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FORBES CENTER OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, September 7, 10 am–2 pm The Forbes Center is opening its doors to the Harrisonburg community and beyond for an open house on Saturday, September 7, 2019, from 10 am–2 pm. The event is free of charge to the public. Offerings include backstage tours every 15 minutes as well as educational workshops and mini performances in the venues. Free parking will be available in the Warsaw Parking Deck, directly behind the Forbes Center.

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MADISON MIX & MINGLE - NEW! Come see a show and “mix & mingle” with performers afterwards at the Quills Lobby Bar at Hotel Madison! The first Madison Mix & Mingle will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019, with members of Cory Band. Patrons may purchase beverages and order from a special bar menu at a 15% discount (concert ticket required) until close. Check www.jmuforbescenter.com for upcoming Madison Mix & Mingle dates.

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OTHER EVENTS PURITY AND POWER September 9–November 22 LISANBY MUSEUM EDGE WALKERS MULTIPLE MEDIA September 10–October 13 DUKE HALL GALLERY THE GREAT WAR IN STEREO September 17–November 8 INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES JMU BRASS BAND Wednesday, September 25 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tuesday, October 1 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU WIND SYMPHONY Thursday, October 3 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ BAND Tuesday, October 8 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU MADISON SINGERS AND CHORALE Friday, October 25 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

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DANCEWORKS CHICAGO HEADLINING THE NEW DANCE FESTIVAL Friday–Saturday, September 6–7 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

DanceWorks Chicago is a contemporary dance company of six artists who are “always moving,” performing a diverse repertoire to audiences across the globe with integrity, passion and excellence. This year’s festival features new works by DanceWorks Chicago as well as JMU’s award-winning dance faculty members Ryan Corriston and Shane O’Hara. JMU dance majors will also perform with DanceWorks Chicago. www.danceworkschicago.org

“… the effect is electrifying.” – CHICAGO TRIBUNE

RACHEL CHILDERS, HORN

Thursday, September 12 @ 8 pm RECITAL HALL Rachel Childers joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as second horn in 2011, becoming the first female member of the BSO brass section in the orchestra’s nearly 140-year history. With playing described as “nimble and well-contoured,” (The Boston Globe) Childers has also held positions with the Colorado Symphony and orchestras throughout California. Deeply devoted to educational initiatives in her community, Childers participates in BSO’s “Concerts for Very Young People” and “BSO in Residence” program in Boston where she currently serves on the horn faculty at New England Conservatory of Music.


“soulful honey to the ears”

DANCEWORKS CHICAGO PHOTO BY VIN; RACHEL CHILDERS PHOTO BY MARCO BORGGREVE; RANKY TANKY PHOTO BY PETER FRANK EDWARDS.

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RANKY TANKY Saturday, September 28 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Ranky Tanky released its debut album in 2017, which quickly soared to No. 1 on the Billboard, iTunes and Amazon Jazz charts. The acclaimed quintet from South Carolina will bring to life the soulful songs of the Gullah culture— spirituals, dance music, and children’s rhymes—by mixing Lowcountry traditions with large doses of jazz, gospel, funk, and R&B. The Gullah are descendants of enslaved Africans who live in the Lowcountry region of

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South Carolina and Georgia. Gullah comes from West African language and means “a people blessed by God.” Ranky Tanky is a Gullah expression that translates loosely as “work it” or “get funky.” Charlton Singleton (trumpet), Clay Ross (guitar), Kevin Hamilton (bass) and Quentin Baxter (drummer) join vocalist Quiana Parler of American Idol success to perform a memorable concert with music that is a testament to the human spirit! www.rankytanky.com

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EVERYBODY

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Tuesday–Friday, September 24–27 @ 8 pm Saturday, September 28 @ 2 pm and 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE What happens when Death comes knocking? Everybody protests, so is given the option of taking along Somebody, including Friendship, Stuff, Strength, and Beauty. Will any of these characters, selected from amongst the cast by lottery at each performance, decide to accompany Everybody in death? A 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Drama, Everybody is a modern riff on the 15th-century play Everyman about Christian salvation and how to achieve it. Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow and “one of this country’s most original and illuminating writers.” (The New York Times) Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. EVERYBODY is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.

“… fills the heart in a new and unexpected way.” – THE NEW YORKER

JMU POPS!

FEATURING THE MARCHING ROYAL DUKES AND OTHER JMU ENSEMBLES Saturday, October 12 @ 8 pm JMU CONVOCATION CENTER

This one-of-a-kind musical spectacular 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 Wind Symphony, Brass Band and Chorale. One of JMU’s favorite Family Weekend traditions, this musical celebration is great entertainment for all ages!

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EVERYBODY ARTWORK BY RICH HILLIARD; JMU POPS! PHOTO BY CALEB SCHLABACH; SEAMUS EGAN PHOTO BY KYLE JOHNSEN.

SEAMUS EGAN PROJECT Friday, October 4 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Legendary Irish musician, multi-instrumentalist and composer Seamus Egan, founder of the pre-eminent band Solas, has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped to define the sound of Irish music today. Egan explores the reaches of the Irish tradition and beyond in the Seamus Egan Project, introducing audiences to his immense catalog of beloved music, new tunes never recorded or performed live, and fresh arrangements by artists like Woody Guthrie and Laura Nyro. Egan will bring along multi-talented musical guests to perform an uplifting concert featuring powerful vocals, exquisite

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fingerpicking and rhythm guitars, hard-driving tenor banjo, lively tin whistle, and masterful playing of the Irish flute, mandolin, and more! Egan, who also composed music for the award-winning film The Brothers McMullen and co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit “Weep Not for the Memories,” “can blaze through traditional Irish reels and original compositions alike, all with his signature approach.” (The Sun) Don’t miss this unique journey through Irish songs old and new! www.seamuseganproject.com

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OTHER EVENTS SADAH FACULTY EXHIBITION MULTIPLE MEDIA October 25–December 8 DUKE HALL GALLERY JMU SYMPHONIC BAND Tuesday, October 29 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Thursday, October 31 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL FALL STUDENT DANCE CONCERT Thursday–Saturday, November 14–16 @ 8 pm EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE JMU BRASS BAND Friday, November 15 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU SYMPHONIC BAND AND CONCERT BAND Monday, November 18 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wednesday, November 20 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

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Twelfth Night

“… an infectious good time.” – VARIETY

TWELFTH NIGHT

A musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night Conceived by Kwame Kwei-Armah & Shaina Taub Music and Lyrics by Shaina Taub Wednesday–Friday, October 9–11 @ 8 pm Saturday, October 12 @ 2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, October 13 @ 2 pm STUDIO THEATRE Named one of the best theatrical productions of 2018 by Time, The Hollywood Reporter and The Washington Post, Twelfth Night is a rousing contemporary musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy about mistaken identity and self-discovery. Featuring an original jazz-funk score, Twelfth Night tells the story of a young heroine who washes up on the shores of Illyria, disguises herself as a man, is sent to court a countess, and falls hard for a Duke. As Viola navigates this strange and wonderful new land, she finds her true self—and true love— in the process. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music.


WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? Friday, October 11 @ 8 pm WILSON HALL

TWELFTH NIGHT ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? PHOTO COURTESY OF APA AGENCY.

The current cast members of the Emmynominated television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour Whose Live Anyway? The show is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions. The cast of Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray leaves audiences of all ages astounded by the witty scenes they invent before your eyes. Audience participation is key to the show, so bring your suggestions—and you might be asked to join the cast onstage! Whose Live Anyway? showcases some of the improv games made famous on the long-running television show, as well as some new ones, featuring musical direction by Bob Derkach. www.whoseliveanyway.com All ages are welcome, but please note that some “PG-13” language will be used during the performance.

“Standup is fun, improv is funnier. And these guys are the world’s best!” – THE OREGONIAN

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THE 39TH ANNUAL JMU CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL Concert I: Monday, October 21 @ 8 pm Concert II: Tuesday, October 22 @ 8 pm Concert III: Wednesday, October 23 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL This year’s festival features the music of Bright Sheng, one of today’s foremost composers. A MacArthur Fellow, Sheng combines “contemporary Western techniques with traditional Chinese music” (The New York Times) to create stage, orchestral, chamber and vocal works that are widely commissioned—including by The White House in 1999—and regularly performed throughout North America, Europe and Asia. In 2008, Sheng was selected to compose music for the Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Beijing. Sheng also maintains an active performing career as a conductor and concert pianist. He studied composition and conducting with Leonard Bernstein, and currently serves as the Leonard Bernstein Distinguished University Professor of Music at the University of Michigan. JMU faculty, ensembles and students will present Sheng’s music and other contemporary works in three main concerts during the festival. To purchase a package of all three shows, see page 45. For individual show pricing, visit www.jmuforbescenter.com.

“a musical genius” – CALGARY HERALD

VINEGAR TOM

By Caryl Churchill Tuesday–Friday, October 29–November 1 @ 8 pm Saturday, November 2 @ 2 pm and 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

“Provocative theatre” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

Caryl Churchill’s Vinegar Tom is a masterpiece of feminist theatre. One of the most important and decorated contemporary playwrights, Churchill set out “to write a play about witches with no witches in it.” Set in rural England during the 17th century, Vinegar Tom tells the story of four non-conforming women tried for witchcraft and a village of accusers desperately trying to keep them in their proper place. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. VINEGAR TOM is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

CMF PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.BRIGHTSHENG.COM; VINEGAR TOM ARTWORK BY RICH HILLIARD; MICHAEL MWENSO PHOTO BY PROBE ROK; BRIANNA THOMAS, VUYO SOTASHE, AND MICHELA LERMAN PHOTOS COURTESY OF IMG ARTISTS.

FEATURING THE MUSIC OF BRIGHT SHENG


“… intense, prowling, ebullient…”

Brianna Thomas

– THE NEW YORK TIMES

Vuyo Sotashe

HARLEM 100 FEATURING MWENSO & THE SHAKES

Michela Marino Lerman

CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BRIANNA THOMAS, VUYO SOTASHE, AND MICHELA MARINO LERMAN Friday, October 18 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL Created in collaboration with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem and JMG Live, this multimedia extravaganza captures the magical sights and sounds of the Harlem Renaissance when legendary artists like Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Ethel Waters and Billie Holiday made Harlem the cultural capital of the country. Harlem 100 pays homage to these artistic greats made famous at the Apollo Theater, the Cotton Club, and other New York

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City venues. Jazz standout Michael Mwenso is joined by his big band backup, The Shakes, to bring audiences a rousing show featuring Brianna Thomas, “the best young straight-ahead jazz singer of her generation,” (Wall Street Journal) South African jazz vocalist Vuyo Sotashe, and tap dancer extraordinaire Michela Marino Lerman. Come celebrate 100 years of this momentous movement in American history!

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“spectacularly brilliant playing” – 4BARSREST.COM

CORY BAND Friday, November 1 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Founded in 1884, Cory Band is considered Brass royalty - the world’s top brass band ensemble! Hailing from South Wales, the band plays an eclectic and engaging collection of repertoire bursting with energetic precision. Cory Band has been honored with countless awards and was crowned European Brass Band Champions in 2019 and British Open Champions in 2018. The band played for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 and has since performed in many of the world’s finest concert

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venues, including Grieg Hall, Stravinsky Hall and Royal Albert Hall. Dedicated to new music and raising the profile of the brass band genre, Cory Band has commissioned and performed works by many of Britain’s leading composers, including John McCabe, Judith Bingham, Elgar Howarth and Edward Gregson, among others. Don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the best brass bands in the world in this fun and rousing concert! www.coryband.com


f aust

“… a devilishly good time.” – BROADWAY WORLD

FAUST FEATURING THE JMU OPERA THEATER Music by Charles Gounod Libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, based on Goethe’s Faust, Part One

CORY BAND PHOTO COURTESY OF CORY BAND; FAUST ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON.

Friday–Saturday, November 8–9 @ 8 pm Sunday, November 10 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE How far would you go to attain your dreams? A deal with the devil goes awry in Faust, Gounod’s captivating tragedy. The aging Faust makes a pact with Méphistophélès to exchange his soul for Earth’s mortal pleasures. With his youth restored, Faust woos the lovely Marguerite, but his troubles are far from over. Seduced to riches and power, Faust soon realizes his salvation is tragically bound to others, including those he loves most. From Marguerite’s celebrated “Jewel Song” to the beloved “Soldiers’ Chorus,” Gounod’s searing and sumptuous score propels Goethe’s tale of redemption and damnation into a dizzying dance with the devil that is impossible to forget. Sung in French with English subtitles.

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AQUILA THEATRE

1984

By George Orwell Adaptation by Michael Gene Sullivan Sunday, November 17 @ 7 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

“… beautifully spoken, dramatically revealing, and crystalline in effect.” – THE NEW YORKER

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1984 ARTWORK COURTESY OF BAYLIN ARTISTS MANAGEMENT; TAJ EXPRESS PHOTO BY NAEL AMRA.

