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FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

2021–2022 MASTERPIECE SEASON Welcome Back – Your Seat Is Waiting!

SEASON SPONSOR


SUBSCRIBE TO THE 2021–2022 MASTERPIECE SEASON

WELCOME BACK TO THE PREMIER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY!

THE SUBSCRIBER ADVANTAGE

We are thrilled to gather again as a community to enjoy first-class entertainment. Your seat is waiting!

FLEX IT! PICK 4 OR MORE SHOWS AND SAVE!

■ Online Ticketing - Purchase tickets to performances 24/7

PLUS… SUBSCRIBERS ENJOY

■ 15% Restaurant Discount at Montpelier Restaurant and Bar

(To order, flip to page 23.)

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.

■ Personalized Service

■ The Best Seats ■ Savings up to 15% off single ticket prices all year long. ■ Priority Seating before the general public. ■ Free Ticket Exchanges - Subscribers can exchange tickets for another performance of the same show. No refunds.

Exchanges are subject to ticket availability; two business days in advance is required. Post-dated exchanges are not accepted.

■ Free Parking just steps away from the performance venues.

at www.jmuforbescenter.com.

at Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center. Show your ticket (day-of-show only) and enjoy a 15% discount (alcohol not included).

Reservations recommended. Visit www.jmuforbescenter.com for more information.

Single tickets are also on sale August 2nd. The Forbes Center is strongly committed to presenting quality performing arts programming for young audiences and their families. Look for the “Forbes Family Fun” logo on special events specifically designed for your family’s enjoyment.

TWELFTH NIGHT PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; FORBES CENTER EXTERIOR PHOTO BY ROBERT BENSON AND INTERIOR PHOTOS BY MIKE MIRIELLO.

Concert Hall

Mainstage Theatre

Recital Hall


SUBSCRIBE TO THE 2021–2022 MASTERPIECE SEASON

WELCOME BACK TO THE PREMIER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY!

THE SUBSCRIBER ADVANTAGE

We are thrilled to gather again as a community to enjoy first-class entertainment. Your seat is waiting!

FLEX IT! PICK 4 OR MORE SHOWS AND SAVE!

■ Online Ticketing - Purchase tickets to performances 24/7

PLUS… SUBSCRIBERS ENJOY

■ 15% Restaurant Discount at Montpelier Restaurant and Bar

(To order, flip to page 23.)

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.

■ Personalized Service

■ The Best Seats ■ Savings up to 15% off single ticket prices all year long. ■ Priority Seating before the general public. ■ Free Ticket Exchanges - Subscribers can exchange tickets for another performance of the same show. No refunds.

Exchanges are subject to ticket availability; two business days in advance is required. Post-dated exchanges are not accepted.

■ Free Parking just steps away from the performance venues.

at www.jmuforbescenter.com.

at Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center. Show your ticket (day-of-show only) and enjoy a 15% discount (alcohol not included).

Reservations recommended. Visit www.jmuforbescenter.com for more information.

Single tickets are also on sale August 2nd. The Forbes Center is strongly committed to presenting quality performing arts programming for young audiences and their families. Look for the “Forbes Family Fun” logo on special events specifically designed for your family’s enjoyment.

TWELFTH NIGHT PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; FORBES CENTER EXTERIOR PHOTO BY ROBERT BENSON AND INTERIOR PHOTOS BY MIKE MIRIELLO.

Concert Hall

Mainstage Theatre

Recital Hall


We have been working to ensure that all safety protocols are in place for in-person performances, in accordance with James Madison University, the Virginia Department of Health and CDC guidelines. Your safety is our top priority. To that end:

■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Masks are strongly recommended for all Forbes Center ticket buyers. Hand sanitizer stations are available at all entrances and in the lobbies. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place for all public spaces. Visiting artists will adhere to domestic and international travel and safety guidelines. Staggered seating for entry and exiting as well as physical distancing may be required.

If the official guidelines change, we will adapt our policies, which could include increased physical distancing, further staggered entry and exiting procedures, and mandatory mask-wearing. We ask that our patrons partner with us in taking steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Please remain at home if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. By attending any event, you voluntarily assume the risk of exposure to COVID-19. If performances are cancelled due to COVID-19, refunds will be offered.

SONGSTRESS SOJOURN

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2021–2022 SPONSORS KATHY MORAN WEALTH GROUP “Kathy Moran Wealth Group is honored to be the 2021–2022 Masterpiece Season sponsor and to support JMU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. As business professionals, we know that the arts are a vital component of making this community thrive and continue to be a vibrant place to live and work. As we emerge from the pandemic, the Forbes Center plays an even more important role as an artistic force in the Valley, contributing to our cultural identity and bringing our community together to share worldclass performing arts programming.” Kathy Moran Wealth Group is a forward-thinking wealth management practice, serving individuals, families, private foundations and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Kathy Moran Wealth Group is dedicated to helping each client achieve financial success and security through personalized financial planning and disciplined asset management. Kathy Moran Wealth Group · www.kmwealthgroup.com · (540) 434–7470. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Kathy Moran Wealth Group is not a registered broker/dealer, and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services.

FORBES CENTER DIVERSITY STATEMENT

SHENANDOAH VALLEY AIRPORT (SHD)

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University believes that equity, access and inclusion are moral imperatives and artistic obligations. Diversity—in the stories we represent, the students we serve, and the audiences we engage— is vital for the health and relevance of contemporary performing arts practice. The Forbes Center, therefore, welcomes diversity of perspective, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability.

This season’s Forbes Family Fun series is sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Operated by SkyWest Airlines Airport. Together, SHD and United seamlessly connect the Valley to the world through two major hubs Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles. Local travelers have easy access to hundreds of domestic and international destinations while traveling smarter with a less-crowded travel experience, great customer service, and FREE parking. If you are ready to experience the SHD difference, visit www.FlySHD.com to learn more. SPONSORED BY

A SHOWCASE OF LOCAL SINGER-SONGWRITERS

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WMRA RADIO Friday, September 10 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

SEASON SPONSOR

Join the Forbes Center in partnership with WMRA radio for an exciting new showcase celebrating five female singer-songwriters from the Shenandoah Valley! Experience a heartfelt evening hosted by Tina Owens from WMRA’s The Acoustic Café about the personal journeys singer-songwriters embark on when creating new works. Each sensational songstress will perform several original songs and share the personal stories behind their creation. The Forbes Center plans to highlight a new group of talented singer-songwriters each season. This inaugural event is also sponsored by Cross Keys Studio in Port Republic, Virginia. Don’t miss it!

SONGSTRESS SOJOURN ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; ELLERY ESKELIN PHOTO BY MARCEL MEIER.

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY!

ELLERY ESKELIN, SAXOPHONE Thursday, September 23 @ 7 pm RECITAL HALL

“One of the most important figures in modern jazz improvisation” (All About Jazz), tenor saxophonist and composer Ellery Eskelin is a New York City-based musician who has earned international acclaim for his “imaginative, daring” work over the past three decades. Eskelin is most often associated with the trio he formed with accordionist Andrea Parkins and drummer Jim Black in 1994. He wrote over 50 compositions for the group, which performed hundreds of concerts in North America—including at JMU in 2003—and abroad over its 20-year run. Eskelin currently performs freely improvised music juxtaposed with early jazz classics in an ensemble with bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener—and in solo performances like this debut at the Forbes Center!

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We have been working to ensure that all safety protocols are in place for in-person performances, in accordance with James Madison University, the Virginia Department of Health and CDC guidelines. Your safety is our top priority. To that end:

■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Masks are strongly recommended for all Forbes Center ticket buyers. Hand sanitizer stations are available at all entrances and in the lobbies. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place for all public spaces. Visiting artists will adhere to domestic and international travel and safety guidelines. Staggered seating for entry and exiting as well as physical distancing may be required.

If the official guidelines change, we will adapt our policies, which could include increased physical distancing, further staggered entry and exiting procedures, and mandatory mask-wearing. We ask that our patrons partner with us in taking steps to minimize the spread of COVID-19. Please remain at home if you are sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms. By attending any event, you voluntarily assume the risk of exposure to COVID-19. If performances are cancelled due to COVID-19, refunds will be offered.

SONGSTRESS SOJOURN

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2021–2022 SPONSORS KATHY MORAN WEALTH GROUP “Kathy Moran Wealth Group is honored to be the 2021–2022 Masterpiece Season sponsor and to support JMU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts. As business professionals, we know that the arts are a vital component of making this community thrive and continue to be a vibrant place to live and work. As we emerge from the pandemic, the Forbes Center plays an even more important role as an artistic force in the Valley, contributing to our cultural identity and bringing our community together to share worldclass performing arts programming.” Kathy Moran Wealth Group is a forward-thinking wealth management practice, serving individuals, families, private foundations and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States. Kathy Moran Wealth Group is dedicated to helping each client achieve financial success and security through personalized financial planning and disciplined asset management. Kathy Moran Wealth Group · www.kmwealthgroup.com · (540) 434–7470. Securities offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment Advisory Services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Kathy Moran Wealth Group is not a registered broker/dealer, and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services.

