Musical Gifts in 2016-17

Closeup of piano strings

Join us at the school’s Brechemin Auditorium for more than 60 concerts and music-related events offered free of charge in 2016-17, thanks to the generosity of School of Music friend Mina B. Person. A member of the Brechemin family that has made so much possible for students at the school over the past five decades, Person’s gift creates learning and performance opportunities for School of Music students and the greater UW Music community.  

Free Admission to Select Concert Season Events in 2016-17

Admission to all events listed below is free, thanks to thoughtful support from School of Music friend Mina Person. 

Oct. 23 (Sun)
Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds

Members of the UW Wind Ensemble perform works arranged for small ensembles.

Brechemin Auditorium, 1:30 pm
 

Oct. 25, 26 (Tue, Wed)

Guest Artist Recital and Master Class: Eduardus Halim, piano

Professor of piano studies at New York University performs the colorful, evocative “Goyescas,” by Spanish composer Enrique Granados on Oct. 25 and leads a free master class with UW piano students on Oct. 26.

Oct. 25              Recital: 7:30 pm, Brechemin Auditorium             
Oct. 26              Master Class: 4:30 pm, Brechemin Auditorium

 

Oct. 28 (Fri)

Marc Seales: Piano Jazz

Noted Northwest jazz pianist Marc Seales, a professor in the UW’s Jazz Studies program, presents a program of music for solo piano in the first performance of this quarterly piano series.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Oct. 28 (Fri)

Littlefield Organ Series: Halloween Organ Concert

Students of Carole Terry perform spooky organ classics—including Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor—on the UW’s Littlefield Organ.

Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, 7:30 pm

  

Nov. 10 (Thu)

Brechemin Piano Series

UW music students perform works for piano.

Brechemin Auditoriumm 7:30 p.m.

 

Nov. 12 (Sat)

Symposium: Music of Max Reger

UW Music and Seattle’s St. Mark’s Cathedral co-present a symposium celebrating the organ music of German composer Max Reger November 11 and 12 at the School of Music, with affiliated events at Seattle’s St. Mark’s Cathedral.

 Lecture: “What to Listen for in the Music of Max Reger”
Jonathan Bernard, School of Music

2:45 pm, Brechemin Auditorium           

Lecture: “The Chamber Works of Max Reger”
Christopher Anderson, Southern Methodist University

4 pm, Brechemin Auditorium    

Recital: Chamber Music of Max Reger

This recital showcases little-known works by Reger, performed by School of Music students and faculty, including selected lieder sung by Music History professor Stephen Rumph. Program includes Clarinet Sonata in F-sharp Minor, Op 49, No. 2; Serenade in D Major, Op 77a; Cello Sonata in A Minor, Op. 116; and other works.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm

 

Nov. 13 (Sun)

Barry Lieberman and Friends Recital: Ted Botsford, double bass

A solo recital by Seattle Symphony principal bass Ted Botsford kicks off the 2016-17 Barry Lieberman and Friends series, featuring master classes and recitals by noted performers, including Seattle Symphony players, touring symphony musicians, young innovators, and rising classical music stars. Botsford also presents a free master class at the same time and location on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Brechemin Auditorium, 2 pm   

 

Nov. 15 (Tue)
Concerto Competition: Strings

UW strings performance students compete for a chance to perform with the UW Symphony.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

Nov. 18 (Fri)

Concerto Competition: Piano/Keyboard

UW keyboard performance students compete for a chance to perform with the UW Symphony.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. 

 

Nov. 19 (Sat)

Barry Lieberman and Friends Master Class: Ted Botsford, double bass

Seattle Symphony principal bass Ted Botsford leads a free master class with students of Barry Lieberman.