One of the great novels of the 20th century—George Orwell’s 1984— is brought to life in an evocative and timely production by the acclaimed Aquila Theatre. Written more than 70 years ago, 1984 envisions a future dystopia where people are under constant control and surveillance by the government. Set in the totalitarian superstate of Oceania, the “Party” and its leader “Big Brother” employ the “Thought Police” to quell individualist and independent thinking. When obedient Party member Winston Smith, who secretly hates the repressive regime and dreams of a rebellion against Big Brother, begins a forbidden relationship with Julia, a fellow employee, his life sets off in a dangerous direction. How does Orwell’s nightmare compare to today’s society? Aquila’s “classically trained modernly hip troupe” (The New York Times) explores this question and more in this page-to-stage cautionary classic. www.aquilatheatre.com


TAJ EXPRESS

THE BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL REVUE Tuesday–Wednesday, November 12–13 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

This “spectacular show” filled with “dazzling dancing, mesmerizing music, spectacular lighting, and elaborate costumes” (The Morning Call) captures the expressive spirit of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people for generations. An electrifying fusion of film, dance and music, Taj Express is an international sensation, taking audiences on a journey through modern Indian culture and society. Taj Express features

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“… extraordinarily enticing.” – EASTERN EYE

live musicians, songs by A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire) and other popular composers, as well as colorful choreography by sisters Vaibhavi and Shruti Merchant, whose grandfather is considered a founding father of Bollywood. A feast for the eyes and ears, this pulsating production featuring nearly 30 performers donning over 2,000 costumes will have you dancing in the aisles! www.tajexpressthemusical.com/bollywoodmusical

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DANCESCAPES FEATURING JMU’S VIRGINIA REPERTORY DANCE COMPANY Thursday–Saturday, December 5–7 @ 8 pm Sunday, December 8 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

JMU’s premier dance ensemble will perform contemporary choreography by nationally- and internationally-recognized guest artists including JMU alumnae Emily Cargill from North Carolina and Jess Burgess, a former member of Virginia Rep. Burgess is the artistic/executive director of Dogtown Dance Theatre in Richmond and co-artistic director and founder of the award-winning RVA Dance Collective. The company will also present pieces by Virginia movement artist Emily Wright, Philadelphia choreographer Stephanie Liapis and Costa Rican action theatre deviser Heather Lundy. Rounding out the performance will be dances by the ensemble’s artistic directors Ryan Corriston and Shane O’Hara, and other JMU dance faculty members.

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HOLIDAYFEST: THE GIFT

Saturday, December 7 @ 8 pm Sunday, December 8 @ 2 pm (children's activities in Grand Lobby at 12:30 pm) CONCERT HALL The JMU Symphony Orchestra joins the combined Madison Singers and JMU Chorale for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra, featuring Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Fantasia on Christmas Carols and the finale (Ring Out, Ye Crystal Spheres) from the Christmas cantata Hodie. Also featured is a holiday reading of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. Prior to the December 8th matinee (at 12:30 pm), children can enjoy crafts, cookies and cider in the Grand Lobby.

DANCESCAPES PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; HOLIDAYFEST PHOTO BY MACSON MCGUIGAN.

WALLS

Conceived by Paul Holland and developed by Ingrid De Sanctis Friday, January 17 @ 8 pm Saturday, January 18 @ 2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, January 19 @ 2 pm STUDIO THEATRE When newly-engaged Abigail and Carver receive DNA tests as a wedding gift, they interrogate what it means to marry someone of a different race. As they grapple with their identities from midnight until dawn, family legends and stories interrupt their idealized future together. In this non-linear drama of histories unfolding, can Abigail and Carver overcome the past and forge a new story together? Conceived by JMU alum Paul Holland, Walls is developed by JMU playwriting professor Ingrid De Sanctis, and includes writings from her 2018 Advanced Playwriting class. This world premiere, which features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance, is made possible by the support of a 2017 JMU Provost Grant.

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“Not to be missed. Joyful, beautifully crafted… spectacular.” – AUSTRALIAN STAGE

WILDE CREATURES Based on fairy tales by Oscar Wilde Produced by Tall Stories from London, England Tuesday, January 21 @ 7 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE A captivating crew of storytelling musicians bring Oscar Wilde’s classic fairy tales to life in Tall Stories’ new show, Wilde Creatures, direct from London’s West End. In the town square of a cold and lonely village stands an empty platform where the statue of the Happy Prince once stood. The town’s pompous mayor, a lovesick student, and a petulant princess all vie to become the new town statue.

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Which of the townsfolk is virtuous enough to be immortalized in stone? As an audience member, you get to choose in this fantastical journey through palaces, forests and beyond. Founded in 1997, England’s Tall Stories is internationally recognized for its exciting blend of storytelling, original music, and laughs. www.tallstories.org.uk Recommended for ages 5 to 105.


YAMATO - THE DRUMMERS OF JAPAN JHONETSU - PASSION Friday, January 17 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

WILDE CREATURES ARTWORK COURTESY OF WWW.TALLSTORIES.ORG.UK; YAMATO PHOTO BY MASA OGAWA.

Experience a thrilling interpretation of the ancient Japanese tradition of taiko drumming with Yamato, whose members use “every bit” of their bodies to create an intense and high-energy performance that sends audiences home with a new vitality and passion for life. Yamato brings its athletic and percussion prowess to Jhonetsu-Passion, an innovative program that highlights the group’s virtuosity, strength, spirit, and sheer endurance. Since its founding in 1993, Yamato has delivered over 3,500 performances in 54 countries to more than eight million fans young and old. Employing various taiko drums and other traditional Japanese instruments in combination with tightly choreographed movements, Yamato will perform a “show of unbridled enthusiasm, humor and great musical variety.” (The Scotsman, U.K.) www.yamatodrummers.com

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– THE TELEGRAPH, U.K.

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OTHER EVENTS JMU JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ BAND Tuesday, December 3 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU WIND SYMPHONY Wednesday, December 4 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL ALL THAT GLITTERS January 27–April 24 LISANBY MUSEUM LINDSAY PACKER ENCORE EXHIBITION LIGHT INSTALLATIONS/ MIXED MEDIA January 28–February 29 DUKE HALL GALLERY JMU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Friday, February 7 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL INCANDESCENT MOVEMENTS February 11–April 3 INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES JMU JAZZ ENSEMBLE AND JAZZ BAND Thursday, February 13 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

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BLUESTONE WINDS Wednesday, January 22 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Bluestone Winds is the faculty woodwind quintet-inresidence in the James Madison University School of Music. Featuring Beth Chandler (flute), Jeanette Zkyo (oboe), Sarunas Jankauskas (clarinet), Sue Barber (bassoon) and Ian Zook (horn), the quintet’s members are full-time professors of applied music at JMU and are also active as solo recitalists, chamber musicians, orchestral players and clinicians. The faculty quintet was originally founded in 1975, and the current ensemble has been performing together since 2016. The ensemble will present a varied program of standard quintet repertoire as well as literature by lesser-known composers.

OPERA SPOTLIGHT: HOT LATIN NIGHTS

Tuesday–Wednesday, February 11–12 @ 8 pm RECITAL HALL Be swept away by the romance of hot Latin breezes in this enchanting evening of scenes and arias from your favorite operas! Students from the JMU Opera Theater are poised to launch their careers, and this concert is your opportunity to see an incredible core of future stars perform songs from Don Quixote and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, “Granada” and “Tico-Tico no fubá,” as well as others by Granados, Rodrigo, and more. Join the cast members for Latin-inspired desserts and coffee in the lobby following the performance!


BLUESTONE WINDS PHOTO COURTESY OF BETH CHANDLER; OPERA SPOTLIGHT ARTOWRK BY AMANDA R. WILSON; AMERICAN SPIRITUAL ENSEMBLE PHOTO COURTESY OF AMERICAN SPIRITUAL ENSEMBLE.

