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201 8 -2019 UNIVERSI TY O F RI C H MO ND MODLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS


WE L C O M E The arts are a catalyst for connection,

of American cultural arts. The Department

conversation, and exploration. Through the

of Music will present a strong international

arts, we are able to connect with diverse

and cultural series of events through their

cultures, ideas, and experiences that enrich

free concert series and through the Tucker-

our community.

Boatwright Festival of Literature and Arts. The Department of Theatre and Dance will

The Modlin Center for the Arts 2018-2019

present an array of thoughtful productions,

season reflects the University of Richmond’s

sure to cultivate dialogue on contemporary

dedication to creating an intellectually

issues, and this year the department, Modlin

vibrant and collaborative community. In

Center, and University will offer these

curating the season of Modlin Arts events,

performances free to the public. We are proud

and in collaboration with the Departments

to continue offering a wide range of events,

of Music, Theatre and Dance, and University

from concerts to artistic viewpoint discussions

Museums, we present a journey of insightful,

that are free and open to the public.

educational, and international programming that entertains and engages as well as

We wish to thank our programmatic partners

inspires and challenges.

and our members for supporting the Modlin Center and making such a wide range of

Our 2018-2019 season offers a world-class

engaging programs available to our patrons.

selection of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, live broadcasts, conversation, and educational

Join us on this rich journey and explore all our

outreach. We are delighted to welcome

offerings – remember to check our website for

artists from Israel, Egypt, China, Mongolia,

new programming additions. I look forward to

Greece, Canada, Ireland, and in various

seeing you at our events.

disciplines across our diverse and rich wealth

Best,

Deborah S. Sommers Executive Director

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JA ZZ S E RI E S

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C LASS I CA L & C H A M B E R S E R I E S

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DA N CE S E RI E S

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TH E ATRE , CO M E DY, & S P EC I A L E V E N TS S E R I E S

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FA M I LY & YO U N G AUD I E N C E S E R I E S

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SCH O O L SE RI E S

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BROA DC AST SE RI E S

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U R DE PA RT M E N T O F M US I C

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U R DE PA RT M E N T O F T H E AT R E & DA N C E

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U R M U SE U M S

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GE N E RA L I N FORM AT I O N

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M E M BE RS H I P

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SEASON CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER FRI. 7

7:30 PM

Los Pleneros de la 21

THUR. 13

7:30 PM

Youssra El Hawary, On tour as part of Center Stage

THUR. 20

7:30 PM

Dina Elwedidi, On tour as part of Center Stage

SUN. 23

7:30 PM

Red Molly

WED. 26

7:30 PM

An Ode to Leontyne Price, Colour of Music Festival

THUR. 27

7:30 PM

Hair & Other Stories, Urban Bush Women

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7:30 PM

Middle Eastern Connections featuring Richmond Symphony

SUN. 7

3:00 PM

Family Arts Day Celebration featuring Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition, Theatre Heroes

FRI. 19

7:30 PM

Dover Quartet with Peter Serkin, piano

SAT. 20

7:30 PM

Turn It Up! The New Sound of New Orleans featuring The Soul Rebels, Christian Scott, and Tonya Boyd-Cannon

SUN. 21

2:00 PM

The Nature of Forgetting, Theatre Re

WED. 24

7:30 PM

Molly Tuttle

FRI. 26

7:30 PM

Thousands of Miles, Kate Lindsey and Baptiste Trotignon

SUN. 4

7:30 PM

Songs of Freedom, Music Director, Ulysses Owens Jr. featuring René Marie, Alicia Olatuja, and Theo Bleckmann

THUR. 8

7:30 PM

Danish String Quartet

FRI. 9

7:30 PM

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer

SUN. 11

3:00 PM

Imagination Movers

FRI. 16

7:30 PM

I’m With Her featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan with special guest The Brother Brothers

FRI. 30

7:30 PM

Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, The Charenée Wade Quartet

THUR. 6

7:30 PM

Hey, Merry Christmas!, The Mavericks

SAT. 8

7:00 PM

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The University of Richmond’s 2018-2019 Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts will be hosted by the Department of Music in collaboration with Modlin Center for the Arts, Richmond Symphony, UR Chaplaincy, UR Religion, UR Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, UR Museums, UR Art, UR International Film Series, UR INTC, RVA Sound Festival, Hindu Cultural Center, and Islamic Center of Central Virginia. This year’s events will focus on the theme “Beyond Exoticism,” investigating expression across difference and examining the ways in which artists maintain, resist, reject, and critique the exoticizing and self-exoticizing impulse. The festival will focus on new, emerging voices through a series of original commissions, and will feature a world premiere of a new work for chorus and symphony by Reena Esmail.

Tucker-Boatwright events listed in this brochure are designated with the Tucker-Boatwright logo. For a full schedule of events and descriptions, visit as.richmond.edu/tucker-boatwright

JANUARY FRI. 18

7:30 PM

It’s Not You, It’s Me –The Second City, The Second City

WED. 23

7:30 PM

Southeast Asian Connections featuring Richmond Symphony

FRI.-SAT. 25-26

7:30 PM

Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

THUR. 31

7:30 PM

Saloon: A Musical Acrobatic Adventure, Cirque Éloize

FEBRUARY FRI. 1

7:30 PM

Sounds of China

THUR. 7

7:30 PM

Danill Trifonov, piano

FRI. 15

7:30 PM

An Evening with Branford Marsalis

WED.-FRI. 20-22

7:30 PM

Two Pints, Abbey Theatre Ireland

FRI. 22

7:30 PM

South Asian Connections featuring Richmond Symphony

SAT. 23

3:00 & 7:30 PM

Two Pints, Abbey Theatre Ireland

SUN. 24

3:00 PM

Two Pints, Abbey Theatre Ireland

THUR. 28

7:30 PM

Shanghai Quartet with David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano

MARCH SAT. 2

7:30 PM

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration featuring Eileen Ivers

WED. 6

7:30 PM

Currents, Mayumana

FRI. 8

7:30 PM

Banda Magda

SUN. 10

3:00 PM

The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System, TheaterWorksUSA

SAT. 16

7:30 PM

Del and Dawg

WED. 20

7:30 PM

The Pigeoning

SAT. 23

7:30 PM

Venezuela, Batsheva Dance Company

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APRIL THUR. 4

7:30 PM

Anda Union

FRI. 12

7:30 PM

Takács Quartet

SAT. 13

7:30 PM

John Scofield’s Combo 66 featuring Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer, and Bill Stewart

THUR. 25

7:30 PM

Warped, Paper Doll Militia

SAT. 27

7:30 PM

It’s All About Love, Starring Maceo Parker and featuring The Maceo Parker Big Band

A full list of NT Live and Bolshoi Ballet Broadcasts is available on page 32.

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OCTOBER THUR.-SAT. 4-6 7:30 PM

Antigone by Sophocles

SUN. 7 2:00 PM

Antigone by Sophocles

NOVEMBER THUR.-SAT. 15-17 7:30 PM

The Story by Tracey Scott Wilson

SUN. 18 2:00 PM

The Story by Tracey Scott Wilson

FEBRUARY THUR.-SAT. 7-9 7:30 PM

Production Studies III Showcase

SUN. 10 2:00 PM

Production Studies III Showcase

MARCH FRI.-SAT. 1-2 7:30 PM

IN/MOTION, University Dancers 34th Annual Concert

SUN. 3 2:00 PM

IN/MOTION, University Dancers 34th Annual Concert

APRI L THUR.-SAT. 18-20 7:30 PM

Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori

SUN. 21 2:00 PM

Caroline, or Change by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori

D E PA R TMEN T OF M U SIC EVENT CALENDAR AUGUST WED. 29 7:30 PM

Music Faculty Showcase

SEPTEMBER WED. 5 7:30 PM

David Esleck Trio

THUR. 13 4:00 PM

Film Screening: Brasileirinho

THUR. 13 7:00 PM

Trio Brasiliero, Tucker-Boatwright Festival Kick Off

FRI. 14 7:30 PM

Film Screening: Brasileirinho

FRI. 14 7:30 PM

Family Weekend Concert

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MON. 1 7:30 PM

Call to Prayer: Creative Liturgy in Transcultural Islamic Practice, part of Sound Arts Richmond

WED. 3 7:30 PM

Middle Eastern Connections featuring Richmond Symphony

WED. 10 7:30 PM

Mohican Songs of the Spirit, Bill Miller

WED. 17 7:30 PM

Mike Davison and The Latin Jazz Messengers

SUN. 28 3:00 PM

UR Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale

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Third Practice Electroacoustic Music Festival*

WED. 14 7:30 PM

UR Jazz and Contemporary Combos

SUN. 18 7:30 PM

UR Wind Ensemble

WED. 28 7:30 PM

UR Symphony Orchestra

DECEMBER SUN. 2 3:00 PM

Global Sounds

MON. 3 7:30 PM

UR Chamber Ensemble

TUE. 4 7:30 PM SUN. 9

5:00 & 8:00 PM

The Story of Latin Jazz: From Today to Yesterday, Cuban Spectacular 45th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols

JANUARY WED. 23 7:30 PM FRI. 25 3:00 PM

Southeast Asian Connections featuring Richmond Symphony Film Screening: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

FRI. 25 7:30 PM

Film Screening: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

SAT. 26 7:30 PM

Traditional Balinese Shadow Play with Gusti Sudarta, Shadow Master, accompanied by Gamelan Raga Kusuma

SUN. 27 7:30 PM

Film Screening: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

FEBRUARY SUN. 3 3:00 PM MON. 11 7:30 PM FRI.-SUN. 22-24

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Richard Becker, piano The Richmond Piano Trio Contested Frequencies: Sonic Representation in the Digital Age

FRI. 22 7:30 PM

South Asian Connections featuring Richmond Symphony

SAT. 23 7:30 PM

Hide/Melt/Ghost: Writing the Early History of African American Music, Neumann Lecture on Music, Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, speaker

MARCH SUN. 3 3:00 PM

UR Schola and Women’s Chorale

WED. 6 7:30 PM

Paul Hanson, piano

THUR. 7 7:30 PM

Stay on It, Eighth Blackbird

SUN. 24 3:00 PM

Duo Piano Recital with Richard Becker and Doris Wylee-Becker

APRIL MON. 1 7:30 PM

Bruce Stevens, organ

WED. 3 7:30 PM

UR Jazz and Contemporary Combos

SUN. 7 3:00 PM

Global Sounds

WED. 10 7:30 PM

UR Symphony Orchestra

THUR. 11 7:30 PM

UR Jazz Ensemble

SAT. 13 8:00 PM

Altria Masterworks 7, Influence of the World featuring Richmond Symphony, Dominion Energy Center

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SUN. 14 3:00 PM

Altria Masterworks 7, Influence of the World featuring Richmond Symphony, Dominion Energy Center

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MON. 15 7:30 PM

UR Wind Ensemble

MON. 22 7:30 PM

UR Chamber Ensembles

*Visit thirdpractice.org for a full schedule of events.

