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Chemical Clock
Current and former UW music students are deeply involved in the establishment of a new local record label, Table and Chairs, which celebrates its launch Saturday, March 12, at Seattle's Q. Cafe. The offshoot of an interactive artistic community with strong ties to the UW Jazz Studies Program, the label and the organization of the same name emerged from a weekly improvisation event, The Racer Sessions, organized by School of Music jazz bass instructor Luke Bergman and held every Sunday at... Read more
Thion Diop
Senegalese percussionist Thione Diop wraps up the School's Performing Ethnomusicology Series Friday, March 11 with a workshop and concert of traditional West African music. His appearance is the final event in the School's Winter Quarter Performing Ethnomusicology Series, an array of lectures, seminars, concerts and workshops organized by the School's Ethnomusicology division. A master of the djembe, sabar, tama (talking drum), and djun djun, Thione Diop has been based in... Read more
Giselle Wyers
An Interview with Giselle WyersBy Jeremiah Cawley "It's really a team effort," says Dr. Giselle Wyers of the upcoming performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah, in which she will conduct the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers, and Chorale. In a recent interview, she further expressed her gratitude that such a major concert happens at the UW every winter quarter. She sees it as a special opportunity to collaborate with the UW Director of Orchestral Activities,... Read more
School of Music student Geoffrey Larson has co-founded a fresh new orchestra making waves in the local classical music community. His Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra will appear at Meany Theater Feb. 28 alongside members of the UW Baroque Ensemble (See our events calendar for details). Read more about the group in a recent article in the Seattle Times.
Cesar Castro
Performer, luthier, and scholar Cesar Castro will lead a lecture and discussion on the art of son jarocho Friday, February 25 at the School of Music, the next event in the School's Performing Ethnomusicology Series. A native of Veracruz, Mexico, Cesar Castro is a luthier and an adept musician in the tradition of son jarocho. A member of the famed group Mono Blanco, Castro has been an active participant in the nuevo movimiento jaranero, a movement to restore the... Read more