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Artists Series

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The Artists Series presents excellence in the performing arts. The series presents quality regional, national and international artists, encompassing ballet, modern dance, theater, world music, jazz, pop, orchestral and chamber music. Below is this season's schedule:

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Here is the 2019-20 series lineup

1984 production poster

A modern interpretation

New York based Aquila Theatre presents a modern interpretation of George Orwell's "1984," the dystopian classic centered on the dangers and inescapable outcomes of government overreach and totalitarianism.

Monday, Nov. 4
Vocal Essence singing group

Singers of this Age

Vocal Essence is a nonprofit choral music organization based in Minneapolis, and Singers of this Age (SOTA) is the youth branch of this project. This culturally diverse group of high school singers come from 17 different schools across the six districts.

Thursday, Nov. 21
Austin Dean Ashford

Brave new voice

Former national college debate champion Austin Dean Ashford has turned his powerful voice to spoken-word poetry, as the subject of an HBO show called "Brave New Voices."

Tuesday, Feb. 11
Canine Stars dog trick show

Inspiring dog adoption

The Canine Stars was created by a Colorado couple who trained and competed their rescue dogs in agility, racing, dock diving and Frisbee. The business has grown to a tour covering all of North America on a mission to educate, inspire and entertain.

Thursday, April 23

Last season's lineup

Ron McCurdy and Langston Hughes Project poster

Langston Hughes Project - Ask your Mama: 12 moods for Jazz

When legendary poetry and world class jazz music meet — magic happens. Ron McCurdy has set Langston Hughes epic poem to music that blends a dozen genres of jazz-based music together in a thrilling show.

Thurs. Sept. 20, 2018
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

All is calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Theater Latté Da presents the story of a real-life Christmas miracle when troops on both sides of the Western Front laid down their weapons for holiday peace.

Mon, Nov. 26, 2018
Tibetan monks creating sand paint mandala

Mandala Sand Painting

For several days in March 2019, the Drepung Loseling monks of Tibet will be creating a mandala sand painting on campus--come see this ancient and sacred tradition in the making.

Mon, March 11-15, 2019


All seats are general admission

Tickets available at Service Center and at the door
Visit the Service Center in Davies Center's East lobby

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  • $17 General Public
  • $15 UW System Faculty/Staff or Ages 62 & Over
  • $7 UW System Student or Ages 17 & Under
  • Student Tickets are $3.50 until the day of the show

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