FORBES CENTER DIVERSITY STATEMENT

SHENANDOAH VALLEY AIRPORT (SHD)

The Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University believes that equity, access and inclusion are moral imperatives and artistic obligations. Diversity—in the stories we represent, the students we serve, and the audiences we engage— is vital for the health and relevance of contemporary performing arts practice. The Forbes Center, therefore, welcomes diversity of perspective, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability.

This season’s Forbes Family Fun series is sponsored by Shenandoah Valley Operated by SkyWest Airlines Airport. Together, SHD and United seamlessly connect the Valley to the world through two major hubs Chicago O’Hare and Washington Dulles. Local travelers have easy access to hundreds of domestic and international destinations while traveling smarter with a less-crowded travel experience, great customer service, and FREE parking. If you are ready to experience the SHD difference, visit www.FlySHD.com to learn more. SPONSORED BY

A SHOWCASE OF LOCAL SINGER-SONGWRITERS

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WMRA RADIO Friday, September 10 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

SEASON SPONSOR

Join the Forbes Center in partnership with WMRA radio for an exciting new showcase celebrating five female singer-songwriters from the Shenandoah Valley! Experience a heartfelt evening hosted by Tina Owens from WMRA’s The Acoustic Café about the personal journeys singer-songwriters embark on when creating new works. Each sensational songstress will perform several original songs and share the personal stories behind their creation. The Forbes Center plans to highlight a new group of talented singer-songwriters each season. This inaugural event is also sponsored by Cross Keys Studio in Port Republic, Virginia. Don’t miss it!

SONGSTRESS SOJOURN ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; ELLERY ESKELIN PHOTO BY MARCEL MEIER.

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY!

ELLERY ESKELIN, SAXOPHONE Thursday, September 23 @ 7 pm RECITAL HALL

“One of the most important figures in modern jazz improvisation” (All About Jazz), tenor saxophonist and composer Ellery Eskelin is a New York City-based musician who has earned international acclaim for his “imaginative, daring” work over the past three decades. Eskelin is most often associated with the trio he formed with accordionist Andrea Parkins and drummer Jim Black in 1994. He wrote over 50 compositions for the group, which performed hundreds of concerts in North America—including at JMU in 2003—and abroad over its 20-year run. Eskelin currently performs freely improvised music juxtaposed with early jazz classics in an ensemble with bassist Christian Weber and drummer Michael Griener—and in solo performances like this debut at the Forbes Center!

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THE HIGH KINGS

AMERICAN PATCHWORK QUARTET

Saturday, September 25 @ 8 pm ATLANTIC UNION BANK CENTER

Celebrate the return of live performance with one of the world’s most popular Irish folk bands! The High Kings exploded onto the Irish folk music scene in 2007, and has boldly gone where no Irish ballad group has gone before. Charting a new course for Irish music, The High Kings specialize in energetic and insightful performances that showcase the incredible versatility and multi-instrumentalist skills of the quartet members who play 13 instruments between them. Serving up laughter and good times, The High Kings brings its phenomenal reputation as a live band and its Billboard chart-topping music to the new Atlantic Union Bank Center. Expect an evening of “swashbuckling, oldcountry fun that leaves your heart dancing jigs.” (Broadway World)

THE HIGH KINGS PHOTO COURTESY OF PALADIN ARTISTS; APQ PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KURLAND AGENCY.

SEASON SPONSOR

Saturday, October 2 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

American Patchwork Quartet (APQ) is on a mission to reclaim the immigrant soul of American Roots Music. Grammy-nominated vocalist Falu Shah, Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, three-time Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn, and highly-acclaimed bassist Yasushi Nakamura showcase the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by reimagining timeless songs from America’s past. APQ draws on a repertoire of centuries-old American folk songs that highlight America’s immigrant roots and strives to counter pervasive prejudices around the issues of race and immigration. This engagement of American Patchwork Quartet is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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THE HIGH KINGS

AMERICAN PATCHWORK QUARTET

Saturday, September 25 @ 8 pm ATLANTIC UNION BANK CENTER

Celebrate the return of live performance with one of the world’s most popular Irish folk bands! The High Kings exploded onto the Irish folk music scene in 2007, and has boldly gone where no Irish ballad group has gone before. Charting a new course for Irish music, The High Kings specialize in energetic and insightful performances that showcase the incredible versatility and multi-instrumentalist skills of the quartet members who play 13 instruments between them. Serving up laughter and good times, The High Kings brings its phenomenal reputation as a live band and its Billboard chart-topping music to the new Atlantic Union Bank Center. Expect an evening of “swashbuckling, oldcountry fun that leaves your heart dancing jigs.” (Broadway World)

THE HIGH KINGS PHOTO COURTESY OF PALADIN ARTISTS; APQ PHOTO COURTESY OF THE KURLAND AGENCY.

SEASON SPONSOR

Saturday, October 2 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

American Patchwork Quartet (APQ) is on a mission to reclaim the immigrant soul of American Roots Music. Grammy-nominated vocalist Falu Shah, Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist Clay Ross, three-time Grammy-winning drummer Clarence Penn, and highly-acclaimed bassist Yasushi Nakamura showcase the dynamic diversity of contemporary culture by reimagining timeless songs from America’s past. APQ draws on a repertoire of centuries-old American folk songs that highlight America’s immigrant roots and strives to counter pervasive prejudices around the issues of race and immigration. This engagement of American Patchwork Quartet is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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THE 40TH ANNUAL JMU CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM By William Shakespeare Tuesday–Saturday, October 12–16 @ 8 pm Sunday, October 17 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Love triangles, mistaken identities, transformations, and magic spells—“the course of true love never did run smooth.” On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers and an unsuspecting troupe of players find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. It is easy to lose yourself in the enchanted woods of Shakespeare’s beloved tale exploring the magic of falling in love and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance.

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MIDSUMMER ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; CURTIS STEWART PHOTO COURTESY OF CURTIS STEWART; AMANDA GOOKIN PHOTO BY RYAN SCHERB; SIDE SHOW PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN.

Concert I: Monday, October 18 @ 8 pm Concert II: Tuesday, October 19 @ 8 pm Concert III: Wednesday, October 20 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL In Concert I, Grammy-nominated violinist Curtis Stewart will perform works from his new album, Of Power, a postclassical creation inspired by personal adversity and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Stewart has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and Seal. He serves as the chamber

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE ARTS!

Curtis Stewart

Amanda Gookin

Redi Llupa

music and new Juilliard ensemble manager at The Juilliard School. Grammynominated cellist Amanda Gookin will perform commissioned new multimedia works for solo cello that elevate stories of feminine empowerment as part of her Forward Music Project. Gookin is the executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University. Concerts II and III will feature Albanian pianist Redi Llupa performing sonatas of George Walker and JMU musicians.

Your gift demonstrates your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and in our community. Your courtesies include:

Your gift of $100 will support student scholarships and student learning in the College of Visual and Performing Arts!

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Invitation to two master classes with guest artists

„

Invitation to a scheduled backstage tour

„

Invitation to the annual Masterpiece Season announcement event

„

Membership pin

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Listing on “Friends” web page on www.jmuforbescenter.com

To make your gift online, visit: https://j.mu/friends

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THE 40TH ANNUAL JMU CONTEMPORARY MUSIC FESTIVAL

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM By William Shakespeare Tuesday–Saturday, October 12–16 @ 8 pm Sunday, October 17 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Love triangles, mistaken identities, transformations, and magic spells—“the course of true love never did run smooth.” On a Midsummer’s night, four young lovers and an unsuspecting troupe of players find themselves wrapped in the dream-like arms of an enchanted forest where sprites lurk and fairies rule. It is easy to lose yourself in the enchanted woods of Shakespeare’s beloved tale exploring the magic of falling in love and the marvel of waking up from the sweetest of dreams. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance.

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MIDSUMMER ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; CURTIS STEWART PHOTO COURTESY OF CURTIS STEWART; AMANDA GOOKIN PHOTO BY RYAN SCHERB; SIDE SHOW PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN.

Concert I: Monday, October 18 @ 8 pm Concert II: Tuesday, October 19 @ 8 pm Concert III: Wednesday, October 20 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL In Concert I, Grammy-nominated violinist Curtis Stewart will perform works from his new album, Of Power, a postclassical creation inspired by personal adversity and the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Stewart has performed as a soloist at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall to sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden with Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, and Seal. He serves as the chamber

BECOME A FRIEND OF THE ARTS!

Curtis Stewart

Amanda Gookin

Redi Llupa

music and new Juilliard ensemble manager at The Juilliard School. Grammynominated cellist Amanda Gookin will perform commissioned new multimedia works for solo cello that elevate stories of feminine empowerment as part of her Forward Music Project. Gookin is the executive director of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival at Eastern Mennonite University. Concerts II and III will feature Albanian pianist Redi Llupa performing sonatas of George Walker and JMU musicians.