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“… the most heavenly, divine sound of voices…” – YOUROBSERVER.COM

AMERICAN SPIRITUAL ENSEMBLE Friday, January 31 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Prepare to be uplifted and transformed by the critically-acclaimed American Spiritual Ensemble featuring some of the finest singers in the classical music world. Founded by Everett McCorvey in 1995, ASE aims to keep the American Negro Spiritual alive by performing renditions of classic spirituals, jazz and Broadway favorites that highlight the black experience. “The ensemble produces a sound of such sumptuous power, energy and commitment that one is hard put to find words

worthy of the effect they make on an audience.” (Sarasota HeraldTribune) Its members have sung in theatres and opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and abroad in England, Germany, Italy, Japan, Scotland and Spain. The Madison Singers will sing a few select numbers with ASE in this concert. www.americanspiritualensemble.com

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“… a splendid ensemble.”

DIRECT FROM KRASNOYARSK, RUSSIA

THE SIBERIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA VLADIMIR LANDE, MUSIC DIRECTOR AND CHIEF CONDUCTOR Saturday, February 8 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra, who has earned a reputation as one of the best orchestras in Russia, takes to the road for an international tour featuring a stop at the Forbes Center! Conductor Vladimir Lande, winner of the prestigious Clef D’Or Global Music Award, will lead the Orchestra and a world-class piano soloist in a dazzling concert of Russian favorites including

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Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30, considered by many to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the classical repertoire. The program also includes Tchaikovsky’s ravishing Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 and Shostakovich’s The Bolt, Suite from the Ballet, Op. 27a - Tango. Don’t miss this evening of masterful musicianship!

THE SIBERIAN STATE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PHOTO BY EXPLIK; NICHOLAS BROWNLEE AND JOSHUA GUERRERO PHOTOS BY RICARDO QUINONES; JULIE ADAMS PHOTO BY VALENTINA SADIUL.

– MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL


BEL CANTO TRIO

NICHOLAS BROWNLEE, BASS-BARITONE, JULIE ADAMS, SOPRANO, AND JOSHUA GUERRERO, TENOR CHRISTOPHER ALLEN, MUSIC DIRECTOR Tuesday, February 18 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL Three of opera’s most critically-acclaimed rising stars perform the world’s greatest arias, duets, and trios from Rigoletto, Faust, I Lombardi, La traviata, Manon Lescaut, La bohème, and more! According to The New York Times, Nicholas Brownlee is “charismatic and charming,” Julie Adams possesses a

voice that is “rich, full and slightly earthy in an expressive way,” and Grammy Award-winning Joshua Guerrero is a “gifted young tenor.” This concert commemorates the 70th anniversary of the original Bel Canto Trio, and features the program that toured the United States in the 1947–1948 season.

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OTHER EVENTS

“… a hypnotic spectacle that packs an emotional wallop.” – THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

SENIOR DANCE CONCERT Thursday–Saturday, February 13–15 @ 8 pm EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE JMU BRASS BAND Friday, February 21 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU SYMPHONIC BAND Thursday, February 27 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL ANTONIO SERNA MULTIPLE MEDIA March 17–April 19 DUKE HALL GALLERY JMU GEORGE WEST JAZZ FESTIVAL WITH THE JMU JAZZ ENSEMBLE Saturday, March 21 @ 4 pm CONCERT HALL JMU SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Friday, March 27 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU WIND SYMPHONY AND SYMPHONIC BAND Thursday, April 2 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

SIDE SHOW Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell Music by Henry Krieger

Tuesday–Friday, February 25–28 @ 8 pm Saturday, February 29 @ 3 pm and 8 pm Sunday, March 1 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE Violet and Daisy Hilton shared a rare bond: they were literally attached at the hip. The conjoined twins are the real-life inspiration behind Side Show, which follows the story of the English entertainers and their search for love and acceptance amidst exploitation and fame in the 1930s’ side show, vaudeville and Hollywood communities. Featuring a rich, melodic score and nearly a dozen new songs like “Stuck with You” and “Ready to Play,” this 2014 Broadway musical revival “burrows deep into your spirit. It’s just wonderful.” (The New York Times) Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. SIDE SHOW is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

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“The hottest guitarist in the world”

SIDE SHOW ARTWORK BY RICH HILLIARD; MILOŠ PHOTO BY LARS BORGES.

– THE SUNDAY TIMES

MILOŠ KARADAGLIĆ VOICE OF THE GUITAR

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Tuesday, February 25 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL “One of the most exciting classical guitarists today,” (The New York Times) Miloš Karadaglić is topping record charts and delighting audiences worldwide with playing that is “crisp, colorful and rhythmically alive.” (NPR) His first three releases on Deutsche Grammophon achieved major chart successes around the globe and turned him into “classical music’s guitar hero.” (BBC Music Magazine) His 2014 recording of Joaquín Rodrigo’s concertos had The Sunday Times calling him “The King of Aranjuez,” and Blackbird - The Beatles Album received widespread acclaim in 2016, the same year BBC Music Magazine

named Miloš one of the six best classical guitarists of the last century. The first-ever classical guitarist to perform a solo recital at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Miloš has also appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras. Today’s hot ticket when it comes to classical guitar performance, Voice of the Guitar features Miloš and a world-class musical quintet playing classical and pop favorites by musicians ranging from J.S. Bach and Enrique Granados to Astor Piazzolla and The Beatles. http://milosguitar.com

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DIRECT FROM SWITZERLAND

MUMMENSCHANZ you & me

Tuesday, March 3 @ 7 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE Swiss-based theatre troupe MUMMENSCHANZ has been dazzling audiences worldwide for over four decades, pioneering a mesmerizing and joy-filled form of visual theatre. Experience life-size puppets and masked characters tell “universal stories of romance and rejection, frustration and triumph, using body movement, shapes and simple objects.” (The Washington Post) MUMMENSCHANZ utilizes light and shadow to generate awe-inspiring optical illusions, creating a visually stunning spectacle that transcends cultural barriers and sparks imaginations. Its latest program, you & me, is timeless, wordless theatrical magic that makes dreamers of us all. www.mummenschanz.com

“Witty madness… dazzling and delightful.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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MUMMENSCHANZ PHOTO COURTESY OF MUMMENSCHANZ; CHE MALAMBO PHOTO BY EM WATSON.

Recommended for ages 7 and up.


