Washington University announces 2024 Great Artists Series
The Great Artists Series at Washington University in St. Louis presents affordably priced concerts by some of today’s finest classical musicians. The 2024 series will feature celebrated pianist Jeremy Denk, world music supergroup The Doos Trio, the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, pianist Joyce Yang and celebrated soprano Christine Goerke.
‘Digging down deep’
The Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences will present “F***ing A,” Suzan-Lori Parks’ blistering riff on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Scarlet Letter,” in the A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre April 20-23.
Astaire by Numbers
Time & the Straight White Male Dancer
“Astaire by Numbers” looks at every second of dancing Fred Astaire committed to film in the studio era–all six hours, thirty-four minutes, and fifty seconds. Using a quantitative digital humanities approach, as well as previously untapped production records, author Todd Decker takes the reader onto the set and into the rehearsal halls and editing rooms […]
WashU Dance Collective to perform
The Washington University Dance Collective, the resident dance company of the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, will present “Genesis,” an evening of new and original choreography, April 7 and 8 in Edison Theatre.
Violinist Augustin Hadelich to perform
Violinist Augustin Hadelich is a “technically dazzling” (New York Times) performer who revels “in the myriad ways of making a phrase come alive” (Washington Post). On April 16, Hadelich will present an intimate recital at Washington University as part of the 2023 Great Artists Series.
A cappella groups advance to semifinals
Two WashU a cappella student groups will perform at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Midwest Semifinals on Saturday, April 1. One leader shares her a cappella experience.
‘No Boundaries’ MFA dance concert in Edison Theatre
Choreographers Kendra Key and Erin Morris will debut new work in Edison Theatre March 25 as part of “No Boundaries,” the 2022 MFA Student Dance Concert, presented by the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences.
Pianist Emanuel Ax performs March 26
Acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax, who plays with “with youthful brio, incisive rhythm, bountiful imagination” (New York Times) will perform music of Schubert and Liszt March 26 as part of the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences’ 2023 Great Artists Series.
Academy of St Martin in the Fields with cellist Gary Hoffman
England’s legendary Academy of St Martin in the Fields, known for its “delectable mix of drive and vibrant coloring” (Baltimore Sun), will perform music of Schubert, Schumann, Sallinen and Tchaikovsky March 4 as part of the Department of Music’s 2023 Great Artists Series.
A contemporary ‘Oresteia’
Can murder excuse murder? In “The Oresteia,” her adaptation of the epic Greek trilogy, contemporary playwright Ellen McLaughlin explores cycles of violence, the ironies of vengeance and the often-tangled search for justice.