Your gift demonstrates your appreciation for the important role the arts play in our lives and in our community. Your courtesies include:

Your gift of $100 will support student scholarships and student learning in the College of Visual and Performing Arts!

„

Invitation to two master classes with guest artists

„

Invitation to a scheduled backstage tour

„

Invitation to the annual Masterpiece Season announcement event

„

Membership pin

„

Listing on “Friends” web page on www.jmuforbescenter.com

To make your gift online, visit: https://j.mu/friends

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HEAD OVER HEELS

This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980s’ allfemale rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” Head Over Heels is a “clever, delightful, bubbly, exuberant party!” (New York Magazine) The musical comedy

Saturday, December 11 @ 8 pm Sunday, December 12 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL

follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover that the key to survival for all lies within each of their own hearts. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing (www.broadwaylicensing.com).

STREET SCENE

FEATURING THE JMU OPERA THEATER Friday–Saturday, November 12–13 @ 8 pm Sunday, November 14 @ 2 pm SEASON SPONSOR MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Kurt Weill melded American musical theatre and European opera to create the groundbreaking “Broadway opera” Street Scene, a 1940s’ tragic tale of life and love in the tenements of sweltering New York City. Featuring lyrics by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, the story follows the Maurrant family, whose teenage daughter falls in love with a neighbor boy while her mother embraces an adulterous romance under the nose of her abusive husband. Their misadventures unfold tragically amid the prying eyes and vicious gossip of their tenement neighbors. Based on the 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Weill’s masterpiece was written

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Join JMU’s music ensembles for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra! Also featured is a holiday reading by a local Harrisonburg celebrity. Get your tickets early to this Forbes Center favorite! Check www.jmuforbescenter.com for programming updates.

in 1946 and won the Tony Award for Best Original Score after premiering on Broadway in 1947. The breathtaking music moves from jazz to pops to Broadway-esque tunes to lush traditional arias, choruses, and orchestral interludes. Street Scene is “a musical play of magnificence and glory.” (The New York Times)

HEAD OVER HEELS LOGO COURTESY OF BROADWAY LICENSING & SUBPLOT STUDIO; STREET SCENE ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; DANCESCAPES 2019 PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; HOLIDAYFEST 2018 PHOTO BY MACSON MCGUIGAN.

Conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty Adapted by James Magruder Music and lyrics by The Go-Go’s Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney Wednesday–Friday, November 3–5 @ 8 pm Saturday, November 6 @ 2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, November 7 @ 2 pm SEASON SPONSOR MAINSTAGE THEATRE

HOLIDAYFEST: WINTER SOLSTICE

DANCESCAPES

FEATURING JMU’S VIRGINIA REPERTORY DANCE COMPANY Thursday–Saturday, December 9–11 @ 8 pm Sunday, December 12 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

JMU’s premier dance ensemble will perform choreography by guest artists from across the country and JMU dance faculty members, including artistic director Matt Pardo, Ryan Corriston and Shane O’Hara. This exciting concert will explore contemporary dance at its finest and marks the company’s return to in-person performances after the yearlong development of Fig Leaves and Open Letters, an evening-length, site-specific work performed in Spring 2021. The Virginia Repertory Dance Company consists of 17 talented junior and senior dancers who are interested in pursuing a career in the professional contemporary dance world.

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

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HEAD OVER HEELS

This laugh-out-loud love story is set to the music of the iconic 1980s’ allfemale rock band The Go-Go’s, including the hit songs “We Got the Beat,” “Our Lips Are Sealed,” “Vacation,” and Belinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is a Place on Earth” and “Mad About You.” Head Over Heels is a “clever, delightful, bubbly, exuberant party!” (New York Magazine) The musical comedy

Saturday, December 11 @ 8 pm Sunday, December 12 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL

follows the escapades of a royal family on an outrageous journey to save their beloved kingdom from extinction—only to discover that the key to survival for all lies within each of their own hearts. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing (www.broadwaylicensing.com).

STREET SCENE

FEATURING THE JMU OPERA THEATER Friday–Saturday, November 12–13 @ 8 pm Sunday, November 14 @ 2 pm SEASON SPONSOR MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Kurt Weill melded American musical theatre and European opera to create the groundbreaking “Broadway opera” Street Scene, a 1940s’ tragic tale of life and love in the tenements of sweltering New York City. Featuring lyrics by Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes, the story follows the Maurrant family, whose teenage daughter falls in love with a neighbor boy while her mother embraces an adulterous romance under the nose of her abusive husband. Their misadventures unfold tragically amid the prying eyes and vicious gossip of their tenement neighbors. Based on the 1929 Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Elmer Rice, Weill’s masterpiece was written

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Join JMU’s music ensembles for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra! Also featured is a holiday reading by a local Harrisonburg celebrity. Get your tickets early to this Forbes Center favorite! Check www.jmuforbescenter.com for programming updates.

in 1946 and won the Tony Award for Best Original Score after premiering on Broadway in 1947. The breathtaking music moves from jazz to pops to Broadway-esque tunes to lush traditional arias, choruses, and orchestral interludes. Street Scene is “a musical play of magnificence and glory.” (The New York Times)

HEAD OVER HEELS LOGO COURTESY OF BROADWAY LICENSING & SUBPLOT STUDIO; STREET SCENE ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; DANCESCAPES 2019 PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN; HOLIDAYFEST 2018 PHOTO BY MACSON MCGUIGAN.

Conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty Adapted by James Magruder Music and lyrics by The Go-Go’s Based on The Arcadia by Sir Philip Sidney Wednesday–Friday, November 3–5 @ 8 pm Saturday, November 6 @ 2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, November 7 @ 2 pm SEASON SPONSOR MAINSTAGE THEATRE

HOLIDAYFEST: WINTER SOLSTICE

DANCESCAPES

FEATURING JMU’S VIRGINIA REPERTORY DANCE COMPANY Thursday–Saturday, December 9–11 @ 8 pm Sunday, December 12 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

JMU’s premier dance ensemble will perform choreography by guest artists from across the country and JMU dance faculty members, including artistic director Matt Pardo, Ryan Corriston and Shane O’Hara. This exciting concert will explore contemporary dance at its finest and marks the company’s return to in-person performances after the yearlong development of Fig Leaves and Open Letters, an evening-length, site-specific work performed in Spring 2021. The Virginia Repertory Dance Company consists of 17 talented junior and senior dancers who are interested in pursuing a career in the professional contemporary dance world.

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

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I WROTE THAT ONE, TOO… AN EVENING WITH STEVE DORFF

“The versatile dancers are exquisite.” (The Washington Post)

THE HIT SONGS AND THE STORIES BEHIND THEM Saturday, January 22 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018, Steve Dorff is the master songwriter behind 400 legendary and iconic songs recorded by over 250 artists—one of the most significant bodies of work in the history of American music. Dorff has tallied over 40 BMI awards, 20 Top 10 pop and country hits, and 12 No. 1 hits in a career that spans five decades and includes songs like Kenny Roger’s “Through the Years,” Anne Murray’s “I Just Fall in Love Again,” and George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart.” Dorff has also penned songs covered by Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Willie Nelson, and more! A gifted television and film composer, Dorff has written music for Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Rocky IV and Tin Cup, among others. Dorff performs some of his most beloved songs and shares the stories behind them in this entertaining evening!

BALLET HISPÁNICO

SEASON SPONSOR

BALLET HISPÁNICO’S GABRIELLE SPRAUVE PHOTO BY RACHEL NEVILLE; PIANO-TÉ COURTESY OF LORI PIITZ; STEVE DORFF PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.STEVEDORFF.COM.

Friday-Saturday, January 28–29 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance for 50 years. The company has performed for three million people worldwide and is known for highlighting the richness of the Latino culture through a fusion of classical, Latin and contemporary dance, all powered by theatricality, athleticism and passion. Ballet Hispánico was founded by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. It is now led by acclaimed choreographer and former company member Eduardo Vilaro, whose bold and compassionate programming reflects our changing social and cultural landscape. While at JMU for an eight-day residency, Ballet Hispánico will create a work for JMU dance students, which they will present as part of this much-anticipated performance.

SEASON SPONSOR

PIANO4-TÉ

Wednesday, January 19 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU piano faculty members—Gabriel Dobner, Lori Piitz, Eric Ruple and Paulo Steinberg—come together for an extravaganza featuring performances on one, two, and even four pianos! This concert includes popular operatic music from Bizet’s Carmen, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and more! Members of the JMU Percussion Ensemble will make an appearance in Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Don’t miss your chance to hear the JMU piano faculty and all four of the Forbes Center’s prized Steinway grand pianos in one event on the Concert Hall stage!