Brechemin Auditorium, 2 pm   

 

Nov. 21 (Mon)

Concerto Competition: Brass, Woodwind, and Percussion

UW instrumental performance students compete for a chance to perform with the UW Symphony.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Nov. 22 (Tue)

Baroque Ensemble

Carole Terry and Tekla Cunningham direct UW music students in a program of music of the Baroque era.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

Nov. 28 (Mon)

Voice Division Recital

UW voice students present their fall quarter divisional recital.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

Dec. 1 (Thu)

Brechemin Piano Series

UW music students perform works for piano.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Dec. 2 (Fri)

Scholarship Chamber Group: Corda Quartet

The School of Music presents the debut UW performance of Corda Quartet—violinists Heather Borror and Judith Kim, violist Emmeran Pokorny, and cellist Yang Lu—co-winners of the 2016 UW Strings and Piano Chamber Ensemble Competition.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Dec. 4 (Sun)

Intersections: Music, Words, and Pictures
Pre-concert lecture: Leroy Searle, UW Professor of English:
“Listening with Your Eyes Open”

Piano Professor Robin McCabe produces this quarterly series highlighting music inspired by great works of literature, performed by top UW music students and special guests. Each performance includes a pre-concert lecture.

Program:

Lori Laitman: Four Dickinson Songs

Yoojeong Cho, soprano

Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela

Logan Esterling, English horn

Schumann: From Fantasy Pieces, Op. 12

Andrew Chen, piano

Ravel: “Mother Goose Suite,” piano, four hands

Irene Chen, Kay Yeh, piano

Nikita Koshkin: Usher Waltz

Connor Ritchie, guitar

Franz Liszt: Sposalizio

Steven Damouni, piano

 

Brechemin Auditorium
Lecture: 4 pm
Concert: 4:30 pm   

 

Dec. 6 (Tue)

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert

Marisol Berríos-Miranda and Students

Caribbean Music and Dance

Fall Quarter Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Marisol Berríos-Miranda is joined by her students in a performance of music and dance from the Caribbean traditions, exploring the rhythms of salsa, plena, bomba, merengue, and rumba.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

Dec. 7 (Wed)

Jazz Innovations, Part I

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Dec. 8 (Thu)

Jazz Innovations, Part II

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Jan.12 (Thu)

Lecture-Recital: Dainius Vaicekonis, piano

UW alumnus and former artist-in-residence Dainius Vaicekonis, now head of keyboard studies at Seattle Pacific University, presents a lecture-recital focused on aspects of unity in the last three piano sonatas of Beethoven: Opus 109, Opus 110, and Opus 111.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

  

Jan. 15 (Sun)

Littlefield Organ Series: Timothy Olsen

Professor of Organ at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts performs a recital on the UW’s Littlefield Organ.

Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, 3 pm

 

Jan. 19 (Thu)

Guest Artist Recital and Master Class: Arthur Greene, piano

Pianist Arthur Greene of the University of Michigan leads a free master class with UW piano students. Greene also presents a solo piano recital.

Brechemin Auditorium

Master Class: 3:30 pm

Recital: 7:30 pm

 

Feb 2 (Thu)

Scholarship Chamber Group: Evergreen Trio

Co-winners of the School of Music’s 2016 Strings and Piano Chamber Competition, the Evergreen Trio, coached by faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, features the musical talents of  Natalie Ham, flute, Vijay Chalasani, viola, and Lauren Wessels, harp.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.   

 

Feb. 9 (Thu)

Brechemin Piano Series

UW music students perform works for piano.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Feb.10 (Fri)

Guitar Studio Recital

Students of Michael Partington perform works for classical guitar.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Feb. 12 (Sun)

Scholarship Recital

UW Music scholarship students--including the 2016-17 Brechemin Scholars—are presented in recital.

Brechemin Auditorium, 2 p.m.

 

Feb. 15 (Wed)

Jazz Innovations, Part I

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Feb. 16 (Thu)

Jazz Innovations, Part II

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm

 

Feb. 17 (Fri)

Marc Seales: Piano Jazz

Noted Northwest jazz pianist Marc Seales, a professor in the UW’s Jazz Studies program, performs solo and with special guests in this quarterly piano series.

7:30 p.m., Brechemin Auditorium

 

Feb. 18, 19 (Sat, Sun)

Barry Lieberman and Friends Master Class and Recital: Chris Burns

Tacoma Symphony principal bass Chris Burns leads a master class with students of Barry Lieberman on Feb. 18 and performs a recital of music composed or arranged for double bass on Feb. 19. 

Brechemin Auditorium, 2 p.m.

