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Dear friends, From timeless classics performed by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine and the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the fresh sights and sounds of Kid Koala and Stuart Pimsler, to a commissioned installation by artist Jennifer Williams, spring semester at the Moss Arts Center delivers a world of diverse and engaging experiences. In March we present the world premiere of (Be)longing, a moving musical work developed through extensive residencies in Blacksburg and steeped in community participation. In April we join with our campus and community to commemorate the 10th anniversary of April 16th with a special performance and gallery exhibition, creating time and space to reflect and remember. You will also find here a peek at summer at the Moss Arts Center, which will bring chamber music concerts, Ash Lawn Opera’s Rigoletto, and multiple events celebrating The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming. We look forward to seeing you often in the weeks ahead. Ruth Waalkes Associate Provost for the Arts Executive Director, Moss Arts Center 540-231-5300 | artscenter.vt.edu

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SPRING/SUMMER 2017 EXHIBITIONS

ARTISTS AND ARCHITECTURE: PROJECTION/CONVERGENCE/INTERSECTION

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January 19–April 1, 2017 ALL GALLERIES, FREE

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5-7 PM RECEPTION GRAND LOBBY Free, cash bar

James Casebere, Amy Casey, Dionisio González, Candida Höfer, Matthew Kolodziej, Jean-Francois Rauzier, and Jennifer Williams

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6 PM ARTIST TALK: MATTHEW KOLODZIEJ MILES C. HORTON JR. GALLERY

Visually arresting and conceptually layered, this exhibition features predominantly large-scale works by a group of artists who engage architecture in their work in a wild reimagining of the built environment, while addressing underlying issues of history, memory, and place. Spanning the practices of photography, painting, and site-specific installation, a selection of exemplary works by emerging artists and some of the most nationally and internationally acclaimed artists of our times envelop the Moss Arts Center’s gallery spaces.

Friday, February 10, 2017, 6:30 PM GALLERY TALK: PHOTOGRAPHY AND ARCHITECTURE WITH MICHAEL BOROWSKI RUTH C. HORTON GALLERY Michael Borowski, artist and assistant professor of studio art, School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech

This exhibition is sponsored in part by a gift from Dr. Charles Y. Davis and Mrs. Carole C. Davis.

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 6 PM ARTIST TALK: JENNIFER WILLIAMS FRANCIS T. ECK EXHIBITION CORRIDOR The Moss Arts Center regularly presents informal exhibition-related talks and events throughout the duration of the exhibitions. Visit our website at artscenter.vt.edu or follow us on Facebook for dates and times as programs are scheduled.

Dionisio González New Halong I, 2013 C-print, diasec, mounted on Dibond and aluminum 59 x 118 inches Edition 3/7 + 2A Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Richard, New York/Paris

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SUSAN DANKO April 13–June 3, 2017 RUTH C. HORTON GALLERY

The beauty and vulnerability of the natural landscape is the source of inspiration for Susan Danko’s evocative paintings. Rendered with fluid swaths of rich, often bold color, her paintings depict dreamy, almost surreal scenes nonetheless tinged with the ever-growing reality of environmental vulnerability. RELATED EVENTS Thursday, April 13, 2017, 5-7 PM OPENING RECEPTION GRAND LOBBY Free, cash bar Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6 PM ARTIST TALK: SUSAN DANKO RUTH C. HORTON GALLERY

Susan Danko Forest Pattern, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 inches Courtesy of the artist and Bonfoey Gallery

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ICAT: OPEN (AT THE) SOURCE SENSING PLACE

April 27–May 20, 2017 FRANCIS T. ECK EXHIBITION CORRIDOR

ICAT: Open (at the) Source enables visitors to explore and experience the research and innovation that’s happening within the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT). The Sensing Place exhibition opens up a conversation about how we acquire a connection to a place through various means and will include sound recordings, visual images, laser scans, documentary footage, and field observations.

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FROM THESE WOODS June 1–September 2, 2017 ALL GALLERIES

Exploring the dynamic relationship between humanity, the natural world, and the creative impulse, this exhibition features handmade works created by highly skilled artists throughout the Appalachian region. Artists working in a number of artistic styles and practices, including woodturning, carving, basketry, and furniture making, will be featured. Among the artists represented are Bill and Corinne Graefe of Phoenix Hardwoods (Floyd, Virginia), Alex Bannan (Roanoke, Virginia), Jennifer Zurick (Berea, Kentucky), and Norm Sartorius (Parkersburg, West Virginia), as well as other artists from the Phoenix Hardwoods collective, among others. RELATED EVENTS Thursday, June 8, 2017, 5–7PM OPENING RECEPTION GRAND LOBBY The Moss Arts Center regularly presents informal exhibition-related talks and events throughout the duration of the exhibitions. Visit our website at artscenter.vt.edu or follow us on Facebook for dates and times as programs are scheduled. FREE, cash bar

Norm Satorius Dancer, 2008 Honduras Mahogany Burl

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SPRING 2017 PERFORMANCES

HONOR BAND-A-RAMA Friday, January 20, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

This School of Performing Arts concert for the participants of Honor Band Weekend features the Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Marching Virginians; open to all. FREE

HONOR BAND CONCERT Sunday, January 22, 2017, 1 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

The 19th annual Virginia Tech Honor Band culminates in a School of Performing Arts showcase of talented high school participants from around the region. FREE

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RAISIN’ CANE: A HARLEM RENAISSANCE ODYSSEY Starring Jasmine Guy with The Avery Sharpe Trio Written and conceived by Harry Clark with adaptation by Jasmine Guy Original musical score by Avery Sharpe

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My longtime friend and colleague, the great jazz musician Avery Sharpe, wrote all the original music for the show and introduced me to the piece. I quickly fell in love with the show’s ability to provide a look into this vibrant period for African-American artists, most of whom could be found in Harlem in the 1920s.

