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The Wisconsin Union Directorate Performing Arts Committee plans and promotes events for the historic Wisconsin Union Theater stage, ranging from modern dance and classical concerts, to travel adventure films and Broadway musicals. Performing Arts Committee programs a variety of events to provide a diverse and cultural experience for students, faculty, alumni, and the Madison area community. The Performing Arts Committee members also get a unique opportunity to work directly with the artists throughout the booking process and on the day of show.

Through the Concert Series, Jazz Series, World Stage Series, and special events, our committee selects a season that offers artistic integrity, diversity, and campus outreach and involvement between the performers and students.

All free events sponsored by WUD Performing Arts Committee are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff, and Union members and guests.

Check out the artists we have coming this season on our Season Highlights playlist!

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Marilyn Feldner, director




Committee Meetings

Mondays at 6pm in Memorial Union (check TITU) beginning September 25, 2017


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Upcoming Events


July 1st | 5:00pm

Summer Serenades: Classical Music on the Terrace

Terrace at Memorial Union
Relax and enjoy Classical music on the Terrace.


July 1st | 5:00pm

Lucia String Quartet

Terrace at Memorial Union
A fresh spin on pop and rock favorites as well as classical pieces finely crafted with finesse.


July 15th | 5:00pm

Willy Street Chamber Players

Terrace at Memorial Union
Fresh, imaginative take to classical music - both lifelong classical music fans and newcomers alike can expect some serious fun!


July 29th | 5:00pm

Isthmus Brass Quintet & Percussion

Terrace at Memorial Union
Some of the Midwest’s finest players join forces to put on a lively show! You’ll be blown away by their renditions of jazz and popular classics.


August 12th | 5:00pm

Filament Duo

Terrace at Memorial Union
New-music percussion duo at the crossroads of contemporary concert music, improvisation and electric experimentation.

August 26th | 5:00pm

Arias & Art Songs

Terrace at Memorial Union
An evening filled with well-known melodies from your favorite composers and operas. Performed by UW Mead Witter School of Music and University Opera students.


September 27th | 8:00pm

The Seldoms

Wisconsin Union Theater
Sensorial immediacy and skeptical scrutiny: RockCitizen is an immersion into the social movements of the sixties.


October 4th | 9:00pm

Sons of Kemet

Union South
High energy, Afro-Caribbean jazz band


October 14th | 8:00pm

Pat Metheny

Wisconsin Union Theater
Legendary jazz guitarist joined on stage by Antonio Sanchez (percussion), Linda Oh (bass) and Gwilym Simcock (piano).


November 2nd | 8:00pm

I'm With Her

Wisconsin Union Theater
Powerhouse Americana trio's Overland Tour


November 4th | 2:30pm

Chance Ensemble

Wisconsin Union Theater
University of the Wilderness: The music of Chance and the writings of John Muir


November 9th | 8:00pm

Portland Cello Project

Wisconsin Union Theater
Merging classical with classic rock! The Portland Cello Project explores Radiohead’s OK Computer.


November 11th | 7:30pm


Wisconsin Union Theater
From Beethoven to the Beatles there's nothing this a cappella group can't sing!


November 14th | 8:00pm

Stelios Petrakis Quartet

Wisconsin Union Theater
Modern twist to traditional Greek folk music.


November 15th | 6:30pm

Rick Steves

Wisconsin Union Theater
Explore how travel can broaden your perspectives.