Calendar of Events

Cycropia presents
Friday, Jun 05,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Top tier, $32; Middle tier, $25; Lowest tier, $15. Children 12 and under pay half price ($16/$12.50/$7.50). Prices are inclusive of facility fees.
Cycropia celebrates 25 years of dancing in the air! Join us for a whimsical, magical, delightful performance on aerial silks, custom steel apparatus and our signature single-point trapezes.

Cycropia presents
Saturday, Jun 06,  2:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Top tier, $32; Middle tier, $25; Lowest tier, $15. Children 12 and under pay half price ($16/$12.50/$7.50). Prices are inclusive of facility fees.
Cycropia celebrates 25 years of dancing in the air! Join us for a whimsical, magical, delightful performance on aerial silks, custom steel apparatus and our signature single-point trapezes.

Cycropia presents
Saturday, Jun 06,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall
Top tier, $32; Middle tier, $25; Lowest tier, $15. Children 12 and under pay half price ($16/$12.50/$7.50). Prices are inclusive of facility fees.
Cycropia celebrates 25 years of dancing in the air! Join us for a whimsical, magical, delightful performance on aerial silks, custom steel apparatus and our signature single-point trapezes.

Violet: The Musical
Friday, Jun 12,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Saturday, Jun 13,  2:00 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Saturday, Jun 13,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Sunday, Jun 14,  2:00 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Thursday, Jun 18,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Isthmus Jazz Festival
Friday, Jun 19,  4:30 PM
Memorial Union - Terrace and Rathskeller
Free
TERRACE: Cliff Fredericksen Quartet, 4:30pm. High School All Stars, 6:30pm. Sweet Minute Big Band, 8:00pm. Joel Paterson Trio, 10:00pm. RATHSKELLER: Ben Ferris Octet, 6:00pm. Edi Rey y Su Salsera, 8:00pm. New Breed Jam, 10:00pm. FREDRIC MARCH PLAY CIRCLE: George Russell's Four Dimensions of Melodic Construction, 7:00pm. The Girls In The Band film followed by Q & A, 9:00pm.

Violet: The Musical
Friday, Jun 19,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Isthmus Jazz Festival
Saturday, Jun 20,  1:00 PM
Memorial Union - Terrace
Free
TERRACE: Edgewood Big Band, 1:00pm. Clay Lyons Quaret, 2:30pm. Alison Margaret Quintet, 4:30pm. Tony Castaneda Latin Jazz Superband, 6:30pm. Madison Neophonic Orchestra, 9:30pm.

Violet: The Musical
Saturday, Jun 20,  2:00 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Violet: The Musical
Saturday, Jun 20,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
General Public: $45/$35/$25; Students (any): $25. Reserved seating.
Based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts

Isthmus Jazz Festival Headliner, Freddy Cole, with UW Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, Jun 20,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Union Theater, Shannon Hall
General Public: $32, 28, 20. Wisconsin Union Members & Non UW-Madison Students: $28, 24. UW-Madison Faculty & Staff: $30, 26. UW-Madison Student (with ID): $10. Prices do not include fees
Recognized as one of the great practitioners of American Song, Freddy Cole, like his late elder brother Nat "King" Cole, is widely regarded as one of the most influential singers in jazz music. Growing up in a musical household, Freddy remembers, "music was all around me." Visitors of the Chicago home of his youth included greats such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Lionel Hampton. Cole plays piano, sings, and performs live with guitar and upright bass- just like Nat. Yet his voice is raspier, smokier, perhaps even jazzier. His vocals?suave, elegant, formidable, and articulate?are among the most respected in jazz. Cole's career continues to ascend as he's moved into the front ranks of America's homegrown art form, with a style and musical sophistication all his own.

Madison Savoyards presents The Mikado
Saturday, Jul 11,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
Premium Seats - $40, General Public - $30 / $20 / $15, Senior - $28 / $20 / $15, Student - $15, Children under 13 - $5
The Mikado

The Rose Ensemble Madison Early Music Festival
Saturday, Jul 11,  7:30 PM
Humanities Building - Mills Hall
Single tickets = General Public $25, Student $15. Festival Concert Passes allow entry to all 5 concerts and are $90 for General Public, and $55 for Students.
Slavic Wonders: Feast and Saints in Early Russia, Bohemia and Poland. We invite you to visit these ancient places and more, where mysterious chants, joyful hymns and magnificent choral works are mingled with tales of folk heroes. Slavic Wonders includes stunning 12-part Baroque motets from the Russian Orthodox tradition, Medieval Latin chants for Slavic saints and powerful double-choir works from the Polish Renaissance. With repertoire and a stage presence hailed by presenters and audiences as ethereal and captivating, and a vocal blend and range called "supernatural" by the critics, The Rose Ensemble has presented this program to capacity crowds across the U.S. and Europe. There will be a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm prior to the performance.

East of the River Madison Early Music Festival
Sunday, Jul 12,  7:30 PM
Humanities Building - Mills Hall
Single tickets = General Public $25, Student $15. Festival Concert Passes allow entry to all 5 concerts and are $90 for General Public, and $55 for Students.
Levantera In the spirit of the program's title, Levantera, East of the River explores Medieval music of the Mediterranean and travels eastward through the Balkans to Armenia and the Middle East, exploring the earliest songs of those extraordinary cultures, together with their traditional dances - the origins of which go back centuries. In this program East of the River lends its innovative blend of sounds to a fascinating and beautiful repertory much of which is little known to today's audiences. There will also be a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm prior to the performance.

Piffaro, The Renaissance Band Madison Early Music Festival
Tuesday, Jul 14,  7:30 PM
Humanities Building - Mills Hall
Single tickets = General Public $25, Student $15. Festival Concert Passes allow entry to all 5 concerts and are $90 for General Public, and $55 for Students.
The Slavic Connection: West meets East and East meets West Piffaro's concert tells a fascinating tale of cross-cultural influence and engagement in the musical interaction between western and eastern composers from the late 15th century into the early 17th. Easterners studied and worked in western environs, most notably the Slovenian Jakob Handl in Vienna and the Transylvanian Bakfark in Paris and Padua, and many western composers occupied lofty musical positions or spent a portion of their professional careers at eastern courts, including Thomas Stoltzer and Johannes Stockem in Buda, among many other German and Flemish notables. Western sacred polyphony traveled east and settled in Slavic courts & cathedrals, and eastern dances, such as the Ungerische Tantz, the Passamezzo ongaro and the Ungarescha journeyed east and found homes in the dance publications of Mainerio in Italy, Praetorius in Germany and Attaignant in France. The concert samples this interaction with motets, traditional tunes, dances, instrumental canzonas and ricercars to give a vivid picture of music making in Slavic lands in the main Renaissance period. There will be a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm prior to the performance.

Ensemble Peregrina Madison Early Music Festival
Friday, Jul 17,  7:30 PM
Humanities Building - Mills Hall
Single tickets = General Public $25, Student $15. Festival Concert Passes allow entry to all 5 concerts and are $90 for General Public, and $55 for Students.
Filia Praeclara: Music from Polish Clarissen Cloisters (13th & 14th c.) St. Clare, devoted follower of Francis of Assisi, was canonized by the Roman Catholic Church in 1255, gaining permission from the Vatican to live a convent life in perpetual poverty, as Francis had done. There were a number of Polish convents of the Order of St. Clare in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. This rare program offers a glimpse into the musical (and hence spiritual life) of those communities based on some surviving copies of the "Magnus liber" that belonged to Kinga of Hungary (1224-1292) and is now located at the Stary Sacz monastery in southern Poland. There will also be a free pre-concert lecture at 6:30pm prior to the performance.