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I WROTE THAT ONE, TOO… AN EVENING WITH STEVE DORFF

“The versatile dancers are exquisite.” (The Washington Post)

THE HIT SONGS AND THE STORIES BEHIND THEM Saturday, January 22 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2018, Steve Dorff is the master songwriter behind 400 legendary and iconic songs recorded by over 250 artists—one of the most significant bodies of work in the history of American music. Dorff has tallied over 40 BMI awards, 20 Top 10 pop and country hits, and 12 No. 1 hits in a career that spans five decades and includes songs like Kenny Roger’s “Through the Years,” Anne Murray’s “I Just Fall in Love Again,” and George Strait’s “I Cross My Heart.” Dorff has also penned songs covered by Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Willie Nelson, and more! A gifted television and film composer, Dorff has written music for Murphy Brown, Growing Pains, Rocky IV and Tin Cup, among others. Dorff performs some of his most beloved songs and shares the stories behind them in this entertaining evening!

BALLET HISPÁNICO

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BALLET HISPÁNICO’S GABRIELLE SPRAUVE PHOTO BY RACHEL NEVILLE; PIANO-TÉ COURTESY OF LORI PIITZ; STEVE DORFF PHOTO COURTESY OF WWW.STEVEDORFF.COM.

Friday-Saturday, January 28–29 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Ballet Hispánico, America’s leading Latino dance organization, has been bringing individuals and communities together to celebrate and explore Latino cultures through dance for 50 years. The company has performed for three million people worldwide and is known for highlighting the richness of the Latino culture through a fusion of classical, Latin and contemporary dance, all powered by theatricality, athleticism and passion. Ballet Hispánico was founded by National Medal of Arts recipient Tina Ramirez to give voice to the Hispanic experience and break through stereotypes. It is now led by acclaimed choreographer and former company member Eduardo Vilaro, whose bold and compassionate programming reflects our changing social and cultural landscape. While at JMU for an eight-day residency, Ballet Hispánico will create a work for JMU dance students, which they will present as part of this much-anticipated performance.

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PIANO4-TÉ

Wednesday, January 19 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL JMU piano faculty members—Gabriel Dobner, Lori Piitz, Eric Ruple and Paulo Steinberg—come together for an extravaganza featuring performances on one, two, and even four pianos! This concert includes popular operatic music from Bizet’s Carmen, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, and more! Members of the JMU Percussion Ensemble will make an appearance in Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story. Don’t miss your chance to hear the JMU piano faculty and all four of the Forbes Center’s prized Steinway grand pianos in one event on the Concert Hall stage!

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GINA CHAVEZ Friday, February 4 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

THE KING’S SINGERS Saturday, February 26 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

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The King’s Singers has represented the gold standard in a cappella  singing on the world’s greatest stages for over 50 years. Renowned for its unrivalled technique and impeccable vocal blend, the group draws on its rich heritage and pioneering spirit to create a wealth of original works and unique collaborations. Performing repertoire ranging from Renaissance to the coolest of vocal jazz, the ensemble has commissioned over 200 new works. With more than 150 recordings, The King’s Singers has captured two Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2013. This class act with a delightfully British wit is unmatched for its “sheer musicality and ability to entertain.” (Times, London) The Madison Singers will perform a few select numbers with the ensemble.

Experience internationally-acclaimed Latinx pop artist Gina Chavez in concert! A 2020 Latin Grammy nominee for her album La Que Manda (The Woman in Charge), Chavez is a 12-time Austin Music Award winner whose NPR Tiny Desk Concert boasts over 1.2 million views. Following her 2018 release of Lightbeam, a musical journey about the love story with her wife “steeped in slow-burn soul and up-tempo R&B,” (NPR) Chavez performed live at The Kate in a PBS special that earned rave reviews. Her passionate collection of songs traverse cumbia, indie folk, blues, and Latin pop. 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.

“Her voice stops you in your tracks.” - NPR

Tuesday, February 8 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

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. This evening features special guest Heather Coltman, JMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Coltman is a solo and collaborative pianist who has performed across five continents to critical acclaim.

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GINA CHAVEZ PHOTO BY LISA DONATO; THE AMERNET PHOTO BY JUSTIN HEARN; HEATHER COLTMAN PHOTO COURTESY OF HEATHER COLTMAN; OPERA SPOTLIGHT ARTWORK BY AMANDA R. WILSON; THE KING’S SINGERS PHOTO BY REBECCA REID.

AMERNET STRING QUARTET

WITH SPECIAL GUEST HEATHER COLTMAN, PIANO

SEASON SPONSOR

OPERA SPOTLIGHT: MUSIC FOR CHANGE

Friday–Saturday, February 11–12 @ 8 pm RECITAL HALL Join us for an evening of scenes and arias from your favorite operas by composers whose work championed social and political change! 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 Verdi’s Aida and Otello, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Turandot, and Bernstein’s Candide. This concert also features a scene from an exciting new opera by doctoral vocalist Miracle Ogbor based on her own artistic struggles in Nigeria, as well as other international graduate musicians who bring personal perspectives from underrepresented cultures.

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

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GINA CHAVEZ Friday, February 4 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

THE KING’S SINGERS Saturday, February 26 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

SEASON SPONSOR

The King’s Singers has represented the gold standard in a cappella  singing on the world’s greatest stages for over 50 years. Renowned for its unrivalled technique and impeccable vocal blend, the group draws on its rich heritage and pioneering spirit to create a wealth of original works and unique collaborations. Performing repertoire ranging from Renaissance to the coolest of vocal jazz, the ensemble has commissioned over 200 new works. With more than 150 recordings, The King’s Singers has captured two Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2013. This class act with a delightfully British wit is unmatched for its “sheer musicality and ability to entertain.” (Times, London) The Madison Singers will perform a few select numbers with the ensemble.

Experience internationally-acclaimed Latinx pop artist Gina Chavez in concert! A 2020 Latin Grammy nominee for her album La Que Manda (The Woman in Charge), Chavez is a 12-time Austin Music Award winner whose NPR Tiny Desk Concert boasts over 1.2 million views. Following her 2018 release of Lightbeam, a musical journey about the love story with her wife “steeped in slow-burn soul and up-tempo R&B,” (NPR) Chavez performed live at The Kate in a PBS special that earned rave reviews. Her passionate collection of songs traverse cumbia, indie folk, blues, and Latin pop. 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.

“Her voice stops you in your tracks.” - NPR

Tuesday, February 8 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

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. This evening features special guest Heather Coltman, JMU Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Coltman is a solo and collaborative pianist who has performed across five continents to critical acclaim.

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GINA CHAVEZ PHOTO BY LISA DONATO; THE AMERNET PHOTO BY JUSTIN HEARN; HEATHER COLTMAN PHOTO COURTESY OF HEATHER COLTMAN; OPERA SPOTLIGHT ARTWORK BY AMANDA R. WILSON; THE KING’S SINGERS PHOTO BY REBECCA REID.

AMERNET STRING QUARTET

WITH SPECIAL GUEST HEATHER COLTMAN, PIANO

SEASON SPONSOR

OPERA SPOTLIGHT: MUSIC FOR CHANGE

Friday–Saturday, February 11–12 @ 8 pm RECITAL HALL Join us for an evening of scenes and arias from your favorite operas by composers whose work championed social and political change! 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 Verdi’s Aida and Otello, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly and Turandot, and Bernstein’s Candide. This concert also features a scene from an exciting new opera by doctoral vocalist Miracle Ogbor based on her own artistic struggles in Nigeria, as well as other international graduate musicians who bring personal perspectives from underrepresented cultures.

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

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A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN – THE QUEEN OF SOUL

ONCE

Book by Enda Walsh Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney Tuesday–Friday, March 1–4 @ 8 pm Saturday, March 5 @ 2 pm and 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

WITH DAMIEN SNEED AND KAREN CLARK SHEARD Thursday, February 17 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

With a legendary career spanning several generations, Aretha Franklin possessed powerful vocals that skyrocketed her to international stardom. She is recognized as the most successful female recording artist in history with 112 charted singles on Billboard, 18 Grammy Awards, and over 75 million records sold. Musician, vocalist and composer Damien Sneed toured with Aretha in her later years, developing a strong mentee relationship with the soul legend. Sneed pays homage to Aretha in a touching multimedia tribute featuring fresh takes on her most cherished hits like “Respect,” “Knew You Were Waiting,” “Think,” and more! The show features four-time Grammy Award winner Karen Clark Sheard backed by a stellar cast of jazz, soul and gospel musicians and vocalists. Come celebrate the “Queen of Soul!”

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Damien Sneed

Karen Clark Sheard

ARETHA FRANKLIN PHOTO COURTESY OF IMG ARTISTS; DAMIEN SNEED PHOTO BY STARLIC; KAREN CLARK-SHEARD PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREW RECORDS; ONCE LOGO COURTESY OF MTI; CATAPULT PHOTO COURTESY OF CATAPULT ENTERTAINMENT.