—Jasmine Guy, star of Raisin’ Cane

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Theatre, musical Deeper

Step into the world of the Harlem Renaissance through words, music, and imagery with Raisin’ Cane, a production inspired by the classic 1923 Jean Toomer novel, Cane. In 1918, as the first great World War ended and thousands of African-American soldiers returned home, artistic expression was exploding, and the words and thoughts of Toomer, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois, and others became the voice of a new generation. These voices are woven into an experience that spans this era and provides a window on a critical point in history. Raisin’ Cane features award-winning actress, singer, and dancer Jasmine Guy and the acclaimed Avery Sharpe Trio. Guy was the star of the television show, A Different World, and has appeared in Broadway and national productions, including Spike Lee’s School Daze, as well as in Harlem Nights. Avery Sharpe is one of the greatest jazz bassists of his generation and has toured with the world’s top jazz musicians. Sharpe is joined onstage by the renowned percussionist Kevin Sharpe and acclaimed jazz violinist Diane Monroe. Category A $45 | Category B $35 | Category C $20 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

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AN EVENING WITH JUSTIN CRONIN, AUTHOR Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Spoken word Deeper Free

Justin Cronin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage, The Twelve, and newly released The City of Mirrors, as well as Mary and O’Neil (which won the PEN/Hemingway Award and the Stephen Crane Prize) and The Summer Guest. His talk is part of a multi-day “Viral Imaginations” residency sponsored by the Department of English, the MFA program in Creative Writing, and the Edward S. Diggs Professorship in the Humanities. RELATED EVENTS Tuesday, January 31, 2017, following the performance POST-PERFORMANCE QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION: JUSTIN CRONIN STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Following the talk, join author Justin Cronin for this post-performance discussion. FREE Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 4-5 PM CRAFT TALK: JUSTIN CRONIN CUBE Join us for an informal presentation and dialogue with the author of The Passage trilogy on his approach to writing.

Deeper Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:30-9 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: VIRAL IMAGINATIONS CUBE How is the viral imagination expressed in science, fiction, and science fiction? To what extent do narrative depictions of the apocalypse and the science of infectious disease influence each other? Find out in this riveting dialogue with these panelists: Priscilla Wald, Ph.D., is the R. Florence Brinkley Professor of English at Duke University. Her current work focuses on the intersections among the law, literature, science, and medicine. Her recent book, Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative, considers the intersection of medicine and myth in the idea of contagion and the evolution of the contemporary stories told about the global health problem of “emerging infections.” Thomas Kerkering, M.D., is chief of infectious disease at Carilion Clinic. He went to Sierra Leone in fall 2014 to participate in the medical response to the Ebola outbreak. Kathleen Alexander, D.V.M., Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Virginia Tech. Her research explores the factors that influence the emergence and persistence of emerging and re-emerging diseases at the human-wildlife interface. Alexander has established a field laboratory at her study site in Northern Botswana, which has both molecular genetics and bacteriological investigations capacity—the first of its kind in the region. Rebecca Hester, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech. Her scholarship focuses on body politics, global health, immigration, and the cultural politics of health and medicine. Her recent research examines what is considered to constitute “biological danger” and the politics of attempts to preempt, prevent, and eradicate such danger.

This craft talk is presented as part of a multi-day “Viral Imaginations” residency, sponsored by the Department of English, MFA program in Creative Writing, and the Edward S. Diggs Professorship in the Humanities.

The discussion will be moderated by Bernice Hausman, Edward S. Diggs Professor in the Humanities, Department of English, Virginia Tech.

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NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE Theodore Kuchar, conductor laureate with Alexei Grynyuk, piano Saturday, February 4, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Music, classical Timeless, Global (Ukraine)

Experience the beautiful sounds of Dvorák, Prokofiev, and Shostakovich, ˇ performed by one of the most prominent symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. Formed in 1918, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine has released more than 100 sound recordings, which include both Ukrainian and international repertoires. The orchestra will be joined by Kiev-born pianist Alexei Grynyuk, who attracted wide attention at the age of 13 when he won the first prize at the Sergei Diaghilev All-Soviet Union piano competition in Moscow. He went on to achieve numerous awards at international piano competitions, including first prizes at the Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition in Kiev and the Shanghai International Piano Competition in China. This program will feature Dvorák’s Carnival Overture, op. 92; Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto ˇ no. 3 in C Major, op. 26; and Shostakovich’s Symphony no. 5, op. 47.

RELATED EVENTS

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FREE; admission first-come, first-served, but to guarantee your seat, register through the box office

Saturday, February 4, 2016, 6 PM TALK: UKRAINE AND THE ARTS THEODORE KUCHAR, CONDUCTOR LAUREATE, NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE CUBE Directly before the performance by the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, learn more about Ukraine and the arts from the ensemble’s conductor laureate, Theodore Kuchar.

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CIRCUS OZ

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STRAIGHT UP

A little naughty, a little nice, a little death-defying…. Who knew the circus could be like this?

