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  • Feb 9
    Spring 2016 Assessment Day

    Beginning at 8 a.m.
    Various campus locations

    Spring 2016 Assessment Day will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 9. All students that have earned between 45 and 70 credits as of the end of the fall 2015 semester are required to participate.

    Assessments begin promptly at 8 a.m. (Session A), 10:45 a.m. (Session B), and 1:45 p.m. (Session C), so you should arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. You have been assigned to a testing location based on the last three digits of your JMU student ID number. To determine the time and location at which you will be completing your assessments, visit the following: https://www.jmu.edu/assessment/Students/aboutAday.shtml

    IMPORTANT! Use of any electronic device, such as a cell phone, laptop or tablet, is strictly prohibited. Unless you have been otherwise instructed by a proctor, please turn off your electronic devices and place them out of sight for the duration of the testing session. If you use your cell phone, laptop or tablet at any point during the testing session, you will be dismissed and required to attend a make-up session. Any student found to be in possession of content from the assessment session, which is the property of JMU and the Center for Assessment and Research Studies, may be referred to the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices for violations of the code of student conduct.

    If you have additional questions about Assessment Day, please visit the following: https://www.jmu.edu/assessment/Students/aboutAday.shtml or contact assessment@jmu.edu.

  • Feb 9
    Forbes Fat Tuesday: A Mardi Gras Celebration

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    Forbes Fat Tuesday celebrates the music of “The Big Easy” with contemporary and traditional jazz selections performed by JMU’s Jazz Ensemble. Come prepared to don a decorative mask and colorful beads in this fun, festive concert! A Forbes Family Fun event sponsored by Union Bank & Trust.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/09-forbes-fat-tuesday.shtml

  • Feb 11
    Senior Dance Concert

    Four performances:
    Thursday-Saturday, February 11-13 @ 8 pm
    Sunday, February 14 @ 2 pm

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/11-senior-dance-concert.shtml

  • Feb 13
    Cory Band

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    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!

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/13-cory-band.shtml

  • Feb 13
    Valentine's Day Carriage Rides

    Jan. 13-14

    6-9 p.m. Saturday
    1-4 p.m. Sunday
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Create a celebration that goes beyond ordinary to exceptional. In a private luxurious vis-à-vis carriage, riders are drawn by beautiful horses with an experienced coachman.

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call 540-568-3194.

  • Feb 14
    "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program

    3:30 p.m.
    WMRA, 90.7 FM

    Dr. Joanne Gabbin, director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, professor of English and director emeritus of the Honors Program at JMU, is a guest on “Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison.”

    Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison was born Chloe Wofford in 1931. She was 39 when she published her first novel about a black girl’s painful coming of age in a white society. “The Bluest Eye” and many subsequent works have earned Morrison the highest accolades in literature and established her as one of America’s leading fiction writers.

    Nikki Giovanni of Virginia Tech and Joanne Gabbin paid tribute to Morrison with an extravaganza at Virginia Tech that included nationally renowned writers, singers and poets. “With Good Reason” interviewed Morrison and shares highlights from that night of tributes.

  • Feb 16
    Visiting Scholars Program Lecture by Stephen Hartke

    11 a.m.
    Room 142, Music Building

    Stephen Hartke, Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Professor of Composition at Oberlin Conservatory of Music, presents “Music About Music.”

    Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For more information, call 540-568-6472 or visit http://www.jmu.edu/cal.

  • Feb 16
    Virginia Sinfonietta with Guest Composer Stephen Hartke

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

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/16-virginia-sinfonietta.shtml

  • Feb 17
    Visiting Scholars Program Lecture by Shawn Martinbrough

    11 a.m.
    Room 404, Madison Union

    Shawn Martinbrough, illustrator at DC/Marvel/Vertigo Comics, presents “Visual Storytelling.”

    Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For more information, call 540-568-6472 or visit http://www.jmu.edu/cal.

  • Feb 17
    Miniature Landscape Workshop

    Noon-1:30 p.m.
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Pam Shank, owner of Landscapes in Miniature, demonstrates and guides participants through the process of creating a miniature landscape decor piece for patio, home or office. Workshop fee is $35 per person.

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call 540-568-3194.

  • Feb 17
    "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program

    3 p.m.
    WMRA, 90.7 FM

    Dr. Joanne Gabbin, director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center, professor of English and director emeritus of the Honors Program at JMU, is a guest on “Sheer Good Fortune: Celebrating Toni Morrison.”

    Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison was born Chloe Wofford in 1931. She was 39 when she published her first novel about a black girl’s painful coming of age in a white society. “The Bluest Eye” and many subsequent works have earned Morrison the highest accolades in literature and established her as one of America’s leading fiction writers.

