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FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

2017-2018 MASTERPIECE SEASON SPONSORED BY


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THE PREMIER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY

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With five state-of-the art venues, the Forbes Center at James Madison University is the destination for world-class theatre, dance and music entertainment! Audiences of all ages come together to enjoy performances from internationally recognized professional artists, renowned faculty members and emerging young talent from JMU’s School of Music and School of Theatre and Dance.

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“Electrifying talents!”

GUYS AND DOLLS PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; STEP AFRIKA! PHOTO COURTESY OF STEP AFRIKA!

– THE WASHINGTON POST

STEP AFRIKA! Friday, September 22 @ 8 pm WILSON HALL

Prepare to feast your eyes and ears on a rhythmic performance brimming with airtight synchronization, exuberant joy and a sense of humor. Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping. Stepping creates intricate rhythms and sounds through a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken word. Now a worldwide dance phenomenon, Step Afrika! has evolved stepping to

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include styles such as tap, modern and hip-hop, and seeks to advance the art form through teaching and touring opportunities across the globe. The company has performed on some of America’s most prestigious stages, including the White House, New York’s Lincoln Center and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Don’t miss this electrifying live show perfect for the entire family! www.stepafrika.org

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“charming and poignant”

– THE NEW YORK TIMES

CHRISTOPHER K. MORGAN & ARTISTS

HEADLINING THE NEW DANCE FESTIVAL Friday-Saturday, September 8-9 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Christopher K. Morgan founded his professional contemporary dance company in 2011, the same year Dance Magazine named him “one of the six breakout choreographers in the United States.” Since then, Christopher K. Morgan & Artists out of Washington, D.C. has performed throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. This year’s festival features new works by Christopher K. Morgan & Artists and JMU’s award-winning dance faculty members Ryan Corriston, Cynthia Thompson and Kate Trammell. Suzanne Miller-Corso will also present a new experimental dance film. www.christopherkmorgan.com

FRANK KIMBROUGH, JAZZ PIANO

Sunday, September 10 @ 7 pm RECITAL HALL Pianist/composer Frank Kimbrough has been active on New York’s jazz scene for 35 years. He has been the pianist for the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Orchestra since 1993 and was a founding member of the Jazz Composers Collective (1992-2005), where he performed and recorded with high-profile ensembles ranging from duos to big bands. Kimbrough has recorded 20 CDs as a leader and 70 more as a sideman. His solo piano album, Air, earned him high praise from AllAboutJazz.com: “Kimbrough is a deep thinker and gifted storyteller. His notes and expressions stick in the mind and tug at the soul.” Kimbrough serves on the jazz studies faculty at The Juilliard School, a position he has held since 2008.


EQUUS

By Peter Shaffer Tuesday-Saturday, September 26-30 @ 8 pm Sunday, October 1 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

CHRISTOPHER K. MORGAN & ARTISTS PHOTO BY HANK WANG; FRANK KIMBROUGH PHOTO COURTESY OF FRANK KIMBROUGH; EQUUS ARTWORK BY RICH HILLIARD; JMU POPS! PHOTO BY BOB ADAMEK.

1975 Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play!

What causes people to commit unspeakable acts of violence? This question lies at the heart of Equus, a frank and harrowing coming-of-age story that explores the topics of sexuality and religion in the life of 17-year-old Alan Strang. The troubled teen is taken for psychological treatment after blinding several horses with a metal spike. Psychiatrist Martin Dysart is assigned the case, and in an attempt to unravel the mystery behind the crime, is forced to confront the shortcomings of his own life. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, language and nudity. EQUUS is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

JMU POPS! STORIES IN SONG

FEATURING THE MARCHING ROYAL DUKES AND OTHER JMU ENSEMBLES

Saturday, September 23 @ 8 pm JMU CONVOCATION CENTER This one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza showcases some of JMU’s finest music ensembles and faculty talent. Be ready to stand up and cheer for performances by the Marching Royal Dukes, as well as the JMU Chorale, Brass Band and Symphony Orchestra. The Brass Band will play music from the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and the Orchestra will perform The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas and Mother Goose Suite by Maurice Ravel. One of JMU’s favorite Family Weekend traditions, this musical celebration is great entertainment for all ages!

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JAZZ4JUSTICE™ Saturday, October 7 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Take a walk down memory lane with hits from the big band swing era. This annual concert features JMU’s Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Chuck Dotas, as well as award-winning faculty members and a special guest conductor. Musicians of all levels are encouraged to bring their instruments and join in a post-concert jam session in the Grand Lobby. This concert is in cooperation with the Jazz4Justice Foundation and the Virginia Law Foundation, and benefits Blue Ridge Legal Services and JMU’s School of Music scholarships.

MUSICA HARMONIA

Sunday, October 1 @ 2 pm RECITAL HALL Joan Griffing (violin), Beth Vanderborgh (cello), Diane Phoenix-Neal (viola) and Naoko Takao (piano) came together in 2007 to form Musica Harmonia, a chamber group dedicated to promoting peace and cultural understanding through musical collaboration. Musica Harmonia has performed internationally in two tours to Brazil and most recently at the 2017 Decolonizing Music Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The group will perform the title selection from its new album, When the Spirit Sings (2017), featuring the chamber music of Gwyneth Walker, in a program of vibrant and varied works from the folk, classical, jazz and spiritual traditions.

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“The Vienna Boys Choir is a world treasure.”

JAZZ 4 JUSTICE PHOTO BY BOB ADAMEK; MUSICA HARMONIA PHOTO COURTESY OF DIANE PHOENIX-NEAL; VIENNA BOYS CHOIR PHOTO BY LUKAS BECK.

– FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR Sunday, October 15 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL

The world’s most beloved choir has been thrilling audiences young and old for over 500 years! “Bright, light voices through the centuries” (The New York Times), the Vienna Boys Choir has provided the music for the Sunday Mass in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1498. Today, the Choir consists of 100 choristers from 31 nations aged 10-14 who are divided into four touring ensembles. Between them, the ensembles perform 300 concerts per year to sold-out crowds in

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Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. With repertoire including everything from medieval to contemporary to experimental music, the Choir has worked with great composers like Mozart, Biber and Bruckner, and Franz Schubert was even a chorister. “The angelic voices of this most famous vocal group are ageless.” (The Salt Lake Tribune) Don’t miss this fabulous concert experience as the boys bring their glorious harmonies to the Forbes Center for the first time ever!

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ART OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION August 28-October 6 LISANBY MUSEUM PICTURING HARRISONBURG MULTIPLE MEDIA August 28-October 13 DUKE HALL GALLERY WHO WORE WHAT HERE? September 19-October 26 INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES JMU WIND SYMPHONY Wednesday, October 4 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Thursday, October 12 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU BRASS BAND Friday, October 13 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL DANCESHARE Friday-Saturday, October 13-14 @ 8 pm EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE DEFEND US! October 16-December 8 LISANBY MUSEUM

OUT OF LINE

Book by Julio Agustin Music and lyrics by John Franceschina Tuesday-Saturday, October 17-20 @ 8 pm October 21 @ 2 pm and 8 pm STUDIO THEATRE Out of Line, a musical that picks up where A Chorus Line left off, provides a humorous and compelling look at the lives of six successful Broadway performers who struggle to get out of the chorus and into the spotlight. JMU theatre faculty member Julio Agustin (Matos, Jr.) weaves together the musical comedy from interviews with 25 Broadway “gypsies,” who shared their hopes, fears, career pressures, and thoughts on the ins-and-outs of the industry. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music.