CHE MALAMBO Friday, March 6 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

“... they sent the audiences into uproarious applause.” – THE NEW YORK TIMES

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The powerhouse all-male Argentinian dance company Che Malambo performs a percussive and dance music spectacle created by renowned choreographer Gilles Brinas that celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. “The men dance with a power and passion that builds into a kind of ecstasy…” (The Boston Globe) Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that tested skills of agility,

strength and dexterity amongst the gaucho. It soon evolved to include fast-paced footwork inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses. Today, malambo is a dynamic blend of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, drumming, singing, and whirling of boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). This exhilarating show has captivated audiences across the globe. Don’t miss it! www.chemalambolive.com

FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS | TICKETS: www.jmuforbescenter.com OR (540) 568 –7000

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AMERNET STRING QUARTET

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS HEATHER COLTMAN, PIANO AND SAM SUGGS, DOUBLE BASS Wednesday, March 25 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

“One of America’s finest ensembles.” – THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER

The Amernet is one of today’s exceptional string quartets, praised by The New York Times for its “intelligence” and “immensely satisfying” playing of new music and commissions as well as neglected works of the past. “A group of exceptional technical ability,” (The Strad, U.K.) the Amernet is “fun to watch… as the members play with such evident enjoyment.” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) Currently the ensemble-in-residence at Florida International University in Miami, the Amernet has performed across the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East with prominent ensembles and artists. This exceptional evening features special guests Heather Coltman, JMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, and JMU faculty bassist Sam Suggs. Coltman is a solo and collaborative pianist who has performed across five continents to critical acclaim. Suggs’ “sublime” playing has moved audiences to “the edge of their seats.” (Oregon Arts Watch) http://amernetquartet.com


AMERNET STRING QUARTET PHOTO BY JUSTIN HEARN; HEATHER COLTMAN PHOTO COURTESY OF HEATHER COLTMAN; A CAPPELLA LIVE! PHOTOS COURTESY OF COLUMBIA ARTISTS.

A CAPPELLA LIVE! Conceived and arranged by Deke Sharon

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FEATURING COMMITTED, THE FILHARMONIC, WOMEN OF THE WORLD, AND BLAKE LEWIS Monday, March 16 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL This high-energy vocal celebration brings together four award-winning and internationally-recognized a cappella groups. The brainchild of Deke Sharon, vocal producer of the Pitch Perfect movie trilogy and NBC’s The Sing-Off, this concert is a dream come true for a cappella fans! Experience the rich harmonies of Committed, Grammy-nominated gospel/R&B legends and Season 2 champions of The Sing-Off;

Filipino-American boyband The Filharmonic, whose unique hip-hop and 90s’ nostalgia sound was featured in Pitch Perfect 2; the internationallyinspired Women of the World, who perform folk music in 32 languages; and chart-topping beatbox sensation Blake Lewis from American Idol fame. Select members of JMU’s nine a cappella groups will make guest appearances in this uplifting evening of entertainment!

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OTHER EVENTS JMU PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE Sunday, April 5 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL

MAHLER'S DAS LIED VON DER ERDE FEATURING JMU’S MUSIC FACULTY CHAMBER ENSEMBLE Wednesday, March 18 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

JMU BRASS BAND Wednesday, April 8 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Seventeen JMU School of Music faculty and alumna come together to perform an arrangement for chamber ensemble of Gustav Mahler’s stirring song-symphony Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), which consists of six songs based on a collection of Chinese poems about the joys and sorrows of life. Celebrated conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein called Das Lied von der Erde “Mahler’s greatest symphony.” This arrangement, which enhances the clarity and intimacy of this deeply affecting music, features the solo voices of tenor Jamison Walker and baritone Kevin McMillan under the direction of Foster Beyers.

JMU JAZZ ENSEMBLE Tuesday, April 21 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU JAZZ BAND Wednesday, April 22 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL SPRING STUDENT DANCE CONCERT Thursday–Saturday, April 23–25 @ 8 pm EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE JMU SYMPHONIC BAND AND CONCERT BAND Friday, April 24 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU WIND SYMPHONY Tuesday, April 28 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL SEFEA GROUP EXHIBITION FIBERS May 18–June 27 DUKE HALL GALLERY

“Mahler’s greatest symphony” – LEONARD BERNSTEIN

MICHAEL BOYD, PIANO

Monday, March 23 @ 8 pm RECITAL HALL Micheal Boyd is a Steinway artist who has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and at guest recitals across Europe and the United States, including Carnegie Hall. A CD collaboration on Igor Stravinsky’s Petrouchka and The Rite of Spring for Two Pianos with Joel Schoenhals, professor of piano at Eastern Michigan University, drew high praise from American Record Guide: “The results are most impressive and attest to the musicianship and technical skills of these artists.” A professor of piano at the University of Toledo, Boyd holds both master’s and doctoral degrees from the Eastman School of Music.


“Unadulterated virtuosity”

MAHLER PHOTO BY MORITZ NÄHR; MICHAEL BOYD PHOTO COURTESY OF MICHAEL BOYD; CALEFAX PHOTO BY MARCO BORGGREVE.

– THE NEW YORK TIMES

CALEFAX REED QUINTET Saturday, March 28 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Established in 1985, the Amsterdam-based ensemble Calefax Reed Quintet is one of the world’s most innovative musical ensembles acclaimed for its contemporary yet timeless interpretations of classical music. From early music to classical and jazz to world premieres, in the hands of Calefax, it all sounds fresh and new. The Times of London has called the group, “five extremely gifted Dutch gents who almost made the reed quintet

seem (like) the best musical format on the planet.” Oliver Boekhoorn (oboe), Ivar Berix (clarinet), Raaf Hekkema (saxophone), Jelte Althuis (bass clarinet) and Alban Wesly (bassoon) arrange, recompose and interpret music from eight centuries to suit their unique constellation. The quintet has released 18 recordings, each garnering rave reviews from the international press. https://calefax.nl/en

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NEW VOICES IN DANCE

FEATURING JMU’S CONTEMPORARY DANCE ENSEMBLE

Thursday–Saturday, April 2–4 @ 8 pm Sunday, April 5 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN’S IOLANTHE FEATURING THE JMU OPERA THEATER Thursday–Friday, April 16–17 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Brimming with a lush score, compelling plot and brilliant wit, the hilarious and satirical operetta Iolanthe is a send up to Gilbert and Sullivan’s topsy-turvy world of misalliances, contradictions, and English political peculiarities. Iolanthe has been banished from fairyland because she married a mortal. Her son Strephon, a half-fairy shepherd, and the maiden Phyllis wish to marry, but she is a ward of court and requires the Lord Chancellor’s permission. The Lord Chancellor, however, wants her for himself, as does the entire House of Lords. Tensions mount as the fairies festoon the halls of Westminster battling against the Lords, while the Fairy Queen swoons for a grenadier guard. Passions are ignited, lovers are thwarted and then reunited, and in true G&S style, irreconcilable differences vanish with a pencil stroke and the wave of the Fairy Queen’s magic wand.

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IOLANTHE GILBERT AND SULLIVAN’S

NEW VOICES IN DANCE PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; IOLANTHE ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET PHOTO BY ANTHONY PIDGEON.

Prepare to be moved and inspired by the choreography and performances in this annual concert that features dances by selected JMU dance majors, faculty artists Rubén Graciani and Cynthia Thompson, and New York City-based dance professional Omar Román De Jesús, artistic director and choreographer of Boca Tuya and dancer with Yin Yue Dance Company. Graciani will premiere a new work in collaboration with The Madison Singers, JMU Chorale, and the strings of the JMU Symphony Orchestra. Thompson will also premiere a new work.


