Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards

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FORBES CENTER

FRI-WED, FEB 27-APR 15


The Circle of Excellence in the Arts Awards are co-sponsored by the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts, the Arts Council of the Valley, and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at James Madison University. These awards recognize those individuals and organizations in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley that enhance and strengthen the cultural community by promoting and advocating for artistic excellence. Up to two awards are awarded annually in recognition of a Shenandoah Valley visual or performing artist, arts administrator, or arts educator whose creative and superior accomplishments in the arts have improved… More

James Madison

LISANBY MUSEUM - FESTIVAL CONFERENCE & STUDENT CENTER

MAR 16-MAY 8


Curated by Outreach & Engagement’s Madison Institutes in conjunction with James Madison Week, this exhibit examines the life and work of our university’s namesake and Father of the United States Constitution. The exhibit will include items on loan from James Madison’s Montpelier as well as artifacts from the university’s own collection. More

Avenue Q

Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx; Book by Jeff Whitty

Winner of the 2004 Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score

STUDIO THEATRE

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FRI-WED, APR 17-22


This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. While the residents seem nice, it’s clearly not an ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his newfound friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Mature audiences: Sexual content, language, adult themes More

Enjoy this two-part choral and symphonic celebration! First, experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition. Next, join the JMU Symphony Orchestra and Chorale for the transcendent masterwork Gloria by composer Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). More

JMU Jazz Band

CONCERT HALL

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TUE, APR 21
APR 21 CANCELLED


The Jazz Band will now perform with the Jazz Ensemble on 4/22. The JMU Jazz Band was founded in 1971. More
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WED, APR 22


The JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band were founded in 1971. JMU jazz groups have performed at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Terrace Theater, Montreux International Jazz and Blues Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival and Virginia Music Educator's Association annual convention. More
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THU, APR 23


The Madison Singers is the advanced, auditioned choral chamber ensemble at JMU. Ranging from 60-80 voices, the JMU Chorale is an auditioned and highly select choir. More

This exciting music event returns for a fifth season with performances by faculty guest artist Dr. Andrew Connell, as well as JMU’s Marimba Orchestra, Brass Band and Madison Singers. A Forbes Family Fun event. More

Director's Fest

STUDIO THEATRE

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SUN, APR 26


Join us for a festival of 10-minute plays directed and designed by JMU School of Theatre students. Contains adult language and content. More
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SUN, APR 26


The Wind Symphony, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, is the premier woodwind, brass and percussion ensemble at JMU. The Wind Symphony is committed to performing the great works of the wind-band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition. More

Beth Chandler, flute

with Paulo Steinberg, piano

RECITAL HALL

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MON, APR 27


Beth Chandler enjoys a career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and teacher. She is in demand as a guest artist at universities and festivals throughout the United States and abroad. Chandler takes the stage fellow JMU faculty member Paulo Steinberg, who is an active recitalist and collaborative pianist. More

The Cherry Orchard

By Anton Chekhov

MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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TUE-SUN, APR 28-MAY 3


In this funny, elegant and heartbreaking play, Chekhov’s cast of eccentric characters face the dawning of a new Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Madame Ranevskaya and her family of aristocrats are on the verge of bankruptcy. Lopakhin, a rags-to-riches merchant, has a plan to help the family keep their fortune. But is the reluctant Ranevskaya willing to pay the price? Features students from JMU's School of Theatre and Dance. More
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TUE, APR 28


This concert features performances by the JMU Treble Chamber Choir and the University Men's, Women's and Combined Choruses. The JMU Treble Chamber Choir and the University Men’s and Combined Choruses are under the direction of Dr. W. Bryce Hayes. The University Women’s Chorus is under the direction of Dr. Jo-Anne van der Vat-Chromy. More