    Nikki Giovanni of Virginia Tech and Joanne Gabbin paid tribute to Morrison with an extravaganza at Virginia Tech that included nationally renowned writers, singers and poets. “With Good Reason” interviewed Morrison and shares highlights from that night of tributes.

  • Feb 21
    Selections from Mendelssohn's Elijah

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/21-elijah.shtml

  • Feb 22
    Mark Strandquist's Windows from Prison Exhibition

    NEW IMAGE GALLERY

    Mark Strandquist is an artist, activist and educator who uses art as a vehicle for connecting diverse communities to build empathy and support for social justice movements. This exhibition highlights his Windows from Prison project, which involves images produced for prisoners by students, former prisoners, artists and activists, to spark dialogue and action around criminal justice issues.

    For further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/22-mark-strandquist.shtml

  • Feb 22
    JMU Percussion Ensemble

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Casey Cangelosi and Dr. Michael Overman, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/22-percussion-ensemble.shtml

  • Feb 23
    Frances Litten Botanical Lecture

    7-8:30 p.m.
    Ballroom A, Festival Conference and Student Center

    Claudia West, co-author with Thomas Rainer of “Planting in a Post-Wild World,” presents the 10th annual lecture.

    Admission to the presentation is free and no reservation is needed. Sponsored by the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum.

    For more information, check the arboretum’s website at http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum.

  • Feb 23
    The Wild Party - A Roaring Twenties Musical

    Seven performances: Tuesday-Friday, February 23-26 @ 8 pm
    Saturday, February 27 @ 2 pm and 8 pm
    Sunday, February 28 @ 2 pm

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/23-wild-party.shtml

  • Feb 25
    Opera Gala

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    This exquisite evening features a cocktail dinner reception, a pre-performance dialogue about the Metropolitan Opera, and the 8 pm performance by Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/25-opera-gala.shtml

  • Feb 25
    Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    Experience this once-in-a-lifetime evening with a performance by the Met Opera stars of the future! For more than 125 years, the Metropolitan Opera has been the artistic home of the greatest singers in the world. This concert features four singers performing popular arias, duets and ensembles by opera’s greatest composers.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/25-met-opera-rising-stars.shtml

  • Feb 26
    JMU Brass Band

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    The JMU Brass Band is the university's premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/26-brass-band.shtml

  • Feb 28
    "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program

    3:30 p.m.
    WMRA, 90.7 FM

    Dr. Ken Rutherford, director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery and professor of political science at JMU, presents on “Pathways for Peace.” Many displaced Iraqis returning to their homes are finding landmines and booby traps left for them by ISIS fighters. One woman opened her refrigerator and found a landmine on her vegetable shelf. Rutherford, who co-founded the Landmine Survivors Network, says this is the first time in the world’s history that roadside bombs target civilians.

  • Feb 29
    Maria Magdelena Compos-Pons - Photography/Mixed Media Exhibition

    DUKE HALL GALLERY

    Encore Artist

    With a diverse oeuvre ranging from painting to mixed-media installations to performance, video and photography, Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons is recognized as one of the most important artists to emerge from post-revolutionary Cuba.

    For further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/29-compos-pons.shtml

  • Mar 1
    Visiting Scholars Program Lecture by Jen Bervin

    7 p.m.
    Duke Hall Gallery

    Jen Bervin, poet, fiber artist and Fitt Artist in Residence at Brown University, presents “The Union of Text and Textiles: Layering Research, Collaboration and Art.”

    Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For more information, call 540-568-6472 or visit http://www.jmu.edu/cal.

  • Mar 1
    JMU Symphonic Band

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    The Symphonic Band is under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/03/01-symphonic-band.shtml

  • Mar 2
    "With Good Reason" Public Radio Program

    3 p.m.
    WMRA, 90.7 FM

    Dr. Ken Rutherford, director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery and professor of political science at JMU, presents on “Pathways for Peace.” Many displaced Iraqis returning to their homes are finding landmines and booby traps left for them by ISIS fighters. One woman opened her refrigerator and found a landmine on her vegetable shelf. Rutherford, who co-founded the Landmine Survivors Network, says this is the first time in the world’s history that roadside bombs target civilians.

  • Mar 14
    James Madison: Madison Institutes Collaborative Exhibit

    LISANBY MUSEUM

    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.