CHARLES ULLERY, BASSOON

Tuesday, October 10 @ 8 pm RECITAL HALL Charles Ullery served as principal bassoonist of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra (SPCO) for more than 40 years (1975-2017). He has performed at the Sarasota Music Festival, the Utah Festival, the Rockport Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the Festival at Carnegie Hall, with the SPCO as a soloist, and from 1976-2015, as principal bassoonist of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in Jackson, Wyoming. Many celebrated composers have written works for Ullery, who is making his Forbes Center debut!

OUT OF LINE ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; CHARLES ULLERY PHOTO COURTESY OF CHARLES ULLERY; CMF PHOTO BY ALAN DEAN PHOTOGRAPHY; THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL ILLUSTRATION BY RICH HILLIARD (BASED ON PERIOD WORKS).

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THE 37TH ANNUAL JMU CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL

CELEBRATING CANADA’S 150TH BIRTHDAY Monday-Wednesday, October 23-25 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

“an exciting and imaginative composer” – NEW YORK CONCERT REVIEW

Canadian music and composers take center stage for this year’s festival celebrating the 150th birthday of Canada! The featured composer is Kelly-Marie Murphy based out of Ottawa, Ontario. Murphy has created music that is “a pulse-pounding barrage on the senses” (The Globe and Mail) for leading Canadian performers and ensembles including the Toronto, Winnipeg and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, the Cecilia and Afiara String Quartets, the Gryphon Trio, James Campbell, Shauna Rolston and Judy Loman. Her music is performed around the world and has been broadcast on the radio in over 22 countries. JMU faculty, ensembles and students will present Murphy’s music, the music of Canadian composer Elizabeth Raum, and other Canadian contemporary works in three main concerts during the festival. The festival also features vocalist Alexandra Smither, the winner of the 2017 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. To purchase a package of all three shows, see page 41. For individual show pricing, visit www.jmuforbescenter.com.

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL By Richard Brinsley Sheridan Tuesday-Friday, October 31-November 3 @ 8 pm Saturday, November 4 @ 2 pm and 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Sir Peter Teazle, a middle-aged, wealthy bachelor, has recently married a pretty maid from the country. Suddenly thrust into London’s high society, the young and frivolous Lady Teazle finds herself a willing member of a vicious “school for scandal” that spends its time maligning friend, foe and family alike. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance.

“…rife with hilarity.”

– SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

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COSÌ FAN TUTTE (THE SCHOOL FOR LOVERS)

FEATURING THE JMU OPERA THEATER

Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte Friday-Saturday, November 10-11 @ 8 pm Sunday, November 12 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

AUTUMN OPERA GALA VIP Seating for Così fan tutte, a Pre-Performance Dinner and Dialogue Saturday, November 11 @ 6 pm GRAND LOBBY/MAINSTAGE THEATRE

This exquisite evening features a cocktail reception in the Forbes Center Grand Lobby, a pre-performance “backstory chat” presented by a noted opera scholar, and the 8 pm performance. Opera director Don Rierson and members of the cast will meet and greet guests. Limited to 70 patrons. Price $80. Cocktail attire/black tie optional. A percentage of your ticket will go to support student opera programs.

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Così fan tutte is one of Mozart’s most elegant and beloved operas. With dazzling music, this comedic classic centers around a game of seduction and trickery between two couples. Officers Ferrando and Guglielmo are engaged to two sisters, Dorabella and Fiordiligi. The officers believe their fiancées will be forever faithful to them, but Don Alfonso has doubts. Alfonso wagers a bet with the men, claiming he can prove that the sisters will be disloyal. The devious plan has Ferrando and Guglielmo pretending to go off to war, but returning to woo the other’s fiancée. Will true love win out in the end? Full of mistaken identities, jealous lovers, and spectacular vocal fireworks, this unforgettable production features Fiordiligi’s show-stopping aria, “Come scoglio,” and much, much more!

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JANE AUSTEN’S SENSE & SENSIBILITY

COSÌ FAN TUTTE ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; AQUILA THEATRE POSTER IMAGE BY AQUILA THEATRE/ILLUSTRATION BY HUGH THOMSON.

Tuesday, November 14 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Jane Austen is one of the most beloved authors of all time and wrote with great insight about the lives of the English upper middle class in the late 18th century. Now, one of her most popular novels comes to life in a visionary, new production by Aquila Theatre, one of the foremost professional producers of touring classical theatre in the United States. Sense & Sensibility cleverly illustrates the economic uncertainty brought about by the common practice of the first-born male inheriting entire family fortunes. The story revolves around the lives of two sisters: Elinor, who is level-headed, and the hopelessly romantic Marianne. After the untimely death of their father, both sisters and their mother are forced to leave their comfortable lives, while their half-brother and his wife inherit the family estate. The only hope for these two sisters is a profitable marriage. Seduction, courtship, love, heartbreak and surprise abound in this classic romantic comedy sure to win over the hearts of audiences and Jane Austen fans alike! www.aquilatheatre.com

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“Electrifying… wildly colorful and exploding with life.” – THE WASHINGTON POST

CATALYST QUARTET HEMISPHERES: SOUTH AMERICA Tuesday, November 28 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Hailed by The New York Times at its sold-out Carnegie Hall debut as “invariably energetic and finely burnished… playing with earthy vigor,” Catalyst Quartet strives to advance diversity in classical music with dynamic performances of cutting-edge repertoire by a wide range of composers. Known for its “relentless rhythmic force, polyphonic clarity and tight ensemble-playing,” the quartet has toured throughout the United States and abroad. Members are top laureates and alumni of the internationally acclaimed Sphinx Competition for young black and

Latino classical musicians. This evening features works by Latin American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Villa-Lobos, Ginastera, Piazzolla, Golijov and Frank—and will be “nothing short of fantastic.” (Lincoln Journal Star) www.catalystquartet.com A CVPA Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence event. This event is supported by the College of Visual and Performing Arts, the School of Music, the Office of Diversity, the Office on International Programs and International Student Services.


CATALYST QUARTET PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.CATALYSTQUARTET.COM; NOBUNTU PHOTO BY WERNER PUNTIGAM/EAR X EYE.

NOBUNTU

Thursday, November 16 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL Nobuntu, a female a cappella quintet from Zimbabwe, has garnered international acclaim for its inventive performances that include traditional Zimbabwean songs to Afro-jazz to gospel music. On its first-ever American tour, Nobuntu will perform music from its two recordings, Ekhaya (2016) and Thina (2013), in an uplifting concert featuring pure voices, percussion, traditional instruments like the mbira (thumb piano), and authentic dance movements! “Full of sparkling energy (Sunday Times, Germany),” Nobuntu believes that music can be an important vehicle for change, one that transcends racial, tribal, religious, gender, and economic boundaries.

