Arts/Culture

Vital Skills

Jody Clowes, Curator, Vital Skills Exhibition, moderates a panel discussion about the importance and relevance of preserving traditional skills and the best means of passing them on. The panel includes: Jim Lorman, Ruth Olson, Anne Pryor, Robert Schulz, and Greg David.

Chemistry Imagined: Connecting Art and Science

Roald Hoffmann, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Chemistry, Cornell University, and Vivian Torrence, Visual Artist, discuss their collaboration which produced a book filled with stories, poetry, essays and painted collages that stress the social, literary and psychological aspects of chemistry. Steve Paulson from Wisconsin Public Radio directs a discussion about this intersection of art and science.

Old Time Radio Drama: Forbidden Planet Decoded

Norman Gilliland and the 9XM Players present “Forbidden Planet Decoded,” a radio play which updates some of the science of the 1956 film classic and restores elements of the play that inspired it—“The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. In “Forbidden Planet Decoded,” the residents of Altaira 4 and their earthly visitors collide in a place where the ultimate power is not science but the human psyche.

Celt, Anglo-Saxon, and Scandinavian Encounters

Tom DuBois, Professor, Department of Scandinavian Studies, UW-Madison, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to delve into the art and history of encounters and connections among the Anglo-Saxons, Celts and Vikings in the years before 1066.

Thornton Wilder: Wisconsin Roots

Penelope Niven, author of "Thornton Wilder: A Life," and Tappan Wilder, Thornton Wilder's nephew, join University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss the life and work of Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and novelist Thornton Wilder.

Preserving and Restoring the A.D. German Warehouse

Peter Rott, Architect, Isthmus Architecture, Inc., Madison, discusses the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed A.D. German Warehouse is located in downtown Richland Center. Rott provides his perspective on what might be done to enhance the future of the Warehouse.

Two Steinways Concert: Suite #2

Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro, the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo, perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Suite #2 on the 1879 Steinway Centennial Grand from the Villa Louis Mansion and its twin, an 1877 Centennial Grand.  Both pianos were restored by Farley’s House of Pianos.

Two Steinways Concert: Ballet "Petrouchka"

Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro, the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo, perform Igor Stravinsky’s Ballet "Petrouchka" on the 1879 Steinway Centennial Grand from the Villa Louis Mansion and its twin, an 1877 Centennial Grand.  Both pianos were restored by Farley’s House of Pianos.

Two Steinways Concert: L'Embarquement pour Cythere

Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro, the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo, perform Francis Poulec’s L'Embarquement pour Cythere on the 1879 Steinway Centennial Grand from the Villa Louis Mansion and its twin, an 1877 Centennial Grand.  Both pianos were restored by Farley’s House of Pianos.

Two Steinways Concert: Suite #1

Stanislava Varshavski and Diana Shapiro, the Varshavski-Shapiro Piano Duo, perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Suite #1 on the 1879 Steinway Centennial Grand from the Villa Louis Mansion and its twin, an 1877 Centennial Grand.  Both pianos were restored by Farley’s House of Pianos.

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