Step Afrika!

FRI, SEP 22
WILSON HALL

Step Afrika

Step Afrika!

FRI, SEP 22
WILSON HALL


This electrifying live show perfect for the entire family features airtight synchronization, exuberant joy and a sense of humor. Step Afrika! is the first professional company in the world dedicated to the tradition of stepping, and has evolved the art form to include styles such as tap, modern and hip-hop. More


JMU Pops! Stories in Song

Featuring the Marching Royal Dukes and other JMU ensembles

SAT, SEP 23
JMU CONVOCATION CENTER

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JMU Pops! Stories in Song

Featuring the Marching Royal Dukes and other JMU ensembles

SAT, SEP 23
JMU CONVOCATION CENTER


This one-of-a-kind musical extravaganza for audiences of all ages showcases some of JMU’s finest music ensembles, including the JMU Chorale, Brass Band and Symphony Orchestra, as well as the Marching Royal Dukes. More


Equus

By Peter Shaffer

TUE-SUN, SEP 26-OCT 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

Equus

Equus

By Peter Shaffer

TUE-SUN, SEP 26-OCT 1
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


What causes people to commit unspeakable acts of violence? This question lies at the heart of Equus, a frank and harrowing coming-of-age story that explores the topics of sexuality and religion in the life of 17-year-old Alan Strang. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Adult content, language and nudity. More


Eric Ruple, piano

TUE, SEP 26
CONCERT HALL

Eric Ruple

Eric Ruple, piano

TUE, SEP 26
CONCERT HALL


JMU faculty pianist Eric Ruple enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. Ruple will perform an evening of music by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy and Vine. More


17th Annual JMU ACDA Choral Fest!

SAT, SEP 30
CONCERT HALL

JMU Choral

17th Annual JMU ACDA Choral Fest!

SAT, SEP 30
CONCERT HALL


Sponsored by the JMU Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, this concert features guest conductor Dr. Daniel Bara, the director of choral activities and professor of music at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia, as well as student conductor Emily Veramessa, a senior vocal music education major at JMU. More


Musica Harmonia

SUN, OCT 1
RECITAL HALL

Musica Harmonia

Musica Harmonia

SUN, OCT 1
RECITAL HALL


This chamber group dedicated to promoting peace and cultural understanding through musical collaboration will perform the title selection from its new album, When the Spirit Sings (2017), featuring the chamber music of Gwyneth Walker, in a program of vibrant and varied works from the folk, classical, jazz and spiritual traditions. More


Kevin McMillan, baritone

Gabriel Dobner, piano

MON, OCT 2
RECITAL HALL

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Kevin McMillan, baritone

Gabriel Dobner, piano

MON, OCT 2
RECITAL HALL


Praised for his “elegant voice” and “singularly remarkable interpretive skills," Grammy Award-winning Kevin McMillian takes the stage with fellow JMU faculty member Gabriel Dobner, who has been referred to as a "master among Lieder pianists." More


Bridge to Terabithia

Book by Katherine Paterson and Stephanie S. Tolan
Music by Steve Liebman

WED-SUN, OCT 4-8
STUDIO THEATRE

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Bridge to Terabithia

Book by Katherine Paterson and Stephanie S. Tolan
Music by Steve Liebman

WED-SUN, OCT 4-8
STUDIO THEATRE


Jesse and his family live in present-day, rural Virginia. He loves to draw and create art, but is stifled by his peers and his home life. However, when his new neighbor Leslie moves next door, he learns the power of friendship and inner strength. Together, they create a new and imaginative world named Terabithia. More


JMU Wind Symphony

WED, OCT 4
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Wind Symphony

WED, OCT 4
CONCERT HALL


The JMU 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


Jazz4Justice

SAT, OCT 7
CONCERT HALL

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Jazz4Justice

SAT, OCT 7
CONCERT HALL


Take a walk down memory lane with hits from the big band swing era. This annual concert featuring Harrisonburg mayor Deanna R. Reed as the special guest conductor is in cooperation with the Jazz4Justice Foundation and the Virginia Law Foundation, and benefits Blue Ridge Legal Services and JMU’s School of Music scholarships. More



HIGHLIGHTS


  • Step Afrika! returns for one night of sensational stepping!



  • The world's beloved Vienna Boys Choir makes its Forbes Center debut!



  • The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will perform traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz, and gospel music!



  • Catalyst Quartet will be "nothing short of fantastic." (Lincoln Journal Star)


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