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—The New York Times

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:30 PM Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Theatre, circus Fresh, Global (Australia)

A circus experience like you’ve never seen, expect two hours of breathtaking agility, death-defying stunts, awe-inspiring acrobatic performances, irreverent comedy, and a spectacular live band with Circus Oz. Credited with revitalizing a traditional art form in a uniquely Australian way, Circus Oz is a rock ‘n’ roll, animal-free circus that has influenced the development of circus arts around the world. Dynamic acrobatics, cheeky humor, and live original music showcase the world-famous Circus Oz caravan of graceful men, strong women, innovative jugglers, lyrical unicyclists, hilarious trapeze artists, musical acrobats, and acrobatic musicians. From New York to Hong Kong, Circus Oz has taken its self-crafted performances of wit, grace, and spectacle to 26 countries across five continents to critical acclaim. Australia’s National Circus invites you to a show that irreverently breaks through the “fourth wall,” captivating and engaging audiences of all ages. Recommended for ages 5 and older Category A $55 | Category B $40 | Category C $25 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

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A FAR CRY WITH ROOMFUL OF TEETH

The orchestra [A Far Cry] brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied.

—The New York Times

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Music, contemporary Fresh

Prepare for a one-of-a-kind concert experience when two energetic ensembles join forces to bring to life original pieces from two young composers, including a Pulitzer Prize winner. A Far Cry is a self-conducted orchestra that stands at the forefront of an exciting new generation in classical music. Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy Award-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice and forging new repertoire without borders. This sonic patchwork created by A Far Cry with Roomful of Teeth is an ever-changing and fleeting burst of colors, timbres, and visions. The program opens with the lush writing of 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner and Teeth member Caroline Shaw, with an original commission for both ensembles, and is anchored by two energetic and captivating works by Ted Hearne. Spanning and connecting these two Gen X composers is a startlingly beautiful and vivid set of character pieces by Prokofiev. Category A $45 | Category B $35 | Category C $20 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

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TAJ EXPRESS: THE BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL REVUE

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Shruti Merchant, director and producer Vaibhavi Merchant, director of choreography Salim & Sulaiman, music directors

A rainbow of colors, costumes, and gestures that thrills the viewer and makes him want to go exploring these exotic lands.

—Le Temps, Swiss daily newspaper

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Theatre, musical Joyful, Global (India)

Lose yourself in the extravaganza and romance of Bollywood in this new production direct from Mumbai. Taj Express is a turbo-charged fusion of east and west, classical dance steps and new moves, traditional silks and turbans with leather and Lycra, and pulsating modern music played on the finest Indian classical instruments. At its heart is the fairytale journey of Varsha, a hard-working journalist living in Europe, as she travels to her homeland to discover “The Greatest Indian Love Story Ever Told.” Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. This performance is sponsored in part by a gift from Sherwood Quillen. Category A $75 | Category B $60 | Category C $40 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

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TRADING FOURS: VIRGINIA TECH WIND ENSEMBLE with Carol Jantsch, tuba Alan Weinstein, cello Enloe High School Wind Ensemble Sunday, February 26, 2017, 3 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

Named after the jazz term used to indicate the back and forth alternation of soloists, this jazz-inspired School of Performing Arts program features prominent soloists throughout. $10 general admission, $7 students

RESONANCE ON THE WALLS II Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:30 PM CUBE

This School of Performing Arts performance features Annie Stevens, percussion, and the Virginia Tech Percussion Ensemble. FREE; admission first-come, first-served, but to guarantee your seat, register through the box office

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TWYLA THARP th

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50 ANNIVERSARY TOUR

These are unmistakably the work of a master. There is so much in them: so much variety, so much life.

—The New York Times

Friday, March 3, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Dance, contemporary Timeless

Deepen and expand your imagination in this celebration of dance icon Twyla Tharp’s 50 years of dance, which features new work that premiered in 2015. In each piece, Tharp shows how her decades of experience—creating more than 161 dances for Hollywood films, television, the Broadway stage, ballets, and modern dance—make her one of the century’s most treasured artists. The double bill begins with Preludes and Fugues, which is set to Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and radiates with Tharp’s generous spirit and humanity. Preludes and Fugues will be paired with one of Tharp’s most popular classic works, Nine Sinatra Songs. Tharp has received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, 19 honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President’s Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize, and a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. This performance is supported in part by a gift from Constance C. Cedras. This engagement of Twyla Tharp is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Category A $55 | Category B $40 | Category C $25 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

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HIGHER GROUND 6 LIFE IS LIKE A VAPOR

Friday, March 10, 2017, 8 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

Higher Ground is a community performance project coordinated by the Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Appalachian Program, located in Harlan County, Kentucky. Based on local oral histories, Life Is Like a Vapor is a comedy centered on neighbors telling stories at the funeral of beloved community member Sweet Betty: her five marriages, her several near-death experiences, and the value of women willing to be themselves and tell the truth despite adversity. The performance features a cast of 30 community players, live music, and traditional and original songs. The project is presented in conjunction with the 40th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference, Extreme Appalachia, being held at Virginia Tech March 9-12, 2017. FREE; first-come, first-served, but to guarantee your seat, register through the box office

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ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MASTERWORKS: MUSICAL TRAVELOGUE David Stewart Wiley, music director and conductor Sunday, March 12, 2017, 3 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Music, classical Timeless

The RSO returns to Blacksburg with a rich masterworks program that traverses musical landscapes near and far. The evening’s first half will feature a new work from Jerome Margolis, Franklin County, juxtaposed with Aaron Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite. The second half of the program ˇ Smetana’s The Moldau will take us across the Atlantic Ocean with Bedrich and Maurice Ravel’s beloved Bolero. This performance is supported in part by a gift from the Merryman family. This program was made possible in part by a touring grant from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Category A $55 | Category B $40 | Category C $25 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

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(BE)LONGING Byron Au Yong, composer Aaron Jafferis, librettist Charlotte Brathwaite, director Ni’Ja Whitson, choreographer Ben Zamora, scenic and lighting designer Nancy Harder, music director Friday, March 17, 2017, 7:30 PM Saturday, March 18, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Music, hip-hop theatre Deeper

RELATED EVENTS Sunday, April 16, 2017, 4 PM STORIES OF (BE)LONGING: RESILIENCE AND REMEMBRANCE LED BY SHANNON M. TURNER THE LYRIC THEATRE, 135 COLLEGE AVENUE, BLACKSBURG Stories connect and ground us in place and community. Hear true stories of resilience, reflection, and remembrance, which were developed by community members for performance through open workshops earlier in the year. This performance and its preceding workshops are a component of Shannon M. Turner’s Stories on the Edge of Night series and (Be)longing Community, a series of community events that will foster reflection and creative expression as the community approaches the 10-year mark since the shootings on the campus of Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.

