Arts/Culture

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.

Wisconsin Women of Style

Leslie Bellais, Curator, Costumes and Textiles, Wisconsin Historical Society, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to share the stories behind the dresses worn by some of the most influential and fashionable Wisconsin women from the 1860s through the 1930s.

Rembrandt's Jews

Steven Nadler, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to discuss his book, “Rembrandt’s Jews.” Nadler delves into the relationship between the painter and his Jewish neighbors.

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