“much adored… and breathtaking”

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FEATURING FIVE OF JMU’S VOCAL ENSEMBLES AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Saturday, December 2 @ 8 pm Sunday, December 3 @ 2 pm

JMU MADISON SINGERS AND CHORALE Thursday, October 19 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

(children’s activities in Grand Lobby at 12:30 pm)

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FAHIMEH VAHDAT MULTIPLE MEDIA October 23-December 8 DUKE HALL GALLERY

Join JMU’s choral area ensembles and Symphony Orchestra for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra. Also featured is a holiday reading and presentation based on the children’s story and motion picture film, The Polar Express. Prior to the December 3rd matinee (at 12:30 pm), children can enjoy crafts, cookies and cider in the Grand Lobby.

JMU WIND SYMPHONY Wednesday, November 1 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Friday, November 3 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL FALL STUDENT DANCE CONCERT Wednesday-Saturday, November 8-11 @ 8 pm EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE JMU JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ BAND Tuesday, December 5 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

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DANCESCAPES

FEATURING JMU’S VIRGINIA REPERTORY DANCE COMPANY

Thursday-Saturday, December 7-9 @ 8 pm Sunday, December 10 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE JMU’s premier dance ensemble will perform contemporary choreography by nationally and internationally known guest artists, including Washington, D.C.-based Christopher K. Morgan, whose work has been hailed as “charming and poignant” by The New York Times, Ting-Yu Chen from Virginia, and John Dixon from North Carolina. The company will also present pieces by artistic director Shane O’Hara, dance faculty members Ryan Corriston and Joyce Yagerline, and Michigan-based PJ Maske, a JMU alum and artistic director of Urban Garden Performing Arts.


THE 13-STORY TREEHOUSE CDP THEATRE PRODUCERS (SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA)

Based on the No. 1 international bestseller and multi-award winning book series by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

HOLIDAYFEST PHOTO BY BOB ADAMEK; DANCESCAPES PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; THE 13-STORY TREEHOUSE PHOTO COURTESY OF HOLDEN & ARTS ASSOCIATES.

Friday, January 12 @ 7 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

“Be transported back to the guileless wonder of childhood… great charm… great fun.” – THE AUSTRALIAN

Who wouldn’t want to live in a treehouse – especially a 13-story treehouse that has a bowling alley, a secret underground laboratory, self-making beds, and more?! Andy and Terry live there, have silly adventures, and make stories together. Today’s the day they’re going to bring those stories to the stage – curtain-up! There’s just one problem: they forgot to write the play! Where will they find flying cats, a mermaid, a sea monster, an invasion of monkeys, and a giant gorilla?

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DUBLIN IRISH DANCE STEPPING OUT

Monday, January 22 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE Experience the sights and sounds of Ireland in this dance and music extravaganza! Featuring world champion step dancers, a traditional Irish band and vocalists, the all-star cast of performers have appeared worldwide with Riverdance, Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, and Celtic Woman. Dublin Irish Dance members bring their sensational

stepping skills and musical prowess to Stepping Out, a high-energy production that celebrates the evolution of traditional Irish dance and music from rural Ireland in the 1800s to present day America. Like the Irish immigrants to the New World who “stepped out” in search of a better life, “step out” for an evening of Celtic culture you won’t soon forget!

“Dublin Irish Dance takes you on an uplifting journey and shows why Irish dance and music have melted hearts around the world.” SEASON SPONSOR

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– ANTHONY FALLON, CHOREOGRAPHER, FORMER PRINCIPAL DANCER WITH RIVERDANCE, AND FOUR-TIME WORLD CHAMPION

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— SO PERCUSSION Friday, January 19 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

With innovative multi-genre original productions and sensational interpretations of modern classics, So- Percussion is pushing its voice to the forefront of American musical culture. The group has an adventurous spirit written into its DNA, passed down from composers like John Cage and Steve Reich, and from pioneering ensembles like the Kronos Quartet and Nexus Percussion. Since its founding in 1999, So- Percussion has amassed a body of work that includes over 20 albums, a dizzying array of collaborative projects, and a steady output of its own music.

Hailed by The Cincinnati Enquirer as “rock stars of the percussion world,” So- Percussion has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Stanford Live, and Texas Performing Arts. In addition, a recent residency at London’s Barbican Centre, as well as tours to Western Europe, South America, Russia and Australia, have brought the group international acclaim. Members of the JMU Percussion Ensemble will play one number with So- Percussion. www.sopercussion.com

“Beyond virtuosic… consummate skill and quirky charm”

DUBLIN IRISH DANCE PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.CAMI.COM; – SO PERCUSSION PHOTO ©2014 CLAUDIA HANSEN.

– THE NEW YORK TIMES

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CANTUS DISCOVERY OF SIGHT

“... their balance is perfectly tempered, their sound as pure as baptismal waters...”

Sunday, February 4 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL

Hailed by The Washington Post as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power,” Cantus is among the finest a cappella vocal ensembles known worldwide for its musical versatility, “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) sound, and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. Working without a conductor, Cantus is dedicated to performing vital and enduring music, creating programs that are accessible to a wide range of audiences. Discovery of Sight features seasoned masterpieces like Richard Strauss’ Traumlicht and

– OPERA NEWS

Franz Shubert’s Die Nacht, as well as newer works including Eric Whitacre’s Lux Aurumque and a world premiere commission by Gabriel Kahane. At its heart, however, Discovery of Sight revels in the mystery, science, and poetry of what it means to truly “see.” Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Cantus has released 17 albums and is the recipient of numerous awards, including Chorus America’s highest honor, the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence (2009). This performance features a guest appearance by JMU's Madison Singers. www.cantussings.org


THE STEEL WHEELS WILD AS WE CAME HERE Sunday, February 11 @ 7 pm CONCERT HALL

CANTUS PHOTO BY CURTIS JOHNSON; THE STEEL WHEELS PHOTO BY SANDLIN GAITHER.

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, The Steel Wheels has a musical style that weaves through Americana and bluegrass, folk and old-time music, and the acoustic poetry of the finest singersongwriters. Trent Wagler (guitar, banjo), Eric Brubaker (fiddle), Brian Dickel (upright bass) and Jay Lapp (mandolin) first started playing together in 2004. Six years later, they official branded themselves “The Steel Wheels,” a tip of the hat to steam-powered trains,

industrial progress and the buggies of their Mennonite lineage. The name that evokes a sense of forward motion is reflected in The Steel Wheel’s latest album, Wild As We Came Here. By incorporating percussion and keyboards into its recording sessions for the first time, the group adds new textures to its compositions, as themes of discovery and perseverance run throughout the collection. www.thesteelwheels.com

“…stellar instrumentals… keenly supported by strong harmonies.” – COUNTRY STANDARD TIME

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JMU WIND SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC BAND Friday, December 8 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Saturday, December 9 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

OPERA SPOTLIGHT: AN EVENING IN STRAUSS’ VIENNA Thursday-Friday, February 15-16 @ 8 pm RECITAL HALL

JMU BRASS BAND Sunday, December 10 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL EDGAR ENDRESS MIXED MEDIA January 8-February 16 DUKE HALL GALLERY AWAKENING ARCADIA January 15-February 23 LISANBY MUSEUM

Be transported to magical Vienna in an evening of romantic and cheerful melodies drawn from operettas and songs by Johann Strauss II and his contemporaries. Known as “The Waltz King,” Strauss composed over

500 waltzes, polka and quadrilles in his lifetime—and popularized the waltz in Vienna during the 19th century. Students from the JMU Opera Theater are poised to launch their careers, and this concert is your opportunity to see an incredible talented core of future stars perform songs by Strauss including “The Blue Danube” and “Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss” from his operetta, Wiener Blut (Viennese Spirit), tunes from Franz Lehár’s Guiditta, Richard Heuberger’s waltz duet, “Geh’n wir in’s Chambre séparée,” from Der Opernball (The Opera Ball), and more. Learn Viennese waltzes and enjoy Linzer torte and coffee in the lobby following the performance!