The award-winning creative team of Byron Au Yong and Aaron Jafferis premiere their newest work, a staged oratorio (featuring locally cast chorus, beatboxers, and hip-hop artists) about belonging, isolation, healing, and community. The audience will be seated onstage with the performers to create an unusual and intimate performance experience that is both profound and playful, questioning and caring. Developed through multi-year research and creative residencies in Blacksburg and other locations across the United States impacted by traumatic events, the public performances, classes, and related engagements during spring semester 2017 will complement (Be)longing in a community-wide reflection on violence, school shootings, and deeper ways to connect and build communities of support.

FREE; reservations are encouraged. To reserve your spot, visit storiesofbelonging.eventbrite.com.

$25 general admission, $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under

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Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7 PM PRESENTATION: THE ARTS AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION COURSE MILES C. HORTON JR. GALLERY The Moss Arts Center developed a new interdisciplinary course, the Arts and Social Transformation, with Erika Meitner, associate professor of English and director of the MFA program in creative writing, and Ali Colleen Neff, visiting assistant professor in women’s and gender studies and Africana studies at Virginia Tech. Using the performance of (Be)longing as a guide, the course addresses violence, belonging, isolation, healing, and community in critical and creative ways and considers ways to build communities of safety and support. This presentation will feature the culminating work of students in the course.

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EXPOSITION IV: AN APPALACHIAN SPRING Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

Join talented students and faculty for a stunning musical showcase of choral and instrumental music in this School of Performing Arts performance. This year’s Exposition concert features the world premiere of a three-movement setting of Appalachian folksongs for band and choir by School of Performing Arts faculty member Dwight Bigler. All proceeds go to Delta Omicron to support music scholarships at Virginia Tech. $20 general admission, $15 senior, $5 student

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DJ KID KOALA

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NUFONIA MUST FALL featuring DJ Kid Koala, composer and principal lead artist live music by Afiara Quartet K. K. Barrett, director

Part of the enjoyment is glancing from the screen to the dimly lighted stage, seeing the puppeteers move from backdrop to backdrop and watching the ingenuity of the perspective and the minuscule gestures that translate into big-screen drama.

—The New York Times

Friday, March 24, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Theatre, puppetry, music, film Fresh

Witness a multi-disciplinary theatrical adaptation unfold before your eyes, complete with real-time film and live scoring. Scratch DJ, music producer, and graphic novelist Kid Koala presents this adaptation of his graphic novel and soundtrack, Nufonia Must Fall. The charming story centers around a robot on the verge of obsolescence, who through the course of the story falls in love. This adaptation comes to life via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets, while Kid Koala and the Afiara Quartet provide the original live score on piano, strings, and turntables. Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and most recently Arcade Fire and has contributed to film scores for Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper, and The Great Gatsby, as well as numerous TV networks. Category A $55 | Category B $40 | Category C $25 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

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VIRGINIA TECH PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

This School of Performing Arts performance is the culmination of the Day of Percussion at Virginia Tech. $10 general admission, $7 students

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VIRGINIA TECH CHOIRS Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

The Virginia Tech Chamber Singers, Tech Men, and Women’s Chorus share the stage for an afternoon of inspiring and entertaining harmony in this School of Performing Arts performance. Over 100 singers will be conducted by Dwight Bigler, Ph.D.; Hyesoo Yoo, Ph.D.; and Taylor Baldwin. $10 general admission, $7 students

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA BALLET

ROMEO AND JULIET

Pedro Szalay, artistic director Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:30 PM Sunday, April 2, 2017, 3 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Dance, ballet Timeless

Based on the William Shakespeare classic, with a mesmerizing score by Serge Prokofiev and original choreography by Pedro Szalay, this three-act ballet brings to life the feud between the Houses of Capulet and Montague and the passionate story of two young people who fight, linger, and love until the end. Southwest Virginia Ballet’s production includes a set designed by internationally renowned Mina Albergo and Armando Zullo, costumes by A. Christina Giannini, lighting by Dirk Kuyk, and a cast of more than 60 dancers. Co-presented with the Southwest Virginia Ballet Category A $45 | Category B $35 | Category C $20 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

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NEW RIVER VALLEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA with guest conductor Steven White Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

Steven White conducts a program of audience favorites in this School of Performing Arts performance, including Dvorák’s New World Symphony, ˇ Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite no. 1, and Sibelius’ Finlandia. $10 general admission, $7 students

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SECRET AGENT 23 SKIDOO

Nobody is making better ‘Kid-Hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.

—NPR’s All Things Considered

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 3 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Music, kids Joyful

What happens when you mix equal parts Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre? A cornucopia of creativity from Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, a North Carolina musician who mixes a wide spectrum of genres into multi-instrumental, musically sophisticated, lyrically intelligent house party classics. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a stand-out star in the family music scene, combining the excitement of hip-hop with the magical world of childhood. Mixing sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he has earned a loyal national following. Skidoo’s Grammy-nominated album, The Perfect Quirk, is classic hip-hop spiced with Motown, reggae, club thump, blues, and the occasional pirate shanty. His much anticipated follow up, Infinity Plus One, was recently released with songs that will take kids into outer space and deep into their imaginations. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo creates unique and heartwarming party music that has garnered national awards, seven number one hits on SiriusXM Global Radio, and praise from TIME, NPR, USA Today, and many others. Recommended for ages 3 and older $20 general admission, $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

RELATED EVENTS Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10 AM-12 PM WORKSHOP: HIP HOP SONGWRITING FOR KIDS CUBE With almost 20 years of experience writing raps, hooks, and songs and performing on stages internationally, 23 Skidoo is an expert in the craft of hip-hop. A natural with kids of all ages, he enjoys sharing his understanding and helping them create songs that are fun, inspired, and completely original. This workshop will explore ways to use hip-hop to express yourself, how to find out what you care about, and how to make it rhyme! Recommended for ages 6-12. FREE; registration required. To register, visit secretagentworkshop.eventbrite.com.

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VIRGINIA TECH MUSIC DAY: UT MUSICA FACIAM/THAT I MAY MAKE MUSIC Friday, April 14, 2017, 10 AM-8 PM ACROSS CAMPUS

Members of the Virginia Tech community as well as the greater Blacksburg area will come together to share their sounds for the second annual Music Day! Musicians of all kinds will be featured at locations across campus, including War Memorial Hall, Turner Place, West End Market, Squires Student Center, the Graduate Life Center, and more. If you are interested in performing or volunteering, email VTMusicDay@gmail.com. This event is presented by the Moss Arts Center Ambassadors student group. FREE

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PERFORMANCE IN REMEMBRANCE Friday, April 14, 2017, 7 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

All members of the community are invited to attend a performance to commemorate and reflect on the lives lost on April 16, 2007, at Virginia Tech. The program will feature the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble and Choirs and the student-led Contemporary Dance Ensemble, among others. The Moss Arts Center will host a related installation for reflection and remembrance in the Miles C. Horton Jr. and Sherwood Payne Quillen ‘71 Reception Galleries beginning April 12. For additional information on the university’s 10th Day of Remembrance, please visit weremember.vt.edu. FREE

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Deeper

STUART PIMSLER DANCE & THEATER

RELATED EVENTS

MATINEE

So effectively do the performers pull us into the emotional world they create.

—The Village Voice

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Dance, contemporary Deeper

Be transported to a time of grainy, romantic films, where celluloid characters pass through layered interactions in pursuit of love and connection, with Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT). The company’s newest work, Matinee, features a spirited young woman on a train, a man at a threadbare bar, and a disillusioned housewife with a penchant for old films—these and other characters move in and out of films as realities become blurred and the nature of relationships is explored. Matinee’s cinematic world of movement-theatre imagery journeys into the delicate divide between fantasy and reality. An internationally recognized company founded in 1978 by Stuart Pimsler and co-directed with Suzanne Costello since 1984, SPDT has performed across the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Israel, Taiwan, Russia, Bermuda, China, and Mexico. Category A $45 | Category B $35 | Category C $20 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, TIME TBD HEALING COLLABORATIONS: CAREGIVERS AND ARTISTS WORKING TOGETHER For artists and healthcare workers; explore the application of the arts to caregiving in this open workshop. Inspired to provide caregivers with a creative outlet for the stresses of their profession while cultivating greater communication and understanding, Suzanne Costello and Stuart Pimsler of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) developed their program, Caring for the Caregiver. Since its inception, SPDT has presented these programs throughout the United States, Canada, Israel, Russia, Taiwan, Bermuda, and Mexico. The participants from across the globe represent a broad cross-section of the healthcare community, including physicians, nurses, medical students, hospice staff, social workers, therapists, counselors, and home healthcare providers. By exploring the power of touch and movement to help people communicate and connect with others, these workshops seek to foster stronger relationships and understanding among teams of staff members as well as between caregivers and their patients. Through the integration of movement and voice, memories and stories, participants explore ways to express feelings associated with their profession. Caregivers are encouraged to share their personal stories and reflections on how they provide support in their daily work. Together they explore a series of improvisational movement and writing exercises at their own level of skill and comfort. No prior movement experience is required. Please wear comfortable clothing. FREE; registra tion required. For more inf ormati on and to regi s ter, v i s i t hea ringcolla bora tions.eventbrite.com. Wednesday, April 19, 2017, TIME TBD TALK: ARTS AND HEALTHCARE Learn about the growing field of arts and healthcare from members of Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater. FREE; for more information, visit artsandhealthcaretalk.eventbrite.com

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VIRGINIA TECH STRING PROJECT Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 7 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

Young students of the Virginia Tech String Project perform their annual spring concert in this School of Performing Arts presentation. FREE

FESTIVAL OF BANDS Sunday, April 30, 2017, 1-6 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

Enjoy a full afternoon of Virginia Tech band music with the Campus Band, Symphony Band, Wind Ensemble, and Highty-Tighties in this School of Performing Arts festival. Come enjoy part or all of this music-filled afternoon! $10 general admission, $7 students

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ICAT CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION DAY SENSING PLACE

Monday, May 1, 2017, 10 AM-4PM THROUGHOUT THE MOSS ARTS CENTER

Learn more about the research happening at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology (ICAT) and explore how science, engineering, arts, and design coalesce to form a sense of place, including the environmental place, the historic place, the virtual place, and the cultural place. Situate yourself at the Moss Arts Center to see how human senses and electronic sensors contribute to and learn from place. Meet the faculty and students who are crossing traditional boundaries to develop new possibilities for exploration, expression, and creativity. The keynote address begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, and exhibits will be on display throughout the Moss Arts Center from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration is not necessary for the keynote address or the exhibits. FREE

RELATED EVENT Monday, May 1, 2017, 7:30 PM CUBE The Digital Interactive Sound and Intermedia Studio (DISIS) will present a special anniversary concert of Virginia Tech faculty and student computer music compositions. FREE; first-come, first-served, but to guarantee your seat, register through the box office

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Joyful

NEW YORK GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS H.M.S. PINAFORE

Pinafore will sweep you away.

