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Home | Performing Arts
21 Holidayfest: Dreams of the Nutcracker
  Dates: December 3, 2016 - December 4, 2016, Saturday, Sunday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Featuring the JMU Chorale and Symphony Orchestra Join the JMU Chorale and Symphony Orchestra for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra, featuring selected movements from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Also featured is a holiday reading by a...(more)
22 The Tallis Scholars
  Dates: December 8, 2016, Thursday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Director Peter Phillips founded the Tallis Scholars in 1973, and since then the group has become the leading exponent of Renaissance sacred vocal music throughout the world. The critically acclaimed Tallis Scholars have performed in over 2,000 concerts in sacred and...(more)
23 Dancescapes Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company
  Dates: December 8, 2016 - December 11, 2016, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Choreography from across the country takes center stage as JMU’s premier dance ensemble performs work by recognized guest artists including New York choreographers Netta Yerushalmy and Kelly Bartnik, a JMU alum and former member of Virginia Rep. The company will also...(more)
24 The Family O'Brien
  Dates: January 13, 2017, Friday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Hod O’Brien, his wife Stephanie Nakasian and their daughter Veronica Swift will take the stage for an evening of jazz that will entertain audiences of all ages! A professional jazz pianist for over 60 years, O’Brien is “a masterful bop-based improviser”...(more)
25 HYPNOHYPE - Starring Asad Mecci, written by Colin Mochrie
  Dates: January 13, 2017, Friday
Location: The Tin Pan
  Hot off his two-man show with Whose Line Is It Anyway? star Colin Mochrie... Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci stars in HYPNOHYPE, a hilarious comedy/hypnosis show. Mecci's jaw-dropping performances have captivated audiences worldwide having performed for over 1.5 million people...(more)
26 Rakonto: Voices from the Valley
  Dates: January 18, 2017, Wednesday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  In his groundbreaking RAKONTO series, award-winning composer and pianist Daniel Kelly weaves together the recorded voices and stories of everyday people with photography, jazz, classical and folk music to create compelling community-based presentations. The Forbes Center commissioned Kelly’s newest project drawn...(more)
27 Sarunas Jankauskas, clarinet
  Dates: January 19, 2017, Thursday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Lithuanian-born clarinetist Sarunas Jankauskas is a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and contemporary music artist whose playing has been praised for its “exotic flair” and “smooth and seductive delicacy.” He has performed throughout the United States and Europe, appearing as a...(more)
28 An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock
  Dates: January 24, 2017, Tuesday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  One of the brightest stars of the jazz community, Pat Metheny is a 20-time Grammy-winning guitarist whose versatility is nearly without peer on any instrument. The youngest member and only fourth guitarist inducted into the Down Beat Hall of Fame in...(more)
29 James Markey, trombone
  Dates: February 2, 2017, Thursday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  James Markey joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as bass trombone in 2012 following a 15-year tenure with the New York Philharmonic as associate principal trombone (1997-2007) and bass trombone (2007-2012). Markey began his “great career” (CNN) as principal trombone of the...(more)
30 The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket
  Dates: February 5, 2017, Sunday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Henry and Bucket are best pals, although sometimes you wouldn’t think so! Like all good friends, they have their ups and downs, their battles and reconciliations, their shared adventures and, at times, their need for space. But as long as these...(more)
31 Opera and the Jazz Age
  Dates: February 10, 2017 - February 11, 2017, Friday, Saturday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  In the tumultuous and raucous years wedged between the two world wars, music took on new harmonies, haunting melodies and captivating rhythms. Students from the JMU Opera Theater are poised to launch their careers, and this tribute to opera born out...(more)
32 The 36th Annual JMU Contemporary Music Festival
  Dates: February 14, 2017 - February 16, 2017, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Featuring the music of Augusta Read Thomas (three concerts) Described by The New Yorker as “a true virtuoso composer,” Augusta Read Thomas is a Grammy Award winner whose work embodies “unbridled passion and fierce poetry,” according to the American Academy of...(more)
33 Guys and Dolls
  Dates: February 21, 2017 - February 26, 2017, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows Roll the dice and fall in love with one of the greatest musicals of all time! This American classic,...(more)
34 The National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine
  Dates: February 24, 2017, Friday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Volodymyr Sirenko, Artistic Director and Conductor Theodore Kuchar, Principal Guest Conductor Direct from Kiev, the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine is one of the finest symphony orchestras in Eastern Europe. Formed in 1918, NSOU has played premiere performances of works by...(more)
35 Brahms' Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op. 54
  Dates: February 28, 2017, Tuesday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  The Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op. 54 is regarded as a masterpiece of Johannes Brahms’ choral works. Based on Friedrich Hölderlin’s epic poem, Hyperion’s Schicksalslied, this masterwork premiered in 1871 in Karlsruhe, Germany. A study in the Romantic period compositional technique...(more)
36 Last of the Red Hot Lovers
  Dates: February 28, 2017 - March 1, 2017, Tuesday, Wednesday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  By Neil Simon Walnut Street Theatre In this freshly conceived production of Neil Simon’s classic by the acclaimed Walnut Street Theatre, true comedy ensues when a modern man faced with a midlife crisis looks for something new and different, but ends...(more)
37 Friendship - Sweetest Balm of Life: A Choral Celebration
  Dates: March 14, 2017, Tuesday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Two powerful choral programs come together for one great evening of song! James Madison University’s Chorale and Madison Singers will share the stage with the Florida State University Singers, performing works from FSU’s Spring 2017 Tour, Friendship – Sweetest Balm of...(more)
38 Doug Varone and Dancers
  Dates: March 15, 2017, Wednesday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Doug Varone and Dancers continues to command worldwide attention for its expansive vision, versatility and technical prowess. The New York-based contemporary dance company features “thrilling, mesmerizing work” (The Village Voice) by internationally acclaimed choreographer Doug Varone. An...(more)
39 The Five Irish Tenors
  Dates: March 19, 2017, Sunday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Direct from Dublin, Ireland One of Ireland’s most popular vocal ensembles embarks on its first-ever North American tour to provide a concert experience for the ages! Fusing Irish wit and boisterous charm with lyricism, dramatic flair and operatic style, the Five...(more)
40 Sing Out! An A Cappella Celebration
  Dates: March 22, 2017 - March 23, 2017, Wednesday Thursday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  The a cappella craze continues! Join JMU’s amazing a cappella groups as they return to the Forbes Center for this lively, annual concert! This year’s Sing Out also features a cappella groups from Harrisonburg High School and Rockingham County Public Schools....(more)
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