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful love story. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once is the only show to have music that won a Grammy, Olivier, Academy, and Tony Award. Featuring all of the magical songs

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from the critically-acclaimed film, this musical is a celebration of life and love that draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. ONCE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

CATAPULT

Monday, March 7 @ 6:30 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

SPONSORED BY

Operated by SkyWest Airlines

An America’s Got Talent: Season 8 finalist, Catapult is the premier shadow dance company in the world and perfect entertainment for the entire family! Be transported to fantastical places and experience heartfelt, humorous stories created simply out of light and the human body. Every cinematic scene is a kaleidoscope of colorful storytelling and shadow silhouettes, animated by dancers behind a screen. With the arc of an arm, the point of a toe or the twist of a torso, the dancers stretch their bodies by magically transforming themselves from one shape into another. Watch them become a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, or a helicopter— and travel the globe from Paris to Beijing in under 10 minutes! You will never look at your shadow the same way again!

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A TRIBUTE TO ARETHA FRANKLIN – THE QUEEN OF SOUL

ONCE

Book by Enda Walsh Music and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová Based on the motion picture written and directed by John Carney Tuesday–Friday, March 1–4 @ 8 pm Saturday, March 5 @ 2 pm and 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

WITH DAMIEN SNEED AND KAREN CLARK SHEARD Thursday, February 17 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

With a legendary career spanning several generations, Aretha Franklin possessed powerful vocals that skyrocketed her to international stardom. She is recognized as the most successful female recording artist in history with 112 charted singles on Billboard, 18 Grammy Awards, and over 75 million records sold. Musician, vocalist and composer Damien Sneed toured with Aretha in her later years, developing a strong mentee relationship with the soul legend. Sneed pays homage to Aretha in a touching multimedia tribute featuring fresh takes on her most cherished hits like “Respect,” “Knew You Were Waiting,” “Think,” and more! The show features four-time Grammy Award winner Karen Clark Sheard backed by a stellar cast of jazz, soul and gospel musicians and vocalists. Come celebrate the “Queen of Soul!”

SEASON SPONSOR

Damien Sneed

Karen Clark Sheard

ARETHA FRANKLIN PHOTO COURTESY OF IMG ARTISTS; DAMIEN SNEED PHOTO BY STARLIC; KAREN CLARK-SHEARD PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREW RECORDS; ONCE LOGO COURTESY OF MTI; CATAPULT PHOTO COURTESY OF CATAPULT ENTERTAINMENT.

On the streets of Dublin, an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music. Over the course of one fateful week, an unexpected friendship and collaboration quickly evolves into a powerful love story. The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Once is the only show to have music that won a Grammy, Olivier, Academy, and Tony Award. Featuring all of the magical songs

SEASON SPONSOR

from the critically-acclaimed film, this musical is a celebration of life and love that draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. ONCE is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

CATAPULT

Monday, March 7 @ 6:30 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

SPONSORED BY

Operated by SkyWest Airlines

An America’s Got Talent: Season 8 finalist, Catapult is the premier shadow dance company in the world and perfect entertainment for the entire family! Be transported to fantastical places and experience heartfelt, humorous stories created simply out of light and the human body. Every cinematic scene is a kaleidoscope of colorful storytelling and shadow silhouettes, animated by dancers behind a screen. With the arc of an arm, the point of a toe or the twist of a torso, the dancers stretch their bodies by magically transforming themselves from one shape into another. Watch them become a mountain, an elephant, a dragon, or a helicopter— and travel the globe from Paris to Beijing in under 10 minutes! You will never look at your shadow the same way again!

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GEORGE SPARKS CELEBRATION OF LIFE

CALEFAX REED QUINTET Thursday, March 10 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, 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.” The pioneering players arrange, recompose and interpret music from eight centuries to suit their unique constellation. The quintet has released 19 recordings, each garnering rave reviews from the international press.

Join us as we celebrate the late Dr. George Sparks in a gala weekend of visual and performing arts events! Dr. Sparks served as the inaugural dean of JMU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) from 2008–2020. He passed away on September 13, 2020. In a career that spanned more than 37 years in arts education, Dr. Sparks was known as “a talented, compassionate and selfless leader.” As dean of the CVPA, he facilitated opportunities for students, faculty and staff that advanced their artistic abilities and the arts at JMU. He guided the opening of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts and renovations to Duke Hall and the Studio Design Center, among countless other contributions. For updates and ticket information, visit jmuforbescenter.com.

NEW VOICES IN DANCE

“Unadulterated virtuosity” - The New York Times

Tuesday, March 22 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Tom Crean (1877–1938), an intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this critically-acclaimed solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton and to survive three famous expeditions: Discovery (1901–1904), Terra Nova (1910–1913), and Endurance (1914–1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against the elements of Antarctica, and Dooley’s “words create adventure that’s just as vivid as the special effects in a Hollywood bonanza.” (Variety) With over 1000 performances worldwide, Dooley has won numerous awards since premiering this role in 2003. “You will go to the end of the earth to find theatre this rewarding.” (The Australian)

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CALEFAX PHOTO BY MARCO BORGGREVE; GEORGE SPARKS PHOTO COURTESY OF JMU CREATIVE MEDIA; NEW VOICES IN DANCE 2018 PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN.

TOM CREAN: ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

FEATURING JMU’S CONTEMPORARY DANCE ENSEMBLE Thursday–Saturday, April 7–9 @ 8 pm Sunday, April 10 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

New Voices in Dance returns to the Forbes Center with choreography and performances by selected JMU dance majors and artistic director Ryan Corriston, who will premiere a new work. The concert will also feature a guest artist piece. Don’t miss this annual concert highlighting strong and innovative dances by students, faculty and guest artists alike!

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

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GEORGE SPARKS CELEBRATION OF LIFE

CALEFAX REED QUINTET Thursday, March 10 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, 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.” The pioneering players arrange, recompose and interpret music from eight centuries to suit their unique constellation. The quintet has released 19 recordings, each garnering rave reviews from the international press.

Join us as we celebrate the late Dr. George Sparks in a gala weekend of visual and performing arts events! Dr. Sparks served as the inaugural dean of JMU’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) from 2008–2020. He passed away on September 13, 2020. In a career that spanned more than 37 years in arts education, Dr. Sparks was known as “a talented, compassionate and selfless leader.” As dean of the CVPA, he facilitated opportunities for students, faculty and staff that advanced their artistic abilities and the arts at JMU. He guided the opening of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts and renovations to Duke Hall and the Studio Design Center, among countless other contributions. For updates and ticket information, visit jmuforbescenter.com.

NEW VOICES IN DANCE

“Unadulterated virtuosity” - The New York Times

Tuesday, March 22 @ 8 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Tom Crean (1877–1938), an intrepid Antarctic explorer and one of Ireland’s unsung heroes, is brought to life in this critically-acclaimed solo performance by Aidan Dooley. Hear the riveting true stories of Crean’s explorations as one of the few men to serve with both Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton and to survive three famous expeditions: Discovery (1901–1904), Terra Nova (1910–1913), and Endurance (1914–1916). Crean’s story is a testament of human fortitude against the elements of Antarctica, and Dooley’s “words create adventure that’s just as vivid as the special effects in a Hollywood bonanza.” (Variety) With over 1000 performances worldwide, Dooley has won numerous awards since premiering this role in 2003. “You will go to the end of the earth to find theatre this rewarding.” (The Australian)

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CALEFAX PHOTO BY MARCO BORGGREVE; GEORGE SPARKS PHOTO COURTESY OF JMU CREATIVE MEDIA; NEW VOICES IN DANCE 2018 PHOTO BY RICHARD FINKELSTEIN.

TOM CREAN: ANTARCTIC EXPLORER

FEATURING JMU’S CONTEMPORARY DANCE ENSEMBLE Thursday–Saturday, April 7–9 @ 8 pm Sunday, April 10 @ 2 pm MAINSTAGE THEATRE

New Voices in Dance returns to the Forbes Center with choreography and performances by selected JMU dance majors and artistic director Ryan Corriston, who will premiere a new work. The concert will also feature a guest artist piece. Don’t miss this annual concert highlighting strong and innovative dances by students, faculty and guest artists alike!

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

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

“… magnificent players…” - All About Jazz

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)

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN’S

THE GONDOLIERS

Tuesday–Wednesday, April 12–13 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Sunny, funny, and with more tra-la-las than any other operetta in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, The Gondoliers is sheer joy from start to finish. In this flight of the satirical whimsy, Marco and Guiseppe, the handsome Palmieri brothers, lead a charmed life as gondoliers in Venice. They can take their pick of the pretty contadine, but end up marrying Gianetta and Tessa. Confusion ensues when the brothers discover that one of them is the King of Barataria, who as a baby was entrusted into the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. The two must travel to Barataria and rule the kingdom jointly until the truth can be determined. Sullivan’s delightful music and Gilbert’s delicious wit combine all the right ingredients for this stunning show!

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BBQ PHOTO BY ANTHONY PIDGEON; THE GONDOLIERS ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; SMALL ISLAND BIG SONG PHOTO COURTESY OF SRO ARTISTS.

