Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The UK Theatre / Opera / Dance scene comes to Milwaukee!

Coming Soon to the

Do you love to see good theatre, opera, and dance ? Well, the Downer Theatre will be screening plays from The Royal Shakespeare Company and The National Theatre Live series, opera & dance from The Royal Opera House  and La Scala. 

Music Library Intern Isabel Arenivar has put together a display hi-lighting the operas that will be presented. Here are a few photos. 


The complete schedule is

Tuesday, February 28th, 7pm - Il Trovatore from The Royal Opera House
Sunday, March 5th, 11am - No Man's Land by Harold Pinter & starring Sir Patrick Stewart & Sir Ian McKellen
Tuesday, March 7th, 7 pm - No Man's Land (repeat)
Tuesday, March 14th, 7pm - Woolf Works - a new ballet by Wayne McGregor inspired by the works of Virginia Woolf
Wednesday, March 22nd, 7pm - The Marriage of Figaro from La Scala
Tuesday, March 28th, 7pm - The Tempest from the Royal Shakespeare Company starring Simon Russell Beale & using ground breaking technology to create a live-action avatar for Ariel
Sunday, April 2nd, 11am - Amadeus by Peter Schaffer
Tuesday, April 4th, 7pm - Amadeus (repeat)
Tuesday, April 11th, 7pm - Sleeping Beauty from the Royal Opera House
Sunday, April 23rd, 11am - Saint Joan starring Gemma Arterton
Tuesday, April 25th, 7pm - Saint Joan (repeat)
Sunday, May 14th, 11am - Hedda Gabler starring Ruth Wilson
Tuesday, May 16th, 7pm - Hedda Gabler (repeat)
Wednesday, May 31st, 7pm - Tristan and Isolde from La Scala

You can buy tickets in advance at the Downer website

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

New Bulletin Board explores the meaning of Identity

Sarah Solomon, our intrepid bulletin board designer, has come up with something really terrific this month. What does identity mean? How do we talk to children about it? Come browse the board and check out a book or two!

Is It Cold Enough For you?

How about thinking some warm thoughts... or at least about some music from warmer climes? 

Our new display in the front case is music of Latin America. 

Curated by Musicology/Ethnomusicology MM student Isabel Arenivar. Come take a look at the breadth of our holdings!

Friday, September 30, 2016

You say you want a revolution...

Hey, did you know there was an election coming up? Did you know that there are some amazing things in the Music & Curriculum stacks about elections and politics? Come take a look at our displays and check out some things to take home with you to learn more... because the more you know... the better you can apply your voice.

Sarah Reynolds Solomon has outdone herself again with this terrific bulletin board and Isabel Arenivar pulled some incredible materials from the collections. 


Monday, February 15, 2016

New Displays! Mysteries and Musical Tributes to Boulez & Bowie

Do you like a good mystery? 
Well the Curriculum Collection has a something for you!

Sarah Reynolds, our resident master bulletin board maker, has collected a selection from our stacks for you to peruse... take a look at the photos and then stop up to check some out both figuratively and literally!

Death and the Music Student

Within 5 days of one another, we lost two titans of music... very different music, but titans each. Pierre Boulez died 5th January 2016 and David Bowie died 10th January 2016... memorial displays put together for each by Music Library Intern Sylvia Yang share a case. Stop by and look closely (you might even see a bit of my childhood in there...)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records ! You're invited!

The UWM Music Library has been gifted with a remarkable addition - both volumes of the Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, which are historically significant collections that document the record company headquartered in Grafton, WI. 

We are having a small celebration to thank our donors this Friday, 4th December 2015 at 4pm in room E-281 just off the Music Library.

To accompany the event, Sylvia Yang - the Music Library Intern - has put together a display showing a little of what we already have in the collection that is related - books about and recordings of the artists who were part of Paramount Records... come browse the display in advance... but please join us on Friday afternoon!


Come count with us! New display hi-lights the math-related books in the Curriculum Collection

The Curriculum Collection has a broad range materials for a broad range of users... math texts for kids, fun counting books for younger ones, math in science for the older ones. Come take a look! 

Student worker Sarah Reynolds and SOIS Fieldwork student Stevie Curl have created a terrific display to whet your appetite.