All-Festival Concert Madison Early Music Festival
Saturday, Jul 18,  7:30 PM
Humanities Building - Mills Hall
Single tickets = General Public $25, Student $15. Festival Concert Passes allow entry to all 5 concerts and are $90 for General Public, and $55 for Students.
The All-Festival Concert will feature instrumental and choral works by composers of the 16th through 18th centuries from the courts of Warsaw and Cracow, including a triple choir Magnificat by Mikolaj Zielenski , and movements from Missa La Lombardesca by Bartolomiej Pekiel for double choir and instruments, and excerpts from Harmonia Caelestis (1711) from Hungarian composer Pal Eszterhazy's Harmonia Caelestis for choir and orchestra. Plus a stunning a cappella Choral Concerto by Ukrainian composer Dmitri Bortniansky from the Imperial Court in St. Petersburg. There will be a free pre-concert lecture prior to the performance.

Madison Savoyards presents The Mikado
Saturday, Jul 18,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
Premium Seats - $40, General Public - $30 / $20 / $15, Senior - $28 / $20 / $15, Student - $15, Children under 13 - $5
The Mikado

Madison Savoyards presents The Mikado
Sunday, Jul 19,  3:00 PM
Music Hall
Premium Seats - $40, General Public - $30 / $20 / $15, Senior - $28 / $20 / $15, Student - $15, Children under 13 - $5
The Mikado

Madison Savoyards presents The Mikado
Thursday, Jul 23,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
Premium Seats - $40, General Public - $30 / $20 / $15, Senior - $28 / $20 / $15, Student - $15, Children under 13 - $5
The Mikado

Madison Savoyards presents The Mikado
Friday, Jul 24,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
Premium Seats - $40, General Public - $30 / $20 / $15, Senior - $28 / $20 / $15, Student - $15, Children under 13 - $5
The Mikado

Madison Savoyards presents The Mikado
Saturday, Jul 25,  7:30 PM
Music Hall
Premium Seats - $40, General Public - $30 / $20 / $15, Senior - $28 / $20 / $15, Student - $15, Children under 13 - $5
The Mikado

Madison Savoyards presents The Mikado
Sunday, Jul 26,  3:00 PM
Music Hall
Premium Seats - $40, General Public - $30 / $20 / $15, Senior - $28 / $20 / $15, Student - $15, Children under 13 - $5
The Mikado

Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls
Friday, Aug 21,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
$38, $33, and $23 (excluding the $3 facility fee)
Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls
Saturday, Aug 22,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
$38, $33, and $23 (excluding the $3 facility fee)
Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls
Sunday, Aug 23,  2:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
$38, $33, and $23 (excluding the $3 facility fee)
Four Seasons Theatre presents Guys and Dolls

A Very Special SOLO Evening with Joan Armatrading
Tuesday, Oct 06,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Union Theater, Shannon Hall
$35, $45, $55, $100
In musical terms, Joan Armatrading has achieved far more than most performers even dream of - she has played, and still does, with some of the finest musicians around. She has received countless gold, platinum and silver discs, has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and the Brit Award, has been the recipient of a highly coveted Ivor Novello Award, and figured large in VH1's Top 100 voted poll The Most Influential Woman in Rock. To top all these accolades, Joan has been honored by the Queen of England and is one of the few female artists ever to receive an MBE.

Joyce Yang
Joyce Yang
Thursday, Oct 15,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Wisconsin Union Theater Shannon Hall
Individual ticket prices TBA
At just 27 years old, Julliard-trained and award-winning pianist Joyce Yang has performed alongside the likes of the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, and the BBC Philharmonic, among others. Her innovative solo recitals and impressive stage presence have captivated audiences around the globe.

Arlo Guthrie - The Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour
Arlo Guthrie - The Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, Oct 21,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Shannon Hall, Union Theater
Tickets, available on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 11 am: $30,$36, $45, $100. A limited number of discounted tickets will be available for UW Madison students. Orders that include student tickets will be held at will call and may be picked up at our box office starting September 2, 2015 with one valid UW Madison Student ID per student ticket. It was fifty years ago, 1965, when Arlo Guthrie took out the trash following a Thanksgiving dinner that couldn't be beat. This hilarious account of actual events that precluded Arlo from military service (1966), became a platinum selling record (1967) and full length motion picture (1969), has become as traditional a part of Thanksgiving as cranberry sauce. Since then, Arlo has only added the complete Alice's Restaurant Massacree to his touring menu on the 10 year anniversaries. The Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour will feature the full 18-minute Massacree along with many favorites from Arlo's catalog. Tickets available this Saturday. Buy them here.