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“… magnificent players… a seasoned and welloiled musical unit” – ALL ABOUT JAZZ

BRUBECK BROTHERS QUARTET DAVE BRUBECK CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Friday, April 10 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Celebrate the life and legacy of jazz giant Dave Brubeck with a performance by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet! Chris, a bassist and Grammy-nominated composer, and drummer Dan Brubeck started performing with their father in the 1970s—and in 2012 joined forces with guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb to form the Brubeck Brothers Quartet. This special show commemorating the centennial of Dave Brubeck’s birth invites audiences to learn more

about the jazz great and his musical contributions, including the Time Out album made famous by The Dave Brubeck Quartet in 1959. The celebration features stories by the Brubeck brothers, video interviews with Dave Brubeck and musicians he influenced, as well as music by the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, “a wondrous combination of swing, melodic majesty, masterful arrangements and a truckload of truly inspirational solos.” (The Seattle Times) www.brubeckbrothers.com

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THE HUNGRY WOMAN: A MEXICAN MEDEA

By Cherríe Moraga Tuesday–Saturday, April 21–25 @ 8 pm Sunday, April 26 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE In the apocalyptic play The Hungry Woman, feminist author and Chicano playwright Cherríe Moraga uses mythology and intimate realism to describe the embattled position of Chicanos and Chicanas, not only in the United States but in relation to one another. Drawing from the Greek Medea and the Mexican myth of La Llorona, Moraga portrays a woman gone mad in the struggle between her longing for another woman and the Indian nation denied to her. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance.

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GINA CHAVEZ Saturday, April 25 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

THE HUNGRY WOMAN ARTWORK BY RICH HILLIARD; GINA CHAVEZ PHOTO BY RICK KERN.

A multi-ethnic Latin pop songstress, Gina Chavez is a 10-time Austin Music Award winner whose NPR Tiny Desk Concert has garnered over 800,000 views. Her bilingual album Up.Rooted topped the iTunes and Amazon Latin charts—and her latest all-English release Lightbeam, a musical journey about the love story with her wife “steeped in slow-burn soul and up-tempo R&B,” (NPR) adds diversity to her passionate collection of bilingual songs that traverse cumbia, indie folk, blues, and Latin pop. Chavez “possesses the vocal abilities to dig deep into your soul with her melodies.” (Nanobot Rock Reviews) Whether performing at home—or abroad as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department—Chavez takes audiences on a journey through the Americas, blending the sounds and rhythms of the region with tension and grace. www.ginachavez.com

“… a radiant voice that’s both warm and bold.” – NPR

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JMU SYMPHONY HONORS CONCERT ALSO FEATURING O’REGAN’S TRIPTYCH

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. The second half of the program will feature the strings of the JMU Symphony Orchestra along with The Madison Singers, JMU Chorale and JMU dance students in Triptych (2005), a fast-moving, three-movement work by Grammy-nominated composer Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978). The uplifting and unifying piece about what happens when we die draws from Jewish, Islamic and Christian texts.

COMMUNITY COLLAGE CONCERT Sunday, May 17 @ 7 pm CONCERT HALL

SPONSORED BY

Operated by SkyWest Airlines

This concert features a wide variety of exceptional music groups drawn from the Shenandoah Valley community including the Valley Wind Ensemble, a group of more than 60 local area music educators and freelance musicians. Directed by JMU faculty member Stephen Bolstad, VWE features rich musicianship, challenging repertoire and memorable music. 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. This concert benefits Any Given Child Shenandoah Valley, a program of the Arts Council of the Valley and a community partnership with the Education and National Partnership offices of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Forbes Center is the premier performance partner for Any Given Child Shenandoah Valley.

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HONORS CONCERT PHOTO BY SARAH FEATHERSTONE; COMMUNITY COLLAGE ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; LLAMA LLAMA - LIVE! ARTWORK COURTESY OF THE BRAD SIMON ORGANIZATION.

Sunday, April 19 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL


BAY AREA CHILDREN’S THEATRE

LLAMA LLAMA - LIVE!

A new musical From the beloved book series by Anna Dewdney & new Netflix series Book, Music and Lyrics by Austin Zumbro Thursday, April 30 @ 7 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE Bedtime has never been so exciting! It’s the end of the day for the Llama family. After a full day of fun adventures at school and the store, Baby Llama can’t wait to put on his red pajamas. He and his friends, the toys, are ready to sing and dance their way to sleep… except… they need a bedtime story, a goodnight kiss, and a drink of water. But where’s Mama? This hilarious new musical will warm every Llama and Llama

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Operated by SkyWest Airlines

Mama’s heart, and is based on the popular children’s books by New York Times-bestselling author and illustrator Anna Dewdney. Founded in 2004 by five arts educators with a dream, Bay Area Children’s Theatre is a major creative force in the San Francisco Bay Area, reaching 125,000 children and adults per year. Wear your pajamas and join us for a pre-show reception and crafts at 6 pm! https://bactheatre.org

SOTOBA KOMACHI ARTWORK BY RICH HILLIARD ; COMMUNITY COLLAGE ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; DIARY PHOTO BY KAREN ALMOND.

Recommended for ages 3 and up.

Live!

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2018–2019 HIGHLIGHTS

STUDENT AND COMMUNITY ENRICHMENT MASTER CLASSES/ PERFORMING OPPORTUNITIES Every guest artist who appears on the Masterpiece Season leads a master class for JMU College of Visual and Performing Arts students. On occasion, JMU students are invited to perform alongside the guest artists. Soweto Gospel Choir Select members of this critically-acclaimed choir from South Africa led an interactive workshop for JMU students and the community. Kyle Abraham/A.I.M A MacArthur Fellow and one of the most original choreographers working today, Kyle Abraham created a work for JMU dance students, which they presented as part of the performance by Abraham’s company A.I.M. Mayumana A member of this acclaimed Israeli performance troupe led a workshop for JMU dance students. Danú This leading Irish ensemble on the Masterpiece Season welcomed The Madison Singers onstage to perform a couple of songs with them. Scharoun Ensemble Berlin One of Germany’s leading chamber music groups, the Scharoun Ensemble Berlin hosted six concurrent master classes for JMU music students—a first for any Masterpiece guest artist!

CENTER FOR INCLUSIVE MUSIC ENGAGEMENT The JMU Center for Inclusive Music Engagement (CIME) within the College of Visual and Performing Arts “seeks to facilitate musicking opportunities for all persons to create, perform, respond, and connect with, in, through and around music in ways that are meaningful and add richness to individuals’ lives and our broader communities.” Established in December 2018, CIME houses community-based projects like JMUke as well as the student projects of eight undergraduate Innovation Leaders, chosen by Director Dr. David Stringham and Associate Director Dr. Jesse Rathgeber to help staff the new Center.