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MODLIN ARTS AND UR DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE PRESENT

Lo s P l e ne ro s de la 21

LOS PL E N E R O S D E L A 21 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre General Admission $20 | Modlin Subscriber $16 “The melodies are gorgeous and tunes perfectly arranged.” – The New York Times

Sponsored in part by The Cultural Affairs Committee.

From the heart of El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) comes Los Pleneros de la 21 (LP21). Founded in 1983 by National Heritage Fellow, Juan Gutiérrez, LP21’s 12-piece ensemble resurrects the African-rooted plena and bomba musical styles of Puerto Rico. Three generations of Puerto Rican musicians, dancers, and artisans set complex vocal harmonies to the rhythms of plena and bomba drums resulting in what Billboard praised as “exhilaratingly deep Latino explorations of Afro-Cuban grooves.”

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT & AFTER PARTY Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with members of the ensemble at 6:30 PM. Join us in the theatre lobby after the performance for an after-party with music, dancing, and refreshments to celebrate the launch of our 2018-2019 season.

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YO USSRA E L HAWA R Y ON TOUR AS PART OF CENTER STAGE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $28 | Modlin Subscriber $22 “I’m totally hooked on music by this folkie-ish, indie-ish, chanson-ish singer/songwriter from Egypt armed not with a guitar, but ... an accordion.” – NPR, All Songs Considered Youss ra El H awa ry

Innovative, socially aware, personal, and original describe Egyptian singer, songwriter, composer, and accordionist Youssra El Hawary. Following the release of her first music video “El Soor” (“The Wall”), a sly commentary about the political situation in Egypt, El Hawary has become an outspoken voice for change who chronicles the stories of everyday life. In performance, her charm is matched by her nimble compositions and soulful sound.

The presentation of Youssra El Hawary is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. This performance is also sponsored in part by The Cultural Affairs Committee.

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ON TOUR AS PART OF CENTER STAGE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $28 | Modlin Subscriber $22 With her powerful, nuanced voice and sophisticated style, Egyptian singer and composer Dina Elwedidi has carved herself a critical place in the global music scene, creating music that she describes as New Egyptian Folk and Arab Fusion. A protégé of the great Brazilian music icon Gilberto Gil, Elwedidi’s original songs draw on folklore, rituals, and early twentieth-century popular music, as well as global ideas and explorations.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with Dina Elwedidi at 6:30 PM.

The presentation of Dina Elwedidi is part of Center Stage, a public diplomacy initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. General management is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. This performance is also sponsored in part by The Cultural Affairs Committee.

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Red Mo lly

R ED MO L LY SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 “Femme Phenom! Red Molly is unstoppable”

– SiriusXM

Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro™), Molly Venter (guitar), and new band members Eben Pariser (electric guitar) and Craig Akin (upright bass), both from Roosevelt Dime, weave together the threads of American music — from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk — as effortlessly as they blend their voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies.

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TURN IT UP! THE NEW SOUND OF NEW ORLEANS FEATURING

THE SOUL REBELS, C H R I S T I A N S C O T T, A N D T O N YA B O Y D - C A N N O N SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $40 | Modlin Subscriber $32

On tour for the first time together, The Soul Rebels, an eight-piece brass band; Christian Scott, GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter; and Tonya Boyd-Cannon, 2015 finalist on NBC’s The Voice, honor the legacy of their musical heritage and highlight the modern vibrancy of New Orleans music and culture as it exists today.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with the performers at 6:30 PM.

M o l l y Tuttl e

M OLLY T U T T L E WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $28 | Modlin Subscriber $22 “[Molly Tuttle] sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive.”

– American Songwriter Magazine

A beautiful voice and sensitive songwriting are hallmarks of the award-winning virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Molly Tuttle, but it’s her fiery guitar playing that has solidified her place in history. In 2017, Tuttle was awarded Guitar Player of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association, the first female to receive the honor in the organization’s history.

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K ATE L I ND S EY A N D BA PTISTE T R OT I G N ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 Closing the distance between classical music and Broadway, between the old and new worlds, between opera and jazz, Thousands of Miles was born out of an encounter between mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey and jazz pianist Baptiste Trotignon. Enjoy this rich and varied program centered around the songs of Kurt Weill, from “Nanna’s Lied” and “Trouble Man,” to classics from The Threepenny Opera and Lost in the Stars. Lindsey and Trotignon released a joint album, Thousands of Miles, in 2017 that “goes far beyond a simple fusion of jazz and classical.” (Crescendo)

Kate L i nds ey a nd B a pti ste Troti gnon

Sponsored in part by The Cultural Affairs Committee.

The evening’s program will include compositions by Kurt Weill, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alexander von Zemlinsky, and Alma Mahler.

SONGS OF FREEDOM

MUSIC DIRECTOR, ULYSSES OWENS JR.

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RENÉ M A R IE, A LICIA O L AT UJ A, A N D TH E O B LECK M A N N FEATURING

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $40 | Modlin Subscriber $32 Under the direction of GRAMMY® Award-winning drummer, Ulysses Owens Jr., the 1960s are explored through the work of three prolific artists: Joni Mitchell, Abbey Lincoln, and Nina Simone — all of whom have made an indelible mark in American music. Each artist expressed freedom in different ways: Joni composed and sang about the freedom of love; Abbey expressed freedom of her individuality and race through her lyricism; and Nina demanded freedom politically through song.

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To effectively deliver this vast repertoire, the program features vocalists René Marie, Alicia Olatuja, and Theo Bleckmann.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with the performers, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 PM.

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Béla F lec k, Zakir Hussain, an d Ed g ar Meyer

B ÉL A F L EC K, Z A KIR H U S SAI N, A N D E D G AR M E Y E R FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $45 | Modlin Subscriber $36 Three masterful genre-benders and leading virtuosos on their respective instruments, Béla Fleck (banjo), Zakir Hussain (tabla), and Edgar Meyer (bass) move with ease among the worlds of classical, bluegrass, and world music. Together, they share an unprecedented array of projects and pairings among them that touch every geographical and stylistic corner of the musical world.

I'M WI T H H E R

SARA WATKINS, SARAH JAROSZ, AND AOIFE O'DONOVAN WITH SPECIAL GUEST THE BROTHER BROTHERS

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $45 | Modlin Subscriber $36 A band of extraordinary chemistry and exquisite musicianship, I’m With Her features Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan. Collectively, the multi-GRAMMY® Award-winners have released several solo efforts, co-founded two seminal bands (Nickel Creek and Crooked Still), and contributed to critically acclaimed albums from a host of esteemed artists.

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The trio’s debut release, See You Around, has garnered acclaim for the unique blend of instrumental interplay and indelible harmonies. The New York Times praised their songs as “folky on the surface and skeletal, yet intricate within. They carry tales that are both intimate and far-reaching, involving heartbreak, separation, resilience, mortality and constant, restless travels.”

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $50 | Modlin Subscriber $40 The genre-defying Mavericks are putting their own twist on the holidays! In support of their upcoming album Hey! Merry Christmas!, The Mavericks are bringing holiday cheer to the Modlin. Blending elements of rock, swing, soul, Latin, folk, blues, and country has been a unique hallmark of The Mavericks’ sound and has netted the group a long list of awards and nominations from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music Awards, and GRAMMYŽ Awards. Join us for a new Christmas tradition the whole family will enjoy!

S OU NDS O F CHIN A FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019 | 7:30 PM

S ounds of C hi na

Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 Led by artistic director and composer Ma Jiuyue, Sounds of China features an outstanding ensemble of contemporary Chinese folk musicians blending the ancient and modern by combining traditional Chinese music with modern arrangements. The group incorporates traditional Chinese instruments such as erhu (a two-stringed spike fiddle), liuqin (a four-stringed Chinese mandolin), xun (a globular, vessel flute), pipa (a plucked four-string lute), and guhzeng (a Chinese zither) with Western orchestral instruments. With critically-acclaimed performances throughout the United States, Sounds of China has been recognized for increasing and cultivating the appreciation and understanding of traditional Chinese music and culture. This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund: China Tour, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION

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EILEEN I VE R S SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $40 | Modlin Subscriber $32 Called “the future of the Celtic Fiddle” by The Washington Post and “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin” by The New York Times, Eileen Ivers, continues to push the fiddling tradition boundaries from a folk music staple to a fiercely fresh, powerfully beautiful, intensely driving, world stage experience. The GRAMMY‰ Award winner and Emmy-nominated Ivers has been proclaimed a “national treasure” in celebration of her thirty-plus year career as a performer, composer, producer, songwriter, band leader, educator, multi-instrumentalist, and renowned pioneer in connecting her American, Irish traditional, jazz, blues, and world roots. Join the Modlin Center for the Arts as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a post-performance reception in Booth Lobby.

D el and Dawg

D EL A N D DAWG SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $50 | Modlin Subscriber $40 For more than fifty years, legendary bluegrass musicians Del McCoury and David Grisman have defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass and acoustic fans. McCoury and Grisman join together as Del and Dawg to celebrate their friendship and music-making that started in the spring of 1963 at New York University in Greenwich Village. Together, they will offer an evening of unforgettable music that embraces a wide variety of style, genres, and traditions with their trademark dexterity and virtuosity.

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Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $28 | Modlin Subscriber $22 Journey through the grasslands of Inner Mongolia with a concert from Anda Union. Arrayed in stunning traditional Mongolian clothing, the nine-member group creates unforgettable rhythms with throat-singing and traditional instruments including the morin khuur (horse-headed fiddle) and the maodun chaoer (three-holed flute). As with all nomads, the Mongols have an oral culture, passed on from generation to generation in stories, music, and songs and thus, Anda Union sing their history. Recommended for all ages.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with members of Anda Union at 6:30 PM.