—The New York Post

Friday, May 5, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Theatre, musical Joyful

Ride a wave of music and laughter as a romantic cast of characters sings and dances their way across the deck of the fanciful British naval vessel with the improbable name. H.M.S. Pinafore, or The Lass That Loved A Sailor, was first performed at London’s Opera Comique on May 25, 1878, and has remained popular on both sides of the Atlantic ever since. The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players’ production features an elaborate setting of a ship’s deck, based on drawings by Gilbert himself, and beautiful Belle Epoch costumes. Get ready for an evening filled with the lush sounds of voices and a full orchestra in the pit, lively action and choreography, and broad comedy true to Gilbert & Sullivan tradition. Category A $75 | Category B $60 | Category C $40 | $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

RELATED EVENTS Friday, May 5, 2017, 6 PM PRE-PERFORMANCE TALK: NEW YORK GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS CUBE Prior to the performance of H.M.S. Pinafore, hear Albert Bergeret, artistic director of New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, speak on the history, themes, satire, and vocabulary of the production and interact during a question-and-answer session. Presented in collaboration with the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) at Virginia Tech; for more information about LLI, visit cpe.vt.edu/lifelonglearning. FREE; first-come, first-served, but to guarantee your seat, register through the box office

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COMMENCEMENT CONCERT Thursday, May 11, 2017, 6 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

With music from the 2016–2017 school year, as well as some Virginia Tech classics, the Virginia Tech Wind Ensemble performs a School of Performing Arts commencement concert open to all. FREE

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SUMMER 2017 PERFORMANCES Fresh

DORI FREEMAN Thursday, June 8, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Music, traditional Fresh

Inspiration and style often come from our sense of place—especially places we call home. Dori Freeman is a 25-year-old singer and songwriter from the southwestern hills of Virginia. While her style subscribes to no one genre, the influence of her Appalachian upbringing lies at the core of her music. Freeman’s style was shaped by American Roots music: bluegrass, rhythm and blues, and old country. Freeman learned to play guitar at 15 and began writing her own material a few years later. (Rescheduled from March 10, 2017) $25 general admission, $10 students with ID and youth 18 and under 20%–30% subscription discounts available

RELATED EVENTS Thursday, June 8, 2017, 5-7 PM FROM THESE WOODS ALL GALLERIES Exhibition opening reception FREE

© Kristin Horton

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THE CROOKED ROAD: MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC HOMECOMING

FLOYD RADIO SHOW, ON THE ROAD Sunday, June 11, 2017, 2 PM CUBE

Come one, come all, as the Floyd Radio Show, now in its sixth season, hits the road for Blacksburg for the first time! Each month the Floyd Country Store in Floyd, Virginia produces a new show in this old-timey variety show format. Each program features guest hosts and the finest musical acts from around the region; from storytelling banjo players and flatpicking guitarists to gospel choirs and hard-driving string bands; original radio plays and comedy bits; ads, jingles, and more. Don’t miss this chance to be part of the live studio audience! For more information, visitfloydradioshow.com and floydcountrystore.com. $15 general admission, $5 students and youth ages 18 and under

RELATED EVENTS Gallery exhibition FROM THESE WOODS For more information, please see page 9. FREE

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THE CROOKED ROAD: MOUNTAINS OF MUSIC HOMECOMING MOUNTAIN MUSIC LEGENDS: THE STANLEY BROTHERS LEGACY Ralph Stanley II

Featuring Ralph Stanley II and the Clinch Mountain Boys with special guests Ricky Skaggs and Larry Sparks Sunday, June 11, 2017, 7:30 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

The Crooked Road leads to the Moss Arts Center with this spectacular celebration of heritage music uniting three bluegrass greats to honor the legacy of the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys. With the passing of Dr. Ralph Stanley in 2016, his son Ralph II now carries the torch of this influential music family. Bluegrass legends Larry Sparks and Ricky Skaggs were deeply imprinted by the Stanley sound when they performed as Clinch Mountain Boys early in their careers and will join Ralph II to perform the songs that have profoundly shaped traditional bluegrass music. Ricky Skaggs

$25 general admission, $10 students and youth 18 and under

RELATED EVENTS Sunday, June 11, 2017, 5 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS REUNION STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE Join the conversation as Clinch Mountain Boys past and present reunite and share their stories. Moderated by author, performer, and Stanley Brothers music historian Gary Reid. FREE

Larry Sparks

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2017 SUMMER CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES JUNE 15-29, 2017

Our 2017 summer chamber music explorations include a diverse and beautiful range of free public concerts and an intensive two-week training session with young artists. All performances will be held in the Street and Davis Performance Hall, Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre. Faculty and guest artist performers include:

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 7:30 PM CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES IN THE TIME OF WAR

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 7:30 PM CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES FROM CLASSICAL TO FOLKLORE

Juxtaposing 1940s compositions from Sergei Prokofiev and John Ireland

Including works of Franz Schubert, Charles Loeffler, and Antonín Dvorák

Shmuel Ashkenasi, violin David Ehrlich, violin Mathias Tacke, violin Katharina Kang, viola Michael Klotz, viola

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:30 PM CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES HIDDEN GEMS UNVEILED

Thursday, June 29, 2017, 7:30 PM CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES SOUNDS OF STRINGS

Featuring lesser-known works of Joaquin Turina, Richard Strauss, and Robert Schumann

Featuring works by Luigi Boccherini, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Coleman Itzkoff, cello Dmitry Kouzov, cello Phillip Paglialonga, clarinet Richard Masters, piano Kwan Yi, piano

Note: Additional performances by the intensive training program participants may be added; all programs are subject to change.

