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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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Get In Touch

Marilyn Feldner, director




Committee Meetings

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


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Upcoming Events


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 13th | 7:00pm

Burkina Rising: The Art of Resistance in Burkina Faso

Union South
Documentary capturing the recent political upheaval and cultural resurgence in Burkina Faso.


September 14th | 4:30pm

Orquesta el Macabeo

Terrace at Memorial Union
Eleven-piece salsa band brings energetic, punk-inspired approach to the genre.


September 14th | 5:15pm

Sona Jobarteh

Wisconsin Union Theater
Traditional west African songs about modern life.


September 14th | 6:45pm

Hoven Droven

Terrace at Memorial Union
Traditional Swedish folk songs reworked in the vein of American hard rock.


September 14th | 9:00pm

Lemon Bucket Orkestra

Terrace at Memorial Union
Spirited and punky orchestral anthems in the style of Eastern European folk music.


September 15th | 2:00pm

MWMF at the Willy Street Fair

Wisconsin Union Theater
Bands and artists from Mali, Turkey, Latin America, Israel and Ethiopia at the Willy Street Fair!


September 15th | 9:00pm

La Dame Blanche

Terrace at Memorial Union
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist delivers compelling fusion of cumbia, dancehall, hip-hop, and more.


September 21st | 8:00pm

inDIGenous Jazz Series: Rick Flowers

Wisconsin Union Theater
Jazz series showcasing music composed and performed by Madison’s finest jazz musicians.


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.


September 29th | 7:30pm

Rupi Kaur: America Tour

Wisconsin Union Theater
bestselling author and illustrator of two collections of poetry


October 4th | 9:00pm

Sons of Kemet

Union South
High energy, Afro-Caribbean jazz band


October 5th | 8:00pm

inDIGenous Jazz Series: Father Sky

Wisconsin Union Theater
Jazz series showcasing music composed and performed by Madison’s finest jazz musicians.


October 11th | 8:30pm

Black Music Ensemble

Wisconsin Union Theater
UW student group performing the music of black artists.


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).