UW World Series

Meany Hall on the UW Campus
Seattle,  WA 98195

Phone: (206) 543-4880

Past Events

  • Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
    08:00 PM - 05/18/2017

    At UW World Series

    One of the most popular dance companies in the United States, Les Ballet Trockadero de Monte Carlo performs classic ballet repertoire with a definite twist. Men...

  • Kirill Gerstein
    07:30 PM - 05/16/2017

    At UW World Series

    The multifaceted Soviet-born, Israeli pianist Kirill Gerstein has rapidly ascended into classical music’s highest ranks, with a masterful technique, discerning...

  • Singer Emel Mathlouth
    08:00 PM - 05/13/2017

    At UW World Series

    Singer Emel Mathlouthi has been called “The Voice of the Tunisian Revolution.” In 2010, her song “Kelmti Horra” (my word is free) became an anthem for protesters...

  • Emel Mathlouthi
    08:00 PM - 05/13/2017

    At UW World Series

    Singer Emel Mathlouthi has been called “The Voice of the Tunisian Revolution.” In 2010, her song “Kelmti Horra” (my word is free) became an anthem for protesters...

  • Music of Today: UW Alumni Composers
    07:30 PM - 05/12/2017

    At UW World Series

    Please join us for an evening of computer music and video from the University of Washington School of Music and DXARTS Alumni composers. The program will include...

  • Open research/rehearsal with JACK Quartet and DXArts
    04:30 PM - 04/26/2017

    At UW World Series

    Please join us for an open rehearsal and reception with (University of Washington School of Music and DXARTS - Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media) faculty...

  • Emerson String Quartet with Craig Sheppard
    07:30 PM - 04/21/2017

    At UW World Series

    Long-time friends of ours, the Emerson String Quartet has accumulated an unparalleled list of achievements over three decades: more than 30 acclaimed recordings,...

  • NIHON BUYO: Japanese Dance Brought to Life
    07:00 PM - 04/20/2017

    At UW World Series

    Kabuki researcher Mark Oshima will give a lecture on kabuki dance and music to be demonstrated by Japan’s Cultural Envoy Fujima Rankoh. Fujima Rankoh is an award...

  • Yefim Bronfman
    07:30 PM - 04/18/2017

    At UW World Series

    Born in Uzbekistan, Israeli-American pianist Yefim Bronfman is known for exceptional pianism and musicality backed by a massive technique, and stands among the most...

  • La Compagnie Hervé Koubi
    08:00 PM - 04/13/2017

    At UW World Series

    French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi is recognized as one of Europe’s most distinctive choreographers. His company makes its Seattle debut with What the...

  • Master Class Butoh Workshop by Ken Mai (Finland/Japan)
    01:00 PM - 04/08/2017

    At UW World Series

    Master Class Butoh Dance Day Workshop given by Ken Mai (Finland/Japan), at Seattle. @ UW Dance Program, Meany Hall, Studio 266, 4000 15th Avenue NE. Seattle, WA...

  • An Evening with Misty Copeland
    07:30 PM - 03/24/2017

    At UW World Series

    NOTE: This lecture has reached capacity. As a courtesy, the Graduate School will offer standby seating on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6:45 pm in...

  • Shen Wei Dance Arts
    08:00 PM - 03/16/2017

    At UW World Series

    Chinese-born choreographer and MacArthur Fellow Shen Wei has won worldwide acclaim for amassing a body of works so strikingly original they defy categorization....

  • Tafelmusik
    07:30 PM - 03/11/2017

    At UW World Series

    Lauded by Gramophone Magazine as “one of the world’s top baroque orchestras,” Canada’s award-winning period instrument ensemble, Tafelmusik, is known around...

  • Dobet Gnahoré
    08:00 PM - 03/02/2017

    At UW World Series

    Widely considered one of contemporary African music’s most exciting talents, Dobet Gnahoré has astounded audiences with her thrilling stage presence, appealing...

  • Step Afrika! Student After-Party with the Artists
    08:00 PM - 02/17/2017

    At UW World Series

    Students, you are invited to a post-show party with the artists on Friday night's performance of Step Afrika! at Meany Center! Come mingle with the dance company...

  • Step Afrika!
    08:00 PM - 02/16/2017

    At UW World Series

    The first professional company dedicated to stepping—a dance form that originated with African American sororities and fraternities—Step Afrika!! makes its #Seattle...

  • Benjamin Grosvenor
    07:30 PM - 02/14/2017

    At UW World Series

    Benjamin Grosvenor first came to prominence as the outstanding winner of the 2004 BBC Young Musician Competition at the age of 11. Since then, he has become an...

  • KODO
    08:00 PM - 02/03/2017

    At UW World Series

    An international phenomenon since 1981, the percussion ensemble Kodo 鼓童 explores the limitless rhythmic possibilities of the traditional Japanese #taiko drum....