FEATURING THE JMU OPERA THEATER

SMALL ISLAND BIG SONG Friday, April 22 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Small Island Big Song (SIBS) is a multimedia musical spectacle reuniting the ancient seafaring cultures of the Pacific and Indian Oceans through song. This uplifting performance features musicians and vocalists from the nations of Australia, Madagascar, the Marshall Islands, Mauritius, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, and Taiwan. Performing Oceanic grooves to soulful island ballads on traditional

instruments and in native languages, artists joyfully share their unique cultural traditions. SIBS grew from a film and award-winning album to a live concert that combines music, spoken word and panoramic cinema to make a powerful statement about a region at the frontline of the climate crisis. Catch this musical journey on the Concert Hall stage for one night only!

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

“… magnificent players…” - All About Jazz

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)

GILBERT AND SULLIVAN’S

THE GONDOLIERS

Tuesday–Wednesday, April 12–13 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Sunny, funny, and with more tra-la-las than any other operetta in the Gilbert and Sullivan canon, The Gondoliers is sheer joy from start to finish. In this flight of the satirical whimsy, Marco and Guiseppe, the handsome Palmieri brothers, lead a charmed life as gondoliers in Venice. They can take their pick of the pretty contadine, but end up marrying Gianetta and Tessa. Confusion ensues when the brothers discover that one of them is the King of Barataria, who as a baby was entrusted into the care of a drunken gondolier who mixed up the prince with his own son. The two must travel to Barataria and rule the kingdom jointly until the truth can be determined. Sullivan’s delightful music and Gilbert’s delicious wit combine all the right ingredients for this stunning show!

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BBQ PHOTO BY ANTHONY PIDGEON; THE GONDOLIERS ARTWORK BY SUE OVERTON; SMALL ISLAND BIG SONG PHOTO COURTESY OF SRO ARTISTS.

FEATURING THE JMU OPERA THEATER

SMALL ISLAND BIG SONG Friday, April 22 @ 8 pm CONCERT HALL

Small Island Big Song (SIBS) is a multimedia musical spectacle reuniting the ancient seafaring cultures of the Pacific and Indian Oceans through song. This uplifting performance features musicians and vocalists from the nations of Australia, Madagascar, the Marshall Islands, Mauritius, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tahiti, and Taiwan. Performing Oceanic grooves to soulful island ballads on traditional

instruments and in native languages, artists joyfully share their unique cultural traditions. SIBS grew from a film and award-winning album to a live concert that combines music, spoken word and panoramic cinema to make a powerful statement about a region at the frontline of the climate crisis. Catch this musical journey on the Concert Hall stage for one night only!

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FIDDLIN’ WITH STORIES

DUKE HALL GALLERY OF FINE ART

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

CHARLOTTE BLAKE ALSTON, MASTER STORYTELLER, AND DIANE MONROE, JAZZ VIOLINIST Operated by SkyWest Airlines

Learn how ancient and modern stringed instruments have played an integral role in the African and African American communities through folktales, stories and songs by Charlotte Blake Alston. A nationally-acclaimed storyteller, narrator, instrumentalist, librettist and singer, Alston is committed to the preservation of African and African American storytelling traditions. She has performed throughout North America and abroad for over 30 years, including as host and narrator for family concerts with Carnegie Hall—and The Philadelphia Orchestra: “Charlotte’s incredible presence and cleverness unifies audiences of all ages… through her enchanting gifts of communication.” Renowned jazz violinist, composer and arranger Diane Monroe will illuminate Alston’s stories with her instrumental ingenuity in this performance perfect for the whole family! Monroe’s Vibes and orchestration of Fred Rogers’ “You Are Special” appear on the soundtrack recording for the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. This engagement of Fiddlin’ with Stories is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

JMU SYMPHONY HONORS CONCERT Sunday, April 24 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL

Experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the 2021 and 2022 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. Don’t miss this uplifting and celebratory event!

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September 7–October 9 Reception: September 8, 5–7 pm This exhibition features artwork by JMU’s awardwinning faculty members in the School of Art, Design and Art History (SADAH).

EXUBERANCE: DIALOGUES IN AFRICANAMERICAN ABSTRACT PAINTING October 26–December 10 Reception: October 26, 5–7 pm ALSTON PHOTO COURTESY OF SIEGEL ARTIST MANAGEMENT; HONORS CONCERT 2019 PHOTO BY SARAH FEATHERSTONE; EXUBERANCE ARTWORK BY LISA CORINNE DAVIS, CEREBRAL CALIBRATION, 2017, OIL ON CANVAS, 60X45 IN.; M.F.A. EXHIBITION VIDEO STILL BY ANIKÓ SÁFRÁN, COOKING WITH PAPRIKA, 2020.

Tuesday, April 19 @ 6:30 pm CONCERT HALL

SADAH FACULTY EXHIBITION

SPONSORED BY

This celebration of African American abstract painters from the 1950s to present day features artists Norman Lewis, Rico Gatson, Nanette Carter, Ronald Walton, Lisa Corinne Davis, Lamerol Gatewood, Erika Ranee, and Susan Zurbrigg, among others. The exhibition showcases cross-generational dialogues on race and identity as well as the dynamics of pattern, color, rhythm, and gesture.

Puerto Rico disseminated in mainstream media. The work speaks to the relationship between U.S. imperial power and the island nation, and to the devastating legacies of colonial rule. MotOC also illuminates the power of images to inculcate cultural values and the authority of museums to confer meaning on the images it collects and displays.

HADEN KING, CAMILLIA ELCI, AND ANIKÓ SÁFRÁN M.F.A. EXHIBITION April 5–May 5 Three exceptional graduate artists showcase their talent and creativity in this dedicated exploration of ideas. The thesis exhibition is the culminating experience of the Master of Fine Arts program in JMU’s School of Art, Design and Art History.

For updated exhibition information, visit the gallery websites. THE JAMES AND GLADYS KEMP LISANBY MUSEUM

PABLO DELANO THE MUSEUM OF THE OLD COLONY

www.jmu.edu/madisonart/lisanby-museum.shtml | Festival 1108

February 1–March 26

www.jmu.edu/artandarthistory/galleries/new-image/index.shtml 131 W. Grace St.

Pablo Delano’s The Museum of the Old Colony (MotOC) is an ongoing conceptual installation that addresses the complex history of the artist’s native Puerto Rico since the Spanish-American War of 1898. Appropriating archival photographs, film footage and popular artifacts, MotOC provocatively critiques entrenched misperceptions of

NEW IMAGE GALLERY

ARTWORKS GALLERY www.artworksgallery.wixsite.com/artworksgallery | 131 W. Grace St.

INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY www.jmu.edu/ici | Roop Hall - Room 208

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

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FIDDLIN’ WITH STORIES

DUKE HALL GALLERY OF FINE ART

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

CHARLOTTE BLAKE ALSTON, MASTER STORYTELLER, AND DIANE MONROE, JAZZ VIOLINIST Operated by SkyWest Airlines

Learn how ancient and modern stringed instruments have played an integral role in the African and African American communities through folktales, stories and songs by Charlotte Blake Alston. A nationally-acclaimed storyteller, narrator, instrumentalist, librettist and singer, Alston is committed to the preservation of African and African American storytelling traditions. She has performed throughout North America and abroad for over 30 years, including as host and narrator for family concerts with Carnegie Hall—and The Philadelphia Orchestra: “Charlotte’s incredible presence and cleverness unifies audiences of all ages… through her enchanting gifts of communication.” Renowned jazz violinist, composer and arranger Diane Monroe will illuminate Alston’s stories with her instrumental ingenuity in this performance perfect for the whole family! Monroe’s Vibes and orchestration of Fred Rogers’ “You Are Special” appear on the soundtrack recording for the film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. This engagement of Fiddlin’ with Stories is funded through the Mid Atlantic Tours program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

JMU SYMPHONY HONORS CONCERT Sunday, April 24 @ 2 pm CONCERT HALL

Experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the 2021 and 2022 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. Don’t miss this uplifting and celebratory event!

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September 7–October 9 Reception: September 8, 5–7 pm This exhibition features artwork by JMU’s awardwinning faculty members in the School of Art, Design and Art History (SADAH).

EXUBERANCE: DIALOGUES IN AFRICANAMERICAN ABSTRACT PAINTING October 26–December 10 Reception: October 26, 5–7 pm ALSTON PHOTO COURTESY OF SIEGEL ARTIST MANAGEMENT; HONORS CONCERT 2019 PHOTO BY SARAH FEATHERSTONE; EXUBERANCE ARTWORK BY LISA CORINNE DAVIS, CEREBRAL CALIBRATION, 2017, OIL ON CANVAS, 60X45 IN.; M.F.A. EXHIBITION VIDEO STILL BY ANIKÓ SÁFRÁN, COOKING WITH PAPRIKA, 2020.

Tuesday, April 19 @ 6:30 pm CONCERT HALL

SADAH FACULTY EXHIBITION

SPONSORED BY

This celebration of African American abstract painters from the 1950s to present day features artists Norman Lewis, Rico Gatson, Nanette Carter, Ronald Walton, Lisa Corinne Davis, Lamerol Gatewood, Erika Ranee, and Susan Zurbrigg, among others. The exhibition showcases cross-generational dialogues on race and identity as well as the dynamics of pattern, color, rhythm, and gesture.

