar
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 pm    
FREE

May 1 (Sun)
Schubertiade
Pre-concert Lecture: Heidi Tilghman
4 pm Lecture
4:30 p.m. Concert
Brechemin Auditorium
FREE

May 5 (Thu)  
Brechemin Piano Series
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE 

May 15 (Sun)  
Student Chamber Concert: Daana Quartet
Brechemin Auditorium
4:30 p.m.
FREE

May 16 (Mon)  
Voice Division Recital
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

May 18, 19 (Wed, Thu)  
Jazz Innovations
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE

May 21, 22 (Sat, Sun)
Barry Lieberman and Friends: Jordan Anderson, double bass

May 21 Masterclass
May 22 Recital 
2 p.m.
Brechemin Auditorium
FREE 

May 26 (Thu)  
Brechemin Piano Series
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE 

May 27 (Fri)   
Guitar Ensemble
Brechemin Auditorium
7:30 p.m.
FREE