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Virginia Sinfonietta with guest composer Stephen HartkePart of the Contemporary Musical Festival
Tuesday, February 16 @ 8 pm
Selections from Mendelssohn's ElijahFeaturing the JMU Madison Singers, Chorale and Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, February 21 @ 2 pm
The Wild PartyBook by Andrew Lippa. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March.
February 23-28
Metropolitan Opera Rising StarsThursday, February 25 @ 8 PM
CONCERT HALL
Moscow Festival BalletSwan Lake
March 14-15
MAINSTAGE THEATRE
 
 
 


Senior Dance Concert

EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

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THU-SUN, FEB 11-14


JMU's senior dance majors are on the verge of graduation and entering into their exciting careers as dance artists. Come watch them as they showcase their amazing work in this annual concert. More

The Sound of a Voice

By David Henry Hwang

A Studio Theatre Production

STUDIO THEATRE

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FRI-SUN, FEB 12-14


When a woman living in a desolate area of Japan welcomes a man seeking refuge for the night into her home, they both are comforted by “the sound of a voice.” Inspired by Japanese folk stories, this incredibly moving play explores the relationship—and the gamut of emotions—between two lost and lonely souls hungry for human interaction. More

Cory Band

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Hailing from South Wales, the world’s top brass band ensemble will play an eclectic and engaging collection of repertoire bursting with energetic precision in a fun and rousing concert! More

Virginia Sinfonietta with guest composer Stephen Hartke

Part of the Contemporary Musical Festival (February 16-18)

CONCERT HALL

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TUE, FEB 16


This concert includes music by guest composer Stephen Hartke, winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition, as well as a performance by Virginia Sinfonietta, which consists of faculty members from James Madison University and other universities across the Commonwealth. More

Gradus: Chamber Music of Hartke, Tower and Adams

Part of the Contemporary Music Festival (February 16-18)

CONCERT HALL

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WED, FEB 17

Chorale, Preludes and Fugues: Music of Hartke, Hilliard and Larsen

Part of the Contemporary Music Festival (February 16-18)

CONCERT HALL

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THU, FEB 18

Selections from Mendelssohn's Elijah

Featuring the JMU Madison Singers, Chorale and Symphony Orchestra

CONCERT HALL


Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah (Op. 70) is one of the epic choral masterworks of all time alongside Handel’s Messiah and Haydn’s The Creation, depicting events in the life of the Biblical prophet Elijah. Mendelssohn’s lyricism and use of orchestral and choral colors clearly reflect his genius as an early Romantic composer. More

The Wild Party

Book by Andrew Lippa. Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March.

MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Note: The performance on Sat., Feb. 27 has been moved from 2 pm to 3 pm. Featuring one of the most exciting, pulse-racing scores ever written, this Roaring Twenties musical inspired by a poem of the same name tells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment shared by lovers Queenie and Burrs. An Off-Broadway gem, this highly-charged and edgy production captures the spirit and sensuality of its tumultuous time! Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, adult language, violence, sexual violence and sexual content. More

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Singers from the Met Opera Rising Stars Concert Series perform live at the Forbes Center!



  • Experience the great classical ballet, Swan Lake, with the Moscow Festival Ballet!