IT’S ALL ABOUT LOVE STARRING

MACEO PA R KER

AND FEATURING THE MACEO PARKER BIG BAND

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $60 | Modlin Subscriber $48 Legendary saxophonist Maceo Parker has been a common thread in the history of funk — helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons such as James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince, all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship with a cool confidence. In this special program, Maceo, along with his flawlessly tight Big Band — former members of the Ray Charles Orchestra and the Raelettes — bring together a joyful experience of all things LOVE. Anchored in music from his new album It’s All About Love (including hits from Crosby, Stills & Nash, Major Harris, Stevie Wonder, and the Isley Brothers including “Love The One You’re With,” “Love Won’t Let Me Wait,” “Isn’t She Lovely,” and “I Love You A Bushel And A Peck”), and Ray Charles material featuring each of the Raelettes, along with Maceo Parker classics such as “Soul Power” and “Pass the Peas,” it’s sure to be an evening that transports audiences to the slickest of

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eras in a performance that is positively timeless. Join the Modlin Center for the Arts as we celebrate the closing of our 2018-2019 season with a post-performance reception in Booth Lobby.

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SONGS OF FREEDOM

MUSIC DIRECTOR, ULYSSES OWENS JR.

RE N É MAR I E, A L ICIA O L AT U JA, A N D T H E O B L ECKMAN N FEATURING

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2018 | 7:30 PM More information located on page 11.

OFFERING: THE MUSIC OF GIL SCOTT-HERON AND BRIAN JACKSON

T HE CH AR E N É E WAD E QUA RT E T

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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $20 | Modlin Subscriber $16 Charenée Wade is not one to hold back or let fear stand in her way. Known for her expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, Wade evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan, two of her musical touchstones.

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Her most recent album, Offering, is the first tribute album by a woman artist to the socially conscious poet and musician Gil Scott-Heron. The Guardian calls it “a triumph of emotional empathy, intelligence, and assured technique.”

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with Charenée Wade, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 PM.

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BRANFO RD M A R S A L IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $45 | Modlin Subscriber $36 “Saxophonist Marsalis leads one of the most cohesive, intense small jazz ensembles on the scene today.” – Associated Press Branford Marsalis has stayed the course. From his early acclaim as a saxophonist bringing new energy and new audiences to jazz, he has refined and expanded his talents and his horizons as a musician, composer, bandleader, and educator. Known for the telepathic communication among its uncommonly consistent personnel, its deep book of original music replete with expressive melodies and provocative forms, and an unrivaled spirit in both live and recorded performances, the Branford Marsalis Quartet has long been recognized as the standard to which other ensembles of its kind must be measured.

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ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with Branford Marsalis, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 PM.

BA N DA MAG DA FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2019 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $20 | Modlin Subscriber $16 “The music is as French as a summer kir royale on the Côte d’Azur or as bossa nova as a day at Copacabana.”

– PRI’s The World

Led by Greek-born composer orchestrator, singer, and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda draws on the band’s global background from Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, and the United States. Moving from samba to French chanson, Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia, and AfroPeruvian lando the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, sophisticated audience participation, mid-century classics, and world “chansons” sung in six languages.

B a nda M a gda

Sponsored in part by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Jazz Touring Network, which is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional touring Program

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with Banda Magda, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 PM.

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F E A T U R I N G G E R A L D C L AY T O N , V I C E N T E A R C H E R , A N D B I L L S T E WA R T

SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $45 | Modlin Subscriber $36 Comb o 66

“(He wears) a gilded robe as the modern messiah of Sponsored in part by the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Jazz Touring Network, which is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program

‘Terminator jazz.’”

– DownBeat

Iconic GRAMMY® Award-winning guitarist John Scofield teams up with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, and drummer Bill Stewart in Combo 66, a new band that builds upon Scofield’s long legacy of masterful improvisation and stylistic diversity. Since the late 1970s, Scofield has been a major influence on jazz, continuously finding new and exciting avenues to reinvent himself as an artist. In recent years, Scofield won two consecutive Best Jazz Album GRAMMY® Awards for Past Present and Country For Old Men, for which he also won the GRAMMY® Award for Best Instrumental solo, and has received resounding critical acclaim for his 2017 release Hudson. Now, joined by three formidable artists in their own right, Scofield’s new band showcases an intricate interpretation of jazz’s limitless direction.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with John Scofield and members of the band, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon at 6:30 PM.

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UNIVERSIT Y OF RICHMOND OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT AND MODLIN ARTS PRESENT: AN ODE TO LEONT YNE PRICE

COLO U R O F M US IC FE STIVAL WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $34 | Modlin Subscriber $27 Organized in 2013, the Colour of Music Festival, Inc. is the nation’s largest black classical music organization presenting a diverse repertoire of baroque, classical, and twentieth century music at the highest of musical standards. Its goal is to give the public an opportunity to experience the talent of prodigiously gifted classical principals, composers, and performers of African descent, and the opportunity to share in their musical talents, knowledge, and inspiration. Colour of Music offers a musical kaleidoscope highlighting the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on American and world culture.

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This evening’s performance features the Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi, an all-female chamber orchestra featuring guest soloists, honoring the 91st birthday of legendary soprano Leontyne Price.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with the performers led by University President and cellist Ronald A. Crutcher at 6:30 PM.

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D OV ER Q UAR T E T WITH PET ER S E R KI N, PIANO FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Dover Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker).

Peter Serkin

Renowned pianist Peter Serkin will join Dover Quartet for this unforgettable night of music. Recognized as an artist of passion and integrity, Serkin is one of the most thoughtful solo and collaborative musicians performing today. The evening’s program will include Quartet in G Major, D. 887 by Franz Schubert and Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with members of the Dover Quartet, led by WCVE Music Classical host Mike Goldberg at 6:30 PM.

DA N IS H S T R I N G Q UAR T E T THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29

D anish St r in g Q u ar tet

Embodying the quintessential elements of a fine chamber music ensemble, the Danish String Quartet has established a reputation for their integrated sound, impeccable intonation, and judicious balance. With their technical and interpretive gifts matched by an infectious joy for music-making and “rampaging energy” (The New Yorker), the quartet’s gifts have secured them numerous awards and coveted appointments including the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two Program and the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists program. The evening’s program will include Haydn’s String Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2; Abrahamsen’s Quartet No. 1, Ten Preludes; and Beethoven’s String Quartet, No. 7 in F Major, Op. 59, No. 1 (“Razumovsky”).

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with members of the Dover Quartet, led by WCVE Music Classical host Mike Goldberg at 6:30 PM

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $40 | Modlin Subscriber $32 GRAMMY‰ Award-winning Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov will grace the Modlin Center for the Arts with an incredibly rare U.S. performance. Winner of Gramophone’s 2016 Artist of the Year award, Trifonov has made a spectacular ascent in the world of classical music as a solo artist, a champion of the concerto repertoire, a collaborator at the keyboard in chamber music and song, and a brilliant composer. His combination of consummate technique with rare sensitivity and depth is why The Times (UK) calls Trifonov “without question the most astounding pianist of our age.” The evening’s program will include Beethoven’s Andante Favori, and Sonata No. 18, Op. 31, No. 3 (“The Hunt”); selections from Schumann’s Bunte Blätter, as well as his Presto passionato, Op. 22; and Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 8.

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WITH DAVID FINCKEL, CELLO AND WU HAN, PIANO

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique, and multicultural innovations, Shanghai Quartet, now in its thirtieth season, will be joined by “America’s power couple of chamber music,” (The Wall Street Journal) esteemed classical musicians cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han, recipients

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of Musical America’s Musicians of the Year award. Shanghai Quartet’s elegant style melds Eastern music with Western repertoire, traversing musical genres from folk music to great masterpieces to cutting-edge contemporary works. The evening’s program will include Franz Schubert's final chamber work, the String Quintet in C Major (D. 956, Op. posth. 163), and Antonín Dvořák's Piano Quintet No. 2 in A Major, Op. 81, B. 155.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with the Shanghai Quartet, led by WCVE Music Classical host Mike Goldberg at 6:30 PM.

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TA K ÁC S Q UAR T E T FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $38 | Modlin Subscriber $30 GRAMMY® Award-winning Takács Quartet is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. Lauded by The New York Times for “revealing the familiar as unfamiliar, making the most traditional of works feel radical once more,” the quartet now enters its forty-fourth season. Edward Dusinberre (violin), Geraldine Walther (viola), and András Fejér (cello) will be joined with new member Harumi Rhodes following the retirement of its founding member and second violinist Károly Schranz. The evening’s performance will include String Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1 by Joseph Haydn; String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 by Ludwig van Beethoven; and String Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27 by Edvard Grieg.

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M IDDL E EAST ER N C ON N E C T I ON S WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 | UR Faculty, Staff, Students; free The evening’s performance features Mozart’s “Abduction” from the Seraglio Overture, Beethoven’s Turkish March, Kareem Roustom’s Dabke, Fazil Say’s Symphonic Dances, Charles Ives’s Country Band March, and Haydn’s Symphony No. 88.

SO U T HEAST ASI A N C ON N E C T I ON S WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 | UR Faculty, Staff, Students; free This evening’s performance features Debussy’s Pagodes and La boite a joujoux with a traditional Balinese shadow play, Evan Ziporyn’s Ngaben for Balinese gamelan and orchestra, Dewa Alit’s Open My Door, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, and the world premiere of Sumarsam’s reconstruction of the Javanese music Debussy heard at the 1889 Paris Exposition.

SO U T H ASIA N CON N E C T I ON S FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 | UR Faculty, Staff, Students; free This evening’s performance features Reena Esmail’s Avartan and a new piece for an Indian singer and orchestra; Shirish Korde’s Lalit for cello, tabla, and chamber orchestra; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $40 | Modlin Subscriber $32 “Committed, triple-threat performers who dance, sing, and act with a sometimes searing sense of truthfulness.” – The New York Times Urban Bush Women’s uniquely bold and boundary-pushing storytelling weaves contemporary dance, music, and text with the history, culture, and spiritual traditions of African Americans and the African Diaspora. Choreographed by Associate Artistic Directors Chanon Judson and Samantha Speis, Hair & Other Stories explores disquieting perceptions of beauty, identity, and race and what constitutes the freedom to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times. Crafted from personal narratives from our communities, kitchens and living rooms, social media, as well as YouTube, Hair & Other Stories is a two-and-a-half hour experience that blends dance-theater and conversations to challenge existing American values and celebrates our choices around “who we be” and “how we do!” Don’t come here for no show: we’re goin’ on a Journey!

This engagement of Urban Bush Women, Hair & Other Stories is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. This performance is also sponsored in part by The Cultural Affairs Committee.