    For further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/03/14-james-madison.shtml

  • Mar 14
    Moscow Festival Ballet - Swan Lake

    Two performances: Monday-Tuesday, March 14-15 @ 8 pm

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    MAINSTAGE THEATRE

    Experience one of the greatest classical ballets of all time: Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Featuring a company of 50 leading dancers from across Russia, exquisite sets and resplendent costumes, this event is a must-see this season!

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/03/14-moscow-festival-ballet.shtml

  • Mar 15
    Casey Cangelosi, percussion

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    RECITAL HALL

    Nicknamed “The Paganini of Percussion” among his peers and “a marimbist of magisterial power and insight” by the Classical Marimba league, Casey Cangelosi is a composer, educator and award-winning percussionist. He has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious percussion festivals, and is the new director of percussion at James Madison University.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/03/15-casey-cangelosi.shtml

  • Mar 16
    Visiting Scholars Program Lecture by Steve James

    4 p.m.
    Room 2105, Harrison Hall

    Filmmaker Steve James presents “Journeys of Discovery: A Documentary Filmmaker’s Pursuit.” Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For more information, call 540-568-6472 or visit http://www.jmu.edu/cal.

  • Mar 17
    St. Patrick's Day Highland Strains

    5:30-6:15 p.m.
    Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Dress for the forecast and bring lawn chairs or a blanket and a carry-on, nonalcoholic picnic dinner for a free public live performance of Highland Celtic music performed by JMU music students.

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call 540-568-3194.

  • Mar 17
    Danú - A St. Patrick's Day Celebration

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    One of the leading ensembles of traditional music in Ireland, Danú returns to the Forbes Center for a high-energy St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring a mix of ancient Irish music and fresh, new songs. JMU’s Madison Singers will sing a few select numbers with Danú in this concert.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/03/17-danu.shtml

  • Mar 18
    Wonderwater Workshop

    Noon-1 p.m.
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    Take a peek into the microscopic world of aquatic bacteria. Be a child scientist for the day with Dr. Morgan Steffen, assistant professor of biology at JMU, and collect and then examine water samples from the arboretum pond and stream. A parent or caregiver is welcome to attend with their child.

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call 540-568-3194. Free.

  • Mar 22
    Visiting Scholars Program Lecture by Packianathan Chelladurai

    6:30 p.m.
    Room 2301, Health and Human Services Building

    Packianathan Chelladurai, Distinguished Professor of Sports Medicine at Troy University, presents “National Models of Pursuit of Excellence in Sport.”

    Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For more information, call 540-568-6472 or visit http://www.jmu.edu/cal.

  • Mar 23
    Birding Workshop

    Noon-1 p.m.
    Frances Plecker Education Center, Edith J. Carrier Arboretum

    In partnership with the Rockingham Bird Club, an avifauna notable and photographer of Blue Ridge and Shenandoah Valley avian species Diane Lepkowski, lectures on songbirds to raptors.

    For information, check http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum or call 540-568-3194.

  • Mar 23
    Sing Out: An A Cappella Celebration

    Two performances: Wednesday-Thursday, March 23-24 @ 8 pm

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    This upbeat, annual concert features JMU’s amazing a cappella groups and a cappella groups from Harrisonburg High School and Rockingham County Public Schools. A Forbes Family Fun event sponsored by Union Bank & Trust.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/03/23-sing-out.shtml

  • Mar 28
    Visiting Scholars Program Lecture by Ami Radunskaya

    6 p.m.
    Room 1261, Harrison Hall

    Ami Radunskaya, professor of mathematics at Pomona College, presents “Using Mathematics and the Immune System to Fight Cancer.”

    Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For more information, call 540-568-6472 or visit http://www.jmu.edu/cal.

  • Mar 30
    JMU Brass Band

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    The JMU Brass Band is the university's premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/03/30-brass-band.shtml

  • Mar 31
    Theatergroep Kwatta's Love That Dog

    Two performances: 10 am and 6:30 pm

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    Based in the Netherlands, the award-winning Theatergroep Kwatta is recognized for its lighthearted and inspirational productions, including Love That Dog. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack’s point of view, Love That Dog is brought to vivid life in a performance that uses visual effects, music and puppetry to show how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and above all, a dog.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/03/31-love-that-dog.shtml

  • Mar 31
    New Voices in Dance featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble

    Four performances:
    Thursday-Sunday, March 31-April 2 @ 8 pm
    Sunday, April 3 @ 2 pm

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    MAINSTAGE THEATRE

    Experience the explosiveness and creativity of the next generation of choreographers in this concert featuring works by selected JMU dance majors. The performance will also include work by guest choreographer Maurice Fraga, artistic director of Ekilibre Dance Company, as well as premieres by faculty artist Suzanne Miller-Corso and new JMU faculty member Julio Agustin.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/03/31-new-voices-in-dance.shtml

  • Apr 2
    JMU George West Jazz Festival

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    This concert features the JMU Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Chuck Dotas.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/02-jmu-george-west-jazz-festival.shtml

  • Apr 6
    JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, are committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/06-wind-symphony-symphonic-band.shtml

  • Apr 8
    Visiting Scholars Program Lecture by John King

    10 a.m.
    Room 31, Burruss Hall

    John King, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus and Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English and Religious Studies at Ohio State University, presents “Queen Elizabeth I and the Cult of the Virgin Queen.”

    Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters. For more information, call 540-568-6472 or visit http://www.jmu.edu/cal.

  • Apr 8
    Chick Corea and Bela Fleck

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    Jazz piano icon Chick Corea and unparalleled banjoist Béla Fleck, with a combined 37 Grammy Awards and 93 Grammy nominations, will share classic tunes and the music from their Grammy-winning album, The Enchantment. This casual, intimate evening will bring together two legends from different musical worlds for “one masterly, magical concert.” (Daytona Beach News-Journal)

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/08-chick-corea-and-bela-fleck.shtml

  • Apr 11
    JMU Percussion Ensemble

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Casey Cangelosi and Dr. Michael Overman, consists of nearly 30 students and has performed throughout the East Coast, including concerts at the Virginia Music Educators Association Convention and Virginia Days of Percussion.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/11-percussion-ensemble.shtml

  • Apr 14
    The Merry Widow featuring the JMU Opera Theater

    Two performances: Thursday-Friday, April 14-15 @ 8 pm

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    By Franz Lehár

    Who wants to marry a millionaire? Every man in Pontevedro when “The Merry Widow” is in town. Replete with beguiling Viennese waltzes, toe-tapping marches, and even the can-can, this uproarious jewel-of-an-operetta highlights the magic of turn-of-the-century Paris in a charming story where true love triumphs in the end.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/14-merry-widow.shtml

  • Apr 17
    JMU Symphony Honors Concert

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    Experience the JMU Symphony Orchestra as they accompany the winners of the prestigious School of Music Concerto Competition.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/17-jmu-symphony-honors-concert.shtml

  • Apr 20
    Spring Student Dance Concert

    Four performances: Wednesday-Saturday, April 20-23 @ 8 pm

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

    This exciting concert features talented young dancers and choreographers from JMU’s Dance program.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/20-spring-student-dance-concert.shtml

  • Apr 20
    Time for Three

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    With an uncommon mix of virtuosity and showmanship, Time for Three performs music from Bach to Brahms and beyond, playing world premieres, original compositions and their own arrangements, plus ingenious mash-ups of hits by the Beatles, Kanye West, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and more.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/20-time-for-three.shtml

  • Apr 21
    JMU Brass Band

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    The JMU Brass Band is the university's premier brass ensemble. Directed by professor of music Kevin Stees, it is one of only a few collegiate brass bands in the United States.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/02/26-brass-band.shtml

  • Apr 22
    JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/22-madison-singers-chorale.shtml

  • Apr 24
    JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    The Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band, under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad, are committed to performing the great works of the wind band’s core repertoire while also exploring the best of contemporary composition.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/24-wind-symphony-symphonic-band.shtml

  • Apr 26
    JMU Jazz Ensemble

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    Under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas, the JMU Jazz Ensemble was founded in 1971 and is the premier jazz group in the School of Music at JMU. The ensemble has 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.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/26-jazz-ensemble.shtml

  • Apr 26
    Pretty Theft by Adam Symkowicz

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    MAINSTAGE THEATRE

    After losing her father, Allegra falls under the wing of bad girl Suzy, only to find an unexpected friendship with Joe, an autistic savant. When life takes a violent turn, Allegra and Suzy escape cross-country and befriend Marco, a mysterious thief who claims he cannot be caught. Features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. Adult language and sexual content.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/26-pretty-theft.shtml

  • Apr 27
    JMU Jazz Band

    FORBES CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

    CONCERT HALL

    The JMU Jazz Band was founded in 1971 and is under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas.

    For tickets and further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/04/27-jazz-band.shtml

  • May 2
    James Crable - Photography Exhibition

    DUKE HALL GALLERY

    James Crable, emeritus professor of art and art history at JMU, is a photographic artist living in Harrisonburg, Virginia. His patterned yet geometrically diverse artwork, which generally includes features such as doorways, sidewalks, walls and stairways, has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad.

    For further information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/forbescenter/events/2016/05/02-james-crable.shtml

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