THE TET[R]AD PROJECT January 30-March 23 INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES

JAY HERSHBERGER,

JMU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Tuesday, February 6 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Wednesday, February 21 @ 8 pm RECITAL HALL

SENIOR DANCE CONCERT Thursday-Saturday, February 8-10 @ 8 pm EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Dubbed a “superb” pianist with “solid musicianship,” Jay Hershberger has appeared in concerts and recitals throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He tours extensively with Excelsior! Trio, a chamber group that performs an eclectic mix of music including classical, folk, jazz and fusion. Hershberger founded the trio with fellow music faculty members at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where he is a professor of piano. An internationally-recognized authority on the music of Franz Liszt, Hershberger serves as president of the American Liszt Society.

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OPERA SPOTLIGHT ARTWORK BY AMANDA R. WILSON; JAY HERSHBERGER PHOTO COURTESY OF JAY HERSHBERGER; RAY CHEN PHOTO BY SOPHIE ZHAI.

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“TO DIE FOR. … tone that carries with it EMOTIONAL DEPTH OF GREAT INTIMACY” – THE HUFFINGTON POST

RAY CHEN IN RECITAL

Tuesday, February 20 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL Winner of the Queen Elisabeth (2009) and Yehudi Menuhin Competitions (2008), Ray Chen is among the most compelling young violinists today. Chen has appeared with some of the world’s leading orchestras, including the London Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre National de France, where he performed in Paris’ Bastille Day 2015 concert televised to 800,000 people. Other highlights include his 2016 debut at the BBC Proms, where he appeared with the BBC Symphony at Royal Albert Hall in London, and his Carnegie Hall debut with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Sakari Oramo in 2013.

Born in Taiwan and raised in Australia, Chen attended the Curtis Institute of Music at age 15. With quirky, online videos and a following of over two million on SoundCloud, Chen continues to attract new and younger audiences to classical music. He plays the 1715 “Joachim” Stradivarius violin, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation and once owned by the famed Hungarian violinist Joseph Joachim (1831-1907). With “rock-solid technique and lush sound” (Kurier), “Ray Chen can do pretty much anything he wants on the violin.” (The Washington Post) www.raychenviolin.com

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PARADE

Book by Alfred Uhry Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown Co-conceived and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince Tuesday-Friday, February 20-23 @ 8 pm Saturday, February 24 @ 3 pm and 8 pm Sunday, February 25 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, this Tony Award-winning musical is based on the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia in 1913. Leo is plant superintendent of a pencil factory where 13-year-old Mary Phagan works. When the young girl is found murdered, Leo is immediately suspected, arrested and put on trial. With a book by Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy) and a skillful score by Jason Robert Brown (Songs for a New World, The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County), Parade is a moving theatrical experience about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance—and the endurance of love and hope against all odds. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Adult language and violence. PARADE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

“This show packs a real punch.” – THE GUARDIAN

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MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO

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Saturday, March 3 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Described by the CBC as the “hottest guitar ensemble in Canada,” Montreal Guitar Trio (MG3) has established itself as a major musical force. For more than 18 years, the trio’s virtuosity, rigor, creativity, and dynamic stage presence has been winning over audiences around the world. Featuring Marc Morin, Glenn Lévesque and Sébastien Dufour, MG3 has given hundreds of concerts in some of the most prestigious venues across North America, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

Winner of the 2011 Opus Award for “Concert of the Year” in the Jazz & World Music category, MG3 has released seven albums, including Der Prinz, which earned a nomination at ADISQ 2014 for Instrumental Album of the Year, and Danzas (2017), which pays tribute to the great composers of Spanish music. Don’t miss this evening of MG3’s original arrangements, interactive style and “infectious good humor.” (Edmonton Journal, Canada) www.mg3.ca

“The Montreal Trio’s guitars know no limits.”

PARADE ARTWORK BY RICH HILLIARD; MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO PHOTO © CAROLINE LAURENDEAU.

– LA MONTAGNE, FRANCE

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OTHER EVENTS JMU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tuesday, February 13 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ BAND Saturday, February 17 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

SING OUT!

AN A CAPPELLA CELEBRATION Thursday-Friday, March 22-23 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

A cappella music mania continues! Seize your opportunity to hear JMU’s amazing a cappella groups as they return to the Forbes Center for this joyful, annual concert! This year’s Sing Out! also features save a cappella groups from Harrisonburg High School and Rockingham County Public Schools.

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JMU SYMPHONY HONORS CONCERT Sunday, March 25 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL

Experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition. Majors from each of the five areas of the School (woodwinds, brass and percussion, strings, piano, and voice) compete in the competition. Two finalists are then selected by each area to compete in the finals for a coveted spot in the honors concert.


MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET

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Monday-Tuesday, March 12-13 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

SING OUT! PHOTO OF THE BLUESTONES AND HONORS CONCERT PHOTO BY BOB ADAMEK; MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEXANDER DAEV © 2014.

The classic fairy tale comes to life in one of the world’s most beloved ballets: Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella. With choreography by Rostislav Zakharov, Cinderella has dazzled audiences since it premiered at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow in 1945. Featuring a company of 50 dancers, lavish sets and resplendent costumes, this event is a must-see this season for the entire family!

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Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when Sergei Radchenko, legendary Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer, realized his vision of creating a company that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballets. Under Radchenko’s artistic direction, leading dancers from across Russia now perform new productions of timeless classics, commissioned works from within Russia and abroad, and 20-century, fulllength ballets. The Moscow Festival Ballet has toured its critically acclaimed repertoire extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong. Don’t miss this enchanting evening!

“An impressive performance … energized with dramatic expression.”

– THE CHRONICLE, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA

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Saturday, March 17 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style with one of world’s most popular Irish folk bands! The High Kings is charting a new course for Irish music—one that rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful. With a quartet of accomplished musical pedigrees, The High Kings exploded onto the Irish folk music scene in 2008, and has boldly gone where no Irish ballad group has gone before. This concert showcases the incredible versatility and multiinstrumentalist skills of Finbarr Clancy, Brian Dunphy, Martin Furey and Darren Holden who play 13 instruments between them, bringing exciting acoustic flavor to brand new songs and old favorites. Serving up laughter, good times, and even the odd sing-along, The High Kings bring its phenomenal reputation as a live band and its Billboard chart-topping music to the Forbes Center Concert Hall stage! www.thehighkings.com SEASON SPONSOR

“Bow to The High Kings for a majestic performance” – WORLD ITINERARIES

THE HIGH KINGS PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.THEHIGHKINGS.COM; APOLLO’S FIRE PHOTO BY ROGER MASTROIANNI.