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 7:30 PM CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES A CELEBRATION OF ROBERT SCHUMANN

FREE

Featuring the composer’s piano trio and quintet

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ASH LAWN OPERA

RIGOLETTO

by Guiseppe Verdi Sunday, July 9, 2017, 3 PM STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE

Ash Lawn Opera returns to Blacksburg with its fully-staged production of Verdi’s Italian opera masterpiece. This tragic story of love and vengeance centers on the lustful Duke of Mantua; his hunch-backed jester, Rigoletto; and the jester’s beautiful daughter, Gilda. Presented here with full orchestra and English subtitles, Rigoletto was revolutionary in its time and has been a staple of the opera canon for more than 150 years. $35 general admission, $10 students and youth 18 and under

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DURING STEPPIN’ OUT...

CUBEFEST

Thursday, August 3–Sunday, August 6, 2017 CUBE AND PERFORM STUDIO

Join the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology and the Moss Arts Center for a four-day spatial music festival that coincides with Downtown Blacksburg’s Steppin’ Out. CubeFest celebrates the cutting edge of multichannel music, technology-driven performances, and 3D audiovisual art in one of the largest multichannel audio systems in the world, the Cube. For ticket prices and more information, please visit artscenter.vt.edu. 540-231-5300 | artscenter.vt.edu 51


SPRING/SUMMBER AT A GLANCE

JANUARY 28 Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey Starring Jasmine Guy 31 An Evening with Justin Cronin

FEBRUARY 4 National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine with Alexei Grynyuk, piano 10-11 Circus Oz, Straight Up 18 A Far Cry with Roomful of Teeth 24 Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue

MARCH 3 Twyla Tharp, 50th Anniversary Tour 10 Higher Ground 6, Life Is Like a Vapor 12 Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks: Musical Travelogue 17-18 (Be)longing 24 DJ Kid Koala, Nufonia Must Fall

APRIL 1-2 Soutwest Virginia Ballet, Romeo and Juliet

MAY 5 New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, H.M.S. Pinafore

JUNE 8 Dori Freeman 11 Crooked Road, Mountains of Music Homecoming 15 Chamber Music Series: In the Time of War 20 Chamber Music Series: Hidden Gems Unveiled 22 Chamber Music Series: A Celebration of Robert Schumann 27 Chamber Music Series: From Classical to Folklore 29 Chamber Music Series: Sounds of Strings

JULY 9 Ash Lawn Opera, Rigoletto

AUGUST 3-6 Cube Fest

8 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo 22 Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, Matinee

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Programs are subject to change.


CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

JOYFUL Get swept away by these lively performances that are enjoyable for audiences of all ages. Bring your friends and family and your sense of wonder, and be prepared to be entertained. Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Revue Secret Agent 23 Skidoo New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, H.M.S. Pinafore

TIMELESS Time-honored classics are always in style. The eternal and influential sights and sounds of these performances speak to all of us and transcend space and time. National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine with Alexei Grynyuk, piano

DEEPER Nourish your craving for thought, reflection, and deeper understanding with these performances that will challenge your emotions, intellect, boundaries, and perspectives. Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey starring Jasmine Guy (Be)longing An Evening with Justin Cronin, Author Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater, Matinee

GLOBAL

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Masterworks: Musical Travelogue

Experience expressions from across the globe with a collection of performances that bring the unique energy and diverse contexts from cultures around the world to Blacksburg.

Southwest Virginia Ballet, Romeo and Juliet

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine with Alexei Grynyuk, piano

FRESH

Circus Oz, Straight Up

Satisfy your need for something new and different with this selection of performances. Discover cutting-edge perspectives and examine energizing ideas through a range of lenses.

VISUAL

Circus Oz, Straight Up

Visit our galleries to experience the Moss Arts Center’s free visual arts exhibitions throughout the year.

Twyla Tharp, 50th Anniversary Tour

Taj Express: The Bollywood Musical Review

A Far Cry with Roomful of Teeth Kid Koala, Nufonia Must Fall

Programs are subject to change.

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SEATING CHART

DIRECTIONS

STREET AND DAVIS PERFORMANCE HALL, ANNE AND ELLEN FIFE THEATRE These seating charts show the three levels and ticket pricing structure for our performances. Please contact the Moss Arts Center box office at 540-231-5300 with any questions.

AA29

AA1 10

BB29

BB1

CC30

CC1

DD26

A1

10

B29

B1 15

C30

BX 222216

C1

D26

15

E2

G14

F2

H14

S24

L10 M6

F101

F1 G1 H1

J2

J116

J101

J1

K2

K115

K101

K1

M2

U18

F115

L116

P112

S2 T2 U2

H13

C1

C48

U17

R101 S101

B1

B49

T21

D1

D49

R1

P101

A1

ODD

L1 M1 M5

M101

BX 205201 A48

S23

L9

S1

E48

V7 T1 U1

25

T101

111

U128 V129

U101 V101 V124

BX 206202

K11

N101 108

R122 S125 T125

V2

G13

J11 R25

L101

M115 N114

R2 V8

E101

G101 H101

L2

T22

108

H115

K12 EVEN

E116

G116

G2 H2

J12 R26

BX 107101

F13

E1

BX 207213

BX 214208

E13

F14

BX 221215

EVEN

D1

E14 BX 108102

BX 229223

BX 230224

DD1

A28

V1

Take exit 118B onto 460 West towards Virginia Tech. Continue for 8.5 miles to the Prices Fork Road exit for “Downtown.” The exit ramp will veer right. Continue on Prices Fork Road for 1.2 miles, and take a right onto Turner Street. This street leads you to the parking deck and the center. Parking will be on your left at North End Parking Garage. The Moss Arts Center will be ahead on the right.