ARTISTIC VIEWPOINT & AFTER PARTY Arrive early for a pre-performance discussion with the members of the company at 6:30 PM. Join us in the theatre lobby after the performance for an after-party with a DJ, dancing, and refreshments.

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M A R K M O R R I S DAN C E GROUP AND MUSIC ENSEMBLE FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019 | 7:30 PM SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $45 | Modlin Subscriber $36

Mar k Mor r is Dance Gro up

Renowned for its amazing technical expertise, unique artistry, and signature use of live music, the Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble has been called “the preeminent modern dance organization of our time” (Yo-Yo Ma). Since founding the company in 1980, Mark Morris has had a profound impact on the dance world, creating important new works with a singular ability to combine beautiful music, graceful movement, and brilliant wit. The program will include the lighthearted Dancing Honeymoon, with songs from the 1920s and 1930s; Numerator, set to Lou Harrison’s “Varied Trio;” and The Trout, a new work performed to Schubert’s Trout Quintet.

MODLIN ARTS AFTER WORDS Join members of Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble for a question-and-answer session following the performance.

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B at s h eva D ance Company

BATSHEVA DANCE COMPANY SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 | 7:30 PM Dominion Energy Center 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219 Reserved Seating $52 / $48 / $44 Modlin Subscriber $42 / $39 / $36

This performance will take place at Dominion Energy Center. Ticket prices for this event include a $2 per ticket restoration fee. Subscription tickets may be purchased through Modlin Center, single tickets may be purchased from Dominion Energy Center or at etix.com.

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Batsheva Dance Company, critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world, is led by Artistic Director Ohad Naharin, originator of the innovative movement language Gaga. Known for his adventurous vision and distinctive choreographic voice, Naharin is hailed as one of the world's preeminent contemporary choreographers, and widely considered to be one of the great dance pioneers of his generation. Venezuela explores the dialogue and conflict between movement and the content it represents. Naharin created Venezuela in two forty-minute sections placed in juxtaposition. In this multifaceted and compelling work, the endless possibilities of a choreographer’s craft are at play, and in turn, Venezuela calls the audience to challenge their own freedom of choice.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2018 | 2:00 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $32 | Modlin Subscriber $26 “Theatre Re creates an entrancing, poignant world, and an hour spent in it seems all too brief.” – Edinburgh Spotlight Established in 2009, Theatre Re is a London-based international ensemble creating thought-provoking and moving works that examine fragile human conditions through mime, theatre, and live music. Tom is fifty-five today. As he dresses for his party, tangled threads of disappearing memories spark him into life, unravelling as a tale of friendship, love, and guilt. The Nature of Forgetting is a powerful, explosive, and joyous piece that combines physical theatre with a live musical score to ask: what is left when memory is gone?

This engagement of Theatre Re, The Nature of Forgetting is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

MODLIN ARTS AFTER WORDS Join us for a post-show panel discussion with faculty and community experts to address questions regarding dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and caregiving challenges.

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PAUL A P O U N D S TO N E SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018 | 7:00 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $45 | Modlin Subscriber $36 Heralded as one of our country’s foremost comics, Modlin Center favorite Paula Poundstone's quick thinking and unscripted approach to comedy combined with her smart, observational humor make for an evening full of fun and laughter. Paula is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me!, the celebrated author of two books, and is recognized on Comedy Central’s list of “The 100 Best Standup Comics of All Time.”

IT’S NOT YOU, IT’S ME. –THE SECOND CIT Y

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $38 | Modlin Subscriber $30 What began as a small cabaret theater in Chicago almost sixty years ago has grown to become the most influential and prolific comedy empire in the world, developing an entirely unique way of creating art and fostering generation after generation of superstars.

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It’s Not You, It’s Me. –The Second City takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections, and the mire of human relationships. Your friends, your parents, even your blind date will find something achingly familiar to laugh at, thanks to comedy’s newest generation of writers and performers… who all fit squarely into the “it’s complicated” category!

SALOON, A MUSICAL ACROBATIC ADVENTURE

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CIR QU E É LO I ZE

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $38 | Modlin Subscriber $30 Cirque Éloize’s Saloon brings the rich legacy of the wild wild West alive in this music-packed, theatrical thrill ride. Swing open the Saloon doors and lasso up some fun for the entire family. Enter a mythical world where theatre and circus collide for an evening of non-stop live folk music combined with strength, agility, and original choreography. An acrobatic comedy full of enigmatic, colorful characters worthy of the greatest Westerns, Saloon will sweep spectators away in a mad rush of phenomenal acrobatics and artistry.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2019 | 7:30 PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2019 | 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019 | 3:00 PM Rare Olde Times, 10602 Patterson Ave, Henrico, VA 23238 General Admission $25 | Modlin Subscriber $20 Buffet Reservations $25 advance, $30 at door “Roddy Doyle is one of Ireland’s greatest writers.” – The Guardian Founded as a national theatre for Ireland by visionaries W.B. Yeats and Lady Gregory in 1904, the Abbey Theatre Ireland has always been an arena for art and ideas with its goal “to bring upon the stage the deeper emotions of Ireland.” Two men meet for a pint. Pull up a stool and listen in as they chew the fat and set the world to rights. Irish novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter Roddy Doyle’s hilarious and provocative Two Pints started as a conversation on Facebook. Now it’s a play coming to Richmond’s favorite pub, Rare Olde Times. Known for his “tender portrayals of [Irish] working class families” (The Guardian), Doyle’s work has been awarded a Man Booker Prize, an Irish PEN Award, and a BAFTA Award — Best Adapted Screenplay for The Commitments.

Sponsored in part by RV World of Virginia.

Join Rare Olde Times for a pre-show buffet beginning 1 hour and 45 minutes before each performance. A buffet menu is available at modlin.richmond.edu. Subscriber discount does not apply to meals. Buffet price includes tax and gratuity. CURRENTS

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2019 | 7:30 PM Dominion Energy Center 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219 Reserved Seating $42 / $38 / $34 Modlin Subscriber $34 / $31 / $28

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“An infectious beat and physical pyrotechnics to match.”

– The New York Times

Inspired by the historical “Battle of Currents” between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for the world, Currents takes the audience on a journey between two troupes, each representing a different view of the essence of light and electricity and each inspired by a different aesthetic and artistic approach. The show combines custom-made musical instruments, massive video art projections including videomapping on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, and eleven skilled performers in constant movement, playing on different instruments and musically juggling between different sounds.

This performance will take place at Dominion Energy Center. Ticket prices for this event include a $2 per ticket restoration fee. Subscription tickets may be purchased through Modlin Center, single tickets may be purchased from Dominion Energy Center or at etix.com.

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $18 | Modlin Subscriber $14 “… a tender, fantastical symphony of the imagination …”

– The New York Times

Frank is an office worker living in New York in the early 1980s who is obsessed with cleanliness and order. Plagued by pigeons in the park, Frank starts to believe they are plotting against him. A darkly comedic yet heartfelt adventure, The Pigeoning spins puppetry, music, video, and lo-fi special effects into an epic tale about the illusion of safety and control in the context of unexpected events. The Pigeoning takes a look at the divide between man and nature at a time when listening to the animals may be our best bet. Recent Guggenheim award-winning artist and director Robin Frohardt brings her rich aesthetic, highlydetailed constructions, and convention-breaking storytelling to this bunraku-style puppetry show performed by five puppeteers.

MODLIN ARTS AFTER WORDS Join director Robin Frohardt for a question-and-answer session following the performance.

MODLIN ARTS AND RVA'S HOST OF SPARROWS AERIAL CIRCUS PRESENT: WARPED

PAPER D O L L M I L I T I A THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2019 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $32 | Modlin Subscriber $26

Paper Do ll Militia

As pioneers in original aerial theatre, Paper Doll Militia is known for their innovative approach to choreography and poignant theatricality. Their pieces seamlessly weave dynamic physicality, aerial arts, and visual theatre with an emphasis on the mixture of modern and vintage media. With the inclusion of their unique invented aerial apparatus, Paper Doll Militia achieves their signature aesthetic — dreamy, whimsical, and dark. Co-commissioned with Richmond’s own Host of Sparrows Aerial Circus and Modlin Center for the Arts, Warped asks you to stare directly into infinity and embrace the mysteries of time. Join four quirky characters as they traverse a world of suspended gears, cranks, levers, and ropes that turn like the inner mechanisms of a giant clock. Visually rich, sometimes eerie, and always existentially engaging, Warped asks: which choices determine what reality we land in?

MODLIN ARTS AFTER WORDS

Join members of Paper Doll Militia for a question-and-answer session following the performance.

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a question-and-answer session following each performance in the Family & Young Audience series.

UNIVERSIT Y OF RICHMOND MUSEUMS AND MODLIN ARTS PRESENT:

Theatre H e roe s

FAMILY ARTS DAY CELEBRATION FEATURING CAL L OF THE WILD: I LLU ST R AT E D EDITION T HEATRE HE ROE S ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY JASON TREMBL AY PERFORMED BY NOEL GAULIN

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 FREE EVENTS BEGIN AT 1:00 PM PERFORMANCE AT 3:00 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $18 Adults | Modlin Subscriber $14 Children 12 and Under $9 Jack London’s classic tale comes to life in a one-man rendition performed by gifted storyteller Noel Gaulin. This multi-media adventure mixes classic storytelling with 180-degree projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the magnificent offspring of a St. Bernard and a Scottish Collie. Kidnapped from his lavish life on a California estate and sent to work as a sled dog during the great Klondike Gold Rush of the 1800s, Buck fights to survive and becomes the most famous dog in the history of Alaska. This thrilling tale of courage and survival features a unique mix of Philip R. Goodwin’s classical illustrations from the book’s first edition, period photographs, and new drawings and animations created by artist Michael Rae accompanied by an original score from singer/songwriter Graham Weber. Recommended for ages eight and up. Join the Modlin Center for the Arts and the University of Richmond Museums for the annual Family Arts Day Celebration, an art-centered family fun day featuring activity tables, art projects, food, and more!

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IM AG I N AT I O N M OVE R S SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2018 | 3:00 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $18 Adults | Modlin Subscriber $14 Children 12 and Under $9 “Prized by many parents for non-condescending lyrics and music that evokes the Beastie Boys or Red Hot Chili Peppers” – The New York Times “Reach high, think big, work hard, have fun!” The Imagination Movers create music that speaks to kids, not down to them and are known for their highly interactive live performances. These four friends from New Orleans went from Big Easy favorites to international sensation with their Emmy® award-winning, 75-episode Disney™ series that aired in more than fifty-five countries.