Puerto Rico disseminated in mainstream media. The work speaks to the relationship between U.S. imperial power and the island nation, and to the devastating legacies of colonial rule. MotOC also illuminates the power of images to inculcate cultural values and the authority of museums to confer meaning on the images it collects and displays.

HADEN KING, CAMILLIA ELCI, AND ANIKÓ SÁFRÁN M.F.A. EXHIBITION April 5–May 5 Three exceptional graduate artists showcase their talent and creativity in this dedicated exploration of ideas. The thesis exhibition is the culminating experience of the Master of Fine Arts program in JMU’s School of Art, Design and Art History.

For updated exhibition information, visit the gallery websites. THE JAMES AND GLADYS KEMP LISANBY MUSEUM

PABLO DELANO THE MUSEUM OF THE OLD COLONY

www.jmu.edu/madisonart/lisanby-museum.shtml | Festival 1108

February 1–March 26

www.jmu.edu/artandarthistory/galleries/new-image/index.shtml 131 W. Grace St.

Pablo Delano’s The Museum of the Old Colony (MotOC) is an ongoing conceptual installation that addresses the complex history of the artist’s native Puerto Rico since the Spanish-American War of 1898. Appropriating archival photographs, film footage and popular artifacts, MotOC provocatively critiques entrenched misperceptions of

NEW IMAGE GALLERY

ARTWORKS GALLERY www.artworksgallery.wixsite.com/artworksgallery | 131 W. Grace St.

INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVE INQUIRY www.jmu.edu/ici | Roop Hall - Room 208

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

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PLUS… SUBSCRIBERS ENJOY ■ The Best Seats ■ Savings up to 15% off single ticket prices all year long. ■ Priority Seating before the general public. ■ Free Ticket Exchanges - Subscribers can exchange tickets for another performance of the same show. No refunds.

Exchanges are subject to ticket availability; two business days in advance is required. Post-dated exchanges are not accepted.

■ Free Parking just steps away from the performance venues. ■ Personalized Service ■ Online Ticketing - Purchase tickets to performances 24/7 at www.jmuforbescenter.com.

■ 15% Restaurant Discount at Montpelier Restaurant and Bar at Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center. Show your ticket (day-of-show only) and enjoy a 15% discount (alcohol not included).

Reservations recommended. Visit www.jmuforbescenter.com for more information.

Single tickets are also on sale August 2nd.

BRING YOUR GROUP TO THE FORBES CENTER Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounts up to 15% off single ticket prices. A group outing to a Forbes Center performance is perfect for entertaining clients, rewarding employees, and alumni, senior, church or business functions. To place a group order, call (540) 568–6441.

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Name ______________________________________________________________________________ Primary Phone (______) _________________________ Street ______________________________________________________________________________ Secondary Phone (______)_______________________ City _________________________________________ State __________ ZIP_________________________ Email Address _________________________________________________ (Your email is needed to inform you about performance changes/updates/cancellations.)

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STEP 3: SINGLE TICKETS  I want to buy Single Tickets. Select shows on the ticket order forms (pages 24 and 25). Use SINGLE TICKET PRICES for Masterpiece events and other season events. Add up your events and total for payment amount. Include totals in Step 5.

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Atlantic Union Bank Center

Park for FREE in the East Campus Parking Deck (649 University Boulevard) one and a half hours prior to performances. Access from East Campus Drive. Exit on main level toward the main Plaza Entrance.

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All Forbes Center venues are wheelchair accessible and have elevator access. Assistive listening devices and headphones are available for performances in the Mainstage Theatre, Concert Hall and Recital Hall. The devices can be used with or without hearing aids. Patrons are welcome to bring their personal headphones to use with the devices. For more information, please visit our website.

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

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PLUS… SUBSCRIBERS ENJOY ■ The Best Seats ■ Savings up to 15% off single ticket prices all year long. ■ Priority Seating before the general public. ■ Free Ticket Exchanges - Subscribers can exchange tickets for another performance of the same show. No refunds.

Exchanges are subject to ticket availability; two business days in advance is required. Post-dated exchanges are not accepted.

■ Free Parking just steps away from the performance venues. ■ Personalized Service ■ Online Ticketing - Purchase tickets to performances 24/7 at www.jmuforbescenter.com.

■ 15% Restaurant Discount at Montpelier Restaurant and Bar at Hotel Madison & Shenandoah Valley Conference Center. Show your ticket (day-of-show only) and enjoy a 15% discount (alcohol not included).

Reservations recommended. Visit www.jmuforbescenter.com for more information.

Single tickets are also on sale August 2nd.

BRING YOUR GROUP TO THE FORBES CENTER Groups of 10 or more enjoy discounts up to 15% off single ticket prices. A group outing to a Forbes Center performance is perfect for entertaining clients, rewarding employees, and alumni, senior, church or business functions. To place a group order, call (540) 568–6441.

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STEP 1: MAIL/EMAIL INFORMATION (Complete forms and include with payment for all mail and in-person orders.)

Buy tickets: 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 1 1/2 hours prior to performances; the Studio Theatre Box Office opens 1 hour prior to performances.

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 15%!  I want a FLEX Package. Select (4) or more Masterpiece events on the

PARKING

FLEX order form (page 24). Use FLEX SUBSCRIBER PRICES. Add up your events and total for payment amount. Include total in Step 5.

Forbes Center

Park for FREE in the Warsaw Par king Deck behind the Center one and a half hours 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.

STEP 3: SINGLE TICKETS  I want to buy Single Tickets. Select shows on the ticket order forms (pages 24 and 25). Use SINGLE TICKET PRICES for Masterpiece events and other season events. Add up your events 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: ___________________________________________________________________________________________

Atlantic Union Bank Center

Park for FREE in the East Campus Parking Deck (649 University Boulevard) one and a half hours prior to performances. Access from East Campus Drive. Exit on main level toward the main Plaza Entrance.

STEP 5: PAYMENT

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SINGLE TICKET OTHER SEASON EVENTS SUBTOTAL (from Page 25) $___________

Card Number____________________________________________________

TOTAL $___________

Expiration Date ________ Signature__________________________________

FLEX PACKAGE SUBTOTAL (from Page 24) $___________ SINGLE TICKET MASTERPIECE EVENTS SUBTOTAL (from Page 24) $___________

All Forbes Center venues are wheelchair accessible and have elevator access. Assistive listening devices and headphones are available for performances in the Mainstage Theatre, Concert Hall and Recital Hall. The devices can be used with or without hearing aids. Patrons are welcome to bring their personal headphones to use with the devices. For more information, please visit our website.

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

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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OTHER SEASON EVENTS

Subscriber discounts are not available for these performances.

JMU FAC/STAFF & SENIOR (62+)

Songstress Sojourn, Fri., Sept. 10 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$31

x

$35

x

x

$34

The High Kings, Sat., Sept. 25 @ 8 pm (AUBC)

x

$49/$41

x

$53/$45

x

x

$52/$44

American Patchwork Quartet, Sat., Oct. 2 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$38

x

$42

x

x

$40

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oct. 12–17 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (MS)

x

$16

x

$18

x

x

$17

# OF TICKETS

REGULAR

JMU FAC/STAFF & SENIOR (62+)

# OF TICKETS

$14

x

$13

JMU Wind Symphony, Thurs., Sept. 30 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

RH - RECITAL HALL

JMU Symphony Orchestra, Tues., Oct. 5 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Brass Band, Thurs., Oct. 7 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

MS - MAINSTAGE THEATRE

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Tues., Oct. 12 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Chamber Orchestra, Thurs., Oct. 14 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

x

x

x

$22

x

$25

x

x

$24

Street Scene, featuring the JMU Opera Theater, Nov. 12–14 ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

CMF - Concert I: Curtis Stewart, violin, and Amanda Gookin, cello, Mon., Oct. 18 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

x

$22

x

$25

x

x

$24

CMF - Concert II: Redi Llupa, piano, Tues., Oct. 19 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Dancescapes, featuring JMU’s Virginia Repertory Dance Company, Dec. 9–12 ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

x

$14

x

$16

x

x

$15

CMF - Concert III: JMU musicians, Wed., Oct. 20 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Symphonic Band, Wed., Oct. 27 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Holidayfest: Winter Solstice, Dec. 11–12 ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (CH)

x

$20

x

$23

x

x

$21

JMU Percussion Ensemble, Mon., Nov. 1 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Piano4-té, Wed., Jan. 19 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$20

x

$23

x

x

$21

JMU Wind Symphony, Thurs., Nov. 4 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

I Wrote That One, Too… An Evening with Steve Dorff, Sat., Jan. 22 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$33

x

$37

x

x

$35

Fall Student Dance Concert, Nov 10–13 ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (EJM)

x

$12

x

$12

x

$56

x

$59

x

x

$58

x

$12

Ballet Hispánico, Jan. 28–29 ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (MS)

