As donors, you know all about our VIP intermissions—20 minutes of lively conversation accompanied by complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. This year, we’re thrilled to announce that our intermissions are about to undergo a significant upgrade.
The 2015-16 Season was remarkable in so many ways. We’re proud of the artistry we brought to our stage—and even more of the ways our programming reflects our core values of inspiration, connection, innovation and mastery. But what do these terms mean?
Glenn Kawasaki is a scientist, an inventor, a CEO—and a lifelong supporter of the arts, with a particular passion for dance. This year, he is a season sponsor for UWWS’ World Dance Series. We asked him where his interest in dance began, and why he supports UW World Series.
In October, 2014, nine graduate students from the UW iSchool’s LIS 570 Research, Assessment and Design, decided to make choreographer David Roussève’s evening-length work, Stardust, which was being presented as part of the UW World Series, the subject of a research project on dance as information.
Don Rupchock remembers his first experience of the UW World Series: “It was a Sunday afternoon in April, 1985, and I came to see pianist Murray Perahia. He was amazing.” Don started attending more and more President’s Piano Series concerts, and has been a subscriber since 1987.
You may have already met Annie Morro—for two seasons she’s been an usher at Meany Hall, welcoming audiences to everything from graduation ceremonies to UW World Series events. Like most of our student ushers, however, Annie has another life as a performing artist.
Randy Kerr and Lee Talner have a lot in common. They both studied piano as kids. they both reached the pinnacles of their respective professions (technology in Randy’s case; medicine in Lee’s). They are both accomplished photographers.
Stravinsky, Prokofiev, and Rachmaninoff. For 14-year-old student and aspiring pianist Cole Fulton, this trio of musical virtuosi represents a night out with UW World Series (UWWS) at Meany Hall, often with a coveted chance to shake the hand of today’s piano greats and chat about their latest work
On October 6, 2012, UW World Series donor Kenny Alhadeff led his wife, Marleen, to a dimly lit dance studio in Meany Hall for a surprise. It was the couple’s 30th wedding anniversary, and Kenny had the ultimate gift waiting in the wings.