Opera Spotlight: Musical Gems

WED-THU, FEB 8-9
RECITAL HALL

Opera Spotlight: Musical Gems

Opera Spotlight: Musical Gems

WED-THU, FEB 8-9
RECITAL HALL


Enjoy a memorable evening of scenes, arias and duets from your favorite operas! JMU Opera Theater students will perform songs from operas like Puccini’s La Bohème and Madama Butterfly, Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Verdi’s Rigoletto and La Traviata, and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. More


Both Sides of the River Masterpiece Reception

Curated Talk and Gallery Tour by Director Beth Hinderliter

THU, FEB 9
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL

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Both Sides of the River Masterpiece Reception

Curated Talk and Gallery Tour by Director Beth Hinderliter

THU, FEB 9
DUKE HALL GALLERY - DUKE HALL


This lively cocktail reception is followed by a curated talk and exclusive tour of the Both Sides of the River exhibition by Beth Hinderliter, director of JMU’s Duke Hall Gallery of Fine Art. Bringing together artists from varying backgrounds and diverse perspectives, Both Sides of the River fosters conversations on the relation of art, decolonial ecology and environmental stewardship. Event is 6:30-8 pm and is capped at 50 guests. More


Senior Dance Concert

FRI-SAT, FEB 10-11
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Senior Dance Concert

Senior Dance Concert

FRI-SAT, FEB 10-11
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. More


Join Red Wing Roots Music Festival for a Winter concert featuring full performances by The Steel Wheels and Sierra Hull. More


JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, FEB 14
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Band

TUE, FEB 14
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 VMEA annual convention. The JMU Jazz Band is under the direction of Greg Thomas.  More


Sue Barber, bassoon

Lori Piitz, piano

WED, FEB 15
RECITAL HALL

Sue Barber

Sue Barber, bassoon

Lori Piitz, piano

WED, FEB 15
RECITAL HALL


Bassoonist Sue Barber performs regularly with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Opera on The James, and Opera Roanoke. She has presented master classes and recitals in Asia, Europe, and throughout the United States. Barber has also performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, National Flute Association Conferences, several International Double Reed Society Conventions, and the Virginia Music Educator’s Annual Conference. She currently serves as professor of bassoon at James Madison University. Pianist and JMU faculty member Lori Piitz enjoys an exciting musical life that includes such diverse opportunities as a solo recital at Steinway Hall in New York City, and a four-hand recital at the Kennedy Center.  

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The Games We Play

Written by Abel Haddish
Directed by Diana Afriye-Opoku

THU-TUE, FEB 16-21
STUDIO THEATRE

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The Games We Play

Written by Abel Haddish
Directed by Diana Afriye-Opoku

THU-TUE, FEB 16-21
STUDIO THEATRE


The Games We Play is a world premiere by JMU student, Abel Haddish. First friends, then lovers, then partners, Cooper and Hanna navigate the ups and downs of a life together playing games; games which, in the end, are more than just games. The Games We Play is entirely student produced. Contains partial nudity, adult language. More


JMU Percussion Ensemble

THU, FEB 16
CONCERT HALL

JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

THU, FEB 16
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Percussion Ensemble, directed by Casey Cangelosi, 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. More


Awadagin Pratt

SAT, FEB 18
CONCERT HALL

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Awadagin Pratt

SAT, FEB 18
CONCERT HALL


Piano virtuoso and recording artist Awadagin Pratt has attracted audiences to classical music around the world in his 30-year career that includes three performances at The White House. Pratt will display his “enormous dynamic range… [encompassing] grave quiet to immense thunder” (The Boston Musical Intelligencer) in an exciting program featuring Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B Minor; Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in D Major, Op. 23, No. 4; Chopin’s Nocturne in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1; and more! More


JMU Brass Band

FRI, FEB 24
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

FRI, FEB 24
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. More


JMU Concert Band

MON, FEB 27
CONCERT HALL

Concert Band

JMU Concert Band

MON, FEB 27
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Concert Band is the band program’s largest concert ensemble. With a performance schedule of one to two concerts per semester, the Concert Band performs a wide variety of wind band repertoire. More


Chicago

Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maureen Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson

TUE-SUN, FEB 28-MAR 5
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Chicago

Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Based on the play by Maureen Dallas Watkins
Script adaptation by David Thompson

TUE-SUN, FEB 28-MAR 5
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This “wildly-entertaining” (New York Daily News) musical showstopper features sizzling songs, dazzling dance numbers and a tantalizing tabloid tale! With a sassy score and Fosse-inspired jazz dance style, Chicago won six Tonys, including Best Revival of a Musical. This razzle-dazzle smash hit features students in JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance and School of Music. Contains adult language and sexual content.  More


Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents

Songs We Love

WED, MAR 1
CONCERT HALL

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents

Songs We Love

WED, MAR 1
CONCERT HALL


Today’s hottest rising stars in jazz music perform Songs We Love, a journey through the first 50 years of jazz song under the musical direction of acclaimed trumpeter Riley Mulherkar. In this uplifting concert, vocal virtuosos Vuyo Sotashe, Brianna Thomas and Shenel Johns join an all-star band to sing their way through decades of music, from 1920 to the early 1960s—featuring songs made popular by Ma Railey, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, and more! More


Meeting Mozart

Produced by CDP Theatre Producers (Sydney, Australia)

SUN, MAR 5
CONCERT HALL

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Meeting Mozart

Produced by CDP Theatre Producers (Sydney, Australia)

SUN, MAR 5
CONCERT HALL


Direct from Sydney Opera House, Meeting Mozart follows the journey of the mischievous musical wunderkind, his wife and muse Constanze, and a string quartet to discover some of his best-known and beloved music—from variations on “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” to his large-scale orchestral pieces. CDP Theatre Producers is Australia’s largest producer of high-quality theatre for young audiences. More


JMU Symphonic Band

TUE, MAR 7
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphonic Band

TUE, MAR 7
CONCERT HALL


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


Dublin Irish Dance

Wings: A Celtic Dance Celebration

THU-FRI, MAR 9-10
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Dublin Irish Dance

Wings: A Celtic Dance Celebration

THU-FRI, MAR 9-10
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Direct from Ireland, Dublin Irish Dance is flying high with its brand-new groundbreaking show WINGS: A Celtic Dance Celebration that features dazzling Irish and world champion dancers performing with Ireland’s finest musical and vocal virtuosos. Discover Ireland’s rich heritage in this powerful production featuring original choreography and music, infused with world dance and musical influences. More


Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola

Paulo Steinberg, piano

MON, MAR 20 @ 7 PM
RECITAL HALL

Phoenix-Neal and Steinberg

Diane Phoenix-Neal, viola

Paulo Steinberg, piano

MON, MAR 20 @ 7 PM
RECITAL HALL


JMU Faculty members violist Diane Phoenix-Neal and pianist Paulo Steinberg will perform a stunning program  featuring compositions by Johannes Brahms and American composers Kevin Day and Reena Esmail. Diane Phoenix-Neal enjoys a vibrant teaching and national and international performing career as a collaborative artist and soloist.  Her performances have taken her to concert venues and music festivals throughout the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist across the U.S., Canada, South America, and Europe. 

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Makin' Cake

Written and Performed by Dasha Kelly Hamilton

TUE, MAR 21
CONCERT HALL

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Makin' Cake

Written and Performed by Dasha Kelly Hamilton

TUE, MAR 21
CONCERT HALL


Wisconsin Poet Laureate and Milwaukee’s 2021 Artist of the Year, Dasha Kelly Hamilton is a widely-respected writer, performance artist and creative change agent. In Makin’ Cake, she slices into American history, exploring race, culture and class in a refreshing and fun way. Dessert and dialogue with a cake reception will follow the performance. More


Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the Film by Roger Corman
Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by Misha Rodriguez

FRI-TUE, MAR 24-28
STUDIO THEATRE

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Little Shop of Horrors

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the Film by Roger Corman
Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Directed by Misha Rodriguez

FRI-TUE, MAR 24-28
STUDIO THEATRE


Little Shop of Horrors is a Broadway classic. A meek floral assistant, Seymour, stumbles upon a plant-like alien from outer space. This plant, dubbed Audrey II after Seymour’s co-worker crush, makes promises of wealth and fame in return for one simple thing; BLOOD. Contains adult language, violence and strobe effects.   More


JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, MAR 25
MAR 25 CANCELLED
CONCERT HALL

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JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, MAR 25
MAR 25 CANCELLED
CONCERT HALL


This performance has been cancelled.  All ticket buyers will be refunded to their original method of purchase.

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 VMEA annual convention.

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HIGHLIGHTS


  • March 1 - Enjoy today's hottest rising stars in Jazz at Lincoln Center presents Songs We Love



  • March 21 - Don't Miss Wisconsin Poet Laureate Dasha Kelly Hamilton in Makin' Cake.  



  • March 9 and 10 - Celebrate Irish Dance with WINGS: A Celtic Dance Celebration


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