  • Escher String Quartet
    07:30 PM - 02/01/2017

    At UW World Series

    Called “one of the top young quartets before the public today” by The Washington Post, the Escher String Quartet has received acclaim for its profound musical...

  • Meany Center SET Think Tank
    12:00 PM - 01/24/2017

    At UW World Series

    Meet up with members of the Meany Center Student Engagement Team (SET) for a brief conversation about the student experience at Meany Hall. We will have pizza to...

  • Louis Lortie
    07:30 PM - 01/11/2017

    At UW World Series

    French-Canadian pianist Louis Lortie has attracted critical acclaim throughout Europe, Asia and the United States. The London Times, describing his playing as “ever...

  • JACK Quartet
    07:30 PM - 01/10/2017

    At UW World Series

    Deemed “superheroes of the new music world” by The Boston Globe, the JACK Quartet electrifies audiences worldwide with their virtuosity and viscerally exciting...

  • Mark O'Connor with The O’Connor Family Band: An Appalachian Christmas
    07:30 PM - 12/15/2016

    At UW World Series

    Multiple Grammy Award-winning violinist Mark O'Connor is joined by members of his family for an unforgettable evening of music from his album, "An Appalachian Christmas"....

  • Jonathan Biss
    07:30 PM - 12/10/2016

    At UW World Series

    American pianist Jonathan Biss returns to Meany Hall for an encore performance following his stunning recital last season. “One of the most striking North American...

  • Imani Winds
    07:30 PM - 11/15/2016

    At UW World Series

    North America’s premier wind quintet, the Grammy-nominated Imani Winds, has taken a unique path, carving out a distinct presence in the classical music world with...

  • Jessica Lang Dance
    08:00 PM - 11/10/2016

    At UW World Series

    Hailed as “a master of visual composition” by Dance Magazine, Jessica Lang Dance, the recipient of a 2014 Bessie Award, seamlessly incorporates striking design...

  • Student Intermission Party
    08:00 PM - 11/10/2016

    At UW World Series

    Mix and mingle with other students who love dance during intermission at the Seattle debut of Jessica Lang Dance. Nibbles and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided....

  • Joyce Yang
    07:30 PM - 11/03/2016

    At UW World Series

    South Korean pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences across the globe with her stunning virtuosity combined with heartfelt lyricism and interpretive sensitivity...

  • Mariza
    08:00 PM - 11/01/2016

    At UW World Series

    One of world music’s most widely acclaimed stars, Mariza returns to Meany Hall with her bewitching renditions of fado—the haunting torch songs of old Portugal....

  • Calidore String Quartet
    07:30 PM - 10/27/2016

    At UW World Series

    **The Calidore String Quartet concert replaces the previously scheduled Heath Quartet concert. Heath Quartet tickets will be valid for this performance.** The Calidore...

  • Mark Morris Dance Group with The Silk Road Ensemble
    08:00 PM - 10/06/2016

    At UW World Series

    "Layla and Majnun" is an original dance and live music production based on an ancient Persian tale well known in the Islamic world and the subject of its first opera,...

  • Murray Perahia - Mozart, Brahms, & Beethoven
    07:30 PM - 04/20/2016

    At UW World Series

    Declared “one of the most satisfying, illuminating, and all-around impressive pianists of any generation” by The Los Angeles Times, Murray Perahia has become...

  • Gil Shaham Solo Violin Sonatas with Visuals by David Michalek
    08:00 PM - 04/16/2016

    At UW World Series

    One of the foremost violinists of our time, Gil Shaham commands flawless technique with inimitable warmth, a combination that has solidified his legacy as an American...

  • Jane Comfort & Company - "Beauty"
    08:00 PM - 04/07/2016

    At UW World Series

    Declared “a postmodernist pioneer in the use of verbal material in dance” by The New York Times, Jane Comfort and Company addresses contemporary social and cultural...

  • Building Demand Focus Group for Non-Arts Majors
    04:30 PM - 04/07/2016

    At UW World Series

    Assistant Artistic Director of BANDALOOP, Melecio Estrella, will be joining us as we discuss how to build demand for the performing arts at the University of Washington....

  • Building Demand Focus Group for Performance Students
    11:00 AM - 04/07/2016

    At UW World Series

    Assistant Artistic Director of BANDALOOP, Melecio Estrella, will be joining us as we discuss how to build demand for the performing arts at the University of Washington....

  • Grupo Corpo
    08:00 PM - 03/24/2016

    At UW World Series

    Brazil’s internationally acclaimed dance company, Grupo Corpo, combines the precision of classical ballet with the sensuality and passion of Latin dance rhythms....

  • Igor Levitt
    07:30 PM - 02/10/2016

    At UW World Series

    Probing, intelligent and one of the most accomplished artists of the new generation, Russian-German pianist Igor Levit makes his #Seattle debut at Meany Hall. Levit...

