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Home | Performing Arts
21 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)
22 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)
23 Decades Rewind
  Dates: February 22, 2017, Wednesday
Location: Paramount Theater
  Decades Rewind is a new theatrical music journey, unlike anything you've seen or heard before, rewinding through 30 years of the greatest music of our times! Get ready to have your memories brought to life by an 8 piece band and...(more)
24 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)
25 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)
26 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)
27 Marion Grodin
  Dates: March 11, 2017, Saturday
Location: The Tin Pan
  Marion started out as a staff writer for the network sitcoms “It’s a Living” and “Princesses”, was put under contract to Twentieth Century Fox, and later went on to sell six screenplays. Just as she was about to embark on her...(more)
28 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)
29 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)
30 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)
31 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)
32 Harlem Quartet
  Dates: March 28, 2017, Tuesday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  The Harlem Quartet is “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent” (The Cincinnati Enquirer). The Quartet aims to advance diversity in classical music, engaging young and new audiences through varied repertoire and works by...(more)
33 New Voices in Dance Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble
  Dates: March 30, 2017 - April 2, 2017, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Come and witness the rising talent of the next generation of choreographers in this concert featuring works by selected JMU dance majors. The performance will also include dances by world-renowned choreographer Doug Varone, up-and-coming New York-based Nadia Tykulsker, and faculty artist...(more)
34 God Save the Queens: A Salute to Rock Royalty
  Dates: April 1, 2017, Saturday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Two esteemed vocal ensembles from the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C. will come together to sing new arrangements of music by rock legends Elvis, Queen, Prince, Madonna, Adele, and more! This incredible evening benefits the Valley AIDS Network (affiliated with...(more)
35 Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado
  Dates: April 13, 2017 - April 14, 2017, Thursday, Friday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Boasting a masterful script and incredible score, The Mikado joins The Pirates of Penzance and H.M.S. Pinafore as one of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan’s comic opera masterpieces. Love is in the air in the town of Titipu, Japan, ruled by...(more)
36 Turtle Island Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut: Jelly, Rags & Monk
  Dates: April 22, 2017, Saturday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  The Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet teams up with extraordinary jazz pianist Cyrus Chestnut to present a brand new program that embraces a range of composers—from the giant of ragtime and jazz, Jelly Roll Morton, to Thelonious Monk, a modern jazz...(more)
37 JMU Symphony Honors Concert
  Dates: April 23, 2017, Sunday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  Experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition. Majors from each of the five areas of the School (woodwinds, brass and percussion, strings, piano, and voice) compete in the competition. Two...(more)
38 Riverdance
  Dates: April 25, 2017, Tuesday
Location: John Paul Jones Arena
  Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour is an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of...(more)
39 Picnic
  Dates: April 25, 2017 - April 30, 2017, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  By William Inge Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Play It’s Labor Day, 1953, and as summer gives way to autumn and freedom to the obligations of work and school,...(more)
40 Community Collage Concert
  Dates: May 13, 2017, Saturday
Location: Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, James Madison University
  This new concert featuring artists and ensembles from the Shenandoah Valley combines performance, education and dialogue to engage audiences of all ages. Harrisonburg’s own Friendly City Chamber Players, a professional chamber music group, and The Valley 7, a vocal chamber ensemble,...(more)
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