SALOON, A MUSICAL ACROBATIC ADVENTURE

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 | 7:30 PM More information located on page 26.

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THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: LOST IN THE SOL AR SYSTEM

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SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2019 | 3:00 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Reserved Seating $18 Adults | Modlin Subscriber $14 Children 12 and Under $9 When the class gets lost on the way to the planetarium, Ms. Frizzle saves the day by blasting into outer space for an epic interplanetary field trip! When rivalries threaten to tear the students apart, our young heroes must learn to pull together or risk getting forever lost in the solar system. Hop on the Magic School Bus for a ride in TheaterWorksUSA’s new musical adaptation based on the original book series published by Scholastic. Recommended for ages five and up.

T HE PIGE ON I N G WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2019 | 7:30 PM More information located on page 28.

A N DA U N I O N THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019 | 7:30 PM More information located on page 15.

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THE MODLIN ARTS SCHOOL SERIES presents live performing arts experiences that connect K-12 students to the world beyond the classroom, opening new pathways for intellectual, artistic, and cultural exploration. Open to all Richmond area K-12 schools and teachers, the series offers tickets at $7 each, free chaperone tickets, scholarship assistance, and complimentary classroom resources to provide a rich and affordable educational opportunity. Visit modlin.richmond.edu/learn for more information and to register.

CALL OF THE WILD: ILLUSTRATED EDITION

T HEATRE HE ROE S

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ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY JASON TREMBL AY PERFORMED BY NOEL GAULIN

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2018 | 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM Grades: 4-8 • Show Length: 60 minutes + Q&A More information located on page 29.

THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS: LOST IN THE SOL AR SYSTEM

TheaterWorksUSA

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MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 | 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM Grades: K-4 • Show Length: 60 minutes + Q&A More information located on page 30.

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THURSDAY, MARCH 21, 2019 | 11:00 AM Grades: 6-12 • Show Length: 60 minutes + Q&A More information located on page 28.

A NDA U NION MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2019 | 11:00 AM

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Grades: 3-12 • Show Length: 60 minutes + Q&A More information located on page 15.

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NT Live broadcasts live from the National Theatre in Great Britain, and on occasions, other theaters across the United Kingdom, to theaters and cinemas throughout the world. Though each broadcast is filmed in front of a live audience, cameras are carefully positioned throughout the auditorium to create a truly immersive experience for each production. In addition, NT Live features behind-the-scenes bonus features, including interviews with the cast and creative teams. Additional information for NT Live can be found at www.nationaltheatre.org.uk. JULIE Thursday, September 6, 2018 2 PM (Live Broadcast) | 7 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11

MACBETH Thursday, October 11, 2018 7 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11

KING LEAR Thursday, September 27, 2018 2 PM (Live Broadcast) | 7 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11

MADNESS OF GEORGE III Thursday, November 29, 2018 7 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11

DISCOVER NEW NT LIVE TITLES ADDED THROUGHOUT THE SEASON AT modlin.richmond.edu

BOLSHOI BALLET BROADCAST Pathé Live’s Bolshoi Ballet Broadcasts feature ballet productions broadcast direct from the grand Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia. Audiences will enjoy these outstanding performances with the Bolshoi principals, soloists, and corps de ballet. Each production features behind-the-scenes programming, including interviews with the cast and creative teams. Additional information for the Bolshoi Ballet can be found at www.bolshoiballetincinema.com.

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DON QUIXOTE Sunday, December 9, 2018 12:55 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11 Run time: 175 minutes

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Sunday, March 10, 2019 12:55 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11 Run time: 170 minutes

LA SYLPHIDE Sunday, January 13, 2019 12:55 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11 Run time: 120 minutes

THE GOLDEN AGE Sunday, April 28, 2019 12:55 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11 Run time: 140 minutes

LA BAYADÈRE Sunday, January 20, 2019 12:55 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11 Run time: 200 minutes

CARMEN SUITE/PETRUSHKA Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:55 PM (Encore Broadcast) Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music General Admission $14 | Modlin Subscriber $11 Run time: 140 minutes

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LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21 Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion and After Party with Los Pleneros de la 21. Details on page 8. Friday, September 7, 2018 | 6:30 PM & After Party DINA ELWEDIDI On tour as part of Center Stage Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with Dina Elwedidi. Details on page 9. Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 6:30 PM COLOUR OF MUSIC FESTIVAL Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with the performers moderated by University President Ronald A. Crutcher. Details on page 19. Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 6:30 PM Hair & Other Stories URBAN BUSH WOMEN Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion and After Party with members of Urban Bush Women. Details on page 23. Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 6:30 PM & After Party Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition THEATRE HEROES Modlin Arts After Words question-and-answer session with actor Noel Gaulin after the performance. Details on page 29. Sunday, October 7, 2018 | post-show DOVER QUARTET with Peter Serkin, piano Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with the Dover Quartet, led by WCVE Music Classical host Mike Goldberg. Details on page 20. Friday, October 19, 2018 | 6:30 PM Turn It Up! The New Sound of New Orleans CHRISTIAN SCOTT, THE SOUL REBELS, AND TONYA BOYD-CANNON Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with the performers. Details on page 10. Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 6:30 PM The Nature of Forgetting THEATRE RE Modlin Arts After Words panel discussion with faculty and community experts to address questions regarding dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and caregiving challenges. Details on page 25. Sunday, October 21, 2018 | post-show SONGS OF FREEDOM Music Director, Ulysses Owens Jr. featuring René Marie, Alicia Olatuja, and Theo Bleckmann Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with members of the band, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon. Details on page 11. Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 6:30 PM DANISH STRING QUARTET Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with the Danish String Quartet, led by WCVE Music Classical host Mike Goldberg. Details on page 20. Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 6:30 PM

IMAGINATION MOVERS Modlin Arts After Words question-and-answer session with the cast of Imagination Movers following the performance. Details on page 30. Sunday, November 11, 2018 | post-show Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson THE CHARENÉE WADE QUARTET Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with Charenée Wade, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon. Details on page 16. Friday, November 30, 2018 | 6:30 PM MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP AND MUSIC ENSEMBLE Modlin Arts After Words question-and-answer session with members of Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble. Details on page 24. Friday, January 25, 2019 | post-show Saturday, January 26, 2019 | post-show AN EVENING WITH BRANFORD MARSALIS Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with Branford Marsalis, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon. Details on page 17. Friday, February 15, 2019 | 6:30 PM SHANGHAI QUARTET with David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with the Shanghai Quartet, led by WCVE Music Classical host Mike Goldberg. Details on page 21. Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 6:30 PM BANDA MAGDA Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with Banda Magda, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon. Details on page 17. Friday, March 8, 2019 | 6:30 PM The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System THEATERWORKSUSA Modlin Arts After Words question-and-answer session with the cast of The Magic School Bus. Details on page 30. Sunday, March 10, 2019 | post-show ANDA UNION Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with members of Anda Union. Details on page 15. Thursday, April 4, 2019 | 6:30 PM JOHN SCOFIELD’S COMBO 66 featuring Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer, and Bill Stewart Artistic Viewpoint pre-performance discussion with John Scofield, led by WCVE Music Jazz host Peter Solomon. Details on page 18. Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 6:30 PM Warped PAPER DOLL MILITIA Modlin Arts After Words question-and-answer session with members of Paper Doll Militia. Details on page 28. Thursday, April 25, 2019 | post-show

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MUSIC FACULTY SHOWCASE CONCERT

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Celebrate the beginning of the academic year with members of the Music faculty who will perform classical, jazz, and world music for your listening pleasure.

DAVID ESLECK TRIO Wednesday, September 5, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music The award-winning David Esleck Trio returns for an evening of exciting, relaxing, and inspiring jazz piano. Expect to hear selections from their previous GRAMMY®-listed recordings, plus some new directions from the group named “Best Jazz Artist” in Richmond.

Middle Eastern Connections FEATURING RICHMOND SYMPHONY

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 UR Faculty, Staff, Students; free More information located on page 22.

MOHICAN SONGS OF THE SPIRIT, BILL MILLER Wednesday, October 10, 2018 | 7:30 PM Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court The Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts presents Bill Miller, GRAMMY® Award-winning Native American recording artist, performer, songwriter, activist, painter, and world-class native flute player.

MIKE DAVISON AND THE LATIN JAZZ MESSENGERS FILM SCREENING: BRASILEIRINHO Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 4:00 PM Brown-Alley Room, Weinstein Hall Friday, September 14, 2018 | 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium Mika Kaurismaki's 2005 documentary film, Brasileirinho pays tribute to choro, an overlooked and very important musical style that forms the basis for Brazilian bossa, samba, and more. Trio Brasileiro will participate in a post-film discussion on 9 /13.

TRIO BRASILEIRO Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 7:00 PM Carole Weinstein International Commons Celebrate the start of Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts with Trio Brasileiro, an awardwinning choro ensemble from Brazil.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music The Latin Jazz Messengers is one of Central Virginia’s busiest bands specializing in an eclectic blend of Cuban, Brazilian, and American jazz. Led by renowned trumpeter Dr. Michael Davison, the seven members of the Latin Jazz Messengers continue to thrill audiences with their high-energy arrangements of Latin jazz classics and hit songs by Michael Jackson and The Beatles. From the “wall of sound” horn section to the “posse” rhythm section, the group guarantees a muy caliente experience — bring your dancing shoes!

UR SCHOLA CANTORUM AND WOMEN’S CHORALE Jeffrey Riehl and David Pedersen, conductors Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 3:00 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Join the talented singers of Women’s Chorale and Schola

FAMILY WEEKEND CONCERT

Cantorum as they present a varied program of accompanied

Friday, September 14, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

and a capella works by living composers.

Enjoy the talents of the Department of Music’s large

THIRD PRACTICE ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVAL Benjamin Broening, artistic director

ensembles during Family Weekend. Featured ensembles include Women’s Chorale, Schola Cantorum, Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.

CALL TO PRAYER: Creative Liturgy in Transcultural Islamic Practice Monday, October 1, 2018 | 7:30 PM Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court Join us for a rare discussion of the Islamic call to prayer and the creative liturgy of Islamic practice featuring Yunus Khaerisman, a muezzin based in Washington D.C.; Jessika Kenney, vocal faculty from the California Institute of the Arts; and Anne Rasmussen, professor of music at the College of William and Mary. This is part of Sound Arts Richmond.