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APOLLO’S FIRE

THE CLEVELAND BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

“The USA’s hottest baroque band.” – CLASSICAL MUSIC

Jeannette Sorrell, Music Director

A NIGHT AT BACH’S COFFEEHOUSE Tuesday, March 27 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Hailed as “one of the pre-eminent period-instrument ensembles” (The Independent, London), Apollo’s Fire “burst on the scene with dazzling style” (The Cleveland Plain Dealer) 25 years ago. Four European tours and 24 CD releases later, Cleveland’s Baroque orchestra has played to sold-out crowds in major cities in the United States and Europe, including London, where its concert was chosen as one of the “Best 5 Classical Concerts of 2014” by The Telegraph. Apollo’s Fire will perform the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and his contemporaries

in an evening featuring Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Bach’s Concerto in D Minor for Two Violins, selections from Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte, as well as works by Handel and Vivaldi. A famous coffeehouse in 18th-century Leipzig, Germany, served as the scene for virtuoso concerts by Bach and his student orchestra, and is the inspiration behind this program brimming with “energy, discipline, style and pizzazz.” (The Boston Globe) www.apollosfire.org

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OTHER EVENTS JMU WIND SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC BAND Wednesday, April 4 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU GEORGE WEST JAZZ FESTIVAL WITH JMU JAZZ ENSEMBLE Saturday, April 14 @ 4 pm CONCERT HALL JMU JAZZ BAND Monday, April 16 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

NEW VOICES IN DANCE FEATURING JMU’S CONTEMPORARY DANCE ENSEMBLE Thursday-Saturday, March 29-31 @ 8 pm Sunday, April 1 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE Imagine. Create. Share. REPEAT! Come and witness the rising talent of the next generation of choreographers in this concert featuring works by selected JMU dance majors. The performance will also include dances by faculty artist Cynthia Thompson as well as established and up-and-coming choreographers.

SPRING STUDENT DANCE CONCERT Wednesday-Saturday, April 18-21 @ 8 pm EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE JMU WIND SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC BAND Thursday, April 26 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Saturday, April 28 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

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NEW VOICES IN DANCE PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; HAL PRINCE PHOTO BY EDDY MARENCO/COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

JMU MADISON SINGERS AND CHORALE Wednesday, April 18 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL


CABARET • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM • WEST SIDE STORY DAMN YANKEES • SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET FOLLIES • COMPANY • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA • EVITA

RULING THE GREAT WHITE WAY BROADWAY LEGEND HAROLD PRINCE UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCES FROM HIS MOST ICONIC WORKS! Friday, April 6 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to engage with Broadway legend Harold (Hal) Prince in person! As the director or producer of nearly 60 Broadway shows, Prince’s contribution to Broadway is unparalleled. This special event features Harold Prince reflecting on his starstudded career, complimented by live musical theatre performances by renowned JMU alumni who have appeared on Broadway as well as current JMU students. Prince has worked on Cabaret (1966), Fiddler on the Roof (1964), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

(1962), West Side Story (1957) and Damn Yankees (1955). He collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979), Follies (1971) and Company (1970), and teamed up with Andrew Lloyd Webber to direct The Phantom of the Opera (1986) and Evita (1978). Prince has garnered 21 Tony Awards, more than any other individual, including a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre in 2006. He is also a Kennedy Center Honoree and a National Medal of the Arts award winner. SEASON SPONSOR


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Set sail on the high seas with Gilbert and Sullivan’s gleeful and sassy satire, H.M.S. Pinafore. This lighthearted and hilarious operetta spoofs British social mores in a convoluted tale of mistaken identity and star-crossed lovers. Old Admiral Sir Joseph Porter plans to marry the much younger Josephine with the consent of her father, Captain Corcoran. But Josephine is in love with Ralph, a common seaman, and the couple plans to elope with the help of the crew. Dick Deadeye overhears their plan and tells the Admiral. To further complicate matters, Little Buttercup professes her love for the Captain and tells him a big secret—that Ralph and the Captain were switched at birth. Social conventions are soon overturned and chaos reigns in this delightfully silly and wild romp! Enjoy favorites like “We Sail the Ocean Blue,” “Little Buttercup” and “I Am the Captain of the Pinafore.”

MAHLER’S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY Sunday, April 22 @ 4 pm CONCERT HALL

The choirs, orchestras and vocal soloists of the JMU Symphony Orchestra and Chorale join forces with students from the Governor’s School of the Arts in Norfolk, Virginia, to perform Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony, known as the Resurrection Symphony. Mahler created this powerful and philosophical work out of a profound sense of grief and loss, but transcends that darkness in a magnificent summation of renewed hope. First performed in 1895 and described as a “heart-shattering work of genius” (Classic FM), Mahler’s mighty work is brought to life in a rare performance by nearly 300 young musicians!

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CAMERON CARPENTER

FEATURING THE INTERNATIONAL TOURING ORGAN

H.M.S. PINAFORE ARTWORK BY AMANDA R. WILSON; MAHLER’S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY PHOTO BY BOB ADAMEK; CAMERON CARPENTER PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.CAMIMUSIC.COM.

Wednesday, April 25 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Cameron Carpenter is having a ball smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music, and all the while generating international acclaim and controversy unprecedented in his field. Carpenter’s repertoire, which ranges from the complete works of J.S. Bach to film scores to his original compositions and hundreds of transcriptions and arrangements, is one of the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first “concert organist” in history to prefer the digital organ to the pipe organ—and to champion it as the future of the instrument. In 2014, Carpenter launched his International Touring Organ, a monumental cross-genre digital organ built by Marshall & Ogletree to his own design, in extensive tours in Europe and the United States. Carpenter holds the 2012 Leonard Bernstein Award, is the first solo organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album, and has played in the world’s most prestigious venues including multiple performances at the Kennedy Center. “No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos…” (San Francisco Chronicle). www.cameroncarpenter.com

“… everything he touches turns fantastical and memorable.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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STAINED GLASS

By Ingrid De Sanctis Tuesday-Wednesday, April 24-25 @ 8 pm Friday-Saturday, April 27-28 @ 8 pm Sunday, April 29 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE Jewels, a preacher’s daughter, returns to New Jersey for her father’s funeral in the middle of a hurricane. But the treacherous storm has other plans, washing ashore skeletons, avocado trees, and an oddball cast of characters from Moses to the Little Mermaid. They join Jewels as she journeys through the ruins of past and present, fantasy and truth, looking to find the family she lost and the faith she thought she knew. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance in this new play by JMU theatre faculty member Ingrid De Sanctis.