JMU Brass Band, Tues., Nov. 16 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$10

JMU Symphony Orchestra, Tues., Nov. 30 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Gina Chavez, Fri., Feb. 4 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$36

x

$39

x

x

$37

JMU Chamber Orchestra, Sun., Dec. 5 @ 2 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Amernet String Quartet, Tues., Feb. 8 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$33

x

$38

x

x

$36

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Tues., Dec. 7 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Wed., Dec. 8 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin - The Queen of Soul, Thurs., Feb. 17 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$48

x

$51

x

x

$49

Opera Spotlight: Music for Change, Feb. 11–12 ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (RH)

x

$15

x

$13

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Tues., Feb. 15 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Senior Dance Concert, Feb. 17–19 ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (EJM)

x

$12

x

$12

JMU Brass Band, Fri., Feb. 25 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Symphonic Band, Mon., Feb. 28 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Percussion Ensemble, Wed., Mar. 2 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Symphony Orchestra, Sat., Mar. 5 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Chamber Orchestra and University Choruses, Wed., Mar. 9 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU George West Jazz Festival with the JMU Jazz Ensemble, Sat., Apr. 2 @ 4 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$11

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Wed., Apr. 6 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Brass Band, Sat., Apr. 9 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Percussion Ensemble, Sat., Apr. 16 @ 2 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

x

$38

x

$42

x

x

$40

Once, Mar. 1–5 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (MS)

x

$22

x

$25

x

x

$24

Catapult, Mon., Mar. 7 @ 6:30 pm (MS)

x

$41

x

$43

x

Calefax Reed Quintet, Thurs., Mar. 10 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$34

x

$39

x

$23

x

$42

x

$37

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer, Tues., Mar. 22 @ 8 pm (MS)

x

$33

x

$38

x

x

$36

New Voices in Dance, featuring JMU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Apr. 7–10 ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

x

$14

x

$16

x

x

$15

Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Fri., Apr. 8 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$34

x

$39

x

x

$37

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, featuring the JMU Opera Theater, Apr. 12–13 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$22

x

$25

x

x

$24

JMU Jazz Ensemble, Tues., Apr. 26 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

x

$31

x

$35

x

x

$34

x

$12

Fiddlin’ with Stories, Tues., Apr. 19 @ 6:30 pm (CH)

JMU Jazz Band, Wed., Apr. 27 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$10

x

$12

x

$48

x

$51

x

x

$49

x

$12

Small Island Big Song, Fri., Apr. 22 @ 8 pm (CH)

Spring Student Dance Concert, Apr. 27–30 ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (EJM)

JMU Symphony Honors Concert, Sun., Apr. 24 @ 2 pm (CH)

x

$20

x

$23

x

x

$21

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$10

JMU Chamber Orchestra, Tues., May 3 @ 8 pm (CH)

$12

$10

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Thurs., May 5 @ 8 pm (CH)

$12

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The 40th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival (CMF), Oct. 18–20

The King’s Singers, Sat., Feb. 26 @ 8 pm (CH)

VENUES

Ellery Eskelin, saxophone, Thurs., Sept. 23 @ 7 pm (RH)

Head Over Heels, Nov. 3–7 ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

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OTHER SEASON EVENTS

Subscriber discounts are not available for these performances.

JMU FAC/STAFF & SENIOR (62+)

Songstress Sojourn, Fri., Sept. 10 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$31

x

$35

x

x

$34

The High Kings, Sat., Sept. 25 @ 8 pm (AUBC)

x

$49/$41

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$52/$44

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x

$38

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$42

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x

$40

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Oct. 12–17 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (MS)

x

$16

x

$18

x

x

$17

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JMU FAC/STAFF & SENIOR (62+)

# OF TICKETS

$14

x

$13

JMU Wind Symphony, Thurs., Sept. 30 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

RH - RECITAL HALL

JMU Symphony Orchestra, Tues., Oct. 5 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Brass Band, Thurs., Oct. 7 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

MS - MAINSTAGE THEATRE

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Tues., Oct. 12 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Chamber Orchestra, Thurs., Oct. 14 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

x

x

x

$22

x

$25

x

x

$24

Street Scene, featuring the JMU Opera Theater, Nov. 12–14 ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

CMF - Concert I: Curtis Stewart, violin, and Amanda Gookin, cello, Mon., Oct. 18 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

x

$22

x

$25

x

x

$24

CMF - Concert II: Redi Llupa, piano, Tues., Oct. 19 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Dancescapes, featuring JMU’s Virginia Repertory Dance Company, Dec. 9–12 ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

x

$14

x

$16

x

x

$15

CMF - Concert III: JMU musicians, Wed., Oct. 20 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Symphonic Band, Wed., Oct. 27 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Holidayfest: Winter Solstice, Dec. 11–12 ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (CH)

x

$20

x

$23

x

x

$21

JMU Percussion Ensemble, Mon., Nov. 1 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Piano4-té, Wed., Jan. 19 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$20

x

$23

x

x

$21

JMU Wind Symphony, Thurs., Nov. 4 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

I Wrote That One, Too… An Evening with Steve Dorff, Sat., Jan. 22 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$33

x

$37

x

x

$35

Fall Student Dance Concert, Nov 10–13 ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (EJM)

x

$12

x

$12

x

$56

x

$59

x

x

$58

x

$12

Ballet Hispánico, Jan. 28–29 ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (MS)

JMU Brass Band, Tues., Nov. 16 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$10

JMU Symphony Orchestra, Tues., Nov. 30 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Gina Chavez, Fri., Feb. 4 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$36

x

$39

x

x

$37

JMU Chamber Orchestra, Sun., Dec. 5 @ 2 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Amernet String Quartet, Tues., Feb. 8 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$33

x

$38

x

x

$36

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Tues., Dec. 7 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Wed., Dec. 8 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin - The Queen of Soul, Thurs., Feb. 17 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$48

x

$51

x

x

$49

Opera Spotlight: Music for Change, Feb. 11–12 ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (RH)

x

$15

x

$13

JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band, Tues., Feb. 15 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

Senior Dance Concert, Feb. 17–19 ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (EJM)

x

$12

x

$12

JMU Brass Band, Fri., Feb. 25 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Symphonic Band, Mon., Feb. 28 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Percussion Ensemble, Wed., Mar. 2 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Symphony Orchestra, Sat., Mar. 5 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Chamber Orchestra and University Choruses, Wed., Mar. 9 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU George West Jazz Festival with the JMU Jazz Ensemble, Sat., Apr. 2 @ 4 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$11

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Wed., Apr. 6 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Brass Band, Sat., Apr. 9 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

JMU Percussion Ensemble, Sat., Apr. 16 @ 2 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

x

$38

x

$42

x

x

$40

Once, Mar. 1–5 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (MS)

x

$22

x

$25

x

x

$24

Catapult, Mon., Mar. 7 @ 6:30 pm (MS)

x

$41

x

$43

x

Calefax Reed Quintet, Thurs., Mar. 10 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$34

x

$39

x

$23

x

$42

x

$37

Tom Crean: Antarctic Explorer, Tues., Mar. 22 @ 8 pm (MS)

x

$33

x

$38

x

x

$36

New Voices in Dance, featuring JMU’s Contemporary Dance Ensemble, Apr. 7–10 ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

x

$14

x

$16

x

x

$15

Brubeck Brothers Quartet, Fri., Apr. 8 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$34

x

$39

x

x

$37

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Gondoliers, featuring the JMU Opera Theater, Apr. 12–13 ❒ Tues. @ 8 pm ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$22

x

$25

x

x

$24

JMU Jazz Ensemble, Tues., Apr. 26 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$12

x

$10

x

$31

x

$35

x

x

$34

x

$12

Fiddlin’ with Stories, Tues., Apr. 19 @ 6:30 pm (CH)

JMU Jazz Band, Wed., Apr. 27 @ 8 pm (CH)

x

$10

x

$12

x

$48

x

$51

x

x

$49

x

$12

Small Island Big Song, Fri., Apr. 22 @ 8 pm (CH)

Spring Student Dance Concert, Apr. 27–30 ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm (EJM)

JMU Symphony Honors Concert, Sun., Apr. 24 @ 2 pm (CH)

x

$20

x

$23

x

x

$21

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JMU Madison Singers and Chorale, Fri., Apr. 29 @ 8 pm (CH)

$12

$10

JMU Chamber Orchestra, Tues., May 3 @ 8 pm (CH)

$12

$10

JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, Thurs., May 5 @ 8 pm (CH)

$12

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The 40th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival (CMF), Oct. 18–20

The King’s Singers, Sat., Feb. 26 @ 8 pm (CH)

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Ellery Eskelin, saxophone, Thurs., Sept. 23 @ 7 pm (RH)

Head Over Heels, Nov. 3–7 ❒ Wed. @ 8 pm ❒ Thurs. @ 8 pm ❒ Fri. @ 8 pm ❒ Sat. Mat. @ 2 pm ❒ Sat. @ 8 pm ❒ Sun. Mat. @ 2 pm (MS)

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