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Friday, November 2, 2018 | 7:30 PM Saturday, November 3, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Third Practice celebrates its eighteenth year of bringing new electroacoustic music and experimental video to Richmond audiences with multiple concerts of cutting-edge work for computers, instruments, video projection, and surroundsound by composers from around the globe. Third Practice features the University of Richmond’s multi GRAMMY®winning ensemble-in-residence, Eighth Blackbird, and special guests. Visit www.thirdpractice.org for details.


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45TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS Sunday, December 9, 2018 | 5:00 & 8:00 PM Cannon Memorial Chapel

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 | 7:30 PM Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court

Join the singers of Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale

From swing to rock and beyond! Don’t miss this fall

for a joyous Christmas celebration through a Festival of

concert showcasing some of UR’s finest jazz and

Nine Lessons and Carols in the tradition of King’s

contemporary musicians.

College, Cambridge.

UR WIND ENSEMBLE David Niethamer, conductor

Southeast Asian Connections FEATURING RICHMOND SYMPHONY

Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music repertoire for wind ensemble, including Gustav Holst’s First

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 UR Faculty, Staff, Students; free

Suite in E-flat for Military Band and Charles Ives’s Country

More information located on page 22.

Director David Niethamer will conduct music from the classic

Band March. Music celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein will also be performed.

FILM SCREENING: THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED

UR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alexander Kordzaia, artistic director and conductor

Friday, January 25, 2019 | 3:00 & 7:30 PM Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 7:30 PM Robins School of Business, Ukrop Auditorium

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Director Lotte Reiniger created cinematic magic with the

Maestro Kordzaia and the UR Symphony Orchestra will present 2018 Concerto/Aria Competition winner Micah Hunter-Chang performing the first movement of Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47. The program will also include Rossini’s Overture to the opera La Gazza Ladra (The Thieving Magpie) and the finale from Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43.

GLOBAL SOUNDS Andrew McGraw, director

world’s first full-length animated film in 1926. Reiniger used intricate hand-cut silhouettes to tell a story from The Arabian Nights. The film is beautifully restored to its spectacular original color and features a new orchestral recording of the original score. A demonstration by Balinese shadow master Gusti Sudarta and talk-back will take place after the film.

TRADITIONAL BALINESE SHADOW PLAY Gusti Sudarta, Shadow Master, accompanied by Gamelan Raga Kusuma

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 3:00 PM Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court Celebrate traditional music and dance from around the world with this family-friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music. Enjoy dance performances by local and visiting ensembles and stay after the show to interact with instruments, including the gamelan and drums.

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 7:30 PM Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court Balinese Master Artist Gusti Sudarta will perform a traditional Balinese shadow play as part of the TuckerBoatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts.

RICHARD BECKER, PIANO Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 3:00 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

UR CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Monday, December 3, 2018 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Department of Music Faculty Artist Richard Becker will play

Led by Joanne Kong, the UR Chamber Ensembles present an evening of music performances by student instrumentalists, vocalists, and pianists.

The Story of Latin Jazz: From Today to Yesterday CUBAN SPECTACULAR Tuesday, December 4, 2018 | 7:30 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Free, tickets required

a recital of music by Mozart, Chopin, and Schumann.

THE RICHMOND PIANO TRIO Daisuke Yamamoto, violin; Neal Cary, cello; Joanne Kong, piano Monday, February 11, 2019 | 7:30 PM Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court Richmond Symphony concertmaster Daisuke Yamamoto and principal cellist Neal Cary join UR faculty pianist Joanne Kong

Travel on a magical mystery tour from the US to Cuba and Brazil and discover the music of Latin Jazz! This annual show, led by Dr. Mike Davison will take you on a multi-media journey,

in a program of works including the Beethoven’s Trio in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3; Rachmaninoff’s Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G Minor; and Schubert’s Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 99.

experiencing the Carnivals of Rio de Janeiro and Santiago de Cuba. The show will feature the UR Jazz Ensemble, special guest Quatro Na Bossa, led by guitarist Kevin Harding and featuring singer, featuring alumna Laura Ann Singh, '02. Experience the exotic sounds and scintillating rhythms of Latin jazz!

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CONTESTED FREQUENCIES SONIC REPRESENTATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE Friday, February 22, 2019-Sunday, February 24, 2019 Multiple times, TBA Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court Part of the Tucker-Boatwright Festival, this conference will focus on issues of aesthetic decolonization, appropriation, borrowing, and influence within the context of contemporary music. The conference is free and open to the public and features scholarly and creative contributions in the form of research presentations, performances, and new commissions. UR Sy mphony O rche stra

South Asian Connections FEATURING RICHMOND SYMPHONY Friday, February 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Reserved Seating $36 | Modlin Subscriber $29 UR Faculty, Staff, Students; free More information located on page 22.

Hide/Melt/Ghost: Writing the Early History of African American Music NEUMANN LECTURE ON MUSIC Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, speaker Saturday, February 23, 2019| 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Dr. Guthrie Ramsey, musicologist, pianist, composer, and the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor of Music at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses how the musical practices of the enslaved were deployed as an important sign of humanity, a melting pot for the diversity of African cultural groups that would become African American people, and as soundtrack for paranormal events such as spirit possession. This lecture, featuring live music and film, draws upon his current book-in-progress, Soundproof: Black Music, Magic and Racial Intimacies, a history of African American music from the slave era to the present. Music did not and does not just reflect community values, it “makes” communities and creates social bonds.

UR SCHOLA CANTORUM AND WOMEN’S CHORALE Jeffrey Riehl and David Pedersen, conductors Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 3:00 PM Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court Schola Cantorum will present a preview of its concert tour program for Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia. Women’s Chorale will perform accompanied and a cappella works from several centuries of the choral repertoire.

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PAUL HANSON, PIANO Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Faculty pianist Paul Hanson performs works by Schubert, Brahms, and Scriabin.

Stay On It EIGHTH BLACKBIRD Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music As part of University of Richmond’s Tucker Boatwright Beyond Exoticism series, resident ensemble Eighth Blackbird will perform Stay On It, featuring the eponymous and iconic work of African-American composer Julius Eastman, as well as works by Angélica Negrón, Viet Cuong, and others.

DUO PIANO RECITAL Richard Becker and Doris Wylee-Becker Sunday, March 24, 2019 | 3:00 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music The Becker-Wylee Piano Duo will perform a varied repertoire of piano arrangements.

BRUCE STEVENS, ORGAN Monday, April 1, 2019 | 7:30 PM River Road Church, Baptist 8000 River Rd, Richmond, VA 23229 Faculty artist Bruce Stevens explores music of César Franck, Charles-Marie Widor, and Percy Whitlock, among others.


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UR Symph ony Orchestra

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music Swing in and have a funky night! Don’t miss this night of swing and contemporary big band jazz by UR’s premier jazz ensemble.

ALTRIA MASTERWORKS 7 Influence of the World FEATURING RICHMOND SYMPHONY

UR JAZZ AND CONTEMPORARY COMBOS David Esleck and Kevin Harding, directors Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 7:30 PM Perkinson Recital Hall, North Court

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 8:00 PM Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 3:00 PM Dominion Energy Center 600 E. Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219 Reserved Seating $10-82 20-25% discount for Modlin Subscribers with promo code UR Faculty, Staff, Students; free UR Choirs join Richmond Symphony and Chorus for its Masterworks performance at the Dominion Energy Center

Don’t miss this spring concert showcasing some of UR’s finest jazz and contemporary musicians. Both singers and instrumentalists will be featured on this diverse program.

as part of the Tucker-Boatwright Festival of Literature and the Arts. Richmond Symphony Music Director Steven Smith will conduct this evening’s program featuring Ahmed Adnan Saygun’s Ayin Raksi “Ritual Dance,” Reena Esmail’s world premiere of a new work for chorus and symphony, Claude

GLOBAL SOUNDS Andrew McGraw, director

Debussy’s Nocturnes, Colin McPhee’s Tabuh-Tabuhan, and

Sunday, April 7, 2019 | 3:00 PM Westhampton Green (Rain Location: North Court) Celebrate traditional music and dance from around the world with this family-friendly concert featuring Japanese, Indonesian, West African, Indian, and Brazilian music. Enjoy dance performances by local and visiting ensembles and stay after the show to interact with instruments, including the gamelan and drums.

Maurice Ravel’s Rapsodie espagnole. Subscription tickets can be purchased through Modlin Center, single tickets may be purchased from Dominion Energy Center or at etix.com.

UR WIND ENSEMBLE David Niethamer, conductor Monday, April 15, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

UR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Alexander Kordzaia, artistic director and conductor

The Wind Ensemble’s spring concert will feature classic and

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music

Niethamer. Student soloists will perform.

The UR Symphony Orchestra will present special guests from Wales, United Kingdom — former Royal Harpist Claire Jones, and composer, percussionist, and arranger Chris Marshall. This concert will also include a special appearance by the GreenSpring International American Youth Harp Ensemble. Listeners will enjoy the world premiere of a new concerto by Chris Marshall for harp, percussion, and large symphony orchestra, and the Berceuse and Finale from Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite.

modern repertoire for Wind Ensemble, conducted by David

UR CHAMBER ENSEMBLES Monday, April 22, 2019 | 7:30 PM Camp Concert Hall, Booker Hall of Music The UR Chamber Ensembles present an evening of music performances by student instrumentalists, vocalists, and pianists. These ensembles are coached by Department of Music faculty members and ensemble-in-residence Eighth Blackbird.

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THEATRE UR FREE THEATRE & DANCE SERIES | INCLUSIVE AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING THEATRE AND DANCE | FREE FOR EVERYONE



ANTIGONE by Sophocles | directed by Walter Schoen

Thursday–Saturday, October 4–6, 2018 | 7:30 PM Sunday, October 7, 2018 | 2:00 PM Cousins Studio Theatre Free, ticket required

IN/MOTION UNIVERSITY DANCERS' 34TH ANNUAL CONCERT directed by Anne Van Gelder costume design by Johann Stegmeir lighting design by Maja E. White

savage embrace.” – The New York Times

Friday–Saturday, March 1–2, 2019 | 7:30 PM Sunday, March 3, 2019 | 2:00 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Free, ticket required

“... a play that scoops more or less everyone up in its

In a story that is as contemporary as it is classical, this

University Dancers celebrates thirty-four years of engaging

famed Sophoclean tragedy explores the calamity produced

dance with their annual concert, IN/MOTION bringing the

by placing a headstrong young woman against an autocratic

work of innovative and talented choreographers Robert

political tyrant. The story may be straightforward and simple,

Dekkers, Norbert De La Cruz III, and Anne Van Gelder,

but the themes of power, family love, and defiance are

department faculty and University Dancers artistic director.

certainly complex.