DANCE FOR PARKINSON’S The JMU School of Theatre and Dance in partnership with JMU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts and School of Music initiated a series of free Dance for Parkinson’s classes in the spring of 2019 for people with Parkinson’s, their families, friends and care partners. Classes, which included movement and music, were based on the Dance for PD® approach developed by the Mark Morris Dance Group. Retired JMU dance professor Kate Trammell, who earned a Wertheimer Fellowship to pursue certification in Dance for PD®, led the classes while three JMU dance majors served as teaching assistants and two piano music education majors played live music.


KYLE ABRAHAM PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; MAYUMANA AND ME...JANE PHOTOS BY MACSON MCGUIGAN; DANÚ PHOTO BY CALEB SCHLABACH; CIME PHOTO COURTESY OF JESSE RATHGEBER; DANCE FOR PARKINSON'S PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN.

ANY GIVEN CHILD STUDENT MATINEES The Forbes Center, the premier performance partner for Any Given Child Shenandoah Valley, hosted three, free school matiness for Rockingham County Public Schools and Harrisonburg City Public Schools - Me…Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall (fifth grade - HCPS), They Called Her Vivaldi (third graders - RCPS) and Diary of a Worm, a Spider, & a Fly (first graders - HCPS), engaging the imaginations of over 1300 school children, many of whom had never attended a live performance. The performances support Any Given Child Shenandoah Valley, a program of the Arts Council of the Valley and a community partnership with the Education and National Partnership offices of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

MARCHING ROYAL DUKES’ MACY’S PARADE APPEARANCE The Marching Royal Dukes—all 535 of them—performed in the 92nd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held in New York City. The band marched to Herald Square where it played an arrangement of George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” by Shawn Davern, who earned his master’s in conducting from JMU in 2019. Directed by Scott Rikkers, the MRD represented one of three collegiate bands selected to perform in the 2018 Macy’s Parade. It was the MRD’s fourth appearance (2001, 2008, 2013), the most of any collegiate band in the last 50 years.

A2RU EMERGING CREATIVES STUDENT SUMMIT More than 80 students and 10 faculty members from 26 research universities in North and South America convened for The Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) 2019 Creatives Student Summit in February at JMU, an a2ru partner university. Participants, including 12 students from Virginia universities (six from JMU), explored interdisciplinary research and practice related to the theme of “food and place,” discussing issues such as food insecurity, the impact of food production on the environment, and the relationship between food and place.

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. Joanna Pottle (’19) was awarded funding to attend summer art residencies in New York City and Kraków, Poland, where she furthered her Honors thesis and made contacts for her Fulbright application. Pottle won a 2019–2020 Fulbright award to study in Poland; she is the first undergraduate art student in JMU’s School of Art, Design and Art History to receive a Fulbright.

Davina Miaw (’20) received a 2018–2019 CVPA Research Grant to further the field of music education. Her research entails studying the perceptions of JMU music ed students before and after observing and/or participating in a cross-cultural musicking exchange, which involves instrument building and multicultural music learning in K–12 classrooms in Wuhan, China, and Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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DUKE HALL GALLERY OF FINE ART

www.jmu.edu/dukehallgallery | Duke Hall - Room 1022

EDGE WALKERS MULTIPLE MEDIA

ANTONIO SERNA: DOCUMENTS OF RESISTANCE MULTIPLE MEDIA

This group exhibition will feature artwork that skirts the fine line between fine art and design, including that of Tanya Aguiñiga (b. 1978), a Los Angeles-based artist, designer and craftsperson. Influenced by her upbringing in Tijuana, Mexico, Aguiñiga’s work uses craft as a vehicle for community empowerment by generating conversations about identity, culture and gender. Her design studio produces “stunning contemporary furniture that evokes emotions through color, shape, and texture.” (TAC: Magazine of Textile Arts Center) Curated by Keenan Rowe, digital design and fabrication manager in JMU’s School of Art, Design and Art History, this exhibition is made possible, in part, by the CVPA Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence program.

New York City-based artist Antonio Serna (b. 1974) will bring together several bodies of work to create an immersive solo exhibition featuring his regular and numerous ongoing series that speak to the social and cultural aspects of fine art, community, and organizing. These include Documents of Resistance: Artists of Color Protest, Energy of Place - Lloyd X Latimer, Cultural Roadmap for NYC’s Cultural Plan, and People’s Monument to Anti-Displacement Organizing. Serna promotes self-organized cultural events, research, education, and artist-as-activist interventions as a member of Artists of Color Bloc, a cultural worker advocate group focusing on artists of color, and Arts & Labor’s Alternative Economies Working Group, an Occupy Wall Street activist group that organized “What Do We Do Now?,” the first alternatives economies fair and resource guide for artists in New York City. www.antonioserna.com

September 10–October 13 Reception: September 9, 5–7 pm

SADAH FACULTY EXHIBITION MULTIPLE MEDIA October 25–December 8 Reception: October 28, 5–7 pm

This exhibition features artwork by JMU’s award-winning faculty members in the School of Art, Design and Art History (SADAH).

LINDSAY PACKER ENCORE EXHIBITION LIGHT INSTALLATIONS/MIXED MEDIA January 28–February 29 Reception: January 27, 5–7 pm With a spontaneous spirit and non-hierarchical approach to materials and process, New York City-based artist Lindsay Packer borrows elements like plywood, furniture, and window screens to create her environments. She activates the elements with light or ink, actions, motors or a press, and then returns them to their original environments when a project or exhibition ends. This process of assembly and redistribution resets possibilities for future interactions between material and perception, encouraging viewers to become more aware of temporary manifestations of color and form in their daily lives. www.lindsaypacker.com

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March 17–April 19 Reception: March 16, 5–7 pm

SEFEA GROUP EXHIBITION FIBERS May 18–June 27 This exhibition of the Southeast Fibers Educators Association (SEFEA) is hosted by Rob Mertens, assistant professor and fibers coordinator in JMU’s School of Art, Design and Art History. Mertens is also a member of SEFEA. As educators in the textile arts, the members of SEFEA are dedicated to the continuing interchange of knowledge, the exchange of ideas, and the joy of creating unlimited possibilities within the textile medium. SEFEA is committed to maintaining textile traditions while opening pathways for crossing new boundaries. www.sefea.us


THE JAMES AND GLADYS KEMP LISANBY MUSEUM www.jmu.edu/madisonart/galleries/lisanby-museum.shtml | Festival - Room 1108

PURITY AND POWER: THE ART OF RUSSIAN ICONS September 9–November 22

To the followers of the Eastern Orthodox Church, images of holy people or events, called icons, are considered windows into the heavenly realm. This exhibition highlights the finest icons in the Madison Art Collection, presenting never-before-seen works of art. Visitors will explore not only the artistry of icons, but also the history of Russia itself.

ALL THAT GLITTERS January 27–April 24

In partnership with the James Madison University Mineral Museum, the Lisanby celebrates the connection between art and the natural world. All That Glitters will showcase artworks ranging from the ancient world through the 20th century alongside priceless minerals. Highlighting both the important properties of featured minerals and their use within a wide range of mediums, cultures and time periods, this exhibition promises to take your breath away.