 

Feb 18 (Sat)

Faculty Recital: Cyndia Sieden, soprano;  Rhonda Kline, piano

Noted Northwest soprano and UW voice instructor Cyndia Sieden and pianist Rhonda Kline, head of accompanying for UW Music, present a concert of arias and art songs for voice and piano.

Brechemin Auditorium, 5:30 p.m

 

Feb. 21 (Tue)

Baroque Ensemble

Carole Terry and Tekla Cunningham direct UW music students in a program of music of the Baroque era.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

Feb. 26, 28 (Sun, Tue)

Guest Artist Recital and Master Class: Stephen Drury, piano

Pianist Stephen Drury of the New England Conservatory performs Charles Ives’ First Sonata, Beethoven’s Sonata  Op. 109, and the Lachenmann Serynade on Feb. 26 and leads a master class with UW piano students on Feb. 28.

Brechemin Auditorium

Feb. 26 Recital: 4:30 p.m.

Feb. 28 Master Class: 4:30 p.m.   

 

Feb. 27 (Mon)

Voice Division Recital

Students of Thomas Harper, Kari Ragan, and Cyndia Sieden perform art songs and arias from France, Germany, Italy, and beyond.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm    

 

 

Mar. 2 (Thu)

Brechemin Piano Series

UW music students perform works for piano.

Brechemin Auditorium,  7:30 p.m.

 

Mar 5 (Sun)

Intersections: Music, Pictures, and Words

Pre-Concert Lecture: Catherine Roche, UW Lecturer, Art

Sudden Shower Over the Seine: Japanese Woodblock Prints in Paris

Piano Professor Robin McCabe produces this quarterly series highlighting music inspired by great works of literature, performed by top UW music students and special guests. Each performance includes a pre-concert lecture. For the March 5 program, Catherine Roch of the School of Art delivers a pre-concert lecture and UW music students perform works by Debussy, Takemitsu, and others.

Program

Debussy: Images, Book 2

Laure Struber, piano

Takemitsu: And then I knew ’twas Wind

The Evergreen Trio: Natalie Ham, flute; Vijay Chalasani, viola; Lauren Wessels, harp

Brechemin Auditorium
Lecture: 4 pm
Concert: 4:30 pm   

 

Mar. 7 (Tue)

Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Concert

Paco Diez and Students

Spanish Sephardic Folk Music

Winter Quarter Ethnomusicology Visiting Artist Paco Diez, considered one of the most important musicians in Judeo-Spanish music, is joined by his students in this performance of Sephardic folk music from the Iberian musical tradition.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

Apr. 6 (Thu)

Brechemin Piano Series

UW music students perform works for piano.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

Apr. 11 & 12 (Tue, Wed) 

Master Class and Recital: Barry Snyder, piano

Barry Snyder, professor of piano at the Eastman School of Music, performs works by Frank Bridge, Alberto Ginastera, and others in his April 11 recital and leads a free master class with UW piano students on April 12.

April 11 Recital  7:30 p.m.

April 12 Master Class: 4:30 pm

Brechemin Auditorium

 

Apr. 14 (Fri)

Marc Seales: Piano Jazz

Noted Northwest jazz pianist Marc Seales, a professor in the UW’s Jazz Studies program, performs solo and with special guests in this quarterly piano series.

7:30 p.m., Brechemin Auditorium

 

Apr. 15 (Sat)

Kari Ragan: My Mezzos and Me!

Faculty artist Kari Ragan, soprano, joins colleagues Dawn Padula, mezzo-soprano (University of Puget Sound), and Melissa Shiel, mezzo-soprano (Central Washington University), in collaboration with Nikolas Caoile, piano (CWU), in an afternoon of arias, duets and trios by composers such as Strauss, Puccini, and Mozart.

Brechemin Auditorium, 4 pm

 

Apr. 21 (Fri)

UW Chamber Orchestra with Mary Lynch, oboe; UW Chamber Singers

David Alexander Rahbee and Stephen Stubbs conduct members of the UW Symphony and faculty artist (and Seattle Symphony principal) Mary Lynch, oboe; and members of the UW Chamber singers in a program of works by Purcell, Bach, Telemann, and Haydn.