  • Trisha Brown Dance Company
    08:00 PM - 02/04/2016

    At UW World Series

    Trisha Brown Dance Company A maverick and pioneer of postmodern dance, Washington State native Trisha Brown has spent a lifetime exploring movement that finds the...

  • So Percussion Performs Steve Reich’s Drumming w/ UW Students
    06:00 PM - 02/04/2016

    At UW World Series

    So Percussion performs Steve Reich’s "Drumming" with University of Washington School of Music Students 6pm in the Meany Studio Theatre // Free & Open to the Public. Following...

  • Sō Percussion
    07:30 PM - 01/31/2016

    At UW World Series

    For over a decade, So Percussion has redefined the modern percussion ensemble as a flexible, omnivorous entity, pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical...

  • The Peking Acrobats
    03:00 PM - 01/23/2016

    At UW World Series

    TWO SHOWS at Meany Hall on Saturday, January 23! 3pm & 7:30pm The Peking Acrobats are a UW World Series favorite. They perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious...

  • Garrick Ohlsson Piano Recital
    07:30 PM - 01/12/2016

    At UW World Series

    Well-known to Seattle audiences, Garrick Ohlsson returns to our Series for the 16th time. Although he has long been regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents...

  • Anonymous 4
    07:30 PM - 12/04/2015

    At UW World Series

    Celebrating almost 30 years together, Anonymous 4 presents a very special concert program as part of their historic farewell tour, Anthology, featuring ancient,...

  • Yulianna Avdeeva
    07:30 PM - 12/01/2015

    At UW World Series

    Yulianna Avdeeva - pianist rose to fame when she won first prize in the International Chopin Piano Competition in 2010. She has since embarked on a world-class career...

  • The Danish String Quartet
    07:30 PM - 11/04/2015

    At UW World Series

    The Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for possessing an integrated sound, impeccable intonation and judicious balance. With their technical and...

  • Jonathan Biss
    07:30 PM - 10/20/2015

    At UW World Series

    Jonathan Biss, whom The New Yorker describes as playing with “unerring sophistication,” made his New York Philharmonic debut in 2001 when he was 20 years old....

  • Sankai Juku Workshop: "What Makes a Body Move" with Semimaru
    01:00 PM - 10/04/2015

    At UW World Series

    Semimaru leads participants through the evolutionary movement of Butoh, focusing on the relationship of the body to gravity, the earth, and the environment. Workshop...

  • Sankai Juku
    08:00 PM - 10/01/2015

    At UW World Series

    Declared “one of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen” by The New York Times, Sankai Juku weaves meticulous spellbinding movement...

  • Dawg Daze 2015: (FREE) Ice Cream For All at Meany Hall
    01:30 PM - 09/28/2015

    At UW World Series

    At this Dawg Daze event, the UW World Series invites all new and returning students to Ice Cream for All at Meany Hall! Take a peek into Meany Hall and find out...

  • Pilobolus
    08:00 PM - 05/14/2015

    At UW World Series

    Named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy, and strength, audience favorites, Pilobolus Dance Theater, return to Seattle...

  • Pilobolus @ Play - South Park Senior Center
    03:30 PM - 05/13/2015

    At UW World Series

    South Park Senior Center hosts Pilobolus @ Play on Wednesday, May 13 from 3:30-4:30pm. Class is FREE and open to the public. All skill levels welcome. Call the...

  • Delfos Pop-Up Performance (Paccar Pavilion @ Olympic Sculpture Park)
    11:00 AM - 04/11/2015

    At UW World Series

    Catch a pop-up performance featuring dancers from Delfos Danza Contemporánea amidst the new installation by artist Sam Vernon. FREE and open to the public. This...

  • Delfos Performance and UW Student After-Party
    07:30 PM - 04/10/2015

    At UW World Series

    Join Delfos Dance Company from Mexico City and the UW World Series for a special after-party for UW students! Friday, April 10 performance ONLY Show is at 7:30,...

  • Delfos Danza Contemporanea
    07:30 PM - 04/09/2015

    At UW World Series

    Delfos Danza Contemporanea is Mexico’s premier contemporary dance company. Winner of numerous awards, including Mexico’s prestigious National Dance Award, Delfos...

  • LIVE STREAMING The Velocity Sessions: Speakeasy Series - Delfos Danza Contemporanea
    12:00 PM - 04/08/2015

    At UW World Series

    DELFOS DANZA CONTEMPORANEA was founded in 1992 by Mexican choreographers/dancers Claudia Lavista and Victor Manuel Ruiz in Mexico City. They'll be at Velocity...

  • Night of Strings with Catalyst Quartet
    06:30 PM - 03/20/2015

    At UW World Series

    Celebrating string students in the Seattle area, Night of Strings features students from Leschi Elementary School (in partnership with Seattle Music Partners), Nathan...

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