THE STORY by Tracey Scott Wilson | directed by Chuck Mike Thursday–Saturday, November 15–17, 2018 | 7:30 PM Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 2:00 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Free, ticket required “…a conscientious and absorbing new drama.” – The New York Times

The concert will feature premiere works choreographed by Alicia Díaz, assistant professor of dance in the Department of Theatre and Dance; Richmond favorite, Starrene Foster, Founder/Artistic Director of Starr Foster Dance; Eric Rivera, assistant professor of dance in VCU’s Department of Dance and Choreography and former dancer with Ballet Hispanico; and Anne Van Gelder, University Dancers Artistic Director. Adjudicated student choreography and live music will be featured, along with costumes and lights designed by

In September of 1980, a talented, young, African-American

department faculty Johann Stegmeir and Maja E. White.

reporter named Janet Cooke wrote “Jimmy’s World,” a Pulitzer

Don’t miss these talented dancers in a variety of works from

Prize-winning article for The Washington Post. Cooke’s story

the contemporary genre in a dance concert perfect for the

told of an eight-year-old, third-generation heroin addict living

entire family.

on the dangerous streets of Washington, D.C. Public outrage pushed many social services organizations to seek out Jimmy and his family. The problem: Jimmy didn’t exist. Based on true events, The Story examines morality as the lines between truth and ambition become dangerously distorted.

PRODUCTION STUDIES III SHOWCASE Thursday–Saturday, February 7–9, 2019 | 7:30 PM Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 2:00 PM Cousins Studio Theatre, Free

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE by Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori directed by Dorothy Holland Thursday–Saturday, April 18–20, 2019 | 7:30 PM Sunday, April 21, 2019 | 2:00 PM Alice Jepson Theatre Free, ticket required “Sensational.”

– The Times

Louisiana, 1963: a Confederate statue has been toppled in

Highlighting provocative contemporary theatre, the PS III

the middle of the night, JFK has been shot, and change is

Showcase represents the culmination of two years of intense

coming. Caroline, or Change is a playful, funny, and deeply

theater study. PS III students select, produce, direct, and

moving portrait of America on the cusp of momentous

design a fully mounted, full-length play under the guidance

social change, with all of its rage, joy, hope, and pain.

of department faculty. The play the PS III students select

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner (Angels in

to produce promises to be a compelling, entertaining, and

America), with music by Tony Award-winner Jeanine Tesori,

thought-provoking evening of theatre.

this magnificent musical blends blues, gospel, jazz, Motown, classical music, and klezmer in a breathtaking score.

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS

MUSEUMS 2018-2019 EXHIBITIONS

Stitching Culture: Chinese Textiles from the Carver Collection Through May 10, 2019 | Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature Annual Student Exhibition August 22, 2018 to September 23, 2018 | Harnett Museum of Art Edward Weston: Portrait of the Young Man as an Artist August 22, 2018 to November 18, 2018 | Harnett Museum of Art Man Up! Man Down!: Images of Masculinity from the Harnett Print Study Center Collection August 22, 2018, to July 7, 2019 | Modlin Center Atrium

Edward Weston (American, 1886-1958), Juniper, Lake Tenaya, 1937, gelatin silver print on paper, 9½ x 7½ inches,

The Human Comedy: Prints and Drawings by Isabel Bishop September 14, 2018, to April 19, 2019 | Harnett Print Study Center Across Time & Space: Ceramic Vessels from the Collection September 20, 2018 to December 2, 2018 | Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature

Monterey Museum of Art, Gift of Cole Weston

Warm Worlds and Otherwise: Brittany Nelson and Danishta Rivero October 5, 2018 to December 7, 2018 | Harnett Museum of Art

© 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents

Growing Up in Civil Rights Richmond: A Community Remembers January 17, 2019 to May 10, 2019 | Harnett Museum of Art The Printed World: Masterpieces of Seventeenth-Century Printmaking from the Frank Raysor Collection and the Harnett Print Study Center Collection January 16, 2019 to March 24, 2019 | Harnett Museum of Art Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints February 13, 2019 to April 28, 2019 | Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition April 12, 2019 to May 9, 2019 | Harnett Museum of Art

University of Richmond Museums comprises the Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, the Joel and Lila Harnett Print Study Center, and the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. Museum hours: Sunday through Friday, 1:00 to 5:00 PM (8/22/2018 - 5/10/2019), Closed Labor Day Weekend (9/1-3/2018), Fall Break (10/12-16/2018), Thanksgiving Week (11/17-25/2018), Semester Break (12/8/2018 - 1/5/2019), Spring Break (3/9-17/2019), Easter Weekend (4/20-21/2019), and Summer Break (5/11/2019 - 8/20/2019). For group visits and tours, call Martha Wright at (804) 287-1258, or email mwright3@richmond.edu.

(804) 289-8276 | Admission is free to all University Museums | museums.richmond.edu

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TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED online at modlin.richmond.edu, in person at the Modlin Center box office, or by phone at (804) 289-8980. August through April, the Modlin Center box office is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, and beginning 90 minutes prior to most performances. Visit modlin.richmond.edu or phone (804) 289-8980 for a list of summer hours. All patrons must have a ticket to gain entry into the performance hall. DISCOUNTED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE for Modlin Center Members at the Partner level or above, subscribers, senior citizens age 62 and older, children age 12 and younger, groups of 20 or more, University of Richmond (UR) employees and students, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute members, and non-UR students with a valid student ID. Multiple discounts do not apply. SAFETY AND DISRUPTIONS: Please contact the Modlin Center box office to find out if a performance is suitable for young audiences. All patrons, including infants and children, must have a ticket to gain entry into the performance hall. Please be considerate of other audience members. Disruptive patrons will be asked to exit the performance hall. Use of hand-held electronic devices during performances is strictly prohibited. Use of such devices may result in confiscation of the device or removal from the venue.

ACCESSIBILITY: When purchasing tickets, please inform the box office of any required accommodations. If tickets are purchased in accessible sections by patrons that do not require accessible seating, those patrons may be moved at the discretion of house management. Large-print programs, assistive-listening devices, and earplugs are available at the will-call desk for most performances. All performance halls are accessible to persons with wheelchairs and/or limited mobility. Accessible parking is also available. Please contact the Modlin Center box office or visit modlin.richmond.edu for parking information. When attending an event, please allow time for parking and ticket retrieval. Late seating will be at the discretion of house management.

I N C L E M E N T W E AT H E R CANCELLATION: Performances will only be cancelled in cases of extreme weather conditions. If the artist(s) have arrived in Richmond, the show will likely proceed. For information regarding the status of an event, visit modlin.richmond.edu or call the box office at (804) 289-8980. Please note that refunds will not be given unless a performance is cancelled. PROGRAMS: All programs are subject to change. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL SALES ARE FINAL: Refunds will not be given unless a performance is cancelled. Subscribers and Members and the Partner Level or higher may exchange tickets for a future event up to 24 hours prior to a performance.

BECOME A MODLIN CENTER SUBSCRIBER! Purchase tickets to four or more performances to become a Modlin Center Subscriber. Subscribers enjoy the following benefits: • • • •

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PICK FOUR: Choose four or more performances to create your custom season subscription. SAVE: Modlin Center Subscribers enjoy a 20% discount on performance tickets throughout the season. GET PRIORITY ACCESS: Modlin Center Subscribers are able to purchase tickets before single-event ticket buyers. ENJOY FLEXIBILITY: Only Modlin Center Subscribers and Members at the Partner level or above are permitted to exchange their tickets.

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JOIN NOW MEMBERSHIP

BECOME A MODLIN CENTER MEMBER! Become a Modlin Center Member and be part of one of the region’s most dynamic performing arts centers. Your support is vital in our mission to present diverse and vibrant arts experiences that engage, inspire, and enrich the community on and off the University of Richmond campus. Your financial gift strengthens the Modlin Center for the Arts’ commitment to presenting a world-class selection of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, live broadcasts, conversations, education programming, and important initiatives including: •

THE MODLIN CENTER SCHOOL SERIES, which provides yearly programming to school children at a free or reduced cost to schools.

OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN FROM ARTISTS through pre-concert Artistic Viewpoints discussions, Modlin Arts After Words post-show question-and-answer-sessions, master classes, workshops, and additional free, interactive opportunities with artists.

COMMISSIONING of new works.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COMMUNITY to gather and network during pre- and post-show receptions.

TO BECOME A MODLIN CENTER MEMBER, please review the categories and benefits below and select the membership level that is right for you. You tax-deductible contributions can be made online at modlin.richmond.edu, or by entering your donation amount on the brochure order form and mailing to: Modlin Center for the Arts, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173.

M O D L I N – $100-$249

(total amount tax deductible) • Advance notice of new events • Name listed in the playbill for the 18-19 season (donation must be made before August 6, 2018)

I N V E S T O R – $1,000-$2,499

A D V O C AT E – $250-$499

(total amount tax deductible less $221) All of the above, plus: • Advance mailing of the season brochure to allow for special seating preferences • 4 drink vouchers to Corner Booth Concessions • Waived ticket processing fees for up to 10 events

PA R T N E R – $500-$999

(total amount tax deductible less $315) All of the above, plus: • 10 drink vouchers to Corner Booth Concessions • 2 complimentary ticket vouchers • Personal backstage tour available in September, December, or May

(total amount tax deductible) All of the above, plus: • Priority ticket processing of up to four tickets per show* • Advance Ticket sales for events added throughout the season

(total amount tax deductible less $160) All of the above, plus: • Priority ticket processing of up to six tickets per show* • Free ticket exchange • Invitation to member-exclusive reception prior to the Mayumana, Currents and Batsheva Dance Company performances • Autographed commemorative posters for Christian Scott, Soul Rebels, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Turn it Up, New Sound of New Orleans; Molly Tuttle; I’m with Her featuring Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan, and Sara Watkins; and Del and Dawg

S P O N S O R S – $2,500-$4,999

BACKSTAGE CIRCLE – $5,000-$9,999

(total amount tax deductible less $408.10) All of the above, plus: • Credit in printed program for co-sponsorship of one Modlin Center presenting artist event • Dinner with Executive Director Deborah Sommers at Azzurro Restaurant

PAT R O N O F T H E A R T S – $10,000+

(total amount tax deductible less $658.10) All of the above, plus: • Commissioning opportunities available • One-time waived rental fee for a reception in Booth lobby **

*Priority ticket processing applies to Modlin Center events only and does not apply to University of Richmond or outside rental client events that take place at the center. ** Mutually agreed upon date, depending on availability. Your gift may also qualify you for other recognition through the University of Richmond. For more information or questions related to tax deductibility, please contact the Office of Annual Giving at (804) 289-8052 or by email at annualgiving@richmond.edu.

