Marimba Orchestra and Friends

Saturday, March 29 @ 8 pm



This musical favorite returns to the line-up with performances by internationally acclaimed marimbist and percussionist Kevin Bobo, faculty guest artist Dr. Andrew Connell, and JMU's Orchestra. Students will join Mr. Bobo for a presentation of Boboland, a work that shows the world through the eyes of a three-year old. The music highlights Mr. Bobo's wizardry on the marimba, as well as the constant changing of emotions, and fun and interesting sounds that a youngster makes. Also featured is a Brazilian-street parade leading into a performance by Dr. Connell with the Steel Band and a Salute to Astor Piazolla, which includes beautiful renditions of the tango courtesy of adjunct dance faculty artist Edwin Roa.

A Forbes Family Fun event.


  • American Shakespeare Center Wins Forbes Center's 2016 Circle of Excellence in the Arts Award

  • The Havana Cuba All-Stars bring the music of their rich culture to America for the first time!

  • Renowned British actor Julian Sands delivers a solo tour-de-force in "A Celebration of Harold Pinter" 

  • Experience masterful musicianship by the Grammy-nominated National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine!