Mountain Stage

Hosted by Kathy Mattea
Featuring Karan Casey Trio, The Heavy Heavy, and Singer-Songwriters Joy Oladokun and Michaela Anne

A Fundraising Event for WMRA Radio

SUN, SEP 18
CONCERT HALL

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Mountain Stage

Hosted by Kathy Mattea
Featuring Karan Casey Trio, The Heavy Heavy, and Singer-Songwriters Joy Oladokun and Michaela Anne

A Fundraising Event for WMRA Radio

SUN, SEP 18
CONCERT HALL


For more than 40 years, Mountain Stage has been the home of live music on public radio. Recorded in front of a live audience, this event features four world-renowned headliners (and more guests TBA) including Ireland’s folk and traditional music legend Karan Casey, the U.K.-based retro-inspired rock band The Heavy Heavy, Nashville-based Nigerian American singer-songwriter Joy Oladokun, and Nashville singer-songwriter Michaela Anne. More


Whose Live Anyway?

FRI, SEP 30
WILSON HALL

Whose Live

Whose Live Anyway?

FRI, SEP 30
WILSON HALL


The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour Whose Live Anyway? The show is 90 minutes of hilarious improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions, featuring Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray. More


Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world’s foremost string quartets, and for 40 years, the leading proponent of Latin American music for the genre. Mexico: A Musical Journey will explore the thematic intersections between music and art in Mexican history from the Aztecs to the modern day. This package offer includes a ticket to Cuarteto Latinoamericano plus a curated talk about the magnificent Mexican art housed in JMU’s Madison Art Collection by director Ginny Soenksen with a Q&A and pre-concert reception. More


Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Mexico: A Musical Journey

SAT, OCT 8
CONCERT HALL

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Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Mexico: A Musical Journey

SAT, OCT 8
CONCERT HALL


With “vital, fresh, imaginative music and sensitive, brilliant performances,” (The Washington Post) Cuarteto Latinoamericano is one of the world’s foremost string quartets, and for 40 years, the leading proponent of Latin American music for the genre. Mexico: A Musical Journey will explore the thematic intersections between music and art in Mexican history from the Aztecs to the modern day, with pieces by composers like Chávez, Ponce and Revueltas. More


Septura Brass Septet

WED, OCT 26
CONCERT HALL

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Septura Brass Septet

WED, OCT 26
CONCERT HALL


Featuring seven of London’s leading players, Septura is “brass playing at its most exalted,” (Fanfare) captivating audiences with its transformative repertoire and sound that is “irresistible.” (The Observer) This rousing concert features the work of four early 20th-century composers—Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Edward Elgar and Gerald Finzi—who helped to define American and British music. More


Tenebrae

THU, NOV 10
CONCERT HALL

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Tenebrae

THU, NOV 10
CONCERT HALL


Based in England, Tenebrae is hailed as “one of the best choirs in the world.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Medieval chant and Renaissance works are interspersed with contemporary compositions to create an ethereal atmosphere of spiritual and musical reflection. More


Soweto Gospel Choir

HOPE - It's Been a Long Time Coming

SAT, DEC 3
CONCERT HALL

Soweto Gospel Choir

Soweto Gospel Choir

HOPE - It's Been a Long Time Coming

SAT, DEC 3
CONCERT HALL


Vibrant and inspirational, the three-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa returns to the Forbes Center to sing, dance and drum in this tour-de-force performance! In this concert of hope and joy featuring music of South Africa’s Freedom Movement and the American Civil Rights Movement, the Soweto Gospel Choir will perform African gospel, spirituals and freedom songs by artists and activists including Aretha Franklin, Mahlia Jackson, Harry Belafonte, and more. More


AND SO WE WALKED: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears

Written & Performed by DeLanna Studi

FRI-SAT, JAN 20-21
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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AND SO WE WALKED: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears

Written & Performed by DeLanna Studi

FRI-SAT, JAN 20-21
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


Cherokee actor and activist DeLanna Studi embarked on a six-week, 900-mile journey with her father along the Trail of Tears to retrace the path her great-great-grandparents took during the forced relocation of 17,000 Cherokee from their homelands in the 1830s. The result: her memoir and critically-acclaimed solo play AND SO WE WALKED. More


Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine

Theodore Kuchar, Principal Conductor

Featuring piano soloist Stanislav Khristenko and violin soloist Vladyslava Luchenko

FRI, FEB 3
CONCERT HALL

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Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine

Theodore Kuchar, Principal Conductor

Featuring piano soloist Stanislav Khristenko and violin soloist Vladyslava Luchenko

FRI, FEB 3
CONCERT HALL


Founded in 1902, the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine is one of that nation’s largest and most internationally-known ensembles. This epic concert includes Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26 featuring Ukrainian violin soloist Vladyslava Luchenko; Beethoven’s “Emperor” Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op. 73 featuring Ukrainian American piano soloist Stanislav Khristenko; and Dvořák’s “From the New World” Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op. 95. 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


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


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


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


The Wailin' Jennys

TUE, APR 18
CONCERT HALL

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The Wailin' Jennys

TUE, APR 18
CONCERT HALL


The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse,—three female songbirds who thrill audiences with their otherworldly harmonies, sophisticated arrangements, breathtaking songs, and witty stage banter. Their music is a perfect blend of Americana, alt-country, pop, rock, and traditional folk “guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.” (HuffPost) More


Doktor Kaboom

Look Out! Science Is Coming!

WED, MAY 10
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Doktor Kaboom

Look Out! Science Is Coming!

WED, MAY 10
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


JoWell-known comedian, actor, and mad scientist David Epley is his klutzy yet loveable alter ego Doktor Kaboom—with spiky hair, goofy goggles, and an extravagant German accent—in this riotous romp through an explosive lineup of science experiments that will make you erupt with laughter and bubble over with curiosity. Grab your safety goggles and lab coat for this interactive, family-friendly show. More



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