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This concert features vocalists, chamber groups, as well as classical, bluegrass and jazz ensembles drawn from the Shenandoah Valley community. An ensemble of students selected from Harrisonburg City Schools return to the lineup in an evening that combines performance, education and dialogue to engage audiences of all ages. Check www.jmuforbescenter.com for program updates.

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This concert benefits Any Given Child Harrisonburg, a partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts designed to ensure access to quality live arts experiences for every pre-K-8 student in Harrisonburg.


HOW I BECAME A PIRATE DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATER

Book, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman Based on the book How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long with illustrations by David Shannon Monday, April 30 @ 7 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE ARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard’s band of comical pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure! Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but soon learns that home and family are treasures you can’t find on any map. With songs like “Green Teeth,” “I’m Really Just a

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2016-2017 HIGHLIGHTS

STUDENT AND COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT MASTER CLASSES

RAKONTO: VOICES FROM THE VALLEY

Every guest artist who appears on the Masterpiece Season leads a master class for JMU College of Visual and Performing Arts students.

This newly commissioned project featured an original music/theatrical presentation created by composer and pianist Daniel Kelly as part of his groundbreaking RAKONTO series. Kelly weaved together the recorded voices and stories of Harrisonburg High School students and community members, and wrote songs inspired by their words. This joyous celebration of the rich cultural diversity of the Shenandoah Valley, RAKONTO: Voices from the Valley will be the first Forbes Center performance ever broadcast on WVPT public television.

The Havana Cuba All-Stars JMU percussion students were treated to a drumming workshop taught by Cuba’s most popular band. Julian Sands JMU theatre students worked with renowned British film, stage and television star Julian Sands to perfect their audition monologues and technique. Rhythmic Circus JMU dance and musical theatre students participated in a tap class led by cast member Nick Bowman, one of the most sought-after tap choreographers in the United States.

MOUNTAIN STAGE

Pat Metheny Legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny shared with students how he designs his own Ibanez guitars, how to thrive as a successful performer, and his thoughts on touring and composing. The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine Celebrated conductor Theodore Kuchar led an interactive workshop for JMU graduate conducting students.

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The Forbes Center collaborated with WMRA Radio to host a performance of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, which has been the home of live music on public radio for over 30 years. Recorded in front of a live audience, the show was nationally broadcast to more than 160 NPR stations across America, and worldwide via the Mountain Stage podcast.


ANY GIVEN CHILD STUDENT MATINEES The Forbes Center hosted three, free school matinees for Harrisonburg City Public Schools - RAKONTO: Voices from the Valley (eighth grade), Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (fourth grade) and The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket (third grade) - engaging the imaginations of over 1,350 school children, many of whom had never attended a live performance. The performances support Any Given Child Harrisonburg, a partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts designed to ensure access to quality live arts experiences for every pre-K-8 student in the city.

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JMU’s premier vocal ensemble, the Madison Singers, performed alongside The Five Irish Tenors on the Masterpiece Season. The JMU Brass Band performed at the 2017 Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) Brass Band Festival, the first time a band from the United States was invited to play. Twenty-four theatre and musical theatre students participated in the 2017 Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival; 12 either won their categories, received regional recognition, or reached the finals. The Harlem Quartet, the 2016-2017 College of Visual and Performing Artist-in-Residence, and JMU music students performed at the Boys and & Girls Clubs of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. The JMU Chorale and Treble Chamber Choir shared their voices and lifted the spirts of residents at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community and Sunnyside Retirement Community.

MASTER CLASSES, RAKONTO, AND ANY GIVEN CHILD PHOTOS BY BOB ADAMEK; MATTHEW GURNIAK PHOTO BY MIKE MIRIELLO.

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH GRANTS Awarded yearly, College of Visual and Performing Arts undergraduate research grants provide funding for arts students interested in the practical or scholarly investigation of a project or subject relevant to their major that results in a product, performance, publication, or final presentation/report. Matthew Gurniak (’16) combined his passion for chemistry and theatre and created Bonded: The Musical. A double major, Gurniak fused the two seemingly disparate subjects into a single project, allowing him to explore both disciplines in a new, engaging way. Bonded: The Musical communicates fundamental topics in chemistry to both chemistry-literate and -illiterate audiences through creative music and storytelling.

Andrea Murchie (’16) applied her skills in industrial design to solving problems in the developing world. Inspired by her travel to South Africa, Murchie designed a spherical water vessel made out of concrete that can sit out under the hot African sun and pasteurize water. The concrete gets hot and begins radiating heat into the liquid inside. The vessel was created to provide enough safe drinking water for a family of five on a daily basis. Murchie hopes to relocate the vessel to Africa where communities can produce it in partnership with a non-governmental agency.

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DUKE HALL GALLERY PICTURING HARRISONBURG: VISIONS OF A SHENANDOAH VALLEY CITY SINCE 1828 MULTIPLE MEDIA August 28-October 13 Reception: September 11, 11 am-1 pm This large-scale exhibition and accompanying book trace the changing visions of Harrisonburg, Virginia, over a period of almost 200 years with more than 150 paintings, postcards, maps and photographs. The show is part of the larger Picturing Harrisonburg project, which celebrates the city’s history with a variety of events and programming in the fall of 2017.

FAHIMEH VAHDAT MULTIPLE MEDIA October 23-December 8 Reception: October 23 Fahimeh Vahdat is a visual artist who fled her home country of Iran as the revolution erupted, emigrating to England and then to the United States in 1980. Her work, which includes painting, drawings, prints, sculptures and performance art, highlights the universal refugee experience, human rights abuses (particularly against women and children in Iran and the Middle East), as well as issues of body politics, stereotypes, race, rituals, and beauty. Vahdat uses Islamic motifs, such as the lotus flower, as framing devices in her art, while calligraphic script creates background patterns that function as design elements. A lifelong artist and educator, Vahdat currently serves as the department chair of visual arts at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. www.fahimehvahdat.com

EDGAR ENDRESS MIXED MEDIA January 8-February 16 Reception: January 22 Chilean-born artist Edgar Endress is a professor of new media and graduate program director at George Mason University’s School of Art. Endress creates content- and context-specific work, ranging from large installations to audio and video presentations, that bridges the gap between art and social engagement. He is a founding member of Floating Lab Collective, a group of D.C.-based artists who orchestrate large projects to create a platform for rethinking the creative process, and is a 2017-2018 Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence. www.eendress.com

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GROUP SCULPTURE EXHIBITION ENCORE ARTISTS SCULPTURE/NEW MEDIA February 26-April 4 Reception: February 26 Sam Blanchard utilizes digital-based fabrication methods to interweave materials with technology platforms to become extended metaphors of human experience in the age of ubiquitous computer interaction. He is assistant professor of studio art in Virginia Tech’s School of Visual Arts. www.samblanchard.com Dan Carlson is a JMU alum whose sculptures, installations, videos and drawings have been shown across the country in private galleries, contemporary art fairs, and alternative art spaces. Carlson lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he has a studio and also works as a fabrication freelancer for other artists and restaurants. www.dancarlson.org Martha Burgess is a New York-based artist and Guggenheim Fellow who creates sculptures, installations, videos and performances by observing, deciphering and subverting representations and meanings in a shifting, fluid culture. Burgess often restages experiences while blending the collective and the personal, the complex and the minimal. www.marthaburgess.com PLAKOOKEE is a D.C.-based collaboration between Justin Plakas and Rachel Debuque, artists and designers who combine traditional photography and sculpture with performance and new media work. The two often incorporate synthetic and man-made materials in bold colors and patterns that push the boundaries of color, space and form utilizing a digital approach. Plakas teaches in the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University, and Debuque teaches in the School of Art at George Mason University. www.plakookee.com


THE JAMES AND GLADYS KEMP LISANBY MUSEUM ART OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION: THE FEDERAL ART PROJECT COLLECTION AT JMU

August 28-October 6

As America suffered through the Great Depression, the Federal Art Project focused on keeping the arts alive. This governmental relief program paid artists $24 a week to document the land and the life of the American people. The works, frequently placed on loan to state teacher’s colleges like Madison, created awareness and appreciation for American art.

ANGELS AND MINISTERS OF GRACE DEFEND US!

October 16-December 8

The divine can appear in many forms, sometimes to guide or defend and other times to mete out appropriate punishment. This exhibition explores spirits as they have appeared in ancient cultures through modern day.

AWAKENING ARCADIA

ADORATION AND ART

April 2-April 26

Throughout time, religious spaces have been designed to set apart the sacred from the every day. This exhibition explores—through the eyes of Honor student Fiona Wirth—the artistic traditions of the ancient Mediterranean through early modern cultures that infused holy sites with the presence of the divine.

INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES WHO WORE WHAT HERE? September 19-October 26 Reception: September 19, 11 am-1 pm This exhibition features garments from the JMU Historic Clothing Collection, many worn by the citizens of Harrisonburg who lived and worked in the city between 1865 and 1965. The show is part of the larger Picturing Harrisonburg project, which celebrates the city’s history with a variety of events and programming in the fall of 2017. Check www.jmu.edu/ivs for program updates.

January 15-February 23 Take in beautiful visions of Arcadia, an ancient utopia where man lived simply and in harmony with the land. These idyllic scenes have long been the subject of artists, who have provided their patrons with a refreshing pause from everyday life.

LINKING MEANDERING PATHS

March 12-March 23

Korean-Americans Sukjin Choi and Anna Westfall explore the influences of two different cultures on identity in the exhibition, Linking Meandering Paths. As sculptors and ceramists, Professor Choi of James Madison University and Professor Westfall of Eastern Mennonite University create a visual manifestation of themes of identity that resonate in our global world.

DRAW AND PLAY HERE: THE TET[R]AD PROJECT January 30-March 23 Reception: January 30, 11 am-1 pm This exhibition features an installation of works from the international artmaking exchange founded by JMU alumnus David R. Modler and Samuel H. Peck. This ongoing project fosters collaborations and community-based art practices through visual journals.

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Free Ticket Exchanges - Subscribers can exchange tickets for another performance of the same show.

Exchanges are subject to ticket availability; one business day in advance is required. Post-dated exchanges are not accepted. žž

Free Parking just steps away from the Forbes Center.

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Online Ticketing - Purchase tickets to performances 24/7 at www.jmuforbescenter.com

Single tickets are also on sale.

BRING YOUR GROUP TO THE FORBES CENTER Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounts up to 15% off single ticket prices. Group leaders enjoy one complimentary ticket for every 20 paid tickets for select performances. A group outing to a Forbes Center performance is perfect for entertaining clients, rewarding employees, and alumni, senior, church or business functions. Pre- or post-show receptions can be arranged for group orders of 50 or more.

To place a group order, call (540) 568–7000.

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ONLINE: www.jmuforbescenter.com PHONE: (540) 568–7000

BOX OFFICE/MAIL: Forbes Center, JMU, MSC 5602, 147 Warsaw Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22807

Box Office Hours: (Mon.-Fri., 10 am-5:30 pm and 1½ hours prior to performances.)

PARKING Forbes Center

Park for FREE in the Warsaw Parking Deck behind the Center one hour prior to performances. Handicapped parking is on each floor next to the elevators. Metered parking is located in the outdoor lot adjacent to the deck. Drop-off and pick-up are permitted in the West Plaza Circle.

JMU Convocation Center

Located off University Boulevard. Park for FREE in lots A-F.

Wilson Hall

Park for FREE in the Warsaw Parking Deck behind the Center one hour prior to performances. Follow the signs to campus. Walk through the tunnel under South Main Street. Wilson Hall is at the top of the Quad. Handicapped parking is in Lot A behind Wilson Hall. A free shuttle will run from the Warsaw Parking Deck to Wilson Hall starting one hour prior to performances and returning immediately following.

ACCESSIBILITY JMU is committed to providing equal access to its programs and facilities for people with disabilities. All Forbes Center venues are wheelchair accessible and have elevator access. Audio enhancement devices are available free of charge for patrons who are hard of hearing.


ORDER FORM STEP 1: MAIL/EMAIL INFORMATION (Complete forms and include with payment for all mail and in-person orders.) Name ______________________________________________________________________________ Primary Phone (______) ___________________ Street ______________________________________________________________________________ Secondary Phone (______)_________________ City _________________________________________ State __________ ZIP_________________________ Email Address _________________________________________________ (Your email is needed to inform you about performance changes/updates/cancellations.)

STEP 2: SELECT YOUR SUBSCRIBER PACKAGE – Save up to 20%!  I want a FLEX Package. Select (4) or more Masterpiece events on the FLEX order form (page 40). Use FLEX SUBSCRIBER PRICES. Add up your events and total for payment amount. Include total in Step 5.

STEP 3: SINGLE TICKETS  I want to buy Single Tickets. Select shows on the ticket order forms (pages 40 and 41). Use SINGLE TICKET PRICES for Masterpiece events and other season shows. Add up your shows and total for payment amount. Include totals in Step 5.

STEP 4: PREFERRED SEATING LOCATION  Orchestra  Balcony  Wheelchair (Renewing Subscribers are seated first, followed by new Subscribers, then single ticket buyers.)  I subscribe with friends. Please seat us with: ________________________________________________________________________________

STEP 5: PAYMENT FLEX PACKAGE SUBTOTAL (from Page 40) $___________ SINGLE TICKET MASTERPIECE EVENTS SUBTOTAL (from Page 40) $___________

 Check enclosed payable to James Madison University Credit Card  Mastercard  Visa  American Express  Discover

SINGLE TICKET OTHER SEASON SHOWS SUBTOTAL (from Page 41) $___________

Card Number______________________________________________

TOTAL $___________

Expiration Date ________ Signature_____________________________

All tickets include a service charge. All Subscriber discount prices are valid for patrons who purchase (4) or more Masterpiece events. Multiple ticket orders for (1) event do not apply. All dates, repertoire and artists are subject to change. All sales are final: no refunds. No babies in arms are allowed in the venues. All patrons must be ticketed. Performances are recommended for ages 5 and over unless indicated. Specific audience disclaimers are provided for shows where parental discretion is advised. Texting, unauthorized photography of any kind, recording devices, food and beverages are not permitted in the venues.

