Beth Chandler Cahill, flute, with Paulo Steinberg, piano and Carl Donakowski, cello

Gems in the Repertoire: Celebrating the Ruby Anniversary of 40 Years of Fluting

THU, DEC 8
RECITAL HALL

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Beth Chandler Cahill, flute, with Paulo Steinberg, piano and Carl Donakowski, cello

Gems in the Repertoire: Celebrating the Ruby Anniversary of 40 Years of Fluting

THU, DEC 8
RECITAL HALL


JMU faculty flutist Beth Chandler Cahill enjoys an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player and teacher.This program features a variety of unique and colorful works in the flute and piano repertoire, including Japanese composer Yuko Uebayashi's Le Moment du Cristal (2012), Mexican composer Samuel Zyman's Sonata No. 1 for flute and piano (1997), Telemann's Methodical Sonata in C Minor, TWV 41: c3 for flute and basso continuo (harpsichord and cello), Cameron Wilson's Celtic Partita (1999), and Astor Piazzolla's Invierno Porteno and Primavera Porteno from " Cuartro Estaciones Portenas" in an arrangement for flutre, cello, and piano. She will play this concert with fellow faculty members pianist Paulo Steinberg, and cellist Carl Donakowski. More


Dancescapes

Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

FRI-SUN, DEC 9-11
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Dancescapes

Featuring JMU's Virginia Repertory Dance Company

FRI-SUN, DEC 9-11
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


JMU’s premier dance ensemble will perform work by guest artists from across the country and award-winning dance faculty members. More


Holidayfest: Winter Daydreams

SAT-SUN, DEC 10-11
DEC 10 SOLD OUT
DEC 11 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL

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Holidayfest: Winter Daydreams

SAT-SUN, DEC 10-11
DEC 10 SOLD OUT
DEC 11 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL


Join JMU’s music ensembles for an inspired Christmas collage of holiday works for choirs and orchestra! Get your tickets early to this Forbes Center favorite! More


Forbes International Music Celebration

In partnership with the Harrisonburg International Festival

FREE and open to the public

SAT, JAN 7 @ 2 PM
CONCERT HALL

Forbes Intl Music Slideshow

Forbes International Music Celebration

In partnership with the Harrisonburg International Festival

FREE and open to the public

SAT, JAN 7 @ 2 PM
CONCERT HALL


Arts and cultures from around the world take center stage in this multi-performance celebration in partnership with the Harrisonburg International Festival that features a diverse array of six local performers, including international bands, solo singers and choirs, and instrumentalists. 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


Movie Musical Magic

A Musical Theatre Revue

SAT, JAN 28
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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Movie Musical Magic

A Musical Theatre Revue

SAT, JAN 28
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This effervescent musical theatre revue features JMU musical theatre students performing songs you know and love from your favorite Disney, Pixar, and other classic family movies. This one-hour “Forbes Family Fun” show is perfect for audiences of all ages. A 2 pm Sensory-Friendly Performance is being offered in partnership with JMU’s Office of Disability Services. 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


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


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 also under the direction of Dr. Chuck Dotas. 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


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. 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


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


JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, MAR 25
CONCERT HALL

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JMU George West Jazz Festival

Featuring the JMU Jazz Ensemble

SAT, MAR 25
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. More


Ksenia Nosikova, piano

WED, MAR 29
RECITAL HALL

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Ksenia Nosikova, piano

WED, MAR 29
RECITAL HALL


Ksenia Nosikova plays an extensive repertoire of more than 30 piano concertos with “refined sensibility and pianism” that is “fascinating to watch and hear.” (New York Concert Review) She is a professor and chair of the Piano Area at the University of Iowa. More


New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble and O'Regan's Triptych

FRI-SUN, MAR 31-APR 2
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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New Voices in Dance

Featuring JMU's Contemporary Dance Ensemble and O'Regan's Triptych

FRI-SUN, MAR 31-APR 2
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


This annual concert features dances by selected JMU dance majors, former JMU dance professor Cynthia Thompson, and CVPA Dean Rubén Graciani, who—in collaboration with The Madison Singers, JMU Chorale, a marimba ensemble and JMU dance students—will premiere Triptych, a fast-moving, three-movement work by Grammy-nominated composer Tarik O’Regan (b. 1978). More


JMU Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band

WED, APR 5
CONCERT HALL


The JMU 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. More


L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

By Claudio Monteverdi

WED-THU, APR 12-13
CONCERT HALL

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L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)

Featuring the JMU Opera Theater

By Claudio Monteverdi

WED-THU, APR 12-13
CONCERT HALL


Considered one of the greatest operas of the 17th century, The Coronation of Poppea is Monteverdi’s final masterpiece. Composed in 1642, the Italian opera uses elegantly-crafted music of the Baroque era to paint a portrait of human beings wrestling with the demands of lust, honor, power and rank. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. More


JMU Brass Band

SAT, APR 15
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Brass Band

SAT, APR 15
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


The Wailin' Jennys

TUE, APR 18
APR 18 SOLD OUT
CONCERT HALL

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The Wailin' Jennys

TUE, APR 18
APR 18 SOLD OUT
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


Spring Student Dance Concert

THU-SAT, APR 20-22
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE

Spring Student Dance Concert

Spring Student Dance Concert

THU-SAT, APR 20-22
EARLYNN J. MILLER DANCE THEATRE


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


JMU Jazz Ensemble

TUE, APR 25
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Ensemble

TUE, APR 25
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. More


R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

By Karel Čapek

TUE-SUN, APR 25-30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE

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R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

By Karel Čapek

TUE-SUN, APR 25-30
MAINSTAGE THEATRE


When a scientist gives factory-produced, biological “replicants” the ability to feel pain, everything begins to slip out of the humans’ control. As humans lose the ability to reproduce and the robots become resentful of their position, the survival of humanity and humankind are at stake. R.U.R. gave the world the word “robot” and features students from JMU’s School of Theatre and Dance. More


JMU Jazz Band

WED, APR 26
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Jazz Band

WED, APR 26
CONCERT HALL


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


JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

FRI, APR 28
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Madison Singers and Chorale

FRI, APR 28
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. More


JMU Symphony Honors Concert

SUN, APR 30
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Symphony Honors Concert

SUN, APR 30
CONCERT HALL


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


JMU Percussion Ensemble

MON, MAY 1
CONCERT HALL

JMU Percussion Ensemble

JMU Percussion Ensemble

MON, MAY 1
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


JMU Wind Symphony

WED, MAY 3
CONCERT HALL

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JMU Wind Symphony

WED, MAY 3
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


JMU Symphonic Band and Concert Band

THU, MAY 4
CONCERT HALL


The JMU Symphonic Band is under the direction of Stephen P. Bolstad. The JMU Concert Band is the band program's largest non-auditioned concert ensemble under the direction of Amy Birdsong. 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



HIGHLIGHTS


  • Experience DeLanna Studi's memoir and solo play AND SO WE WALKED: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears.



  • Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine makes it debut at the Forbes Center!



  • 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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