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V E N U E I N F O R MAT I ON Visit maps.richmond.edu for the most current University of Richmond Campus maps. When using Google Maps or GPS, use the following address: Modlin Center for the Arts, 50 Crenshaw Way, Richmond, VA 23173.

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PHOTO CREDITS Cover: Urban Bush Women © Hayim Heron Pg. 3: UR Dancers © Christopher Risch Photography Pg. 8: Molly Tuttle © Anthony Scarlati, Los Pleneros © Andres Rodríguez Pg. 9: Youssra El Hawary © Leo Sutic Pg. 10: Red Molly © Whitney Kidder; The Soul Rebels, Christian Scott and Tonya Boyd-Cannon © CAMI; Molly Tuttle © Kaitlyn Raitz Pg. 11: Ulysses Owens Jr. © Rayon Richards; René Marie © John Abbott; Alicia Olatuja © Harrison Weinstein Photography; Theo Bleckmann © Lynne Harty Pg. 12: Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer © Jim McGuire Pg. 13: The Mavericks © David McClister; Sounds of China © Todd Rosenberg Photography Pg. 14: Eileen Ivers © Brian Mulligan Pg. 15: Anda Union © City of Chicago, Walter S. Mitchell III; Maceo Parker © Boris Breuer Pg. 16: Maceo Parker © Courtesy of Artist; Charenée Wade © Laura Diliberto Pg. 17: Banda Magda © Shervin Lainez Pg. 18: John Scofield Combo 66 © Nicholas Suttle Pg. 19: Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta; Danish String Quartet © Caroline Bittencourt; Colour of Music © Bill Struhs Pg. 20: Dover Quartet © Carlin-Ma; Peter Serkin © Kathy Chapman; Danish String Quartet © Caroline Bittencourt Pg. 21: Daniil Trifonov © Dario Acosta; David Finckel and Wu Han © Lisa-Marie-Mazzucco Pg. 22: Takács Quartet © Glenn Asakawa Pg. 23: Batsheva Dance Company © Ascaf; Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble © Christopher Duggan; Urban Bush Women © Hayim Heron Pg. 24: Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble © Christopher Duggan; Batsheva Dance Company © Ascaf Pg. 25: The Second City, Adam Archer, Greg Ott © Tim Schmidt; Theatre Re © Danilo-Moroni; Cirque Éloize © Laurence Labat Pg. 26: The Second City, Lauren Walker, Adam Archer © Tim Schmidt; Cirque Éloize © Jim Mneymeh Pg. 27: Abbey Theatre © Ros Kavanagh; The Pigeoning © Richard Termine Pg. 28: Mayumana © Zeev Roytman, source CAMI; Paper Doll Militia © Marilyn Chen Pg. 30: TheaterWorksUSA © Jeremy Daniel Photography Pg. 31: TheaterWorksUSA © Jeremy Daniel Photography Pg. 39: Edward Weston © 1981 Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents Back Cover: Theatre Re © Danilo-Moroni; Sounds of China © 2015 Todd Rosenberg Photography; UR Dancers © Christopher Risch Photography; Los Pleneros © Andres Rodríguez; Youssra El Hawary © Leo Sutic

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NT Live Broadcast: Julie, 7:00 PM Los Pleneros de la 21 Youssra El Hawary Dina El Wedidi Red Molly An Ode to Leontyne Price, Colour of Music Festival NT Live Broadcast: King Lear, 2:00 PM Hair & Other Stories, Urban Bush Women NT Live Broadcast: King Lear, 7:00 PM

Middle Eastern Connections featuring Richmond Symphony (FREE for current & retired UR faculty and staff, record as $0) Family Arts Day Celebration featuring Call of the Wild: Illustrated Edition, Theatre Heroes NT Live Broadcast: Macbeth Dover Quartet with Peter Serkin, piano Turn It Up! The New Sound of New Orleans featuring The Soul Rebels, Christian Scott, and Tonya Boyd-Cannon The Nature of Forgetting, Theatre Re Molly Tuttle Thousands of Miles, Kate Lindsey and Baptiste Trotignon

Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson, The Charenée Wade Quartet

NT Live Broadcast: Madness of King George III

Imagination Movers I'm With Her featuring Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O'Donovan with special guest The Brother Brothers

9 Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Don Quixote

8 Paula Poundstone

6 Hey, Merry Christmas!, The Mavericks

DECEMBER 201 8

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Songs of Freedom, Music Director Ulysses Owens Jr. 4 featuring René Marie, Alicia Olatuja, and Theo Bleckmann 8 Danish String Quartet 9 Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain, and Edgar Meyer

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20% discount, admissions tax, and restoration fees (for Dominion Energy Center events) are included in the prices listed below. $ TOTAL

ORDER FORM

Choose a minimum of four (4) events in the 2018-2019 season to create your own personalized Modlin Center Subscription Series.

Place your order online at modlin.richmond.edu or complete the following form and fax to (804) 287-6681 or mail to:

Modlin Center for the Arts, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173. • University of Richmond student subscription tickets are $5 per performance (available only to undergraduate, graduate, Law, and School of Continuing and Professional Studies students with a valid student ID). Student subscriptions may only be purchased in-person at the Box Office or by phone. A valid student ID is required.

• Ticket prices include a 20% subscriber discount and a 7% City of Richmond Admissions Tax.

• Ticket prices for events at Dominion Energy Center events include a $2 per ticket restoration fee.

• Renewing subscription orders must be received by noon on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to ensure seating priority.

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6 shows

2 shows

1 Sounds of China

7 Daniil Trifonov, piano

28 Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Golden Age

✝ A $2 Dominion Energy Center restoration fee has been included in the ticket price for this event.

19 Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: Carmen Suite/Petrushka

MAY 201 9

ADULT

$42 (ORCH) $39 (MEZZ) $36 (FDC)

27 It's All About Love, Starring Maceo Parker and featuring the Maceo Parker Big Band

25 Warped, Paper Doll Militia

ADULT

$34 (ORCH) $31 (MEZZ) $28 (FDC)

13 John Scofield's Combo 66 featuring Gerald Clayton, Vicente Archer, and Bill Stewart

12 Takács Quartet

4 Anda Union

APRIL 201 9

23 Venezuela, Batsheva Dance Company†

20 The Pigeoning

16 Del and Dawg

10 The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System, TheaterWorksUSA

10 Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: The Sleeping Beauty

8 Banda Magda

6 Currents, Mayumana†

2 St. Patrick's Day Celebration featuring Eileen Ivers

MARCH 201 9

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$29 $18    $32 $20    $36 $22 An Evening with Branford Marsalis    Two Pints, Abbey Theatre Ireland, 7:30 PM PERF. $20 ___ + BUFFET RESERVATION $25  5:45 ___6:00 ___  6:15___ 6:30 ___ Two Pints, Abbey Theatre Ireland, 7:30 PM PERF. $20 ___ + BUFFET RESERVATION $25  5:45 ___6:00 ___  6:15___ 6:30 ___ South Asian Connections featuring Richmond Symphony (FREE for current & retired UR faculty and staff, record as $0) $29 $18    Two Pints, Abbey Theatre Ireland, 7:30 PM PERF. $20 ___ + BUFFET RESERVATION $25  5:45 ___6:00 ___  6:15___ 6:30 ___ Two Pints, Abbey Theatre Ireland, 3:00 PM PERF. $20 ___ + BUFFET RESERVATION $25 1:1 5 ___1:30 ___ 1:45___ 2:00 ___ Two Pints, Abbey Theatre Ireland, 7:30 PM PERF. $20 ___ + BUFFET RESERVATION $25  5:45 ___6:00 ___  6:15___ 6:30 ___ Two Pints, Abbey Theatre Ireland, 3:00 PM PERF. $20 ___ + BUFFET RESERVATION $25 1:1 5 ___1:30 ___ 1:45___ 2:00 ___ Shanghai Quartet with David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano $29 $18   

FEBRUARY 201 9

31 Saloon, A Musical Acrobatic Adventure, Cirque Éloize

26 Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

25 Mark Morris Dance Group and Music Ensemble

23 Southeast Asian Connections featuring Richmond Symphony (FREE for current & retired UR faculty and staff, record as $0)

20 Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: La Bayadére

18 It’s Not You, It’s Me. –The Second City, The Second City

13 Bolshoi Ballet Broadcast: La Sylphide

JANUARY 201 9

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE 20%

Need Assistance? Call the Modlin Center box office at (804) 289-8980

NEW FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON: UR Department of Theatre and Dance performances are now free. General admission tickets are required for entry.


ORDER FORM

Need Assistance? Call the Modlin Center box office at (804) 289-8980.

STEP

1 SELECT FOUR OR MORE SHOWS:

Complete the information next to the shows you wish to attend (four or more required).

STEP

2 A D D I T I O N A L S E AT I N G R E Q U E S T S :

_______________________________________________________________________________ Seating is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you wish to be seated with other subscribers, all participating subscribers should place their orders on the same date. Every effort will be made to accommodate special seating requests, but requests are not guaranteed.

STEP

3 RIDE THE MODLIN CENTER SHUTTLE:

Indicate the number of shuttle passes needed for each Modlin Downtown event at the Dominion Energy Center. Currents

Venezuela

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | 7:30 PM (Dominion Energy Center)

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 7:30 PM (Dominion Energy Center)

Mayumana

# of passes_______ x $12 = $ ________

STEP

4 T O TA L Y O U R O R D E R :

Batsheva Dance Company

# of passes_______ x $12 = $ ________

TICKET SUBTOTAL

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SHUTTLE SUBTOTAL

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION

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STEP

6 MAIL COMPLETED ORDER FORM AND PAYMENT TO:

MODLIN CENTER FOR THE ARTS, 28 Westhampton Way, University of Richmond, VA 23173

Order forms must be received by noon on 8/1/2018 to ensure priority seating. Subscriptions can also be placed online at modlin.richmond.edu, by phone at (804) 289-8980, or by faxing the form to (804) 287-6681.


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Modlin Center for the Arts 2018-2019 Season Brochure  

Purchase tickets to four or more performances and receive 20% off of the very best in music, theatre, dance, and visual arts!

Modlin Center for the Arts 2018-2019 Season Brochure  

Purchase tickets to four or more performances and receive 20% off of the very best in music, theatre, dance, and visual arts!