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Received by_________________________ Date_________________

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ORDER FORM (FLEX Subscriber Packages and Masterpiece Single Tickets) MASTERPIECE EVENTS žž žž

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FLEX SUBSCRIBER PRICES

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Christopher K. Morgan & Artists - New Dance Festival, Sept. 8-9 (MS)  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm Step Afrika!, Fri., Sept. 22 @ 8 pm (WH) Equus, Sept. 26-Oct. 1 (MS)  Tues. @ 8 pm  Wed. @ 8 pm  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm  Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm Vienna Boys Choir, Sun., Oct. 15 @ 2 pm (CH)

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Out of Line, Oct. 17- 21 (ST)  Tues. @ 8 pm  Wed. @ 8 pm  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm The School for Scandal, Oct. 31- Nov. 4 (MS)  Tues. @ 8 pm  Wed. @ 8 pm  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm Così fan tutte (The School for Lovers), featuring the JMU Opera Theater, Nov. 10-12 (MS)  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm  Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm Opera Gala, Sat., Nov 11 @ 6 pm (Così fan tutte + Dinner and Dialogue) Aquila Theatre - Jane Austen's Sense & Sensibility, Tues., Nov. 14 @ 8 pm (MS) Nobuntu, Thurs., Nov. 16 @ 8 pm (CH) Catalyst Quartet, Tues., Nov. 28 @ 8 pm (CH) Holidayfest: Believe, Dec. 2-3 (CH)  Sat. @ 8 pm  Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm Dancescapes - Virginia Repertory Dance Company, Dec. 7-10 (MS)  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm  Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm The 13-Story Treehouse - CDP Theatre Producers, Fri., Jan. 12 @ 7 pm (MS) Sō Percussion, Fri., Jan. 19 @ 8 pm (CH) Dublin Irish Dance - Stepping Out, Mon., Jan. 22 @ 8 pm (MS) Cantus - Discovery of Sight, Sun., Feb. 4 @ 2 pm (CH) The Steel Wheels, Sun., Feb. 11 @ 7 pm (CH) Ray Chen, Tues., Feb. 20 @ 8 pm (CH) Parade, Feb. 20-25 (MS)  Tues. @ 8 pm  Wed. @ 8 pm  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. Mat. @ 3 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm  Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm Montreal Guitar Trio, Sat., Mar. 3 @ 8 pm (CH) Moscow Festival Ballet - Cinderella, Mar. 12-13 (MS)  Mon. @ 8 pm  Tues. @ 8 pm The High Kings - A St. Patrick's Day Celebration, Sat., Mar. 17 @ 8 pm (CH) Sing Out! An A Cappella Celebration, Mar. 22-23 (CH)  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm JMU Symphony Honors Concert, Sun., Mar. 25 @ 2 pm (CH) Apollo's Fire - The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, A Night at Bach's Coffeehouse, Tues., Mar. 27 @ 8 pm (CH) New Voices in Dance - Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Mar. 29-April 1 (MS)  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm  Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm Harold Prince - Ruling the Great White Way, Fri., April 6 @ 8 pm (CH) Gilbert and Sullivan's H.M.S Pinafore, featuring the JMU Opera Theater, Apr. 11-12 (CH)  Wed. @ 8 pm  Thurs. @ 8 pm Mahler's Resurrection Symphony, with JMU Chorale and Symphony, Sun., Apr. 22 @ 4 pm (CH) Stained Glass, Apr. 24-29 (MS)  Tues. @ 8 pm  Wed. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm  Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm Note: No Thursday performance Cameron Carpenter, featuring the International Touring Organ, Wed., Apr. 25 @ 8 pm (CH) flex it How I Became a Pirate - Dallas Children's Theater, Mon., April 30 @ 7 pm (MS) save Community Collage Concert, Sat., May 12 @ 7 pm (CH)

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DENOTES A "FORBES FAMILY FUN" EVENT. CHILD PRICE AVAILABLE FOR THESE EVENTS ONLY.

REGULAR, JMU FAC/STAFF & SENIOR (62+)

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*CHILD # OF # OF JMU FAC/STAFF (13 AND TICKETS TICKETS & SENIOR (62+) UNDER)

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OTHER SEASON EVENTS Subscriber discounts are not available for these performances. Frank Kimbrough, jazz piano, Sun., Sept. 10 @ 7 pm (RH) JMU POPS! Stories in Song, Sat., Sept. 23 @ 8 pm (CC) Musica Harmonia, Sun., Oct. 1 @ 2 pm (CH) JMU Wind Symphony, Wed., Oct. 4 @ 8 pm (CH) Jazz4Justice, Sat., Oct. 7 @ 8 pm (CH) Charles Ullery, bassoon, Tues., Oct. 10 @ 8 pm (RH) JMU Symphony Orchestra, Thurs., Oct. 12 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Brass Band, Fri., Oct. 13 @ 8 pm (CH) DanceShare, Oct. 13-14 (EJM)  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm JMU Symphonic Band, Tues., Oct. 17 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Madison Singers and Chorale, Thurs., Oct. 19 @ 8 pm (CH) Contemporary Music Festival (Package includes all 3 performances), Oct. 23-25 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Wind Symphony, Wed., Nov. 1 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Percussion Ensemble, Fri., Nov. 3 @ 8 pm (CH) Fall Student Dance Concert, Nov 8-11 (EJM)  Wed. @ 8 pm  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Tues., Dec. 5 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Fri., Dec. 8 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Symphony Orchestra, Sat. Dec. 9 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Brass Band, Sun., Dec. 10 @ 2 pm (CH) JMU Percussion Ensemble, Tues., Feb. 6 @ 8 pm (CH) Senior Dance Concert, Feb. 8-10 (EJM)  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm JMU Symphony Orchestra, Tues., Feb. 13 @ 8 pm (CH) Opera Spotlight: An Evening in Strauss’ Vienna, Feb. 15-16 (RH)  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Sat., Feb. 17 @ 8 pm (CH) Jay Hershberger, piano, Wed., Feb. 21 @ 8 pm (RH) JMU Brass Band, Fri., Feb. 23 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Symphonic Band, Thurs., Mar. 1 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Brass Band, Thurs., Mar. 29 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Wed., Apr. 4 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU George West Jazz Festival with the JMU Jazz Ensemble, Sat., Apr. 14 @ 4 pm (CH) JMU Jazz Band, Mon., Apr. 16 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Madison Singers and Chorale, Wed., Apr. 18 @ 8 pm (CH) Spring Student Dance Concert, Apr. 18-21 (EJM)  Wed. @ 8 pm  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Thurs., Apr. 26 @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Percussion Ensemble, Sat., Apr. 28 @ 8 pm (CH)

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Season tickets now on sale!

MASTERPIECE

2017 - 2018

SEASON RAY CHEN PHOTO BY TOM DOMS; MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET PHOTO COURTESY OF ALEXANDER DAEV © 2014; CHORAL PHOTO BY BOB ADAMEK; VIENNA BOYS CHOIR PHOTO BY LUKAS BECK; THE TEMPEST PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN.

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