Purcell: Theatrical Music

(Stephen Stubbs, conductor)

Bach: Cantata No. 26, “Ach wie flüchtig, ach wie nichtig”

Telemann: Oboe Concerto in E Minor, TWV 51

Haydn: Symphony No. 39 in G Minor

 

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

Apr. 23 (Sun)

Littlefield Organ Series: Julia Brown

Naxos recording artist Julia Brown, director of music and organist at First United Methodist Church in Eugene, Oregon, performs a recital on the UW’s Littlefield Organ.

Walker-Ames Room, Kane Hall, 3 pm

 

Apr. 28 (Fri)

UW Chamber Orchestra with Luke Fitzpatrick, violin

David Alexander Rahbee conducts members of the UW Symphony and UW violinist Luke Fitzpatrick in a program of works by Vasks and Mozart. 

Pēteris Vasks: Distant Light

Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K550

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

May 4 (Thu)

Brechemin Piano Series

UW music students perform works for piano.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

May 7 (Sun)

Intersections: Music, Words, and Pictures

Pre-Concert Lecture: Ron Moore, UW Philosophy

The Line of Thought: Lyrical Power in Words, Music, and Painting

Piano Professor Robin McCabe produces this quarterly series highlighting music inspired by great works of literature, performed by top UW music students and special guests. Each performance includes a pre-concert lecture. The May 7 program includes a pre-concert lecture by UW Philosophy Professor Ronald Moore, and performances by UW piano and voice students.

Franz Liszt: Dante Sonata  

Gabriel Manalac, piano

Songs from Shakespeare texts

Gemma Balinbin, voice 

Brechemin Auditorium
Lecture: 4 pm
Concert: 4:30 pm   

 

May 11 (Thu)

Scholarship Chamber Group: Evergreen Trio

Co-winners of the School of Music’s 2016 Strings and Piano Chamber Competition, the Evergreen Trio, coached by faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, features the musical talents of  Natalie Ham, flute, Vijay Chalasani, viola, and Lauren Wessels, harp.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.   

 

May 13 (Sat)

Frequency: Bach Refractions

Frequency turns its lens on Bach in this performance by the trio—UW faculty members Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir (cello) and Melia Watras (viola), and Pacific Northwest Ballet concertmaster Michael Jinsoo Lim (violin)—of selections from Bach’s Goldberg Variations, arranged for string trio. Works from each instrument’s solo repertoire demonstrating other composers’ takes on Bach rounds out the program by this dynamic group of top-flight musicians.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm

 

May 15 (Mon)

Voice Division Recital

Students of Thomas Harper, Kari Ragan, and Cyndia Sieden perform art songs and arias from France, Germany, Italy, and beyond.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

May 17 (Wed)

Jazz Innovations, Part I

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

May 18 (Thu)

Jazz Innovations, Part II

Student jazz ensembles pay homage to the icons of jazz and break new ground with original progressive jazz compositions.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

May 20, 21 (Sat, Sun)

Barry Lieberman and Friends Master Class: Catalin Rotaru

Virtuoso bassist Catalin Rotaru, professor of Music at Arizona State University, leads a master class with students of Barry Lieberman on May 20 and performs a recital of music composed or arranged for double bass on May 21.

Brechemin Auditorium, 2 p.m.

 

May 23 (Tue)

Baroque Ensemble

Carole Terry and Tekla Cunningham direct UW music students in a program of music of the Baroque era.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

  

May 25 (Thu)

Brechemin Piano Series

UW music students perform works for piano.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

 

May 26 (Fri)
Guitar Studio Recital

Students of Michael Partington perform music performed or arranged for classical guitar.

Brechemin Auditorium, 7:30 pm   

 

May 27 (Sat)
Scholarship String Quartet: Corda Quartet

The School of Music presents the Corda Quartet—violinists Heather Borror and Judith Kim, violist Emmeran Pokorny, and cellist Yang Lu—the UW’s scholarship string quartet for the 2016-17 academic year.

Brechemin Auditoriumm, 7:30 p.m.

 

A full listing of all events on the UW Music 2016-17 concert season is available here.