INSTITUTE FOR VISUAL STUDIES www.jmu.edu/ivs | Roop Hall - Room 208

THE GREAT WAR IN STEREO: DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY ON THE WESTERN FRONT

DUKE HALL GALLERY PHOTO BY ALAN KARCHMER; LISANBY PHOTOS COURTESY OF GINNY SOENKSEN.

September 17–November 8 Reception: September 17, 11 am–1 pm

This exhibit features photographs from France’s Western Front through a photography format now largely lost to us: stereoscopic glass slides that when viewed through a stereoscope create 3D images. Visitors will have the opportunity to see these slides in 3D and as large-format prints—as well as to learn more about the historical context of the images and why collections like The Great War in Stereo help to bring this history to life.

INCANDESCENT MOVEMENTS: PERFORMANCE AND LIGHT IN PATO HEBERT’S PHOTOGRAPHY February 11–April 3 Reception: February 11, 11 am–1 pm

This exhibition features photographic work by artist Pato Hebert with a particular emphasis on performance, movement and the body. Hebert’s many photo series have engaged diverse contexts such as queer nightclubs, the International AIDS Conference, school playgrounds, and the game of football. A CVPA Cultural Connections Artist-in-Residence event. This event is sponsored by JMU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts, Office of Access and Inclusion, and School of Art, Design and Art History.

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DanceWorks Chicago, New Dance Festival, Sept. 6–7 ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (MS)

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Everybody, Sept. 24–28 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (MS)

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Twelfth Night, Oct. 9–13 ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (ST)

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Whose Live Anyway?, Fri., Oct. 11 @ 8 pm (WH) Harlem 100, Fri., Oct. 18 @ 8 pm (CH)

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Vinegar Tom, Oct. 29–Nov. 2 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (MS)

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Cory Band, Fri., Nov. 1 @ 8 pm (CH) Faust, JMU Opera Theater, Nov. 8–10 ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS) Taj Express - The Bollywood Musical Revue, Nov. 12–13 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm (MS) Aquila Theatre - 1984, Sun., Nov. 17 @ 7 pm (MS)

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Dancescapes, JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company, Dec. 5–8 ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

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$13

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Holidayfest: The Gift, Dec. 7–8 ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (CH) Yamato - The Drummers of Japan, Jhonetsu-Passion, Fri., Jan. 17 @ 8 pm (MS) Walls, Jan. 17–19 ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (ST) Wilde Creatures - Tall Stories from London, England, Tues., Jan. 21 @ 7 pm (MS) American Spiritual Ensemble, Fri., Jan. 31 @ 8 pm (CH) The Siberian State Symphony Orchestra - Direct from Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Sat., Feb. 8 @ 8 pm (CH) Bel Canto Trio, Tues., Feb. 18 @ 8 pm (CH) Miloš KaradagliĆ, Tues., Feb. 25 @ 8 pm (CH)

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Side Show, Feb. 25–Mar. 1 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 3 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

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MUMMENSCHANZ - you & me - Direct from Switzerland, Tues., Mar. 3 @ 7 pm (MS) Che Malambo, Fri., Mar. 6 @ 8 pm (MS) A Cappella Live!, Mon., Mar. 16 @ 8 pm (CH) Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde, Wed., Mar. 18 @ 8 pm (CH) Amernet String Quartet, Wed., Mar. 25 @ 8 pm (CH) Calefax Reed Quintet, Sat., Mar. 28 @ 8 pm (CH)

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New Voices in Dance, featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Apr. 2–5 ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

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Brubeck Brothers Quartet - Dave Brubeck Centennial Celebration, Fri., Apr. 10 @ 8 pm (CH) Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe, JMU Opera Theater, Apr. 16–17 ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm (CH) JMU Symphony Honors Concert, Sun., Apr. 19 @ 2 pm (CH)

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The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea, Apr. 21–26 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

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Gina Chavez, Sat., Apr. 25 @ 8 pm (CH) Llama Llama - Live! - Bay Area Children's Theatre, Thurs., Apr. 30 @ 7 pm (MS) save Community Collage Concert, Sun., May 17 @ 7 pm (CH)

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JMU Symphony Orchestra, Tues., Oct. 1 @ 8 pm (CH)

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JMU Wind Symphony, Thurs., Oct. 3 @ 8 pm (CH)

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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Tues., Oct. 8 @ 8 pm (CH)

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JMU POPS!, Sat., Oct. 12 @ 8 pm (CC)

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The 39th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival (Package includes all 3 performances), Mon., Oct. 21 @ 8 pm + Tues., Oct. 22 @ 8 pm + Wed., Oct. 23 @ 8 pm (CH)

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JMU Madison Singers and Chorale, Fri., Oct. 25 @ 8 pm (CH)

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JMU Symphonic Band, Tues., Oct. 29 @ 8 pm (CH)

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JMU Percussion Ensemble, Thurs., Oct. 31 @ 8 pm (CH) Fall Student Dance Concert, Nov 14–16  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm (EJM) JMU Brass Band, Fri., Nov. 15 @ 8 pm (CH)

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JMU Symphonic Band and Concert Band, Mon., Nov. 18 @ 8 pm (CH)

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JMU Symphony Orchestra, Wed., Nov. 20 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Tues., Dec. 3 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

JMU Wind Symphony, Wed., Dec. 4 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

Bluestone Winds, Wed., Jan 22 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$13

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$12

JMU Percussion Ensemble, Fri., Feb. 7 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

Opera Spotlight: Hot Latin Nights, Feb. 11–12  Tues. @ 8 pm  Wed. @ 8 pm (RH)

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$14

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$12

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Thurs., Feb. 13 @ 8 pm (CH) Senior Dance Concert, Feb. 13–15  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm (EJM) JMU Brass Band, Fri., Feb. 21 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

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$11

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$11

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$11

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$9

JMU Symphonic Band, Thurs., Feb. 27 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

JMU George West Jazz Festival with the JMU Jazz Ensemble, Sat., Mar. 21 @ 4 pm (CH)

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$12

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$11

Michael Boyd, piano, Mon., Mar. 23 @ 8 pm (RH)

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$13

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$12

JMU Symphony Orchestra, Fri., Mar. 27 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Thurs., Apr. 2 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

JMU Percussion Ensemble, Sun., Apr. 5 @ 2 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

JMU Brass Band, Wed., Apr. 8 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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$9

JMU Jazz Ensemble, Tues., Apr. 21 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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JMU Jazz Band, Wed., Apr. 22 @ 8 pm (CH) Spring Student Dance Concert, Apr. 23–25  Thurs. @ 8 pm  Fri. @ 8 pm  Sat. @ 8 pm (EJM) JMU Symphonic Band and Concert Band, Fri., Apr. 24 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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JMU Wind Symphony, Tues., Apr. 28 @ 8 pm (CH)

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$11

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