FROM 1-77 (NORTHBOUND) Take exit 32 onto 1-81 North. Continue for about 29 miles, then follow the directions above for 1-81 northbound.

V106

111

25

ORCHESTRA

MEZZANINE

BX 326332

ORCHESTRA EVEN

BX 331325 BX 323317

BX 318324

ODD

BX 315309

BX 310316

MEZZANINE BX 307301

BX 302308 A52

A1

B1

B51

C1

C50

D1

D49 E48

E1

26 F1

F45

26

BALCONY

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E1

ODD

FROM 1-81 (NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND)

FROM 1-77 WEST VIRGINIA TURNPIKE (SOUTHBOUND) / 460 WEST (EASTBOUND) In West Virginia, take Exit 9, “U.S. 460-Princeton/Pearisburg, VA.” Turn left at the stoplight at the end of the ramp onto U.S. 460 East. Continue on U.S. 460 East for about 45 miles. Then take the Prices Fork Road exit. At the top of the exit ramp, take a left. Continue on Prices Fork Road for 1.2 miles, and take a right onto Turner Street. This street leads you to the parking deck and the center. Parking will be on your left at North End Parking Garage. The Moss Arts Center will be ahead on the right.


GENERAL INFORMATION

PARKING

BOX OFFICE HOURS The box office in the Moss Arts Center is open for in-person and phone ticket sales at 540-231-5300 on Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and an hour and a half before performances. Tickets may also be purchased anytime online at artscenter.vt.edu.

GROUP TICKET SALES Groups of 10 or more can receive a 10 percent discount; for more information, contact the box office at 540-231-5300.

CONCESSIONS Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase before performances and during intermissions at most performances. Food and drink are not permitted inside the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre.

SUPPORT Every gift to the Moss Arts Center helps us raise the curtain on exciting new experiences in visual and performing arts and supports learning opportunities that encourage creativity, exploration, and expression. Visit bit.ly/15afaimg to support the center with a gift of any amount through our secure, online giving page. For information about ways to support the Moss Arts Center, contact Lois Badey at givetoarts@vt.edu or 540-231-0608.

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Parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street. Event parking for visitors is $5 and may be purchased when entering the garage (cash only, free for Virginia Tech faculty and staff possessing a valid Virginia Tech parking permit). Visitors can park in the Virginia Tech faculty/staff street parking spaces and lots after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and at any time on weekends. A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available in front of the Moss Arts Center at both the Alumni Mall and Turner Street entrances.

ACCESSIBILITY If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kacy McAllister at 540-231-5300 or email kacy@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

INCLEMENT WEATHER Moss Arts Center performances and events will be canceled for inclement weather only in extreme cases. If a performance must be canceled due to inclement weather, we will send an email to all ticket holders and call patrons for whom we have no email address. Please check our website and call the box office at 540-231-5300 for timely information about closures. Programs are subject to change.

GALLERY HOURS Galleries are regularly open Tuesday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; and an hour and a half before performances. Check the Moss Arts Center website at artscenter.vt.edu for exceptions and holiday closings.

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GIVING Your gift to the Moss Arts Center will help us expand cultural awareness, deepen understanding, and change the way people experience the world. With your support, we can continue to present artists from around the globe and from close to home in programs that promote diverse voices, support fresh new expressions, foster learning for all ages, and spark meaningful global connections.

LEADERSHIP PATRONS AND FRIENDS

$5,000+

SUSTAINING PATRONS AND FRIENDS

$1,000-$4,999 CONTRIBUTING PATRONS AND FRIENDS

UP TO $999

Recognition in Moss Arts Center performance programs; access to season preview and advance ticket sales; special invitations to pre- and post-event activities, exhibition previews, and Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology programs; recognition in Virginia Tech’s 1872 Society*; dinner with Moss Arts Center Exectutive Director; personal behind-the-scenes tour of the Moss Arts Center**; invitations to artist meet and greets, as available; and recognition at Moss Arts Center performance or exhibition (varies)***

Recognition in Moss Arts Center performance programs; access to season preview and advance ticket sales; and special invitations to pre- and post-event activities, exhibition previews, and Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology programs

Recognition in Moss Arts Center performance programs

* The 1872 Society recognizes gifts for current use or operational support at the following levels. The Grove Circle, the highest 1872 Society level, recognizes supporters who provide annual gifts of $25,000 or more. Burruss Hall Circle honors those who make annual gifts of $10,000 to $24,999. Drillfield Circle recognizes members who provide annual gifts of $5,000 to $9,999. ** Dates for personal and group tours of the Moss Arts Center are subject to availability. Personal group tours are for up to 10 people at maximum. *** Recognition at performances and exhibitions varies and is commensurate with giving levels. For more information, please contact Lois Badey at givetoarts@vt.edu or 540-231-0608.

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Virginia Tech has always been a part of our family’s life. As we thought about giving to the university, we found the Moss Arts Center offered something different for us. With its diversity of performances, the center brings something very unique to Southwest Virginia—cultural opportunities for both the university and the local community.

—Larry and Lindsey Bowman, Blacksburg, Virginia


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MOSS ARTS CENTER (0916) 190 Alumni Mall, Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061

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