Saturday, December 14. Reservation deadline: December 5. No refunds after this date. Guest registration available after Nov. 28. $48/person. Non-members are welcome.
Entertainment: John Coltrane Meets Christmas by Ryan Meisel QuArtet
When you’ve had your fill of choirs and carolers but still want to get in a festive mood, slip into something more comfortable with these soulfully original jazz interpretations of Christmas favorites with the Ryan Meisel QuArtet. Enchanting audiences with his powerful saxophone playing and melodic ideas, Ryan captures the spirit of the season andtransforms it into a sonic display of celebration that is thought-provoking, soulful and fun! The all-star group also features drummer Jake Polancich, pianist Craig Rigby, bassist David Dinauer. The holidays will never sound the same. (written by Karen Goebel)
Bonus entertainment - Mosaico - a Peruvian folkloric dance group with the purpose of sharing the rich cultural heritage of Peru with American audiences. Their mission is to keep their culture and traditions alive and to create a healthy cultural space for the young generation of Latinas growing up in the USA. Mosaico means “mosaic” which represents the incredible diversity that is Peruvian due to the mosaic of their racial and ethnic roots. This is reflected in Mosaico dancers whom are strong and intelligent Latina women from a variety of Latin American countries with rich life stories and talents. One of the dancers is a University League Scholarship winner!
The University League in a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which welcomes both members and nonmembers to its events. For this special event, University League supports both scholarships for University of Wisconsin – Madison students and a preschool pre-literacy program now named University League Great Dane Readers (formerly Wisconsin Bookworms).