The music of the Nile Project is one of the many highlights of UW World Series 2014–15 season.

When it comes to offering a wide array of international performances for Seattle to consume, no organization does it better than the UW World Series. The university has announced the 2014–15 season for all four of its categories: World Dance, World Music and Theater, President's Piano, and International Chamber Music. Within these designations, the 2014–15 season features many noteworthy performances. Flamenco dance company Noche Flamenca—which will be in residence at UW—presents the world premiere of Antigona, its interpretive retelling of the Sophoclean Greek tragedy. Mark Morris Dance Group returns to the Meany Hall stage for a program loaded with Seattle premieres, including the west coast premiere of Words. Patrons can also experience the sounds of Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, and more when the Nile Project presents music from its acclaimed album Aswan which was inspired by the culture surrounding the world's longest river. Other highlights include Branford Marsalis playing baroque works with the English Chamber Orchestra, fellow MacArthur Genius Chris Thile showcasing his mandolin prowess with bassist Edgar Meyer, the modern dance of Conneticut's Pilobolus, and the plucking of Grammy-winning Southern string band Carolina Chocolate Drops.

Season tickets for the UW World Series go on sale on Wednesday, March 19 by phone at 206-543-4880. The series prices are as follows: World Dance Series, $234–$262; International Chamber Music Series, $163–$184; President's Piano Series, $166–$186; World Music Series, $126–$144. Single tickets go on sale August 1.

2014-15 UW World Series Season:

WORLD DANCE SERIES

Oct 23–25 - Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca
Nov 20–22 - David Roussève/Reality
Feb 12–14, 2015 - Urban Bush Women
Mar 5–8, 2015 - Mark Morris Dance Group
Apr 16–18, 2015 - Lyon Opera Ballet
May 14–16, 2015 - Pilobolus

WORLD MUSIC & THEATER SERIES

Nov 15 - The Touré-Raichel Collective
Jan 30, 2015 - The Nile Project
Apr 11, 2015 - Gilberto Gil
May 20, 2015 - Carolina Chocolate Drops

PRESIDENT'S PIANO SERIES

Nov 14 - Jon Kimura Parker
Feb 3, 2015 - Vadym Kholodenko
Mar 12, 2015 - Olga Kern
Apr 23, 2015 - Simone Dinnerstein
May 18, 2015 - Angela Hewitt

INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES

Nov 18 - Miró Quartet
Jan 13, 2015 - Takács Quartet
Feb 19, 2015 - Jerusalem Quartet
Mar 19, 2015 - Catalyst Quartet
Apr 21, 2015 - Emerson String Quartet

SPECIAL EVENTS

Sept 17 - Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer
Oct 14 - Marsalis “Well-Tempered” featuring the English Chamber Orchestra and Branford Marsalis
Nov 7 - Anoushka Shankar

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