So Percussion
So Percussion
Saturday, Nov 07,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Wisconsin Union Theater Shannon Hall
Individual ticket prices TBA
With more than a decade of performance, 16 albums, various educational programs and international acclaim, So Percussion is in residence at Princeton and Yale Universities. The group has performed in Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among others. Says The New Yorker, "[So Percussion presents an] exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam." A portion of the programs will include the debut of "A Gun Show," which will be performed with the UW Percussion Ensemble.

Travel Adventure Film: Our National Parks: Sunrise to Sunset with Dennis Burkhart
Travel Adventure Film: Our National Parks: Sunrise to Sunset with Dennis Burkhart
Monday, Nov 23,  5:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Individual ticket prices TBA
Film details coming soon

Travel Adventure Film: Our National Parks: Sunrise to Sunset with Dennis Burkhart
Travel Adventure Film: Our National Parks: Sunrise to Sunset with Dennis Burkhart
Tuesday, Nov 24,  5:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Individual ticket prices TBA
Film details coming soon

St. Lawrence String Quartet
St. Lawrence String Quartet
Friday, Feb 05,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Wisconsin Union Theater Shannon Hall
Individual ticket prices TBA
The St. Lawrence String Quartet blends dynamic performance with vivid color, performing more than 120 concerts per year in the U.S. and around the world. Coming off a 25th anniversary season, "the St. Lawrence are remarkable not simply for the quality of music making, exalted as it is, but for the joy they take in the act of connection," according to The New Yorker. Program includes Haydn Discovery: SLSQ explores a Haydn quartet in depth before performing the piece, allowing for a much deeper appreciation of its genius.

Travel Adventure Film: Highlands of Scotland with Tom Sterling
Travel Adventure Film: Highlands of Scotland with Tom Sterling
Monday, Feb 22,  5:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Individual ticket prices TBA
Description of film coming soon

Travel Adventure Film: Highlands of Scotland with Tom Sterling
Travel Adventure Film: Highlands of Scotland with Tom Sterling
Tuesday, Feb 23,  5:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Individual ticket prices TBA
Description of film coming soon

Red Priest
Red Priest
Saturday, Feb 27,  8:00 PM
Memorial Union - Wisconsin Union Theater Shannon Hall
Individual ticket prices TBA
Named after the flame-haired priest Antonio Vivaldi, Red Priest has redefined the art of period performance, creating a virtual orchestra through its creative arrangements, swashbuckling virtuosity, heart-on-sleeve emotion and compelling stagecraft. Its repertoire ranges from obscure 17th century sonatas to the most famous works of Bach and Vivaldi, all presented in imaginative programs.

Travel Adventure Film: Egypt's Secret Side with Karin Muller
Travel Adventure Film: Egypt's Secret Side with Karin Muller
Monday, Mar 14,  5:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Individual ticket prices TBA
Description of film coming soon!

Travel Adventure Film: Egypt's Secret Side with Karin Muller
Travel Adventure Film: Egypt's Secret Side with Karin Muller
Tuesday, Mar 15,  5:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Individual ticket prices TBA
Description of film coming soon!

Hilary Hahn
Hilary Hahn
Sunday, Apr 24,  7:30 PM
Memorial Union - Wisconsin Union Theater Shannon Hall
Individual ticket prices TBA
With multiple Grammy Awards, 15 albums, and two decades of performance under her strings, violinist Hilary Hahn's career has soared since her orchestra debut at the age of 12. She continues to receive critical acclaim and to perform worldwide as a soloist and with the world's best orchestras.

Travel Adventure Film: Volcanic Planet with Peter Rowe
Travel Adventure Film: Volcanic Planet with Peter Rowe
Monday, May 02,  5:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Individual ticket prices TBA
Description of film coming soon!

Travel Adventure Film: Volcanic Planet with Peter Rowe
Travel Adventure Film: Volcanic Planet with Peter Rowe
Tuesday, May 03,  5:30 PM
Union South - The Marquee
Individual ticket prices TBA
Description of film coming soon!


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