Arts/Culture

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.

The Science and Art of Recovery

Ben Sidran, a musician and author, and Richard Davidson, the director of the Lab for Affective Neuroscience at UW-Madison, combine their talents, interests, and spirit of adventure to present an original exploration into the interface of neuroscience and Jazz. Sidran and Davidson offer techniques to liberate the mind, moving from “mistakes” to “opportunities.”

Historical Poetry

Frank X Walker, Associate Professor, Department of English, University of Kentucky and author of six poetry collections, reads from his historical poetry and talks about the challenges of writing and teaching. Walker is joined by two of his students, Madison poet CX Dillhunt and Seattle poet Drew Dillhunt.

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