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Performing Arts

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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. The Performing Arts Committee programs a variety of events to provide a diverse and cultural experience for students, faculty, alumni, and the Madison area community.

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.

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Committee Meetings

Wednesdays, 7pm (check TITU)
Fall kick off is Sept 21st!

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Upcoming Events


March 30th | 7:30pm

UW Jazz Orchestra

Wisconsin Union Theater
UW Jazz Orchestra with guest trumpeter Clay Jenkins and the Delavan-Darien High School Jazz Ensemble.


March 30th | 8:00pm

Mnozil Brass

Wisconsin Union Theater
Part of the WUT Concert Series, this Austrian group combines comedy with brass jazz and classical artistry.


March 31st | 7:30pm

Madison Musical Idol

Wisconsin Union Theater
Join us for a competition where local singers belt it out Broadway style—and the audience chooses the winner.


April 10th | 7:30pm

Travel Adventure Film - My Private Italy with Steve McCurdy

Union South
Take a personal journey through some of the greatest cities in Italy. Part of the Travel Adventure Film Series.


April 20th | 8:00pm

King Sunny Ade and His African Beats

Wisconsin Union Theater
Named the "king of juju music," he’s one of music’s greatest influences today.


April 22nd | 8:00pm

Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Wisconsin Union Theater
Performing many diverse genres, they’re “the best guitar quartet in the world.”


April 27th | 8:00pm

Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma

Wisconsin Union Theater
Masters teaming up to show their artistry of classic Indian instruments.


April 30th | 7:30pm

Lea Salonga

Wisconsin Union Theater
This iconic musical theater star is known for her roles on Broadway and Disney.


May 4th | 8:30pm

Black Music Ensemble

Wisconsin Union Theater
<p>UW Madison’s Black Music Ensemble is a student music group directed by world-renowned jazz bassist Richard Davis. </p>


May 21st | 2:30pm

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Wisconsin Union Theater
One of the finest orchestras celebrates their conductor’s last season.


June 17th | 8:00pm

Terence Blanchard, 2017 Isthmus Jazz Festival Headliner

Terrace at Memorial Union
Terence Blanchard is a top-tier jazz and multiple Grammy-winning trumpeter.


June 18th | 5:00pm

Summer Sundays on the Terrace Classical Music Series

Terrace at Memorial Union
Unwind from the weekend with an hour of classical music on the Terrace.


July 15th | 9:00pm

Red Baraat

Terrace at Memorial Union
Part Punjabi wedding, part New Orleans second line, and all New York.


August 19th | 9:00pm

The Revelers

Terrace at Memorial Union
This Louisiana supergroup is a tonic of swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues, and zydeco.